Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Falls & A Sketchy Bus Stop 4/24/17

We were sitting around for an hour and 27 minutes last night until we got our transfer call. We knew one was coming because the AP's told us but it didn't come till 10:27, literally the last call of the night. Elder Spencer is packing his bags and headed to Chatham, he served there 2 transfers after me, then left after 1 transfer and he's going back. He's super pumped to go back there! I'm staying here and my new companion is Elder Toly, from Lethbridge, Alberta! I'm really excited to serve with him, I served around him when I was here in Burlington and when I was in Barrie! I'm excited to be staying here, Hallelujah! 

We hit up Niagara Falls last Monday, it was fun to be down there. Absolutely beautiful weather we had, Emily took us on a hike down by the river with a bunch of the Zone, we also went up by the Falls, checked um out, and stopped by the Harley Davidson Dealership. We're going to start a biker missionary gang... 
So Wednesday one of the members, Tallar, took us out for dinner but wouldn't tell me where we were going, so we drove into Burlington and ended up pulling into Ikea. It's been a very very long time since I've been there to eat, but it was super good! The Downtown Elders had their family get baptized this week, so on we ended up there doing 5 interviews that night as well. Their Baptism was very powerful, and the Elders said the confirmation was the strongest they've every felt the spirit. It's amazing to see families join the fold, and come unto Christ.

I can't remember if we told you or not about the Horneburgers, but they are the new Senior couple in our branch. They are from Cardston, Alberta. They have 15 children, yep, that's right, 15 children. We had dinner with them last week and the quantity of food they made was unreal! I'm not sure Sister Horneburger knows how to cook small quantities. They are so awesome, this is their like 4th mission so far, and they are a Celestial Couple. Anyhow, we had this referral way out in the middle of nowhere, so they ended up driving us out there, it was super funny because we were tracting one side of the street and they were tracting the other side of the street after stopping by the referral. I felt like a group of JW's. 

Friday the Chinese Elders had to take our car so we ended up out in Stoney Creek with no car and had to bus back, I sat by this young guy from Albania and pretty much learned all the history of Albania. Apparently it is 80% Muslim there as well, so we also talked about his background. We weren't able to get his number, but we're hoping he comes to church one of these days! 

Investigators are doing well, Belen came to church on sunday, she's been loving it in YSA, so we are seeing her on Saturday and hopefully going to set her with a Baptismal Date! Wahoo! A lot of our investigators couldn't meet last week, so this week were going to hit the street running.

Love you all!

Elder Adam Taylor

Monday, April 17, 2017

"Brother, Brother!" 4/17/17


Here are a few tips for updates for the week!

Chicken and Waffles: Wednesday was Chicken and Waffles day at our Southern Smoke House. It was a big nice Texas Waffle, with a big old deep fried chicken breast smothered in the best honey glaze y'all would ever imagine.  
 Chinese Exchange: I got to go on Exchanges with Elder Martin this last week, he's from Utah, fun fact, I actually went to Jr. High with him. He was born in Hong Kong, then moved to Utah a few years later. We had an awesome time on exchanges, luckily everybody we taught could speak English as well as Mandarin so I knew what was going on a majority of the time.

Kaku exchange: I got to go on exchanges with Elder Kaku as well, he is from Ghana and his dad is currently serving as a Mission President in Nigeria, however his dad was just called as an Area 70, so he'll be starting that in June. Our exchange was a blast though, we had a booked day, which ended up falling apart, so we ended up on the streets all day tracting and talking with people. It turned into a great exchange, found a really cool Brazilian guy named Mattio who they are going to start teaching. We also had this really interesting guy named David come up to us on the street. We were walking down the street and he came running over to us, jay walked across the intersection, and in a very loud voice started asking us what Fornication was and if Pornography was bad. It was kinda awkward with people walking all around us, but we helped him understand. 

Later that evening we were walking down the street and another guy came running up to us, yelling "Brother Brother". Turns out this guy named Jim had been living in a rough place for most his life, now he started reading the bible and it's been changing his life a lot. We listened to him just talk for close to 35 minutes straight, we hardly said a work. He's a bit crazy, big into conspiracy, but wants to be baptized and we'll be seeing him again tomorrow. 

Good Friday: Good Friday here is interesting, because everything shuts down for it. It's a National Holiday, which I find really weird seeming how we don't even really celebrate it in Utah at all.

