Monday, October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

We didn't do much last week. Elder McNaughton was sick, so we didn't see that many people.
I felt great all last week until yesterday I started feeling a bit sick. I swear if I get sick I will go insane.
I take my vitamins every day.  It's a cold.
We went to our wards Trunk r Treat with an investigator. One of the guys in the ward had a real suit of armor from Italy that he wore.  He was in the U.S. Military Stationed in Italy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day 82

How often do you get to eat with members?  Like every day
Any good southern cooking?  Grits? Yes, that have good chicken and pork and barbecue, and fried foods. Their Asian food isn't that good. I do like their southern buffets, they are pretty tasty, a nice change. Haven't had grits yet. I am sort of in the sudo-south because of the military fort.
Tell us about your companion  My companion  hasn't gone to college yet. He played foot ball in high school. From Elkridge Utah. He makes good pancakes. I don't  cook for him, his birthday is in April. 
Yeah, its pretty flat here.
We have an investigator who I am pretty sure is going to be baptized. She is married to a returning less active. He is pretty gung ho about going back to church and they both are quitting smoking together. I have seen a real change in both of their countenances as they have stopped smoking and we have given then blessings of comfort as she had a loved one pass away.  Even though she hasn't been baptized yet her whole family looks happier.
I miss Corbin and Weston and Arden a lot. Tell Weston to get better. I do really miss hanging out with them.
Oh, and a side note. We finally had dinner with the Portuguese speaking family. Then the Mom and Dad spoke just to the kids they spoke in Portuguese. (Like for correcting behavior or whatever). I was able to understand it all. It was really fun. Sister Krengel (from Sao Paulo) cooked Brazilian food. It was really good. Bro Krengel didn't actually serve in Brazil. He just learned it from Sis Krengel. He actually served in North Carolina.


Friday, October 11, 2013

Visa Status

October 11, 2013

Missionary Department
Salt Lake City, UT 84150-5400

Elder Nolan Harker Gibb
Raleigh NC 27615-6845
United States

Dear Elder Gibb:

Thank you for your diligent service in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. We know that, during this time of waiting, you have gained valuable experience in faith, knowledge, and perseverance that will help you feel the blessings of our Heavenly Father in your work. The people you are working with are truly blessed because of your service.

We continue to work through established procedures to obtain your visa to Brazil. Church Travel tracks the progress of your visa, is in regular contact with the consulate of Brazil, and receives on-going updates as to your visa status. Your current mission president will be notified as soon as your visa is granted.

May the Lord bless you as you continue to focus in your current assignment and strive to reach out to those who are seeking the truth.

E. G.
Assistant Executive Director

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

I just have this sort of sinking feeling waiting on the Visa, it is really hard.
This week was a good week. We watched general conference.
I can't send pictures this week and maybe not for a while because we do not have a place that will allow us to plug things into the computers.
Love, Elder Gibb