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.

Bonjour,

Another week in the books. I really can't think of anything that happened this week. I have been keeping busy by playing piano which is the most interesting thing I've done all week. I have new companions, one is from Tahiti and one is from Vegas. Uuuuuuhhhhh... we've had a couple lessons with members and there's some cool people.

Btw Facebook wrecked me and locked me out of my account so I had to make a new one so if you get a friend request it's me lol. Give thanks for being in the USA if you live there rn, the regulations are coming down but Canada is wild so idk how long we're gonna be in here. Much love! Talk to yall next week.

Prison Tunes

Bonjour,

Where to begin, where to begin... there was much good and there was much sad. We have officially called everyone who has ever met with the missionaries in Etobicoke and apparently the still aren't interested in the Gospel. On Wednesday we got a new comp because his comp had to go home, good guy. We had a lesson with the Russians but the language barrier is just too much, they don't understand half the things we say. We'll have to work on bringing someone who can speak Russian.

Elder Gardner bought a guitar on Thursday and has been playing tunes from back home and it is so nice. Guitar makes the heart happy.

I'm very very sad to say that my son is leaving. Elder Gardner is going to a new area and I'm getting another comp from Tahiti. I'm sad to see Elder Gardner go, hes an awesome guy. Welp, talk to you next week I guess.

Howdy,

I have now been in isolation for almost a month of my life. I have become transparent from lack of sunlight, I've forgotten what a high five feels like, my desk chair has now perfectly molded to the shape of my butt. We're still alive though so we count our many blessings. I'm turning into a chef though so everybody watch out for me on Hell's Kitchen.

So this week as we were calling on Areabook and we found this Russian woman who knew the missionaries in Russia because they taught her English. We've had a couple video chats with her and her husband so that's been interesting. They're funny people, we'll see if we can get them progressing.

Someone told me that during the Black Plague or something Isaac Newton invented calculus so do something cool while you're chillin. Have a good week!