Aug 7th, 2017 – It’s been a minute

SUP!

SO i have been awful at keeping track of whats going on but a lot has, we were able to go do service in Detroit at a thing called life remodeled, where we did landscaping and picking up trash and debris in Detroit where houses have been abandon, it was super fun and a great way to help out the community. then of course we were on our missionary grind finding teaching and trying to baptize. We meet tons of amazing people and have tons of fun in the process. we always seem to be going 100 mph everywhere trying to do so much but also not actually doing to much its the perfect balance. but we did meet a lady last night that basically wanted me to sell her a house in Arizona like where is the best place to move and all this so you know i told her the QC and then she responded i dont want be the only who looks like this i need a little diversity, so i guess she got me… then of course we meet all those people who dont want to talk to us and the ones who do we are teaching a bunch of awesome people who just want to get closer to their Savior which is awesome. so i hope all of you are doing well and dont be afraid to hit me up i love letters;) have a great week from Southfield Michigan!
MUCH LOVE, Elder Whiting

July 24th – All I have is two things

Mom i found this really sweet suit and I crashed my bike.  So then the conversation went like this.  Are you ok?   Send me a picture.

A little banged up and a headache but he seemed to be ok.  The nurse of the mission got hold of me later that day and had him go in for a CT scan to make sure he didn’t have a concussion, which he did have.  They put him on rest at his apartment for the week.  He was going stir crazy so they let him go into the office and help.  I asked him how it happened and he explained he was going home that night, it was dark.  They were riding down a hill probably going around 20 mph.  He hit a curb the front tire deflated and the back rim got bent.  He flew off and hit the ground.  He is so lucky that he didn’t get hurt worse than he did.  Now it is just time to recover. I am so grateful for the angels that were watching over him that night.   This was the letter for everyone and yes he did get the suit.

 

whats up,
so this week lots of stuff has been going on so much that friday night while biking i decided to really think about it , as i did my mind seemed to take flight as well as my body and the next thing you know it hit me and it was the ground so…. yeah i crashed my bike but all is well it was a great week besides that. we were able to have 3 investigators at sacrament and talk to tons of people i also had someone tell me i remind them of john f kennedy so yeah lots of fun things meeting alot of cool people and trying my best to push forward the work. love and miss all of ya

July 17th 2017

Zane didn’t have a lot to say this week but sent some pictures.

 

I love the murals that are painted in downtown Detroit.  He said they are by a place that they do service at.

All I can say is President Uchtdorf — July 10, 2017

WHATS UP!!!!

 so this week was really good a lot of good things happened and i am having a blast! so as my subject says President Uchtodrf yes he came and visited the mission and it was amazing like nothing beats it so basically cant remember to much else that happened this week because  that was so awesome. we are doing some amazing stuff out here though and met some amazing people me and elder Amoah are having a good time. Happy 4th to everyone we didn’t really do anything but everyday according to president Uchtdorf should be our own independence day so that is sweet. the mission is starting to fly by and i am learning so much hope you are all doing great and would love to hear from you and always remember your savior loves you.
Peace out from Southfield Michigan,
Elder whiting
Fourth of July

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