Elder Dylan McGee
Kansas Wichita Mission
7011 E. 13th St. North
Wichita, Kansas 67206-1219
dylan.mcgee@myldsmail.net

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12/28/15

Hey amigos, I hope everyone had the best Christmas of their entire lives.Definitely the highlight of this week was when Bobby Wilson gotbaptized on Christmas Eve.It was a very spiritual baptismal service with a good turnout from theward. I feel so blessed to have been able to teach Bobby. She had agreat fellowship from the beginning, who is a less-active member whohas become more active through this process. In fact, he gave a talkat her baptism.Skyping the family on Christmas was definitely a treat. And thepackages that were sent were greatly appreciated. Time is reallyflying, I can't believe I only have one more Skype session on themission. Whenever I think about it I get a strong sense of urgency tomake time count.This week were going to go super hard at finding even more people whoare ready to receive the gospel. This is such a fulfilling work, beingon the Lord's Errand. Selflessness truly is Happiness.I hope everyone has another great week and a Happy New Year! :)-Elder McGee


Thursday, December 24, 2015

12/21/15

Hola, Loved Ones!Elder Campbell and I had a miraculous week! We are continually beingput in the path of those prepared and ready to receive the restoredgospel. Here in Great Bend the field truly is white, all ready toharvest. This week we found and taught this really neat couple, Daltonand Ashley, who I feel are going to be baptized!Speaking of that, this Last Saturday Aubryanna was baptized! It was avery spiritual baptismal service. Elder Campbell was very nervous tobaptize, but it all worked out. And then, this Thursday (ChristmasEve) our investigator, Bobby, is going to be baptized. So a ton ofamazing things are happening! :)It really blows typing with one hand, so I'm going to cut this short.I hope you all have a great Christmas. I love you all and I can't waitto Skype my family this week!Love, Elder McGee


Sunday, December 20, 2015

11/14/15

Hey Loved Ones! Super good, yet crazy week...So, if you don't know already, I fell down a flight of stairs thisweek. In the process, I hit my elbow pretty hard and turns out I havea fractured elbow. Humiliating, I know. If you are wondering how analmost 20 year old manages to fall down stairs, I don't know. But ithappened. HahaBut I did realize just how much I love my mission this week. Thisexperience and opportunity means the world to me.Enough about that though. So, our two most solid people we're workingwith came to church yesterday!! Aubryanna and Bobby. Both of them aresuper solid! In Fact, yesterday was Aubryanna's second time at churchand we're planning on having her baptismal service THIS SATURDAY.Super stoked for that. Then Bobby was a member Refferal and she isawesome. She is on date for baptism on Christmas Eve actually.So yeah, we got some really good things happening in ourcompanionship. My newly given responsibility definitely isn't easywith my elbow, but it's time to use the enabling power of theAtonement more than I ever have before. I love you all so much andhope you have a great week.-Elder McGee



I congratulate you on your new calling as a District Leader.  This calling has been extended to you because you have distinguished yourself as a trustworthy, obedient and capable missionary.

You have the responsibility to be an example and teacher for the missionaries in your District.  Be an emissary of the Savior in word and deed so that the Lord's spirit will be with you and guide and direct you. You will be required to travel some in your district.  I admonish you to drive carefully and be sensitive to road conditions and speed limits.
You have the solemn responsibility to represent the Savior and myself as you interview good souls who have prepared for baptism.  Be mindful of this sacred responsibility and respectful and kind to those you interview.
Pray for the Lord's guidance and He will be with you and sustain your service.  Go forward with faith, and be prayerful and the Lord will watch over you.  Sister Bell and I extend to you our love and confidence.
May the Lord bless you always,

