Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Called to the Geek Squad!

Elder Dallas and Elder Limary with the Boswells,
one of his favorite Naperville families.
So we had another awesome lesson with Scott this week, but because of family concerns, he wasn't able to come to church yesterday. He called us on Tuesday though and asked a question about 2 Nephi 32. He told us that he'd been reading for 3 hours! At our lesson on Friday, he told us that he'd read up to Moroni 7! Keep in mind, we gave him the Book of Mormon like 2 weeks ago, and he's just going to town!

We also taught Kathy, and the lesson with her went really well too, except a woman started telling us about how horrible the world we live in is, and how the standards of the world today are declining and how we're all just a bunch of hypocrites. It really killed the Spirit. Fortunately, it was after we had finished teaching the lesson, so it didn't interrupt our teaching at all. Hopefully that won't keep her from continuing to investigate the Church.

Also, Katherine came to church this week! Unfortunately, it was for the wrong reasons--she just came to support Elder Limary and me, at least that's what she said. The shootings in South Carolina really hindered any progress that we were making with her (since she doesn't believe in God), because she feels like God should protect His people if they are in His house, and if He doesn't protect them there, then He's not going to protect them anywhere else.

Here's the big news for the email though: we had transfer calls on Saturday, and President Fenn called me to be one of the Technology Specialists in the mission! Since our mission has iPads, this is a special position that two elders in the entire mission have. I'm super excited, because it will be a change of pace, and I can't wait to work with all of the iPads and learn a lot of new things, but I'm a little nervous, because it's a huge responsibility. 

To make you aware of some of the details of the position, we work in the Naperville YSA Ward, which covers two whole stakes (pretty much half of the mission). Soooo, I'll probably get super fat now, because no more bikes, just lots of driving. Anyways, we work in the office several days a week, monitoring all of the iPads in the mission, creating videos and Powerpoints for mission and zone conferences, doing tech stuff for President Fenn (and soon to be President Griffin), all that fun stuff. It's a lot to take in, but I'm super excited, and can't wait to get the hang of it.

As a result of this new position, transfers started two days early--usually they start Tuesdays, but because I'm being trained for the position, I got to go with the Tech Elders and starting yesterday. I'll have to jump right into everything, because we present to the new missionaries that come in tomorrow, and we're helping President with a Powerpoint for the mission conference on Friday.

Thanks for all that you do! I love all of you guys back home, and can't wait to hear from you!

Much love from Chi-Town,
Elder Dallas Anderson

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