See the Atlanta Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaAtlantaMission for several pictures of Tyler as well as the 25 other new missionaries that arrived that day!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
25 July 2014
Hey everyone! The MTC has been great. I never thought that I could study for 9 hours a day and love it! But more importantly we have learned to teach to the needs of the investigators.
And on side note, I would like to call you all to repentance... especially to all that said you would write me. I love hearing from you and I’m sad cuz I haven’t heard from you. I’m still here at the MTC until Monday night. I can’t write you unless you write me [Tyler needs your addresses]. Please do :) cuz i want to hear from you.
Anyway, this week I have seen Wesley Cook, Chase Dietz, Cole Christensen, Blake Taylor, and James Carrington. Yesterday we had an in-field orientation ... a solid 10 hour meeting :-). When I fly out on Tuesday we have to leave the MTC at 3:30am in the morning and our flight leaves at 7:02 and then we arrive at 1 pm Georgia time. Kind of a funny, the district [flight] that is going to Hawaii is shorter than our flight because of the time zone changes. I thought that was kind of funny.
BTW, I am ready to get [in the field]. I just want to teach now. I found a really good Scripture that’s kind of now my prep talk for missionaries. It’s D&C 138. The verse is like one of the last few ones but I can’t remember [which one] and I don’t have a [triple combination] on me but it talks about how we were taught in the life before and we were prepared to come at this time to bring the world the gospel. Wish I could remember but it’s really great [I believe he is talking about DC 138:56].
For those preparing for a mission, we do a lot of role play and it probably is the most effective tool. I love how God has helped me keep focus on the work because I must say I can look like I am paying attention in class but usually I’m thinking of something [else] but here in the MTC and being a missionary it’s been awesome and I have learned so much. Remember that God wants us home and if you don’t forget him, he won’t forget you. Next time I email I will be in Georgia. yeah!!! Last thing, WRITE ME A LETTER!!!!!!!!!!! I want to hear from you!
Elder Tyler Compton
Friday, July 18, 2014
|Tyler, Elder Philips, and Elder Talbot|
The first day drop off was probably the hardest but now it’s not easy but very doable. Our district has 8 missionaries. We have three sister missionaries and five elders and yes I happen to be in a threesome but that’s ok because I will be able to learn from two companions. Their names are elder Talbot and Philips. Some of the people that I know that I have seen are bro. Bowman, elder Steven Goodsell and elder Seth Robertson (ps Maren I told him “hey” for you. We have two teachers, bro Bacon and Lee who are great teachers. Something that I think is cool is in our branch we have two sister missionaries from Pakistan! How awesome is that? Bless their souls. It’s gotta be tough. Everyone in my district are going to Atlanta on the same day. So it’s pretty cool. Jeff, yes elder Shrienk is in my district but he is in the other companionship. Yhank you for all the support and prayers from home.