Refining Week…

Well, this week went by fast as usual. Really nothing happened this week other than we did the usual finding grind. We had exchanges with the Bay Roberts Elders which was really fun! It was a good learning experience for all of us. We have had lots of dropped lessons and investigators this week but, we have high hopes for the next couple weeks! So we have been doing lots of technology finding lately (trying to become pro at it.) Elder Miller posted an ad for a free Book of Mormon and we got a hit! She lives about an hour and 20 minutes away… So, Sunday afternoon we drove out there and picked her up as an investigator! She is really solid and has had a rough past but wants to learn about the Gospel and the Book of Mormon!

Next week will be a big letter because we travel to Leadership Conference at 6 in the morning tomorrow! Yay!!!

Love you all!

Please don’t forget to read the Book of Mormon it truly does have power behind it!!

Elder Golder

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Mother’s Day & Two Months Left???

Well, what a fun week we had here in Newfoundland! Well, it starts off with exchanges with the Corner Brook Elders. They came here…I got to work with Elder Hatch Wednesday night and Thursday morning which was really fun! It was good to see him still have his greenie fire! Thursday, we went out to an outer area called, Comfort Cove. It is a small fishing village. There are lots of those around here… Thursday afternoon and evening I got to work with Elder Mayoros! What a stud he is! It was fun contacting with him. We were going out after dinner and we followed up with some potentials and we all the sudden got so so thirsty… We went walking to find this small little corner store to find water. Haha it was fun time…

Friday, we had a really good Zone Conference. We talked about baptismal invitations, car maintenance, and the Book of Mormon! The AP’s gave a training/presentation about what they did with sharing the Book of Mormon. They set up a booth in downtown Halifax where there are loads of people and asked them to read a page (of the Book of Mormon) and mark every time it mentions God, Jesus Christ, or other references. They were able to give out like 30-40 Books of Mormon that day! It was really cool to see and hear. Saturday got really wrecked..

Saturday, we had interviews with President Pratt but he was going to be late so he pushed us back 2 hours… but, when we got to the Gander Senior couple’s home we found out that the Gander Sisters were late so our night was wrecked.. oh well!

Sunday was a great day! I got to Skype home with family which was really nice! Good to see their faces..

Well, I hope you all have the chance to read the Book of Mormon and share it with somebody.

Love you B’ys

Elder Golder

Oh yeah the picture with the crab was fresh snow crab. I didn’t have enough money to buy some but, I accidentally dropped it on its face.. #facialdisgracial

I Stand All Amazed…

So, this week has been a great one! I finished Book of Mormon the other day, for the 4th time on my mission. What a joy it is to have a book like that in my life! I am so grateful that I have a Savior, who loves me and paid the price for my sins! I love the song that is below…Hymn #193 “I Stand All Amazed”…it truly hits home for me!

This week we had an awesome experience happen! Elder Miller and I were walking down the street heading back to our van to head in for the night, and as we are walking a woman drives by and we wave (trying to be friendly). We didn’t think any thing of it. Next thing we know she had pulled up behind us and asked if we could come over and teach her!!! We were like yes, yes, and yes!! The rest of the week was pretty average but, still good!

Well I encourage you all to read the Book of Mormon everyday! It truly has power behind it! I am so grateful for this wonderful gospel!

Hope yous B’ys have a great week!

Love,

Elder Golder

Sorry don’t have photos this week… my bad…

“I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me,

Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.

I tremble to know that for me he was crucified,

That for me, a sinner, he suffered, he bled and died.

Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me

Enough to die for me!

Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine.

To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,

That he should extend his great love unto such as I,

Sufficient to own, to redeem, and to justify.

Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me

Enough to die for me!

Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!

I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt!

Such mercy, such love and devotion can I forget?

No, no, I will praise and adore at the mercy seat,

Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.

Oh, it is wonderful that he should care for me

Enough to die for me!

Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me!”

I Spy With My Little Eye…

So, not a whole lot happened this week. Just the normal stuff like finding the elect, teaching people, and giving service.

Well, I have been reading lots of the Revelations in Context. It is in the church history section of the Gospel Library App. It is really cool to see why the Revelations we are given in a specific time and place.

I hope when you read Alma 32 it helped you to build a desire to read more of the Book of Mormon.

Um well I bet this time next week we will have some exciting things happen! But for now this is it!

Here is a talk that I have come across that I think everybody should read. It is called “The Christ-Centered Life” by Elder Neal A. Maxwell. It is in the August 1981 Ensign.

Hope you guys have a great week!

Elder Golder (The Older)

In the picture with the trees and bushes I spy something with my little eye something that has ears. Look really hard. Email me your answers I will put the correct answer in next week’s email!

Priesthood Blessings Do Work!!!

