HEY GUYS, sorry but i am going to be very brief and dont have any pictures. this week we went out and pounded the pavement but didn’t have much luck but its ok they just weren’t ready so we will do it again next week. the only other thing that really happened is we volunteered 3 days this week at a retirement home where we help any way possible and all the old people are nice to us besides this one cranky old dinosaur she was really mean but thats the norm when you rock a sick name badge like i do. so this week was pretty awesome and we started of a new transfer so i am finishing up my training, so all is swell. sorry to be short but thats all folks. PEACE
SO this week was FANTASTIC!!!!!! by week i mean Saturday, so we woke up like it was Christmas morning not really it was still 6:30 and i was kinda sleepy but i was still so pumped then we rushed all morning trying to get everything in order for there big day and BAM!!! it was 12 o’clock it was time to start, but to back it up real quick before we could score the game winning touchdown we had a little mishap and that mishap would be we didn’t have any baptismal clothing but president and sister Cleveland came in clutch and brought us some so we punched it in for the game winning score!!! to get back to the main focus the baptism was back on track and went amazing the spirit was so strong and pure happiness just filled the room there is nothing truly like it. then that night we kicked it at the ward family fun fair, where we were in charge of face painting and just got to have a good time. so the rest of the week was pretty great to we actually started volunteering at a retirement home some of them old people are crazy we gotta watch out. Then we just did the usual missionary thing of trying to find people to teach and having fun while doing it. i also found out i will be staying here for at least another 6 weeks withe my same comp Elder Nielsen but we are now going to be in a new district most likely with the CAMPUS missionaries!!!!!! so everything is going pretty great the work is hard but it is awesome the people are unique but we love them and overall we are just killing it out here in Chelsea Michigan, there aint much else to it.
Last pictures from the compound (MTC)
JAN 23, 2017
Whats up!!! why did i leave the compound i actually miss that place were the food was provided and you already had everything planned and there was tons of people to talk to. Well to start this week i packed up my bags and left the MTC, a place where i made a lot of friends and will always remember, the district i had was amazing and so was my companion. But it is off to where the lord wants me so i jumped on the plane i flew out to what i thought was Michigan, so we go to the mission presidents house for the first night and relax a little because the next day we get our new comps. so i show up to transfers and get my comp and our area is Chelsea this town maybe has 5 thousand people and is the farthest west you can go in our mission so it took me a little by surprise i thought i was going to be in Detroit but instead i’m about a hour and a half west in a rural town. so there’s not much out here but not to bad it reminds me of Alamosa. so we walk up and down the streets of Chelsea a lot but no one really likes talking to us but we have had some awesome experiences. So now we get why i brought up turkey we have an investigator that speaks only Turkish and so since the day i have been here i have kinda taken a crash course in Turkish it’s actually pretty cool but extremely difficult, but i know the spirit does the teaching because i asked her to be baptized in Turkish, totally butchered it but she said yes and her and her son set the date to be baptized on February 25th a little over a month from today. so this week has been awesome crazy, hard, trying, tiring, but most of all worth it there is no place i would rather be because i know this is exactly where my heavenly father wants me to be.
Zane and about 70 other missionaries were up at 2:30 getting ready to head to the airport and fly to their next adventure. I was up at 4:30 thinking I would miss his call. He was able to call around 6:00 am, before he boarded his flight to Detroit. He sounded amazing no fear in his voice just confidence that this is what he was suppose to be doing. It was great to hear his voice and know that he was well. We talked for about half and hour then it was time for him to go. Surprisingly I was ok. I know that the Lord is with him and that he will be blessed as he serves the people of Detroit. God speed my son. We love you!
His letter after he got there.
So i made it to the mission home and meet president and sister Cleveland. Looks like the next adventure is starting its time to go to work. The quote there is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone is so true just as i got used to the MTC it was time to go and it was kinda hard but its now or never. The start of a new chapter lets see what the story holds. Detroit what’s next. Love you guys so much its time to see what i can do hopefully i can bring people to Christ.
Can’t wait to hear about his first week in Detroit.
Last letter before he leaves on Monday to Detroit.
WHATS UP PEOPLE,
This week was quick and painless besides the food 16 hours of studying
and getting told we can’t have snow ball fights. This week was an
adventure of finishing the compound sentence is coming to a close and
I see it in sight as I look out the window I see a glimpse of the real
world I’m gonna make it. To get to all seriousness this week was crazy
the district next to us left to start and we got to host so kinda bad
and really good, hosting was awesome and we got to meet all the newbs
and show them around and stuff. The best parts was our devotional this
week Elder Neil l Andersen he was amazing talked a lot on missionary
work the other best part was going to the temple. But the rest was
just according to the normal MTC(compound) schedule. Oh I also become
an actor for a whole quick 20 seconds during in field orientation
don’t worry guys I nailed it. Other wise, in everything I’m doing
great having a good time and living the missionary life everything is
swell in the compound. Signing out for the last time from the
First full week there. Loving life and learning lots.
WHATS UP!!!!! This week was wild we got some crazy storms lots of snow
and slush. We have found a new name for the MTC it’s the compound. The
compound keeps us to a strict 16 hour study schedule. The compound was
generous this Sunday they let us leave for a walk around the temple
after they starved us tell 5 (fast Sunday) and then feed us more
compound food. The exciting news we found out we will be released from
the compound on January 16th got the flight and everything!!!!!! even
though this place is the compound it is a great we learn a bunch and
have fun I have learned way more in this week and a half then in the
last two year. This has to be amazing I have learned so much but days
are long and you get tired. After a long day in the compound we were
re-choired to go to choir (my comp) so we are singing and mid song I
fell asleep a dropped the lyrics down underneath the bleachers and
woke up to a startling finally of the song. We started this week with
lots of class and starting our TRC’s (investigators) me and my comp
are working well together and love teaching them. We got new district
in our zone it’s good to not be the newbies anymore. Well our day
basically goes study eat teach class eat study class eat teach and
sometime exercise its great. No matter how long tiring and compound
like this is it is amazing because I continue to grow in the gospel.
The spirit is so strong it’s amazing but the foods not.
John 3:16 gods love is real he wants all of us to know him
Stairs everyday his classroom is on the 5th floor.
Loving the snow!