January 25, 2016


Dallas Oregon


Elder Thompson

World Wide Missionary Training

This week was good! It started out with an exchange on Tuesday with Elder Giddings over in West Salem. I spent the night there and had an awesome day. We taught a guy named Juan and it smelled pretty bad. Then we looked on the floor and saw Marijuana everywhere. Awesome. He just kept talking about faith the whole time, no matter what principle we were teaching him, which wasn't a bad thing I guess. Anyway, that was fun.

Wednesday we had a worldwide missionary broadcast. We drove out to Kaizer and met with a bunch of other zones to watch. It was super good! There were training's from Elder Anderson, Elder Bednar, and Elder Oaks. And a few other people. But it was awesome. The big thing I took from it was to keep Christ on your lips. Always be ready to testify of Christ at any moment. It's something I'm going to try to implement in my work a lot more.

On Thursday we helped out Terry some more. We painted a ton of stuff for him and it was super fun. Then we helped Sister Monnier (Moan-yay) with some things. She lives about as far out in the woods and away from the world as you can get. Her husband died about 7 months ago and she lives on a farm and has tons of work to do. It's so much fun helping her. We moved some super SUPER heavy fences for her. It kind of reminded me of IFA. Fun stuff.

Friday we had Zone Training Meeting. The whole zone gets together and we basically have a few Elder's and Sisters and the Zone Leaders teach us a few things. Elder Thompson and I did a training about teaching when you find and finding when you teach. It went well, and I learned a lot. It related back to testify of Christ at all times.

That was about it for the week. Kori our investigator didn't come to church, and when we stopped by her house, we could tell she was home, but she won't answer. It's hard. Every time we talk to her she's so interested and loves church and learning more about the Gospel. We'll keep trying to teach her and get her baptized eventually. She really wants too, which is good.

I love you all so much! Thank you for everything you do.

Elder Holt


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