Colton's ready for his mission

Colton's ready for his mission

Saturday, March 2, 2013

First week gone by without Elder Kelly (AKA Dad) and first week gone by in a five week transfer.

Yeah, so, my mission got cut by one week. We're being put on to a different track, transfer-wise, and so this transfer is five weeks instead of six. Kinda crazy! Also, two new missions will be made in Washington, and we have been assured that the boundaries for the western part of the mission (the spanish side) WILL change. Kinda crazy.... We'll see what will happen. We will receive news of the exact changes in about 7 weeks I believe. On to talk about the area.
We weren't able to see Dalia much this week, and we never taught her. Many cancelled member lessons, unfortunately. But we're going to work on that with the Bishop and the Branch President. We had one investigator, Crispin, go to the adult session of Stake Conference... and the leader's session.... But not Stake Conference itself. I'm not quite sure why. Silly investigators. Yeah, Stake Conference made it so we didn't really have anyone at church... Except less-actives! We did help less-active members get to it. Other than that, it was a pretty slow week I guess.

Elder Wait is very different from Elder Kelly. He's a good guy though. He's got a lot of experience, and he's also rather quiet. It's kind of crazy that he came back here to Mattawa, when he was here for 7 and a half months before! I don't really need to show him around much. That's pretty handy. Plus he already knows a lot of the people here. We're trying some formers that he knew about. Hopefully we will be able to find some people that are prepared!

I went out with a member, the bishop's son, who is going on his mission in one week. He got his call, for the Nevada Las Vegas Mission, (we're switching places!) and his report time was a month later! Super soon. I was teaching with him for several hours, when Elder Wait was at a meeting for leaders in Ephrata. We taught a couple of people, and saw many others. I think it gave him a taste of what the mission is like. He's twenty two years old, and has worked very hard to go on a mission, and he's really excited to go. I think one of the best things members and missionaries can do, is get a taste of each other's lives by teaching together. It lets each of us understand more about what the other's experiences are, and know who they are. It's odd. As a missionary, it gets harder and harder to remember what it's like to be on the other side. But it's one of the most important things to remember I think. When we know how other's feel, we can make better decisions on pretty much everything!
So, the pictures. One is of Brother and Sister Ruiz, who are super cool members, both are practicing their english, and have given us some of our best investigators. The second is of Dalia, our most ready investigator, and her two kids Manny and Jacky. or Emmanuel and Jaqueline. They're the best!
That's all this week. Con amor,
Elder Grant


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