Monday, February 20, 2017

February 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

Time has flown by. I can't remember what really happened this week but I will sure try to remember what happened.

We started off the week by going on exchanges. I went with elder Dougherty. He is from Enterprise, Utah but he has family in Rexburg. It's just a small world that we got called to the same mission but yet we have been able to go on several exchanges. I think my dad is coaching Elder Dougherty's cousin.

Then after that we went and contact this lady named Denice. A super nice lady that when we were talking she asked us if we have met her before. We of course said no but she was pretty sure that she had met us about 10 years ago. Kind of strange but who knows the lord works in weird ways some times.

The area book app that we use to plan our day crashed on a world wide level. So that was kind interesting to be able to try and remember you plans. But it all worked out the church got it back up and running so everything should be all good.

Then it is super fun being with Elder Hatch. It's cool to see all of the growth that he has had in just two short weeks.

Sorry this letter is so short the week flew by so fast I just can't remember what else happened.

Hope you all have a great week.

Elder Berry

February 6, 2017

Hello everyone,

This week flew by. I don't know where all the time is going it seems like just yesterday I was having Thanksgiving and thinking in just one month I will be able to Skype home. Now we are coming up on General Conference in just a few short months.

This week has been full of meeting down at the mission office. There has been a lot of driving but thankfully the weather has been fair and there has been nothing to extreme when it comes to the weather. We have seen some places that have flooded a little bit because of all the rain but this area needs it. And I am making sure that I am staying dry and safe when biking in this weather so you don't have to worry about that at all.

This week we started to teach this lady by the name of Josephine. She is a great lady. She has been looking for the true church for a while now. She has tried to see if a lot of churches are true from Jehovah Witnesses to Catholic. She has shown some really strong interest in our church and we have not been teaching her for very long but I am way excited to see where this goes. She really already has a strong testimony of what we already believe just the big thing now is to get her a testimony of the Book of Mormon. Once she gets that there will be no stopping her. Then she has worked on Sunday's but she said that she will come to church this following Sunday witch we are super excited about.

Then we have been teaching a boy by the name of Joseph. He is in a part member family and it great to work with him because he already has a foundation to gain a testimony of the church but the challenge has been trying to get his mom back to church so that he does not get baptized and become less active. As missionaries it is not a good thing to baptize kids into a less active family because they then become less active by default. Kind of sad but it happens more then you would think. So hopefully we can get them both to coming to church and becoming active again.

Other then stressing out about training a new missionary it the same old here in Sacramento. If you have any questions for me feel free to ask me and I will try to answer them.

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Berry

January 31, 2017

Hello everyone,

Transfers have come once again. I am staying in the same ward. My new companion is Elder Hatch, he just came from the MTC. It is super exciting because he has a lot of energy and we are going to be able to do a lot of great things together. He is from St George, Utah. He graduated high school in 2016. He play rugby in high school as well. He is a super cool Elder. I think I was lucky to get him as my companion because he is the best missionary out of his group.

By now many of you have heard about the schedule change. Yes it was a great thing to have that happen. Heavenly Father is really trusting us as missionaries because he is giving us a lot of flexibility is our schedule and it will be super important for all missionaries to stay obedient so we can utilize this new schedule change. With the new schedule change we as missionaries have a lot more free time witch really nice because we are now have more time to get stuff done.

This last transfer flew by I can't believe where all of the time wen it just seems like yesterday I was Skyping home for Christmas. Time flies when you are having fun. This week fun was bitter sweet because I had to say goodbye to Elder Young Yen. But I am super excited to be able to be with Elder Hatch.

Last week we went to this less actives door and they came to the door with a baseball bat just for safety. That was very odd. You don't normally see people coming to the door with a baseball bat but it was ok because the man was friendly and we had a good chat.

Then I just want to thank everyone for all the packages for my birthday. It was a really good birthday. I really did enjoy. Thank you all so much.

I hope you all have a great week.

Elder Berry