Monday, November 28, 2016

Nov. 28th - SAN PEDRONAS!

Brothas and Sistas,

All you need to know is that this week was sick!!!!  You know how it goes here in San makes you fall in love!  Also Happy Thanksgiving from the Elders on the Island.  I bet the turkey was good...I wouldn't know or would I?  Yes, I had turkey for Thanksgiving and yes..........MASHED POTATOES!  I sent you all pics, I was SOOOOO HAPPY.  It was from a Sis. who lives in Oregon and she has a house here and she invited us to was awesome. I thanked here greatly because a couple hours later I slept the best I have ever had in my mission, hahaha!!  #FoodComa! 

We also had our Area President come down for a Multizone, President Duncan and his wife.  He's a straight G!  He blew our minds of how we need to change our visions completely and pray for the spirit to direct you at all times.  He asked, "What could you be doing now, that you are not already doing?"  A good question.  We took a ton of his advice and took it to our areas. We saw a tremendous difference in everything.  We changed the time in lessons and the way we taught, every 20 seconds Elder Merida and I switched in teaching, thats a great way to teach so the investigators don't get bored in lessons. It was awesome.  Their attitudes were so much different from before and it was all around a better way to be this type of missionary than the one before.  I now, have so much excitement when I go out everyday to preach its awesome....(If you want more details on what the changes were, email me more)! 

R. and M. are doing great, didn't come to church the other day but are doing good. I personally think that their conversion is just much slower than other people...and thats just the reality we all have to accept.  They are awesome people...but won't be baptized with Me and Elder Merida together...because changes are soon. But it's all good. We love them and so does God.

Love you all,


Elder Gee

A little rain after the 7.2 earthquake in El Salvador!
Interchanges with Elder Osiek.  We were talking about life because he went to Layton, high school RIVALS!!

On the top of apartment complex
Watching the sunset

Monday, November 21, 2016


Brothas and Sistas

Hey everyone, what's is it going? This week was super good filled with some cool things...we went to the zoo and that was super sick. Hahaha, round 2 for me. The second time was cool, I guess...but it was cool to be with the crew again. I hope you enjoyed the zoo took me a thousand tries to get the owl to look at the same time I was. P-day was successful.

Last Wednesday we went to Belize City for a DL meeting...and when me and Elder Merida were coming back on the boat we experienced something that I hope you all get a good laugh at! We were sitting there normally, not even 20 minutes into the voyage. When all of the sudden a Belizean man walks up to the window and we all think that he's got sea sickness or something like he's gonna throw up...NO! He unbuckles his belt and drops his pants to go pee out the window of the boat and the boat is moving...hahahahahhahaha!! People in the boat were laughing their heads off. Some people were taking pics...I fell on the ground laughing so hard and I had a serious case of the hick-ups for a couple of hours!!! So there is a cool story for ya. 

As far as working goes we have R. and M. who are the most positive. Melanie could have been baptized 3 weeks ago...but she doesn't want to do it without her husband.  R. officially stopped drinking..that's why in the pics he looks high. Its because this whole week he was throwing up because he drank so much...and when you stop an addiction like that it makes you sick. But we prayed with him and he is stopping. We put his date for sometime in December when he can come to church regularly...he showed up yesterday with M. which was awesome. Yesterday was the Primary Program...he loved it. He said, "I learned that it's important to be reverent in church."  Because the kids were so loud. But all in all it was a good program as far as Belize will perform hahaha. 

Have a great week.!! I pray for you guys 24/7!

Elder Gee



Heading to the zoo!

Zoo with Elder Osiek


Elder M. and I with R.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Buiti binafin numadagu!! Meaning Good Morning my friends in Garifuna. Hows everyone doing? Things here in the island are sick. Things this past week have been off and on...usually off because everyone here is to lazy to leave their houses to tell us. A normal street contact goes like this..."Hey brother we are missionaries of the Church and we want to share a message about Jesus Christ." no answer..."Brother I can see you in your house." Closes the door, hahahaha!! Everyday man. Its all good tho...but literally nothing is more deflating than that. But of course they will tell ya the classic phrase..."that's the mission man." 

This Sunday was sick. We had the most members come then the island branch has ever had in the past year and a half. A whopping 54 people...yeah buddy! Elder and Sister Studebaker spoke at the meeting.(Senior Couples). Elder Studebaker is a tough nose member man...he doesn't mess around. He spoke about the importance of accepting callings and paying tithings. He said and I quote, "If you pay your tithing that means you give a crap for what the Savior did for you but if you don't you obviously don't care." hahaha! Me and Elder R. started busting up because that was a direct machete to the heart of the members who struggle with that. Anyways we had 5 investigators come and they loved it. We have 2 baptisms for the 25 of this month...R, & M. They are awesome couple who got married because the last missionaries hooked them up and now we have to baptize and finish nourishing the seed. They are awesome....R. has an addiction to drinking...but he stopped and is making some good changes. M. is an awesome supporter. 

Anyways thats the good news here in San PedroNOV. I love you guys and hope you strive to be steadfast in this perfect work. Always reach out to people in never know the impression you make on someone till you meet them.


Elder Gee

Eating the best calzone on the island!

Beautiful sunset on the island.
Me and Elder M.

This is an octopus...and yes we did eat was delicious!!

Monday, November 7, 2016


Yo fam,

Hey whats up everybody!! 

My week was pretty sick...the island is awesome. I think you all can tell from my pics hahaha. (I don't mean to rub anything in..I'm just saying the Blessings are good). Not every missionary can say they got to work on the island and for that I am enjoying every minute I have. But I hope everything is going good. I hope life is treating ya well.

This week was pretty good, it had its ups and downs. We went to a zone conference and that was pretty fun to see everyone again. I even passed by Sis Donna's food truck and she was happy to see for the first time in a week....hahaha not very long i've been gone. But it was fun to see her again. But as for the zone meeting it was super good. We learned about how we can better teach the Book of Mormon and but more emphasis on it, and to teach why it's important. The next day I went on interchanges with Elder R. (another Latino in the house) it was fun because he wasn't too familiar with the area and neither was I so guess what we!!  It was fun and we found a lot of potential investigators. 

Elder M. and I, are working with a couple named Roberto and Melanie. The past missionaries got them married and now its up to us to get them in the water.  They are awesome...but Roberto struggles with drinking.  He knows he shouldn't be doing it but its an addiction and he expressed to us that its hard. We reassured him by sharing a couple of scriptures and telling him that God loves him and he wants him to keep trying. He loved it and told us he is willing to keep trying.  But they didn't come on Sunday...kinda sucked we have to go follow up with them.

This Sunday tho.....what for it.... 24 tourist!!!  And guess where they are from.....yep Utah! It was cool to see. We talked to them for a little bit and they were just amazed that San Pedro has missionaries. I taught the 2nd hour with all of them and it was super cool...because they know the doctrine so it was more like a discussion...nice!! I taught Temple work and Family Sealing...with is funny because i didn't have a great knowledge of the topic hahaha....but I didn't tell them that hahaha!

I hope you all of a good hard and see the blessings that come.!!



"I know Momma's gonna hate me for this pic!"
It was raining super hard and the members made us homemade 
rain panchos outta garbage bags.....NICE!! 

This pic was taken by a tourist who was from New Mexico.
I had just arrived to the island.  The tourist was a member and gave us $100.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Oct 31st - ISLA BONITA!

Yo fam wa di gwan!! 

How's everyone doing?? The "Isla Bonita" is freaking sick!! I love San Pedro. This place is freaking cool and the culture is super laid back and funny. Everyday we pass by people riding in Golf carts and they always give us rides...."Mormons lets go!" Hahaha, I love it. My area is super cool. Its super poor and humble which I love because my last area was full of ignorant Belezeans who think they are all that! But its way fun.  Me and Elder M. work way hard. Right now I am teaching him how to speak English...I feel like I am training again hahaha! He's awesome, he can speak a lot, just in the 6 weeks before I got here. He studies like no ones business and is learning really fast. Cool comp.

So here its a branch of 40 first sunday is one for the record books hahaha....(Passing sacrament, translating from spanish to english...gave a talk...and taught the 2nd hour about ....what for it....CHASITY...NICE GEE!!) I need a treat or something It was awesome of how I was so involved. The branch here is awesome the members are great people. Every Saturday in the morning we have to cut the can see in the pics...I'm looking good.!! 

We saw a bunch of Mormons who stopped us on Tuesday night...the day I got there. They were from New Mexico. One guy gave us a 100 dollar bill to eat lunch and dinner the next day....we were like WOW!! First time I have seen a crisp Benjamin in a while. We thanked him and said thank you for sending the pics to our parents...I knew momma would have appreciated that.

The work here is awesome...a little slow but the people here are great. I know that in time we will progress. I know that Pres. Adams recieves revelation for our mission to put me here with a great area, to be a DL here...and with a great comp. I love how the Savior is always looking out for me in my mission. He knows the great things I can accomplish. He knows who I am and who I can become. This gospel is awesome here in San Pedro. I feel super happy to be here. 

Mucho amor


Elder Gee
My comp and I

Me and my Benjamin!!
My meal with the Benjamin!!
My new apartment

Mowing the church's lawn on Saturday