Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Restless 😏 Week #65 7/17/17

So this week has been crazy, but super fun. We have been busy and
doing all sorts of things. In short this week was pretty awesome 👏

So the beginning of the week was pretty slow,  it on Tuesday we had a
lesson with this sweet lady named Adele and she's awesome. We had
dinner over at our Branch Presidents and then afterwards we taught the
restoration and put her on date for baptism on August 12! This was
probably the most spiritual lesson I've had on my mission it was
amazing. I'm excited to teach and prepare her for her baptism. So that
was on Tuesday....

Then on Wednesday we went and did our normal Bingo service at the old
people home and my homie Joe lost again. Haha he never wins I feel bad
but he takes it like a champ, he also thinks everyone else cheats so
his comments are hilarious. Later that night we had our lesson with
Carrie and she's doing amazing we finished the lessons now and this
week we are going to prepare her for her baptismal interview. I'm so
excited. She's so ready and she even bought a really nice dress for her
baptism..... exciting things going on here in Whitehorse haha

Thursday we went to the Salvation Army and served food and then had a
lesson with less active girl and it went good a little awkward but in
all it was good. After that we filled up the car and left for Skagway
because we had Zone Conference in Juneau this week. The drive was so
pretty like I feel like I can't even explain it's so amazing. Anyway
we saw another bear which was cool. Once we got to Skagway our flight
got cancelled so we booked another a couple hours later so we walked
around and talked to a lot of cool people getting of the cruise ships
in Skagway. Eventually we got on our little 10 seater bush plane and
headed for Juneau.

Friday was awesome we had Zone Conference and I finally got to meet
President Toone. He's awesome. What a guy, he knows the scriptures
inside and out I was impressed. The conference was sweet. After that
because we're all out of our areas we watched a movie while he did
interviews. Afterwards we went and did a service and then after that
we went and hike Nugget falls which is a sweet hike which leads you to
this huge waterfall. Then we went in for the night. Zone Conference in
Juneau is sweet.

Eventually we made it back to Whitehorse. Adele and Carrie made it to
church so that was awesome. Things are looking good here in Canada.

Well anyway sorry for the long email but that was my week. I hope you
all have a good week. :)

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission

Monday, July 10, 2017

Whitehorse Fam 🙏 Week #64 7-10-17

So it's been another awesome week. Full of good times and hard work.
The weather here has been kinda rainy lately but I'm actually enjoying
it. Keeps it nice and cool.

So this week we had a couple of cool experiences, the first was we
were visiting former investigators and we say this lady on our list
that was street contacted into and nobody ever followed up. So we went
by her house and she wasn't home... we sat in the car looking for our
next visit and she rolled up, we awkwardly got out and said hi and we
started talking with her. She told us that she got on the "website"
and saw the word president and that scared her. She thought we were
some kind of organization and she didn't want that for her and her
kids. She wants something spiritual and oh boy did we get excited. We
taught her about Christ and how he is central to the gospel and this
plan. She loved our visit and the spirit was so strong. She is going
to start taking the lessons and I'm super excited for her and her
kids. She is an awesome lady. The other thing that makes this really
cool is that me and Elder Anderson fasted for somebody new that we
could start teaching. The Lord came through in the clutch ;)

The second experience was yesterday.. we were out street contacting
before dinner and we ran into this guy who is a member and I guess is
traveling with a group of like 80 lds members that are on a tour based
out of Utah. And he told us to come to their devotional thing they
were having in a couple of hours. So after dinner we showed up and
when we walked in everyone got super excited haha we felt like
celebrities. Then they had us get up and we told them where we were
from and a little bit about the work here in the Yukon and then we did
a Q and A about our mission and we have a lot of cool facts that it
was super fun to talk about. The. We got to shake all their hands and
they were awesome. It was just a really cool experience.

Soo we had another lesson with Carrie and she is still doing so
awesome. I'm so grateful for her and the choices that she is making.
She has been a blessing in my life. She's still super excited to be
baptized on the 29th of July and so are we...

This week has been really good. Elder Anderson and I have a lot of
fun. He's  such a stud. So glad that he came out here. The work is
awesome and I'm really enjoying Canada haha

Well until next week, here are some photos that we took this week

Keep the faith

Elder Gentry

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Canada Day 🇨🇦 week #63 7/04/2017

So this week has been insane..

 I went all the way to Juneau over transfers. That was a lot of fun I got to go
 street contacting down at the docks where the cruise ships were docked and 
that was awesome I met people that come from all over the world. We met
 quite a few members and that was awesome. I love seeing members it's the best 👌

So I finally got my new Companion Elder Anderson, and he is the bomb.
I love this guy.. super chill and really wants to work. We had a super
busy week and Have seen lots of cool miracles talking with people. We
have been doing really well. Me and him are a lot alike in the way
that we think. He is from Kearns Utah and he's the looks like he's
straight out of the factory of Salt Lake City haha but he is cool he
got to celebrate his 21 birthday on Friday. It was a party.

Umm... one thing that was super cool is when we were headed back to
Whitehorse from Juneau we saw another bear and that was sick that cute
little fat thing was just chillin on the side of the road munching on
some grass. We took some sick photos that drive is seriously so

This week we have just been getting Elder Anderson familiar with the
area and meeting all the people out here and it has been pretty good.
We have been working hard and it feels good.

So Saturday was Canada day and it was nothing like the Fourth of July
hahaha maybe I just don't have the right attitude because it's not
America haha but that's just my pride coming out I guess... there
were some cool festivals so we went down there and talked to a lot of
people and most of them were really nice and happy the funniest thing that
happened is I tried talking to this guy and he was like " whoa no way,
get away from me,.. Happy Canada day" and I was like what the heck
hahaha  people are funny.

That night we got to go to a wedding for one of our members and we
actually got to cook on the barbecues and make hamburgers and hotdogs
for the reception and that was a lot of fun to be honest.

I've had a really good week and I am excited for this transfer.. it's
going to be a good one :)

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Alaska Anchorage Mission