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Tender Mercies

Howdy y’all ๐Ÿ™‚
Bringing you news from the Big Sky.
It was such a good week. We met some awesome people. Met some crazy people. Never know what you’re gonna get in Bozeman. I love how every day is different ๐Ÿ™‚ย Today we went on a hike early in the morning and it was very fun. A good way to start the day.

We had a meeting with President Repscher last night and it was so good! I was eating it up. Talking about the Priesthood and it was intense. So good.

Last Tuesday was crazy. We were running around town all day. We did service really early in the morning working with concrete. It was so fun!! I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ might look into it for a summer job. Seriously.

We had Zone conference on Wednesday. And it was so good! I LOVE Zone Conferences!!
And then a member invited us over to teach her friend and he is so prepared! We love meeting with him. His name is Justin. If you’d like, please pray for him. We have had two lessons with him this week. And he is excited to learn more.

Thursday we did fun service planting trees and bushes and digging holes.
This week was seriously one of my favorite weeks of my whole mission so far.
That’s pretty much all that I need to mention. It’s been a very very good week.

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Zone Conf Party Bus
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Bozeman Zone!
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My old comp Elder Loehr

Happy Father’s Day

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Hello all and welcome to my broadcast of: The Week. My name is Elder Madsen and I’ll be your host this evening.
His week was good. Wednesday we had interviews with President Wadsworth which went quite well.
Thursday we went to an interfaith, men only, bible study rib night that one of our investigators invited us to out in Belgrade. That was fun haha ๐Ÿ™‚ met some cool people.
We helped the Chase’s move Sunday and today. I am going to miss them. But that’s fine. I’ll see them after I go home ๐Ÿ™‚
Church was so good. The talks were fantastic. They were directed on fathers. Had me bawling. Haha. My dad means so much to me. I appreciate his sacrifices and his goodness and example. Pretty much everything that matters in this life, I learned from him. I want to be like him. Thank you, dad.
This week we get to drive to Billings again for mission tour.. yay. ๐Ÿ™‚ hah. No I love Billings. It just eats up our miles like crazy. Oh well. So yeah. Super good week.

Hope you all remember how much Father in Heaven loves us ๐Ÿ™‚ and never ever forget it. I encourage you to study His Grace is Sufficient by Brad Wilcox. But yeah. That’s pretty much it ๐Ÿ™‚ here are some pics. Hope you all have a great week!

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The Chases

 

How ’bout them weather

 

It sure has been a rainy week. Stark contrast against the weeks of heat just experienced. As I write this email, it is literally raining the whole ocean on Bozeman. So much water. But that doesn’t matter. So anyway!

It was the first district meeting of the transfer and we had some really good talks. We unanimously decided we would accept President Wadsworth’s standing goal of 4 baptisms/month/Companionship. Honestly, i have never given much thought to that goal before. It always just seemed so out of reach. But I have faith that the Lord is with President Wadsworth. And he has faith in us. So why can’t we? So as soon as we were really serious about this goal as a district, we saw miracles happen. So many pieces just fell into place. Elder Darner and I decided how we were going to get 4 baptisms and it went really well. It includes heavy member involvement because we cannot do it alone. It also helps me realize that every single moment counts because with every moment that passes, the transfer gets shorter and shorter. But we can do it ๐Ÿ™‚ I know we can. July 8th is the day. Fingers crossed.

Other than that, nothing too significant happened. We have just been meeting some great people and working very well with the members and with the Ward council. Helping to get them a lot more excited about missionary work ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s going very well.

So. Yeah. That pretty much it. The Church is true. My eyes have been opened. And I feel like I understand with greater capacity the sweetness of Christ’s love. Words cannot tell how I feel. Words cannot describe what it means and is and feels like to partake of the goodness of the tree of Life. The Spirit and our families are our greatest possessions. The sacrament and our covenants are how we obtain those and always retain those tender mercies and possessions of ours. Strive always for it my brothers and sisters. My friends. I love you all. Keep on keeping on. Please. It’s not worth it to do anything else.

It’s gonna take work,
— Elder Harrison Madsen

 

TG Jakes and Elk Rings

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Hey guys!
Sorry for the lack of a letter last week. Also sorry for the short letter to follow. We have had literally zero time today for really anything. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚
My week was awesome. It was transfer week, but for the first time ever I have the privilege of staying in Bozeman another transfer with Elder Darner. It should be good. I a) love Bozeman and b) know that staying with Elder Darner another transfer will be quite beneficial for my development as a missionary, as a person, and so forth. I still have a lot I need to work on but I’m getting there. However with it being transfers it means I had to say goodbye to many people that I have grown to love and love being around. Namely Elder Tippetts. He is a very good missionary. And I look up to him a lot. And I sadly won’t be able to see him again, at least not as a missionary. He goes home this next transfer. Oh well. We all have to go home eventually :/

Other than that the only real highlight of the week was from today, we stopped by a favorite house of ours (some investigators) and we made rings! That’s why we have like no time today. I made mine from an elk shed. Elder Darner made his from a Buffalo horn. So cool! Mine is not done quite yet but I will finish it next week. I just need to engrave it. I’m excited ๐Ÿ™‚ so so cool. I love that family.

I love being a missionary. I love your prayers. They help sustain me. Keep on keeping on my friends.

It’s gonna take work,
— Elder Harrison Madsen