Blossoms 

Hey everyone!This week was a pretty good week! On Wednesday I got a new companion his name is Elder shank I was pretty sad to lose Elder woodis he was awesome but Elder shank is pretty cool too he’s from Las Vegas so that’s cool. He’s a little bit more quite but super nice kid. I’m excited for this transfer.

We have G on date for the 29th he’s the funniest guy ever he has a pretty big marijuana issue he’s got to get over but he wants it but it’s gonna be hard. He still has a lot of progress to b made so the 29th is a bit of a reach but he wants to work for it so we will see I hope he can do it. He’s missed church this week because his uncle is the hospital. But G is awesome and hilarious I love him.
We are also working a lot with Mai and pollen they are both awesome Mai is pollens daughter and then she has 2 little adorable girls one is 16 months the other 30 so both are super young. They are both super sweet and nice. In our ward since we have so many visitors all the time after each sacrament meeting they have all the visitors stand up and introduce them selfs and say where they are from and stuff and when Mai introduced herself she introduced her self as a member so that was pretty cool after church people came up to us and were really confused but it was cool!
Also this week we did the cherry blossom festival unfortunately I don’t have any of the pictures yet I will probably send some next week. So that was super cool we were balloon carries so we were in the parade it was kinda cool to walk down this huge parade in downtown dc waving to everyone. It was a really cool experience!
I love you guys and hope you all have a great week!!

Love Elder Davidson

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Little Rome

This week was a fantastic week!

My mouth felt much much better this week so things were back to

usually so that was wonderful!

Katherine got baptized on Saturday and that was so special and oh my

so many plot twist so follow this. We first meet Katherine like 3

weeks ago and she tells us about this Mormon friend but just a friend

and not that good of friend. Then a week later she was actually he’s

my boyfriend I was just scared to tell you guys haha. Then the

following week on Wednesday she was like I’m getting married on

Thursday and we are like what like tomorrow and she was like yeah.

Hahah we meet him Thursday night nice guy he’s 32 she’s 23 seems fine

though. But the whole picture completes its self at the baptism when

we learn that he has two kids so Katherine is now a step mom. His

whole family came for the baptism and his dad baptized her so it was

plot twist after plot twist but it was a great baptism!

We live like right on catholic university so this week we spent some

time  walking around and talking to people we talked to a ton of

people around there it was pretty interesting I leaned a lot!

We also had some great lessons with G he’s super cool but has a

marijuana issue he wants stop but it’s gonna be hard he grew up

smoking with his mom that’s how they bonded so that’s how current

struggle but he’s super awesome! Really is into helping people’s so

that’s cool!

General conference was really great we watched Saturday morning with

Katherine at the church then they had this like pot luck lunch! That

was good! Then Sunday morning poleena and her daughter may came that

was my favorite session I really loved President Uchtdorfs talk abut

seeing the positive in the world. Then we watched Sunday afternoon

conference at a members house and we had dinner that was really nice!

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Finally some Snow!

So this week was a really really good week! On Tuesday we got a good

amount of snow so that was fun it was kinda cold all week the

temperature has been crazy here one week it was sunny it hit 80 at one

point and this week it snowed and got to the teens haha. We were

supposed to have zone conference but cancelled it because if the snow.

Towards the end of the week it did start to warm up a little and it’s

spring break some places so a bunch of tourist this last week. We

moved on Wednesday that was exciting it’s kinda cool we can see the

top of the national basilica from outside my window so that’s kinda

cool.

We are still working a lot with G he’s a super cool dude that just has

a desire to help people he’s had a lot of second chances in his life

so really feels like it’s his turn to give back. On Saturday morning

and he came to that and was really excited to be there and hooked some

people with some info of programs and who to call we have a returning

member who is homeless and he took big steps in helping him out he’s

just a really awesome dude that loves Jesus and believes the best way

to serve him in by serving his fellow brothers.

The miracle of the week was Katherine on Saturday night we met

Katherine the most prepared person for the gospel I ever met she has a

incredible story how her life led her up to the church. Durning the

first lesson she asked if she had to keep praying to know if the Book

of Mormon was true if she already knew it was true. Also she’s a super

smart girl she has her masters for John Hopkins which is a pretty good

school. She lives in a way nice apartment in one of the most expensive

areas in town. But she’s just super awesome! super prepared! bad news

though is she wants to move to Utah in the beginning of April she

didn’t even know Utah was the Mormon Capitol haha. She grew up in

china has only lived in America for like 4 years. She applied to work

at BYU already haha But she really really wants to get baptized before

she leaves so we set the date of April 1st and she met with the bishop

on Sunday and he’s really excited for her as well. She just loved

church loved the spirt she felt and that she was able to learn so

much. I have never taught someone with such a ability to just take

information in and learn it and understand it. She took like 4 pages

of notes durning our lessons and then more notes during church and had

great questions. She’s super awesome!!

On Saturday I had the privilege of going to Alexis baptism in Brooklyn

Park. That was amazing, she was so excited and so many people came out

to support her it was just incredible. The gospel will really change

her life forever. We met her my first week in Brooklyn tracting.

Afterward she shared her testimony and thanked Elder Criddle and I

repeatedly it was one of the highlights of my whole mission is seeing

the way the gospel has changed her and brought so much happiness to

her. I’m so grateful Elder Criddle and I were able to go.

