Monday, April 25, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 4/25/16 Morehead City, NC

Dear Family and Friends,

To start off. Last P-day we were able to go to Beaufort and see the Mariner Museum there. I also went to the fudge shop where we would go to on family vacation before my mission.

We also, sadly, said goodbye to Elders Nutter, De Spain, and Godfrey from our district. But we also welcomed in Elders De Mie, Ashcroft, and Sister Bettington. Elder Ashcroft is a little bit shorter than me but has longer arms, so our reach is just about the same. We get some good basketball going in the mornings!

Also this week we had lots of success with lessons. This past Sunday we had a combined family home evening with the English and Spanish members. Everyone brought a little bit of food and we all had fun. We also had some papers with translations on them. We had English, Spanish, and Harkanese (Harkers Island dialect).

After our family home evening we were able to have a lesson with two investigators at once. Alex, and Chris. It was really cool because Alex ended up testifying to Chris about the Book of Mormon. Other than that not much is new. We kind of have basic routines that we follow every week so sometimes not a whole lot changes!

I just want to share with y’all that I know Christ Lives. He reigns in the heavens and He is our Lord and Savior. If we just call out for help, He will protect us just like a hen gathering her chicks. His reach is never too far for us. I love you all so much.

Elder Adams 

Funny no soliciting sign.

Missionary sophistication.

The Fudge Factory—where Harrison has eaten his
share of yummy fudge over the years.
Finz Grill, one of the family's favorite restaurants
in Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

Whale skeleton at the Maritime Museum.

Great White Shark at the Maritime Museum.

Nautical flags along the wharf in Beaufort.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 4/18/16 Morehead City, NC

Family and Friends,

We had transfer calls this week! Elder Gibb and I will be staying here in Morehead City for at least one more transfer. Elder Godfrey will be leaving Morehead, and this last District Meeting was my good friend Elder Nutter's last one. It'll be weird because he's been around me my whole mission. He was there in Newport News and came down with me to Morehead.

Last week for P-day we were able to go to a pump track with the English Elders and bike there. It was a lot of fun and I could see myself getting back into that kind of stuff when I get back from my mission! We were there with their investigator John and his dog. John owns a bike shop, and let us borrow the bikes in order to do the pump track and different jumps! We had a lot of fun at the pump track.

This week he had a few really cool miracles. One was teaching Eric Alaniz. He is one of our investigators and we had a really good lesson with him on the Spirit World. We also taught Alex several times and he came with us this past Sunday to Stake Conference in New Bern. 

Holly Brough (lacrosse teammate’s mom) also asked me about some weird foods I've eaten here. The weird foods I've had are grits, collards, cow tongue, frog legs, chicken gizzard, chicken liver, basically every other part of a chicken as well, chicken feet...everything but the beak! 

Well before I go I'd just like to share about what I've been studying this week. I've been reading in Alma 40 about the resurrection of the dead and the Spirit World. There is a lot of very interesting and exciting verses in that chapter! I hope you all have a good week, much love.

-Elder Adams 

At the pump track.
Catching some air on the pump track.
Manning the cannon at Fort Macon.
Beneath the pier.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 4/11/16 Morehead City, NC

Family and friends,

This week has flown by! Some really great things happened this week! The first thing is that I was able to eat frog legs for the first time. The Fletcher family feeds us every Thursday and this meal we had frog legs! They had gone gigging the night before and had quite a few, large frogs. It's actually not too hard to cook frog legs. They showed us how to do it so we helped them after. You just take the frog, cut off the top half (you can eat that part but the legs are supposedly the best part), then you cut off the feet and simply peel the skin off the leg. We threw them in a deep fryer, tossed on some seasoning, and then they were ready to go! They tasted...well just like chicken. The only different thing is they had the texture of fish but tasted like chicken so that was a little different. But I really enjoyed them! 

Also this week we had a few really spiritual lessons. The first one was with our investigator Eric Alaniz. Eric is from Tabasco Mexico, and has lived in the States for a few years. Well we've taught him a few times, and this time we taught him the plan of salvation. After the lesson finished he was super interested about where we go after this life, and wanted us to explain it even more. Sadly, we had another appointment so we had to go, but we told him that we would come by again and share more. He immediately asked when we could come back, and he set himself with a return appointment.

Also we had a great lesson with Alex yesterday. He came to church again, which makes about 15 times that he's been to church. Lots of people already think that he's baptized …it's kind of funny. But there is no way Alex isn't going to be baptized. He loves the church too much. But he just needs a little bit of time to think it all through. He thinks over things more than anyone I've ever known. Before every prayer he says he takes at least thirty seconds to gather all his thoughts and think of what he's going to say. Anyhow, after church the Rowland family (Brother Rowland is the ward mission leader) invited us and Alex over to dinner. Well we had already planned to stop by Alex's house that day with Brother Kent, so they also invited Brother Kent to eat with us. After dinner we had a lesson about temples and had a really good discussion about the role and purpose of temples. 

Well those are the exciting things that happened this week! Recently I've been studying in the scriptures Alma 42, with a special focus on how justice and punishment work together. And how punishment is a necessary part in this plan. If it weren't so, God would cease to be God. The Spanish is going good, and I'm learning more each and every day! I hope y’all have a blessed week.


Elder Adams 

Frog legs.
Fort Macon (Civil War fort on Emerald Isle).

Zone P-Day activity.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 4/4/16 Morehead City, NC

Dear family and friends,

This week has been a really good week! We were able to find four new investigators, all who seem to have lots of potential. We also were able to make lots of progress with our investigator Alex. He was able to watch General Conference from his home, and really liked the talk by President Eyring. He also is reading lots in the Book of Mormon now. It's just a matter of time with him!

General Conference really impressed me this week. I especially loved Elder Duncan and Elder Arnold as they gave their talks. Last week for the last of our p-day we went to Fort Macon. A family there stopped us and asked to take a picture with us, as their son was serving in Paraguay. I'm sorry I don't have photos this week, I left my camera at home. I'll be sure to show the photos of the Fort next week!

8 months tomorrow. Weird. I feel two ways. In one aspect I feel that I have been gone for a week or two. And at the same time, I feel like it's been years since I've seen everyone back home.

I'm so grateful that we have Latter Day prophets to lead and guide us. Truly they are called of God and I sustain them with all energy of my heart and soul. They lead and guide the Church, through direct revelation from Jesus Christ because He is the head of this church. I love our church leaders and love the council we have received from them this special Conference Weekend. 

Elder Adams

District after service on Harkers Island.

District on the beach.