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May 22 2017

Hi family! What's up? We had a good week! I have a new companion....
Elder Egbert! He's back! After 6 months in Marietta together we're
companions. What a wild ride.
We have a funny story. So on Tuesday here's what happened, we met this
guy named Devin, he was blasting rap music, and when we came up he was
like "oh! Sorry for the music, I swear I'm Christian!" Then he came
out and he kept saying "in Jesus's name amen", because it kept the
evil spirits away. Also he's dating a 16 year old and he's 30. While
we were talking to him, old red dog came up to us and looked like he
was going to kill us, but he gave us a beer and told us to sit with
him. (We told him we were Mormon and also that I was 19, but he didn't
care) Then he gave us a knife, and then we fixed his mailbox. Just a
day in the life.
The coolest experience from this week happened right after transfers.
It was Elder Egbert's first night here, and we were knocking doors. We
met a w…

May 15th 2017

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May 15th

Hey guys, so I'm going to email you all today. I talked to some of you
yesterday, and I heard that you would like to hear more about the
actual work and our investigators. Well you picked a great week to
hear about that stuff, we met a guy named Brayden this week.
We found him Monday night, and he was walking away from us, smoking a
cigarette and kind of shady looking. We went and offered him a card
and he invited us into his backyard. He has looked at a lot of anti
and he has also done a lot of research on the church, so we answered
some of his questions (he asked about polygamy and he said he already
knew the answer, he was testing us to see if we would try to lie to
him about it, and we passed!), and he asked for a Book of Mormon. He
texted us later that night and said he already started reading it.
Tuesday morning he texted us and said he felt weirdly drawn into the
Book and when we sent him a scripture about praying he said he felt
like a wave of warm hit him. We were so pumped, and then h…

May 8

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May 8

Hello dear family and hi dear friends. Welcome to another week that
has gone by. We had a lot of fun adventures this week and we're
looking forward to more fun adventures soon! I'll tell you all about
it.
So the weather is nice up here, when it's not raining. It's rained a
ton. But on the plus side some guy gave us free umbrellas on Saturday,
but I'm getting ahead of myself. I learned to clean out a carb on a
lawn mower, we fixed two for our investigator Tim, so now I'm a
mechanic!
We went to a retirement home and we talked to a bunch of old guys, and
we played uno and an old lady said if she was 100 years younger she
would have two new boyfriends, and then she kissed us on the cheek.
Elder Larsen got an infectious disease! Some guy opened the door and
shook his hand and kind of paused and was like "oh, I shouldn't have
done that. I have an infectious disease, I just got back from the
hospital" and then he ran inside and grabbed some hand sanitizer and
squirted i…

May 1

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May 1

May 1

Hello my family and hi my friends. How have you been? Have you had a
fruitful week? I hope so, we had a good week, but I left my journal in
the other elders car. I'll try to remember what I did this week.
I think this week we just found and taught and contacted a ton of
people. We now have two people on date for baptism, we've been
teaching a bunch, and it's really just been good. I guess I should
tell you about our investigators, a really cool one is Dennis Lee. He
accepted to be baptized on the 20th, and he has a really sick mother
that he needs to care for 24/7. It's pretty sad, and he can't leave
for more than 30 mins, so he can't come to church. We have some ideas
though.
The other one who is on date is an 8 year old daughter of a kind of
member. He recently got custody of her, and she loves reading the Book
of Mormon with us. It's been fun to meet with them.
We have an investigator named Tim, I don't know if I've talked about
him before. He has had a baptism…

April 24 2017

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April 24th week 43

Hey fam. We had a week! It was a good week! I got an unapproved
haircut! I'll send a selfie in a sec.
We had Elder Rasband come to our stake this week! It was awesome, he
first came and spoke to the youth, and it was really packed
apparently. Everyone loved it though, and he spoke about families. He
quoted the saying that said no success can compensate for failure in
the family, he talked about what makes a family a failure (when people
stop trying), and he told us about what happened when he was ordained
an apostle. It was awesome, he told us about what happens in the upper
room of the temple and the words they used to ordain him. I've never
heard it before.
So there were also other things during the week. We ate at a
restaurant called the pool room, where NASCAR started. Apparently it
was bootleggers that started it, and a bunch of NASCAR guys are from
Dawsonville. Also moonshine was invented here! We went to a zoo, I
petted a baby black bear, I bought a beanie with a confederate flag on
i…

April 14t

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April 17th Week 42

Hey everyone, how's it going? It's been a good week here, spring is
upon us! It was upon us for a few weeks now, but now it's been Easter,
so it's official. Happy Easter also by the way! Thanks for the package
as well, I got it Saturday night and then I took a selfie to prove it.
Thank you all for the letters, I love hearing from you guys, I'll
start writing replies, but it may be a while.
So we had a great week. I made my companion dig his own grave on
Monday. Jk, it was a grave for a dog. That wasn't dead yet. But it
will soon be dead, it's really sad looking, it can't walk or really
breathe. The rest of our week was fairly normal besides the weekend,
just interviews with president, zone conference, lots of traveling
because we live out in the boonies. Good stuff, I'll tell you guys
about the weekend though, lots of fun stuff.
So Saturday was good, we met a guy who was a free mason, and he was
really chill, offered to buy us a pizza and told us that his catholi…