Whats Up Peeps

Alright this week was super dope for like 5 minutes then it was dumb but then it just ended with the most fire PDay of my darn life.

We contacted a referral and set up a Bible study with her, she was legit! We had such dope studies with her and shes so humble and prepared! This is I think a slam dunk along the lines of her getting baptized. I noticed she was young and I was like please don't be YSA age and then I saw a guy in the background of a call and I was hoping she was married but it's a no go. We had to pass her off to the YSA sister and I was sooooo sad I don't get to teach her anymore, she was like the sweetest soul I ever met. Welp back to square one.

Families are the best my friends, the Church is true just off of that fact. I love my family so much. They are the dopest people on this planet. I don't know if I've mentioned this in another email but recently in my studies I had been studying joy and there were a ton of references to the joy that comes from family. Some families aren't the closest and have a hard time but I testify as you strive to do things to unite your family and take interest in them and love them you will find joy like no other. Families are awesome.

Love you all! Have a great week.

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