Friday, 3 March 2017

Loving Mission Life

Well it’s hard to believe that the MTC is almost over, I've only got a week left here.
This last week went by super-fast, been doing lots of teaching with TRC's and P.I's which is good. 
We got one of our TRC's, Teddy, to commit to baptism on the 8th of March, now we got to see if he is a real investigator or not.  We got 2 new TRC's this week Huck and Jeff.
Huck is great and is willing to do about anything to know what he needs to do next in his life.  Jeff on the other hand... he is super hard to talk to, because all he says is one words answers when you ask him questions, so he'll be kind of fun to teach.

Today we went to the temple and had breakfast.  During breakfast this guy comes up to us and is telling us we should go teach this guy he met on his way to the temple, it was hard to understand him, cause he was kind of quiet about it.  None of us knew what he was really talking about so we kind of brushed it off.  Then one of the temple workers came and asked if one of us could take this guy back to the baptism office in the temple so we said we could do that.  We got to talking with him a bit and finally got what he was saying about this guy he met.  The guy’s name was Derrick, he is a newish convert, and was doing baptisms for the dead that morning and saw us there and figured we should go teach this guy he met.  So we said if we saw his friend we would have him go to the MTC to be taught.  On the way out of the temple we saw Derrick sitting in the guest entrance of the temple by a man that was asleep on the couch.  We all had a group huddle and decided to have only 2 of us go in and talk with this man, cause 9 of us all going in might have put him off.  Elder Dryden and Nelson (not me sadly) went in and taught him for a bit, while the rest of us went out and talked with Derrick.  

I’ll finish the story after I get done with my hair cut.   

Alright I’m back. 

Hopefully I can pick back up where I left off... so Dryden and Nelson taught Gary while me, McLean, Street, Young, sister Childs, Madsen, and Tompson talked with Derrick about how he was converted and about why we came out on a mission.  Derrick is wanting to serve a mission soon, he’s already started his papers.  The best part about this whole thing was even though the rest of us weren’t teaching Gary, we could feel the spirit so strong.
About 20min later they finally came out from teaching Gary, and Derrick came back to the MTC with us so that he knew where he was going to go soon, and so that he could bring Gary there if he wanted. We even got a pic with Derrick before we all said goodbye.  We all kind of wished he could have stayed with us because he was a really great guy who said he could feel this powerful spirit we had with us and knew we talked truth in our words.  He also said something I thought was kind of cool, it was "I know you guys won’t lie to me, because when I see someone with a badge on, it makes me believe that that person wouldn’t lie to me, and that’s what I really like about you guys."
So we had a really good spiritual high this morning after our first investigator not even in the MTC, and not even out in the field yet that we had. 

Elder Nelson is the guy with the stripped tie one the left, and Dryden is the one with glasses and green tie standing by Derrick.
Nelson isn’t a part of our district but he was tagging along for the morning because he was leaving at 1:30 and had no comp to be with tell then.  He was supposed to be on his way to India last night but he is visa waiting in downtown salt lake for a bit until it comes through, so he’s gone now to Salt lake.  He says now he knows why he was to wait here for his visa instead of somewhere else like the rest of the elders going to India. 

I’m loving the mission life out here, kind of hard at times but love it none the less.  Having all sorts of cool thing happening when I’m teaching TRC's or P.I's.   Honestly we are all kind of sad that we have to leave here next week. We have all grown so close together in the past few weeks, and are going to miss our new little family as sister Childs calls it (she’s the one out in front of me in the red flower dress).  We already have our travel plans, with the layover, a 2hr flight turns into an 4-5 hr flight:(


This Sunday for our last one here, we are planning on playing and singing "Come unto Christ" it’s a really nice song.  I’m going to be on the piano, and Sister Madsen is going to play the violin, and the rest are going to sing.   Should be good.  We practiced it for the first time today and we are decent.

            Leave Elders alone for a few minutes and they will build something out of furniture.

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