Friday, June 17, 2016

Week 103: Homecoming


6/17/16













Your trip
Booking ref:
3TKQIJ
Issued date:
23 May 2016
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Traveler
Zachary Taylor Jones
Agency
CHURCH TRAVEL CWT
50 East North Temple St
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84150
Telephone
801 240-5111
Fax
801-240-5115
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Friday 17 June 2016
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Delta Air Lines DL 1550
Departure
17 June 07:00 AM
Las Vegas, (Mccarran International) (+)
Terminal: 1
Arrival
17 June 12:08 PM
Minneapolis/St Paul, (St Paul Intl) (+)
Terminal: 1
Duration
03:08 (Non stop)
Booking status
Confirmed
Class
Economy (L)
Baggage allowance
0PC
Seat
23B confirmed for Zachary Taylor Jones
Equipment
BOEING (DOUGLAS) MD-90
Flight meal
Refreshments for purchase
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Friday 17 June 2016
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Delta Air Lines DL 2111
Departure
17 June 01:02 PM
Minneapolis/St Paul, (St Paul Intl) (+)
Terminal: 1
Arrival
17 June 02:31 PM
Kansas City, (Kansas City Intl) (+)
Terminal: B
Duration
01:29 (Non stop)
Booking status
Confirmed
Class
Economy (L)
Baggage allowance
0PC
Seat
24D confirmed for Zachary Taylor Jones
Equipment
BOEING 737-900
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Ticket details
E-ticket DL 006-7806558766 for Zachary Taylor Jones
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General Information
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Week 102: Last week in the mission field? Weird.

6/13/16

Hey everyone!


I look back and wonder where the time went! The past two years have gone incredibly fast, but I am very grateful to Heavenly Father for allowing me the chance to serve in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. The people here are so great. I am going to miss it... In a lot of ways I feel torn up inside, especially with weeks like this one when so many great things happen!

My last week was great! We found another lady to teach that had previously been taught by some other missionaries in our zone. She had stopped meeting with the missionaries, but one night, we were walking around the park at like 8:50pm and ran into her. It was funny because as we were talking to her, the park security guard came up behind us to tell us to kick us out of the park for soliciting. We told him that we weren't soliciting, so he left, but then he came back to try to kick us out again when the lady said, "I'm a member, back off!" It was hilarious because 1) she isn't a member and 2) it took the security guard by total surprise. She wants to get baptized next month on her birthday!

I also went to our departing temple trip this past week! I got to ride up to the temple with President and Sister Ahlander! It was great spending time with them. They have been so good to me.

Remember: "Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ" and never stop!

Thanks again for what all of you have done for me!

Love,
Elder Jones

Monday, June 6, 2016

Week 101: Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel

6/6/16



Monday, May 30, 2016

Week 100: I'm Alive

5/30/16


Hey everyone!


I'm alive!

I survived the first week of the transfer! The best part? Things are surprisingly going better than I anticipated! Obviously, I probably won't find 50 people to baptize in the next couple weeks, but I am so glad that the Lord entrusted me to help build the area slowly and surely. I am also humbled to be able to serve with Elder Mingo and Elder McClure. They are both two very good young men. We were able to go to the temple this past week, and I had a great experience. Over the course of this past week, I have come to love Elder Mingo a lot! Even though we struggled as companions 16 months ago, my plan of attack is to just be his friend. It helps that we are in a trio as well.

We had an amazing experience this past week. We were walking in a neighborhood when we contacted a guy on the other side of the street from us named Earl. Earl is African-American, and just retired from the Airforce. He originally said he wasn't interested, so we left him a card and went on to knock another door. We were walking back by his house on the way to the car when he walked out of his house. I waved to him, and then he, surprisingly, called out to us and asked us to come talk to him. He invited us in and we taught him the Restoration. The coolest part was how humble he was. He said he had thought about our first conversation and pretty much said ,"Why not talk to them?"  And invited us back. It was also his birthday, and the funniest thing
was that he said that when he walked out to look for us he was praying that we would walk by again, and if he couldn't see us, he would have gotten in his car to go look for us. He ended up coming to church on Sunday, and had a good experience! He is so prepared to learn about the Gospel!

Hope y'all have a great week!


Elder Jones

Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 99: Love you

5/23/16

I love you dad! I'm so grateful for the example you have set! I am also quite excited for the new bishopric. It is definitely a little funny that the young men's leadership has transferred to the bishopric! It will be great to see Bishop Ward and Brother Pace again. Tell them I say hi!

Things were a little bit sad today. I have been transferred to a new area which is pretty much just down the street. My new companions (I'm in a trio) are Elder McClure and...Elder Mingo! Even though I wasn't expecting to be companions with him again (President said he wouldn't do that) I am definitely excited and happy to be given a second chance with Elder Mingo! He apparently requested to have me in a companionship with him again, so with whatever he is struggling with, I hope I can help him. The next 4 weeks will be great!

My last week with Elder Ernst was fantastic. I left the Springs zone with 7 people set for baptism! All those are scheduled to happen within the next few weeks because all of the investigators are ready to take the next step, they are all just nervous that they aren't ready! I plan to keep them in my prayers, to hope they make it to the waters of baptism and then to continue forward! We had an amazing visit with Jackie on Sunday. Her concern is that there are too many competing priorities for her to be focused on being baptized, but she seemed much more committed after we finished teaching her!

Things are going great dad! I hope you are doing well! I'm excited to see you again, but until then...keep on keepin' on!

Love,
Elder Jones