What's up everybody,

Well this week was pretty fire until today. We served a freak ton of members and taught a lot of in person lessons. We hung out with the Elders just north of us which was so dope. I had to say goodbye to Elder Mohi, he's finally going home, and it was pretty sad because I love that guy but I'm pumped he gets to go home.

Today though, we got even more restrictions! We no longer can meet members in person and can't use the church! To put it in the poetic words of my last companion's, Elder Bravender's, words, "I don't want to dwell on it, but I will say it feels like we've been asked to run a race, and then slowly had our legs hacked off, been given garbage prosthetics, and then have our prosthetics hacked off over and over." The grind never stops though, rock cut out of a hill without hands and all that jazz.

The gospel is fetching true though! We talked with a dope couple in our ward about focusing our attention on Christ. When we pray with all our hearts comfort does come, and if you don't believe me try it for yourself. God gives peace and that's what we all need sometimes to move forward. When you focus on the Savior you don't look at the crappy present situation.

Love you all have a good week!

Kicked to the Sticks

Hola amigos,

This week has been an interesting week. We've had a really hard time getting in contact/ meeting with our investigators. It seems like everyone is at their cabin or just got assigned the most wild work schedule available. Mathew has been working 12 hour shifts from like 5pm to 5am and then just sleeps most of the day, poor guy. We had some chances to teach members in person though so that's sick.

I got transfered 😭 I'm really sad I have to leave Elder Bravender, he's such a fun companion. I'm getting kicked to Barrie, opening the area that I lived in for 2 weeks last transfer. I've now had 12 companions in 12 months, wild stuff.

Hope y'all are doing well. Love you guys, have a good week!

Shred the Gnar

What's up!

This week was another week. We have almost finished calling every person in the ward list. We have about 10 left and not a lot of people want to meet haha. We had a great lesson with our man Matthew, he's a beast. We've also been super sick of being inside so we've been going outside a lot and it's so nice. We've been taking the bikes to the "mountain" (it's not a mountain it's like an average hill.) We shred around a little bit.

Hope everyone is doing well! The Church is true!

What's up yall,

This week was so refreshing. I went and picked up my brand new companion on Tuesday and we've been off to the races ever since. His name is Elder Bravender and he's from Alberta and he's a funny dude. We've been grinding to find some new people from Areabook and we've just started randomly messaging people on Facebook. It's like tracting but with the internet.

We also had a sick lesson with a man we found from a Bible ad! He just wanted to get straight to business at the lesson and we had felt like teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We talked about everything and read from 2 Nephi 31 and I was prompted to ask him if he wanted to be baptized and he said yes! We hope we can set a solid date for somewhere in July.

Thanks everyone for the prayers, love you all and take care!

What's up everyone,

This week was the last week of the transfer thank goodness. I legitimately feel like I climbed a mountain, it was a loooonnnggg 6 weeks haha. We had a little bit of success this week too. There was a man that responded to an ad for a free Bible that a missionary put up who wanted to learn more. We had a lesson with him and he was a super cool guy! He's from Ghana so the language barrier is prevalent over a video call but it was still good. We taught the Restoration and I think it peaked his interest into reading the Book of Mormon so we'll see where that goes!

I am staying in Etobicoke and I am also training woot woot. Training is the best position in the mission so I was freakin stoked when I got the call. Good things are ahead ladies n gents. Everyone stay safe out there, the world is going wild. Love y'all, read the Book of Mormon it's kinda a big deal.

Love,

Elder Shipley

What's goooooodd,

Yeah sorry about not writing an email for the last two weeks, nothing was going on so I didn't want to make the effort. Still not much has been going on though sorry. Over the past two weeks we've had a lessons with a woman who has been coming to church for like 3 years and reads the Book of Mormon a ton. We've been teaching her all transfer but we felt like this was the week to invite her to be baptized. Interesting that it was the week thats Alma at the waters of Mormon in Come Follow Me and she had read it. I felt the Spirit, I extended the invitation, aaannndddd she says she doesn't know everything yet. I'm like I don't know everything yet either. What the heck. We'll keep working with her.

We also moved to a city called Barrie because one of my comps has been in the Barrie hospital for the last two weeks. They let him out but he's got to stay close by so we're in Barrie now. We're still the Etobicoke missionaries but we're an hour away from the area so that just makes missionary work even easier than it already was. *sigh* Welp what can you do.

The Church is true ladies n gents. Love you guys hope you have a good week.