This has been a good week. I got to meet a lot of the ward. I
really like the ward and it's full of good people. I was also able to see and
meet with all of our investigators and the good news is we have good
investigators. Some of them are wasters but a few of them are good. We put one
of them on a date for the 13 of September (early birthday gift) and I think she
will make it. She is 23 and married. Her husband has been way sick so we might be
able to put him on a date as well once he gets better. We also have other
people who I think could be baptized in the future, we just need to get a hold of
them and teach them. Like this 13 year old girl named Jordan. She is so solid,
we just need parent's permission so we can go in. She came to church with her
grandma and said she loved it. So things are looking very good here in Boston.
I am on a bike but we
don't bike much. The area is huge and we have a senior couple who drives us
around so that's good. I'm loving this area. But how can you not with the place I just came from.
Elder Bills is a really good missionary and he is fun and he likes to have fun, so
life is great.
Thanks everyone for the letters and emails you are the best, Love Elder Doty
So a lot has happened this week. Been a bit crazy I must
say. Start from Monday...
Monday night I went out finding with the zone leaders, a guy
named Elder Steele. He is really good. I haven't done finding in such a long
time it was like I had a transfer off, like I didn't know what to say sometimes.
But Elder Steele helped me out and that's also what I did Tuesday was just
finding. They got a member with them so one of us would go teaching with the
member and the others would go finding. I was the one who always went finding.
Wednesday I was at the mission home for about 8 hours just
waiting for the bus to take me from Birmingham to Boston. I was able to talk
with all the missionaries I wanted to and catch up with a few of them. I sold Elder
LePard's bike to a new missionary. He thought I was messing with him when I told
him the price £120 for the bike a helmet two cables and a D-lock (best lock
money can buy.) I could have sold it for about 170£, but I just wanted to get rid
of it. So once the bus came a senior couple comes up to me and goes hey you are
Elder Doty, you are with us. They are the senior couple in Boston, Elder and
Sister Newing-Southworth. They gave me and another Elder a ride up to Boston.
Very nice that I didn't have to spend any money on trains or anything. I met my new companion, Elder Bills
and had a lesson with an Investigator that night. I was thinking man in
one night I have done more here in Boston then I did all last transfer
haha...sad thing is it's true.
Thursday got to know the area a bit better and got some food,
did a bit of finding and found a black guy named Enoch. Best part is I love working
with black people so something might happen. He did cancel on us last night but
Friday we did planning and did more finding. It's weird
because Elder Bills wants to go out and work. I haven't had that in such a long
time so it's good. I really like it. Elder Bills has been out 3 transfers (this
is his 3rd) so I'm follow up training. He is a good kid from Utah and wants to work
and wants to baptize so life is good. Friday night we tracted into this Golden
lady named Savannah. She seems way solid. I haven't felt this way about someone
since Festus. And Festus got baptized...
Saturday we had this awkward member come out finding
with us. No luck at all I felt bad we didn't give the member a good idea of what
missionary work is like.
Sunday I got a very warm welcome from the ward. They
seem very happy to have me. I was happy I didn't see a lot of old
people in the ward. It looks young with a few more members than Evesham but not by
many. After church we went with the senior couple to go by a few less actives
and then Enoch gave us a text and said can't do tonight. The senior couple is
very nice and funny. They have this old look but still young at heart. It's funny
Boston is a very nice area and I like it. It's VERY flat. no hills at all. We
might hit up the coast/ocean today we aren't sure yet. But I'mvery happy to be
here in Boston and very happy to be with Elder Bills.
Love you all and miss you all very much, Love Elder Doty
David with Elder Sedillo before David got transferred.
David loved working with him.
"This is what we did on p-day the
other day. The wizards are me, elder smith and elder sedillo and elder clem. They all
really helped me get by with my hard times with elder Lepard. I spent a lot of
time with them this transfer. Going to miss them all!
So the big news is out. My companion Elder LePard went home.
After 6 weeks of trying to go home he finally pulled the trigger and went
home. All in all he is a good kid but I'm happy so see him go.
This week all we
did was meet with president and get Lepard suits so he could go home looking
"fresh". So we did that all week and now after being with the "ap"s (assistants to the president) for
the last day I'm now with some zone leaders and will be with them until I get a
new area and new companion in 2 days. Very happy about that. I have talked to
president more this transfer then I hope to the rest of my mission. If I can go
the rest of my mission not speaking to president it will be a good mission.
Love the guy just spent too much time with him.
Well this week will be a good
week. Get to work with a future :ap" and a missionary who served with Elder Dalton.
Next week should be a great one.