Monday, June 26, 2017

Transfers Weekend๐Ÿ˜ Week #62 6.26.17

Hello everyone!!

I hope everyone had a good week and is enjoying the sunshine because I
am  feeling like the sun never goes down out here in the Yukon. One of
my best buddies, Elder Fawson took a photo in Fairbanks at 1 AM on the
summer Solstice so I will attach that.

So this week was a pretty slow one, we had another lesson with Carrie
and we are almost done with the lessons so we're excited for her
baptism coming soon. She is amazing... she is so intelligent when it
comes to the gospel you would think that she has been a member for
years. One of our members said something about a doctrine and she
corrected them and she was right haha it was super funny ๐Ÿ˜‚

Elder Hall and I have just been trying to stay focused and work til
the end because he is going home this week so I guess you could say he
has been pretty excited to go home..

We're actually leaving today. Once we're done emailing we're driving
down to Skagway and then we are getting on that dreadful 7 hour ferry
to Juneau. I'll be staying there waiting for my new companion who is
Elder Anderson, I don't know him but he has only been on his mission
about 4 1/2 months so he should be pretty fired up to work so I'm
excited about that. Anyway then Elder Hall will continue to Anchorage
and then on to Texas on Thursday. I'm happy for him.  He has been a really
good companion. It has been good out here in Whitehorse with him!

Soo our Mission President, President Robinson goes home this Friday
and we get our new President and his name is President Toone. Not sure
if that's how it's spelled. I've absolutely loved President Robinson.
He is an amazing man with a huge heart. I'm grateful for him. I'm
nervous and excited for the new president but I'm sure he feels the
same way... so that will be a new experience that I'm looking forward
to.

Well life is good out here in Canada and I'm excited for the change
and the new companion. Well I hope you all have a great week.

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry
 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weeks..... Week #61 6/19/2017


 HI Fam,

 


So this has been a pretty good week. Kind of slow but it has been good!!

So we finally got our new car that they have been telling us about
since I first got to Whitehorse. So on Wednesday we went in and got a
brand New 2017 Toyota RAV4 . We got to drive it off the lot. When we
did it had only 21 kilometers on it. So like nothing at all. It's was
cool. The car is super nice with all kinds of cool features. So we're
not driving the Silverado anymore.

Umm on P-Day we got to go out and see Emerald lake and it is super pretty.
It look super cool so I took some photos so I'll attach a them at the
bottom.

As for as the baptism were supposed to have,  we had to push it back to the
29 th of July because she needs to attend church 3 times before she can be baptized
 so she is going to be there this Sunday but she won't have another Sunday
available until the weekend of the 29th so we will be able to baptize
her and then get her confirmed on the 30!! I'm sad that we had to push
it back because she is so ready to be baptized but the technicalities
need to be met so we will just keep working with her and get her ready
for the 29th.

Well not much else has been going on just working on finding new
people to teach and elder hall is getting ready to go home, this week so this
Friday I will get to find out who my next companion will be and then
we will be probably going to Skagway and Elder Hall will continue to Juneau
and Anchorage and I'll stay there with the elders in Skagway.

Well I hope you all have a good week.

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

 Alaska Anchorage Mission
Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

Monday, June 12, 2017

One Step Ahead☑️ Week #60 6/12/2017

So this week has been sweet!!

So the majority of the week has been a pretty normal week. We have
been doing a lot of street contacting. Just getting out and talking
with as many people as we can. I'm not really a fan of doing it
especially because it's been getting up to like 33 degrees outside.
(30 degrees is roughly 86 degrees in Fahrenheit). I don't know what it
is exactly but all I know is it's hot... the last two days have been
rainy and it  has been my saving grace. I love the rain it has
brought the temperature down to about 12 degrees and I have no idea
what that is,  all I know is it's a lot cooler that 33 ๐Ÿ˜‚

On Friday we had the opportunity it's to listen to President Russel M.
Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He was in Anchorage for a
Youth Conference and he wanted to meet with the missionaries for a
bit. So Friday morning 6 of the 8 zones came to Anchorage for it.
Everyone except for the Fairbanks and Juneau zones missionaries. Which
I am in the Juneau zone so Sadly we only got to watch it over a
broadcast but it was still really cool to listen to the words that he
had to stay.  He talked a lot about feasting upon the words of Christ
and living the example of Jesus Christ.  I really enjoyed the
experience.