President Michael L. Bell

Monday, December 7, 2015

12/7/15

Hello Loved Ones!
Wow, so I definitely got a lot to tell you about this week.
I think I'll start off with the only bummer part of the week, cause
then my email will get progressively better. So, We haven't seen
Patton like all week cause he's been sick so his baptism is being
pushed back. Therefore, he wasn't at church this last week. Bummer...
But that's ok cause we'll just keep working with him, and we've got
lots of other people as well.
A super cool miracle that happened this week was meeting a girl named
Aubryanna. We were just walking down the street as she was walking
towards us down the street, and we stopped her and began to talk to
her. We had a good contact and got her information. Then we went by
the next day with a member and had a great lesson, then we had a
church tour with her the NEXT day with a different member and that
went really well. Then yesterday she went to church! This is the
fastest progression I've ever seen. Haha
And on top of that, it's a unique situation because this is the first
single woman investigator that I've had on my mission. And she's only
twenty years old...haha
Like I've taught women before but they've always been married and like
a part of a part member family or something. And we don't have sisters
here, so we can teach whoever we find. So this will be interesting but
I'm excited because she's way solid.
Even besides Aubryanna we saw a ton of miracles this week. Elder
Campbell is doing so good!
So here's some CRAZY news! Transfers is this Wednesday. So we found out
that Me and Elder Campbell are staying together in Great Bend. So I'm
super excited I get to finish his whole training. And secondly, our
district leader, Elder Lopez is getting transferred and President Bell
called me last night and told me that the Lord has called me to be the
new District Leader. I was definitely caught off guard. To be honest,
it has been hard to see myself as a leader ever since 8th grade when I
got kicked out of being Class President, for my grades and
behavior...Haha
I know the Lord qualifies who he calls and I'm excited to be able to
serve other missionaries in that capacity. But I also know that the
Lord doesn't just qualify you automatically just because of a calling.
We learn in D&C 4 that all it takes for a call from the Lord is a
desire to serve. But if we want to feel more qualified for the call,
we increase in our "Faith, hope, charity, and love, with an eye single
to the glory of God". I love you all and hope you have a great week!
#MerryChristmas #ASaviorIsBorn
- Elder McGee

Monday, November 30, 2015

11/30/15

Greetings!
I sure hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I hope it was a time to truly reflect upon all the blessings God has bestowed upon you.My Thanksgiving was really good! The whole Thanksgiving weekend was really good actually, as far as getting fed goes. But the work was a little slow this week to be honest. Let's just say an Ice Age went across Kansas. Literally EVERYTHING is covered in like a 3 inch sheet of ice. I have had several near death experiences this week. Haha The roads are super slick and being an Arizona boy, driving on ice isn't exactly my specialty. As well as driving, even just walking down the street is practically a death trap. Elder Campbell has slipped multiple times and fell while out just trying to go Tracking. It cracked me up so much.Yesterday, like nobody came to church. Most of the members live in the out skirts town outside of Great Bend, so I guess nobody wanted to make the far drive and put their life on the line coming to church.But me and Elder Campbell ended up each giving a talk to like 10 people yesterday. Haha Patton is still looking really good. He will be baptized either this Saturday or the next. Super Awesome!I love you guys so much, thanks for all the support and prayers! I love my mission and all the ups and downs that go along with it. It's just molding the heck out of me. I love and trust the Lord and he is the Reason, and my Love for him is the Motive.-Elder McGee


Monday, November 23, 2015

11/23/2015

Hey Amigos!This week was Fabuloso! We saw so many miracles in our missionary efforts!I am so proud of Elder Campbell, he is progressing remarkably. Thisweek we really focused on him being the one to invite people we talkto, to baptism. He was hecka nervous at the beginning of the week, butreally got the hang of it towards the end of the week.The most exciting event of the week, was easily yesterday. Patton cameto church! We have been trying to get him to church for the past twoor three weeks. We did everything we possibly could to make sure hewas there Sunday morning. And now he is still on date for Dec. 5th.He is so legit, he is like 21 and is a manager for a constructionbusiness and he is super chill. It's been so awesome to see him haveprogressed since we met him street contacting. He knows this isChrist's Church and he wants to be baptized. We relate really well andI definitely feel he is one of those who needed me to introduce therestored gospel to him.I am so grateful to be in Kansas, it's such a sick state! HahaBut I am even more grateful for my gospel knowledge and for this timeI have to be a representative of The Lord Jesus Christ. I am eternallygrateful for my family, friends, companions, and my mission. Most ofall I express my Love and Gratitude for a loving God, who sent his Sonto save us from physical and spiritual death, so that we may liveeternally with Him and our Loved Ones. Have a wonderful Thanksgivingeveryone! Love You!-Elder McGee

