Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 12/27/16 Newport News, VA

Family and Friends,

Well to start off I hope Y'all had a Merry Christmas! Christmas is awesome for missionaries. Just because we get to focus so much of Jesus Christ, His birth, and ministry. Also we get to talk to our families so that's a plus as well!

Christmas Eve we ended up spending in several places. To start off we went and spent the first part of it with an Anglican monk, making gingerbread houses and what not. After we went and played basketball at the church for a little, and finally we went to a Hispanic party where we had lots of really good food! It's a bummer as a missionary that we had to get back to our house by 9, because in the Hispanic culture they stay up all night Christmas Eve and then open the presents at 12. 

We also had transfer calls. I'm leaving to go train in Greenville, North Carolina. My new address will be:

Elder Harrison Adams
2740 Meridian Dr, #7
Greenville, NC, 27834

(In case any of Y'all feel so moved as to write me a letter or two. haha) 

This was a really good week focusing on Jesus Christ and all. I had lots of time to reflect on what He did for all of us. Our past actions don't define who we are. And it doesn't matter who we are right now. What matter is that we have a Savior who came and suffered, bled, and died for us. And through his atonement, we can achieve our divine potential. Don't ever forget who you are! I love Y'all so much, have a fantastic week!


Elder Adams

Monday, December 19, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 12/19/16 Newport News, VA

Family and friends,

This week was a super good week! I'm trying to think what happened but it's hard because this past week flew by. Let's see. We met a really nice family from Cuba this week. They've only been in the United States for about a month. They're looking for jobs and currently don't have a car, so they have to walk everywhere. They think Virginia is the coldest place in the world haha. But they're super nice and humble, and since they currently don't have steady jobs they are home quite a bit during the day. So we've been able to see them quite a bit. Cuban Spanish is quite a bit different than normal Spanish though, so we have to stay on our toes! 

We also got invited to go to a birthday party with one of our investigators. It was his sons birthday. We had a really good chocolate mole there, along with some ensalada de fruta and also a pineapple/coconut cake. I find it funny that for birthday parties, Hispanics always have the person bite the cake then someone else shoves their face into the cake. It ruins probably a quarter of the cake, but it's pretty fun! 

Let's see...with Christmas coming up we sure are excited! It's been great talking to people around this time of year, because they are a lot more open to talk about Jesus Christ. This time of year is so great with all of the time we have to focus on Him, and celebrate His birth.

I'm also grateful to be where I am for Christmas. The people here are so great. The only problem is that they all want us over for Christmas! So we're going to have to work some things out. But, Merry Christmas to y'all! I'm so grateful for Jesus Christ. And for this time we have to focus on him.


Elder Adams 

Newport News Spanish Branch Missionaries

Monday, December 5, 2016

Elder Harrison Adams 12/5/16 Newport News, VA

Family and Friends,

Well another week has gone by here in Newport News. This week we were able to eat a lot with the Hernandez family. Well, there are three Hernandez families here. The members, and then they have two siblings that also have their own families that are investigating. So, the investigating famines have had us over quite a bit this week to feed us. I've for sure enjoyed the food. 

As for the missionary work, we were able to find and teach Carlos this week. It was actually a miracle how we met him. So, a member called us and said that one of her friends was going to the hospital and he needed someone to translate for him. Well we went and translated for him, and then he invited us over to eat. So, we stopped by, and have taught him two times this past week. 

Things here are starting to get colder and everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. I'm grateful for this time that we have to reflect of the birth of our Savior, and on His life. Without Him...we are nothing. I love my Savior, and I love Y'all. Have a fantastic week! 

-Elder Adams