Monday, April 11, 2016

Coming into this new area...

Coming into this new area we only had one person lined up to work with, so we have had the opportunity to start from square one (my favorite place to start).

First, I'll tell you about (I will use the fictional name Anne to preserve confidentiality) one of our investigators. Anne is in her late thirties and has some mild mental heath issues, but let me tell you, she is a saint. Her family is super anti! Her sister said "If you investigate and join that church, you are dead to me!" 

Super sad, eh? But she said this is what she needs to do and she's going to do it!

It's still weighing heavy on her, so if you wouldn't mind keeping her in your prayers I'd appreciate it. She needs it!! Could you specifically pray that she will have the STRENGTH TO ENDURE to the temple? We are meeting with her tonight!

Second, we have a family lined up for tonight that we will start teaching! Oh man, I'm pumped! They smoke. I hate smoking! I'm going to help them quite! It's one of my favorite things to do with people!

Third, we have another new investigator lined up (for tomorrow). He is a single guy in his late to early thirties!.

There is a ward here. In most of the areas I've served, it's just been a branch. Yesterday church got cancelled due to a snow storm, but if my sources are correct there's about 100 people or so that attend. Also, from what I hear it's very diverse.  This is exciting for me because throughout my mission I've had the opportunity to rub shoulders with a lot of older folks, but here there are tons of young families and even a good handful of youth! 

The mission is introducing something called Gator-Aid (gator=investigator and Aid= aid of members) Elder Hansen and President came up with the name at dinner (it was a funny process!), but it's designed to help missionaries teach the basic principles of missionary work to members and help them invite people to learn more. I made a video for the mission ( I think i told you all about it), but ill send that to you this afternoon! It's funny! 

Well, thats a wrap for me!!

Love you all! 

Staying Committed

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hello Prince Edward Island!

Hello everyone! Let me tell you about my week...

I've been transferred! I'm now in CHARLOTTETOWN Prince Edward Island!!! (Yes, this get's THREE exclamation points; It's amazing here).  As a side note... this is the home of "Anne of Green Gables". Mom, you would love it! 

We had a huge, I mean HUGE transfer week! It's been the BIGGEST of my mission so far! Elder Hansen (my last companion) and I made all the plans and worked to get everyone where they needed to be!! It's was long! I was supposed to leave (to head to Charlottetown) on Thursday, but ended up driving to Moncton and back, then spent about two hours packing (yes, I waited until the last minute, I was to busy!). Next, we went to the mission president's house where I created a movie(this is a little fun thing we are doing in the mission). This took a lot longer then I thought it would which resulted in us spending another night in Halifax!! 

Now here's where you can get out a map! 

Saturday morning we wanted to make it to Charlottetown before conference started, but we had some places to stop first.

Our first stop was Truro (I had to visit my good buddy elder McNabb/give him the underwear he loaned me). Next we stopped in Amherst. Next was Memramcook (which is half way between Amherst and Moncton.  

Next, was Summerside Prince Edward Island where we arrived in time to grab a bite to eat and watch the first General Conference Session.  Then in between sessions we traveled to Charlottetown.

I enjoyed watching Conference today! Oh man, wasn't the priesthood session amazing! 

Today (Monday) I get to go to Amherst where I will meet some sisters who have a laptop for me. I have to recreate the movie I made(It got deleted.UGH!! but I'll get it done!

That's a wrap for me. I Love you and want to know how you all are doing.

Love, Elder Nathan Craig