Monday, April 17, 2017

1 DOWN ✔️ 1 TO GO๐Ÿ˜† Week #52 4/17/17

So this week has been awesome. We have had lots of good things happen
up here in Alaska. I don't know where the time goes I feel like I'm
writing a new email all the time. It's almost to the point I don't
know what to say but anyway...

So this week I hit my year mark, yep hump day. 365 days down!! Super
weird feeling. I honestly don't feel like I have been out that long at
all. I still remember telling everyone goodbye like it was yesterday.
But nope it has been a year and it feels good. For the Hump day
celebration we went to what we call the beach here in Anchorage.. it's
like the only place with a view. It's pretty sweet though. We went
down there to set my shirts and the last year of my life to flames ๐Ÿ”ฅ
it was fun and the view was super pretty that night.

Then I got some awesome stuff from my mom and some other missionaries
on Hump day. All I have to say is my mom really knows me with all the
treats she sent me haha all of my favorites.

Something else that was pretty cool is we were out walking the streets
of Mountain View trying to find people and we ended up coming across a
completely burnt out car. So we decided to take some photos... it was
sweet and then we also took a video displaying the scenery up there
haha just kidding it's full of trash and booze bottles and cigarettes
and we also find crazy stuff like needles.... people just throw their
trash everywhere up there makes for a nasty mess.

Also another good thing is the sun is back baby we are up to almost 15
hours of light and it feels good. I love the sun. Right now the sky
has light until about 9:40 at night and I love every second of it..

So we actually had some sweet miracles this week when it comes to the
work. Our investigator Michael met with us and we had previously
shared the restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon so for this
lesson we just decided to read the Book of Mormon and it was an
awesome lesson we read Alma chapter 7 and then we invited him to be
baptized on May 20 and he accepted so that was super exciting and then
just last night we were out visiting less actives and we came across a
name we didn't know so we went by and her name is Elizabeth and she
hadn't seen missionaries in a long time. She introduced us to her 13
year old son and we asked if he wanted to be baptized and he was
pretty interested. A little nervous but said that he wanted to hear
the discussion.  We have people coming out of the wood work and we
actually have a pretty decent teaching pool. The Lord has truly
blessed us and it feels good.

Then of course this week was Easter and I absolutely loved the Easter
program at church this last week it was really neat. Lots of musical
numbers and then the youth in the ward had the talks and they were of
course all about Christ. Then Elder Baures and I got to teach Gospel
Principles and a non member showed up and stepped in and the lesson
was awesome it was on the life of Christ and the spirit was really
strong. This non member actually bore her testimony on Christ in front
of everybody.. it was awesome.

This week has been one to remember and I always enjoy the holidays on
the mission. Not the same as back home but I have always had a family
that takes us in and treats us like their own and it feels nice.

I'm excited for this next week to see what we can do and move the work
along. I feel so grateful to be able to be apart of this work. I love
you all have a great week :)

Keep the Faith

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission

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