Showing posts from December, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

Hey everyone! Merry Christmas to you all! I apologize for the lateness of the email, you know Christmas, it always ends up being pretty busy for some reason...😉 Not much to report, other than the fact that I am such a lucky man! I get to be a missionary in Tempe, Arizona, where it is 65 degrees on Christmas Day! How awesome is that?!? 😎 I also have the most awesome and amazing family ever. For those who don’t know, on Christmas and Mother’s Day we get to Skype our families and talk face-to-face, rather than the usual e-mail! It was so much fun, I love my family with all of my heart, and seeing their smiling faces was the greatest. 

With not much time tonight, I just want to share that I know that Christ is the reason for the Season! I love him and I love each of you! I know that today we celebrate His birth, and that because of Him, we don’t have to face our challenges alone. We have His love to uplift us and strengthen us so that we can do the same for others! I love the Christmas s…

'tis the Season

Hey everyone! 
This is going to be a short one, but there is one main experience that I want to share with each of you. 
As you know, we are working with Adrian, who has been making tons of progress recently. You will be pleased to hear that he is still doing fantastic. We had originally planned on having his baptism on January 13th, but he is so pumped about all of this that he wants to do it on the 30th of this month! Talk about awesome! He has been super excited and happy about making this choice to follow Jesus Christ! He has such high faith and is so excited to continue to make changes to follow Christ. 
Probably the coolest part of everything has been that this will be his first Christmas believing in Jesus Christ. He told us yesterday that he had no idea how to even celebrate it! It was a really humbling experience for me to think about that. We basically explained how the whole Christmas thing works, and he has nobody to celebrate it with, so we are making some pretty cool plans …

Stand As a Witness

Hey everyone!!! Man, life is good, am I right? The Christmas season is here are we are having so many good things happen in the world. People are feeling the love!! The Christmas spirit I should say. Anyways, this week was different but awesome. We had lots of good things happen in the mission!! A few people from the mission headquarters in Salt Lake came down to the mission for three days to train us on what we could do better as missionaries!! It was legit! The best part was, each of those three days, someone came out with us to do missionary stuff to help us apply what we had been learning. It was a good time. 
Day 2 was probably the most impactful for me. It was entirely centered on using the scriptures more in your teaching, using them as the foundation of a lesson rather than the “ornaments” as they described it. It was awesome. That night we had a dinner with a member named Jonathan. He is a great guy, he served a mission as well, and he is probably one of the nicest people I ha…