January 16, 2018


Bainbridge, Georgia


Alec Taylor

Develop an attitude of gratitude!

Kinda crazy weekend but I love my mission and everything that comes with it!!!

Monday, January 8:
P-day. Not much to say about today. We met this guy named Jim outside of a gas station who was really nice and accepting until his wife came out. She basically told us we were part of a cult and we have been brainwashed. It was kinda sad to see that she wouldn't let us explain ourselves. Pretty basic day other than that.
Tuesday, January 9:
Stinking awesome District meeting!!! I absolutely love the missionaries I am serving with!
Wednesday, January 10:
Today we had our regular service at the Salvation. We tried going to Attapulgus and knocking doors there but very few people answered their doors and even fewer people listened to our message.
Thursday, January 11:
Today Amaris had her interview to be baptized. It was really fun to have her show that she was ready to be baptized. We had some other lessons that were ok but not anything to crazy.
Friday, January 12:
We somehow managed to end up in Donalsonville for most of the day. Really hard to find people to talk to when half the town is inside because it's 30 degrees out here.
Saturday, January 13:
Well probably the weirdest birthday of my life. It was basically a regular Saturday with the exception of dinner at a members house. Not much partying today.
Sunday, January 14:
CRAZIEST DAY OF MY MISSION!!! It all started off with setting up the broadcast system for a regional conference at 6 in the morning. Following the set-up we had a Branch Council meeting. We then started to fill up the baptismal for Amaris's baptism. We had Priesthood before the broadcast started for an hour. There was a problem... we weren't getting a signal from Salt Lake. SO for the 30 minutes. Before the Broadcast was supposed to start I was frantically trying to get any signal. I tired everything I could do and nothing was working. Elder Taylor and I said a prayer and not but a few minutes before the broadcast started we finally got a phone call to connect to Salt Lake where they were able to give us an internet IP with a password and Username. That allowed us to get the broadcast 23 seconds before it started. After the broadcast we set the rest of Amaris's baptism. It was an amazing experience. She was so happy and everyone was so glad to have her join the branch. To end off the day we had dinner with the Richardson's where we celebrated Brother Richardson's birthday as well as mine.

Double Quotes:

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
-Brian Tracy

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.”
-Henri Frederic Amiel


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