Colton's ready for his mission

Colton's ready for his mission

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Week 2 in the field

First of all, I would like to thank my brother Cameron for giving me things to talk about in this email. I was kind of clueless as to what to say, til he gave me tons of questions. :D

My trainer, Elder Kelly, kind of reminds me of Dad. He's kinda quiet, but he just has moments of quietness I realized. He's actually a lot more talkative in spanish. :) He's from North Salt Lake, and he's been out for about 9 months. He's teaching me the day to day stuff obviously (I've mostly got a hang of that now), he also has a guide to teach me stuff called the first 12 weeks, and he's making me lead sometimes, even though I hate it. :) It's scary taking the lead! He is my Dad, and my second companion is my Mom apparently. I am his first trainee, so I got the birthright. :) A really ugly pink, ugly tie. One day, I will hand that down to the first person I train.

The branch is really small. I guess it used to be quite a bit bigger, but its been having some problems. They have maybe 30 people each sacrament meeting? And I would say 15 of those only attend because they're trying to support the branch, but would go to the ward if the branch wasn't so small. We did have 5 investigators at church this sunday though. :) Dalia is a woman in her early 30's (at first I thought she was in her late 30's, but then I remembered most people don't look as young as my mom did when she was 38!). She has three kids, I think one is 14ish one is 12ish and the other is 7? She's not sure if she wants to commit to baptism though.  And then a man named Erasto came, and he has been attending church. But he needs to get a divorce, which we're working on, so he doesn't have a baptism date. 

Monday is my P-day, hopefully you can figure that out. :P  We go to Walmart in Othello (tell President Teshima I'm in the Othello stake!) and then play sports with the other members in the zone. All twelve of us haha. Small zone. :) There's four Elder comps, two sister comps. We played soccer last week, not sure what we're gonna do after emails today. :) So, we meet at the Stake center, and then leave at like 5 back for Mattawa. Except today I'm going to Royal City (which is really a bunch of farms, not a city) on exchanges after this with Elder Villa today. I will return to Mattawa tomorrow. I also spent a day with Elder Mitchell in Othello on Zone exchanges Friday, and received a super delicious breakfast. :) Not sure what I was gonna say next... Oh, but for the record, in the MTC, my zone once reached the size of 35 people. Just to compare.

Not sure what else to say this week. Give me more stuff to talk about. :)

With love,

-Elder Grant

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