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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 15,2010

There is this black guy we are teaching named Leroy. He wanted to start his
own church. He seriously knows the Bible backward and frontwards. We started
teaching him and he loves the Book of Mormon! I committed him to be baptized on
December 4th!!!! WHOOOO!!!!! hahaha my companion and I have a goal of ten
baptisms by the end of the year. We have at least ten we are working on so i
really really think we can do it!! We found four new investigators this last
week!!! The work is going great, i am trying to write you a hand written letter
but i never have time, don't worry ill get too lol. There are literally crazies
here! haha our ward it literally insane. We have three people passing the
sacrament but there are over 500 people in the ward. only like 22% show up, we
have a lot of work here. I am in a bus area. so when we go to a place called
white center to street contact there are drunks, prostitutes, and homeless
people. They all except for the prostitutes yell at us to come over and pray for
them, we try to teach them but they are way too wasted. There is a huge
diversity here and all of them are just scraping by. It is a very humbling place
and those people who are willing to literally give everything to the church are
amazing i cant imagine how much they must love the lord. I love my Mission!!!!!
seriously there have been times i really wanted to go home but i know I'm
supposed to be here and that god is with me.

 

I have had things yelled at me and i have been flipped of and the door
slammed and almost everything, but its worth it. We stopped by a members house
named Rachel. Her daughter is apparently waiting for a kidney transplant and is
having a really tough time with faith. We didn't know and something told us to
go there. After we taught out of Moroni 7 (we had no clue what to teach so we
just pulled that out) before we left she said that she was depressed and that we
came the exact moment before she did something drastic. We taught about faith
and about trails of faith and by faith miracles are wrought. it was an eye
opener that God is truly with us and that we are continuing Christ's earthly
ministry through us.

 

There is so much i wanna say but i can't think right now!! I miss you all
and love you. The little things in life are what bring us closer to God and i
know that now more than ever. Prayer is amazing and it really works! God is
listening and willing to help us with anything we ask if its righteous

 

Much Love,

Elder Trevor Williamson

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov. 08,2010

As you know i am in Seattle now and it's well..... interesting. I am in an
area called Beverly Park, It is the "Ghetto" of Seattle. There is everything you
could ever think of here, drugs, prostitutes, drunks, homeless, and just plain
wierd people. Don't get me wrong there is a ton of great people here lol you
just have to weed out the wierdies. It's really interesting being on a mission.
it's a whole lot different then what i am used too, or what i expected.it to be. All you do period is preach!
talking to people on the street is so fun but so so so scary! We talked to this
on guy that was literally ridiculous!! He talked for literally 25 min without
taking a breath. He was going everywhere he went from he is from the Hershey
family so i am rich to i am getting married to a black woman, Also he told us he
spent 12 days in prison recently for telling a woman he will kill her if she
didn't preform in bed, he acted like it wasn't a big deal and it happens to
everyone!!! He then spoke about mother earth and father sky and about how he had
an amazing spiritual experience that changed his life, so hoping to squeeze some
doctrine in we asked him what it was. He said it happened for about 30 seconds
while he was making love on alcci beach 11 miles south of the statue of liberty
or somethinfg like that!!! HAHAHAHA. He was literally insane!! 

 

My companion and trainer is named Elder Jensen, he has been out for almost
19 months and has spent the last 5 transfers (a transfer is a 6 week period of
time) in Beverly Park. He is super tall, 6'8" and totally buff!! He is pretty
intimidating so its hard to teach people that don't know us haha. but he is
an amazing teacher and full of the spirit so i am learning well. There are about
5 main ethnicity's here in this are: Cambodian, Vietnamese, Arab, black, and
Eritrean. Elder Jensen is from Utah!! His family is from pasen! 

 

Guess What!?  I am loosing so so so much weight!! It's so crazy i love
it!! The new food i have tried is Pho (FUH) is a Vietnamese noodle soup. the
first time i had it it was so nasty! it had UN peeled shrimp, beef balls, pretty
much grass, and Tripe or beef stomach. EWWWW lol when it was over i swore i
would never eat it again, well we went to a members house and asked what we were
having, guess what she said, yep you got it Pho, but it didn't have beef balls
or tripe just the other stuff so it was more enjoyable, kind of.

 

I miss you and love you and you are in my prayers everyday. Every time i
get a thought of coming home i think of how much is blessing your lives and also
mine. It has been hard and people cancel or just dont care about the message,
its so discouraging, 

I just wanna yell at them and tell them that your salvation is on the line
here!!!!!! but i can't. The lord is with me more than he ever has been and i am
relying on him for almost everything. It's so humbling to be out here, i wish i
would have lived my earlier life as humble as the people here, most of them have
nothing, but they give everything. Everyone remeber don't be a shoulda woulda
coulda person, be that person that goes to be everynight and asks God to accept
your day because its all you did, the atonement was made because we can't go
back, it was made because we arent good enough. but through Jesus Christ we are
good enough, we wake up everyday being better than before. I love Jesus Christ,
i know he lives, and i know he loves me and each and everyone of you, i know he
lives because i know him, he is my brother, he is my teacher, and he is my best
friend. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trevor Moves to Seattle

Trevor move to Seattle this week.  Trevor left the MTC on Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010 and now is in the Washington Seattle Mission.