Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25th - BLESS BLESS!

Yo Fam,

OH!! and Good Morning from San Pedro Island! I realized that yesterday was Pioneer Day and I was thinking of the family shooting off fireworks and stuff...we actually had the chance to see some fireworks go off by the house.  It was nuts.  But this week was a lot more eventful than last week for sure.  We saw a lot of miracles and I'm gonna get right in to it. I also have a ton of pics.

Alright so every Thursday night we have a basketball night and me and Elder Cope beat them finally, hahaha!  It was literally only me and Elder Cope that was white playing and we balled it! They dropped a few "f" bombs....but me and Elder Cope just laughed and went to bed satisfied! Also I burned my year shirt that night as well. On my shirt is a marked out all my areas...comps...and titles if you will.  I just talked to Elder Hallman and Cope about it and we all remember how fast it was...imagine how fast this year will be....UNREAL! I don't like to think about it too much because it distracts you and makes you homesick. 

So the highlight of the week was our BAPTISM.  We baptized an 11 year old girl named K...she's awesome. We actually ran into to her this week....and she was an investigator by some elders in the past but for some reason she didn't get baptized....she went up to us and said, "Elders, BAPTIZE ME THIS SUNDAY!" We were like, "uh....OK!"  And we was my first Baptism in English and in Belize City.  All in all it was special...words cant describe.  I was so happy.  At first I didn't think of how I could keep getting happier in the mission...but every week I get a little bit more and more....ITS SPECIAL. I love it so much.

Well, you already know...I'm so happy and full of joy as I talk more and more about my mission...its changing me so much.  I'm truly in the best mission in the world....NO JOKE.  I love you guys and I miss you more than you know...but I know I'm doing miracles here.  Just do me a favor and always smile!!  Always be happy...because He is ever so near. Always remember to pray and give thanks, always.




K.'s baptism
"12 Months in the Best Mission in the World"

Today on the way to San Pedro

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18th- BC3

Yo fam,

Hey y'all what's up? I know this is an awkward time in the day to do my weekly emailing but my zone had plans to catch a bus and go up to the zoo this morning. I have some gnarly pics to show!!! But how's everyone doing? Really if you think about it we are so blessed. Life is soooo good right now for me.!!! Every Week in Belize is a adventure....filled with so many stories...everyday!! The Belizean people are special people man...hahaha! I told a couple of people this but I'm not sure if I've made it known to all...the Belizean Culture when it comes to religion they believe Moses when he was talking to God there was a burning bush. So apparently you have to get high to talk to God. Because they believed Moses was high with the burning bush...hahaha!! Man, I love these people. And getting them to church is even harder man.!! But all in all...I'm just having fun doing what I've found I love to do the most.!!! Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.!!

My house is super fun. Its four of, Elder Cope, Elder Hallman, and Elder Johnson who is my comp....its super fun here! We play Scum, Clue and have a good time chilling in the house. Its the best. This transfer has flown by because of this. It's unreal how fast the time goes. You don't even feel the weeks now!?! It literally goes...Pday, District Meeting (which is on every Thursday), Church....and then repeat.!!! It's quick!! And we need to save some people while were at it!!! 

Honestly though...this week wasn't too eventful. But I will say is that we play basketball every Thursday with the branch. It was super fun...playing ball again. I did not do too shabby...I mean we were playing with all black guys. I couldn't really drive on them or they would block you!! So basically all I was good for was shooting 3's hahaha...Steph Curry!!!  After going home from playing ball...I forgot how outta shape I was. I slept, I think the best I've ever have in my mission. My legs and arms were a little sore the next day. Man I'm losing so much strength, hahaha! MOM send me some perfect pushups or something hahaha.  I mean my spiritual strength is growing but not the body hahaha! I got a knarly farmers tan...if you look closely to my pics. You can see my shirt tan...and my preachers collar!! Oh and a watch tan as well.!! But pretty much that sums up my week.!!

Well fam, another week down. I am so happy and blessed to be here serving in Belize teaching a different culture and teaching in both Spanish and English. I'm so very blessed with my comp...we work so incredibly hard. Sometimes we don't get the results we deserve but we keep going. I love this work and I'm starting to see some small miracles and its blessing and changing my life. Sometimes those small blessings make all the difference in a those days that are so tough..and nobody wants nothing to do with you.!! Or no one is home and there is no one to teach. But he blesses us. and keeps us upright. I like that conference talk by Christofferson, where he talks about cutting us down. "How can you do this to me God, I've tried so hard and no you've cut me down, " He says, "Look here my little Child, I am God, and I know who you are and who you can become," and one day you going to say thank you God for loving me enough to cut me down, for loving me enough to hurt me!! I love that, I think we can all learn from that talk. Sometimes we don't want trials but God sends them to us so we can grow stronger from them. I remember when Mom and Dad would yell at us or get mad at us...and at the time I would think they were just big jerks but I understand a little bit more now that they did it because they love us enough to hurt us...same with our Heavenly Father. I love you guys...just be happy and help others be happy. If we look for complaints than we for sure are going to find them...but if we look for the blessings in life than we for sure are going to find them....EVEN MORE!!!

Living the dream
True Happiness
Pure Joy
The Belizean Way is the Only Way
Elder Kyle Gee
P.Day at the zoo!

Making pancakes for my roomies!

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11th - BALL SO HARD!!

Yo Fam,

Whats up y'all!!  I hope everyone's 4th of July and summer break is doing good.  I know about this time of year means the "suns out buns out" hahaha.  I saw a couple of the pics that mom and dad sent me. Sounds like its a lot of fun. 

I had the opportunity to meet my new mission president. President Adams...he's a freaking stud. He's a good example to be a consecrated missionary. He's super cool and has a lot of respect for all...he has the personality like "if you respect me I respect you," He is super humble guy.  I know we are gonna accomplish big things.  In one of the pics he has  matching ties with all the Belize City elders...he loved it.  I saw some familiar faces too...I'm sending more pics of that.

Well here in Belize it couldn't be better. I'm starting to get used to all the drugs and Belikin Beer we see on a daily basis.  Its the best, hahaha!  We have a lot of progressing investigators but as far as going to church...its a struggle.  Its harder than I thought, bringing people to church.  All the time we would call our investigators an hour before the meeting and remind them...they say yeah elder were coming don't worry. They never show up.  Kinda breaks my heart.  The thing that breaks my heart the most is that...they know what they should be going and get baptized but they don't want to do anything about it..."lazy, but really funny people".  We only had the opportunity to speak in sacrament...yeah we got the news 5 mins before the meeting started, hahaha!!  Those are the best kind.  I spoke on one of my favorite scriptures,  John 14 about the Holy he never leaves us comfortless...he will come to us.  "Peace I leave unto you...not as the world giveth but I giveth to you"  I love that scripture. Whenever I feel discouraged or feel crappy...I just remember that..and it brings me right back.

I love this gospel and I love being a missionary.  I've grown to love this gospel so much. And now for myself I know the miracles and changes it brings to peoples lives. Its AMAZING! 

Livin the dream.
Its the best!!!

Elder Gee

President and Sister Adams (and notice the matching ties!)
Zone Conference...with my buds!
Elder Harris, Cope and myself!
Elder Rigby and Eggers!

Raining buckets!

LA BELLA VITA...Belize Style!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th - MERICA!!


What's up y'all... Happy Merica Day!  You all better be at the Kaysville parade throwing water balloons....hahaha, good times!  I can't believe its July already.  The mission is on cruise control, I swear.  But I hope you all enjoy the good weather and cool fireworks. The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. MAKE SOME MEMORIES!

This week was pretty fun. I love the Belizean culture, it grows on me more and more as I'm here. Teaching the gospel here in Belize is so much different than El Salvador....the people here act so different.  IT'S THE WEED MAN, hahaha!!  They seriously smoke so much here. T he missionaries that have experience always may or may not get second hand high when you teach, hahaha...its pretty ghetto.!!  

The people here are so awesome. They are so accepting to basically anything we have to say about the gospel, but having them to commit...well, that's super hard for the culture here.  But me and Elder J managed to get 2 investigators to church.  They are super positive...they really liked church.  There names are R and M.  Its kinda hard with them because they are super busy and we can only visit them ever so often. But good blessings are in store for them. 

Church is super fun here...we attend two branches.  The first one is in English at 8 :00 and the Spanish branch is at 10...its super fun. We get the best of both worlds.  I gave a talk last week about worthiness influences the was in Spanish but I thought I did a pretty good job for only having 2 nights to prepare.  The English branch is about 99% black people and then the 8 elders who are in the city...2 DLS...2 ZLS and then the APS.  We get around average 140 people attending in the English branch. But in the Spanish branch is about 50 more or less.  But its fun to see the progression through the a couple of months they told us that Belize the country will receive its first stake.  THATS HUGE.! The first stake means...stake presidents and future missionaries...Belize membership is a little less than 5 thousand members...super small. But the potential is ever so great. 

Well fam, I love you more than words can describe...this gospel is true.  This work is perfect.  Nothing is more important than preaching the gospel...and I get to do it in both languages.  It's so humbling...I'm so very blessed every where I go...I feel your prayers as that spirit makes witness to me..that I'm here and I'm here for the right reasons.  Thanks for all your prayers, emails, love and support.  It means the absolute world to me...and enjoy your Merica day.!!!!

P.S: We play scum every night...its so fun...I always win.!!!

"Sometimes the Lord brings us low, so he can lift us even higher." Joseph Smith!!!

Livin the dream
White Belizean
Bless Bless
Elder Gee
Hitting the streets with Elder J.!
Writing our emails on at a senior couple's apartment.
It's great because it's air conditioned!!
Playing "SCUM" with the boys!
Here are "fried jacks" that we eat...they are like scones 
filled with chicken, beans, cheese.
Also, fried chicken.  I miss papusas but I like the fried chicken!
Elder Cope and I sporting the Belize flag
Enjoying our new home!