Monday, September 26, 2016

This Week Was Good!

This week was good! Another busy week. At the Book of Mormon study class that we have each week we had 3 members for fellowship and a few investigators too. It's really cool to see something like this grow from 1 person and a couple missionaries to members and investigators and missionaries all coming together to study the Book of Mormon and be able to apply it to our lives and share experiences with each other.

The Marquez family didn't come to church and our only issue is that we need them to get to know more of the members. It'll work out pretty quick once we get things going a little bit better than it has in the past with them. Things are really good and I've been having a good time. We helped the Marquez family clean out their garage on Saturday and Michael has quit chewing tobacco and started beef jerky so he taught me how to do it. I can't. It's kinda weird but fun things happen all the time. This week especially. Hope everyone has a great week!

Love,
Elder Reynolds (:

Here are some pictures of a hike that we went on as well as some of the "chew" that I tried at the Marquez home. (: I love elder Strong. He's dope!

Elder Reynolds and Elder Strong - Hike

Elder Reynolds and Elder Strong - Hike

Elder Reynolds

Monday, September 19, 2016

Exchange and Stake Conf Week

This week was kinda a crazy one. It started off on Monday night when we went to the Marquez household and they put themselves on-date for October 15th. So that was awesome to see. We didn't even do anything and she put their family on date. It was a cool experience. Then on Tuesday we went on exchanges with the AP's and that is always fun. It was a good time to go to Tacoma and work with them. The rest of the week was pretty standard. On Saturday we saw the Jansky's and they are progressing. I think they are to the point where they are going to be ready to take the steps they need to, to find out if the church is true or if it isn't. We will be meeting with them again this week to make sure and help them to understand more of the Plan of Salvation and especially our purpose here on this Earth.

This weekend we had Stake Conference, the main focus of the conference was recognizing and sharing who Jesus Christ truly is to us. Many times as members of the church people don't understand that we are Christian. We need to declare these things. I am lucky enough to be here and to Declare that Christ is our Savior every day. But there are millions of people who still don't understand who we are and what we are about. I want you to know. I Believe in Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and my King. As the song goes, with all of my heart, to him I'll sing. I will shout from the rooftops to declare this truth. Each of you can too!

In the Adult session of conference our Stake President talked about creating relationships that will last into the eternities. We have to be having these types of relationships in order to understand and help others know how much we love them. Strive to create friendships that will be forever long and I can promise you that you will receive many blessings. I know that as I do the same I will be blessed and will know more fully of our Father in Heavens plan for each of us.

Hope you all have a great week!
Keep killin' it!
Elder Reynolds
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#inthewatacweplayjenga We played Jenga for a FHE with a little investigator at a members home. It was really cool. I love using Jenga to teach the gospel. Thanks to Momma Reynolds for the Jenga set. Gotta love it! Even though I lost.
To see more pics of Elder Reynolds (the mission visit from Elders Uceda and Wetherford, Bremerton/Silverdale Ice Cream Party and the Labor Day Picnic) click on the link below:

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Exchange Week

It's been a good couple of weeks. We have been really busy and finding a lot of success. This week was a really fun one. We went on exchanges with two sets of missionaries and they are always fun! One of the nights we had a good time playing Jenga and the other we spent part of the night up talking about "missionary" things. It was a ton of fun. We found a ton of success in the area when there are two companionships working because we can get a lot more work done. Our wards are doing absolutely fantastic. I've really gained a testimony of working with members here in this area.

Last week we had a 17 year old girl in the ward bring one of her friends to church. He went to church when he was younger but he hasn't gone since. I made good friends with him and he came to church again yesterday and we are going to teach him on Wed of this week to help him continue to learn. It's going to be really cool. He came to baptism for another ward last night and he enjoyed it. He is down to play bball with us on Mondays and any other time too and really enjoys the church.

Then we had the opportunity this week to help the Marquez family come a little bit closer to being baptized. They have set a date multiple times and something always comes up. The Mom knows that the church is true, and it is really cool. But the family struggles with the Word of Wisdom. I know that the Word of Wisdom is something that a testimony of it can only be gained by living it so when their family takes the opportunity to live it they will receive the blessings that come.

I love this work so much. This is the best thing that I've ever done in my life. I love you all!

Elder Trevor Reynolds

attachment:Here is a cool little graphic of our zone that we made. We hopefully will be making t-shirts that we can put it on. Gonna be sweet! Also a couple pics on exchanges.

Zone Graphic

Elder Reynolds, Clark Farley and Elder Sutton

Elder Reynolds, Clark Farley and Elder Strong

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Things are going fantastic

This week was really awesome and we had some really dope things happen at church. The "M....." family came and hopefully will be prepared to be baptized in a couple weeks. They've been investigating for over a year now.. but tonight we are meeting with them and hopefully it will go well. We also have 2 other FAMILIES to teach. They are awesome. One of them is Catholic and one is non denominational. The J....'s have 5 kids and are a blended family. They have been married for just a few months but have been together for about 18 months. They are really cool. We have taught them twice and are building a really good friendship with them and they should progress fairly quickly. Then we have the C.....'s and they are a Catholic Family that let us right into their home when we knocked on the door. They are open to us and they are really nice. They have 4 daughters who are between the ages of like 6 and 2. We only talked to them once but have their number and address to go back tomorrow night with a member of the ward. It'll be really sweet!
Aubrey was confirmed yesterday and I was asked to give her the Holy Ghost. It was kind of crazy because it went really fast from the time that she asked me to the time that I actually gave her a blessing.  I was nervous, but it worked out well and was a really cool experience to have Heavenly Father speak through me. 
Our Labor day plans are a big bbq with 3 zones in the mission. 
I'm doing way awesome and things are going fantastic. Hope you all have a great week! 
Love,
Elder Trevor Reynolds
zone pic 
hump day socks
hump day shirts