Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hunter Week 26: Temple Trip

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Good morning everyone! This has been a great week! Our p-day got moved to today since we went to the Temple in Bountiful today! It was a lot of fun!

We have been doing very well in this area! Elder Golding and I have doing well! Sorry this will be a short email since we are currently running back and forth!

Love y'all! Have a great week!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hunter Week 25: Happy Mother's Day!!

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Good morning everyone! We had a great first week of this transfer! Elder Golding is great! Can’t remember if I said where he is from, so I’ll do it again! Haha! He is from Eagle Mountain, Utah! Originally from Evanston, Wyoming so he isn’t too far from home! Haha! We get along very well, and have been doing good together!

This week was pretty slow. We had a lot of lessons fall through. We have been going by some of the Ward Mission Leaders and Bishops which has been good. We’ve have been having fair weather as well which was been nice. We had a cold front come in and dropped us from 80s to 50s and 60s. It should warm up this week again, I believe.

We also had a baptism in my last area I was able to go to! It was for a 15 year old young women that Elder Miller and I taught in the Samoan area! It was awesome to see her get baptized! I gave a talk on baptism there, so that was great as well!

Probably the highlight of my week was Mother’s Day! We had a great day! We had church with the Mother’s Day programs and then after our meetings we got to call home! It was awesome to have my last call home! So, that was awesome! Then we had our dinner and we did some family history work after dinner as well. It was an overall good day! Thank everyone again for all the love and support! Hope all y’all had a great week as well! Talk to y’all next week!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, May 7, 2018

Hunter Week 24: Last Transfer!!

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Good morning, everyone! We had our transfer calls Saturday. It was pretty exciting since this is my LAST one! So, this is what’s happening: Elder Heeding is leaving to go to serve in the Granger Stake! I am staying here in Hunter, and my LAST companion is Elder Golding! He’s has been out around 6 months or so. He is from Wyoming. So, it looks like this will be my last area! I’m definitely going to miss Elder Heeding, but I’m excited to have a new comp basically for my last month. Glad to be staying here! So, that’s the news with transfers! I’m officially been out the longest in the mission now so, that's weird! Haha!

This week was great! Nothing too exciting happened this week. We had a few lessons this week. We did a few service projects with some folks in our area. One was helping move some furniture from the basement to a moving van. Its has been a great time serving with Elder Heeding! I’m excited for this next transfer since we should have a lot of fun things going on. Mothers Day, the Jordan River Temple Rededication, my birthday, and a few other things. Hope all y’all had a great week as well! Love y’all! Thanks for all the love and support! It means a lot to me! I love serving this mission, and I hope for my last transfers that I’ll do my best! Peace!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hunter Week 23: Service Brings Blessings

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Good morning all of y’all! So, this week was a week of service! Basically the entire week starting on Tuesday when we did service with our district. It was wonderful, and we helped out a lady to do her yard work for her. So, that was fun and we moved some big rocks, but besides that it was just the normal day. And then, Wednesday we went out to Magna to help out someone else with their yard work. That was a lot of fun. We also made the plan is salvation on the sidewalk in some random park, but it was kind of cool. And then we did some more service helping someone move out of an apartment by that point it was dinner time. So we got a ride to take us to dinner.

Thursday we did some weekly planning and set up some lessons for this week. Then on Friday we had our district meeting which was great . We talked about the Holy Ghost so that was good. And then Saturday we have some other people move out and in our area so that was fun, too. And then in the evening we had this elders quorum activity that we went to. We talked with a couple of less active families that came so that was great.

And then Sunday we had a great Sunday and we gave talks about ordinances, covenants, and service. Elder Heeding did a great job! And today were hanging out at a park in Kearns with the Zone. But ya, its been a great week! Hope everyone else had a great week as well! Love y’all!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hunter Week 22: Serving Snow or Shine

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Good morning everyone! It has been another great week here in West Valley! We have been going around preaching the gospel as usual. Last Monday evening we had a few lessons which was great! One of which is a less active family we have been working with. Tuesday we mainly met with some more church leaders from our 12 wards we cover. Its been good to get to know everyone and to help get the ball rolling. Wednesday we also met with a few ward councils member. We did some of our weekly planning as well. We set some goals for the next week. Thursday we were going to head to the Jordan River Temple open house, but since it was rough weather and our person was sick as well we didn’t get to go. We rescheduled for next week. So, hopefully we will head down there finally this week.

