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01/29/2018

Hey friends. It’s been the busiest week ever. We hopped on over to Athens and we really didn’t know what to expect, but I’m here now. For general information, my new address is: apartment D304 2035 Timothy Rd, Athens, GA 30606. I’ll tell you what had been going on. Our top investigator is a lady named Erica Davenport. We met her the first day we went tracting, and she says she wants to be baptized. Her whole family are recent converts, so that’s hopeful. She didn’t come to church on Sunday, so we’ll see what’s up. Tracting Sunday was pretty cool. We had the genius idea to move dinner to 8 so we could find people from 2-8. It was a good decision if we discounted our natural man weaknesses. It turns out that’s a long time tracting, and it was raining all day, and we were getting kind of sick of it, but I kid you not, the last house we knocked on let us in. He was not that crazy tbh, there wasn’t any angels or nothin, but it was pretty dope. So I want to tell y’all a little about Athens. It…

01/22/2018

Bueno family, how is it going? I’m excited to email you all today! So transfers happened, and I’m going to ATHENS! Athens second ward outer to be exact. Me and my new companion Elder Perrett are whitewashing as well, which should be weird. If my current mission pattern holds this could be my last area... I’m going to miss canton. We’re working with some truly amazing people. I found out the actual name of our investigator finally though, it’s not brittamy and mercy it’s Pretty me and Mercy. They’re still super solid, they’re on date for this Saturday so I won’t be around to see it, but I’m pretty sure they’re gonna make it. Pray for Elder Baird, so that he makes it happen bby. Im really excited for them all.  We had a few pretty cool experiences. For example, it snowed here Tuesday night, and the snow was gone Wednesday at noon, and we couldn’t use our cars until Friday. They even cancelled the double mission conference we were having. It kind of sucked, but that’s life.  That wasn’t…

01/15/2018

Hey family, how’s it hanging? Any exciting news? Things have been good to me here, I think I have a few things to email about. First though, our TOP INVESTIGATOR is Mercy and her daughter Brittamy. I thought it was Brittany for the longest time, but it’s Brittamy. Elder hart is my love and I want to be eternal companions with himThey’re doing really well, they have come to church twice now, and they are on date for the 27th. They liked the broadcast with Elder Bednar which was this last Sunday and they’re basically just solid. We had a few really cool experiences, one thing we found this kid at Walmart, who literally walked up to us and told us he was lookin for a church. We talked some more and he said he felt confused by all the churches out there, and was praying for guidance earlier. He lives in the hickory flat ward, so it was a great feeling to refer him :) We had a few other pretty cool things that happened y’all, we visited another church. Because of the broadcast our church let …

1/1/2018

Hello friends, it’s good to talk to you all. Did you have a fun time on New Year’s Day? We did, we had a district New Years party since New Year’s Eve was Sunday. I’m not sure what happened this week, I’ll just start talking and see what comes out.
Our top investigator is probably Mercy. Karen has recovered from her illness and is back on date (hope and pray), but Mercy is doing really well. She came to church, however she wasn’t sure if she could come inside in jeans, and she texted us but we had our phone on silent for sacrament meeting, so she left. Just bad luck really. Consequently we had to take her off date, but we’ll come back and try to put her back on. She’s really prepared, I bet she’s going to make it. Oh and something funny about mercy, she met with missionaries on and off in the Philippines for a year, and she never got taught the Plan of Salvation. She had heard all of the restoration and the Gospel of Jesus Christ tons and tons of times. She was surprised to hear why she…

12/25/2017

Hey y’all, it’s Elder Roach here. Coming at ya. Merry Christmas! I think most missions in the world moved pday to another day but not us! We just had a regular old day here. I’ll tell you about our week real quick, but I mostly already told my family everything over Skype.
Our top investigator is Mercy Fabillar. We were able to see her twice this week, one lesson we invited her to be baptized on the 13th, and the next time we took her on a church tour. She was pretty amazed at how nice the church building is compared to the ones in the Philippines. She didn’t come to church this week, but there’s a kind of interesting situation with her kids at the moment. I think the best experience was when we went Christmas caroling. That was both a lot of fun and it was a great way to spend the Christmas Eve times when people weren’t super happy with tracting. We had a pretty cool contact too, this woman started crying and said that her husband recently passed away, so we offered some comfort and sh…

12/18/2017

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Noel my friends and aquaitnteses. Happy holidays! It’s almost Christmas I’m so excited! Christmas will be on a pday this year too, which will be fun! We’re actually doing a white elephant today for preparation day. I got a $5 Tupac album lol, whoever gets it better resist that temptation till after the mission 🏻. Elder Baird got some spray on deer urine for hunting haha. We get along pretty well. Also, I should add, I have received several Christmas cards and I want to express appreciation for those. Especially shout out to both grandma and grandpa Nelson, who have actually sent me two cards recently. Thank you all, I love you! I feel like my emails are gettin a little rote, I’m gonna mix it up. I’ll tell you about some of the stuff that happened this week. First, on Monday I had the chance to dedicate the home of some less actives that we’re working with a bit. That was a really cool experience, and afterwards they took us to a super nice sushi restaurant, and insisted that we all …

December 11 2017

Hola Hermanos! Como esta? Esta lloviendo hielo! I forgot how to say snowing. It’s funny, Spanish people in canton have a real specific way of saying stuff, it’s always like holarmano, comoeta? Igualmene. Anywho, it snowed! Like a ton for Georgia, 8 inches. A bunch of places lost power, and we were grounded from using cars. So we made a snowman, and a snow dog. I made the snow dog, and I’m unapologetically proud of it.
First, transfer news... no transfer! I’m staying in canton for 7.5 months! I definitely have the record for the least amount of companions, and areas too. I’m in the running for the 4 area Elder, which hasn’t happened to anyone in living memory. I’ll tell you about our week. Our top investigator is still probably Mercy. Unfortunately we weren’t able to teach her this week, because of the ice and snow. It was a shame, but we’ve kept in contact and she seems still good. Sunday was a good day, I’ll tell you about it. We started by tracting because church got cancelled, and we …