Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Hey everyone!

So this week was pretty awesome! We had a baptism for an excommunicated person yesterday and it was super awesome to see. Watching a baptism just promotes so much faith. I still have a strong desire to baptize this transfer, and with God's help we will do so. Just wait and see. I mean other than Cheryl that is. There are people out there and we will find them and teach them and convert them and then baptized them.

As for Cheryl, well right now we are working on getting her baptized in the hearing ward up there in Bellingham. My companion and I will still be involved in the baptism so there will be sign language for Cheryl. So I am happy about that. We have a ward with a few interpreters up there for her and a few other deaf people to go to. That is good! 

I have to admit my interpreting is going a lot better much more practice now as we are starting the hand off from the other Elders who are leaving soon to me and my companion so we are prepared when they leave. We will be alright. 

Other than that, we are just working hard and trying to find people to teach. Right now we just recently had a few more very high potentials so we are hopeful! Keep us in your prayers! 

Elder Galloway and Elder Hess! 

PS: "Member to smile. It helps! 


Monday, December 12, 2016


Hey everyone!


Right now I am so happy! Why? Because My sister had her child!!!!! I'm an uncle! (I was an uncle before... but more now!!) YAAAAYYYY! Right now I am so glad families can be together forever!! 


Anyway, missionary work. So Cheryl is probably not going to get baptized this Sunday. Reason being, the lady whop gives her rides to church (Because it's a two hour drive without traffic) well that lady's husband just had surgery and so for the next four months she has to keep an eye on him and can't be too far away (They are both pretty old). So she can't get a ride to church, or into to town for her interview. So right now we are working with our Mission President and the Everett Mission President to get things figure out and maybe have her baptized up there in Bellingham. Other than that not a whole lot going on. Just working hard. Praying for miracles. 


As today is Halloween, Happy Halloween everyone! Today we get P-day until 6, and can have a dinner appointment and then the fun begins we get to go in and spend the rest of the night deep cleaning our apartments! Yay! Fun times. 


Sorry not a whole lot to write this week... Kind of still in shock from the news and Hazel (My niece)... 


Love you all! 


Elder Galloway! 


Hey everyone,

As of right now we still have an on-date for November 6th and she is doing just wonderful. She went to church yesterday (Up in Bellingham) and liked it a lot. We just need to meet with her a few more times and she is good to go! We had to cancel our most recent appointment, last Friday, with her because of the storm. But we are looking forward to meeting with her this week sometime. We also have a few other potentials we are working with and hopefully soon can meet with we are doing what we can for that. Other than that we are still working with a few less actives and they are doing well, Josh came to the fireside last night and is doing well. Speaking of the storm last Friday/Saturday/Sunday. It was crazy. Practically a typhoon. Winds were in the 70's (MPH)  Rain was crazy... Fun tracting that's for sure. Other than that we had an awesome fireside last night. (Member Missionary Fireside) It was really good as they all are. I think that is all for this week! Still going strong! Keep up the faith people because "la fe es fuego!" 


Love you all! 


Elder Galloway! 


Hey everyone!

This week was busy, we had a lot of service! We met with a lot of less actives. Which was one of our miracles. We committed and had three less actives come to church, all of them are progressing really well. One of them we had the chance to go to the temple and walk around on the grounds with him. It was super nice! We also did a lot of service this week. I got to help interpret for a deaf member signing up for YMCA. This member is actually super cool! He is a Olympic Basketball player from way back when, he actually won in 85. super cool, he was going to play in the NBA but then he failed a drug test and couldn't. Super sad, it would have been awesome to see that. But Now he was found the church got baptized a little over a year ago and we are helping go to the temple. It is amazing the change we can see in the people we see and meet and work with. The biggest quote I used this week was this "Would you rather be right, or happy?" The truth and lesson we learn from this is sometimes for the sake of being happy we have to live with the fact that being right sometimes isn't always the best thing. To choose and allow ourselves to be wrong and to let someone else "win" is hard, but is it not better than to arguing and trying to prove ourselves right? While this sounds silly it is actually really hard for some people. I invite those people to pray and ask for help to do that. 


Elder Galloway. 

PS: 'Member to smile. it helps

Hey Everyone! 

This week was really good! We worked super hard and had like 16 hours of service, Saturday was a day or service for 9/11. We got together as a stake and did a bunch of different projects. We ended up helping clearing part of a beach of blackberries. It was fun we all got scratched up pretty good. Other than that, our area is doing fine. We are still trying to find new people somewhat. We had to drop Brady because he simply does not want to progress and is not doing anything we ask him to. Vernita is still super busy and works a lot. Josh (Our less active we are helping go back to church and Temple) is doing okay and has been coming to church for all three hours for the last couple of times.

