May 29, 2017

Summertime = Wildlife

Talofa! This past week was full of stopping by a lot of potential investigators. We had a tri-zone conference/ tiwi installation. Elder Vaioa and I also have started to notice the wildlife coming out. 

The past few days Elder Vaioa and I have received a good amount of referrals. So to keep the work up to speed we've been trying to contact these potential investigators. Sadly we haven't been able to see a whole lot of success in actually having lessons with them. On the bright side we have been able to meet some new people and start some relationships with these investigators.

On Wednesday we had a tri-zone conference. All the missionaries from Anchorage South, Anchorage North, and Soldotna gathered together. It has been awesome having the mission focus on the Book of Mormon. Most of the thoughts and ideas were centered on how the BOM has strengthened our testimony of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Joseph Smith. It has been a joy to participate in the mission wide focus on the BOM.

On Wednesday we also received Tiwis which are little GPS tracking devices that go in our cars. Apparently Alaska is the last mission in the United States and Canada to receive these. The Tiwi helps the missionaries drive better and safer. It's going to be interesting seeing how the mission changes with the Tiwis. I know it has already helped me change my driving.

One of the perks of summer time in Alaska in addition to the sun coming out is that the wildlife also comes out. This past week Elder Vaioa and I walked out of a lesson and immediately saw a moose just doing his thing 20 feet away from us. We of course tried not to bother him. We've also been able to see many moose else where and we saw a black bear munching on some berries. It was funny seeing the Bear's reaction as we caught him off guard.

 Elder Ogden

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