Monday, July 13, 2015

Life in the Tech Zone

President Fenn (far left) at his homecoming meeting.
This photo is of all 8 bishops who have ever served
in the Ensign Peak Ward.


I'm glad to hear that President and Sister Fenn's homecoming talks went well, I can't imagine how packed it must have been, that would have been insane. It's like the complete opposite of the YSA ward here; we get around 30-50 people each week for church. Speaking of church, Anand came yesterday, and he seemed to really enjoy himself. We weren't able to teach him last week, but we had a solid lesson on the Word of Wisdom this morning. He's still dealing with some personal issues, so we haven't been able to put him back on date again, and we won't be able to for a couple of weeks, but he's still progressing, and he's pretty determined to get his life on track.

Other than Anand, not a lot happened this week for us. The biggest thing that happened was Mission Leadership Council on Friday, where all of the zone leaders and sister training leaders met at the mission home with us (the technology elders), the assistants, and President and Sister Griffin. We discussed how the missionary work is going in each zone and how we can make improvements. It was a pretty good meeting, and I learned a lot being there.

A little bit about the schedule that we have as technology missionaries: so we generally spend two days (usually Wednesdays and Fridays) working in the office, and the rest of the week proselyting. We don't ever go tracting, because the odds of you finding a YSA-aged person knocking each door is about 1 in 10,000. Instead, we go street-contacting in the downtown areas and stop by less-active members and former investigators to try to find people that are interested. Some weeks are different than others though, because this week, for example, we have meetings to go to on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in different zones in the mission, so that will mean that we have a lot less time to proselyte in the upcoming week.

Thanks for all that you do for me, I appreciate it! 

Elder Dallas Anderson

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