Hey everyone!
Wow this week went by soooo fast! It was such a great week! We were able to work hard and have a good time doing it! We had zone
conference this week which was great. It was super motivational to get all those training's on how to be a better missionary. I learned so much it would be to long to write. But one thing I learned that has been on my mind a lot is desire. How bad do we want things. As missionary your desire is what gets you up in the morning. I asked myself this week what is my desire? Is it to teach repentance and baptize converts or is it to have fun and hang out? I know what my desire truly is. Desire is connected with how hard your working. The training put it like how bad kids want candy after a pinata is busted open. 
 They will dog pile for candy.  That's a true desire right there! Also this week I had the privilege to give one of our new recent convert the priesthood. It was so awesome and the spirit was so strong!! It is so great to see the priesthood in that family now. Love this great work! Well it looks like I am out of time so I hope you all have a great week and stay safe! 

Love you guys!
-Elder Barney


Hey everyone!
Hope you all had a great week this week! It was a great one up here in
Alaska. The sun is shining and it feels great! We have been trying
to focus on talking to everyone, so we were able to bike one day. It
was awesome! We were able to talk to so many people! A lot of humble
people in this area. There are some funny things that happen when you
go biking as a missionary. We got yelled at because we didn't have any
sandwiches with us haha. Non the less it was still fun. Also this week
we were able to do a lot of service for people. It was great to get
out and do something nice for people. We racked a ton of leafs! So one
of the best experience we had this week came from walking around
talking to people. This one guy we were talking to about the plan of
salvation was telling us about how hard his life has been. He has been
beaten in his home country and homeless and has been driven out by wars.
He told us that God doesn't love him. At that moment all I felt was
nothing but love. Fighting back tears my companion and I testified to
him in the name of Christ that God does know and love him. I know that
he felt that love, it was undeniable. I know that God loves these
people and loves each and every person. I love this work and I love
God and I know he loves you! Remember that this week. He knows you and
I promise he cares for you. I love you all and hope you all have a
great week!
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Elder Barney


Hey everyone!

This week has been a great week! We have seen the lords hand in our
work so much this past week! We tracted into 2 new investigators! That
never happens! The tender mercies for sure. Also yesterday Luctria was
confirmed and given the great gift of the Holy Ghost. The spirit was
surly strong at that moment! Her and her family have just made such a
change in their lives! It is so great seeing the Atonement work!
I have learned this week that we need to trust in the Lord and always
return thanks to him like it says in Alma 7:23. This past week as been
a faith building week and a testimony strengthening week also.

Image result for lds boy riding bikeThe weather here is getting super nice. We are starting to bust out the
bikes here pretty soon. We all have trucks but we want to hit the
streets and talk to as many people as we can. Plus it would be nice to
shed some weight! The Alaska 40 is for real! Well I love and miss all
of you and hope you all have a great week!

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Alma 7:23 And now I would that ye should be humble, and besubmissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being  temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of  God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual  and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.

Elder Barney

Hey everyone!
General conference was awesome! I noticed as a missionary general
conference is like Christmas! It was great! I can't wait until they
come out on gospel library so we can read and listen to them. It might
just because I am a missionary but I though they talked a lot about
families and how important they are. One of my favorite things I heard
was "I know it but do I believe it?" That is a powerful question. It
is something I think everyone should ask themselves time to time. I
know as I have I gained more of a prospective of things. If you
haven't heard Elder Hollands talk I strongly suggest everyone watches
it. It was fantastic! This week has been so great as we prepared for
conference. Also this week we have had a lot of fun teaching the
gospel! Last pday it was awesome because we had a going away party for
an Elder who went home. He is a great missionary.
So for a funny story this week. Yesterday we were going to wash 
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something in our washing machine and I totally forgot 
I left a towel in there from last week that was soaked
with milk. So that towel sat in there for a week soak
with rotten milk! Oh my heck that was the worst smell ever! Can't believe how bad that was!
 Life lesson right there!
 Well I love and miss you guys so much! Have a great week and
remember to show what you believe!

- Elder Barney