Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good times in England...

Leadership Training in Leeds:
"Things in England are going really well, and Leadership training was really good. The first day we talked about who the perfect leader is, and was, which is obviously Christ. Then we talked about the leadership skills he had, and then we talked about how we need to apply them into our lives as missionaries, and as leaders of the mission. It was really great, and then we went through the fundamentals of preach my gospel, and as we start applying these principles it is going to be really great to see how missionary work improves. I have also wondered how it is going to change in 2012. I have often wondered if people are going to be softened or worried about the world ending, and if baptisms are going to take off, it will be interesting."

"After Leadership training, we went out knocking in the Leeds 1 area, my first area. I was with this missionary named Elder Balls. He is really great, and likes the Yankees, so it was fun. Anyways, he stopped this guy on a bike, and guess who it ended up being???....... John Carson! The person that I got baptize. I was like hey, how ya doing, and we talked for a while and it was really fun to talk to him. He said that he is still going to church, and he has been to the temple and really loves it, and so now he is doing family history, so he can take names with him to the temple. Then he was also telling me how he is starting to take piano lessons so he can play the piano better, so we will see how things work out."
"Then, we were were walking down the street, and ran into this girl who fed us all the time. She started to scream when she saw me, and was like I cried for a week when both you and Elder Remington left. Then she let me talk to her brother, who is a chav, and is investigating the church still and it was fun."

Being Bold:
"We went and visited this less active who hadn't been to church in like 6 months. She said she didn't feel ready to go, and that the time isn't right, but she wants to come back. We told her that there is no better time to come back, and that the longer she waits, the harder it will be for her to come back. We were both pretty bold with her, and she ended up coming on Sunday, and had a good time. It was so neat because the spirit was so strong. It was amazing how I just kept saying things that I don't think I would have normally said as a normal person, but as a missionary it is weird how different it is, and I notice how important different things are. It has been really neat and I just love that feeling, and it makes me feel like, yeah, this is why I am here, and it is just a great feeling to have. I love being bold with people."

Classic Brady:
"Our ward had a talent show and it was so much fun. For our talent, me and Elder Reidhead, well I played songs on the mobile. Afterwards, the judges were like, well... I don't think it is going to get you in any doors, but if our pianist is ever gone, we know where we can turn to. Our bishop was laughing and said it was awful. Then we were in a skit where the guy makes fun of Americans. It was great and they laughed. I played on the mobile, Come Thou Font, Called to Serve, Bring the World His Truth, Joseph Smith's First Prayer, and Mario. It was grand, and if only I could play the piano like the mobile!"
"I did all the crosswords and word searches. I know you said to share with Elder Reidhead, but I just had to do them all, and I kept them for myself, because I love them so much."
"Thanks for the package! I also loved the paddle ball! We are going to try making cookies, and hopefully they will turn out. I got it while I was in Leeds, and it is amazing how everyone wants to be your best friend when you have candy."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

150 Days Served!!

"So last night I found out that I will be staying in Grimsby 1, and that I will be staying with Elder Reidhead. I cannot believe how fast this transfer has gone by. But I am really surprised that I am staying another one. Another thing that I am excited about is our whole district is staying. I am so happy because the district I am in right now is so great, and I enjoy it so much. "

"This last week in England has been getting colder and colder. I even broke down and bought a v-neck sweater. It keeps me warmer, but I cannot believe that this is what it has come to. I guess that is what happens when it starts to get cold."

"Conference was really good, and it was really weird how it all worked. So for the Saturday morning session, we watched it at the church at like 5. It was really sad because at our church there were 6 elders, and 3 members of the church, which is even more sad because there are 3 wards that it included, and then there was 1 investigator. To make things even more sad about conference, a guy came down from Louth which was like an hour away from where our chapel is. Then Sunday morning at 10 we watched the priesthood session, and it was once again amazing. Then at 1 we watched the Saturday afternoon session, and this time there were like 40-50 members there so I guess it is still better, but not very good when it includes 3 different wards. Then at 5 we watched the Sunday morning session of conference. In between the 1 and 5 conference we went and did some knocking to try to find some people to come to conference. We didn't get to watch the Sunday afternoon session. I was gutted because Elder Bednar, Elder Perry, and Elder Ballard spoke and they are my favorite to listen to, as well as Elder Holland, but the rest of conference was still really good, and I can't wait to read from the ensign and read their talks."
"During Priesthood session, Elder Nelson asked all the missionaries from the world to stand up, and so me and another elder, Elder Ferona, like jumped up, and then Elder Reidhead kind of did, but I was like yeah, Elder Nelson wanted me to stand up, of course of course I am going to jump right up."
"This picture is of the Grimsby district. We decided it would be fun to get matching ties for conference and to wear them. It was my idea and it worked out great, and everyone was asking what's up with the ties elders?"

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