Monday, November 16, 2015

11/16/2015

Hey, Family and Friends!I hope everyone is doing great! This past week the Lord was so good to us. Lots of ups and downs though. Definitely had some discouraging times this week, but a lot of awesome miracles as well. We gave a super spiritual church tour to our investigator named Patton, whose this 21 year old dude whose like super chill. He is so solid, but we keep having to push back his baptismal date because these pretty big time things keep happening that keep him from getting to church. Satan REALLY doesn't want him at church.Landon (the man we baptized this last week) was at church yesterday though! He's going to be such a solid member. He received the Aaronic Priesthood and a calling as the Secretary of the Young Men's organization yesterday as well. The Bishop wasted no time putting Landon to work and getting him integrated in the ward. Haha The Lord provided such a tender mercy last night though. Patton wasn't able to come to church yesterday because his brother got robbed on Saturday Night. I don't know if I've already mentioned before or not but Great Bend is kinda sketchy like that sometimes. But anyways he fell off of his date because of that, because you have to go to church twice before baptism in our mission. But it was Sunday night and we had no one on date to be baptized and we didn't want to end the week like that. We wanted to end the week having people who are progressing towards making a covenant. We were walking down this street and I recognized a house we had knocked on before and the lady said we could come back by. So we knocked on it and the husband answered the door and let us in. We taught a super powerful Restoration Lesson and Invited them to be baptized on December 5th. They accepted! It wassuch a miracle and tender mercy. I love my mission, this is just the coolest thing ever. Training these past couple transfers has been hecka hard at times but I've learned so much. Elder Campbell has so much excitement for the work! It's pretty sick. He's REALLY humble to,which is great. One thing that cracks me up is that there are not a lot of people I've met that are skinnier than me but Elder Campbell's one of them. We probably look like quite the pair with me weighing 140 pounds and him weighing 125 pounds and we are the same height. Haha Oh well. Love You Guys So Much! Have a lovely week:) I will send some Video'sand pics from last P-Day.- Elder McGee




Monday, November 9, 2015

11/9/2015

Hello, Loved Ones!Such a great week here in GREAT BEND! Saw a ton of miracles and workedsuper hard!We found some awesome people to teach the restored gospel to. ElderCampbell is doing great in the training program.The best day of this past week was definitely Saturday. LANDON WAS BAPTIZED!It was such a great baptismal service. Super spiritual. He was so prepared to hear the gospel. Teaching him was a huge testimony building experience for me. I knew Angels had been preparing his heart for our message from the first time I met him. Even though ElderCampbell was only here for the tail end of Landon's conversion, I am so glad he was able to have an experience like that while in training. Being a missionary for the Lord Jesus Christ is the most fulfilling thing I've ever done. The Atonement of Our Savior has changed me. I'vethought a lot about how important it is that we learn to love to change and progress. That's what this life and eternal life are all about. I love you all and hope you have a marvelous week full of opportunities to share the gospel. But remember the admonition ofPaul, which changed everything for me " ...they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel." (1 Corinthians 9:14).Peace Out Amigos!-Elda McGeezy


Monday, November 2, 2015

11/2/15

Hello Everyone!Good Week here in Great Bend. My new son is Elder Campbell. He's a really good guy. This will be a good transfer, we had a really solid week. He is a very eager young man to say the least. Haha But it's good though, his "greenie fire" and excitement has pushed meto be better. He wants to learn and I like to teach, so it should work out quite well. But we saw a ton a miracles this week! Found some awesome new investigators! I have to tell the story of one of them. So like his first or second day out in the field we had like an hour until we had a set appointment. So I decided to use that time as a teaching opportunity and practice doing door approaches with Elder Campbell. I was telling him about how we should just begin teaching and testifying right off the bat at the doorstep and about how we should introduce ourselves and get their names before we start. I let him know he was going totake the lead on this next door. So we knock this door and this guy answers the door and Elder Campbell's brain just kinda goes blank about everything I just said I guess. But all he said is, "hi, can we come in." And in that moment I was thinking "Oh jeez, let's see howthis goes". But the man says, "Yeah, come on in." So that alone way caught me off guard but then we had a super powerful lesson about the restoration with him and his aunt, which are super normal, cool people. It was legit! Super humbling and testimony buildingexperience. But another thing is Landon came to church yesterday. Therefore, he'sbeen to church twice. Therefore, he is getting baptized THIS SATURDAY! So sick! He is so solid and will help out the Ward a ton. He'll definitely be a kingdom builder. I'm so grateful to have been a part of his conversion. But yeah, that's the jist of the week. Love you all and never stop learning, progressing, and changing! The Atonement is real! :)Have a great week!-Elder McGeezy

I got to see my mission daddy and my favorite dude ever, Elder
Pututau, on Wednesday. Let's just say we were super excited to see
each other... Haha

Me and two of my sons.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

10/26/15

Hola Amigos!Another glorious week here in Great Bend, Kansas. Well, we found out the transfer information today. On Wednesday I will be receiving another brand-new missionary straight from the MTC. This is my third transfer in a row training. And I've had a different one each time. I would like to do the whole training program for this next one. Why the Lord trusts me enough to take part in training all these new missionaries, I don't know for sure. But I know why I trust the Lord. I've seen the promise within Proverbs 3 truly been fulfilled at different times on my mission. It says: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."Landon, who I talked about last week has been out of town which blows.But he gets back in town on Thursday, so I'm excited to continue his progression. Something kinda neat I've noticed even just in the past while since the tragedy happened is the Lord's hand in the Great Bend Ward. The last two Sunday's is the most full I've seen our chapel yet. I don't know if I've mentioned this before but the Great Bend Ward is pretty small. Well at least the Great Bend Ward Attendance is pretty small.Like most Sunday's you would think we were a branch. So there wasn't a ton of Priesthood to begin with. So the tragedy of two very active men really affected the Ward. But this event has really caused a lot of Less Active members to begin coming and having the desire to "Step Up"and the same desire has really been shown in the active members as well. I'm excited to help someone be baptized here in Great Bend with my new son. After a transfer of working really hard to get things going here.I love you all, I love my mission, and I LOVE the Lord. Have a Fabuloso week. :)-Elda McGeezy

