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Monday, September 21, 2015

¡Buenas tardes!

Hey everyone!

Good week here in Brentwood. We taught lots of lessons. Teaching people about something that has the ability to change their life is quite the privilege. Helping people leave their bad habits and start new ones is very powerful. The veracity of what we teach is completely backed up by the way it changes people. Bad things and untrue things change people for the worse. Good things, true things, do the exact opposite. I've seen people with huge problems with their families and marriages and addictions and jobs and finances completely turn things around because of them making sacrifices to follow what a guy who lived about two thousand years ago taught. Principles that were taught when a donkey was the sweetest transportation around is still working in an age where we've been to the moon and beyond? Hm. Interesting.
Seems pretty true to me! Don't believe it? TRY IT. Yes that's a challenge. Give it a shot.

Keep on keepin' on!


The little kids had a church activity and they dressed up like us weirdos! BLACK TAGS. BLACK TAGS EVERYWHERE.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Que onda!

This last week I got transferred to Brentwood! It's an area pretty close to Queens and Brooklyn but it's out on the island. There is a really big Spanish ward here. They all love to feed missionaries so I like it here, a lot. This last week is been a week of getting to know the area the roads are really messed up around here and sometimes we get really lost a lot. I have really been enjoying driving. We don't go fast ever.

My new companion is Elder Ruiz. He does a killer Bill Clinton impersonation it's pretty great. He is super white and Mexican at the same time. It's great because the members wanna feed us even more because he's a native.

We have a little tiny gym in her apartment so we work out every morning. I actually purchased a mass gainer in a pre-workout and I'm trying to gain a bunch of weight we'll see how that goes.

I'm not really sure what else to talk about because this week has just been mostly us getting lost. I love you guys I will update you on next week with awesome adventures with Elder Ruiz!

Also I will include pictures.

Peace out!


Melissa! She's hilarious. We played tag for like an hour. This is why my dress shoes are destroyed. Also. I dunno how y'all women do the hair things. It hurts. Hahaha

Until next week!



Elder Ryan M. Payne
94 4th Ave, Unit 309
Bay Shore, NY 11706