Monday, December 17, 2012

Hey there!
So before I begin I just want to say to my friends Sam and Sheyla that I got both of your letters last week and that I will mail you back by today so no worries. Thank you so much for the letters!
So last week, I went to the mission home to celebrate Christmas with my Zone! It was just so much fun! My mission president and his wife are just so amazing and just so loving! They truly made my Christmas as a missionary memorable and wonderful! I felt at home the whole time we were there; I felt like I wasn't truly away from my love ones; I felt their presence there the whole time. The Lord truly heard my prayers to not make me feel home sick during this time of the year. Being a missionary during Christmas time is the BEST! I get to celebrate Christmas one more time as a missionary before I go home! I can't wait!!!! I also got my hair cut last Monday; I took pictures so that all of you can see the new dew lol!
I read in my personal study a few days ago on the Spirit of Christmas which was in the December Ensign by President Monson. That talk is SO GOOD! It truly made me think: Do I, as a Christian and as a full time representative of Christ, ponder in my heart what the Savior means to me and do I get the true meaning of Christmas? Answer and ponder that question for yourselves! I love you all very much. Thank you for your prayers and your love; during the day I truly feel those prayers and the love you give to me. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2013!
With Love,
Elder Terrence M. Taylor

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hey everyone!
So before I begin I have a note for Merideth Christian & Lexi Jones: YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to both of you on your mission calls! You will do great things in your fields of labor in the months coming up! It brings my heart joy to see the work florish around the world. One more thing: I wrote everyone back home so you should all have a letter from me by now!
This week has been so amazing! Keith is doing so well and he will be ordained a Preist next Sunday! Me and Elder Kuchar took our friends Dave, our new investigator, Karen(Less Active), and Keith to the Carol Concert here in the Stake that I am serving in. It was such a great evening! Dave is progressing pretty well thus far! We taught him about the Atonement and he was just filled with the Spirit. He truly is getting an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! We will be commiting him to baptism the next time we teach him!
I've been reading the General Conference talks in my personal study in the morning! I finished reading every single talk in Conference and now I am on the Relief Society talks. I noticed every single Conference, that President Monson always tells us to re-read and listen to the Conference talks again! I can see why; I have more of a love for the sermons given in Conference when I read or listen to them again. If you haven't read it, I exhort you to do so at this time. They are just SO GOOD!
Thank you for the prayers and the love in my behalf. I love you all very much!
Much Love,
Elder Terrence M. Taylor :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hey all!
KEITH GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for him and his constant progression in the lessons we had with him! He got baptized last Friday and got confirmed on Sunday! I know that Keith will constantly progress in the Gospel and will continue to feast upon the words of Christ throughout his life!
Whilst I was sitting there at Keith's baptism, I reflected on my own baptism 3 1/2 years ago. I felt the same Spirit that I felt at my baptism at Keith's baptism. Then a thought came to me: If I wasn't introduced to the Gospel when I was in High School, I probably wouldn't be out here serving the Lord for this period of my life! If I was introduced to the Gospel, I wouldn't have met Keith and he wouldn't have been able to receive the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so blessed to have friends who weren't afraid to tell me about the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored on the earth! Because of them I am here on the Lord's errand!
For my scripture study, I have been reading in this last Ensign on General Conference. These talks are just SO AMAZING! Today I read President Ucthdorf's talk called Of Regrets and Resolutions. If you haven't read that talk, make sure you do because it is just SO POWERFUL and it truly explains how life truly is sometimes!
Thank you for the love and prayers in my behalf. Know that you have a Father in Heaven who is mindful of you at this time right now. We can come to know our Father in Heaven better on our knees (or in other words, seek Him in humble prayer).
With Love,
Elder Terrence M. Taylor