Namaste everybody,

This week was a week! I don't know how else to describe it lol. We took a trip out to Brampton for Elder Massey to go to the doctors before he goes home so we were in the car for a long time on Tuesday. The Vegas did feed us and I love that family so much so that was super cool. Other than that it was the usual street contacting, tracting, and grind.

To the title of my email. On Wednesday we had a day of grinding and we were getting in a dinner hour when we got a message. A guy who we met on the street way back messaged us asking us if we were coming to the Bible study he does with some friends. If we back up a couple of weeks we stopped him and were asking about where the Christians lived on campus and he told us about this Bible study he does and I invited myself and got his Facebook. Weeks go by and he doesn't go one week, doesn't respond the next week and we eventually forget about it because we think he's not interested. We were really surprised when he texted us so we hustled down to the Bible study. There were 8 YSA guys in the room, all Christian, all wondering who the well-dressed dudes were... it's showtime. We sat down and wanted to blend in so we just kinda got into it. They were studying Micah and to be honest I haven't been in Micah that much lol. I thought showtime was gonna be a no go but in the verses, it talked about the Gathering of Israel, so it's showtime again. The leader guy asks a discussion question and no one speaks so I'm prompted and I raise my hand and say, "So where did all the people of these tribes go?" They had never thought about that and one "smart" guy just talked about Judah and the Jews and I asked where did like Gad, and Emphram and all the boys go. They had no answer so they asked us and it turned into a super loving and bold conversation and then we all prayed for each other in a circle. They then asked us a ton about missions and invited us back and we were hyped!! Super big miracle, many prayers were said, milk was drunk, we were super happy. Welp, on Sunday we got a message from the leader guy that said we shouldn't come back because he doesn't agree with our doctrine and he doesn't want discussion. Needless to say, we did not have a good sacrament meeting lol. But what can you do, maybe one of them will have a change of heart.

Love you guys, talk next week. Stay in them scriptures!

What's up everyone I hope you all had a good week!

This week was pretty solid, after P-day we drove down to my old grounds Scarborough to stay the night before transfers. It was so fun to see the Borough Boys and catch up. That next morning I dropped Elder Mohi off at the Toronto Stake Center and said goodbye to him and then we took Gardiner Road, it's the highway that cuts straight through the city so if you want to check it on Google Maps you'll see how cool it is, to the Brampton Stake Center. We caught up with some other mission guys and I met my new comp Elder Massey. He's such a cool guy, he's from New Delhi, the biggest city in India, and he's been on his mission for like 23 months so this will be his last area we think. He lived by the American Embassy so he hung out with a bunch of Americans so we like a bunch of the same stuff.

This week we tried to work with a lot of less active people. We got a list from our ward mission leader of all the less actives and all it's turned into is us cleaning up the branch list. It's alright though it'll be good to help the branch. We did have 2 at church! That is a really big deal, I've never had that many at church on my mission. One woman and her daughter came and they seemed to enjoy it but we ask about how they feel and they just miss the Spirit I guess. I don't know what the deal is but we'll keep working. We also had a guy we've been teaching come to the YSA. He was doing good and even participated in the Sunday School a little bit. Me and Elder Massey we're laughing because he wouldn't take a Book of Mormon when we met but he wanted to get one after Sunday School so something changed haha.

I don't have any crazy spiritual thoughts this week but I just want to testify of our modern day prophet and the apostles. It's so cool to have them on this earth being special witnesses of Jesus Christ. I know they're inspired men and that they know what they're talking about when they teach us. They definitely are not perfect people because no one is, but they are Jesus Christ's Apostles. I love you guys I'll talk to you all next week!

