Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 296 - Looks like the baby will be late.

Hej hej everyone!

Hope you all have had a good week! Time is flying by. I am doing so well and loving my mission! Another awesome week has gone by here in Uppsala. We are working hard and having fun! This week is also transfer week. As you may have read in the subject line, my new missionary and the rest of his group have been delayed a transfer due to visa problems. All of us trainers were a little bummed out, but it's going to be okay. So we are only going to have 2 new missionaries coming in this transfer. One of them will be Äldste Walker's greenie who got his visa delayed 6 weeks ago, and the other is an Elder from Finland who doesn't need a visa because he lives within the European union. So, Äldste Walker will be getting his greenie tomorrow. It is going to be crazy though because there will be 27 new missionaries coming into the mission next transfer! That is so many! It is going to be crazy!

But as for my time during this next transfer, I will be transferring down the hall to the other bedroom! Elder Johnson will be leaving tomorrow to Malmö (I'm super jealous), and Elder Blackburn will be staying here. Which means that I am going to be companions with Elder Blackburn!! I'm super pumped! I love that guy and we are going to do work. He is an awesome missionary and I am excited to work with him this transfer.

This transfer, I have also been given the opportunity to be a district leader. Our district is composed of 12 missionaries in 3 different cities. It is going to be a challenge and hard work, but I am super excited to work with all the wonderful missionaries in my district and learn from them. This next six weeks is going to be tough but so fun!

Okay so now I'll try to tell you a little about the week. That's pretty much why you are reading this anyways haha. I don't have so much time this week, but I will squeeze in as much as I can! We have had some amazing and spiritual experiences this week. I love being a missionary!

Okay so turns out I don't have really much time at all. But I want to tell you all about a lesson that we had with Paul this week. We brought along Lloyd, who was baptized about a week ago, with us on the lesson. Lloyd has one of the strongest testimonies of a new member I have ever seen. I knew that having him with us during the lesson would invite the spirit and influence Paul to follow the example of Lloyd and his Savior and be baptized. The lesson went perfect! The spirit could be felt so strong. We taught the Plan of Salvation and really focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the Earth Life part. He loved it so much! He asked Lloyd why he was baptized and Lloyd bore such a powerful testimony of how he found this gospel to be true and how he felt after being baptized. Paul asked us where in the Book of Mormon he could read about baptism. Towards the end, we committed him to baptism. He said he will! We did not get a date because he wants to pray about it. Paul is so amazing and looks up to Lloyd so much. Paul doesn't have many friends and really likes Lloyd. And Lloyd is being so nice to him. They are great friends. After that lesson my testimony of member missionary work grew so much. I know that when the members and the missionaries work together, the work of the Lord is hastened and miracles happen! I am so grateful for the chance I had to work with Paul. It will be tough leaving him to Elder Walker and his new missionary, but I know they will take care of him and help him make it to the waters of baptism. Paul is so awesome! After our lesson, Paul just kept saying how he is so grateful that we found him and that we are sharing this gospel with him. He told me that life is starting to make sense now. Hearing those words made me so happy! I am so blessed to have this opportunity to be in this beautiful country sharing the Restored Gospel!

I want to quickly write about a little testimony builder that happened to me and Elder Blackburn today. So all six missionaries went to a family's house named the Hammars today to help them with some yard work. We were there for such a long time but we were happy to help. After we were done, we went and messed around on this playground that was right by their house. So we were all swinging on these swings, and Elder Blackburn's name tag fell off. He didn't notice until he was over by some trees so I picked up the little magnet part that goes on the back and threw it to him. I guess I don't know my own strength because it flew a lot farther than I thought it would and went into the trees. So we spent like five minutes looking for it among all the leaves on the ground. We still couldn't find it so I said a little prayer in my heart and like a minute later I found it! I was thankful to my Heavenly Father for helping me find that little magnet. And so we walked down the hill a little bit and then I tossed it to Elder Blackburn, not remembering how far it flew last time. It went passed him right into a huge bush. At that point I could just imagine Heavenly Father shaking his head at me and laughing haha. We just shook our heads and I could tell Elder Blackburn was a little annoyed haha. So I told him not to worry and that we would find it. We spent like 15 straight minutes searching through and tearing that dang bush apart. We couldn't find that blasted little magnet hahaha. So we were about to give up and go back, then we decided to say a prayer. We didn't know why it took us so long to say a prayer haha even when I just barely said one to find it the first time. So we asked Heavenly Father to help us find it. And we started searching for another like 5 minutes. I promise you we looked through every inch of that bush. We literally tore it apart. We were so done and about to leave but then we realized we can't give up on God! So we kept looking. And within the next minute, we found the magnet on the ground where I swear I looked a billion times. It was not a huge experience, but it really did strengthen my testimony of prayer. I know Heavenly Father is there and answers our prayers, no matter how dumb we are haha. Sometimes the answers come after all we can do, but they come.

