Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015 First Week Training!

First week Training!!  Well, sort of.  For transfers we left Gordon Wednesday night and on the way up we went through the Rez, and got a very pleasant surprise!  We passed through the Badlands.  It is a super cool place!  We stopped and took some pictures, and when we got to Rapid and showed the pictures to our District leader (who we car pool with when we have Zone meetings) he asked us "What do I have to do to make it so that we can go through there this next ZTM?"  He is super pumped to go see it! spent the night in Rapid City at one of the Elders apartments, than at 6:30 in the morning my comp left for Bismark in the van.  I spent the day with my trainer, Elder Wright!  He is my Zone Leader and he was getting a new comp that day too, so we were paired up.  We went around Rapid getting things set up in the apartments.  One was closing, another needed furniture, and we had the truck, so we did the work haha!  Than we went to the Stake Center to wait for the Transfer van to arrive with our new comps. I didn't even meet my comp till about 8 Thursday night.  

Here's a picture of the Badlands!! I'll send more later.

So, my greenies name is Elder Peay (pronounced "Pay") from Morgan Utah, he is a month younger than me, he is very excited about the work, and training is interesting.  I keep forgetting that I have to teach him about all these things that are second nature to me now, but that is new to him.  

This last week we taught a lady named L. She is a teacher and was a former investigator that missionaries had just forgotten about as companionships changed. It's been a couple years since she has met with missionaries. We stopped, only expecting to set up a return appointment, but she let us right in, and we talked with her for a while than ended up teaching her the Restoration. As I taught (Elder Peay and I hadn't gone over the Restoration lesson yet... Yay for first day!) I could feel the Spirits presence, especially when we got to the 1st vision. As I recited Josephs experience, the phone rang.  Coincidence?  I think NOT!  Once she hung up again and as we started talking about the BoM and that she could pray to know it is true, the phone rang again! She seemed pretty interested, but it didn't seem like she understood the importance of what we had told her. She asked some pretty good questions and we were able to answer them, and she seemed very accepting with what we had to say. We couldn't set up a return appointment since her schedule is pretty crazy now that school is about to start, although she did accept the commitment to read and pray about what we had taught her.

Other than that, I spent a lot of time in the car.  A LOT of time in the car.  Not much else happened.  

Love you all loads, and hope all is well!

Elder Carter V

1 comment:

  1. Hey that's pretty cool. My nephew served in Rapid City Iowa. I seem pretty much that's where you're at. He loved it. He loved the people. Sounds like you are doing well, keep up the good work elder. but I know you will. you are in my thoughts and prayers. take care of yourself. talk to you soon. Pam