Monday, 6 March 2017

Sad goodbye to Elder Frazer... bonjour Elder Sylvestre

Hello all,

Well.. the lymph nodes seem to go down for a couple days and then the next morning they come back again. Its kinda weird, but I can live with it I think. 

Yeah, Jordan (Bester) emailed me about that last week. He'll make a really good AP He has the right character for it. He will learn a lot with all the responsibilities that are going to get dropped on him. 

That's awesome that there is a new family coming into the church! I cannot wait to meet them. You guys should invite them over for dinner or something. I think it'll be good for them to get to know the members. Make sure they feel welcome and loved by everyone. Sometimes it is hard for new members to "get in" with the Ward. 

So on Wednesday morning I said goodbye to Elder Frazer, I really really liked serving with him. He is a great missionary that has learned a lot on his mission. He is the kind of guy that doesn't look to make conflict at all. He first searches to understand before he starts judging. He is overall a very great guy. 

My new companion is Elder Sylvestre from a little village just next to Lille in the very northern part of France. He has the same sense of humour as Cobi Reeves, so we get along really well already. He is a pretty quiet guy, but he is a really good teacher in lessons. We have had a lot of fun in the short time we have been together so far. I'm pretty pumped for this transfer. 

The New elders in the district are Elder Pedron from Tahiti, who is Elder Rolls ‘son' (when you are their first companion and their trainer) . Elder Bayart from Valleiry, France who is Elder Daltons son and Elder Sylvestre who has been on his mission for about 12 weeks now and I am his second companion. Overall we are pretty pumped for this next transfer. We are going to try and make it a work hard play hard kind of district.

So yeah, this week was pretty great, we had 8 investigators attend the chapel this week. That was pretty great. And 2 of which have never stepped foot into an LDS church before. We are seeing a lot of progression in some of our investigators but we really need to focus on finding over the next couple weeks. we really need some fresh faces to teach. Overall the work is going very well. 

Do you guys have any other questions?

Elder Goodwin

Mom…  Do YOU have a ‘son’ on your mission?
Elder G… Yes. When you are a trainer you are their ‘father.' I trained Two elders, but one I don’t count because he only stayed in Tahiti for a few weeks waiting for his visa to Australia. But I trained Elder Tebaud.

Mom… Have you ‘killed’ any elders yet? (when you are their last companion before they return home). 
Elder G… Nope. Not yet. Still waiting on the opportunity. It’s awesome to ‘kill' elders because they give you all the stuff they don’t want to take home!!

Mom… Do you still have your bike with you? Will you try to bring it home with you?
Elder G.  Yes. Just in case we want to ride or the car breaks down. No.. I have an arrangement with a member in Paea to trade it for two Tahitian paddles at the end of my mission. Pretty good deal actually. 

The three senior Elders on Bora. Elder Dalton (Chicago area), Elder  Rolls (Australia) and the dude from the North Pole

Saying goodbye to Elder Frazer

Hello Elder Sylvestre from near Lille, France

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