On Sunday, I was asked by the Sisters to share about my favorite prophet in the Book of Mormon in a sunday school class. It was too hard to choose because I have so many, but right now on my mission, I really like the story of Abinadi. I absolutely love the story of Abinadi and the example he is to me. He knew what God wanted him to do and he did it. He didn't let anything stop him. He carried out the message he was there to give. And he died thinking no one believed on his words. But one person did. And he converted thousands. As missionaries, and people, I don't think we realize the good we do. Sometimes it might not be immediately apparent, or maybe we might never see the good of what we do, but, we can find peace and happiness in the fact that our Heavenly Father is pleased with us.

I am out of time everyone! I gotta go preach the good word! I want you to know that I love you all and appreciate everything you do for me. Thank you so much for the emails and the prayers. They make me so happy and they are much appreciated. Have the best week everyone and work hard!

kom ihåg att jag älskar er!


Äldste Bailey

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day 290 - I'm Expecting!!

Hej hej all!
Not so much to report this week. It was a weird week for us. Our progressing investigators weren't able to meet until the weekend because of school, so the week was a lot of finding and first lessons. But that is okay because working hard is still one of my favorite things to do. We are continually blessed each day as we serve the Lord. I am so grateful to be a servant in His vineyard.

In other news, I am expecting! I received a training call this week informing me that I will be going into Stockholm next week to pick up my "son". I am excited to train a new missionary! It is going to be hard but I am grateful for this opportunity and I am so excited to help him learn Swedish and teach him the Swedish culture. I will most likely double into a new area. Elder Walker will also be training this transfer here in Uppsala. Which means I'm outta here. No wait, I lied. I might stay with my greenie and Elder Walker might double in somewhere. Who knows. We will find out on Saturday.

So we had a few really hard working days this week with not too much to report from them. We were really tired at points but as we continued to work hard and pray, the Lord blessed us with strength and we were able to keep going! We picked up a few new investigators this week which is good. The tricky part is meeting with them and getting them to progress. It just seems like everyone is too busy with their lives. Like one really positive lady is having a baby in like a week. What kind of excuse is having a baby? Haha just kidding. Like that was a legit excuse but a lot of other people have some pretty lame ones. We don't stop trying to meet with them though. But I guess that just helps us know who the prepared are.

This week, the sister missionaries called us and asked if we could come with them to a little town outside of Uppsala. There is a member there (who I hadn't yet met), who wanted us to bless her house. Apparently she was getting messed around with by spirits. The sisters told us that her silverware and plates have been disappearing. We got excited cause we hadn't been to a haunted house yet. So Elder Walker and I were pretty much prepared to cast out some demons, but when we got there, it didn't feel weird at all there. It felt quite nice actually. But she started to tell us a ton of weird stuff that has been happening to her. It sounded a lot like someone was coming in her house and messing with her or something to me, not ghosts. But ya never know. So anyways, we blessed the house. The spirit was actually really strong. The power of the priesthood is amazing. I am so grateful that our Heavenly Father trusts us enough to let us hold the authority and power to act in His name. I am thankful for the miracles I have seen from the priesthood and the blessings that I have received because of it. The priesthood is all about blessing others. And as I just wrote all this, I realized that we didn't even use the priesthood to bless the house because you don't have to, but I am still so grateful for the priesthood! haha. But the spirit was so strong as we finished the prayer. The feeling in the room was just so much better. It was a cool experience and a testimony builder to me. Okay now I know why I was writing about the priesthood, haha. Earlier that day, one of the sisters, Sister Irene, was at the church and she suddenly got really sick. So her companion called us and asked if we could come give her a blessing. We came right away. When we got to the church, she was laying on the floor in pain. So Elder Walker and I knelt down on the floor next to her and gave her a blessing. It was an amazing experience. The spirit was so strong. We blessed her that she would be ok. After the blessing, within minutes, the pain was gone and she was able to travel to the lady's house with us. It was literally a miracle.  I am so grateful to be able to have the Lord work through me. The priesthood is real!

