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shannon b
Interests: scrapbooking, blogging, family, the occasional sewing project, learning to take better pictures
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Hello there! Things have been real hot and humid over here lately, but other than that pretty good! We had a meeting recently with a friend of ours, C who's really into mushrooms and working with trees, and totally down to talk about the message we share. We have our... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! First week of the last transfer is off to a great start! We had some great experiences this past week. We met a cool guy on the street named K, who's religious and admitted he'd heard some things about the church, but was open to reading and praying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Transfer news! I found out where I'll be the last 6 weeks of my mission, right here on Penn State! Pretty crazy since they usually file missionaries out of here pretty quickly and I'll have been here for 7 and a half months when I leave. Excited to be here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! We've had some fun blessings/opportunities this past week with the Arts Festival going on. It's an event run on Penn State and nearby downtown State College where there's tons of food, music, and stands with people selling art. We were able to do some streeting around there and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! We had a busy week of travels, attending all three zone conferences scattered throughout the mission, but it was really cool to see everyone and give our training throughout the mission. We mainly talked about ways we can use Facebook more effectively and use our devices with more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! We had a nice week despite having to drop a couple people. T sadly was more interested in arguing than learning, so we'll have to leave him where he is. One cool miracle, though, a friend we invited to FHE last Monday was able to come, and even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! First full week of the transfer and we were able to get some great contacts! Didn't have many lessons set up quite yet, but we met some cool people like a guy, A, who's looking to find some change in his life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Had a smooth transfer week, getting Elder Powers shipped home to California and picking up Elder Lee from pretty much next door to us in State College. Should be a fun transfer, especially since Elder Lee was a Social Media Coordinator a while ago for a long time,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Big news for this week is we got transfer news! I get to stay right put in Penn State, so this will be the longest time I've ever been in an area. Good area to stay in, though, with the fun campus to street contact near and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Wooo, it's been a busy and super fun week! So this past Wednesday, the Instagram app vanished from our phones all over the mission. After a bit of digging, we learned this was a permanent change since Instagram hadn't really been working as a finding tool in missionary... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! We had a busy week with Zone Conference and other meetings, but still had time for some cool miracles. Our friend, A, read a LOT more from the Book of Mormon than we expected, and he's understanding it a whole lot better as well. He's asking great questions... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
Hello there! Things are still pretty quiet over at Penn State, but we still had some great lessons and experiences. Our friend A is still reading the Book of Mormon and we're helping him to understand it better. That's been the main thing, as well as helping him to apply... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! This one's a bit longer, so I'm making up for the past couple weeks! The town has been mostly pretty empty and we had a lot of work to do as SMCs (Social Media Coordinators), but we still had some awesome experiences and tried to be outside when... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! We had a nice week of preparing for the summer season. Lots of our friends are going home for the break, sadly, but a few of them would like to meet over zoom still. Getting as many lessons set up as possible for the this week, since there'll... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Time got away from us so sadly this one's going to be a bit short 😅. Transfer boards just came in and as expected, Elder Powers and I are both staying. This is Elder Powers' last transfer, though, so we're gonna try and make it count! We had... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
Hello there! Have you ever had a moment when you're talking with a friend who isn't a member, and they say something that is surprisingly 100% doctrine, or they say they're pondering a difficult question that with restored doctrine is incredibly easy to answer? Then you have to just hold... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Sorry this one will be kind of rushed, cause P-day's almost over, but Elder Powers and I had a great week here in University. We met with A again, and he's progressing pretty well so far. He's been very good at keeping commitments and asks really deep questions,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! This last week, we had some super exciting lessons with our people, both old and new. We're really starting to see the teaching pool grow in University. Had our second lesson with A, who really likes meeting and has been very good at coming to church. He asks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! What a fantastic conference weekend! I hope that everyone received the revelation they needed, either by the words of the prophet and apostles, or by the Spirit as you listened to their words. We invited lots of people to watch the prophet speak this weekend, either online or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
Hello there! Hope everyone is super psyched for General Conference Weekend! For missionaries at least, it's a party. All new talks to study, a chance for investigators to see the prophet speak. It just occurred to me recently this'll be my last General Conference as a missionary. It'll be a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Wow, it's already been 18 months in the field! Time is super weird in the mission because we live and breathe in 6 week increments called transfers. So when I think about 6 months, it feels like a ton of time. When I think about 4 transfers left,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Well, we have successfully survived spring break! The students are returning, the streets are getting busier, and our friends are back in town, ready to meet. All in all, the break was a bit slow, but we were able to keep busy. We took the chance to visit... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! The big event dominating this week was Elder Bassett from the missionary department coming for a Mission Tour! Basically, for three days Elder and Sister Bassett went to a different area of the mission with President and Sister Wright. From there, Elder Bassett spoke to the entire mission... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Spring Break Incoming! Hello there! We've been doing pretty good in State College this past week. Mainly stuff in preparation for spring break this week. So in my area, we focus on the student population and investigators, but most of that population will be gone over the break. So, we'll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown
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Hello there! Sorry this will be kind of a short one today, it's been a busy day. The week has been great so far! Starting to get to know the investigators and the members of the branch. We are meeting with a young man named C who is interested in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2022 at Elder Conner Brown