Monday, May 8, 2017

Hunter Week 8: Testimony of Service


This week was a week of service. We did a lot of service this week, and we helped a few folks by doing a lot of lawn care. We mowed and trimmed a few bushes for a widow that we have been working with. She lives alone, and it was great to help her out and we hope to help her out more on a regular basis! She is Catholic, but is investigating the LDS Church. She has lots of health problems and smokes, but she has been trying to stop. So it's been great to help her out and to make her life easier. We also shoveled dirt and made a flower bed for one of the members in our area that needed some extra hands. So it was really fun to do all that. We also had dumpsters come through our area. It's basically a program that Salt Lake does to help people clean up neighborhoods and what not. So we moved some tree limbs that had fallen down in the last few storms. So that good to help them out as well.

Beside service, we have been working a lot more with the members in our two stakes as well. We are trying to met all the different leaders in the wards we cover. So it has been really good, and we have seen many fruits from it. We have met with Young Men leaders so we can know which youth we can help out, as well as the Elder Quorum and Relief Society presidents to know who they think we can swing by. We have recently been meeting with more of the less active youth, and it's great to find these people with their help and to help them come back to the fold. Also, on fast Sunday I bore my testimony about the miracle that happen with Elder Blatter’s family and my Mema and the sisters in her ward. I talked about it last week in my email. But anyways, I bore my testimony about that in the wards that I went to and it was a great spiritual experience and a lot of people talked to me afterwards about it which I thought was really cool. So it was a great spiritual experience!

We are biking today to Ensign Peak. So that's why I will probably not answer emails as fast. It's a 16 mile bike ride, and we are going with some other Elders, as well as Elder Blatter, and an investigator they are teaching is coming. So it's going to be a few hours that we will be biking, so I'll be sure to send some pictures from that later when I get back! I'm pumped to go on this biking trip for P-Day.

I love all of y'all! And thank you so much for all the support you give me everyday! I hope all of y'all are having a great day, and I hope you keep your heart open to what the Lord has in store for you!

Elder Bowie
Hunter and Granger South Stakes
Salt Lake City West Mission