September 19, 2016
Dear Alley Family & Friends,
Wow! Can you believe that I only got three weeks left before I come home?! That's insane! I still remember the one e-mail that I sent to Mom, telling her that two years as a missionary felt more like two centuries. Now I'm looking back on it and I realize that time really did fly by. I guess it's true what Grandpa Alley said to Dad and all my uncles and aunts before they left for their missions, "Each day goes a little bit faster than the previous one." Man, oh man.
Well, this week was another good week for missionary work. Since I'm just about done, I'm going to make these last few e-mails short so that I can have some mission stories to share in person. But I do want to share a couple things that happened this week:
1) Had another awesome teaching appointment with the C family! We taught them about how they can recognize the promptings of the Holy Ghost, especially when it testifies to them that the Book of Mormon is true. We taught them this because, even though the parents are members of the church, their children are not members and so the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is kind of new for them. It was a great lesson. We had another member couple help us with the lesson and even I felt like I learned something new about how to recognize the Holy Ghost.
2) Contacted two media referrals and one of those became a new investigator! Her name is A and she ordered a Holy Bible from Mormon.org. When we delivered the Bible to her, we also get to teach her and her husband F about the Restoration. It was awesome and they even accepted a copy of the Book of Mormon! I love it when I get to teach people who are so open-minded and already have a love for God and His Son Jesus Christ. Not a bad week if you ask me.
Well, that ought to do it. I hope you all have a good week this week. I love you all and miss you all.
Hurrah for Israel!
Elder Michael Alley