This homie in the middle got baptized on Saturday. :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

10/19/15

Hey Everybody! I am so sorry my letter was so short last week. This week should be a longer one. So it was a good week. Elder Melville is getting more and more out of his shell every week, so that's good.Training is super humbling. You recognize all your weaknesses when you are with a new missionary for some reason. I joke around with him a lot about how different we are. Haha But this week has been crazy. Like you guys won't even believe the things that happened since I last emailed. So on Tuesday we had like one of our best days in this area thus far. We had put two people on date to be baptized one of them being a referral we had received from Church Headquarters for this dude named Landon who is HECKA SOLID and we had found a few new investigators and we had a member come out on team ups with us and yeah it was just a super good day and when we came in for the night we were definitely on a spiritual high. But soon after we came in that night we received a phone call that I will never forget. We received news that Bishop Bates as well as the Young Men's President, Brother Langston had passed away that evening in a plane crash. We were absolutely shocked. So I guess Bishop Bates had to go out to a job site in Colorado and Brother Langston whose a pilot offered to fly Bishop out there in his little plane. And on their way the engine failed and the plane had crashed. They were both in their forties I believe, and they each have wives and several kids.Incredibly sad. I am going to two funerals today. I never thought I would have an experience like this on my mission.I don't know what else to say other than doctrine, because I love doctrine. The Plan of Salvation is real and I know it to be true. I know those Men of God are in the Spirit World ministering to those who have passed on. I know this. I also know that the wives of those Men know it too. They are remarkable examples of valiant and faithful women who have testimonies of the gospel, trust God, and trust and believe in the sealing power of the priesthood and the covenants they made in the temple with their husbands.This experience doesn't change the fact that there is a God. And it doesn't change that he's a Loving and Caring God. John the Baptist was fairly young when he was beheaded, and he had a family. Jesus Christ himself mourned the loss of his beloved friend. Things Happen. A lot of trials come our way simply because they are apart of this earthly experience. Not because God inflicted them upon us. Our Savior, Jesus Christ not only suffered for all of our sins but also for our pains,afflictions, and sorrows so he could assist and support us in times of hardship and distress. These families will receive much heavenly assistance from Christ and Ministering Angels.
I Love You All. I hope you all have a great week, and remember your ultimate purpose in life, because it truly is so short. And that is to"...prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors." Alma 34:32.
-Elder McGee


Monday, October 12, 2015

10/12/15

Hey Everyone!
Elder McGee here. I hope everyone had a great week. My week was pretty
good, we taught a lot of people. Michael and Amanda, the couple from
last week fell off the face of the earth, but that's ok. The guy who a
member brought to Priesthood Session last week kept his appointment
and we met up with him like two other times as well. His name is Jimmy
and he's a single dad and a really cool guy. I'm excited to continue
to work with him. This week we also tried to go visit a lot of less
active members of the church.
We really want to help someone be baptized this month. We are
inviting everyone we see to be baptized. Sharing the gospel is so
fulfilling. Don't have a ton of time today. But I'll send a pic or two
this week! Love you all! :)
Elda McGeezy


