Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Week!

Hello everyone,

This week was filled with lots of “excitingness”!  Joe came to church.  So that was good.  On Christmas eve we went around delivering Christmas goodies to our investigators and it think it softened hearts as well we have this one investigator who is kind of weird... I don't know, you would have to meet him, but I think when he got these cookies he felt that we were genuine.  So I think some good things happened with him.  We also visited this couple and gave them cookies and they were like, come back tomorrow and we will give you some BBQ.  So we came back on Christmas day and had some BBQ and were able to talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a little bit about what we do. 

I was able to talk to my family briefly and they are doing well and happy.  They got some snow as you may know. 

Just yesterday we had a lesson over at Bishop Black’s House with Joe about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He had some questions which I think is awesome.  When your investigators have questions, you know that they really want to learn and they trust you.

Today right before we emailed we went up Kennesaw  Mountain [Battlefield National Park] and that was cool. See attached pictures. 

How was everyone’s Christmas this year!?!  Thank you family for Skyping me.  That was fun!  Oh, there’s a sweet cannon pic as well.  The family that took us was the Hunt family.  Super awesome family!  [They] love the missionaries!! They are one of like 5 families that are like "hey if you don’t have a dinner come on over."  So they are pretty cool like that.

Flea Market?

Missionary House - "The Burnt Hickory Country Club"


Monday, December 22, 2014

More Investigators at Church and Investigator in Calhoun Baptized

So we had some awesome miracles.  We had three investigators come to church yesterday which was awesome!  Two were from a part member family and so we had the whole family there.  Also, Joe came [to church].

I would have put some pictures of the “Burnt Hickory Country Club” (our house we live in) but I forgot my camera so I can’t show [you] this week, maybe next week.

This week we did a lot of contacting and it’s kind of hard to make appointments because everyone is like, “oh, I have plans this week” or “i'm busy.”  So we just give out the "He Is the Gift" cards all day long and meet with members.   We had a mission wide/half the mission Christmas party so I wast able to talk to all my friends that are missionaries.

A side note!  I wasn't able to go but one of my investigators that I worked with in Calhoun was baptized!!!!  His name is Chase.  That was awesome.  Good on Elder Harding on that baptism.

Anyway.  Short one today.  But all ya'all have a Merry Christmas this year!!!  Thank you all for your prayers and support!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Is Coming!

Ok.  I don’t have a lot of time but that’s ok.  I kind of know the area a bit, so that’s good.  We have some [investigators] pretty close to baptism.  We just have to ask them when they want to be baptized.  It’s been a lot of fun this week.  We had 4 investigators come to church on Sunday which was exciting!

Christmas is coming soon!  Have some fun in the snow while I enjoy this short sleeve shirt weather.  Ha! Ha!  Merry Christmas!

Thank you for the prayers and support.  Love you all!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Elder Compton Transfers to Dallas, GA

My transfer goals are pretty exciting!  We want to baptize 2 people this transfer, mostly focusing on a part member family.

This week we had transfers and so I have a new area and a new companion.  I love elder Smith.  He is a great teacher and missionary over all.   Honestly, I should not be his companion [because] he should be training.  He's that good of a teacher.  But I am excited to work with him.  Oh, and he is very effective with time and what he does.

I am in the Burnt Hickory Ward.  I love this ward.  The people here are nice and [they] like the missionaries.  They are feeding us as well!  We have a few investigators who aren't progressing yet but will be and so I know we will baptize this transfer.    The main [prospects] that I am seeing are Allen, the part member family, and Chris.  So I am really looking forward to that.

There are a lot of squirrels here around our house so it’s crazy awesome.   We went to The Varsity before coming home from transfers.  I got some pics of the big city of Atlanta.

Elder Compton’s new Address:

Elder Tyler Compton
412 Oak Hills Dr.
Dallas, GA 30132

Monday, December 1, 2014

CYA Powder Springs!

Hello friends and family,
Wow!  We are a month away from Christmas.  haha!  so I get to Skype [my family] soon.  That will be fun.

Monday we played basketball and Tuesday we had an awesome district meeting.   A highlight of [the meeting] was when started to talk about our investigators.  Someone asked how do we help our investigators get an answer as to whether or not to be baptized.  One of the [senior] missionaries said let’s go to Moroni 10:3-5 and read what Moroni says.  Wow, how awesome it was!  Basically search, ponder, and pray.  So search is when we read the Book of Mormon.  Then we ponder about it and see if it would be of God and of Jesus Christ.  Finally we pray to the Father if it be true and with real intent, and the Holy Ghost will tell in [you in] your heart.  You can come to know it to be true.

Wednesday nothing really happened and it was a long day because we tracted [the entire day].  For Thanksgiving we worked in the [Stake] Family History Center and later we ate at the Binghams’ home.  They would not have had anyone for Thanksgiving so we changed that yeah for them.

But guess what!  I am transferring out [of Powder Springs].  Wahoooo!  Don’t send me anything here in Powder Springs because I won’t be here anymore.  It was kind of weird.  They “white washed” us in and now they are “white washing” and closing the area.  I don’t know yet where I am going.  I will let you know as soon as I know .  I am 4 1/2 months out and getting my fourth companion and third area.

Oh for ya'all that are cold back at home, it’s about 70 degrees today and nice and warm day for ya'll here.  So.... stay warm!  Love you all.  Thank you for the support you send me and prayers.