Monday, February 27, 2017

Tooele Week 11: Slam Dunk


Good morning y'all! I have to say this week was awesome! We had our first baptism in Tooele this week! It was also Elder Lane's first baptism in the mission! Travis Knecht was baptized by his father in law, and it was so awesome! Elder Chiester of the Seventy came to the baptism since he knew Travis which was really cool! The Spirit was so strong in that meeting! Travis has been taught for just about 15 years by many, many missionaries and it was so awesome to see him finally change and to do things as a family! Now he's coming to church and has family prayer and scripture study and it's awesome! And now when he gets the priesthood he can baptize one of his boys which will be even more amazing!

But besides Travis's baptism, we had a lot of success this week! We are working with a less active lady named Sinah, and we are helping her to get to the temple so that she can seal her family. Her husband passed away a few years ago, and she's been struggling with that . So it's good see that she is striving to overcome her hardships! We just found a new less active family to work with in the 29th Ward!  So we will be working more with them in the near future!

It snowed on us again this week, and hopefully this is one of the last snowstorms of the year because I'm ready to wear short sleeves again! Hard to believe it's almost March! Time is flying by so fast! It's awesome to serve out here in the Wild West, and to help others to come into Christ! I love it! Thank y'all so much for all of the emails and letters!! It means a lot to me! Stay safe and hope y'all have a great week! Love y'all!!

Elder Bowie
Tooele North Stake 
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tooele Week 10: Spring Cleaning


Good morning y'all!!

This was awesome! We had a great week here in Tooele! We found a new less active family named the Hansen that have an 11 year year old daughter who wants to get baptized! So we are now working with them, and it's awesome! We might have a baptism this Saturday for Travis which will be awesome! We are going to try to met with him, and then try to do his baptism interview Thursday and plan his baptism out! Brother Walgamont is awesome and he is our ward mission leader and he's been a HUGE help for Travis and for us as missionaries! So I'm super excited for this baptism!

We also helped a few people move this week and that's been great to do service for people! We had to carry tables and desk up like three flights of stairs which was fun. haha! We also have been really fellowshipped by a lot of the members here and they are awesome! We have a ton of referrals which is great! We also are meeting with the Hills and a less active family with two boys that want to get baptized. (Ones Rylan's age and the other is Cara's age) and we are going to set them on date as well to be baptized tonight which will be great!

The mission is awesome! We have a district activity today which is supposed to be a "surprise" so we will have to wait and see what it is. But ya, the district is great and Elder Lane is doing awesome! He's improving his teaching skills and he loves Tooele as well! So win win! I also met a member from Orange, Texas and she said she was going to make me some Gumbo when we eat dinner in her ward, so I'm excited for that! Haha! The mission is great and it's warming up so that makes missionary work a lot easier because we were freezing to death! Starting to bike around now since the snow is gone which is good as well! But ya, love all y'all! Thank you so much for everything!

Elder Bowie
Tooele North Stake 
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, February 13, 2017

Tooele Week 9: Take Me to Church


This week has been pretty awesome! The weather is starting to warm here or at least trying to which is awesome! Trying to get out bikes again since now there is no more snow and ice on the ground! We had a great week, and we had a lot of success which is always great as a missionary! We had Stake baptisms last Saturday, and we invited the Hills (the less active family we are working with). They have two boys that need to be baptized, and they came and loved it which was awesome! We still got Travis on date for the 25th, and he will be out of town this week but he's doing great! Then we have the Gordy's daughters for the first weekend of March. So we are super excited for them! We will try to get the Hills on date for baptism soon which will be great as well! I'm really loving ,and it's a great place! Members are always helpful out here, and it's awesome! We had a few investigators at church Sunday which was awesome! Hard to believe we're almost halfway through February! It's going by quick! I'm excited for it to warm up soon! That way we can do more stuff which will be great! Hope all y'all are doing alright and are having a good time! Thank you for all your prayers and support. It means a lot to me! Stay chillin'!

Elder Bowie
Tooele North Stake
Salt Lake City West Mission

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tooele Week 8: “Spring” is here!

IMG_5576This week has been great! It's starting to warm up and the snow is finally melting! We just had transfers this week, and I finally met Elder Lane! He's from Southern California and he loves cars, country music, and Tooele! He fits in well here with the members, and we have been doing well together!

This week we have been finding a few more families to teach! We recently started teaching the Hill Family in Overlake, and they have two boys that need to be baptized which will probably happen this month or next month! So, it is awesome! We'll be teaching them tonight about tithing and all that fun stuff! We also set Travis on a date for the 25th of this month and he's been doing great! He's been coming to church for about a month now. His boys are going to scouts and all that as well! So it's been awesome to see the change in his family from the Gospel! The Gospel is so true!

We had Stake Conference this week, and that was awesome! President Frailey, our Stake President, talked a lot about the simple things, such as, prayers, reading the scriptures, and going to church! So that was great, and we had a few of our less active families come as well so it was great for them to hear as well! I hope everyone is doing great back home! It's hard to believe it's already February! This year is going by so quick! I love your letters and emails! Thank y’all so much!

Elder Bowie
Tooele North Stake

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

shoveling snow