Monday, November 30, 2015


Hey Everyone! 

Thanksgiving was alright. Food was somewhat lacking... I made an awesome Green bean casserole. It was pretty good. Lacking here meaning not like home... We make some good food. We just set the bar high. 

Interesting enough we have been pretty warm here. Only recently has it gotten down to the 30's at night. First time I saw ice was last night on the way home from the mountains.

We have no investigators as of yet, but have a potential.  Our work is mostly focused on the Less actives.

This week was been a little rough like most weeks in ASL but we are doing good still, slowing improving ourselves. I finally start to text like a deaf person... Which is good for here, but not so much for home... I doubt anyone will understand me, and deaf people text like this.

"Me Galloway visit you next week Tuesday time 5 night Maybe eat night have You Roy good day Smile keep keep"

Yeah, that is fairly easy to read but that is a pretty good text-er, one of the better. trust me, it takes a minute to learn how to read it.

Anyway. Yeah.
I found a quote for both my mission and my life. Which is a question my companion asked me a while back several times. "What are you waiting for?" Meaning God helps those who help themselves. Why are we waiting for someone else to make the first move, including God, we know what is right. Now lets do it. Let us be teachers of the word, not just hearers or doers, but teachers. How? By relying on God. For doing something and then asking for his help, not just asking. "You took no thought but to ask" We are things to act and not be acted upon. I am finally beginning to understand what that means.

Well, I think that is it for this week. Love you all! Ingat po! (Some tagalog to share with you means goodbye)

Elder Galloway.

PS: 'Member to smile. It helps. 



Hey, everyone!
How are you all doing?
I'm doing awesome! Lots of learning about just about everything in life. It is weird how much you learn in so short a time and truth be told it can be overwhelming sometimes. The biggest thing I have learned is that if you don't have the spirit with you for whatever reason then you are free to have other unwelcome spirits there and that can cause problems for missionary work and life in general. So, you need to have the spirit with you at all times by being exactly obedient and it doesn't help to be stressed. So do what you need to, to be worthy to have the spirit with you. Trust me you don't want something there instead of it. Just doesn't sit right. 
The work is going better we are starting to get home teaching up and running and that pretty much takes up all of our time but we feel it is the best way to help the Branch grow so it can become a ward. Thanksgiving is just down the way and I can't help but think of all the pies back home I'm going to miss. But we have some plans for it that look pretty good so I think that this my first one away from home shouldn't be so bad. At least I don't have to do the dishes right? That is something.
Just remember who you are and what you stand for! Love you all and I am thankful for each one of you.

Love Elder Galloway!

PS: 'Member to Smile. It helps.

PSS: So does pie!


Hey Everyone,

What's up? I am doing pretty good.
A bit of a struggle this week. It is the hardest week yet, and trust me. In ASL the weeks get pretty hard. I am learning so much. Hopefully it stays in my head rather than leaking out.
Well, the rain is here. All of it at the same time. Which is a lot. A LOT! So hard driving in it. People DON"T EVEN SLOW DOWN! Crazies, driving 70 mph in 4 inches of water.
So the south area is actually not the one I was talking about before, it is not that bad. But, it could be better, the apartment is super nice, if only it didn't smell like pot half the time from the people above us... Just makes cooking a little more fun. Which by the way we finally get a little more money each month to make up for the lack of member meals. Helps when we are 3 hours from apartment and need to eat something.
We started teaching an ASL class which is super fun, in DEC we are supposed to have like 20 non-members coming so that is good. My signing and deaf culture awareness is improving little by little. As is my companionship. I love it. Anywho. Quote for today:

"Remember who you are and where you came from, Never forget who you can become and where you can go!"

I love quoting myself. I sound so smart sometimes. It is nice to pretend. Well, that is it for this week. Have a good day. KEEP KEEP. 
(KEEP KEEP  means Take Care in ASL.    I had to ask Elder Galloway, and was given a quick lesson in texting in ASL.  Apparently you text the same way you sign.  Similar I imagine to texting or speaking in Spanish where the sentence structure is different than English.  Anyway it is interesting.)
Elder Galloway.

PS: 'Member to smile. It helps.  


Hey everyone.
How is it going? Pretty good? Alright, perfect. 
I'm doing well, being in a companion ship with only one other person is still a bit weird. But I like it. The south area we are serving in is pretty cool, lots of new faces to meet and a lot of work to do but we will handle it. I don't think we will have any problems getting the ball rolling. 
This is a bit random. Just something that has been on my mind recently. You know. People say that we are who we choose to be. It is just sometimes I feel like I can never quite make the right choice. You have one experience and you think you have learned from it so the next time you have the same choice you try better and still it just kind of blows up in your face. I don't know. Life never works out quite the way you wanted does it?  I guess that is where trusting the lord comes in. No worries. I'll be alright. It is just something I have been thinking about. Some song lyrics I have been thinking about recently. I know it is not a hymn but I felt it shared a good message. 

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name,
Would care to feel my hurt?
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart?

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done.
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the o cean.
A vapor in the wind.
Still You hear me when I'm calling.
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling.
And You've told me who I am.
I am Yours, I am Yours.

Just something to think about. Catch you guys on the flip side.

Love Elder Galloway.

PS: 'Member to smile it helps. 


Hey everyone!

I figure I'd start with that.
So, interesting enough this week is ASL transfers. I say ASL because ASL Missionaries come like half way through the normal transfer. And finally we are getting a new Elder! Tomorrow! YAY! Elder Hess.
So, who is where you might ask? So while we will all still be working very closely together Myself and Elder Gerber are moving down south to an area called White Center. Which from what I hear is somewhat sketchy. Sister missionaries are not allowed to serve there it is so sketchy. So looking forward to that.
And then Elder Taylor with Elder Hess will be up north still in Shoreline. So that is awesome! I cannot wait. AAAAHHHH! Anyway.
Halloween was good, first one away from my family. We had to be in at 5 o'clock and got to go to sleep at 8 which was super nice. As I tend to be super tired all the time hopefully it helps me catch up on it a little bit. 
What else? I have actually gained weight. (Hopefully from the working out part) but since I started my mission I have gained 15 pounds. In about 3 months now. So, That cool. Again I hope its from the working out and not the eating. But who knows. We'll see in about two years.
Well, I think that is it for this week. Love you all. Keep keep.

Elder Galloway

PS: 'Member to smile. It helps


Oct 26, 2015

Hey everyone.

How are you all doing? I hope everything has been going well. Recently my mind has been drawn to the fact that there is one person that stands in our way from progression. Who might you ask?
Ourselves. We are the only people that stop us from becoming what we want to be. We can literally do anything we want, yet we stop ourselves from trying because someone else is better, or we "are not good enough", or simply because it looks too hard.
Want to know a secret? Life is hard if you want it to be or not. Might as well make it hard for the right reasons. Don't be afraid. God will support you.
I don't have much to say this week. The work is going slow. We are expecting it to pick up soon.
But other than that, my advice is just keep going. Don't let Satan slow you down. Don't let yourself slow you down. Be better than that, because you are better than that. You are Children of God. Act like it. Believe it. Learn it. Live it. Love it.

Keep Keep.

Elder Galloway.

PS:'Member to smile. it helps.