Friday, September 23, 2016

Wylie Coyote: eternal growth

I've pretty much known my transfer news for a couple weeks, but here
it is. I'm going to Billings! I'm actually gonna be right around the
mission home in the pioneer park Ward. And on top of that, I will be
training for the first time! I'm pretty excited. It will sure be an
adventure getting doubled in training. But I'm ready for the
challenge!

I'm happy for the time I've spent in Stevensville. The area seems to
have improved, which is good. I know there are going to be people
baptized here soon. Elder Evans is staying here to take care of
things, and he is training too! His curve ball is he is training a
Spanish speaker! He isn't even a Spanish speaking missionary! But
elder Evans is so excited because he gets to learn with him and he
loves languages.

There was a baptism for an 8 year old kid this past weekend. His
family has been struggling spiritually so it was really cool to have
their family there for the baptism of their son. We might be able to
start teaching the grandmother, since she isn't a member and she came
to the baptism!

I forget if I said this already, but here you go: we also found a
family to teach from the less-active list. Tim is a member, but his
kids and wife are not. His wife isn't interested, but they are a super
nice family. He looked like a pretty rough guy when we first
approached him, but now we know he actually wants us to come teach his
kids! Sweet!

On the other side of the spectrum, we were trying to visit a
less-active lady on the list, and we didn't even make it out of the
car before this guy comes out and tells us to turn around. "Not a good
time! You can just go back down the driveway. Bye!" Then as elder
Evans was helping me back up outside the truck, the guy keeps yelling
at him! "I'm gonna ask politely. Get the *beep off my property! It
says no trespassing! (It didn't, haha). I'm gonna call the police!"
Some people are hard to understand. I don't know what he associated us
with, but it's too bad. Hopefully someday in the future that guy will
open up.

Overall, I'm doing great. I'm learning, growing, and will be growing a
lot more. Next week we will see how stressed I am :)

Last thing: if you haven't seen it yet, look up the video
"#beenrestored" on Facebook or YouTube! It's a sweet rap video about
the restoration that was made in our mission! Woah! Anyway, watch it,
share is, and enjoy it :)

I hope you all are doing great! Keep it up!

May the Spirit be with you
Elder Wylie

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