Yesterday was 9/11. As I thought about that the only verse thae came to me was about the title of Liberty in  Alma 46:1

12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.

...In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children...  I think that is about all I can say about that right now. I don't want to cry in the library... 

Yesterday was also really good in Sacrament meeting because our Branch President gave a good talk about Peter and when Jesus was walking on water, the lesson and point he talked about is we have to try out best to get out of the boat. The greatest invitation we all get in from Jesus, and it is one word: Come.  

All of our fears, all of our doubts, all of our pain, we can overcome it all. If we heed his call: Come. 

Matthew 11:28
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

I don't have many words today, but the truths contained herein are amazing and these are the truths that change lives. Let them change yours.

Elder Galloway


PS: 'Member to smile. It helps. 



Hey Everyone!


How is it going? I am doing well. We have an On-date! YAY! it is Brady a former investigator, who we started teaching again and has been doing really good with his smoking thing which he is quitting. Doing good. He is going to be baptized. I am excited. It has been an interesting week. To start with the area, it is going alright. This next week looks really busy. This last week was somewhat busy. We have manged to tone down the service hours as needed. We had a new family move into the ward from Utah, they are pretty awesome and will help a lot in the branch, I look forward to working with them and their kids, their 16 year-old son is actually helping us out tomorrow with visiting a less active, the only problem is they are looking for work and a house. I'm sure they will get settled down soon enough. We are visiting for a first time tomorrow with a new investigator. Vernita. She seems really interested only problem is she works a ton. Like 3 jobs... We will see how it goes. Last Saturday we also had a Branch party and it had an amazing turn out 68 people. Wow, I can't imagine what it would look like if they all came to church every week. I really want that to be what it looks like every week. We were also able to have a wonderful church tour with an investigator who we share with south, Saori. She is doing really good. She is coming to the Fireside next week so we are looking forward to that. She'll get baptized a little later in life. I know it.


Elder Galloway!


PS: 'Member to smile. It helps.


Hey everyone,

So this last week was transfers. I am now Senior companion, finally. Elder Hess is my new companion. We are still up here in the North ASL area. Just doing a lot of finding work trying to find some people to teach. This week has had miracles for me. Never before have I felt so humbled. God truly is mindful of our prayers.  Last week, This past week I started off struggling, it was rough. Saturday came around and it was alright, towards the end of the day I got this feeling that just wouldn't go away. It told me I needed to pray and ask for help. I didn't know what I needed help for or with, really I didn't know what to ask but as I prayed I felt the guidance of the Spirit come to me and tell me what I needed to ask for, so I did.  The next morning, on Sunday we went to church, everything I could ever possibly hope to be told in response to my prayer was said.  I was told what I needed to do, what I needed to say, and what I needed to know. 

I have had my testimony reaffirmed, I know this Gospel is true, I know this is where I need to be and at this time. I know there is a God in Heaven who knows my name and my life and he is watching out for me, His son. I know that, His son, Jesus Christ died for me and that he also lived for me. I want to spend my life living for Him. My God. My Savior. Doing His work, His way. I do not doubt the things I have been tested with, the things I have seen, the things I have had to do are preparing me to become what he wants me to become. To do what He needs me to do. 

Recently, last night actually, I found this scripture and feel to share it with you. 

Alma 26: 16-22

 16 Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.

 17 Who could have supposed that our God would have been so merciful as to have snatched us from our awful, sinful, and polluted state?

 18 Behold, we went forth even in wrath, with mighty threatenings to destroy his church.

 19 Oh then, why did he not consign us to an awful destruction, yea, why did he not let the sword of his justice fall upon us, and doom us to eternal despair?

 20 Oh, my soul, almost as it were, fleeth at the thought. Behold, he did not exercise his justice upon us, but in his great mercy hath brought us over that everlasting gulf of death and misery, even to the salvation of our souls.

 21 And now behold, my brethren, what natural man is there that knoweth these things? I say unto you, there is none that knoweth these things, save it be the penitent.

 22 Yea, he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the mysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be given to reveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance.

Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.

I cannot say the smallest part which I feel - I know the Gospel is true. I know God loves each and everyone of us because I feel it from the witness of His Holy Spirit. 

The Standard of Truth had been erected - No unhallowed hand can stop the work. 


- Elder Galloway. 


PS: 'Member to smile. It helps.