We Hate Our New Room Mate\
What's good friends,\
This week kinda disappeared on me. We had interviews with our President, we did lots of finding on Wednesday, we did exchanges on Thursday, Friday had District Council and such and then BOOM on Saturday it snows like 14 inches. This was different than just your average 14 inches of snow back home in Utah, it gets so dark here so fast so it was spooky. The only way to describe it was like when Sully and Mike get banished to the snow place, it was pretty wild to experience when we went contacting. But we had a snow miracle that day, while we were contacting we said what's up to a lady that crossed us on the street and then she was like to the other side when she said hello back and then Elder Mohi yelled and asked where she was from and she ran back across the street to talk to us! I was pretty surprised but we started talking about the weather and she asked why we were out and we told her all about being a missionary and that stuff and she was way interested. We asked her why she was out in the Arctic weather and she said that she had been studying all day and she just "felt like she needed to take a walk." That was pretty wild, we asked about her religious background and she didn't really have one and then she asked what was different about our church and I talked about the Book of Mormon is one difference and she accepted one! Hopefully, something comes out of that but I thought it was pretty cool.\
Alright to the title of my email. I had been on exchanges all Thursday and when we got to District Council on Friday to exchange back Elder Mohi told me that someone had broken into our house but hadn't really taken anything they had just knocked over some stuff over and moved some stuff, this made sense to me because as missionaries we are very poor and we don't have anything of real money value anyway. Well we head home from District Council and I am bringing all my stuff from exchanges into our bedroom and on the top of a mattress that we have up against a window in our apartment there is a squirrel. My first thought was, "Is that real?" and then it moved and confirmed to me that it was indeed real and it was in our bedroom. I yelled at Elder Mohi and he thought I was joking so he didn't come but I yelled at him again and he walked over and was like what the freak. It hopped down and ran behind our suitcases in the closet, I started filming and Elder Mohi grabbed a broom and was poking at it and it hopped from behind the suitcases, onto Elder Mohi's leg, into the kitchen and then behind the oven. I started poking at it and then it went into the oven. We called our landlord and he sent a patience guy who took our oven apart and then the squirrel fell out and ran underneath our sink and up into the wall. The pest control people came and put in a trap and it's been living in our wall ever since. We named him Korihor because he is the Anti Christ. He is a terrible roommate, he never cleans up, he eats all our bread, and he refuses to go into the trap. We came home from Church and our apartment was TRASHED. I buckled down and locked the entrance from into the wall and the entrance to our kitchen, I packed it with boxes, pillows, and weights. It looks really ghetto but hopefully Korihor will be good and go into the trap.\
Anyway sorry for the long email. For a quick spiritual thought we were reading about Lehi's dream in Sunday School and I always think that it's very interesting to read about the people that weren't in the Great Building and weren't at the tree of life, or left the tree of life. It talks about that the began to "feel their way" to the great and spacious building. It then says that many were lost and drowned in the river. People who want to go to the great and spacious building don't even make it most of the time! They can't live up to it or don't fit in with the other people. Just remember that next time you're tempted by something worldly that you know isn't good for you, you might not even make it to the building. Jesus Christ, on the other hand, lets everyone eat the fruit no matter who you are.\
Love all you guys, talk to you next week!

Hey what's up everybody??

This week disappeared. It was definitely because we were busy which always is way good. We started off our week with a Bible stand on the campus of Queens which was super cool. Students crack me up, I feel like I'm back in High School when I'm around them. It's super good talking to them because they're super open to hearing what you say but they don't care about Jesus at all. We met one guy who thought the Book of Mormon was, "super sick!" and we're hoping to meet with him this week and finally get some new blood in the YSA. Pray for Chase if you get a chance.

We also had Zone Conference and I got to see all of my buddies from my last district which is always good. At the end of Zone Conference Elder Mohi had to run to an area to do a baptismal interview so we went on a mini exchange and I drove with another Elder to an area called Peterborough. As we were driving up some THICK fog dropped down on us. It was pretty wild how bad it was and I was on the highway so it was crazy to navigate. We got to the area and we switched comps back and I drove back through at it got worse, a car almost ran straight into us on a small road it was crazy. The mists of darkness are a lot more real in my mind now from that experience lol.

A small spiritual thought: I was watching a video about an analysis of the Book of Mormon and it was talking about the literary miracle it is. A guy was analyzing it from the point of view that Joseph Smith wrote it and he said that if the Book of Mormon stood alone as a book of fantasy it would be one of the most remarkable works of literature ever written. Joseph Smith is a prophet and there is no doubt that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It's not even possible that it could have been written by him, it was written by the Prophets of the Old World of the Americas and it's an insane argument to say that it wasn't found by the way Joseph Smith said he found it. I love the Book of Mormon and I love studying it. Gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, it's the most important book you can spend your time reading.

Love all you guys talk to you next week!

What's good?

This week the grind has started to pay off. The students are coming back to school finally so we're in business. We went on exchanges and I was with a dude who's been out of the MTC for 3 weeks and he does not like talking to people so I had to get creative. A missionary here had made a survey he used for contacting so I printed out a bunch and headed to he campus. We talked to a lot of people and got some contact info from like 4 people so that was dope.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a solid New Year. I spent my New Year at a Subway across the street from my apartment till 9. We are party animals.

We're teaching a woman named Christina from the Philipines which is going well. She's accepting all of the lessons and believes the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith is a prophet but the only problem is she works the night shift at a hospital so she literally works 10 pm to 7 am including weekends so 10 am church is not working for her. She's also going to school during the day now since the holidays are over and we're scared she'll never be able to meet with us. Hopefully she can find some free time and a miracle can happen so that she doesn't have to work on weekends.

Love you all and I'll talk to you next week!

Happy New Year

It's pretty wild that in 2 days it's going to be 2020. You know what that means I'm entering my black out year. No one will see me from back home in 2020 which is pretty crazy. I had a pretty dope 2019 so hopefully 2020 is just as good.

This week was a grind. Because of the holiday season there are like no people here. To add on top of that it's winter and even if someone is on the streets they don't want to talk because they are trying to get out of the cold. So it's pretty dead up here in Kingston but it'll hopefully pick up this next week.

We've spent a ton of time in the Psyciactric Ward of the hospital because a less active we've been working with had to go there for the last couple weeks. So that's where I spent my Christmas evening and when we went there yesterday all the crazy people wanted Bibles and Book of Mormons so we gave them a ton of those lol.

New year so it's time for resolutions. I'm sure a ton of you already have resolutions but if you don't I have one for you. Pick one Christlike attribute you want to work on this year and work on it through out the year. That's what I'm doing and it's a good way to improve in a lot of aspects of your life. Happy New year! Talk to you all next week.