Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 16, 2015

No letter home this week... just pictures.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 10, 2015

This week was good. We had a baptism that stressed the crap out of me and my companion. We were getting calls from him "Come pick me up. I dont want to be late to my baptism!" So we drove 28 blocks having no idea where he was, he told us he was at some barber shop. Luckily his mom picked him up and we were almost late to the baptism!  haha   I was more stressed out about his confirmation on Sunday. His ward started at 9 in the morning, and we all know how hard it is to get up for church in the morning espcially when you're 9!  Luckily he was there and got confirmed. phew!!
We also are teaching this Chinese dude who doesn't understand us, so its a bit of an experience haha. We showed him the Bible video of Jesus being baptized in English and Chinese so we made some progress haha. 
Hopfully we'll have some baptisms this weekend so things are looking up. Thanks to everyone who has sent me something and don't be afraid to email me haha.  Elder Adona is out

Elder Briar Adona
Utah Ogden Mission
4380 S Orchard Ave
South Ogden, UT  84403

hint, hint

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

What's up Everybody?
I've been good. It snowed finally haha. All of north Utah fasted and prayed for "moisture" I guess the farmers needed some water for their fields.
This week was pretty good. Me and my companion were able to go on splits. (thats when me and my companion split up and go with people within the wards.) We were able to split up and cover more ground and more lessons and solidify more people to get baptized. We are going to have a baptism this weekend. Its for this nine year old kid and honestly getting him to his baptism and to his confirmation at church the next day is kinda stressin me out. Its a good stress though however once he gets baptized and confirmed we are going to celebrate like crazy and by crazy I mean we'll probably go and work the area some more, so their will be minimal celebrating haha. 
Time has been flying since being a missionary. Its crazy to think Ive been gone for almost 15 weeks. Its also still kinda crazy to think I'm 10 hours from Moscow. Every time I tell people I'm from Idaho they make some remark haha. 
I miss all of you guys. See you next week

February 24, 2015

This past week in the mission, we had transfers. That means every 6 weeks, I have the possibility of getting moved to a different area. Luckily, I found out that I get to stay in the South Ogden stake. In the mission, you grow to love the people you work with, the members, the stake and ward leaders, and the non-members. Its tough in the sense that you want the best for the people and bring the gospel into their lives... its just some people refuse to come to church and you can't help them if they can't help themselves. Its also sometimes frustrating when a family wants everybody and their dog to come to a baptism, so we have to keep pushing it back. Or trying to decipher whether people really mean what they say to you, or if they are just telling you want you want to hear. Its like to only know for sure what missionaries teach is true or not is only to read the Book of Mormon. Everything the church relies on is the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is the keystone to our religion. The Book of Mormon sets us apart from every other religion. I've read it and I know its true and I invite all of you reading this thing to read it and pray to know if its true or not. If you have any questions feel free to message me on fb. Ill do my best to answer as soon as can. That is all. Goodbye.