Easter Dinner: We had dinner last night with the Hobbs/Gilmore's. They are an awesome family, they do so much for us. We had Yorkshire pudding with dinner, it reminded me a lot of being with Elder Jones. 

Liz: We started teaching Liz again, we stopped teaching her for a few weeks because she was going through a few things, but we started teaching her again, and she should hopefully be baptized next month, Woot woot!

Jaspreed: Our investigator Jaspreed also came to church yesterday, it was her very first time at a Christian church and she really enjoyed it. She is Sikh, and from India. It's been a blast teaching her, and we'll be seeing her again this week. 

I had the opportunity yesterday to read and compare the Sermon on the Mount to the Nephites and to those in Jerusalem. It's cool to see how there are a few differences in and they all have to do with Christ fulfilling Mosaic Law. Christ's sacrifice and the Atonement of Jesus Christ truly did make all things possible for us. I'm so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has given us his son, Jesus Christ, as an example to follow, and as our personal Saviors. I love the Gospel and all it can do for us, and I'm grateful for the church and leaders who help us to know how to better follow Christ, I couldn't do it alone. 

Love you all!
Elder Adam Taylor


Friday, April 14, 2017

Straight Outta Hamilton 4/10/17

Good Morning! What a wonderful morning here in Hamilton, it's beautiful outside, it's finally spring time. Hurray! Earlier this week Alonso and Mercedes invited us over for dinner, it was awesome to be back in their homes and too see how far they have come over the last year and a half is astonishing. Mercedes made us a fantastic spaghetti and parmesan chicken dinner, she makes killer Italian food, needless to say I was stuffed the rest of the day. 

Our investigator Karen ended classes here at McMaster University, and ended up moving back to Toronto... So sad, we had to pass her off to the sisters up there. She was a blast to teach and super interested in the Gospel, she'll get baptized, I know she will! Wednesday was a crazy day, we had to go to Brampton for a meeting, following the meeting we had to take the truck to Milton, so that we could take some of the other Elders a new mattress and Box Spring. By the time we got done with all of that, we got back about 7:45 and on Wednesday nights we do service feeding the homeless with the Salvation army, so we got back, changed and headed down. This week we were on pastry duty, so we put pastries in a bag and handed them out. 

Thursday we a grand time, it was pooring rain all day so we were soaked all day, but we got to go to a Power to Change meeting at the University, it's a Christian group that talks about Christian debates. They were talking all about faith versus proof basically. There were 2 atheists there who were debating the one side and like 6 Christians on the other. It was kinda unique but we were able to talk to a few guys about their faiths and beliefs and they want to meet up and learn more about "Mormonism" and how we see it. 

Friday was Zone Council, we got to talk about Easter as our instruction to the missionaries, and how we can help use Easter to share our message. It was a powerful meeting and a good time to reflect upon my Savior. 

The other Elders found this BBQ place, the owner spent some time in the South so he knows how to BBQ, oh man was it good. It's the new place to go in Hamilton. Sneak peak, but we're going to have a pig roast there in a few weeks, we're pumped! After that though I got to go on exchanges with Elder Gutierrez in Burlington, oh my, it was amazing to be back. They planned the day to go by a bunch of my former investigators so that's what we did. The first stop of the day was Robin, who was the lady I taught my very first day as a missionary, I met her, and invited her to be baptized that very day. It was a very spiritual lesson, and so fun to see her again. She let us know that she is actually working on moving, but she needed spiritual help, so the Elders there are meeting with her again to help her! Oh man, I was so excited to see her, when she saw us, she yelled "You're back!" We use to always bike over to her house, and she's moving right, so she gave us her bikes because she needed to get rid of them, so now we have bikes here. After that we went over by Randy, who is Native, he was super interested in the Book of Mormon when I was there so when he answered we talked at his door and showed him the Prince of Peace video, we all felt the spirit pretty strong, so I asked him if he knew what that was, he answered No, we told him it was God and we told him we would come teach him how he could feel that more. So they're going back to teach him too. Lastly, we stopped by a guy named Ramone, he is from Jamaica, and when we first knocked, his girlfriend Stephanie answered with a baby, I was surprised because when I found him he didn't have a kid, and now his baby is 9 months old. Craziness! He wasn't home, she told us he had left so we started to walk away but I saw a guy down the street the other way, so we turned around and talked to him, guess what, Ramone was out smoking a joint. We started to talk about family, and how we come back to help his family. He had us inside, we had a long conversation about his beliefs and the Book of Mormon. He is a conspiracist, and if you don't know what that is, they believe in the earth being flat, or hollow, or on pillars like a table, it's interesting. Anyhow, he and his girlfriend committed to read the Book of Mormon. 

