#gotsickandtrolledbyElderBenson

Well this week was an okay week. We had Zone conference on Wednesday which was really good other than I got some serious food poisoning Wednesday morning… It was a rough day! I was really sick. We got to stay in Halifax for the night and hang out with the Elders there. I slept more most of the night. Elder Benson took pictures of me sleeping while i was sick. He is a big goof ball! Well we had a good rest of the week! We are starting to do lots of Less-Active work in the area which is really really good! I am excited for that!

Well I have been studying more about the past presidents of the church. I have been reading teachings of Spencer W. Kimball! Wow that is really inspiring! I have been learning so much from those books! I also have started reading the New Testament again! I think so far my favorite verse is Mark 15:39! I could image that guilt the centurion felt acknowledging that Christ was the Son of God. I am so grateful the the sacrifice Jesus Christ did for each an every one of us! I know that he lives and loves each an everyone of us and wants us to come closer to him! I am so grateful for the gospel and the blessing it is in my life!

Don’t forget to read and pray every day! I will make your day lots better!

Want to hear from lots of people still! Email me!

Love,

Elder Golder

We just got loads of snow last night so I went shovelling!  

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I Am An Ice Cube…

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am frozen! It is been a really really cold! We had a good week in general! We had exchanges with the Zone Leaders which was really fun! It was a fun drive back! We had lots of snow, then rain, then freezing, then snow and now we are in the rain again for Thursday! Well really not to much happened! Our investigator, Blair, came to church again this week! He is doing well! Just making sure he is retaining what we are teaching him!

Well I have had some good studies lately! In the mission we have been refocusing our conversion to the gospel particularly to the Sabbath Day. I have read so much and so many different talks about it and I came to see how equally prayer and scripture study are to the Sabbath day! I want to commit all of you to read this talk by Peter F, Meurs! He is a really cool guy I got to have an interview with him almost a year ago when he came to the mission!

“The Sacrament Can Make Us Become Holy”

Really good talk!

I am grateful for President Monson and the service he gave to us! He will always go down as a great story teller! He will be missed, but great things await! He is with his wife now! Happy and doing missionary work!

We got fed breakfast this morning by Brother and Sister Demeyere and it was way good! They have a pure bred German Shepard! It is such a big dog but a great softy!

Love you all,

Elder Golder

Happy New Year!

Wow and just like that the full year missionary work is over! I can’t believe 2018 is already here! Well this past week has been a great one! We found a new investigator! George – he is a native man who loves to learn about the gospel and learn how he can come closer to Christ! He has studied so many other religions but, not ours! He is really cool! Our other investigator, Blair, is on date for February 3rd which is going to be a great thing! He is doing good! He came to church and enjoyed it! We had a Linger Longer after church. Basically, it’s a potluck social right after church to talk and enjoy one another’s company! They are really fun! Well we were going to get up at 11:58, say “Happy New Year” but, we slept through the alarm…. So, I spent going into the NEW YEAR SLEEPING!!! Which was really nice because I was tired! haha!!!

Well I just want to challenge everybody to make some goals and write them down in a journal because that will help you achieve those goals! I am so glad for a new year and can’t wait to see what it brings!

Love you all! I will try to take some more photos this week! I really slack at it.. Hey also don’t brush your teeth while you run on ice it can be a very scary experience (I caught myself before I fell all the way). Just to top off the week, I slipped into a big snow pile while backing up Elder Benson and well, I looked like a white polar bear when I got into the car…

Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Golder

Christmas Was Good!

Well, this week has been a good one! We have been on a quest to find new investigators. Elder Benson and I were nervous that we wouldn’t get a white Christmas… Well, we kinda got a white Christmas… Everything is really icy now and windy… The winds here are horrible! But, we drive safe😉. It was a good Christmas! Some highlights were seeing family over Skype (the pictures my mother took while I was Skyping made me look a lot fatter than usual…I can attest that I don’t look like that in person…) Haha. 😂 Another highlight was that I made a turkey for an investigator! It was alright. Another highlight was beating Elder Dykes in Greed… (it is a fun dice game), but he turned around and beat me at Scrabble…. He is really good at that! He doesn’t like pink but I got him to wear a pink tie on Sunday! We had lunch at the Deyemer home! It was so so good! It was a good one! They gave us Elders a beanie and eggs and bacon! (the eggs are doubled yoked!) It was a good Christmas! We had lots of fun! My favorite part of all Christmas was really focusing on the Savior and His birth! I did a study of his birth and ministry and it was really powerful this time around studying those topics. My heart was full of gratitude for what he did for us! I am so very grateful to Him!

I know that things are flying by but, Start the Year off right and READ THE BOOK OF MORMON! See how it can change your year! I can promise you that it will! It has changed mine forever! I am so grateful for more of God’s revealed word! I love you all!

Have a Happy New Year! Don’t party too hard now!

Love,

Elder Golder

The third picture are the presents I received from my family

Elder Benson – Round 2

Wow what a transfer it has been! I am so excited for the new transfer and can’t wait to see what it brings! Elder Benson and I will be staying another transfer together! We are starting to have some good success! We just picked up an old investigator yesterday and he basically wanted to really commit and want to follow the Savior more in his life! It was really cool to hear! We are finding lots and following up lots (that is key to missionary work). Well this Christmas season is a good one! Shout out to my Grandma Golder for the chocolates! Also another shout out to my Grandma Zeisler for the hats she made me! Hey, yeah so things are good! We are having warm weather with rain…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..I am really mad I don’t have snow…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………I hope y’all have a white Christmas because I don’t think it will happen here……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………I am getting really bored typing this! Hence why there are so many dots……………………………………………………………….But y’all should study 3 Nephi this week before Christmas and really bring the Savior into your life a little more! It has been a big blessing this Christmas doing it!

