Monday, July 31, 2017

Umm... Week #67 7/31/2017

So another week has come and gone.. crazy 😜 well this has been a
pretty eventful week so I guess I'll start with Monday.

So we met with Carrie and she told us that she wanted to hold up on
her baptism!! Super sad news. Felt like I was shot in the gut but she
said that she wanted to learn more and that she was just really
stressed. She feels like she doesn't know enough, but I know she's
ready she knows more about the gospel probably more than a lot of
members. So we're continuing to work with her and just hoping that she
can muster enough faith to be baptized and I'm sure all will be good.
So that was Monday.

Tuesday was a little bland we had district meeting as usual and that
was good. I really enjoy the meetings I always take away good things
and make changes. After that we started doing service out at the Yukon
Wildlife Preserve and that's awesome we help build a new fence on a
portion of the Bison Pasture and there are tons of animals so it's
pretty sweet to see and be around them.

Wednesday was pretty sweet, so we do this service for this assisted
living place and this Wednesday they had like this Canoe trip thing so
we went out to the lake and we helped them with that it was a lot of
fun. We made sure the people got on the canoes safely and then we sat
back at the camp and made dream catchers and hung with the oldies it
was a lot of fun.

Umm Thursday was awesome as well our old vehicle coordinator who just
finished his mission, President Lavoie was driving through Whitehorse
with his wife down to the lower 48. So he stopped and bought us
breakfast. They are awesome then we did our normal service at the
Salvation Army and served the food there.

Friday we went back to the wildlife preserve and did some more service
there. All in all it's been a pretty good week except for the whole
baptism thing on Saturday we decided to have a game night so we
invited everybody out and we played board games and card games with
the hopes of finding new people to teach and to reactivate some less
actives and we had quite a few less actives actually show up so that
was sweet. A baptism would have been cooler but hey when life hands
you lemons you make lemonade:)

Church this week was a little hectic. All I'm going to say is we
totally go to church in the Yukon. So in the middle of sacrament
meeting we had the doors open to the outside to let in some air
because it was hot and the door leads right to the parking lot. The
all of the sudden a car alarm goes off between speakers and a member
gets up and peeks and then leans his head back in and says to our
branch president who is on the stand, "Bruce that's your car!" And
then he says yea I know Jana, his wife, when to go get it. Haha 😂
then for third hour we had a combined meeting and it was in the chapel
and through the same door we had a squirrel that came into the chapel
so everyone had their feet up on the pews while a few men tried to get
the little guy but we lost him so we just assumed he made his way
out... haha you have to love the Yukon

Well that's about all I have for this week and I hope you all have a
good week this week

Love always

Elder Kayden M. Gentry

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pioneer Day BBQ 🍗 Week #66 07/24/2017

Pioneer Day BBQ 🍗

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