Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Elliot's July 5 email and some pictures

Here's the latest email from Elliot, along with a screen shot of his current apartment in Wichita Falls.  Also, after the jump, you can see a couple of pictures of Elliot with several other missionaries.

Hey Family!

Wichita Falls is awesome. The ward is great and very supportive of missionary work, it's younger, and a ton of fun. Yesterday we had the annual 4th of July flag raising ceremony and pancake breakfast, although no fireworks last night, due to the drought. It's super hot out all the time, but we take required breaks throughout the day.

Being District Leader is not super different than being any other missionary in most ways. It does mean more responsibility for sure though. I have to make sure everyone is doing okay, conduct exchanges, teach district meetings, report numbers, and try to help out the missionaries in any way they may need help, as well as take care of this area. It's nothing impossible, it just means that I really have to do my best to always follow the Spirit to know how to best perform in this assignment.

This past week was pretty awesome. We taught a lot of lessons and got 5 new investigators. We have a lot of appointments set up for this week, and I think we'll see a lot of work starting to click. We even have one investigator committed to baptism, but not with a specific date yet. Elder Andersen is a really good missionary and we're getting along well. We've made a goal to just simply teach more lessons, and we're trying to stretch ourselves so that we can jump start this area. It's working so far!

So I'm doing good. Hope y'all have a great time at Yellowstone! Say hey to everyone for me!

Con amor,

Elder Elliot Adair

Left to right: Elder Measom, Elder Phillips, Elliot

Left to right: Elder Timoteo, Elliot, Elder Nield

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