Monday, September 28, 2015

Annapolis, MD - September 28, 2015

My area is Annapolis Maryland, and I like it a lot. It's really nice and downtown Annapolis is beautiful, you should look at pictures. My cold has been hard trying to work out and ride bikes. My trainer is awesome. He's Elder Larsen from Logan, Utah. We get along pretty well. He's a really good guy. The apartment is pretty nice, it was just a little dusty at first. I love the people we come in contact with

My area has great people and we’re biking. Only 25 percent of my mission is on bikes or walking, and I'm biking. We ride like 10 to 12 miles a day so far and there are some big hills. We get to talk to a lot of people on bikes My bike is pretty nice. So the first day we gave our bikes to some elders who were supposed to take it over to the apartment, but they lost it... I had to borrow a terrible bike for the first two days and it was hard to pedal and change gears. I've have mine now though and its good. So since the MTC I've lost like 9 pounds because of biking so much.

The members are super cool. The ward here is by the Naval Academy and so all the Mormon academy students go here, it's awesome. I've seen the gospel start to change lives already we have two progressing investigators who we've contacted.

I'm excited for General Conference.

Love you,

Elder Ressler

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Provo MTC - September 15, 2015

There are only me and Elder Benson and three others in my zone that are going to the Baltimore mission. Half are going to North Carolina. There are five sisters and they are all going to Baltimore. They say the actual city is shut down to missionaries. I know we leave on Tuesday morning and there are a ton of elders and sisters going to Baltimore at the same time, like Elder Chambers. I actually did see him.

We had a fireside on Tuesday. On Sunday we had a devotional with someone I don't know and watched a talk by Elder Bednar on the character of Christ. Look it up.

Elder Benson is a good companion. We connect on a lot of things. There are so many sisters here, way more than I thought. There is a reason because in some ways they are a lot better. Tell the girls a mission is a good idea for them. I really miss you guys, but I haven't really thought about it too much. Don't miss me too much because I'm having a blast I don't think I've ever been happier.

The missionaries in my district and zone are all easy to get along with and awesome. I'm close with all of them. It's hard to teach sometimes. We have already taught five investigator lessons. I have actually lost weight because I only eat three meals instead of eight.

I know that this gospel is true. I'm actually really excited to go out to Baltimore because I know it's the place for me. Thanks for all the church trips we have been on. They were a privilege.

With love,

Elder Ressler

Friday, September 11, 2015

Provo MTC - September 11, 2015

I am alive! My companion is Elder Benson. He is awesome and we get along really well. He is actually from Big John's ward. I've seen Nate a few times and five other elders from school like Elder Chadwick and Chambers. Elder Chambers is actually not even in my branch. The people that sleep near my dorm are crazy so we get along really well. It hasn't hit me that I miss home yet.

With Love and the Spirit.

Your son,

Elder Ressler