This Elder is staying another 6 weeks in Brandon and is staying with his companion. He is loving it and happy to be staying. We love him, we miss him but we are oh, so proud of him! Enjoy!!
Elder May – Week 80
1) I just want you both to leave so I can read the Book of Mormon.
2) Service, Service, Service!
3) Teaching Primary was a ton of fun
4) Come back Thursday!
5) Y’all can come back anytime, you are truly a blessing to come to our house
Hello from Florida everybody! Funny thing, my companion, Elder Stockham, has it hit him every once in a while that he’s not in Utah anymore and just says, “Wow Elder, we’re in Florida. Isn’t that crazy? We are in Florida.” It’s pretty funny to listen too because he’s still somewhat new. We had a great week here in the Providence area. There were a lot really cool things that happened and that is what the verses are for.
First off, we met a really cool guy. Elder Stockham and another missionary met him while on an exchange and we just decided to go by one day. He was just loving everything we said. We taught him about the organization of Christ’s Church, we taught him about the priesthood, he asked us how to tell a true prophet from a false one, we told him that there was a man like himself that wanted to know what church is true. He prayed to God and got his answer from the source of all truth. He told us he got the chills and wanted to know if it is true. Then asked us to leave so he can read and learn if the Book of Mormon is true.
Second, we had a ton of service that we were asked to help with. From ripping out corn plants, to cleaning out sheds, to working at a food bank, to cleaning get up a huge downed tree branch. It was a lot of fun but I am pooped haha!
We were also asked to teach primary on Sunday and that was really good. The whole time we were teaching they were really calmed down. A ton of participation and a lot of answers that were on point. We taught them how they can be missionaries now by inviting their friends to church or their upcoming Baptisms and we also taught them the golden phrase that every member of the church should know, coined by President Russell M. Nelson, “Lets ask the missionaries. They can help you.” If your friends ever have a question on something about the church, or a doctrine, etc. they can ask the missionaries. If we don’t know, we know someone who does know or we can Study it and find out.
Really cool thing that happened yesterday is that everybody who we met with set a return appointment for Thursday afternoon. We have an appointment for 12, 1 and 1:30 on Thursday. It is crazy sauce!
Finally, we met with a really cool family that has some members and some not. They made us dinner and we had a great visit overall. We talked about a couple of concerns that they have and also answered some questions. Then we were able to talk more with them and after the closing prayer one of the nonmembers told us that we are gigantic blessing us coming by and bringing them the gospel and just fellowship being with them. He was really excited for us to come by the next time and is excited to learn and inevitably be baptized.
This is been a fun week with a lot of ups and downs but we are excited for the different people that we’ve been able to me. I took quite a few pictures this week and I’ll attach them in the email as well such as shaving my head and other things. I love you all and will talk to you next week! Thank you for the prayers and support.
Love you all! Elder May
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