Friday, February 24, 2017

15 Days Left!!!!!


15 Days left ladies and gentleman! That means this is my second to last email home. I probably won't write home my last week as I will be travelling to Copenhagen and interviewing with President, so next time is my last! Weird to think, but it's exciting! 

This week was pretty busy... We traveled around the Zone giving District Meeting trainings in Esbjerg, Fredericia and Odense. Those went really well. We trained on how missionaries can be better at teaching from and about the Book of Mormon. Our mission set a goal to give out 2,000 copies of the Book of Mormon every transfer. We were previously sitting at 800 per transfer, so we bumped that up a little bit. So we came in, did some inspiring and training then left them to try it out. The zone did a pretty good job this past week. They're all studs! 

We found a couple new investigators this past week as well, so we're hoping they are solid and will work towards baptism. It would be nice to see someone come on baptismal date before I leave Denmark! Otherwise, well, just like every other week, we're out banging on some doors looking for a golden investigator! :) We're working on it!

I got some pretty stellar pics this past week. I'll attach some of those! :) This coming week, we're having a zone training and going to the temple, so that'll be a good second to last week of my mission! :) I'm looking forward to it. We've got a busy couple of weeks ahead of us, so we'll see what happens! :) 

I'd like to share one of my favorite scriptures, 2 Nephi 31:19-20. "And now, my beloved brethren, after ye have gotten into this strait and narrow path, I would ask if all is done? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him, relying wholly upon the merits of him who is mighty to save. Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." Once we have entered into the path towards eternal life, we have a responsibility. It's easy! Kinda goes along with last weeks scripture. We have to hold on, or endure to the end. We've paid a great price to develop our faith in God, and it'd be a shame to lose that because we're not keeping the commandments, praying or reading the scriptures. It's not worth it to lose what we have paid such a great price for (figuratively speaking, of course). God promises us EVERYTHING if we just keep ourselves on the path. How incredible is that? :)

I love you all and miss you all. I can't wait to get home and see you all once again! It's been so long! :) Until next week, adieu!


Æ Taylor Howes


Mennesker ved havet

Fredericia strand og Fyn!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Welps! Happy Valentine's everyone! This past week, it snowed like every single day, expect the past 2 days! It's actually been sunny, but freezing cold! It's been alright though. Can't complain when the sun is out. 

This week was pretty slow. Not too much happened. We've been doing a lot of finding recently. ON the bright side, we got a self-referral and she committed to a lesson with us tonight! Woohoo!! I've never had that happen before. Hopefully she's positive and ready to change her life :). Otherwise, we've been all over our area finding, and not too much has been happening other than weak potential investigators. At least we're getting something, but it's been kinda slow. We'll get there though. We've been working with a lot of different new converts, so that's been good as well. We're going to the temple on the 25th of February with one of them, so that will be worth it. :) We also had some Stake Conference this week too. I thought I already had my last Stake Conference in Denmark, but I was wrong! The Stake Presidency over here is pretty good. They're funny and inspiring and the stake loves them. It's cool to see. Stake Conference was held in the Aarhus Musikhuset. Look it up. Well worth a drive from anywhere! 

I don't really think I had anything else exciting happen. Just splits, door knocking and contacting.... But on the bright side, I'll be going to Esbjerg and Odense for district meetings this week, so that will be fun. I like those cities. I'll get to visit some previous investigators in Esbjerg as well, so that will be well worth it! :D 

I found a scripture I want to share in Alma 37. It's Alma's final words to his son, Helaman. He said, "O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever." The "way" he's referring to is the way to Salvation. If you honestly look at it. The way is prepared for us. We know exactly what we have to do. We get curveballs, but we all know the way to eternal life is through baptism and enduring to the end. It's simple. The gospel is simple. Do we become lazy, or do we just go through the motions? I think we're all guilty of some form of slothfulness, but if we really do look, the way is prepared for us. All we have to do is look and not be slothful. 

I love you all! Have a good week! :) 


Ældste Taylor Howes

Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy February!


What a week. I have to start out by saying that I haven't seen what the sun looks like in a week. That really starts to put a hang on your days. Who knew your body needs the sun?! You all are probably thinking it's 24 hours of It's just foggy as can be and incredibly cloudy! :) 

Hmmm. Well! We had a zone training this past week. The mission finally saw the Missionary Broadcast and some sisters gave a training on how to use Social Media in missionary work. No, that doesn't mean we have Facebook access. I got excited too's how we teach the YSA to use Facebook as a tool to bring others to come unto Christ! Still good! :) I hope everyone got everything out of it.

Apparently there is a strain of the Flu that came out of Australia that's been all over Denmark. That's the flu that I had. A ton of missionaries have that right now! It's kinda a shame. It's funny to see one bite the dust though. It's sad too because it last like 8 days!

We've been working a lot with young adults and college students. We've been continuing to knock on college dorms and stuff and that's still been going well. We've given out quite the amount of copies of the Book of Mormon. We've racked up a lot of referrals from them as well. It's actually an effective way to find! No new investigators found this week, so that's a shame. We're hoping to revisit with some of the previously found potentials to see if we can spark some new investigators. I see a lot of potential with it. It just takes one, then all their friends come with them! 

This scripture in 2 Nephi 32, says a lot. It's, "Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do." This is the testimony and witness of Nephi. Angels speak by way of the Holy Ghost. We feel that Holy Ghost by reading the scriptures, going to church, etc. The simple answers we all give. But, if we're doing these things, seeking after direction, the Holy Spirit will be able to give us the direction we need. Angels do exist and will speak to us by way of the Holy Spirit! 

I got some pics from MLC, the baptism last week and zone training that I'll attach. 

Have a good week!!! I love you! 

Ældste Taylor Howes

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My zone and church building!
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Zone Leaders, Sister Training Leaders, Assistants and President & Sister O'Bryant