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

Monday, August 15, 2016

8/15/16

Hello Everyone, So, next Monday I will only have a couple days left so I don't think I'll write an email next week. But this week was good! We had several investigators at sacrament meeting yesterday. Tons of miracles this week, with people progressing towards baptism. We have this awesome Part Member Family to work with who we got to church. And Katrina is still progressing well. Eric moved to Alabama unfortunately though. We hooked him up with the missionaries out there though. I will miss this so much. I want to bare testimony that Christ suffered in Gethsemane, died on Calvary, and was resurrected three days after his crucifixion. These events happened and because of them we can be redeemed and changed. I also know that this is Christ's Church restored to the earth. I love my mission and the Lord with all I got. I love ya'll and I'm excited to see you! Love ya!-Elder McGee



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

8/8/16

It was a good week here in Wichita, Kansas! Our investigator Eric came to church again, which is pretty tight! Our other investigator, Katrina, is progressing well too. But other than that I honestly don't have a ton to say this week so I'll send some pics and stuff.Love ya'll!-Elder McGee



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8/1/2016

Hello Everyone! So I am sorry I didn't send a weekly email last week. I was busy/forgetful last Monday. But I will attempt to write a decent email to ya'll this week. So, An update on Eric is that he came to church last week and loved it. Yesterday he couldn't come because he was sick but he is going to come again this coming week, so he is progressing well. Then since last time I emailed we started teaching this super elect lady named Katrina who was also at church last week. She is on date for baptism on the 13th of August. She is way cool! So yeah, a lot of good stuff is happening. I don't know if I have mentioned this before but this transfer one of the Elders I trained back when I was in Great Bend came to the zone. It's Elder Campbell if you remember him. He has been out like 9 months or so now which is crazy! But anyways he is companions with one of the District Leaders in the zone and we do exchanges with all the District Leader companionships, so I got to go on an exchange with my boy this last week! It was super cool to see how much he has grown. But yeah, life is good. I have been reflecting on all the many lessons I have learned throughout my mission and it just like overwhelms me with gratitude. I am eternally grateful for the last two years of my life. Being apart of this work, which is so much bigger than myself, has brought me more fulfillment and happiness than anything else has. In Moses 7 the Lord is speaking about the hastening of the work of salvation in the latter-days and he says, "...righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth". To me this testifies that the Lords work WILL SUCCEED! This is prophesied success we just read. So this just says to me, do I want to be apart of it? Or do I want to watch idly by while this great work moves forward? Like I said, being apart of something so much bigger than yourself is fulfilling. Invite! That is all the Lord asks of us. I love you all and hope you have a great week. :) Love, Elder McGeezy

So, I don't know that I've mentioned this before but on my mission I have developed a talent for cutting hair. It all started around my 10 month mark or so when I got transferred to an area where a missionary purposely left behind some hair clippers that I adopted as my own. I began practicing on my companion, and then myself, and then my district members, and then zone members, and even some less actives and investigators. So, anyways now that I'm like pro, last night I took the challenge of cutting this African woman's hair who is an investigator of ours. It was awesome! Haha

You'll all hopefully enjoy this little musical number we composed...


Monday, July 18, 2016

7/18/16

Hello Everyone,We had a good week full of Milagros! We went hard finding people to progress towards baptism this week. We found some way cool people, a couple of them are named Eric which is kinda funny. But one of the Eric's we gave a tour of the church to on Saturday, so that was awesome. On Tuesday a bunch of new missionaries came in and they always have about a 2-3 hour block where they have the missionaries in close proximity take out these missionaries to work for a little while. So we got to do that, we each took one and worked super hard. It was great, it reminded me of being a trainer. I loved the times when I was training, I think the most growth in myself came during those times. But yeah, good things are happening and although time is short  I know there are many more pivot points for me to have and miracles for me to see. I love my mission and the Savior with all my heart and I know baptism is an essential ordinance for salvation and a beautiful representation of New Life through the Atonement of Christ. I hope everyone has a great week! 
Love, Elder McGee

Went to this cool Soda Restaurant called Fizz.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

7/11/16

Hola Amigos!Super Sick Week! Both us and the whole zone had a super good week! We found these really cool people to teach this week! There names are Walter and Azaria and they are boyfriend and girlfriend. But they are wanting to get married, so we are going to make that happen. We only just met them on Friday night and they came to church yesterday. It was awesome! It's cool we were able to get so much done this week because we also had a ton to do as far as prep for this MLC (Mission Leadership Council) meeting we had this week. But yeah, good things are happening! I'm super excited for this week! Love ya'll! :) -Elder McGee


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

7/4/2016

Hey Family and Friends!This was a good week! I love the new Mission President, Prez McCuiston, he is way cool. He talked to our Zone for a while on Thursday and that was very spiritually uplifting. Elder Gardner is here now as well. We work really well together and we're excited for this transfer! We are definitely going to baptize together! I have recently felt a huge Sense of Urgency come upon me when I think about how much time I have left. There is no time to waste, I want nothing more than to bring as many souls unto Christ through baptism as possible. One big thing I've learned on my mission is that Fun, although not bad or something I don't love, is not an eternal principle. But what is an eternal principle is Joy, and I have never felt more pure Joy than when standing in the font with or witnessing someone I've taught and grown to love get baptized. Nothing better! "And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!" (D&C 18:16). I love you all and hope you have a great week! 
Love, Elder McGee

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

6/27/16

Hola Loved OnesWe had a super good week. I found out my new companion today. He is Elder Gardner. He will be coming and Elder Gunnell will be headed home this Wednesday. I'm excited to work with Elder Gardner, and Elder Gunnell will be missed for sure. Another change happening this Wednesday is that President Bell is finishing and going home as well. Prez Bell saw something in me I didn't see in myself and helped me become someone I didn't think I could become. Because he showed charity when I needed charity, he chastened when I needed to be chastened, and he always turned me to the Saviors Atonement. He has made a huge impact on me and I'm eternally grateful for him. But the new mission president is called of God and I, as well as the mission, are excited to embrace the change! The new President will be my mission president for these last two months of my mission. I'm way stoked to finish out my mission super strong and baptize like crazy as an expression of my love for God and the conversion that has taken place in myself these last two years. I love you all and hope you have a great week! Love, Elder McGeezy:)



Monday, June 20, 2016

6/20/16

Hey Everyone! Have to make this email quick today! A ton of awesome things happening in our area and throughout the zone. Got a lot of cool people to work with, and had some really good meetings this week as well. I'll send some pictures. Love you all and hope you have a great week! :)-Elder McGee


Me and Elder Mejia with some Guatemalan ties

Monday, June 13, 2016

6/13/16

Hola Loved Ones,
Incredible Week! So many flippin miracles. Let's start with my favorite. Lynda was baptized on Saturday! Like I talked about last week she has changed SO MUCH and has overcome SO MUCH to get to this point. It was a really good baptism service. President and Sister Bell made an appearance at it, which was super cool! That was the first time they've ever come to one of my baptisms so I enjoyed them being there. Another awesome miracle was when a member of the ward sparked a conversation with someone outside a restaurant and referred him to us. This guy the member had referred us to was a nonmember who just came from Utah, and had gone to church several times out there and was looking for some missionaries because he wants to get baptized. What!?! So yeah, he came to church yesterday and we're stoked to work with him. Miracles have not ceased! But before I wrap this email up I want to bare testimony that  I am incredibly converted to the Doctrine of Christ, I testify that those principles (Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Endure to the End) have so much depth and are the key to a happy and meaningful life now, and to progression and joy in eternity. There is a quote by Elder Uchtdorf that states, "Exaltation is the Goal, Discipleship is the Journey". Let us all keep an eternal perspective during this mortal probation and let us settle our discipleship a little more each day because of that. I know God lives and I know this church is his Kingdom upon the earth preparatory to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I love you all and hope you have a marvelous week! :) -Elder McGee




Friday, June 10, 2016

6/6/16

Hey Family and Friends!This week was good. There was a lot of good things that happened, and a lot of good things coming up this week as well. Lynda was at church yesterday and after church we had a super good lesson with her in the home of a family from the ward. It was awesome. She is super solid for this Saturday. LeAnn and David (they were married and she was baptized a couple weeks a ago now) actually live with Lynda right now. When we first met Lynda, which was at her house but was to teach LeAnn, she told us she was Agnostic believe it or not. But she would always listen in to the lessons we had with LeAnn and David, and we had a feeling she would come around. It's awesome it happened this soon. But yeah, super exciting stuff. I testify that Faith can be gained even if you can no more than desire to believe and then go from there. I also know that the work of the Lord is hastening in these Latter Days. Love Ya'll and hope ya have a great week!:)-Elder McGeezy


Monday, May 30, 2016

5/30/16

Habari Familia na Marafiki! ("Hello Family and Friends" in Swahili)I hope everyone just had a glorious week! Our week was great! We met this awesome guy named Tevin whose working towards the 18th for baptism. Then our super solid investigator Lynda is getting baptized on the 11th. She loves the church, is killing it with quitting smoking, and is just basically a Dry Mormon. Super exciting! This is transfer week, but me and Elder Gunnell are staying together. He goes home with President Bell on the 30th of June though, which leaves 2 weeks left of the transfer when he goes so we'll see what happens. I'm going to miss Prez Bell a ton and am eternally grateful for him, but the Lord's work will still go forward. The past 21 months have meant the world to me. I don't see how I could ever forget this experience. Throughout it the Lord has changed me into someone I never thought I could become, and I never want to stop progressing. I love you all, and hope you have a marvelous week! Love, Elder McGeezy


This was taken my first flippin day in the mission field! Haha

Monday, May 23, 2016

5/23/16

Hola Everybody! This week was a good one. Met some cool people and saw some sweet miracles. We went on a couple of exchanges this week as well, which were cool. LeAnn is still going strong in the gospel and we are starting to find some people to teach through her and David which is cool. Something I have been thinking about lately is how important we all are to God, as the scriptures say, "the worth of souls is great in the sight of God" (D&C 18:10). Compared to his Almighty Omnipotence we are nothing, but to him we are everything. As I've grown to see more people through God's eyes and love them my love for God has grown as well. They go hand in hand, "If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?".  (1 John 4:20)I do love God and know that he is real, as well as that his hand is in our lives. When one applies this, their desire to share what is crucial to our salvation (the restored gospel) increases. So my invitation is to do just that, recognize the worth of every soul and love them and our God. Have a glorious week! -Elder McGee

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

5/16/16

Hello Familia y Amigos!We had a super cool week! I'll just start with the highlight, which was on Saturday. LeAnn and David's wedding was fetchin legit! It was so cool, so like to be completely honest we weren't planning on having a spectacular wedding or nothing it was going to be pretty simple. But without us having to really take the initiative much the Relief Society stepped in and went freakin hard on decorating the gym for the wedding. It made Bishop cry when he saw it, because he was so touched at how much effort they put into it and just like how much the Ward has taken them under their wing. Immediately following the ceremony was the reception in the gym and immediately following that was LeAnn's baptism. Such a cool day it was! David and LeAnn were very grateful and happy about it all. I've mentioned it before I think, but just to refresh ya'll there is like a ton of refugees from Africa in our area. And we started teaching these new African homie's this week who are super prepared! They will definitely be baptized! So I'm learning a little bit of Swahili, which is pretty sweet. HahaSo good stuff is happening in this part of the Lord's Vineyard. Being a Servant of the Lord means everything to me, and I sure love my mission. I hope ya'll have a stellar week of sharing the gospel! 
:) Love, Elder McGee




Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5/9/16

Hola! It was a great week in Paradise! We had a ton of meetings though. But that's ok, they were super revelatory and not an excuse to not get the Lord's work done. LeAnn and David's wedding is all set-up for this Saturday with LeAnn's Baptism immediately following. It will be a GOOD day. We also did an exchange with one of our District Leader's in the Zone this week and that was successful, we found some neat people together. We also had interviews with President Bell, an MLC Meeting, and Elder Gunnell and I did a Zone Training this week as well. Super jam-packed week. But it's good to stay busy. I hope everyone had a marvelous week and Mother's Day! It was good to talk to the Fam yesterday. Love ya'll! :)




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5/2/16

Hey Loved Ones! So a ton of stuff happened this week! We've been doing a lot of preparation for this meeting on Wednesday called Mission Leadership Council but we still got stuff done. We worked super smart and effectively and I'm learning a ton about finding new investigators through members. So LeAnn (our investigator) and her fiancĂ©, David (returning Less Active), are getting married here at the church on the 14th! And right after the wedding she is getting baptized! Such good progression has been happening there! They were at church again on Sunday and David even bore his testimony. He also took the time to publicly invite the whole congregation to his wedding while up there. HahaBut yeah, we also started teaching some other cool people this week. We have a pretty missionary minded Ward which is super cool. Exciting things are happening all across the Zone! But I love you guys all, I know Jesus Christ is the Son of God, The Church is True, and the Book is Blue! :) Love, Elder McGee

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4/25/2016

Hola Everybody!
Super good week, the transfer happened on Wednesday. My new companion is named Elder Gunnell, he actually came out to the mission field with me. We got some good things happening in our area, including this lady whose boyfriend is a Less Active member, her name is LeAnn. We met them just since the transfer and she is on date for baptism and came to church yesterday. We also teach a ton of African American people, which is way legit. We had some of our African investigators at church as well. They are like straight from Africa and moved to the United States like within the past 2 years. But we actually don't get nearly as much time to work in our own area. We stay pretty busy doing Zone stuff too. But something cool my comp said is when we put our stewardship first, the Lord provides people for us to teach. 
I am super stoked for this transfer, it's gunna be way good. Elder Gunnell's a funny dude, and we got a sick area. I love this work. That is, the work of saving the human soul. It has brought me more happiness than anything else and that's what it's all about, right? "...men are, that they might have joy." (2 Nephi 2:25). I love God and the Savior with all my heart and I am eternally grateful for my mission. I hope you all have a marvelous week! :)
Love, E. McGeezy


LeAnn, her boyfriend David, and Us...and that freaky rabbit.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

4/18/2016 New Zone Leader

Hey Loved Ones :) Good Week!Amanda and Felicia are doing great! Felicia is going to be getting baptized this Saturday! And Amanda is getting married and then baptized next weekend. Super Awesome! But we found out that I am going to be transferred on Wednesday. I will be going to Bel Aire which is essentially just Wichita. I'm going to miss it here. But I'm excited to serve the missionaries and the people in the Bel Aire area. :) 



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

4/11/16

Hey Amigos! Pretty solid week out here in Emporia. We met a ton of cool people this week. I absolutely love being in a college town, the diversity here is greater than any other area I've served in. Especially when we go knock and talk to people living in apartment complex's around the University. We meet college students from Turkey, China, Brazil, and so on. A few of them even became new investigators this week. I actually feel in a way like I'm fulfilling Christ's command to, "Go ye therefore, and teach ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost". (Matthew 28:19) hahaBut yeah, Felicia and Amanda are still progressing well. Unfortunately they didn't come to church, but we'll get 'em next week. We did have another investigator at church though who we found recently, named Daniel. He's a neat guy, doesn't know for sure if he believes in God, but that can change. On Saturday, the Sister's investigator named Ana got baptized! I had the privilege of interviewing her for baptism and she actually asked if I would baptize her too, so I did. I had given her several blessings before to help her give up smoking so I knew her pretty good before the interview. It was a great baptismal service though. But yeah, good things are happening here in Emporia. This is the last full week of the transfer, so we'll find out next week what the future holds. Love ya, and have a great week! :)-Elder McGee

Me in my Tiara

Ana's Baptism! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

4/4/16

Hello Family & Friends,It was a good week here in the Heartland of America. There is a lot ofgood things happening here. We have been teaching Caleb the stuff youteach new members and about like temples and stuff that you don't goall that deep into before baptism. He is absorbing and loving it all,he is definitely a solid convert.We are still teaching Amanda and Felicia. They are progressing reallywell! Felicia came to General Conference which was pretty tight. Theonly thing is they both need to get married before they can getbaptized but it'll happen. We are finding a lot of other people toteach as well! The Sister's we share the ward with here in Emporia aregoing to have a baptism this Saturday. That'll be super cool!I loved General Conference! It was way revelatory! Great talks onbeing cleansed from sin, forgiving others, watching out for Satan'stactics, temples, and this being Christ's true and living Church uponthe earth. I know those men are true prophets and apostles as Christ'sChurch has always been "built upon the foundation of the apostles andprophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone"(Ephesians 2:20).I know Christ Lives and that this is his work. I have seen his hand inthis work. Love you all, and hope you have a great week!-Elder McGee


Thursday, March 31, 2016

3/28/16

Hey Loved Ones,This was one of the best weeks of my mission. So many miracles.Where do I begin. So, I got to go on exchanges with my MTC companion,Elder French, this week. That was probably the best exchange ever. Weworked super well together. This is the first time we've served aroundeach other since the MTC.As well, we got a ton of new investigators this week. Most of whichare college girls. They are super solid though. We tried asking themif they would rather be taught by the Sister Missionaries and theysaid no so I didn't argue. HahaTwo of those college girls, Amanda and Felicia, came to churchyesterday which was awesome!They are super prepared and will definitely be baptized in April.Speaking of baptism......CALEB WAS BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY! It was a tonof work, but at the same time it was like all God.It was so great, we have come to just love that dude and we are sohappy and so his he that he made a covenant this weekend to followChrist throughout his life. It was about 3 weeks ago we met him and itis amazing how in that time he has come to know this is the trueChurch of Jesus Christ. I know it is too, and I hope we all recognizewhat a beautiful thing that is. I hope you all have a marvelous week!:)-Elder McGee

Our Homie, Caleb, was baptized on Saturday!

Me and Elder French on Exchanges

Saturday, March 26, 2016

3/21/2016

Hola Amigos!Another glorious week in Emporia! I love it here so much! We did a tonof finding new investigators this week. We found a ton of cool people.Most if not all of our teaching pool is college students or collegeage people. Not necessarily on purpose they are typically just themost receptive people.But anyways our investigator Caleb who we met like 2 1/2 weeks agocame to church for his second time yesterday. He stayed for all threehours too. He is also living the Word of Wisdom and Law of Chastity sowe are going to do everything we can to help him get baptized thisSaturday.Elder Tolley is doing really well in training as well. He'sprogressing super fast!I'm loving doing the Lords work! It brings so much happiness. In John13 it has the account of Christ washing his apostles feet. After doingthis he says, "For I have given you an example, that ye should do as Ihave done to you". Then he goes on to say, "If ye know these things,happy are ye if ye do them". I testify that living AND sharing thegospel brings happiness. Love you all and hope you have a great week!-Elder McGee

Monday, March 14, 2016

3/14/2016

Hey amigos!Elder Tolley and I had a good week! We definitely worked hard. Thisweek there was a lot of meetings though. There was a district meeting,a zone conference, and a zone training all this week and on differentdays. It was crazy. So much driving!We still saw tons of miracles this week though. We are still teachingCaleb and he's progressing well. Unfortunately he'll be out of townfor a little bit of this week because of Spring Break though. Westarted teaching the boyfriend of the daughter of a really cool andactive family in the ward. As well as that, we met a neat lady namedLucitia, whom was a former investigator who we put on date for April2nd to be baptized. And yeah, good things are happening. :)I have thought a ton about faith this week. Faith in the Son of God isremarkable. It motivates us to act. As well as that, when we exercisegreat faith it makes things happen that would not have otherwisehappened if we didn't exercise faith in the Lord. In Jacob 4 it saysif we "search the prophets" (study the scriptures) then "our faithbecometh unshaken, insomuch that we truly can command in the name ofJesus and the very trees obey us, or the mountains, or the waves ofthe sea". Personally, I don't care to move mountains. I desire to movesomething much more important, that is, people closer to God. All ofus our capable of unshakable faith in Jesus Christ through prayer,scripture study, making and keeping covenants, and obeying thecommandments. I love the Lord and his work! I hope everyone has agreat week! :)-Elder McGee

Monday, March 7, 2016

3/7/2016

Hello Family and Friends!Me and my new companion worked super hard this week. His name is ElderTolley and he is from Illinois. He's a good guy and I'm excited to behis trainer. One thing cool I love about new missionaries is how muchfaith they have. At least with my experience they don't expectrejection they expect the opposite.My favorite miracle of the week was meeting a guy named Caleb.One day we were where our investigators lives but they weren'thome so we decided to knock on a random door that we felt prompted toknock on. The first door we knocked on was a student named Caleb atthe University here. We talked to him on his doorstep and then he letus in his home and we powerfully taught message of the restoration.That happened on Saturday, we also invited them out to church the nextday. We got his number so that we could call him in the morning andremind him about church. When we call the next morning there was noanswer. We wanted to be able to say that we did everything we possiblycould to help him get to church so we went by before church andknocked on his door but no answer. So we went to church and rightbefore the opening prayer he walked in the chapel. What a miracle!This is truly the Lord's work, we had little to do with that. I justhope I can be a well tuned instrument in the Lord's hands. Withcomplete faith all things are possible and there is no need to fearman. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? theLord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?". (Psalms27:1)Love you all and hope you have a great week! :)-Elder McGee

Me & My Mission Sons
 



Monday, February 29, 2016

2/29/2016

Hola!So, this was the last week of the transfer and a lot of good thingshappened! The people here are so prepared to receive the restoredgospel. Emporia is a great place. We are still working with andteaching David and he's still working towards baptism. He's doinggood.But we got some kinda bummer news last night. Me and Elder Lemon getalong super well and are making a lot of good things happen here andhe is getting transferred on Wednesday. And get this, I am gettinganother brand new missionary and I'll be training again. I was alittle upset to be honest when I first got a call last night from theAssistants because I've already done it a few times and I thought Iwas done. But I've prayed quite a bit about it trying to align my willwith God's will and I finally came to good terms with the fact thatI'm going to be training again. But this time as a District Leader, aswell in a big district. I'm often baffled at how much trust the Lordhas for 19-20 year boys and girls. Especially for me. This is NO DOUBThis work! HahaWhen Peter and Andrew were called by the Savior to be Apostles, theSavior said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." The Lordturned some fisherman into remarkable Men of God who helped changemany hearts and converted many to the gospel. The Lord can turn all ofus into people we never dreamed we could become as we accept hisinvitation to Follow Him. It's a molding process though that is toughand hard. But worth it. Hope everyone has a great week!
Love, Elder McGee



Monday, February 22, 2016

2/22/16

Hello! This was an interesting week. My companion got really sick
Monday night and it lasted until about Thursday morning. Then Thursday
night one of our investigators had a baptismal interview with my Zone Leader. Didn't
pass it. I was baffled to say the least, I've never had anyone not
pass a baptismal interview before. The Zone Leader said the investigator didn't have
a strong enough testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet.
Anyways, hopefully we can just continue to build faith and still
help the investigator be baptized. Because the investigator was slightly rubbed the wrong way after that experience.
BUT, there was still a lot of good things that happened this week! :) haha
We found a lot of cool new people, and have been progressing the
people we already have. I also went to a really inspiring and
revelatory meeting this week called District Leader Accountabilities.
It's a meeting with President Bell where we pretty much just receive
instruction to be better leaders and just people in general. It was
way good!
But I was reading in the New Testament earlier this week and came
across a verse I really like. It states, "But be ye doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." (James 1:22).
Essentially we need to APPLY the Word of God when we hear it or it
does us no good.
So many times we go to church, or a fireside, or a mission and we
learn how to "fly" and then we "walk" home. Let us all apply the
amazing gospel truths we learn so we can continually progress towards
being more like our Savior. I know that Christ lives. I know that we
and others can be cleansed and healed from the effects of our wrong
choices. And I know that joy and a good attitude towards different
things that happen throughout our lives are a choice of our own.
I hope everyone has a great week! :)
-Elder McGee

Friday, February 19, 2016

2/15/16

Hey Amigos,
Time is just flying. Like how in the world have I been in Emporia a
month already?
We have some really solid people we are teaching who are progressing
towards baptism. David is getting baptized this weekend! Super excited
for that, and so is he. This means the world to his wife as well, who
is a member of the church. It makes me so happy to make others happy.
But in addition to David, we also have Tina and Jason. They are a
couple who we were referred to by a family in the church. They are the
ones I was talking about last week. But yeah, they are progressing
super well too.
So the Sister missionaries in my district had a baptism on Saturday!
Her name is Nora, and she is this 59 year old woman who is so sweet
yet super sassy and hilarious. Anyways, the day before her baptism I
did her baptismal interview. That was such a neat and spiritual
experience to be able to interview her one on one prior to her
baptism.
This is such a great work, I love the Lord and my mission! I hope
everyone has a great week!
-Elder McGee






Monday, February 8, 2016

2/8/2016

Hey Loved Ones,
I absolutely love being a missionary. This is the most amazing work! This week was great, we saw a ton of miracles come to pass. We are finding people to teach through members of the church. We now teach this guy David who is the husband of a member of the church. He is progressing towards baptism on the 20th of this month. Then last night we had an amazing experience. We were in a member families home, and we were teaching a nonmember FAMILY that this member family had invited into their home to hear from the missionaries from their church. We powerfully and by the Spirit of the Lord taught the uniquemessage of the Restoration. They then accepted the invitation to work towards being baptized on the 27th of February. It was remarkable, like that is how it's supposed to be.I testify that aligning our will with God's will brings happiness and is what is best for us. The past 18 months of my life is the closest my will has been to God's which is "...to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39) I am far from perfect, but I definitely try. My "natural man" is kind of a punk. Haha BUT, as we simply "yield to the enticings of the Holy Spirit" we can put off the natural man and "becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord".I hope everyone has a marvelous week! I love you all!Elder McGee


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2/1/2016

Hello Family & Friends!
Hope everyone had a great week! Our week was glorious.
Mont (Our main guy progressing towards baptism) is doing great and
should be baptized this month. He is still working on quitting smoking
but we have faith he will be able to overcome it with the help of
Christ.
We met a lot of cool people this past week, there's Kenny who is
trying to strengthen his faith in God, he's been through a lot but has
overcome it all. There's Earnest and Destiny who are very humble and
willing to learn, Hugo who finally realizes he needs to lead his
family to Christ, and Jeremy who is a Jew but says he is open minded.
A lot of the less actives are making progress too, coming to church
regularly now, and working towards the temple!  All of these people
are awesome to meet with, nothing better!
We are working through members a lot as well, we picked up two new
investigators apart of part-member families this week. Talking to a
lot of people! There is a gem of a scripture in 2 Corinthians 9 and it
says, "He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he
which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully."
In other words, if you work hard and talk to a lot of people you will
have a lot of people to teach. I love this work, and I know it is the
Lord's.
Have a Marvelous week everyone! Love ya:)
-Elder McGee

Monday, January 25, 2016

1/25/16

Hola!
I hope everybody had a great week and is enjoying life. This week was
awesome! I LOVE it here in Emporia! My companion's name is Elder
Lemon. We get along super well, he's been out 8 months, and was
actually trained by my MTC companion Elder French.
We had a way good week, meeting a lot of members and investigators. We
also found a lot of investigators of our own as well. Something cool
we did this week is we went to this "Faith Fair" at the college here.
The college is Emporia State University and is the highlight of
Emporia. But anyways there was this Fair where different churches here
in Emporia could come and have a booth with supplies and stuff. And
the college kids came and checked them out. We talked to a lot of
people, and gave away a ton of pamphlets and some copies of the Book
of Mormon. We got some addresses too, which was good. We have to give
all the women we find over to the sisters though, which kinda blows.
I'm used to Wichita and Great Bend where we could teach whoever we
wanted cause there weren't any Sister's there. But being the District
Leader over a bigger district has been fun, although more
responsibility. But yeah, me and Elder Lemon are definitely going to
help someone enter into the waters of baptism while together. Have a
wonderful week, Love Ya!


Monday, January 18, 2016

1/18/16

Hey Everyone! This week was great! Elder Campbell and I worked reallyhard this last week of the transfer. Which brings me to some excitingnews that I'm not going to wait til the end of this email to announce.I'm getting transferred to Emporia, Kansas on Wednesday. I am reallyexcited to go to this area. It's a college town and it's close by KU.I will be the district leader over a much bigger district now. My newcompanion is an Elder whose been out 7-8 months. I've been withgreenie's for a while now so I got to admit I'm excited to have acompanion whose experienced.Elder Campbell is excited he is out of the training program and getsto spread his wings with a new companion. He'll continue to do greatthings here in Great Bend. We learned so much from each other theselast 3 months. It's going to be hard saying goodbye to the people I'vemet here.I love my mission so much! I am forever changed through the Atonementof our Savior.And I know with all my heart that this is Christ's Church, truly "OneLord, One Faith, One Baptism". I hope you all have a great week andcontinue to further your testimonies of the restored gospel.(P.S. I am out of a cast now, and am wearing a brace that I'll be ableto ditch pretty soon here as well.)-Elder McGee

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1/11/16

Hello Loved Ones,
So Elder Campbell and I worked super hard this week! Something really cool is as a district we are starting to find a lot of our investigators through members of the Church. Especially the friends of
less active members. I have recently gained a strong testimony of doing missionary work this way. I believe it is the Lord's way. It is essentially multitasking, because you are baptizing and reactivating at the same time. Great Bend is the place to be, I call it the Secret Oasis of the Mission. Haha This success didn't come all at once though. My first transfer here was pretty tough. I love what Ammon says in the book of Alma when he is telling his brother about the recent missionary journey's he was on. He said, "Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to
 turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success." Alma 26:27. I've definitely noticed as I've exercised Christ-Like Attributes such as patience, faith, and diligence the Lord will give unto us success after a trial of our faith. But I hope everyone had a great New Years, and is ready to be better than they were the year before. Have a great week!
Love, Elder McGee

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

1/4/2016


Hello Loved Ones,
So Elder Campbell and I worked super hard this week! Something reallycool is as a district we are starting to find a lot of ourinvestigators through members of the Church. Especially the friends ofless active members. I have recently gained a strong testimony ofdoing missionary work this way. I believe it is the Lord's way. It isessentially multitasking, because you are baptizing and reactivatingat the same time. Great Bend is the place to be, I call it the SecretOasis of the Mission. HahaThis success didn't come all at once though. My first transfer herewas pretty tough. I love what Ammon says in the book of Alma when heis telling his brother about the recent missionary journey's he wason. He said, "Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about toturn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thybrethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, andI will give unto you success." Alma 26:27I've definitely noticed as I've exercised Christ-Like Attributes suchas patience, faith, and diligence the Lord will give unto us successafter a trial of our faith.But I hope everyone had a great New Years, and is ready to be betterthan they were the year before. Have a great week!Love, Elder McGee