June 26 2017 – 6 Months strong

 

my week has been really good, our investigators are doing ok trying are best to help them, our new convert is good still has his struggles but good, no it doesn’t get to hot maybe 90 but today its been really nice. cooking has been alright not to much we made meatball subs and pork and tacos and lots of stuff so all is good.  ok i’ll look for the packages. the best thing probably our investigator earl, worst messing up my gears on my bike nothing to crazy happen at least that i can remember, im feeling alright just a little tired, sounds like a good week back home hope everything keeps going well and yup 6 months strong
He found Coach Adams on mormon message.  He also went with his district to the zoo.
 

June 19th 2017 — Baptism

WHATS UP!?!?

this week was a blast and we had a ton of stuff going on, we were really all over the place, lots of good things. so the week started with us visiting lots of members and then to exchanges with some elders in our district that was pretty cool, then are wild Wednesdays in this area where it seems to always be go go go but we accomplished a lot. then we had lots of good stuff going on getting Damien ready for his baptism, then he was baptized on Saturday it went great and was awesome to be a part of then we balled him up and some other guys there in a 3 on 3 in our suits no that was pretty fun then of course Sunday was great and the whole week  really. lots of excitement and hard work going on pedaling are backs as fast as we can all over the place and talking to everybody, good things are happening and we have a good time a funny story from this week we were teaching a guy and he was asking a ton of questions and we were doing are best to answer but he was just kinda stuck on blacks in the church and so we leave and my comp turns to me and says “i dont think he acknowledged that i was black” i died laughing so that was a good time i wish you all the best and would love to hear from all of you as time just keeps flying along. and happy fathers day to all the dads and future dads as for me the grind continues.
much love,
Elder Whiting
 

June 12th, 2017 — chillaxin in the hammock

Another week without a letter to everyone.  He did say this though.  He also got to go to the Zoo.

ok love you lots im not gonna be able to write a long post but this week was crazy we were able to do lots got caught in a rain storm out of no where went to the zoo  chill laxed in my hammock and did all we could to try and help people come to Christ that was my week in a nut shell love ya and miss ya

Elder Whiting
I guess it is a good thing that he doesn’t have time to write much.  That means he is doing the Lord’s work.

June 5th, 2017 Nothing much going on

This is pretty much all Zane wrote this week- He is busy being a district leader and trainer.  These are the answers he gave me from the questions I asked him.   He did send pictures so that was good. 

my week was pretty good , elder amoah is good, the ward is good but we never get fed, um crazy adventures not really maybe biking getting another person in are companionship but nothing wild. no basketball being district leader is alright i just hope i can help them out, it has been a little warmer but not to bad, not much going on here well there is but i am exhausted
He did say he is happy but sometimes feels inadequate.  I told him to rely on the Lord and that the Lord knows what he can accomplished.  He was called for a reason.

FINALLY MADE IT TO DETROIT

New address  send him a letter

Elder Zane Whiting

26580 berg rd #1411

southfield michigan 48033

 

its been a minute,  whats up,

so this week i left Chelsea and went to Southfield totally different in every way but its good. this week was full of getting lost and meeting a bunch of cool people. we were able to go to an amazing I’m a Mormon devotional where recent converts shared their testimonies. it was really powerful, then we also got invited to the mission president’s house for dinner which was awesome some perks of living closer to the mission home( well it wasn’t just us we aren’t that special but also the other missionaries in our ward) then the whole week kinda just flew by. But yesterday we had a chance to go ball up in Detroit now that was a fun experience we walked up called next game won then won again and left they were kinda mad they wanted to go another because we just walked up and beat them but its good, lets just say they weren’t to happy some white kids came and beat them on their own court but it was really fun. so lots of cool things happening out here just trying to continue to push forward the work! miss all you guys and hope all is well.
much love,
Elder Whiting

 

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 He made this pinewood derby car for Margie a little lady in the retirement center.  Before he left for Southfield he found out that she had passed away.  I am happy that he was able to touch her life before she left.
 
John and his mom (recent converts)
This is his companion Elder Amoah, Zane and Elder Nelson (his trainer)
Just posing –  love this kid.

ITS BEEN REAL CHELSEA- May 22, 2017

well folks,

looks like im headed out big things to come and a lot is gonna change but today is my last day in Chelsea so for this week we have been working hard and meeting great people but also i was thinking about my buddies back home who are great examples to me and who did some amazing things this week. there is a lot of uncertainty in the upcoming week but one thing i do know is that miracles are in store and the lord is right by my side. im so happy to be a missionary and to be able to see what i see on a regular basis but i definitely do miss all of you guys back home and know you guys are doing amazing things love ya and would love to hear from ya
Peace out
Elder Whiting

MOMS ARE GREAT – May 15th 2017

I just realized today that I hadn’t put anything on the blog since April 10th.  So this morning I set and updated the last 5 weeks.  It is great to go back and read what he has been doing.  Love this son of mine.

Walking the soles right out of his shoes.  He said he didn’t realize that there was a hole until us stepped in a puddle and his sock got drenched.

It was a great weekend being able to talk to him on Mother’s Day.  His spirits are high and he is still excited to do the work.  There are days that are hard but he continues to press on and find joy in the journey.

SUP,

this week was up and down but that makes like a roller coaster so we are having a blast, Michigan is starting to get warm and everything is green so that’s good, we set up lots of appointments this week but they fell through but we set up lots of appointments so that was a plus, it was a good week overall i cant complain i’m doing the lords errand so the things come on his time i just have to be ready when he needs me to be. so just keep on going i’m sorry i have no cool stories i always forget them through out the week dang football and always getting your head bashed in.  jk its the best, so the exciting thing was skyping home yesterday that was sweet and happy mothers day to everyone you are truly some special people. much love hope everything  goes great this week! also i would love to hear how you guys are doing from anyone who is willing to write or type i love hearing from ya.
I’M GREAT THE MISSIONS GREAT, HAPPY LATE MOTHERS DAY!
Elder Whiting

My apartment

I asked Zane what his apartment looked like, so he sent a few pictures.

 

Bedroom

 

 

 

 

Outside 

Living room  

May 8th- We pound the pavement

SUP,

this week is basically described by my header we walked alot and are in search of people willing to hear our message by pounding the pavement. this week was solid with lots of little things happening and me growing as a missionary since i have been out almost 4 and a half months now but nothing to excited this week. but my main question is how are you guys doing whats going on?  and i hope you all the best and would love to hear from you really anyone, i talk to the same guy 24/7 i think he is out of stories! miss you all god bless.
Elder Whiting

May 1, 2017 – This week!

 

 

WELL,

its going to be very brief because sadly not much is happening well not yet anyway big things are ahead of us. so this week was a lot of walking and talking and some more walking and talking but its good because a lot of people are starting to recognize us they will say i see you guys walking all day even when its raining they have even noticed i have a new companion the last few weeks. i know we are going to be able to have some big things happen this upcoming week because of are consistent efforts and because its starting to be beautiful out here weather and scenery, but nothing exciting to right home about this week miss ya guys, whats going on for you back home i hope you all have a great week much love
Elder Whiting