I loved being back in Burlington! It was a dream come true, last experience this week that was a blast, on Saturday there was a YSA activity where we had a Bonfire up on the Mountain overlooking Hamiltion, I didn't have my camera on my so I couldn't take any pictures, but being there just reminded me of how beautiful all of God's creations are.

With Easter coming up this week, I Invite all of you to use the initiative put out by the church on Social Media! :) Check out Mormon.org and use the resources this week!

That's about it for the week, I love you all so much

Straight Outta Hamilton, 

Elder Taylor

New bikes 😊 

General Conference & Dogs 4/3/17

Bowling with the district up

What an amazing week, I loved Conference! Wasn't Elder Clayton's talk so amazing! It was so fun to see him talk, it reminded me so much of all of our conferences we had when he was in the mission. I can really see how he has taken on the mantel of a Special Witness of Christ. He's obviously the same person, but at the same time he has a special look in his eye as well. The rest of conference I loved, how blessed we were to hear from President Monson about the Book of Mormon and the importance of reading it daily. One of my favorite talks was Elder Hales as he talked about Discipleship, and how discipleship isn't just doing the things Christ did, but a lot more, it's a "State of being". While listening and thinking about that I had a thought come to my mind, but the words "Our focus should be to become like Christ, not just be like Christ." Now, as I thought about these words I realized what it meant exactly. We can do good things in our life which is good, but more importantly we need to become like Christ, in how we think and act, and in our desires and motives. 

The day before conference started, we all got to go to the temple, oh my! It was amazing to be in the house of the Lord. I got to do the temple work for Claude Hook who is one of Papa Jac's cousins! It was awesome, our session started at 7, so in order to do all the work beforehand we had to get up at 4am so we could be at the temple by 6, we were exhausted by the end to say the least! 

Super cool experience from this week, after the temple the Chinese Elders got a text from a girl named Karen, she wanted to meet up, so they passed her number on to us. We ended up meeting with her the next day. She met with missionaries close to 4 years ago in Toronto when she was doing a world religion project on the church and she knows practically everything about the church. We were talking about the Book of Mormon and when I mentioned Moroni she asked "Is that the same Moroni that lead Joseph Smith to the plates?" Hahaha, I'm sure my face was priceless when she said that. Anyhow, she came out to General Conference, really enjoyed it, had tons of questions, and we're meeting up with her again tomorrow. It's really cool to see how the Lord prepares people, last week for FHE, everybody shared their conversion stories, and with every one of them, the Lord had been preparing them years beforehand. 

So for the first session of Conference we watched it with Rachel, our New convert. The second session we drove out to St. Catharine's to watch it with Emily, one of the members out there, before the session we stopped by a Doughnut place called Beechwood Doughnuts. Basically they are the best doughnuts you'll ever have, I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to Tim Horton's for a doughnut without being disappointed. I had a Strawberry Rhubarb doughnut, if you're ever passing through St. Catharine's, stop in to Beechwood, you won't regret. Priesthood we headed back to Hamilton to watch it here with some members! Sunday morning we watched in Hamilton with Karen, and then afterwards Elder Spencer had to do a Baptismal Interview, so while he did that I taught Karen, usually with Baptismal Interviews the one not doing the interview just has to sit and wait. It was the best to actually have someone to teach while doing it. After that we drove out to Grimsby where we watched conference with the Hobbs, they go to Stoney Creek ward and are awesome! They feed us every week, and we've gotten super close to their family. After conference we had dinner with their family and headed back to Hamilton to finish off the night with some good old tracting.. It was an awesome weekend. 

We also hit up this sweet Hot dog shop called Alderbrook's in Burlington I use to eat at over a year ago. Sweet place, cheap 12' fully loaded hot dogs. Enough said.
I love the Gospel, we have modern prophets, Jesus Christ Lives!

Love you,
Elder Taylor

 Pho with Efe

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cleaning My Feet 3/27/17

Where did March go? Well, it happened! Rachel was baptized, wahooooo!   It was such an awesome Baptism, the spirit was so strong, and her confirmation was amazing as well. When the words "Receive the Holy Ghost" were said, I could feel the spirit enter the room so unbelievable powerful. It was a testimony builder of the power of the Holy Ghost in all things. I'm very grateful for the chance I had to be apart of that wonderful ordinance! I was asked to speak on Baptism at the service, and I came up with a cool analogy I'm sure you'll enjoy. I'll share it basically how I shared it, I didn't write it down so I'll try my best to capture all of the details.