Friday we had our district meeting which was awesome! We had lunch then we helped out with some service for someone. We were moving fertilizer for someone garden. He had a big truck load of it so it took a while. We had a lot of fun doing it.

Saturday we walked around and contacted the 25 or 26 referrals we got from the ward council members. We did that all afternoon, and it was perfect weather for it too. It was in the 60s or low 70.s and we did that until dinner. We met with a lot of people and had a lot of fun doing it. Then we did some service for someone after dinner. Then we went to the church to write out and print off our talks for church. We talked in the Highbury Ward which was awesome.

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hunter Week 21: Blessings and Lessons

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Good morning, everyone! We’ve had a great week this week here in the Hunter and Hunter East stakes area. It’s been awesome! We have been going by different auxiliary leaders within the 12 wards we cover. So, if you do the math it’s 84 people to go by. And so it’s been taking up quite a bit of time to set them all up, but it has been great and we’ve had a lot of success. We met with about 20 or so people so far! It’s been awesome to get to meet everyone and we have extended a challenge to each person to pass out a Book of Mormon to someone and to pray about someone to give it to. So far no one’s rejected that challenge so that’s good. Ha ha!

I have been teaching a couple lessons this week to a few investigators and less active families. So that has been good. We have a few people who are trying to get ready for baptism by the end of this month or beginning of May. We’ll see what happens, and I’m trying to find some new people. It has been great to serve here, and I love all the members here. On other news, we recently spoke in a ward sacrament meeting this Sunday! We talked about missionary work in being disciples of Jesus Christ. So it was awesome doing that!

It has been great serving here and getting to know the people in this area. I am glad for the opportunity to be here and to help those I’m supposed to help. And thanks again for all the love and support! It means a lot to me, and all I can ask is to just keep doing the things we’re supposed to and read the book Mormon! I know it’s true, and if you keep reading it and praying about it you’ll know that too! So, thank y’all again and I hope everyone had a great week, and I will talk to y’all next week!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hunter Week 20: Easter Hosanna

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Good morning everyone!  It has been a great week here in West Valley! Monday we had a lesson with some less actives which was great! Tuesday we did some planning and had a few lessons in the evening. Both were very good, and we have one of them now on date for the end of April. So that should be good! Wednesday, we did some service for a few people. One of them we helped someone dig a hole to their water line which was broken. So that fun and we got really dirty from that! Haha! Then we had one lesson in the evening with an investigator which was great! His name is Don and we are currently trying to get him to come out more to church with no luck yet. Thursday we had our Zone Conference which was great! Really enjoyed that! We talked about the Restoration of the Gospel and Joseph Smith! It was some really good stuff and trainings.

Saturday was Service Saturday. We helped probably about 5 different families with the West Valley trash pick up they do here every April. That was good! We moved tree limbs, couches, TV’s, and just about everything. We helped out one person clean out their gutters from leaves so that was also good! Sunday, of course, was great! We had church and then a stake meeting later on. Then we called a lot of people after dinner of those that are on each ward councils in our 12 wards to set up an appointment with them. Except for the Elders Quorum since of the recent changes most of the wards don’t have it situated yet. So, the bishops, WML, Relief Society, and Primary were the main ones we focused on. So, our plan is to go to each one and tell them about people that we are working with in their area and then share the restoration as our message. Then ask for some referrals. So, hopefully we will see some good come this week by doing this.

Well, that’s my week! I hope all of y’all had a great week as well! It’s been great doing service here in West Valley and the members here are awesome! Love y’all! Hope you have a great week! Thanks for all the love and support!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Hunter East Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission