Colton's ready for his mission

Colton's ready for his mission

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Colton's family letters: March

On Monday, March 3, 2014 10:18 AM, Colton Grant wrote:
It is snowing again today. So no, it's not warming up. x) I'm trying to stay busy, that's for sure. The best thing I've eaten this week... a quesadilla from El Pueblo, one of the stores here xD It's too bad though that lately eating too much has been making me sick. And "too much" is about half of what I used to be able to eat. We'll see if it's just for a little bit that I can't eat much. I hope this isn't how I'll be for the rest of my life :'(

On Monday, March 10, 2014 9:12 AM, Colton Grant wrote:
Story time! Record this one mom. So, we never get people that just randomly visit church, right? So this Sunday we were up in our tiny Twisp chapel, 10 minutes or so into the second hour, and I hear something about someone saying "Secret Service" and I thought the government was here for some reason! But it turns out, a non-member got to the building, tried to go inside, and the door was locked. Which is REALLY weird because someone had come in 30 minutes earlier and it was unlocked, and the door should be unlocked all church long. And so Brian, that's his name, got frustrated, thought it was a private meeting, and figured he wasn't allowed in. He was about to leave, when two members, that are usually only 20 minutes late at the worst, drive up into the parking lot. Remember that we have only about 20 members attending right now, that's 10 percent of our branch. They drive up, and Brian asks them if he's allowed in. They say "OF COURSE!!!" and bang on the door for someone to open up. Someone opens the door, and Brian was talking about how he thought it was a "secret service".. During Priesthood lesson, he shared that he has noticed that our church seems to be above the rest when it comes to doing good, being like Jesus, etc, that he wants to find out more, and basically the entire class was focused on him, and it was really cool. Golden Investigator!!! I'm glad Elder Smith (my companion) will have someone cool to teach, after I leave on Wednesday.

On Monday, March 10, 2014 9:27 AM, Colton Grant wrote:
I am being transferred to Pasco 4th ward, english speaking unfortunately, but the Lord knows best. :) I'll be with Elder Johnson. I've met him before, and he's been described as a big teddy bear by others. Haha, I'm excited. And scared. I've never been in a big city before! …
9:42 AM: I think it has about 250,000 between the three cities, Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland. But you're right, it doesn't have a big downtown like Vegas, or L.A. It's a lot more suburban. It's still the biggest place I've ever been. xD I'm going to insist on calling myself a small-town missionary though.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:37 PM, Colton Grant wrote:

Sorry, I failed last week, and this week is a temple day, so we do emails on Tuesday. The temple was awesome. I'll try and send pics. 

This is E. Johnson who is my new comp, me, and E. Leavitt who I've known since he started his mission (over a year now). The other picture is me with E. Cramer, my son (trainee), and E. Rowley who is Cramer's trainee (and my grandson!) They're in my district, and I'm district leader over them. So I get to go on exchanges with them! I finally get to dry clean my suits, after a year and a half. I feel filthy. Zone leaders are over around 20 missionaries, go to more meetings, and generally have more responsibility. But not every good missionary becomes a zone leader. E.g. E. Pinegar (my MTC comp) had a trainer that was never Zone Leader, but he was well known throughout the mission for being a good missionary. But USUALLY bad missionaries don't become Zone Leaders. Usually. I have two really good ones right now, one of which is E. Leavitt, and the other E. Judd, who followed me from my last zone.

March 25: I really needed new shoes. My old ones wore out, and I'd been wearing boots for a couple week, because that's all I had!

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