My grandparents have a cabin up on a lake in northern Utah. Between the Cabin and the lake is a huge sandy beach, and around the cabin is sand as well. One of the rules at our cabin is that there is no Sand aloud within the Cabin. Very similar to how our Heavenly Father is with Sin, just as the scriptures teach "No unclean thing can enter the presence of God". I remember when very young I would spend hours playing around in the sand getting extremely sandy and dirty, in this state, I wasn't aloud back into the Cabin until I was clean again. So, my mom would always tell me to go wash myself off in the water, now the water isn't always that warm in the lake, especially when the wind started to blow in the afternoon and the water temperature dropped. Now getting into the water might have taken quite a bit of courage, but once I was clean, I could finally go back into the cabin. The only problem was, that I had to make it across the beach, being wet, without getting any sand on me. Possible to do, except for getting sand on my feet and legs. Now, luckily, my grandpa had already thought ahead of this so we have buckets of water next to the entrances to the cabin that we can rinse our feet off with. I compare cleaning myself off in the lake to the Ordinance of Baptism, the original cleansing, and the bucket of water next to the Cabin the Sacrament. After we are baptized, we still sin, but the Sacrament allows for us to become clean again, time after time, no matter how many times we run through the sand after washing ourselves off.

(Cool news of the day, we just got a referral from SLC of a girl who lives here who has been taught all the missionary lessons! We'll be calling her in a bit, I'll report more on that next week!)

I had exchanges last week with Elder Taylor, haha, as you can imagine, every contact we had was pretty funny. 'Hi, we're Elder Taylor..." I'm sure everybody thought Mormon's were the weirdest people ever, especially since Elder Taylor is from Layton, UT. Right next door. We were in Brampton for the day though, and had quite the busy day! I also got to drive a brand new Dodge Caravan, I never thought I would ever say this, but driving that mini van was pretty dang fun. Just call me Elder Soccer Mom.

We started teaching a guy named Jay, he's a pretty fly guy! He met with the missionaries a few months ago, never got super into the Book of Mormon, and had some other questions that were never answered and decided to take a break. He walked into church a couple weeks ago though and we started teaching him this last week! We had a sweet lesson, first lesson we started off with was the purpose of the family and the Law of Chastity, not a typical first lesson, but a really good one at that!

We also are teaching a girl now named Jaspreed, she is from India, and I met her on a bus 2 weeks ago! She's super cool, and it's been a blast teaching her. Our entire lesson was on Jesus Christ and Prayer. It's fun to teach someone who has no Idea who Jesus Christ is!

We had Zone Conference this last week as well and got to see the new #PrinceofPeace video that drops on the 31st for the Easter Initiative! We're super excited for it. The Video is very very very powerful and we're excited to use it to help people understand the role of the Savior and his Resurrection. You can watch it on Mormon.org on Friday!

My first sunday in a YSA branch was super cool! Probably the most reverant/quiet sacrament meeting I've ever been too. It was quite the experience. I love YSA work so far, it's been tons of fun!

I love the gospel, I love the Lord, I love the Scriptures! They're all real. If you don't know, Search Ponder and Pray. You will!!

Love you all!
Elder Adam Taylor

PS We clean the Baptism Font in style

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

No Other Place On Earth Like Hamilton 3/20/17

There is no other place on Earth like Hamilton, Ontario. It's been a blast here so far! Being in YSA work so far has been a blast, it's so different than serving in a family ward. You have to really change things up in YSA work. There are fewer members, they are crazy busy with school and work, our area is huge. It's pretty crazy, it's a riot though! I'll tell you about those who I've been able to meet this week! I'm with Elder Spencer, he's great. I don't know him super well, but we've had a good time together so far. He's from Springville, and a huge tennis player. We also live with 2 other Elders, Elder Stone from Orem, and Elder Kaku from Ghana! We have tons of fun all together.

Keevin is our Branch Mission Leader, he was baptized last fall. He's solid as a rock, he has so much excitement about missionary work, and loves to serve us and help us out. He's an artist, when we went over to meet up with him, we went into his apartment and he has like 6 guitars laying around, camera's and a bunch of other things!

