I had posted a video of missionaries coming home and Sis Sara Simmons commented on the post. She is Zane’s recent convert. Her whole family got baptized and have been preparing to go to the temple.
This was Sara’s comment,
As a new LDS member…because of meeting some amazing missionaries, one being your son Darcey Whiting and another being your son Katie Peterson, as well as others, I cried because we are so blessed to have them but when they actually go home we will be so excited. They miss their families so much and they work so hard and are such great people. We are so thankful to all of you wonderful people who raised these young men and young women and share them with us. My husband, myself, and my three daughters were living in a life of just existing. The way of the world and some of the people in it just had us so beaten. One night two young men knocked on our door. It was cold and dark and snowing. They had Elder name tags on and I knew a little about Elders so I invited them in to get warm. They were great young men but it was transfer week and they were leaving and we were introduced to Cole Peterson and Zane Whiting who took over from there. They worked with us and taught us and had patience with us. They invited us to a baptism and to church and answered a million questions. They helped us learn the truth and find joy in life again. They helped us become part of our Ward and helped us feel like we matter. Our faith in people was restored and our family stepped into the light again. We thank our Heavenly Father everyday for the missionaries. They change lives. They helped my family become more of a family and less like five people living in the same house. Sorry for the long post, I just want everyone of you to know how blessed people in this world are because of YOUR CHILDREN!!! Also know that we love them too.
She is amazing and I am so grateful that Zane has been able to spend time with them as they continue their conversion.
April 23rd didn’t have much to say, play some basketball and went bowling with his recent converts.
This week was pretty good we were busy basically all week but having a blast said bye to Elder Peterson and he headed over to the east side of Detroit. My new comp is Elder Jensen. The Simmons/McCollins family is doing great it was kinda hard for them to lose some of the missionaries from are ward but they are great! Nothing to crazy happened we just met some more amazing people and are teaching another great family they 5 little girls and the oldest is 8, it’s crazy! But they are so great and working towards baptism on the 19th of May please pray for them. Oh that’s cool she sent a clip hopefully I didn’t say something dumb. Um good was just all the miracles they have been great and the weather has been so nice. I did not buy shorts I brought them out and just never have worn them. Yeah the glasses have very low magnification so basically for looks because I found them when I was in Roseville and why not I was also hoping it would help me see the pins better didn’t really work because I only bowled a 102. Don’t have to much planned today but will figure it out. Transfers went well it was pretty big lots of people moved around but it’s all well. We basically assist President if he needs something down we do it and then makes sure the mission runs smoothly and That President doesn’t have to worry about little things. But this week was pretty good. Love ya lots sounds like things are going well and I love the talk am I a child of God.
Hey Mom all is well this week went good but yes it is still cold, but overall everything has been great we were able to get some new investigators but we havent got our recent converts there yet hopefully the 24th, food is going well transfers arent this week but the following week. Nothing to crazy exciting this week just having sacrament in the dark because we had no power but all is well but not to much going on love ya lots.
the power was out all day and some into today and in lots of different places we seriously had ice freeze over the window that we could roll it down and it still had another layer.
Spending sometime at the mall in a massage chair.
Went to the Zoo with the Simmons family. Their recent converts.
This week was good all is going well. yup day lights savings it kinda sucks but just adjusting now. this week has just been go go go with meeting and and the baptism so cant say anything to exciting besides that. the Baptism went great we were able to baptize the whole family and it was the first family baptized here since president has been here. but overall a big success lots to do with it but it was amazing! we are still getting snow we have light flurries right now it hasn’t been to bad though we have a couple of wild storms that really pilled up but most of the time it melts off in a week or two so nothing to crazy but it has been pretty consistent at coming down but i definitely thought it would be worse. Craziest thing from this week would be helping with the transfer board. this week the miracle was just the baptism and the example we were able to set with it. we have been eating ok we are always go go go so we eat here and there sometimes we miss lunch so we got to a restaurant for dinner but we should be getting some meals from the members soon well at least our recent convert signed up to feed us. im getting some sleep we work late hours sometimes in the office trying to finish things up so we have some later nights, and because of that i leave Facebook on if we have WiFi in case someone trys to get a hold of us over messenger, but im really trying to retrain myself on how to use facebook because you just want to go back to what your used to which was a time waster so trying to work on that sometimes i do it without recognizing i just pull out the phone and pull up facebook and start scrolling without really even looking at it so thats a new challenge but its awesome being able to see our investigators on there and interact with them. i get emails from you and dad and a sister missionary from Florida and thats about it regularly so… not to much but a couple weeks ago i talked to Jake and nico like last month and he didnt say much and zach hasn’t returned the last 2 emails but i understand they are busy. so not to much going on just working hard and trying to do whats right seems like the world keeps turning and QC keeps going so thats awesome. love ya
This week has been a blast we have been working with some amazing people and doing our best to push forward the work while all the time exploring the amazing place we call Detroit… i cant even describe what its like because it sounds like i do the same thing everyday but it is really never the same it is an adventure in itself leaving the apartment and coming back later that night, I LOVE THIS PLACE! there is just never a dull moment and the people are the best. this week was filled with exchanges running around and meeting with some of the amazing people we are working with and they are working towards baptism in the beginning of March! Also it was my comps birthday so we had to party Elder Peterson hit the big 20. OVERALL another Excellent week in Detroit!
This week was really good we had lots going like always but it was a blast of course we have tough time and times that Satan gets us down but all is well. Im doing good just the constant grind, so a little tired but this transfer has just flown bye its super crazy it is already the last week of the transfer. not sure if i need groceries the highs of this week were the family we are working with who are going to be baptized on Saturday so that’s just amazing the low would have to be the snow storm we had or being so tired. i definitely learn something new every week and this week it was being in tune with the spirit and making sure there is nothing blocking our signal especially with the new blessing but also distraction sometimes of smart phones. but it is starting to warm up and the snow is melting but still some on the ground. yeah where Uncle Clint lives had a bad power outage when i served over there but it was from a wind storm but the same thing happened to many of the members the water froze in toilets and it was like 40 degrees in there house so hopefully it is back. love ya
love you lots, tell melissa she is in my prayers and i love her and know all will be okay.
love ya to the moon and back thanks so much big hugs
and remember we are never to far apart no matter what we are all gods children and he knows us perfectly.
No pictures this week.
this week has been a blast we have been working with some amazing people and doing our best to push forward the work while all the time exploring the amazing place we call Detroit… i cant even describe what its like because it sounds like i do the same thing everyday but it is really never the same it is an adventure in itself leaving the apartment and coming back later that night, I LOVE THIS PLACE! there is just never a dull moment and the people are the best. this week was filled with exchanges running around and meeting with some of the amazing people we are working with and they are working towards baptism in the beginning of March! Also it was my comps birthday so we had to party Elder Peterson hit the big 20. OVERALL another Excellent week in Detroit!