January 8, 2018


Bainbridge, Georgia


Alec Taylor

Doing well in GA!

Hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far!!! I can't believe that my first winter in the south just happens to be one of the coldest ones that folks around here remember. Elder Taylor and I actually haven't turned on our heater yet. I forgot my notebook and camera so this week is all based on memory.

Monday, January 1:
Tuesday, January 2:
District meeting was pretty sweet. We had some awesome training and I absolutely love my district.
Wednesday, January 3:
Today started off with a text from President Smith letting us know that President Monson passed away. That was a sad way to start the day but I can only imagine the reunion between him and his wife that took place in heaven.service at Salvation Army. We then did a ton of biking trying to find a house that apparently doesn't exist. We joined the youth for seminary and YM/YW so that was pretty fun!
Thursday, January 4:
Had a day of planning and visiting Sister Kincaid.
Friday, January 5:
Salvation Army started us off. We had lessons with a few less active families. Hopefully they felt Christ's love for them and they will feel a desire to come back to church. Today I almost got hit on my bike. I was going down a street and was about to go through an intersection that had stop signs for the traffic going E-W. I was going N-S and din't have a stop sign. One of the corners is very hard to see around
Saturday, January 6:
Ok so basically we drove to Donalsonville and Colquitt and Iron City and Brinson and visited like 300 people. Ok it wasn't that many but we sure were busy. We visited a man named Keith who is married to a member. He is in the hospital and has decided to start coming to church and has allowed missionaries to start teaching him again. In our lesson with him today we asked him to be baptized and he said he's considering it. We meet with many other people but I can't remember them all.
Sunday, January 7:
Church was absolutely amazing! So many amazing testimonies. I love this branch and it will be hard to leave.

Quotes from President Thomas S. Monson:

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved"

-President Thomas S. Monson (Gen Conf 10/5/08)

"Anger can build nothing, cannot edify anything, but can destroy everything"
-President Thomas S. Monson (Gen Conf 10/3/09)

"Chose your love and love your choice"
-President Thomas S. Monson (Gen Conf 4/2/11)


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