September 5, 2017


Bainbridge, Georgia


Ethan Scott Belliston

Love One Another

Hey everyone! Hope you've all had a good week!!!

Monday, August 28:
Preparation Day...usual stuff.
Tuesday, August 29:
Spent a lot of time biking around Bainbridge. We found a few new people we could potentially teach so we will see if any of them meet with us and want to learn more.
Wednesday, August 30:
Today was such an incredible day! It started with volunteering at the Salvation Army. After Lunch Elder Belliston and I went to see someone we had met the day before named Frank. He wasn't home so we decided to go around the area on our bikes. --Side note-- [On Sunday night I had prayed for the opportunity to meet someone who was prepared to hear about the messages of the Gospel. This morning I woke up from a dream where I had seen the face of a woman that I hadn't met.] --end--While we were going down a street we had been down multiple times during the past weeks I saw a Lady outside of her house cleaning out her SUV. I said Hi and she turned around and it was the woman I had had a dream about. Her name is Latisha and she was very nice and welcoming. She explained to us that she was cleaning because her son was returning from the Army after completing his boot camp. She invited us to sit on her porch and offered us Coke. (I love Coke) We began to talk with her more and she told us that she had lost her sister recently and unexpectedly. She went on to express how hard life had been since then. We taught her the Plan of Salvation and she loved it!!! I, not knowing how to explain everything to her, told her about my prayer and dream. She knew we were sent to her and so far seems very interested. Later in the day Elder Belliston and I had an amazing lesson with Alvin. At the end of the lesson we asked Alvin if he wanted to be baptized and he said he wanted nothing more than to be baptized. He is going to be baptized on September 30!
Thursday, August 31:
Today we visited Frank and met his girlfriend Lorella. We were also were able to visit Sister Kincaid an older woman in a nursing home. We shared a scripture with her and sang her a few Hymns.
Friday, September 1:
Zone Conference!!! Lot's of training and being with other Elders and Sisters. I got to see some friends from the Missionary Training Center.
Saturday, September 2:
Met with Alvin today and taught him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Other than that lots of appointments were canceled because it was Labor Day weekend.
Sunday, September 3:
Fast Sunday was awesome! Alvin came to church and heard testimonies from the congregation and said he would go up next month. He also saw Elder Belliston give Fast offerings and said he wanted to do it too!

Scripture and Quote

John 13: 34 & 35
"34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."

"Love is not limited to an emotion but is an action. It is that action of love that we see true love come forth."
-Elder Brock Goates


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