Monday, October 5, 2015

Great Bend Week #3

Hello Loved Ones!
Another Marvelous Week! At times it was kind of a slower week to be
honest, but it definitely had some sick highlights! We had a zone
conference on Tuesday which was very spiritually uplifting and
edifying. Prez Bell is a spiritual giant who I look up to a lot and
want to be like. And then obviously General Conference was this
weekend which was hecka good! I wish more investigators would have
came. We literally did everything we possibly could have to get people
there but sometimes it just doesn't happen. Freakin agency...
At the priesthood session one member brought a nonmember friend and we
jumped on that opportunity. We gave him a Book of Mormon and got his
contact information and address. He was a cool guy and we have an
appointment this week to see him. We also met this awesome couple
named, Michael and Amanda this week who we set on date for October
24th. They are really cool and we are meeting up with them today. Good
things are happening here in Great Bend.
General Conference was a huge eye opener for a lot of things for me. I
received some mad personal revelation. I loved the talk that
referenced one of my favorite scriptures. It's found in Isaiah 64 and
talks about how we're the clay and God is the Potter.
The main message I got from Conference was this: Trust God. Really
trust him. That's something I need to do more of. As I've become a
more seasoned missionary I've started trusting in my own abilities and
capabilities more and more. But there is no way I could ever be
successful doing this work on my own, I need God. It's his work.
Doing the Lord's work makes me happy. And I love to be happy. And if
you think about it, God has to be the happiest being in the whole
universe. Wow. God is the happiest being in the universe and his WHOLE
WORK and his WHOLE GLORY is to bring to pass the immortality and
eternal life of man. I testify that happiness is another word for
selflessness. And you and I will find the most happiness from aligning
our will with the Fathers.
Well, that's my deep thought of the day...haha
Have a great week, and be happy!
Love, Elder McGeezy

Monday, September 28, 2015

9/28/2015

Hello Everyone!Life is good being a servant of the Lord here in Kansas. This week wemade a lot of progress with building a teaching pool in this area. Istill would like to improve the member involvement in missionary workhere as far as team-ups and referrals. It's hard cause the wardmembers are so spread apart here. But they are so close knit at thesame time though which is cool. We had a really great Fast andTestimony meeting yesterday! I am super excited for General Conferencethis week, to have the opportunity to here a Prophet and TwelveApostles speak to us is such a huge blessing! I know their callingsare true and real. What an amazing missionary opportunity it is, aswell as personal opportunity, for some MAD personal revelation!A man named Charles, who we began teaching last Monday is hecka solidand on date for October 17th. He was definitely a miracle find, and heis progressing quite nicely. He is planning on watching one session onSaturday and one on Sunday. I'm really excited about teaching him, wejust need to get his girlfriend in on it too. Thankfully they don'tlive together though.But yeah, things are going good and will only get better! :)I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and am so grateful for him pavingthe way for us all to receive Eternal Life! How great is our EternalPerspective!? We know what we are shooting for! The Celestial Kingdomof Glory with God and our family and friends. I love you all, and hopeyou all have a marvelous week.Looooove, Elda McGeezy

Monday, September 21, 2015

Great Bend!!

Hello Loved Ones,Good Week, I have been in Great Bend since Wednesday. Great Bendbrings back memories from my first area, Colby. Colby was a small townand so is Great Bend. It's way cool being here, and kind of refreshingtoo, because I've been in city for so long (like Topeka and Wichita).There is A LOT of work to be done here. But the people are hecka nicehere so I'm excited to just go way hard!The members here are very down to earth, which I like. It is a ward,but a pretty small one. The ward boundaries are huge. We cover notonly Great Bend, but multiple surrounding small towns. Which is howthe Colby Branch boundaries were.It is us, and one other set of elders in the ward. We are with theother set a good amount of time. I guess it's a joke here that thisarea is a quadpanionship. My comp, Elder Melville, doesn't know tomuch about the area still, so this should be fun. He cracks me up. Heis very shy and timid, but very optimistic! He's a good kid, he lovesStar Wars and Lord of the Rings and stuff like that. I have thefunniest video that I'll send with this. HahaBut ya, that's about all I got. I'm excited to do some good work here!Love,Elda McGeezy


Monday, September 14, 2015

9/14/15

Hey Everyone! Went hecka hard this week! Had some amazingly spirituallessons! And I am so glad we did because today we found out somebittersweet news. I am going to be transferred on Wednesday to GreatBend, Kansas to finish up the second half of some other missionariestraining program. So crazy. After 6 months here in the Auburn HillsWard, I am leaving. It has been quite the roller coaster of an areabut has been a time of such tremendous growth!When I found out I was getting transferred here, I asked lots ofmissionaries what the Auburn Hills Ward was like. Every singleresponse was similar. It's an affluent area. It's super hard to findthere. The members don't like doing missionary work. And so on and soon. So that's the attitude I came to this area with. When I first camehere with Elder Potter we really, really struggled and were heckadiscouraged at times. But we worked hard and prayed hard. And one daywe found a man named Bill. We started working with and teaching hiswhole family. Pretty soon after that we started working with a memberlady who hadn't been to church in a while and had grandchildren livingwith her who weren't members. Then Elder Potter left. But me and mynext comp baptized the grandchildren of the lady and helped reactivateher. And me and my next comp after that baptized Bill's wife, Claudia.Now after hard hard work we have a good size teaching pool, consistingof two people (Barb and Donovan) who were member referrals and aregetting baptized this week. And Bill is getting baptized the secondweek of October, he is committed to it and he picked the date out forhimself. I did this recap of my time here as well as tell you all theexciting things that are to come in this area not to gratify my prideor brag but to make a point or two. I had an epiphany and I'verealized that missionaries probably don't get to see the fruits of atleast 70-75% of their labors. But that's OK! Because people are stillcoming into the waters of baptism! It really doesn't matter who getsto be in the baptism picture or whatever. HahaThere's no doubt in my mind I was supposed to be here. Me and thecompanions I've had while here have changed the whole Spirit of thisonce unsuccessful area. I know there is more people waiting for me,even in the middle of nowhere Great Bend. HahaI love you guys, I love my companions, I love all those I've taught, Ilove all those who have taught me, I love Kansas, I love God, I loveeverything! Well, not everything... I love lots of things. Have agreat week, and I'll email my new address next week.- Elder McGee

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

9/8/15

Hey Everyone! This was a good week! 
Bill isn't on date for the 12th anymore because he's still doing this E-Cig thing, that he's not even putting nicotine in anymore it's just water vapor but Prez says he would have to be off it for 2 weeks before baptism. He just needs time. There's no doubt he'll eventually be baptized. This week we had dinner with a member family who had some nonmember referrals for us over for dinner as well. It's a seventeen year old boy named Donovan and his grandma named Barbara, who he lives with. After dinner we taught lesson one. It made so much sense to them, they loved it, and they committed to work towards a baptismal date of the 19th of September. They were so prepared to receive the restored gospel, it was awesome. Donovan is friends with the boy his age in the member family and has even gone to early morning seminary a couple times with him! So cool! I'm so happy the Lord trusted us to be able to have received this referral and teach these wonderful people. We were biking around one day this week around 7:30pm or so and as we rode by the park we saw a bunch of high school kids hanging out there and I thought it'd be funny to go talk to them. So we do, and surprisingly they all like gather around us and are like asking us questions and listening to what we say. It was kinda neat. We probably handed out like 4 or 5 Book of Mormons and like 10 pamphlets. But yeah, the rest of the week was normal missionary stuff. Pretty Sweet, pretty sweet. Well, have a fabulous week you guys! Love ya!- Elder McGeezy


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello Loved Ones!


This week was good it definitely had it's ups and definitely had its downs. The downs were that a couple of our investigators dropped us this week and a few people didn't keep appointments which we were pretty bummed out about. The ups is that a few more investigators came out of the wood works this week. We were able to put another person on date for the 19th of September. And we had a lesson in a members home with Bill and his family. So definitely some awesome things still happening in spite of the let downs. We had some interesting experiences this week. We helped an investigator of ours named Alex do some dry wall work in his house. We knocked on his door one day unannounced just to set up our next appointment and he told us he was pretty busy this week cause he took time off work to do dry wall downstairs in his basement. So not knowing anything about dry wall or what kind of work that entails I immediately volunteered our assistance and he accepted and told us to come by in the morning and help him. And as we were walking away Elder Coles says, "Do you have any idea what you just got us into?" And I responded, "Uh, no..." Haha. It wasn't too bad though, good experience. But things are good here in Kansas! I want to testify of the Holy Ghost today and his role in our conversion. We can understand a gospel principle intellectually pretty easily with study to be honest. But we won't know it in our hearts and truly believe it until we receive a witness from the Holy Spirit.  If it were not for the Holy Ghost it would be hard to see the Savior as anything other than an imaginary friend or see the scriptures as more than mythological tales. Even Peter needed to come to know that Jesus is the Christ by the Holy Ghost. Read Matthew 16.Love You Guys! Have a Fabuloso week!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Good Things Happening!!

Hello Loved Ones!This was a good week. We were able to meet and find some awesome newpeople. Some good things are definitely happening in our area. Thiscoming week we have 2 different appointments at members houses withnonmembers THEY referred us to. And we'll be teaching them adiscussion. How sick is that!?! The member work is slowly starting totake effect and it's awesome! Of course we still find through our ownefforts QUITE A BIT. Which is good, cause nothing gets members moreexcited about missionary work than seeing baptisms happen in THEIRward, because THEIR missionaries are out working hard. It causes themto trust in you!Elder Coles is doing good and is learning and progressing. I'm wayproud of him! On the 20th (which was my official year mark) We didn'thave a dinner appointment so I convinced him to take me out to TexasRoadhouse in honor of the special occasion. HahahaBill's baptism is getting postponed to the 12th of September. I knowhe will get baptized on that date. Claudia is doing super well by theway! They both come to church every week and are active and involvedand it's so great to see. I can't express with enough conviction howmuch I love my Savior and my mission. I have changed so much, but forthe better. I think the most important or at least the firstChrist-Like attribute to develop is humility. Humility is so key. Wecan't develop any other Christlike attribute or change for the betterif we aren't humble. As we become more humble we become as "clay" asthe prophet Isaiah says. In Isaiah chapter 64 verse 8 he says, "OLord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; andwe all are the work of thy hand." I want to always be clay in HeavenlyFathers hands. I want to be who the Lord wants me to be and I want toreach my fullest potential and not hold anything back, not on mymission, not in my life. Keep being awesome missionaries by firstliving the gospel and then by sharing it. Remember, Christ's Churchhas always been a missionary church! Preach da Word!Love you guys! Have a great week. :)-Elder McGeezy


Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17

What a wonderful week. Me and Elder Coles found a really cool newinvestigator this week named Sean. He actually lives with members whojust moved into the ward. He is way cool and solid. Finding newinvestigators through members is so solid.On Sunday, a family in the ward invited Bill and Claudia over fordinner that night. It's so great to see the members reaching out tothem! This week was a great reminder of how awesome the work can be aswe involve the members of the ward. Well I don't have a ton of timethis week, but I love you all and hope you have a great week!-Elder McGee

Aug 10

Hello Family & Friends!
This week was crazy! We talked to so many people, it was insane! It feels so good to go hard like that. And more than that, it feels so good to bring people to Jesus Christ and his church. This last Wednesday is when my greenie (Elder Coles) came in. He's a really cool guy, right outta high school.  Being a trainer has been a huge motivator for me. He's got this thing I call "Greenie Fire" which is just this awesome desire to learn and go out and work hard. I hope I was able to help him have a good first week of his mission. We gave this guy named Tim a church tour this week. I love those so much! They feel the Spirit that's in the building and right by the baptismal font is the perfect place to invite someone to come unto Christ through baptism. Bill is working towards baptism on the 29th of August. The last time me and Elder Loumeau went over to Bill's before transfers he told us that he had heard word the previous day that his mother had been diagnosed with some condition or disease that the doctors only gave her about 6 months to live. The news messed him up pretty good but he told us the first thing he thought of when he got the news was that she needs to be baptized by priesthood authority. That alone shocked both me and Elder Loumeau. But then he asked us if Claudia could be baptized for his mom after she died (P.S. We had talked about temples and baptisms for the dead in the past, so they knew the basics of the doctrine). And that was an incredible opportunity to testify of temples and baptisms for the the dead and explain more about the Spirit World. They are so amazing! Being a missionary is too legit to quit. I hope I can be a good trainer for Elder Coles. There were a couple times this week where I felt kind of inadequate or under qualified to train a new missionary. And honestly, I probably am. HahaBut I've gained a testimony over the past year that the Lord qualifies who he calls, our capacities can be stretched only through and because of the Atonement, and as we pray like it all depends on God and work like it all depends on us the Lord provides miracles. I know that "...with God, All things are Possible" Mark 10:27. I love you all so much and hope you have a great week! SHNITZEL. Love, Elda McGeezy 


Monday, August 3, 2015

Yeah Buddy!

This week was definitely an awesome week! Me and Elder Loumeau went hecka hard this week. We're still continuing to find some awesome people whom are receptive to learning more about the restored gospel. Definitely still meet a lot of bible bashers as well though. Haha BUT, mine and Elder Loumeau's dynamic duo is coming to an end on Wednesday at Transfers. We found out today some pretty crazy news. Elder Loumeau's leaving and I am going to be training a brand new missionary!!!!!!!! I'm really excited for the opportunity to be a trainer. This will be my fourth transfer here in the Auburn Hills Ward in Wichita. I really have grown to love it here! I have changed so much through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The companions I have had throughout my mission have also taught me so much. The mission is just an amazing time to access the Atonement and to lose yourself to find yourself. I know that new missionaries are very impressionable, and that a missionaries trainer can affect his whole mission. I'm excited to teach and pass on everything I've learned on my mission as well as learn from him as well. I'll let you know how it is next week. Hope you guys have a great week! :) love ya! - Elder McGee

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tight!!

