Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hi Hi Family !

Blue team checking in with another week flown by. It’s really crazy to think that our group has been out here for nine months already. Time is flying.

My companion and I have spent the last couple of days visiting and trying to serve the members in our area. It’s always super fun to see the looks on people’s faces when they see a big white guy sweeping the parcel, grinding veggies, or drawing water from the well. We were able to help the Primary President draw up the theme for the month too.

Other than service we’ve made it a goal to read at least one chapter of the Book of Mormon with whoever we visit. Be them inactive, active, investigator, or whatever else. It’s been a super cool experience and is always awesome when we find ourselves reading two or three because one isn’t enough.

I’ve really come to love the Book of Mormon. It’s a good book. Read it.

Anyway, I hope y’all have a fantastic week!

-Elder Gray


Monday, November 4, 2013

Just another week

Hey Everybody,

     I don't have a whole lot of time today so this is going to be a really short letter. This week was super busy. Our apartment ended up winning the cleanest apartment contest so we got to go out to eat with the Senior Couple Semkens. It was lots of fun and it was REALLY yummy. Two chawaramas can make a man very very happy.   Friday we had our Zone Conference. I picked up quite a bit about the importance of humility and companionship study. Hopefully our companionship will be able to apply everything we learned.

    Sunday was really interesting. We finally had the opportunity to watch general conference... unfortunately the discs weren't super compatible with the DVD player that we had and we were only able to get through a couple of talks.

Conference summary: Everybody needs their own testimony, stop messing around and get married and raise your family in righteousness, no two people will ever have the same experiences, and the scriptures are written for us.  After conference we watched a solar eclipse.  (Be VERY jealous Sister Schiess :P) It was super awesome.

     Anyway. That's about it for the week.


-Elder Gray

Elders eating after Zone Conference

A few more pictures

Queen, Unice, Nancy, Yannick and Elder Gray

Nancy, Queen and Elder Ta

Ninja Warriors!

Elder Ta, Elder Maxwell, Elder Gray and Elder Ratodisomalal

Pictures from 11/04/2013

Elder Gray, Queen and Yannick
Elder Ta, Sister Aminate, Elder Oudonki and Elder Diallo in a Market
"We found Doxy in the Market"

Pictures from 11/04/2013

Elder Gray and Elder Christensen "Go Darts!"
Elder Gray and Fransica
Elder Gray and Unice blowing bubbles
Elder Gray and Yannick

And the Winner Is. . . . . . . . .

Oct 29 at 2:53 PM
Hello Deena Gray,  Elder Semken and I ate lunch with Elder Gray and his companions today.  Their Akpakpa apartment won the cleanest apartment.  Jericho apartment also won this month.  We have a hard time picking the cleanest apartment.  We had a very fun time going to Festival de Chawarmas.  We also took our Office Elder, Elder Chirstensen who your son knows from High School, they had fun talking.  We took them back to their apartment and then we gave them a ride to their area for a lesson they were giving.  So, the reason I am writing, what a great missionary!!!  He has the best personality and is always so positive.  The Akpakpa  area is much harder and they have to walk at least a mile to get to their secteur.  We were glad we could give them a ride.  We saw them on Sunday and they were so excited that they had 2 investigators come to Church.  Well, I just thought I would email you and let you know what a good missionary Elder Gray is.  Elder Gray said that you were doing well. 
Sister Semken
Sister Semken and Elder Gray

The Legendary Chawarama
Elder Christensen