So this weekend, we were finally able to meet with Fredrik! He is so awesome! He told us that he had prayed throughout the week and had read the chapter in the Book of Mormon we gave him. We were so happy. He told us that he really does know that God is there now because he has received answers to his prayers. He expressed to us how he really felt like someone was there listening. And that it means everything to him to have a Father in Heaven who is there and loves him. It was such an amazing experience. He told us that he didn't understand the chapter we gave him too well (Alma 32), but we went through it again with him and explained it to him. It made sense to him. How the seed in the chapter is like his testimony right now. And how it will continue to grow as he continues to pray and read the scriptures and come to church. We then taught him the Plan of Salvation. It went really well. He understood it and it made a lot of sense to him. It was a great lesson. It is really interesting teaching him because he basically knows nothing about religion besides what they taught him in school. He didn't know much about Jesus or anything. So it was such a cool experience explaining the Atonement to him and how Christ's sacrifice for us makes everything possible. Fredrik is doing so well. We talked a lot about baptism too because the sisters had a baptism on Sunday and they were preparing for it after we taught him so we explained a lot about it. He is making a lot of friends in the ward and was able to come to church on Sunday! He loved church. And luckily, there were like 10 theology students from the University visiting that Sunday so the bishop pretty much explained everything we do and why we do it and Fredrik was able to listen. He also came to FHE last night! He loved it and had a lot of fun.

We were also able to meet with Paul this weekend. Things are going so good with him as well. He loves the church and was able to become friends with Lloyd (the guy who was baptized this week) who is also from Africa. Paul wasn't able to make it to the baptism, which was a huge downer. It was exactly what Paul needed to experience. He wasn't able to make it to church either. But he is still doing good. In our lesson with him, we read the book of Enos together. It was such a spiritual experience and he loved the story so much! He hadn't read much of the Book of Mormon before this, and after we read Enos, he said, "wow that was good! I hope the rest of the book is this good!". Haha it was awesome. He kept expressing how he likes this church a lot and how he felt uplifted and motivated by our words. We let him know that that was the Holy Ghost testifying to him that this is true. We committed him to find out for himself. He has accepted to read the chapter we gave him and pray about the Book of Mormon. He is doing so well and we are hoping to get a baptismal date with him this week!

This week, the Sisters had a baptism. Lloyd was baptized and it was such an amazing experience. And it was a very uplifting experience for me. I felt the spirit so strong as Lloyd shared his testimony afterwords. It reminded me of the testimonies of the people that were baptized in my previous areas. I realized that that those have been the happiest moments on my mission. Seeing the people I went through this journey with bearing their testimonies and explaining how clean and amazing they feel. It is the best feeling ever. I love being a missionary! Serving a mission is the best decision I have ever made. It has changed my life and I am so grateful for everything I have been through and experienced. I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! I know they live!

Well I am about out of time. I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to everyones emails. I have a huge list of people I need to answer and it never seems like I have time. I will get back to you all I promise! Just know that all the emails and prayers and greatly appreciated and make me sooo happy! I am so grateful for each and every one of you. I think you are all amazing people.

Know that I love you!

Äldste Bailey

Monday, October 12, 2015

Day 282

Till vem som läser:  

This week was actually pretty hard and slow but still super good! We worked our rumpor off and haven’t seen too much success. But we are happy! We know as we continue to work hard, the Lord will bless us. We know that because we have seen it. Sometimes the Lord waits until we have reached our extremity before he blesses us. When he walked on the sea to the rescue the apostles, he waited until the "fourth watch", which meant between 3:00 and 6:00 in the morning. The apostles had been rowing all night against a contrary wind. He waited all night to come, but he came. I know that the miracles and blessings of the Lord come, but sometimes not until the fourth watch. The Lord will bless us in his own way and in his own time. We just need to put our trust in him and keep on rowing.

It is getting darker and colder here, but nowhere near what it is going to be in the middle of winter.  I am preparing myself. I actually like the cold so this country is a good place for me, I guess. We had some amazing experiences this week! I love being a missionary! I don't have as much time this week, so I will try to write a few of the experiences that happened this week!