I love you all and am so grateful for your support and hope you all

can find some something to be grateful for this week! Have a great

week!

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Winter is Coming

These last two weeks have been really good! The weather has been crazy

one day it was like 75 the next day it was 25 haha and tomorrow we are

supposed to get snow so it’s been pretty up and down for weather I am

excited for winter to just be over and spring to come.

Last Monday a recent convert took us out to leados pizza he’s a really

funny dude his name is Sean and his wife charisma. They are probably

the funniest couple I ever met but I love them.

We contact a ton in this are there are so many people on the streets

it’s crazy we are pretty much at lessons or contacting all of the day.

It’s actually been really interesting and lot of really different

people. We found this awesome dude named G and his friend josh we had

a appointment at his house and it was cool he didn’t have any chairs

so all just sat cris cross apple sauce in his floor and he asked a lot

of good questions. He was in prison Because he killed someone but god

lead him out he has a really strong testimony of father. On Sunday we

metrod to his house and then metroed and took a bus with him to

church. He really enjoyed church our ward does this thing after

sacrament meeting were anybody this is visiting stands up and

introduces them selfs and he stood up and said he would be back and

that he really enjoyed his  time at church. That was exciting!

We are also working with this lady #Paulina she really a super nice

lady she is a catholic and just out of pure niceness let us in then

really understood and felt the spirt as we shared the messenger of the

restored gospel of Jesus Christ and wanted to come to church but this

week she was in New York but we we are meeting with her tomorrow and

she said she would for sure be at church next week with her daughter

and 2 grandkids we are really praying the lessons ith her goes well

and she continues to feel the spirt.

On Friday we had a dinner with a few people In our ward a guy named

Caesar, brother and sister seay. Brother seay is the nicest guy ever

really awesome man. Also this lady named Dona Jenkins and Dashay. It

was a really nice diner it was at caesars houses it was fun I just

listen to everyone’s conversations because it was a good mix of really

wealthy and really not and just everyone had such different

backgrounds of life it was a fun dinner.

Also super awesome part of the week was on Saturday I got to go to

Stevie’s baptism it was so fun to see him and how excited he was and

all of the old ward members it was super great and I am so excited for

Stevie!

That was my last week! I love you guys and hope you all have great weeks!

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GOOGLE

I just had like the coolest lesson of my whole mission! So I had to

tell you all about it.

So the church hired google to do some adds for the church and how they

can distribute more Books of Mormon so we get a call for Krisa del

todo the head of non profit for google and asks if she can meet with

us at the google campus here in D.C. So the meeting was today at 12

and it was the coolest so we go we sign in get our badges they give us

fancy bottled water then we meet the team of 5 working on this project

we go have a fancy lunch then go to a conference  room and we have

this meeting and they ask all about how the whole system works now and

and who is most receptive and who to target and just all kinda of

questions really cool they show us some stuff they are trying to do.

Then at the end we teach them the restoration and they asked a bunch

of questions they all took Books of Mormon all of the cards and stuff

we had and we have another meeting in 2 weeks with them it was just

super cool! They like had talked to church headquarters about having

us and stuff way cool experience! There was no good opportunities to

take photos but I got this one crapy selfie!

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The District

Hey Family!

This week has been a exciting week! So last Monday we got call outs

and I got assigned to the Washington DC 3rd south area witch I am

really excited about we cover the national mall and downtown so it’s a

pretty unique opportunity so far it’s been really cool! The ward here

is a pretty exciting very diverse and a huge wealth disparity we got a

lot of big time lawyers and politicians and economists but then we

have a couple of homeless people and and some people in government

housing. So a very diverse ward very exciting place.

So last Tuesday was my last day in QO so I went and said bye to

everyone I was kinda sad to leave we had a lot going in the area so

that was too bad but hopefully I get to go back for the baptisms of

Stevie and Gina.

Well the first week here was good so many people so that has been fun

we contact like 100+ people everyday. A lot of walking it’s nice to be

back on foot and public transportation you see a lot of interesting

things on the metro. We met really cool kid named Troy he’s a G he

came to church on Sunday and it was pretty sweet he had a big gold

necklace with Jesus made of diamonds on it. He’s awesome we may have

to turn him over to the YSA missionaries so we are a little sad about

that but he’s way cool.

Life is going good I love the mission and I love the church and how it

truly is for everyone the gospel is meant to bring joy to your life no

matter who you are or where you came from the gospel will bring joy to

your life! I love you all and hope you have a great week!

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Short week!

This week was a great week we met with Stevie, Gina and Janet all 3times each this week they are all doing great! They are super prepared and awesome. It’s been really cool to watch the testimony of Gina grow as she reads the Book of Mormon she got all the way to alma 37! Super great Stevie is getting baptized March 4th Gina March 11th and remember Alexis from Brooklyn well I saw her at the visiting she ran up and talked to me and told me she was getting baptized March 18th so this week has just been marvelous!

Super sad news though is I am being transferred to D.C. 3rd which is really cool because the White House is in my area so I may try and knock a few times hahaha but I am sad to leave especially because we got so much going on right now!
Sorry so short but this week was super amazing I will send more next week.
Love Elder Davidson