Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Letter home from Elder North

Date:  June 22, 2015
Area: Lakeland, Tennessee
Companion:  Elder Bunderson
Dear 2nd Gigs,

My last Monday Preparation Day, it's been a crazy time. I mean the whole thing. Strange to think of anything but Mission Life at this point. Twice I've auto-piloted to backing someone from outside the car when I did not need to. It's habit now.

Final preparations don't take as long as one would think, though it's a tad more nerve wracking since I won't be able to get anything just handed around the mission back to me if I forget it. I am pretty adept at packing now and capable of living off a closet's worth of space.

We're going to go fishing with a guy we met. He lives outside of our area but he fishes in our area, we're trying to get him in touch with his area's missionaries and trying to teach his friend.

Sunday we went through the entire ward roster with our Ward Mission Leader and Brother Deter, so that list we made of people and families should help flesh out our time.

I'll see you all soon!

-Elder North


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Letter home From Elder North

Date:  June 15, 2015
Area:  Lakeland, Tennessee
Companion:  Elder Bunderson

Dear Clocks,

We had an excellent lesson on Saturday with a woman named April. We had been trying to get in touch with her for a while and are glad we were finally able to. She had a friend over and together they are definitely interested in learning about the church. Hopefully that interest includes a willingness to pray.

Just earlier we helped a new family move into the Ward.

I've got my letters from the mission informing me that I need to get ready to go home. I suppose when you get to the point that the mission is informing you of how little time you have left that you ought to at least try and look forward to what comes after mission life.

Keep up the good work and I'll be seeing many of you soon. Read the scriptures, because they are the words of Christ.

-Elder North

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Letter home from Elder North

Date:  June 8, 2015
Area:  Lakeland, Tennesse
Companion:  Elder Bunderson
Dear Rapscallions,
We did a number and variety of interesting things this week. We saw the new Angel Moroni get placed on the temple. We got to toot the horn of the old one and then we helped load in the new baptismal font. They had to remove the front doors of the temple and we got it in there, then had to lift it up. We laid it on the railing for the night and came back the next day to help after they had built an A-Frame above and around where the font needed to rest. We pushed it out to the center resting on six boards, hung it from the A-frame by chains and removed the boards. We then lowered it down into place. Pretty crazy, it weighed 1500 pounds! No one was crushed.
We performed 2 tests to try and finalize how transfers will be done. I thank Dad for the advice to talk to Stake Technology Specialists, that got us in touch with Brother Day, who knows his stuff and is training Elder Bunderson on it.
I see you had a good time in Chicago, good for you! It seems like an exciting place.
We are going to have another major meeting on Friday this week with Elder Kopischke, but apparently there will not be a bus like last time...so getting there is going to be fun!
Keep praying for the missionary work, but not just for the missionaries, but to recieve and recognize your own chances as well to share the gospel!
-Elder North

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Letter Home from Elder North

Dear Highbloods,
The advent of the iPads is now going to arrive in the mission as of Thursday, where we will likely leave the meeting with them. They already introduced them in the Mission-Wide meeting last week. Elder Bunderson and I may have some specific responsibilities with them on this side of the mission but so far they haven't given us any major, concrete jobs to do.

We'll probably go fishing with a guy and his wife that we met while walking around. That'll be neat.

We don't have a lot of major things going on since we both just got here, but that should start picking up soon. The members feed us absurdly well so we have been meeting with people in the ward each night.

Remember to do your home and visiting teaching!

-Elder North