On Tuesday, we had planned to meet with Fredrik, the 14 year old boy who came to conference. About an hour before he was going to meet us, he called us and told us that he wouldn't be able to come and wouldn't be able to meet all week because he was going out of town with his family. That was kind of a bummer. So I asked him over the phone if he was able to read the chapter in the Book of Mormon we gave him. He said he didn't. I got even more bummed. But then he said that he did pray. And I asked him how it went. He told us that he really felt like there was someone there who was listening and who loved him. It was so awesome! He told us that he feels like he got his answer that Heavenly Father really is there and that he loves him. We were so happy! We told him to read and pray about the Book of Mormon as well. I am so grateful that God answered that boy's prayer. I love my Heavenly Father so much and I am so thankful for prayer and the connection to God that it provides. I would be nowhere without prayer. I have such a great relationship with my Heavenly Father because of prayer. If you don't feel like you have a personal relationship with God or that he doesn't listen, talk to him! I know he is there and that he loves and listens to each and every one of us.

On Thursday, we had district meeting in a city called Gävle. It was a really good meeting. Afterwords, we usually go to lunch as a district for about an hour. Instead, this time a member in the Gävle ward wanted to teach all the missionaries kung fu, haha. So we used our lunch hour and had a kung fu lesson. It was actually super fun! We all paired off and he taught us a bunch of fighting stuff. I actually like fighting a lot, haha. Anyways, we had a lot of fun with it and laughed a lot which was much needed. At the end, the guy teaching us set up a giant sparring tourney where we all fought each other until there was one left. Guess who won? Your boy, Äldste Bailey ;) I got to spar with the guy teaching us and he kicked my butt, haha, but it was super fun. Afterwords, he shared with us the amazing story of his life and conversion. This guy had a crazy life! But he told us how he found the missionaries and was really against them and being baptized, but eventually he received his answer. His overall message to us was to keep going, and if he can be baptized, anyone can.

This week, we were able to meet with a man from Africa named Paul. He has been in Sweden for 2 months and has been studying as a student at the university here. This man is prepared. When we found him on the street, we taught him about the Book of Mormon and he asked us to pray for him on right then and there. We said a prayer right there in the middle of the street and the spirit was so strong! He took a Book of Mormon and said he would meet up with us another time. We were able to meet with him twice this week. We met him for the first time on Wednesday. The lesson went so good! It was basically us answering his questions. He had a lot. He has been visiting a lot of other churches. He said he had been to all the churches in his country (Nigeria), but has never come across our church. I assured him that our church was in Nigeria but he just didn't recognize the name. He said his biggest reason for this spiritual search was that he wanted to find God. He believed in God but didn't feel like he knew him. We promised him that he can have a relationship with God. But it will take work and some faith. You can't get to know someone without talking to them. And it also takes time to build a relationship with someone. He is willing to try and give our message a chance. He also really liked the idea of the Plan of Happiness. He was really upset about his grandparents who never even heard about Jesus. He was also troubled with the idea of Hell and eternal punishment. As we explained the Plan of Salvation a little bit, a smile began to show on his face and the spirit definitely became stronger. He promised to pray. He hadn't prayed in years. Then we met him on Saturday and it was such an amazing lesson!! He told us that he really did feel good when he prayed. We testified to him that those feelings were the Holy Ghost testifying to him that God is there and that He loves him. In this lesson, we taught Paul the Restoration. He loved the message and showed up with his Book of Mormon in hand. And during the lesson, he was just looking down at his Book of Mormon and he was holding it backwards and I was wondering why he was just staring at the back. Then he looked up and pointed to the church logo on the back of the book and said, "Is this you guys?" and we told him it was. Then he said, "I know this church. I walked by it almost everyday on my way to work. You guys built a library for little kids in my village and I really like that." He just had the biggest smile and expressed his thankfulness for our church and what they did for the kids of his village. How they now have somewhere to read and study and he kept saying how he liked that we go out of our way to serve others. It was the coolest feeling to see him make that connection. He can't speak Swedish and the wording is a little different on our tags and I wouldn't expect him to recognize the font size of the logo. So when he saw it in English, he made that connection and it was so cool to see. The spirit really entered his countenance and he was a lot happier. I am really thankful for the church and the humanitarian work we do. It really does bless lives and lead others to the gospel. Paul ended up coming to church on Sunday and he really loved it! We are hoping to get a baptismal date with him this week! The sisters are actually have an investigator who is getting baptized his week who is from Africa as well. They met at church and they are already great friends! We are hoping to have Paul at the baptism so he can feel the amazing spirit that will be there.

