Dear Elder Galloway,
You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the Washington Seattle Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 24 months.
You should report on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. You will prepare the gospel in American Sign Language.
I am doing great! I think I missed
telling you last week but I have hit my 6 month mark. Crazy right? I only have
3/4 of the time left. Better get a move on and work even harder!
man, last week of the Transfer. Exciting is it not? I have been here in English
for almost a whole transfer. I have quite enjoyed it. The area is doing
We got Matt back on date, for the 14 of February, as well as
still working hard with Suzie. We also have a IA progress to the point of going
to the Temple, with her RC son and NM husband, for baptisms for her first
time. Hopefully we can go with her for that. We will see. Fingers
I also gave a talk in
Church. It went pretty good. I talked about the Book of Mormon and why it is
important and the blessings we get from having and using it in our homes! It
was crazy my companion and I had to fill like 45 minutes with a intermediate
hymn. He only spoke like 12 minutes. So I had to try and extend mine, it wasn't
that bad but I only got to like 18 minutes. So Sacrament meeting got out like
10 minutes early. Which everyone else was happy about.
has been amazing! I just love being a missionary! Seattle is pretty cool as
well! Still cold and wet. Lots of rain.... I don't know how I feel about that.
I'll probably end up liking it like the last week I am here. Also, last week
I totally cut my finger open... Not sure if I have said that before.
But it wasn't that bad. I am just glad I am in an English area when it
Anyway! I love you all! And I will probably email you next
Hey Everyone! How's it hanging? I am doing AWESOME! I love the work. This week
I actually got to talk in a "Great to be Eight" meeting, which isn't
as exciting as a real baptism. But it was pretty fun. I got string cheese out
of it so that is a bonus.
As for the weather we also had a few wet days... Which
walking around in was not the funnest. I got pretty wet. I think the worst,
meaning wettest, day just happened to be the day we had to go tracting for like
6 hours... It was a long day.
The mission is going pretty well. Still both of our
closest investigators are still off date for silly reasons. We are working with
them. AHH! So difficult. But we did find a few more people to teach this week
so that is good. We hope to start working with them and get them on-date soon!
Also this week. It was pretty
cool. I got to use some of my Tagalog to teach. Which really means we were
teaching and I kinda awkwardly put in some of the few words I know. But I am
also picking up a little Arabic, Lao, and Taiwanese. All of which are super
hard and I can almost remember how to say hello in. Don't ask me to write it at
all. That is crazy.
As for sports, we had Zone sports day and played Soccer,
which I like to think my footwork is getting a little bit better. I did juke
some people while we were playing. It is probably the dance coming out in
Well, I am now thinking about maybe shorting the scripture I am working on
memorizing. But, we'll see. I am doing good. I love you all dearly and I can't
wait to tell you all about my Mission! Later!
I am amazing as always. You know me! I will say
I have missed all of you dearly this last week. More so then usual. Interesting
Well, the work is still progressing. I haven't messed it up too bad yet.
As for the missionaries in our Zone today we started a health contest. A
BMI/Body fat thingy. Mine right now is pretty good actually. my BMI is 21.24
and I only have 14.95% body fat. So that is good right? I have actually picked
up 15ish pounds I weigh about 160 now. Getting Jacked.
Anyway back to the work.
We have two on date for Baptism on the 23rd if I didn't say that last time.
They are both still looking good.
I will say in this new English mission
program thingy we ride the bus a lot and that is always an interesting time.
Lots of different types of people. Have had some interesting experiences there
and then again walking is always fun. Walk. Walk. Walk. So much! I miss our car.
So this Stake had Stake conference this week end and man was that
good! I loved it. Talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. Such
crazy stuff. I love it! We had Elder Hanson of the 70's come. We were supposed
to have Elder Echohawk come but he was busy... So sad I really like him.
being in an English area I have to relearn
English. haha. You know me, probably take the better part of my life to learn
it. It is rough. The weather has been kind to us so that is good. Not too cold.
Well, I think that is all for now. Y'all need to ask more questions. But I
still LOVE YOU ALL! Yes... Even you. Elder Galloway.
PS: 'Member to smile. It helps.
Elder Galloway was transferred to an English speaking rotation in Seattle. Maybe a couple of transfers.. We'll see.
