Monday, May 26, 2014

ONE YEAR! - Elder Dallin Remund

Written by Elder Dallin Remund, serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Spanish.

Elders Barber and Remund
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Hey y'all!

Things are going great in Newport News. The sun is beating in hot, and the humidity is settling in very nicely. Simply put, it's roasting hot in Virginia. It's a good mix of being on the same latitude as Southern Utah and being right next to the Atlantic Ocean.

To fill in on our investigator, F**, we had a great lesson with him this last week on keeping the commandments and we invited him to be baptized in June. He said he has to talk to his wife about it, but he says he has a definite desire! His wife comes up from Puerto Rico to Virginia this weekend! Things should start clicking after that.

We found this really awesome Hispanic man who just moved here from Texas a couple months back. We had knocked the door before he lived and there were only some Pentecostals who weren't interested in hearing from us. Well, we talked with this man named Nazario about the Book of Mormon and he seemed really interested. We're meeting with him next Sunday!! Whenever things like that happen, it just gives me hope that you can always find new people. You can say you've knocked every door of a city and have no one respond to you, but go back a couple months later and find a man or a whole family who have been prepared to be baptized. There is hope!

Aside from the usual missionary efforts that we do every day, we had a really fun weekend.
I went to my first wedding in the mission field. It was a great time. **, the groom is one of our investigators and Y**, the bride is Sister M**'s sister. Lots of fun!

We went out with the M** family for snow cones and Cracker Barrel, and then headed out for Fort Monroe on the coast of Hampton. It was so awesome. In the fort, there's a museum. A lot of famous people have visited or been there. Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe, Harriett Tubman, etc. Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States in the Civil War, was held prisoner there in that fort. I got a ton of pictures.

This family has made my time in
Newport News a blast!
I'm having the time of my life out here on the mission! Thursday marks a full year since I dropped into the MTC. I can't believe how fast the time has flown. Thinking on how I only have a year left pushes me to work harder every day to bring souls to Christ. It is not an easy endeavor, but it is the most rewarding thing I have done in my life. I love being a missionary!

Con todo mi amor,

Elder Remund

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Summer Days in Virginia  (July 9, 2014)

Always knocking doors!!