Eric is one of the Branch Missionaries, he's so sweet! He loves to serve, and even though he's crazy busy, he finds time to come out with us and help us out. He does renovations for work, and he's been a member since May!

Jordyn is also a Branch Missionary, she was baptized a few months ago as well, she was actually asked to speak in Stake Conference this last weekend and she did awesome! She spoke on Being a light to the world.

As you can probably tell, we have some sweet New Converts, and our Branch missionary force is stellar! We're excited to all work together to find those who are ready to learn.

Rachael is our investigator, she's actually getting baptized on Saturday! Wahoo! We're super excited for her, she's super funny. She has been investigating the church for like 4ish months I think.

Besides Rachael, we didn't have any other investigators when I got here, so none the less we had lots of time to find some new investigators. We took some time to get things organized, previously, the Elders were spending almost all their time at the universities street contacting. We went through the area book and organized it so that we could use our time more effectively, it was an awesome use of time. We now have a list of where people all live, and what areas have student housing. It's going to be awesome. Most of last week we went around and met the members, Tuesday when I got here I texted everybody and got a bunch of appointments set up to meet. It's been sweet meeting with all of them. 

First cool experience we had this week, first door I ever knocked on in my new area. We were down in St. Catherines, and we were going by a less-active member. We had been getting pounded with snow all morning so there was like 8 inches of snow on the ground and it was freezing cold out. A guy named Paul comes to the door and invites us right in, sits us down and gets us some delicious soup. Paul had gone on vacation to Utah last year where he did a tour of Temple Square. We were able to talk to him and his girlfriend Liat, who is from Jerusalem. She is Jewish and speaks Hebrew, but isn't practicing Judaism. We talked with them a lot about Prayer and the Book of Mormon and said we could come by anytime. 

Every Saturday, Elder Stone and Kaku have our car and we take the Bus passes, so we had to venture all the way to the far end of Hamilton to meet with one of the members. It took us a very very long time! We were able to meet Jaspreet on the way! She is from India, and currently working at Costco (Shoutout to Costco). She was with her friend from the Philipeans and her friend met with missionaries there! Her friend wasn't interested in meeting, but Jaspreet is meeting up with us tomorrow morning!

Saturday and Sunday was Stake Conference here, which was awesome! I got to see all the Burlington members! It was so cool to see them. Alonso and Mercedes were there!!! Oh man, they are doing so good and they have this amazing light in their eyes now, they have grown so much. Oh man, and their Niece is getting baptized in the next few weeks, she is 25, so YSA age, hopefully she'll start coming out to YSA. We're going to have dinner with them this week or next!
In Stake Conference, one of the speakers told a story about when he was on a mission he was in charge of teaching all the missionaries at Zone Conferences (it was obvious he was an Assistant) but he was talking about Obedience to all the missionaries about how sometimes we don't understand rules or commandments, but we out to keep them still. He was a big swimmer in High School so not swimming was very difficult for him, well 4 days before he went home we has playing tennis with his Mission President, and after they finished playing they were walking back to the cars where they passed a pool and his mission president pushed him in and kept walking. He jumped right out of the pool and kept going with his President. In his departing interview his mission president told him he was testing him to see what his reaction would be, if he would swim or if he would get right out after spending the last week teaching about the topic. His mission president told him to keep up the way of obedience he was living. It really stood out to me, mostly because I'm a missionary, but it shows a very important way of life.

Love you all!
Elder Adam Taylor

Check out this talk by the One and Only Elder (President) Clayton

Back to Hamilton 3/13/17

Transfers have once again come, transfer 15 here I come. It's hard to believe, weird. Anyhow, I'm going back to Hamilton! I'm super excited because I'll be in Niagara YSA which covers the entire Hamilton Stake, which means my area covers Burlington again. WAHOOO! I'm super excited, I'll be living Downtown Hamilton in a house with the Down Town Hamilton Elders. Hamilton is quite the place, it's an interesting place. I've only heard amazing things about the YSA Branch there. I'll be there with Elder Spencer, he came out one transfer before me, and seems like a really good guy. I don't know him too well, but I'm pumped to be with him. I could easily be his last companion. Elder Layton is staying here and Elder Madrigal will be joining him. Elder Madrigal is a Portuguese missionary so they are going to be teaching Portuguese here now along with all we were teaching. I'll really miss London, it's sad to leave, but I feel like it's time for me to move onto another place. I've grown to love the people and the area and will forever miss it here!