On Saturday we had a really good day. The highlight of course was
Brooks Baptism. We started teaching her my second week here. She is a
part of a blended family and they finally got permission to get her
baptized. So we have been going over a lot to teach her all the
lessons and we have gotten pretty close to the Tanner family. I love
them they are awesome!  Anyway so Saturday her step-dad Kevin got to
baptize her and it was an awesome service. We had treats afterwards
and had a good time.

Sunday we had her Confirmation and her grandpa got to confirm her and
I got to stand in the circle and it was a cool experience. Then here
in Whitehorse we missionaries get to bless the sacrament every week and I really
enjoy doing it. Normally it goes off without a hitch but yesterday I
added a word I guess so I had to say it again ahhhh haha it was all
good the the second Time I stuck the landing and said it correctly...
then I also got the opportunity to teach the gospel principles class.
Got to love being in a branch because you get to help out a bit ha.

So this transfer has gone by so fast it's already the beginning of
week 5 which is crazy. My companion Elder Hall is getting ready to go
home after this one. I am excited for the end of the transfer because
it will be fun to travel again but I think I will probably just spend
a couple of days in Skagway with the Elders there instead of going all
the way to Juneau &  I'm okay with that because Skagway is way pretty
hopefully we can do some cool hikes in because I'll be there on a P day.

Oh also on Sunday we had our lesson with Carrie and that has been
awesome to teach her as well. She told us that she finally gave up
coffee for good and her headaches have gone away. She also gave up
soda so basically she's stronger than I haha.  She is so ready and
she will be getting baptized not this coming Saturday but the next. I am
excited for her, she studies like crazy and has already read the Book
of Mormon and she has only been introduced to the gospel just over a
month ago!! Crazy.... she is awesome. 

Anyway not much else has been going on just living the life out here
in Canada trying to enjoy every second. Something Canadian I tried this
week is called Poutine I don't know if that's how it's spelled but
everyone up here eats it and it's basically fries covered in gravy
with blocks of cheese on it... it's super good and way popular like
you can order it at Mcdonalds and stuff.

Anyway that has been my week and it has been super good ๐Ÿ˜Š I love you
all hope that you week is awesome...

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission






Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission

Monday, June 5, 2017

Canada Eh!๐Ÿคฃ Week #59 06/05/2017

Hey Fam

So this week has been pretty sweet and a little hectic....

So to start out last Monday we had to drive to Skagway so we could fly
out to Juneau for our conference. So the drive is about 2 hours and we
got about half way and my companion all of the sudden realized that he
forgot his passport... so we turned around and headed back to
Whitehorse. So by the time we actually got to Skagway we missed our
flight and had to reschedule it for the morning at 6 am. So we ended
up staying the night in the Skagway chapel and I even got to shower in
the font. Reminded me of the good ole days in Cordova.

So we woke up super Early and got on the plane and Headed to Juneau.
We got to fly on a small 10 seater bush plane. It was like a small
really cool air plane. It was really cool he flew through the
mountains and over the ice fields and over the glaciers. It was super
pretty. Coolest flight that I've been on.

Anyway we eventually made it to Juneau and we had our Conference and
it went really well. It was about charity and lots of stuff that really
helped me to get back my motivation to help the people out here in
Whitehorse. During the conference we also were introduced to the Tiwi
which is like a device they put in the vehicles to enforce safe
driving and it knows like the speed limits and tells you if you are
aggressive driving and keeps records and stuff. Our zone doesn't have
them because we are so spread out but the rest of the mission has
them. So we were the last mission in the United States to get the Tiwi
so that means that my Zone is the only Zone In the United States that
doesn't have the Tiwis so that's cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So we got back to Whitehorse and had a pretty normal week. We just had
a few lessons and did loads of finding. Haha that's one thing that has
been really different from Anchorage is the work is a lot slower....
so we do a lot of finding. We looking to do more service in the area
so hopefully we will be able to do that.

This next week we are really going to focus on finishing everything up
with Brook because she will be getting baptized this Saturday which
I'm super excited about. So hopefully that will go all as planned and it
should so I'm not worried :)

Well not much else has been going on so yea I hope you guys have a great week

Love always

Elder Kayden M Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission