My week has been pretty good, nothing really that big has happened. Oh wait!
Yeah it has! We are teaching two new people here in the Cornish area! Wooh!
It's great! How has your week been? Anything awesome? The two people we are
teaching invited us in and fed us and everything. They talked with sister
missionaries in Sweden! They are awesome! That was awesome! So cool! Hope
everyone is doing well!
Hey everyone! How was your week? Been awesome? Anything super cool? We had a
thunderstorm here last night. That was awesome! Haven't seen one for a very
long time. First one since I've been in New England! Pretty crazy. Lightning
all over the place. It was so cool. My new companion is Elder Reed, another
Idahoan. Seems I'm getting a lot of these Elders. Anyways, this week was a
pretty normal week for me. Knocking doors and working. So that was good. Any
new things happening? I haven't got much to say this week, just wanting
to testify of this quote from President Uchtdorf. "Our destiny is not
determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we
rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward." I know this is true. Courage
and strength comes from being able to move forward no matter what. In
one of the Rocky movies he says it pretty well. Can't remember the
exact quote, but, something along the lines of, "It's not about how hard
you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving
forward". It's amazing and I know that by using the atonement in our lives
it truly allows us to move forward. Not matter what trials come our
way, we pick up and move forward. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Well, this week was fun! How was yours? Mines been hot and humid! I had
exchanges, worked for a couple days with another elder, and some service
other the weekend. Pretty awesome. Had some members have us over for dinner,
and we had 'beef' stew. Only in New England would they have stew/soup in the
summer. So, once we had finished eating, Brother Thibodeau, asked us to guess
what we had eaten, so I guessed Beef and so did my companion. Then he asked
us, "you ready for this?" Then he paused as we waited, " that was bear." We
flipped. That was way cool! Bear tastes pretty good! Then on Saturday we went
to a ward service project in which we cut up this giant maple tree. So,
we decided to maneuver some of them so the chainsaw could cut them so
we didn't have too. So took a couple of us to lean a few of them where
we needed them. Needless to say, I gained a nickname of the Ogre as
a description for me because I was lifting some of them. Anyways I thought
it would make a funny title to the email! So there you go! Those were the
highlights of my week! How was yours? Enjoying the summer while it lasts?
Hope everyone is doing okay! I know the church is true. Have an amazing week
everyone! Elder Adams
How is everyone this week? Basically had the same week as last week, but we
were able to work a little more. So, I don't really have much to say this
However, I would like to bear my testimony on an article from the
July 2015 ensign, "filled with life and energy" it is all about early
to bed and early to rise! I bear my witness that this principle is true! I
have seen that over the course of my mission! Going to bed by 10:30 and being
up by 6:30 has worked miracles! I'm more awake and alert and more open to the
spirit and revelation than I ever have been. It is definitely hard at first,
but it is worth it!
Yup, that's right. I ended up in the Hospital yet again with my
companion. This time my companion flew over his handles on his bike and
crash landed onto the pavement breaking bones in both of his elbows and
his left wrist. Oh joy. So basically I've been in the apartment
since Wednesday. Just had the cast put onto his left arm, which is
worse than his right, so now we can actually work a little bit this
Tuesday however was awesome! We had a great Zone
Conference! Learned a ton from trainings by not only the Mission President,
but also several in the Mission Presidency and others that had been assigned
to speak. The spirit that is felt in the chapel with 50 plus missionaries
is always reinvigorating and refreshing.
Anyways, we're nearly back into
the season of splitting wood. Meaning that summer is just about over and it
is going to get cold again. Great. I was kind of excited for it though. Here
comes the winter! I really am just excited for the splitting. Makes you feel
quite manly when you swing an axe into a chunk of wood! Anyways, that's all I
have this week! The church is true everyone! Nothing can stop God's
work from progressing!
Hey hey everyone! How are you? Anything new going on? How was Father's Day for
everyone? Anything big and exciting coming up this week? Anything that is
worth sharing? My week has been good. Spent a lot of time looking for less
active members this week. We were able to tie up some loose ends. So that
One really cool thing that happened this week for me, As my
companion and I were walking down a street in the woods off the main road one
day, I heard something rustle in the trees. And honestly that could mean
anything from a chipmunk to an elephant. You can hide anything up here in the
woods. You can't see more than five feet into them! Anyways, I didn't think
anything of it so I keep walking. Seconds later, a deer bursts out of the
tree line! It doesn't even look at us just bounces across the road into the
other trees! It was like ten feet away from me! That was ridiculous! I've
never been that close to one, alive that is. So that was cool! Other
than that my week was just really fast!
I have marveled at the beauty of
nature a lot this week. My companion and I were giving service at an elderly
lady's house and I stopped a lot to take a picture of just random things,
anything that caught my eye, from a giant tree to a tiny leaf. It is just so
amazing the variety of God's creations! I know they were made by a loving
God. He cares for each and every piece of the universe. That includes us.
I testify that our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, love us more
than any of us can comprehend. Man is nothing compared to God, yet we are
everything to him. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.