Monday, November 26, 2012

Week 14

Hello world! its great to see, I mean write you.

Haha well this week has been good so far. I had my very first Thanksgiving on the Mission. So one down, one more to go! (Thanksgiving that is). So you probably are all asking "what is Thanksgiving like on the mission?" Well let me tell you. Our mission president told us a couple things.
One, we can play turkey bowl on Thanksgiving as a zone as long as no one gets hurt or they will never allow us to play again. So we did and no one got hurt thankfully! haha
Two, no tracting, contacting, or make appointments. just visit members places all day. Don't stay longer that an hour hour and a half at a members place or investigators places if they are ok with that.
So yeah we spent the whole day just going to different members houses. We had about 4 meals that day. Again I never want Pumpkin Pie again! haha
So this week I have been doing my thing of teaching by myself with RM splits and finding people to Teach. Its crazy.
I have been working on a few less actives this week. Its awesome to work with them. We taught a lesson to this guy who was less active and RM for 6 years and had a hard time feeling God loves him. So I had a Split with me that actually gave his farewell talk that Sunday and is leaving on Wednesday. So we asked him if we could practice the Restoration with him since my split wants some practice. Well it was funny cause I was passing the part where we talk about Heavenly Father blesses familys and the split went straight to the first vision haha.
So then he got stuck so i covered him. haha Reminds me of when I began. But we left a really good message . When we ended the Lesson I got the impression to ask the guy if he wanted a blessing. He said sure and he asked my split to do it. My split never gave a blessing Before so this was not only his first lesson he taught but his first blessing. He gave such a great blessing. The spirit was so strong. And the Less active RM felt something he hasn't felt in a long time. Man my Split had the biggest smile on his face and said when we got in the car "that was cool!" I smiled and thought you have no Idea man. Just wait till you are on your Mission. So I thought that was a cool experience. The guys going to be a stud missionary!
Well I have had a couple more experiences but I don't know if I could fit them on here. Plus I know people hate reading haha. But let me say this. I have learned this week how when we are listening to the spirit and being obedient, you start to see miracles happen. Its amazing how you see Heavenly Father hand in all the things you do as a missionary. But also in life in general. But I just wanna bear you my witness that these things are true. And I know them to be true with no Shadow of a doubt.

-Elder Gleed

Week 13

Dear Family Friends Relatives stalkers and everyone else who is reading this

So this week we had alot that has happen. We had Zone Conference and it was really good I learn sooo much from it!We talked about how alot of missionaries think that Fun and Obedience should be balanced. But President McCune said that thats what satan wants you to think. He said honestly its if you are obedient you will find this work fun. He said they are not opposites and they don't balance out. Its all one thing. I thought it was cool. So lesson learned is that we have to be obedient if we wanna have fun. If we are disobedient, then we will try to have fun. I thought it was cool. And we also went over what we learned from Elder Bednar when he came to speak to us. It was awesome!
So this week I got to know alot of people just by splits. I met a ton of good RMs who have been wanting to go out with the missionaries since they got home so they willingly volunteered. So throughout the week we just did allot of tracting and meeting with past investigators. Let me tell you that the Lord definently blesses you when you are obedient and you are constantly working hard. We already have a couple more people I will soon be meeting with. So yeah, its a big thing thats been happening I am really starting to feel that this area will soon explode with new investigators! Its crazy and very stressful. But I always say that the Lord never gives you challenges you can't handle. 

But yeah it has been a great week and I have had such great experiences. I love you all and I hope you know that I know that this Gospel is true and it bring such joy and happiness that nothing else could bring :)
Till then I will talk to you all later!

-Elder Gleed

Week 12

Week 12?! wow time flies! I have been out for 3 months! crazy crazy crazy!

So this week has definently been hard. I have been working on getting splits for me so that I can continue to work in Lindon. But lately I have had not that much success. But on Sunday I got a split list! I got at least 20+ people to go on splits with me! I am so grateful for that! I mean its hard enough to do missionary work on my own haha. And not only that, I also am going to teach this girl who has been going to church for a while and her boyfriend, who is a member, said she has been wanting to be baptized for years! Miracles are really starting to happen! I am so excited!
Also this week we had a great opportunity to hear Elder Bednar! It was so cool the spirit was sooo Strong! I learned how we need to treat our investigators like a person and not like an object! It was really cool i got to shake his hand!
But yeah I am really looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for me. This transfer is really starting to fly by! I can't believe it! next thing you know I am home. But I have already done 3 months and that has gone quick!
Any ways I love you all and thank you for all the support you give me! I know this gospels true! and am grateful for theimpact it has mad in my life! And now I am seeing how the gospel is impacting others :) What great joy this is!

-Elder Gleed

Week 11

Well hello world! So I have so much to say in so little time!

So for starters Elder Jarmans back has been killing him for the last couple weeks. And on Monday he saw 2 Chiropractors and it still didn't help. On Tuesday he ended up going to the hospital... yeah it was crazy! He got an MRI and it showed us that there was nothing wrong with his spine. At all! So he was still in soo much pain that President and Sis. McCune had us stay at the mission home. So on Wednesday he went to the E.R. again! cause he was at the point where he could not sit or walk. And he got a cat scan and nothing was wrong. So we finally left the E.R. and he went to physical Therapy and that he didn't feel like was helping him at all! So by Friday he and President Mccune decided that he would be medically Released....meaning he will go back to his home town and heal there. But since he can't sit, so he is staying in Spanish Fork with his Uncle and his family will fly out and help him till he can go back to North Carolina to completely heal. But I hope he comes back cause alot of times that happens and they don't come back... So hopefully he comes back. So I am now stuck with the Zone leaders till they figure out what is going to happen to me.

But on the bright side...


It was so cool. While Elder Jarman was in the Hospital on Tuesday we had an appointment during that time. So I got an RM split and we went to the lesson. And this guy is like 19 years old and was more than ready to be baptized! I was talking to him about the Book of Mormon and he said that he has been reading it since April... I didn't not expect that! An he said I am thinking I wanna convert to your Religion. I was so amazed! This kid is awesome! and I am pretty sure he is living the commandments. I am so stoked for this kid!

Well everyone as you can see it has been a hectic week! But I am sure that Heavenly Father is putting me here in this situation for a reason. I am with the Zone leaders working in both Lindon and Orem North. So lets see what is going to happen this week!!! Till then I will ttyl you guys later! You can still send me mail to the current address on Facebook. :)
-Elder Gleed

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