On October 16th, Benjamin Maxwell, left his home and family for two years to serve a mission in San Jose, California.

As a missionary: He will teach of Jesus Christ and His gospel. He will have doors slammed in his face and be yelled at. He will meet people from all walks of life. He will stretch himself. He will learn about himself. He will learn of his Heavenly Father's love for him and for all His children. He will learn to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost. He will serve the people of San Jose. And he will LOVE more than he though possible.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Just have to last three more transfers...

 I am really excited to be able to Skype home for the last time! Whoah! thats crazy!!!! The time has really just flown by!

​ Like I said, We will be calling around 1:15 our time so that is 4:15 in NY! Be ready with that gigantic computer screen! I am really excited to see everyone again. Hopefully nobody has grown up too much.​

The Baptism was absolutely incredible! It was packed which made it awesome (over 100 people came!) The entire program went smoothly without any flaws! The person who baptized him was his friend. In the picture of all of us guys from left to right it goes. E. Harral, Myself, Max, Allen, E. Hamilton, E. Faux. Then in the other baptism picture it is Max and his family. Sister, Mom, Max, Grandma and Grandpa. Then there is Max and I. And then a picture of our companionship! We have had a great week! The spirit at the service was so strong. I am so glad that Max invited so many friends to come because I know they all felt something. I know Max's sister felt something as well. I am expecting she will be wanting to learn more eventually. So many people were kind to her and she felt so welcomed at the baptism and at church on Sunday. Max's mom and sister have only come to church once for his confirmation. But that is still enough to feel the spirit and be hungry for more! I know they will both want to be returning at some point. It is a little confusing with Max's mom but I wont get into all that. They are an incredible family and I love them all so much! I would do anything for them. Its as if they are part of my own family. I also reached out to all of the previous converts on my mission and they are all doing so well! I am so happy that I have had the chance to meet so many incredible people on my mission. The relationships I have made will last forever! I love all of these people so much! I have fallen in love with the Los Gatos ward and am so happy that I am serving here. I hope I finish my mission in this ward. Just have to last three more transfers after this one to be able to stay. Three chances that they will move me. The odds are in my favor!
Our companionship is doing really well. It is crazy! But we are all doing well. I am glad that we are all companions. We are a good match. We are working well together. Just like Elder Taylor was, we are not robo-missionaries. We let our personalities shine! That's one of the best parts about having a companionship where we are all in the last quarter of our missions, we all understand that people love having interactions with real people not fake people. We are a solid team and we are hitting this work out of the park!
Short on time but we are going to talk on Sunday! Love you all!
Elder Maxwell

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