Hey all y'all.
To quote Elder Webb, "How's it hanging?"
I am doing good. Well, more
like FREAKIN' AWESOME. I just love being a missionary so many good experiences.
The English program is doing good. I love it almost as much as I love ASL. It
is quite faster in pace than ASL but nothing is perfect.... Nah. It is awesome
as well. Lots more tracting, which I feel like I was born to do. Just so much
Like I said last week my companion is Elder Enos. Name sign
"Elder Prayer", give ya three guess why that is, and the first two
don't count. (Heh, little Mormon joke for you there.) and he is the
district leader so that is fun helping out with that. We have a great district
and look forward to improving on it.
Anyway, we have like a billion
investigators... Okay, maybe like 5 or 6. But a billion potentials. So... Yeah,
Crazy. I love it.
New Year's was amazing as well. A few extra hours of sleep so
that is good. Sleep is always good, and food! Did I mention food. English has
so much from members.
Well, I also found out that I'm not half bad at soccer. I
am not good enough to play with the college league, which is basically where I
was playing because we have a few potentials that are college level and I am
not quite that good. Anyway I prefer Basketball. Which I am still not very good
at, but shhhhh. Do not need to mention that.
Well, I think that is it for this week. Talk to you next week. Love you all!
Keep on Keepin' on.
How is your Christmas season? Still lots of Santa? Something I have noticed.
Santa is just Satan with the letters in different places. Not sure if that
means anything but both tend to take away from Christ.
Sooo.. Yeah, interesting
thing. I am doing well. It is awesome being a missionary. But at the same time
it is ridiculously hard. So hard. We actually have a few more potential
investigators so that looks promising.
We have somewhat set up plans for
Christmas so that is good.
We have been meeting a lot more people and just
getting ourselves known which is always a good thing in the Deaf world. We had
out first basketball event this last Friday that went pretty good it should
grow pretty fast now. Basically we just play basketball and other games in the
church with non-members and members to get them in the church so they can feel
the spirit and ask questions and stuff like that.
The weather is still pretty
good. Lots of rain... Tons of rain. It is alright. Not as bad for driving now.
I almost a pro. Puddles mean nothing... Don't worry I'm still a very conscious
and safe driver. Mostly.
Farther into the bright side I got to go to both
Buffalo Wild wings and Olive Garden this week for a LA's birthday. I have never
been to BWW before and I have to say it is an interesting place. Not sure it
fits my fancy if you catch my drift. OG on the other hand was pretty good. Not
a whole lot of food but I liked it.
Some of the words from a favorite hymn I
think to share:
1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure.
I really like this song, it is not hard to see why. Just remember on which Rock
the church is built and the celebration of his birth a long time ago. I am
thankful he came and died for me. I plan for live for him.
"He died to make men Holy Let us live to make men free!"
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I TOTALLY FORGOT YOUR BIRTHDAY! I mean I didn't
forget but I just didn't say anything! BUT STILL!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thanks for being my mother! YOU ROCK! Hope that helps..... ;)
Hey everyone! How is it going? How is December? Still focused on the true
meaning? Give ya a hint, the first half-ish of the word Christmas.... Anyway,
I'm doing good!
So the reason I am emailing late is because today is Temple
day! I got to go to the temple for the first time in forever! It was Awesome. I
miss working there. But they didn't have Asl for my companion! I mean they had
subtitles but no interpreter! We will have to be more clear next time! But it
is all good. We figured it out... Sorta.. Anyway!
We finally got an
investigator this week! George! So that is exciting we have had a lesson with
him and we will see how it goes from here.
As for the weather well, it is
alright. Lots of rain. The roads tend to have puddles on them so that is always
a nice surprise.
OH! I made bread this week! It was pretty good!
cold weather and the rain and all the other bad things in the world then life
is looking up. I really like my mission and this is starting the fifth month of
it! I only have like 18 left! AHH! That is scary fast how much it goes by.
There is a quote that says
"Don't count the minutes, make the minutes count!"
Which is pretty clear. There is no time to waste! I am not getting any younger
nor greener. I hope you all enjoy this Christmas season! I like it! See you
around. (In about a year and a half) Love you all! Catch ya on the flip