Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Yeah I'm glad too that my district is so awesome. I don't know if i said all the names of everyone so here I go:Elder Zaugg: from canada, awesome guy, great district leaderElder Server: from cali, lives in the same room with me and my companion. pretty dang funny and so nice and awesome.Elder PoVey: from utah, A little high strung sometimes, but very spiritual.Elder Barson: From Utah also, so dang funny. probably one of my best friends in the mtc along with elder server and elder zaugg.Elder White: From utah, served in the national guard, basically like a big teddy bear haha.Elder Graham: From utah. Pretty much the funniest guy you'll ever meet. Is like the best at improv and makin people laugh.Elder Orullian: from utah, big sports guy, pretty funny as welland also the sisters:Sister Vawdrey: from utah, really happy and funnySister Woodruff: From utah, way funny and really knowledgable about the gospelSister miller: Kind of like elder poVey a little high strung but really niceSister Adaniya: from Hawaii, convert to the church when she was 17, really funny and way nice.so my district is awesome. I love em and im so glad we are all together flying together.yeah so the RC (referral center or the phone calling deal) just keeps getting better and better. we had a crazy awesome experience the other day with my companion:he was calling people then ended up calling this guy from florida who just started bible bashing with him, calling Joseph Smith a liar and all this retarded anti-mormon stuff that was so grossly incorrect it was laughable. After I finally got my companion to tell him goodbye, (cause he just kept going) he got off the phone feeling way down about the whole deal, and depressed. He didn't want to make any more phone calls, he didn't wanna come back to the RC. But then he got an incoming call. And he wasn't even going to answer it. BUt I told him to ANSWER IT and he was like, alrighttt....he picked it up and it was this college student who was really interested in the Book of Mormon and wanted copies of it for him and his roommates and he wanted to missionaries to come over and everything. It really was something that I considered a miracle. It's amazing how the Lord works, and he really watches out for his missionaries, even when they are just down emotionally.I had other experiences, but i'll have to write them to you cause i only have 7 minutes left before this thing shuts down without sending the message.
Hey everyone! It's hunter.So it took a week for them to let us set up our email accounts. So that's why I said nothing for a week. But here I am! So recap of the first few days. After you dropped me off, I went in got my tag, and the host (missionary who showed me around) took me to where I was going to be living. I got there, and I was the first one there, and my companion wasn't there. So I took a bed and went to go get a shot. Which by the way, I didn't have to money to pay for, and you guys will have to pay for it I guess. It was the last hepatitis B shot, and it cost 54 dollars. I'll send you the information on where to call to pay for it in a few days. I'm sorry, but I just didn't have enough money to pay for it or I would have.Anyways, so the host left me, and I went back and decided to go to lunch since I had nothing else to do, and sat by myself haha. But then I went back and the other Elders had shown up in the room. My companions name is Elder Zaugg, and he is pretty hilarious. The other two Elders in our room are Elder Server and Elder PoVey. Elder Server is pretty much one of the funniest guys I've ever met. Elder PoVey, while a little high strung about things, is a great guy and I love being in the same district as him. After that we met our district and I pretty much wasin put in the best district ever. It has 8 Elders in it (including me) plus 4 sisters. and we are all going to the same mission. on the same day! Woo apparently that is pretty rare. But they are all amazing and love them all so much for what they are doing.the first three days were pretty brutal. just getting used to everything and learning the basicsall at once was pretty nerve racking. I think on the third day I about lost it because the schedule they gave to us and the schedule our teacher gave us didn't match and I couldn't figure it out and my planner was all messed up. But I talked with the teacher about it and we figured it all out and I am feeling really good about everything now. It's getting more and more fun to talk about the gospel and learn how to teach to people's needs and all that. I love it.and dad, I don't know if you remember, but there is an referral center here where the missionaries go sometimes to answer phones and take orders for stuff like the dvds they advertise and to talk to people about the gospel. Our teacher was really ambitious and took us there on the first full day. It was pretty scary at first but after we did it once, I've found it to be one of the most fun things we do here. I even talked to a lady about getting her a free bible, and I ended up sending some missionaries her way! I was pretty excited.