Love you all!!!

Elder Golder

Oh yeah the pictures are an awesome view and the other one is the Branch giving Christmas cards to one another…. It was so funny to watch! I guess it is the best way for up here….

Gold Rush!!!

Well, this week was a fantastic one! We had lots of fun! We have been putting a lot of trust in the Lord to find new people and we found four! It was awesome! We started teaching a man who has stage 4 throat cancer but, it is dead right now… He likes the Plan of Salvation and really enjoys learning! We knocked into an old former and well, I had to sow my ear back on after… He is a good guy and has had a rough life but wants to find God. We went out to Eskasoni and found out there and met up with a less-active lady! That was really cool! We have had lots of fun doing missionary work and enjoying our time as missionaries! We had the Branch Christmas party on Saturday, that was really fun! There was a photo booth and well, Elder Benson and I were doing some goofy poses….. It was a great week!

Don’t forget to Light the World!! That is so big and great! Also don’t forget to read the Book of Mormon! I am in 3 Nephi and I’m trying to finish it before Christmas! I am loving the Book of Mormon and learning about when Christ came – it is so so amazing!!

Hope you all have a great week!

Love,

Elder Golder

The Weather is Really Crazy!

Well this week was a great one! I had my second District Meeting which went really well! Things are going great for the district! The Sisters are finding so many new investigators and teaching them and the Elders are having multiple lessons with investigators! Things are going great for them! Elder Benson and I found 2 new investigators this week! They are super awesome! We are hoping to get them to church so that they can feel of the spirit that attending church brings! Well we have been finding, finding and finding some more! Things are great! Had lots of fun studying about baptism (a challenge my mission president gave us in Zone Conference). I have also been studying lots about the Doctrine of Repentance! That is a really cool topic to be studying! The weather is really crazy! It has been to really warm and then is almost blizzarding!! It is really cool! But weird! I just want snow already! They are saying it may be a Green Christmas! (low-key really want a snowy Christmas but the people up here don’t…)

Well I hope you all had a wonderful week! Here is some food for thought:

Why were you baptized? Think deeply about it! Don’t just say how, because I got cake and my parents wanted me to because I was 8 (or whenever you were baptized) Think deep! It is really cool!

Love you all!

Elder Golder

I caught Elder Benson Pondering (aka sleeping)

Hard Things Are Good!

Well, this week we had Zone Conference! It was a party! We had so many good trainings about our lesson prep that we do when we teach investigators! We also got trained on how we can better be more consecrated and work more effectively which is always a good one! After the Conference we had lots of traveling, 5.5 hours of driving! We didn’t get back to our area until like 8:55, but we made a stop to see a less-active lady! She was really cool! We started our Thursday strong and by then end of last night we had 17 lessons fall through which was rough but that is why missionaries can do “Hard Things!” So many good lessons taught during these hard days which are going to be great to look back at when I am older! Well that was our week in a small nut shell of a email!

Well, I have had lots of study of the Book of Mormon and wow it really is powerful! You just read it and want to grow your testimony of Jesus Christ! I know that it is a true book and that if anybody reads it they will see more joy and happiness in their life!

Well I hope everybody has a great week! I am going to be sending out Christmas cards next week! Y’all better get me your address!

Love,

Elder Golder

District Leader Conference…

Well this week was a great one! We have found a new investigator! This week felt like it flew by, that was probably because we had exchanges with Elder Cox and Elder Johnson! It was a blast an a half! Elder Johnson and I went out Wednesday after District Meeting (That was my first one! Went really well) We found out in Pictou. We found lots of new potentials for them to teach! We had lots of fun going out in the boonies trying to find a person! It was a great time! Then Elder Cox and I went out Thursday! (Elder Cox and I served in Saint John together but in different companionships) It was a blast! We found lots and had a “Light the World Booth” in downtown New Glasgow! It was really good! Then we went and knocked and found a really awesome guy that needed the Plan of Salvation in his life and we taught him! It was really cool! Elder Cox and I were so giddy! We were like skipping almost to the car then it turned into running because we were going to be late for another appointment (we were not late BTW) Friday came and went really fast! We spent all day at the District Leader Conference! That was so much fun! We had training’s and activities that it was so fun! Learned a lot from it! District Leaders have loads of responsibilities but keeping my missionaries accountable is the main one I am trying to focus on!

Well this week was good! Remember to always keeping reading the Book of Mormon! It will make your day lots better! It does for me!

Love,

Elder Golder

P.S. If y’all want to write me letters for Christmas that would be awesome! I am making a Elder Golder Christmas Card and I need addresses so yeah! Send me some mail!

Cape Benton!

Well, this week has been an awesome one for sure! Lots of traveling happened this week! We arrived in Dominion on Thursday around 5ish and we went to the church so that I could finish the Training Plan for the transfer! That was fun! Then we went out and had some visits with people which was really cool! Friday, we did lots of planning! But, that was great! I love my new companion, Elder Benson! He is from Cache Valley, Utah! He has only been out for 3 months and is an awesome Elder! He is very skilled! Well, we just went out and worked lots on Saturday and had fun playing ball hockey with some non-member guys! That was so fun! The area that I am in is really, really big! It used to be a Zone for missionaries but, now it is just 2 elders and a amazing senior couple! Elder Dykes is from New Zealand and Sister Dykes is from Holland! They are really cool! They have been doing lots of less-active work and helping people come back! That is always a great thing!

That is about it for the week! We had some snow fall but, not enough to stick or build up! I am so excited for winter!

Oh yeah, the District is doing great! The sisters have a baptism on the 25th of November! That is so exciting! We have one for December 9th! It is just going great!

Love to hear from LOTS OF PEOPLE back at home!

Have a great week!

I will send for pictures next week I promise!

Love,

Elder Golder