October 9, 2017


Ulan Ude


Elder Spencer

Training Continues!

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Lawrence Gavin wrote: Hey all! This week has been grand!!
I'm loving it here in Ulan-Ude, and training is exactly as great as I had hoped! It's been a blast. Elder Spencer is working hard, and the language is coming along slowly but surely for him. The members like him and he's got a great work ethic! The work is moving forward, and we've seen the Lord's hand in our lives all week this week.

The highlight was definitely this Sunday, when we had a good turnout for conference and then were asked by a member to come and introduce his friend to the Gospel at the conclusion of conference. The members here are so incredible about fellowshipping and giving us referrals, I love them! So we went with this member, met his friend in a cafe, and then had a bit of a pseudo-lesson, due to the fact that outside the church we cannot teach. He only had a little time and couldn't make it to the church. Luckily, he asked a lot of good questions, which we are allowed to answer, and the member we were with did a great job of teaching on our own. The new investigators name is Aleksei. He is leaving today for two months, but he agreed to meet us at the church today and pick up a Book of Mormon that he can be reading while he's gone.
The twins are doing good, they've been reading in the beginning of the Book of Mormon and have agreed to hear the rest of the lessons. I'm really excited to continue with them, and hopefully start to see them become more and more genuinely interested as we continue! Anton is still doing good, he should be giving a talk this Sunday about the Holy Ghost! We're meeting with him today to help him get ready for it.
I'm loving it! The mission really is the best two years.
Thanks for everything! Love you guys!
Elder Lawrence
Pictures:-Apartment squad pic-Elder Spencer and me in full winter gear-The zone! (from last transfer)


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