Monday, January 30, 2017

Elder Harrison Adams 1/30/17 Greenville, NC

Family and Friends,

Hello! I hope Y'all had a fantastic week! We had a really good week here. I was thinking lots this week about the Sabbath, and also about church attendance. I don't think I valued church before my mission as much as I do now! Church is, without a doubt, the biggest highlight of my week. It's what I look forward to more than anything! Just to go to the Lord's house, rest, and renew covenants. There's nothing better! It's also so exciting when you get an investigator to church because you know that they are going to feel the same way!

I'll let Y'all know what we did last P-day since it was pretty fun. We went to the student center at ECU and played billiards, ping pong, and later went bowling. It was all really cheap and so we might do it again in the future! This P-day the missionaries from Kinston are coming up here and we're going to play football outside.

A part member family, who moved away before I got here, has recently moved back and we have been able to see them several times! They had us over to eat ceviche last Friday night. It's so fun to work and meet new people, it's one of my favorite things about missionary work!

There have been a few changes with missionary work, worldwide, so I thought I'd just give Y'all a quick update. The biggest changes are that we are now planning in the morning instead of night. P-day will now start at 8. And our schedules will be a lot more flexible. So we can choose when we want to do companionship study, etc.

That's all for this week! Talk to Y'all later!


Elder Adams

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Elder Harrison Adams 1/23/17 Greenville, NC

Family and Friends,

This week has been a really good week for us. I'm trying to think what happened, but it's always hard to think back on the week and remember everything!

Let's see. We went on exchanges. We were able to eat dinner with quite a few people. Mostly pastas. But we also had sopes which I hadn't had in a little while! We were able to teach our investigator Maria several times again. We're working over a few minor bumps but she is pretty prepared and should be pretty close to baptism! She's great!

We've also had an emphasis this week on finding new people. So we've been looking specifically for families. Well, we were able to find two solid families this week and so we're hoping to see lots of progression there in the future!

Hmm. What else. Oh. I've locked our keys in two places this week...which is never fun. I've never really had an issue with locking keys in places until now.

We also helped move a new fridge and microwave to one of the Hispanic members homes. They were so grateful for it, since they haven't had a working fridge in over two years.

Well, the work here is going good! I love being a missionary. I love representing Jesus Christ. And I love the people here. I hope y'all have a great week!


Elder Adams 

Elder Harrison Adams 1/16/17 Greenville, NC

Family and Friends,

Hello! So I realized I haven't really talked much about my new area, so I'll give y'all just a brief rundown of it all! So Greenville is great. It's a college town. So everything here revolves around the ECU campus. There's lots of traffic here, and this county is also proven to have the worst drivers in the State of North Carolina. There are accidents all over the place.

We have the biggest district in the mission here, so it's fun! Every P-day so far we have just played sports in the church, since everything has been closed (due to the snow and Martin Luther King Day). There are lots of trailer parks and Hispanics. The members here are super nice too, and it's nice being in a bigger ward again! This is the biggest ward I've been in so far in my mission.

Training is super fun! It reminded me of when I first came into the mission and has brought back some of that initial excitement and energy that I had! Elder Barboza is great too. It's really nice that I don't have to teach him Spanish. Elder Cutler was also with us, but this past week he got emergency transferred down to Kinston because a missionary there went home. So now it's just me and Elder Barboza. Elder Barboza also showed this week me how to make arepas!

We found a new family this week, and they were all super nice! Their names are Patricia, Jasmine and Bryan. They were super nice and they were so receptive to the message that we shared. And that's probably one of my favorite things about missionary work! Just being able to talk to and meet so many great people. Being a missionary is the best!

Love Y'all!

Elder Adams

Elder Adams, Elder Cutler, and Elder Barboza

Monday, January 9, 2017

Elder Harrison Adams 1/9/17 Greenville, NC

Family and Friends,

This week was a good week! We got a little bit of snow this week, and everything iced over. So, for a few days we weren't allowed to drive. But we were able to go out and see someone! We had to walk a long time in the snow, but it was totally worth it!

We didn't end up having church this week, so there's not a whole lot to talk about this week! But things are good. I love being a missionary. It's super fun training. It's the best. I love a mission. I love this gospel, and I love Jesus Christ!

Love, Elder Adams

Monday, January 2, 2017

Elder Harrison Adams 1/2/17 Greenville, NC

Family and Friends,

Hey Y'all! This week has been a really good week here in Greenville. I'm with Elder Cutler and Elder Barboza. Elder Cutler has almost been out 6 months and Elder Barboza is brand new. Elder Cutler is from Draper, and Elder Barboza is from Magna. Although his parents are from Venezuela. So he already speaks perfect Spanish! 

We had to move apartments this week, just so we would have more room. So our address has changed. It is 

Elder Harrison Adams
2716 Meridian Dr, Apt. #3
Greenville, NC 27834

We just switched with the English Elders. 

We've met some pretty great people here so far! It's so much fun to go and meet new people, especially to feel other people spirits and testimonies. There's a really great lady we're teaching named Maria Tijeda. And she is one of the nicest people I have ever met! She has such a sincere desire to know the truth and is willing to do whatever it takes. 

We had a pretty eventful New Years. We had to be inside by 5 so all the Elders in our district came over and we played some card games until 9. Then went to bed at 10:30 as normal! It's fun being here in Greenville. It's also super fun being a missionary! It's the best thing ever. Well, Happy New Year Y'all! Much love!

Elder Adams

Elder Adams and Elder Claridge