Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12th

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 oh well.

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 to watch.

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   

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