And after the Fire, a Still Small Voice (1 Kings 19:11-12)

Hey all, Your success as a missionary is measured primarily by your commitment to find, teach, baptize, and confirm people and to help them become faithful members of the Church who enjoy the presence of the Holy Ghost. (Preach My Gospel) Despite the fact that Preach my Gospel spends an entire section trying to drill … Continue reading And after the Fire, a Still Small Voice (1 Kings 19:11-12)

The World is on Fire and I’m Out Here in Connecticut

September 11, 2017 Hey all, I have very little idea what is going on in the world right now, aside from wildfires, 3 hurricanes, and apparently earthquakes. Scary stuff. “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the … Continue reading The World is on Fire and I’m Out Here in Connecticut

The Legend of the Magical Apartment Complex Part 2

Dear Friends and Fam, The Magic Apartment Complex has continued to yield tracting success. We started teaching the R___ family, a mom and dad from the Dominican Republic with 17 and 5 year-old sons. They are the first intact family that I've had the chance to teach (excepting part member families.) Sister R___ (we are … Continue reading The Legend of the Magical Apartment Complex Part 2

I’ve Waited Nearly a Year for This

August 21, 2017 This week, we decided to follow the advice of one of the members of our bishopric, Brother Smith, and leave the city of Torrington for a while. At ~35k people, Torrington is by far the most populous town in the Goshen Ward's boundaries. Most of the investigators that have been taught by … Continue reading I’ve Waited Nearly a Year for This

Who We Are, and Who We May Become

July 31, 2017 Mom Note:  This is a talk that Elder Shull gave in Sacrament Meeting in Goshen... We tend to describe ourselves by talking about things that we do. We tell others about the towns where we grew up, the schools we attended, the careers that we pursue, and the hobbies we enjoy. While … Continue reading Who We Are, and Who We May Become

No Man Can Despise My Youth Any Longer

July 10, 2017 This week was my birthday, and no man can "despise my youth" any longer, since I will never again be a teenager. The apostle Paul would be proud. We celebrated by working as usual, then having my favorite dinner (creamy chicken enchiladas, a Utah Mormon classic) with the Brother and Sister Elliott, … Continue reading No Man Can Despise My Youth Any Longer

And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen…

June 19, 2017 Genesis 45:10 "And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children’s children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast." After 6 months, the age of Camelot has come to a close for me, and … Continue reading And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen…