Sunday, December 20, 2015

"It has been the hardest most rewarding thing ever!"

December 14, 2015 -

The week went well. I was blessed to have been able to go to a member's wedding that I met up in BRAGANÇA!!! I am being blessed being able to see all these people that I have met through out my mission. The Lord has been so awesome!! We are sightseeing and everything!!! I'm excited to see you guys!!! The time is flying! I only have 9 Sundays left... #whoscountin?! Ha-ha, I am for sure loving the mission! It has been the hardest most rewarding thing ever. The promise in d&c 18 is becoming more and more real recently for me about the joy we´ll have by bringing others to the Lord! One of the recent converts I baptized is doing spectacular and truly made it all worth it! He has become one of my best friends! You´d really like him! The temple should be finished in 2-3 years here in Portugal! It will be awesome for the people here!
Love Elder Quinn!

Elder Quinn

December 7, 2015 -

Thanksgiving and visiting Andrey!!!!!

November 26, 2015 -

"New companion, Quinn Pitcher from South Jordan"

November 23, 2015 -

Hey, I am just writing to say that all is well. We had transfers and I am in the same area with a new companion named Quinn Pitcher. He is from South Jordan and knows Taylor and Michelle Quinn pretty well! I will write more tomorrow! Love you!

"the sunsets are beautiful from here!"

November 9, 2015 -

Well, another week here in Barreiro! Not a lot of new things have happened and that's why I haven't updated the blog. But this last week was a good one. We contacted a Lady named Kelly in the street and she seems pretty promising. She has recently moved here from Brazil and is very open to hearing the message! This branch is wayyy sick! Its not too big, but it's got quite a bit of support so that always helps! This week I should be getting to do a split in my old area Costa so that should be way fun to get to see all the members and friends from there and get to work with those elders! Christmas is already going up everywhere which is crazy... but it's never too early to prepare, right? We got a really sick view of lisbon from our side of the river, so the sunsets are beautiful from here! All is going well! Thanks for all your prayers and support!
Love Elder Quinn

Zona Miratejo

"I will sure miss Cacem"

October 12, 2015 -

Well, I have once again been transferred, I will for sure miss Cacém. Some of the best friends I have made on the mission, I made there. I will miss them. But it is part of the life of a missionary. Lots of adjusting and lots of changes. But it really helps in the preparation for life. I am now in a branch called Barreiro. It's on the other side of the Tejo River. My new comp is Elder Justin Riggs from Arizona. He´s pretty cool and we should get along just fine. The mission is passing so fast and I am trying to take advantage of my time out here to learn and apply things. Everything is well. We are living in a house with 3 other elders.... meaning 5 ELDER HOUSE!!! It should be a fun transfer! Thanks for all your support and love!
Love Elder Quinn

"Our pace towards becoming better is not as important as our direction"

October 5, 2015 -

19 months..... Who would have thought I would have made it here? How the time flies. The clouds have come out and things are cooling down... barely. The cloudy season isn't my favorite one here. But its nice to be able to wear long sleeved shirts again. General conference was great. Unfortunately we couldn't watch all of it. One thing that I learned, is that we only fail when we stop taking steps. Our pace towards becoming better is not as important as our direction. I have been really trying to figure out how to keep progressing and I really feel like those words helped me.
This past week we found some cool people. We knocked on a door and a black man opened the door. We entered and he asked if he could say the prayer. I was expecting a catholic prayer, but he prayed the way we do. We asked him after the prayer if he was a member already and he told us that he was baptized when he lived in Lisbon. That was a cool little miracle that happened! Hopefully we can help him come back to the Church! We found a couple that has talked with the missionaries before and we are having a family night with them. Andrey also had us over to meet with his mom to start teaching her The Gospel! Hopefully all goes well! Things are going great here. We haven´t been teaching as much as we´d like to be. But we will keep on going and finding! Thanks for all your love and prayers!
Love Elder Quinn