Well, I am about out of time. I want you all to know I am doing well and loving my mission. I am so grateful to be a representative of my Savior Jesus Christ. I love Him and know that He lives! Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
 Have a great week!
 Äldste Bailey

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Day 275

Tjena tjena mina vänner!

We have had such a fantastic week here in Uppsala! Seriously amazing. I love it here. We are working so hard and we really have seen results and miracles this week. Miracles that we did not expect but came because of our hard work and diligence. I am truly blessed to be a representative of my Savior Jesus Christ and to be a tool in his hands. And to top this week off, I was able to be edified and upplifted from listening to apostles and prophets of God during General Conference this weekend. It was such an amazing session. I had my questions answered and I hope you all did as well. We had a great week. We did a lot of finding, teaching, and met with some investigators and less actives and went on a few home teaching visits. I will try to highlight a few things that happened this week.

We were able to meet Jose this week and teach him the restoration. He doesn't have the longest attention span, so we tried to keep it shorter and kind of fun. I don't know if any of you have seen it before, but we used plastic cups and built a pyramid out of them to represent the church when Christ set it up on the earth. Then we pulled cups out representing ordinances and doctrines that were taken away or changed. And then the whole church fell. It was really helpful. He was really engaged and had lots of questions. The lesson ended up really long because Jose doesn't really remember anything about the church at all. We had to explain really simple things. Same as an investigator I guess. But when the lesson got to the point of Joseph Smith, we showed him the little 15 minute video about the restoration. We figured it would keep his attention better. It was really good and the spirit was strong. Afterwords, we asked him how he liked it and what his thoughts were. The first thing he said was that he liked it, but he thought they put in too many little dumb things to make it more interesting (like an animal popping out of a bush, or like a deer lifting its head up or something haha) It was pretty funny. But overall he liked it and felt the spirit. He committed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. We are going to start reading it through with him. It is a little hard for him to understand the scriptures in both Spanish and English. But things are going well for him. He came to conference which was awesome. He is really progressing!

Okay, so we had a miracle happen this week. So there was a number in the phone of a younger kid named Fredrik who was interested about learning more. So we have been trying to call him for the past few weeks. We finally set something up for Sunday. But we had to squeeze him in between the priesthood session of conference and the Saturday afternoon session. We had an hour in between these two sessions and we had to meet him at the library because he didn't have a bike or a bus card. When we got there, we saw that he was around 14 years old and so we introduced ourselves and walked in. Lately, I have been tired of meeting with people who arent really interested or who don't meet with us for the right reasons. So straight up at the beginning of the lesson, I said, "We are representatives of Jesus Christ and we are here in Sweden to share our message about him and to bring people to him. We are here to find the prepared, those who are ready to accept and act on this message." To, my suprisement, he agreed. So we continued on with the short lesson we had planned. It went a little off of the original plan when we started talking about God. I honestly felt the spirit so strong when I bore my testimony that God is there and that he loves him and cares about him. And that if he really tries, he can feel this love and influence in his life. And it will change his life. Anyways, we continued on through the lesson. He was really interested. We got to the Book of Mormon and the spirit became even stronger. He committed to read and pray about the Book of Mormon and to know if God is there. The spirit was so strong during this lesson. It was incredible. I was feeling the Holy Ghost so strongly. And I knew because I was feeling the Holy Ghost, I knew Fredrik was as well. And I let him know. I told him the feelings he was feeling right now is the influence of the Holy Ghost. I told him I knew he was feeling the Holy Ghost because I was feeling his influence as well. I could also see it in his eyes. And then after the lesson, we asked if we could pray together. He said okay. And we told him to pay attention to the feelings in his heart and the thoughts that would come to his mind during the prayer because he will feel the Holy Ghost. He wanted me to say the prayer. And I said the prayer as simply as I could with words and phrases that would invite the Spirit. I also prayed that Fredrik would come to the knowledge that what we were teaching about was true. I honestly don't know if I have ever felt the Spirit this strong before. It was truly amazing. I literally felt the warmest strongest feeling in my heart. After the prayer, I looked back up to Fredrik and his eyes were red. I told him "It's a good feeling, huh" and he nodded his head and said, "yeah, it is". Then I asked him if he gets an answer that all this is true, that God is there, that Jesus Christ is his Savior and that His church is restored on the earth again, if he would be baptized. And he nodded his head and said yes. It was so amazing! Fredrik ended up coming to the next session of conference with us as well! He said it was totally different, but he liked it. We are meeting again with him tomorrow. Fredrik is so awesome! I know he will be baptized. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met him and had this experience with him and Elder Walker.