Hello, as you might've guessed from the subject line, this week wasTIGHT! Claudia got baptized on Saturday and it was a phenomenalbaptismal service! Bill is way excited to get baptized in the comingweeks as well. They are such a solid, amazing family that I have trulygrown to love. It's amazing Bill was just a street contact threemonths ago. I feel so grateful the Lord allowed them to be put in mypath. They know exactly what they are getting into and they love it.It's truly a miracle. There were other miracles this week as well. Wehave been working with members more. And we got 2 non-member referralsthis week from members. Which is huge! Super sweet, we definitely willsee more and more miracles as we continue to not only serve and gainthe trust of the members of this ward, but also as we have short yetspiritual experiences with them in their homes. I really love being amissionary and I love my mission. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Ihope you have a marvelous week. :)-Elda McGeezy




Monday, July 20, 2015

Greetings

Greetings,
Well folks, life is good here in Kansas. It's very, very hot here these days just like I'm sure it is back home. But it's also extremely humid though, which causes me to get all sweaty. And I'm not one to sweat a lot so that's saying something. But as far as the work goes it's going quite well. It's pretty hard to find new people to teach in this area but when you do, they are typically pretty solid and accountable. This couple that hasn't been active in a while, finally came to church this week. I've been trying to catch them ever since I got here, but these last three weeks we have been able to talk with them much more. I loved seeing them at church! I love seeing those who haven't been very active in the church coming back just as much as I love seeing someone get baptized into Christ's church. Speaking of baptism...Claudia (Bill's wife) is getting baptized this Saturday!!! Super Exciting! And Bill is planning on getting baptized in two weeks or so. He just needs more time to get off his E-Cig thing and then he'll be completely rid of all Word of Wisdom issues. But more importantly they both have testimonies of the truthfulness of everything we've shared, and they are ready to act on it. I feel so lucky to have been able to have been apart of their spiritual growth and journey from when me and Elder Potter first found Bill as just a street contact, to now when me and Elder Loumeau get to see them enter into the waters of baptism. Yesterday was their 4th time at church but their first time staying for all 3 hours. And they liked it and everyone was so nice to them and it was great! :) Love you guys, and hope you have a great week!! -Elda McGeezy 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hellooooo

Hellooooo Errbody!
 This week was pretty sweet! We had Bill and his Fam come to church and two less active members we been working with come to church as well. Super awesome! Getting people to church, is absolutely KEY to their progression for many reasons. But we had a SICK miracle this week that started off as a tragedy. It's regarding Bill and his Word of Wisdom struggles. So we had this lesson planned on Thursday night with Bill and Claudia but we were going to do it at the church building this time instead of their house, mostly because we wanted to show them the baptismal font. Cause they've been to church twice before but haven't seen the font yet so we thought we'd have a lesson at the church and show them the font. So anyways, Thursday morning we call Claudia to see if it's still good and she's like, "Well, I'll have to get back to you boys cause I'm actually going to the hospital right now to meet Bill cause he left work cause he was in a lot of pain". So we were worried about him. So after we get off the phone we say a prayer for Bill and go on with our day. Later on Claudia calls us and tells us that she'll still come to the lesson at the church tonight, but she'll be by herself. Well, at the church we had an awesome, and spiritual experience with Claudia. And she told us that Bill was fine but that he was passing a kidney stone. She also told us that the doctor told him that he had to stop drinking coffee and alcohol altogether. And she said when the doc said that, that Bill immediately looked at Her and thought of us and that he took it as a sign. WHOA! So that was crazy. I have really thought about why God did that for him. Cause we kept telling Bill that he wasn't going to receive a spiritual witness that the Word of Wisdom is from God, truly modern revelation, until he took a step into the dark in faith and started to live it and then he would see the blessings and get his witness. Because he has a testimony, I know he does. But he was pretty stubborn about the word of wisdom. But anyways, I thought of Jonah in the Old Testament and how it took being swallowed by a big fish for his will to be aligned with God's will and to go to the city and preach. God won't ever take away our agency but he's definitely down to give us a big push if that's what it takes. I'm really excited for all the blessings God has in store for Bill and his family. I really have grown to love them. I love all you guys so much too, and hope you have a great week! - Elder McGee

Monday, July 6, 2015

Independence Day

Hey Fam and Friends!
I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying their Summer.So this week was not as successful for us. A LOT of appointments were either no shows or were cancelled. There are still a lot of good things happening in this area though, we've definitely got progressing investigators whom are moving towards baptism. We just got to continue working hard AND smart as well as praying like an agent so we can see more miracles this week. But Independence Day was fun. We BBQ'd with a Fam in the ward and saw fireworks and stuff. Kansas goes hard on 4th of July, let me tell ya. Anybody can buy any kind of firework so it's crazy, no joke like a war zone.But I was just thinking how incredibly blessed we are to live in this country, and have the freedoms that we have. I'm also so grateful for those who have given their time, talents, and even their lives for this country. They truly gave everything "to defend themselves, and their families, and their lands, their country, and their rights, and their religion" (Alma 43:47) as the Nephites did when at war against the Lamanites. There are definitely countries that got it much worse. That's definitely something to ponder.But yeah, have a great week and keep loving life. Peace!- Elda McGeezy