Monday, July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017

Hello everyone,

This week flew by, today we had a zone activity where the missionaries in our zone got to gather for a portion of our pday which was pretty fun. We had every companionship bring food. It was potluck
style breakfast. So Elder Pearson and I had some elk meat that was given to us by our bishop so we decided to do an egg hash brown elk meat combo where we put it all together. But we didn't tell them that it was elk meat. So they all got some of the food and started eating it and we told them that it was elk meat and they were like "I can t believe it's elk meat. They said it taste a whole lot like beef. So after that we played around in the gym a little bit then we left and now I am emailing.

Next week we will have transfers. Elder Pearson has been her for 6 months so it is highly likely that he will be getting transferred. So I won't be emailing until Tuesday next week because of transfers. But I really don't know who my new companion will be if if Elder Pearson gets transferred because you can't predict the will of the Lord, or at least I can't.

Then for the 4th of July we went to a our 4th of July part that out Ward put together. That was pretty fun nothing to exciting happened there. After that at 7 pm we had to be at the church building for training. The reason that we had a training from 7-9 pm is because they didn't want the missionaries on the street, to help protect them. So we had a training about following the Spirit. It was really good. We talked about how the Spirit talks to us and how we need to act on the 1st prompting that we receive from the Holy Ghost.

Then on Thursday I got to meet my new mission president and wife. President and Sister Hymas. And they are super cool I really like them a lot. They are really fun. As much as I love President and Sister Jardine, I'm going to love President and Sister Hymas just as much. If you would have to say the biggest difference from President Jardine and President Hymas the only thing I could think of right now would be President Hymas seems a little more causal. That isn't a bad thing or he is loose on the rules. He still has the same expectations as President Jardine but he is more casual in the sense of in a meeting if it is really hot then he will let us take off our suits.

I hope you all have a great week!

Sincerely,
Elder Berry

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 3, 2017

Dearest Family and Friends,

Things have been good this week, a lot has happened. On Monday we had a a lesson with a less active member. He is a really good man but he has some Word of Wisdom problems. On Monday we had a really good talk about how everything comes down to the Book of Mormon and if it is true. We ended up having him read D.C. 89 and pray about it. We will go and see how that went for him and if he got his answer. It is just a matter of time before he gets his answer. It is all up to the Lord's time for when he comes back to church.

Then I got to go on a team up with Elder Hatch this week, he was my last companion. We had some real fun. It was just like the good old times when we were companions just a few months ago. We were able to see an investigator who has lost a lot of of loved one and who is just in survival mode and has not really been that happy. So we talked about how joy from the scriptures brings us the most joy. That all she needs in life right now is just some joy from up above.

Then I got to say goodbye to my mission president, President and Sister Jardine last Wednesday. It was bitter sweet. Both of them really have changed my life. It was a really good zone conference. We talked about how Jesus Christ is at the bottom of everything and if it was not for him then we would not be where we are at or be the people that we are today. It is such a blessing that Heavenly is all knowing and knows what is best for us to put us in the best situation for us to succeed.

Then I got to go on a team up into Georgetown. It was really fun, but a lot of driving. It is really cool to see how over the course of my mission that no matter what, the church is true and we are all exactly where we need to be to bless the lives of many. You never now what
impact that you will have on people.

Our new mission president is, President Hymas. Though I am excited to see what President Hymas will bring, I am going to miss President Jardine.  He seems like a super great man. I have not gotten to meet him yet so I will keep you posted on when I do meet him.

I hope you have a great week and all is well with you, remember to stay safe on the 4th.

Sincerely,
Elder Berry