From: Nathan DeBeikes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Subject: Gadfield Elm Chapel & Benbow Farm
hello everyone, this week was a really really good week. the highlight of my week was on friday, when we took a mission wide trip to the gadfield elm chapel and benbow farm. in these two sacred places, Wilford Woodruff and Brigham Young met with and baptized hundreds of some of the earliest saints. it was truly amazing. the gadfield elm chapel is the oldest standing lds chapel in the world. so many great men have been in that building, and it was so amazing to be there and hear our mission president bear his testimony of the work that we are doing. even though it was about a two and a half hour bus ride to get there, it was so worth it, and it was something that i will never forget in my entire life. we also had a very great lesson with this man named Abraham, and he is totally committed to read the Book of Mormon and wants to find out more…but he’s moving to Birmingham, so some other missionaries will have to finish teaching him the lessons, but it went really well. it has been absolutely pouring rain lately, i am loving it, it’s really fun to ride around in, just as long as i don’t get freezing cold. it’s funny, i either get wet from riding so hard and getting all sweaty, or i get super wet from all the rain. so either way, i am basically wet all the time. i can’t imagine what it must be like to have a car on the mission, but thats okay, i just get to build more character than those guys who get a car. we got a new ward mission leader, his name is Sam Bowles and he is so cool. he is only 23, and went on a misison to ireland, so he is basically still just a missionary with all of us, even though he is married. but i love him. i love this work, i know its true. i love the gospel, and i love the Book of Mormon! have a great week!
Love, Elder DeBeikes
that is me preaching the good word inside the chapel
elder hess and i at the benbow farm pond where so many were baptized, and that is the inside of the gadfield elm chapel