Well, this week has been a “on the road” one again! So, Wednesday was district meeting which was a really good one! Our district leader, Elder Mayoros, is a really great district leader! We went on exchanges with him after district meeting. (Well we drove to Corner Brook (that is his area) we also picked up Brother Harvey who is a self reliance man over the Maritimes.) That was basically our day on Wednesday! Thursday, we went finding with them for like an hour and a half. Then we had to take Brother Harvey to Grand Falls so he could start the self reliance program with the members here… it was a fun 3 hour drive.. Friday was an okay day.. the rest of the week was history…

Well, I know that the priesthood power is real and it is God’s power to heal and to bless children here! So a couple weeks ago we gave a blessing to a guy who is a non-member but is wife is a member. He only had about 5% vision in one of his eyes. We gave him a Priesthood blessing and he is going to have about 80% of his vision back!!! The eye doctor was amazed… the 2nd experience was our recent convert was having a break down. We gave her a blessing and right after she was calm and she felt peaceful! The 3rd time was just this morning (Tuesday) when Elder Miller gave me one because I have been barking like a dog (aka coughing) for the past week. Right after, I could feel the peace of, “I am going to get better.” I know that the Priesthood power is real!! I am grateful for it in my life!

Well here is to the last 12 weeks!!! Crazy. Transfers are this week and Elder Miller and I are staying for another one.. going to be a party!

Also shout out to the little Brutha who goes into the MTC tomorrow! Looks like I am Elder Golder the Older now.. Haha!

Love you all!

Elder Golder

Sorry I will take more pictures next week! 1.This truck was a nice looking truck!

2. Elder Mayoros and I

Beautiful Newfoundland…

Well, this week has been a great one. We have had a lot of fun stuff happen! So, like Thursday and Friday were just big finding days for us because we got back into our area from exchanges in Bay Roberts. We found a lot of cool potentials so we have lots of follow up to do! Saturday was a day of adventure… So, we drove to Corner Brook for a district meeting. We had the traveling trainers that came and trained us on Alma 32 and Moroni’s Promise. We also got to do some role plays about initial contacting…it was a very long 4 hour district meeting but it was really cool and I learned a lot!

So yeah that is about it. We went to Twillingate today which is the top part of Newfoundland. It was a a beautiful day! It is nice an warm and sunny! Feel like summer.

I encourage you all to read Alma 32 and do that process that Alma talks about. Verses 27-43! It is the bomb.com!

Have a great week! Oh yeah transfers are next week! Then I will start my last 12 weeks!!!!😅😅

Love,

Elder Golder

On the Road Again!

Wow this week has been a crazy good week! Well, it starts off with District Meeting on Wednesday which was really good! We learned how to study the scriptures better so that we can personally become more converted to them. We then started our adventure to MLC. We had a flight to Halifax Wednesday afternoon. Which was fun! We flew on a propeller plane. It was a long flight… We got to Halifax for some food and then went on exchanges with the Halifax Elders (not the AP’s) it was fun! I got to go with an old companion back in the Saint John days of my mission.

Thursday we had MLC which was really fun! The power kept going on and off during the morning part of the meeting. Well I gave a training in MLC which was really good. I trained/discussed on accountability. I got lots of good feedback! We went out again with the Halifax Elders for the night but we slept at the AP’s that night.

Friday was a baller day! We went finding all day! We were on exchanges with the AP’s which was really fun! I went with Elder Smith in the morning. He has a busted hand so we street contacted until his doctors appointment. We then switched and Elder Cox and I went for the rest of the day! Oh man it was a party. We had interviews with President Pratt which was really good, but scary because we talked about school for when I get home…. 😅😅 Elder Cox and I went to a booth that was going from 5 to 8 where we could just street contact for days and talk to new people every time we turned around. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ It was a lot of fun! We finished the day with some good ol‘ Pita Pit.. haha!

Saturday we flew home which was fun! Lots of flying!! We got home Saturday and had a Recent Convert lesson.

Sunday we had church which was good like usual! Elder Miller and I went finding for the first time in our area for a couple days and with in the 1st hour we found a New Investigator! He is really cool! He has wanted to be baptized before and what a better place than the true church of Jesus Christ. It was really good!

Yesterday, we had call ins which was good! Had lots of good things to report on. Lots of things doing to improve but it is was a week. We then drove to Bay Roberts to come and exchange with the elders here and see how the district leader is doing in his district meetings. So that is about it!

I encourage you all to read Alma 5 this week! It has been a big chapter that I have studied and come to understand! I also encourage you to read “Finishers wanted” by Thomas S. Monson in the April 1972 conference. Yes probably a lot of us were born yet… but it is a great talk!!

Love you all!!

Elder Golder

Confernce Was Indescribable!!!

Well this week was a good one! We had a wonderful couple of days! Wednesday night we had the Corner Brook Elders stay over so that we could exchange with them on Thursday! We had lots of driving to teach our investigator. He lives an hour away. Thursday was a big finding day!! With exchanges we were able to find for over 15 hours of traditional finding (aka knocking on doors) what a fun time it was! Friday was Zone Conference! That was a party and a half! Elder Miller and I also with the STL’s gave a training about retention with our recent converts! That was a really good training! We also had a Book of Mormon read with the members here. It was really good! Also on Friday I got to see Elder Cox!! He is a bud!!

Holy cow! Saturday conference was awesome! I was so happy I got to participate in the Solemn Assembly! It was amazing to sustain President Russell M. Nelson as a prophet. I am excited about how the work of the Lord is going to progress! So many cool personal revelations I was able to receive while taking notes and listening to the Prophet and Apostles. I think that all the changes are going to be amazing to see! We were able to bring our investigator in from Millertown to hear the prophet’s voice that day also! It was a good spiritual Conference! I am excited for Elders Quorum. That is going to be really fun we I get back into a bigger ward… So many good things happened this weekend! I am excited for all the announcements!! 7 new temples was a big highlight!

I am also grateful for the Savior especially with Easter this last Sunday! I am grateful for his sacrifice and the joy of knowing that I will be able to be resurrected. I am grateful that he loves me that much! I know he lives and he loves every soul on this earth and wants us to be happy! He has given us the Gospel to rely on! The Gospel of Jesus Christ is another word for opportunity! Let’s all minister to those who need help! I am grateful for my Savior. I am excited to see what the future brings!

I encourage you all to reread the conference talks! They are truly inspired!

Love you all,

Elder Golder

That Was Quick…

Well, this week went by quickly! Man it is crazy how fast time is going! Well this week was a pretty good one! We went to Corner Brook for District Meeting (3hours away….) the STL (sister training leaders) and us have been doing lots of planning for our training this Friday during Zone Conference! I am so excited for it! Thursday was a big finding day for us. Really nothing cool popped out on Thursday! Other than hitting some doors with our knuckles. We had another big finding day on Saturday! We had a lesson with one of our investigators. He is doing well! Sunday was a great day! We had some meetings with some potentials and another with a recent convert. Rosie got baptized almost a year ago. She is doing well! Monday rolled around and boy oh boy was that a busy day. We literally one had 1 hour to find and in that hour we had a lesson and picked up a new gator! He is really cool! He grabbed the Book of Mormon and said he wants to read it! I am excited for that! He is going to love it!

Well really nothing jumps out at me this week to report on! OTHER THAN WE GET TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE PROPHET AND APOSTLES THIS WEEKEND!!! Y’ALL BETTER WATCH IT!

Oh yeah don’t eat rabbit it is gross… I had some this week! Newfoundlanders love giving us food.. so we got rabbit… was not the best… haha😖🤐

Also John, one of my old investigators in Sydney, got baptized over the WEEKEND! I was excited to hear about that! He was the one that referred himself at 2:30 in the morning!

Have a great week by’s

Love you all!

Elder Golder

Adventure is Out There!

What a week this has been! Well, Grand Falls, Newfoundland is an awesome place! I never thought I would have been able to get here, but I did! So, the weeks starts with an early wake up call… Thursday morning at 7 O’clock, I was in Wal-Mart buying a new suit case because my other one thought it would be fun to give up the trek it has been on… It was hilarious🤣🤣🤣😑😑 we drove down Thursday morning to meet the transfer van!! What a party that was!! (Picture #1) Elder Mayoros and I hung around the Mission Office and did some paper work, then we went to the airport around 8 at night to catch our flight.. (Picture #2) (Sister Barlow tagged along.. she was the only sister going up that night so she came with us!) We landed in Newfoundland around 12ish. Well, that was a fun flight!

Friday, Elder Miller and I drove an hour to Grand Falls. Most of the day was planning! We had supper with a recent convert who has a sister who lives in Niagara Falls Ontario that has been looking for a church to go to…so well, we referred her…let be known that I literally almost talked with Elder Talbot!!! But, I talked to his companion…that would have been so cool if that happened!!

Saturday, we had a fun day driving! We went and picked up our investigators for the activity and we saw a caribou roaming road the road. We had a “Group” activity to celebrate Relief Society and the day is was formed! (We are called a group because of how small we are…). There is a type of Crush that you get up here called Pineapple Crush… so good…

Sunday was a grand day! The Sabbath is always a delight! We went and knocked that night and found a couple of potentials that said to come back and when we do to be hungry! I am excited to teach some Newfoundlanders!

Monday was interesting… we had call-ins which was really good. We had to take our Dodge Caravan to the shop because our rear brake pads were less than 0… haha😅😅😅 (yes, Elder Golder is driving a mini van…😑😑) The guy that drove us to our apartment was really nice! He wants to learn about the Gospel too!! He wants to get back into the whole church thang so his kids can grow up religious! It is going to be grand! Well, that was it for the week!

The spiritual message this week is not to let Satan poison you by the degrees of dirtiness of the world. The scripture reference is Alma 47:18. I encourage you all to look deeper to build your testimony stronger! Read the Book of Mormon daily and think about how it pertains to your life now.

Love you all!!

Elder Golder