Wednesday, April 27, 2016

6 Months Down - 18 Months To Go!!

Long crazy week! We went on lots of exchanges and blitzes with week. Wednesday someone came here with me, Thursday someone else came over here with me, Tuesday I went to Lorna with a Spanish elder so the whole day was in Spanish! Then Saturday I went to Colombiana. The entire mission is doing a "Miracle May" where every single companionship gets a baptism in May. If everyone does it, it will be 88 baptisms! So we are all going crazy trying to find as many people as we can! To try and get that one baptism! But it was a good week lots of travel! It reminded me of hockey tournaments! Love you all and thanks for everything!
- Elder Gilbert 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

18 April 2016 - Week 25

We had a good week this week! We are meeting and finding lots of people. We met some horses too! And idk we are just grinding. I gave a short little talk in sacerment yesterday and people seemed to enjoy it. Mkhwanazi took a short video of me in full teaching mode - I will try to get it sent to you! So this guy in our ward is from Toronto and he is the anouncer for the Alabama hockey team and he said he will introduce me to some of the players and the coach! He also invited me to go play with them! But I dont think I will be allowed to :/ So there is this really cool story about my AP I want to tell you guys but I don't have a lot of time. I will try to get a video of it and send that too. Ummmm idk what else to say - not much has happend lately. It's so green now! It's starting to get hotter!! But anyway, thank you for all the letters and please keep sending them! Love Y'all! 
-Elder Gilbert

Thursday, April 14, 2016

11 April 2016 - Week 24

Good week, we are just really trying to got our teaching pool back up. We had a progressing investigator, we have been teaching her for a month or 2,and we had a return missionary take her to a ysa event and apparently all they talked about was how right the church is and how wrong and uneducated other churches are. So that really set us back about 10 steps with her, we tried to explain that that is not true at all, that all churches have truth in them but she didn't really listen. So thanks YSA kids, way to go! We are doing lots of finding, trying to find new people and new places. We found that reallly cool park! But yeah not a whole lot going on, we are going to go play basketball today and then go to the gallerea (The huge mall in birmingham) but yeah thanks for all the letters from everyone and all the Easter cards! Its good to hear form everyone! Love -Elder Gilbert

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5 April 2016 - Week 23

Hello to everyone! John has asked that I let everyone know he is doing well - still alive and well in Alabaster! His companion is feeling much better so they were back at it this week. He says the work is slow right now, so they are working on ways to find more people to teach. In the meantime he has been able to be more consistent with his workouts, so he is happy about that. John says how much he loves his mission president, President Hanks, and how much he will miss him when the president is released in June. He says he feels privileged to have gotten to meet and work with him. A few members in Alabama have shared pictures of John while he has visited with them - I will post those below.

Hope everyone has a great week - thanks to all for your love and support of Elder Gilbert!!


Cinnamon rolls during General Conference!

Progress on the Tucson Temple - picture taken 4-3-16.
Temple scheduled to be completed right around the time Elder Gilbert returns home - 
November 2017!!