So after that session of conference, Fredrik asked us, "when are we going to meet up again?". We were excited and said Tuesday. Then he left, and we waited for another girl named Kelly we had met on the street about a week ago. We were wondering if she was going to show up. It was the first lesson with her. But she did! When she walked into the church, I know she felt the spirit because I did. Conference was being projected in the chapel and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was singing. It was awesome. Luckily, there were a few members still hanging around from the session earlier. We were able to introduce her to all of them. Then we went into a classroom to begin the lesson. It turns out she was really interested. She doesn't believe in God but was interested in our message. I could see the spirit was touching her heart as we discussed. I told her God was really there and that he was aware of her. That he is waiting for her to turn to him and let him into her life. The spirit was so strong. During the lesson something kind of funny happened. There is a member named Fredrrick who is a little different and super funny. So we were teaching Kelly and the spirit was strong and then all of a sudden Fredrrick opens the door and pokes his head in and says "do you want me to bear my testimony?" hahaha it was super funny and we said "sure! come on in!". So Fredrrick joined in on the lesson. Even though he brought up polygamy (haha), he was actually a big help. He had some awesome insights and a powerful testimony. When we got to the Book of Mormon is when I felt the spirit the strongest. I told her that she didn't meet us for no reason and that she needs this gospel in her life and that there is a reason she is here in the church right now and that she is meeting with us. And I said that I know this because I have felt the same feelings she was feeling right then and that this gospel has really changed my life and I know it can change hers if she turns to the Lord and lets his spirit work on her. She wanted a Book of Mormon and said she would pray and read. It was an amazing lesson and I am so grateful to be here in Sweden sharing this wonderful gospel and watching it change people's lives! After the lesson, Kelly said she would like to stay for conference. She really liked it. I told her it might seem a little weird and different at first but that she will feel the spirit and receive any answers to questions she has if she really listens and opens up her heart. She liked conference and the best part was that she stood and sang the intermediate song with us! It was the coolest feeling ever! I don't know if I have ever sang that song so loud in my life. I want to quickly share my favorite verse in that song. It goes along with my favorite scripture Isaiah 41:10.

"Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous,
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand."

I want to quickly end with a funny experience that happened earlier this week. So basically me and another elder in our apartment (Elder Blackburn) went running early in the morning and it was super cold so i wore a ski mask thing and then when we came in I still had it on. We were super tired and breathing really hard and didn't realize that we took the elevator to the wrong floor. So then we went to the apartment ours would have been and I tried opening the door pretty hard but it was locked so I got a little mad that they locked it so I like pulled on the door harder and then pounded on the door hahaha cause no one was answering. And remember I am still wearing this ski mask with a hood over the top. And I was also kinda standing out of view of the peep hole and then an older lady answered and looked up at me and then had the most scared face I have ever seen haha and as soon as she saw us she slammed the door in my face and locked the door hahaha. It took me a second to process what just happened and why there was a lady in our apartment. And then we realized we were on a floor lower than where we were supposed to be. So we ran down the hall and got onto the elevator as fast as we could. It was super funny! I feel really bad for the lady though. We scared her so bad haha.

I want to quickly leave you guys with a quote from Elder Anderson that I really liked.

"Using our mind without our heart will bring no answers."

Also I want to give a HUGE shout out to one of my best friends Elder Brandon Hill for signing with Southern Virginia University yesterday!! How cool is that? Congrats man! I love you and am proud of you! Maybe after playing with the knights you might be able to finally beat me one on one!

I hope you all have an amazing week! I want to say thank you for all the emails and thoughts and prayers. I really do appreciate all your love and support for me. I want you all to know that I am doing great and I love being a missionary. I am working hard and am happy! Remember that life is good :) "God didn't design us to be sad. He created us to have joy!" - President Uchtdorf

Know that I love you!


Äldste Bailey