Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hey Family and Friends!

Well I am officially in the mission field! My first area of labor is..... The Isle of Man!
I couldn't believe that I was assigned to this area! We are the only missionaries on this Island and we are ready to work. My missionary trainer is Elder Sutton from Utah. He is a great young man who has been serving for about 8 months. He has already taught me so much on how to become an effective missionary of the Lord. We just got here and we are ready to go to work.

Leaving the MTC is very hard to do when you get so close to the people you are learning with, the teachers and the MTC Presidency and staff. I will always remember those whom I served with there and the people who taught us so much on how to become trusting servants of the Lord. We left the MTC at 5:15 am to head to the mission home. Before we went there, we dropped off our luggage at the Stake Center in Manchester. When we got to the mission home we were greeted by our mission president President Preston and his wife Sister Preston. The Preston's are so awesome and so warm and loving. We then did some training and ate breakfast and lunch. We were interviewed by President Preston; even though he just met me, I feel that he cares for me and he cares for every missionary in the mission. After that we went back to the Stake Center where we were greeted by missionaries that were near by and our trainers. We met all the trainers then we sat on the stand so that everyone could see us. President then assigned us to our trainers. Me and Elder Sutton had to crash in with the Zone Leaders that night due to the fact that our ferry wasn't ready until the following morning.

We then went and did some street contacting and door knocking around Liverpool. We saw some real miracles happen that day and some downs but we were successful none the less. We woke up at 6:30 am, got ready, did some scripture study and got ready to leave for the Ferry to the Isle of Man.

We then were picked up by Brother Holden who is on the Bishopric of the Douglas Ward here on the Isle. The Isle is SO BEAUTIFUL and just so green.
I know that this work is true and that our Father in Heaven loves each and everyone of His children. I am grateful to be here to serve with the people here on this Isle and I am grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Oh how I love my Savior and Redeemer. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

Much Love,

Elder Terrence M. Taylor :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Dear Family and Friends of Elder Taylor, this blog should have posted last Tuesday.  Sorry, I am behind 1 week, moving was rough but I made it.  I will be posting from now on right after I receive one from him.  Thanks for caring.

Elder Taylor's Mom

Hello Family and Friends,

Well the days are passing by till I go straight to my mission in Manchester. The MTC here is so great and I am learning more and more each day here as I continue to be obedient and become an effective tool to the Lord so that He may use me as He wishes! What a privelege to be His missionary!

Last Sunday we went on a Church History tour so that we could see the different places where the early missionaries and Saints were in England. I took some photos so y'all can see them! It was such a spiritual height to my stay here at the MTC because it was a reassurance that the Lord is guiding this work! President and Sister Walker (MTC President) were the tour guides. At the end we went to a small river and he asked us why did we take this tour. His answer was so that will never give up in our missions. I started to tear up as he said that and right there I knew that the Lord knew I can do this and that I should know that I can do this; just trust in Him (I'm actually tearing up as I write this out lol). Know that all is well here and that I am healthy. I do miss y'all but I know that I need to be out here serving the Lord! Last Friday we did Prosleyting in Manchester!!!!! It was SOOOOOOO MUCH FUN! Me and Elder Ulloa talked to about 15 people and gave pass along cards to all of them! I was frightened but I knew that the Spirit was there with me :D.

I testify that missionary work is the Lord's work. Jesus Christ is Our Savior and Reedemer. This is his work and will for us! Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and that President Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's Prophet today. I love this Church and this Gospel and I say this in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!

Also I need addresses from these folks: Sister Cori Tagg, (Sister) Amber Allison. Those I need so I can send them a letter. Also I leave here on the 29th for the Manchester Mission and it takes 5 days to get here so by the 24th, send letters to the mission field NOT the MTC. You can find the Mission Field address on the blog OR on my Facebook. May the Lord Bless you and keep you!

With Love,

Elder Terrence M. Taylor :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pictures from 8/14/2012

Photo's 08/14/2012

Terrence Taylor

Mom put this on the blgg

Dear Mother Dear and all my friends,

So I arrived safely here to the England MTC alright! First I checked into Passport clearence then got my bags! There were 15 of us that were traveling from Atlanta to Manchester (Such a LOOOONNNGGGG FLIGHT!). Anyways when we all got our bags, we met up with other Elders and Sisters who came in an hour earlier than they did! We were all tired but super excited to be in England and traveled safely! We then went outside to the stagecoach to take us to the MTC! Once we all got on we were driving and some of us were really freaked out about driving on the other side of the road!!!!!

We finally got there to the MTC where we were greeted by our President and his wife! They are so nice and loving and then we registered/checked into the MTC and the medical system here in England (what a drag). Finally we had time to rest a little bit, get something to eat and get everything all squared away! We then met with our teachers and other staff members. My first companion, Elder Ulloa, is from Toronto, Canada and such an amazing young man. He will be going to the England Leeds Mission after the MTC which is very sad but great; he will be a great missionary.

Classes here at the MTC are very tough at times but fun at the same time! I am growing and growing each day as try my best and as I am obiedient to what the Lord wants for me and my companion. It is hard having another person there 24/7 but I am learning so much about myself that I didn't know before. The food over here is pretty good and fresh! So many different cuisines but they are all good (I do miss American food so much lol).

I want to bear my testimony that this work that I have been charged to do is the Lord's work. President Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God here on the Earth. God and His Son Jesus Christ live and they love all of us! I love each and everyone of you! I miss y'all like crazy but I know that I need to be out here at this time. May the Lord Bless each and every one of you and may He keep His loving arms around you.

With Love,

Elder Terrence M. Taylor

PS- I better get some letters!!! I already got one (Thanks Erin!!!) :D

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hi All,

This post is a few day's late I am posting it anyway.  Elder Taylor wrote this the night he was set apart and he wanted to share with you all.  This is a letter wrote by him and some pictures of him after the setting apart.  God Bless you all.

Hello Folks,

Tonight I was set apart as a full-time missionary in the England Manchester Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint!!!  I am so excited to officially be called Elder Taylor!  Having my Mom, my old bishop and my current bishopric made the night even better.  I will never forget this moment and I will cherish it for the rest of my life.  It didn’t hit me until I got home that I am on the Lord’s errand, His missionary and that he will take care of me.

I want to bear my testimony the God, our Heavenly Father, is mindful of us. The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored through Joseph Smith.  Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God and President Thomas Morson is the Lord’s Prophet on earth today.  The temples on the earth are sacred places where families can be together forever.  I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

May God bless you all and may the Lord surround you with His unquestionable love.

Much Love,
Elder Terrence M. Taylor

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hi All,

Just got the chance to send this to you all. Elder Taylor made it and I wanted to share with you his first day.  I am also later posting a message to you all but it will follow in a day or two.  Thanks for your patiences.  This is the link to some great pictures.

God Bless you

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Elder Taylor made it to England MTC, Thank God.  Look forward to sharing with you all following his blog.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Terrence,  I pray that you always follow your heart and listen to the holy spirit.  I am so very proud of you and your dedication to God.  Knowing that you are doing God's will, I know you will succeed in life.

Love You Mom

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mission Tags and Everything else is HERE!!!

Yes that's right I got them in the mail today!!! Got my visaed passport, itinerary and instruction with it as well! I'm going straight to the Preston, England Missionary Training Center!!!!

I am so happy and very excited to head on out to serve the Lord and the people of England, North Wales and the Isle of Man!!!

Take Care,

Elder Terrence M. Taylor