This week was tons of fun, not tons to report or right about but I'll come up with a few. Funny story, Saturday we had a triple baptism into the YSA branch here and it was super awesome! The water heater here doesn't work super great so when you turn it on you have to turn it just right so you don't run out of hot water. Well, the sisters didn't understand us when we told them that so they filled the font like 3/4 of freezing cold water and then tried to top it off with warm water... well that didn't do anything. I walked over to the font and it was depleted half way, turns out they tried to drain some of the water but the stopper didn't go back in so it was draining fast! We got the plug back in, almost taking a bath on the way. We got the font filled again but it was freezing! So me and Elder Layton had to boil huge vats of water, and right before the baptism, during the talk on the Holy Ghost, we dumped the boiling water into the font. It was still cold, but it warmed it up a pretty good amount!

We had dinner with a family this last week, and while we were sharing a lesson on Faith, their 7 year old son said "I want to bear my testimony" and proceeded too tell us his testimony. It was very powerful and he mustered up what he wanted to share and say, the spirit was very strong. I don't know what they are doing in their house, but they're definitely teaching their children the Gospel the right way!

Kathleen and Aggie are both doing great, They should both be getting baptized in the next couple months! 

I got to go out to Tillsonburg on exchanges with Elder Garner. Let's just say it is a tiny town surrounded by even smaller villages, holy cow did we drive a lot. We were walking downtown and this guy stopped his car in the middle of the road and yelled at us to go see his grandma who was a less-active member. Not everyday someone gives you a referral from the car while driving, anyhow, we went by and there are quite a few non-members that live with her as well. That was sweet! We had dinner with the Branch President and had Moose Spaghetti, *Say in a Canadian Accent* First time I've eaten Moose up here in Canada, eh? 

I want to share a cool scripture from the Sermon on the Mount "And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God" 3 Nephi 12:8

Yesterday in church the talk was on the Characteristics of the Prophets, and focused on Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith's experience never would have happened if he had never asked with a pure heart, expecting an answer. I hope we can all learn from his example!

Love you all, and don't forget, 7 days without God makes you week

Elder Adam Taylor

The Most Important Years of My Life 3/6/17

What a crazy week we had.. seems like we were running all over the place and getting things ready and all sorts of things. We had MLC down in Brampton this week, and it was an awesome meeting, I'll share something powerful that happened to me before the meeting. I felt like I should flip open my scriptures and study for a few minutes before the meeting. I was thinking about a few different things and rules that had come out and were coming out and how I wasn't really looking forward to them but I flipped to Doctrine and Covenants section 26, and as I read the short chapter, they seemed to speak entirely to my heart. It's kind of a funny scripture to speak to me, but I've been thinking a lot about things to make my mission even more meaningful and to become a better teacher and disciple of Christ. I really just felt that this 2 years is perhaps the most important of my life, and for many others. My focus should be on that 100% of the time, and It gave me a chance to one again recommit myself to my Savior. I'm really grateful for the tender mercies our Heavenly Father gives to us.
Sunday was super powerful, fast and testimony meeting was cool. The focus came from members sharing their conversion stories, and it was amazing to hear the different stories and simple testimonies. One testimony was especially sweet, a 99 year old lady slowly made her way to the podium and said this "I know that Jesus Christ lives and that Joseph Smith was a prophet". That was her testimony, but the spirit was so strong as she bore testimony. It was a powerful meeting. 

Also, as I type this email I'm listening to the Face to Face with President Eyring and Elder Holland. If you haven't had the chance to watch it, I recommend you do it. It's awesome! 

Kathleen is doing awesome, she even got her sister Roxanne to come out to church on sunday! Way to go Kathleen, she is looking good for her Baptism at the end of the month, we get to go out there and see her again on wednesday.

We had to bring furniture back down to London with us from MLC so we had the mission truck, and we had to take the truck back to Brampton on Saturday. One fun thing though was that we had to stop to get something from Hamilton for one of the Office missionaries, so we stopped for lunch in Burlington. It was fun to pass through my old area, it's been over a year since I've been there, so it was a great blessing!

President Shields has been putting a lot of focus on becoming more affiliated with Jesus Christ through reading "Jesus the Christ" So I've been reading 4 pages a day and I've seen my relationship with Christ grow just over this last week of doing that. It's been quite the experience, and If you haven't read it, I recommend it completely!

Love you all!

Elder A. Taylor

Ether 12:6