Monday, November 23, 2015

Goooood BBQ!

Hello everyone,

This week was a good one.  We were able to see our investigators and see a lot of members.   We had a curve ball come at us.  Our car has been broken down but we managed to get [missionary] work done.  We found this really cool guy.  We were finding around the Bola's and we were walking back to the car and this young man called out to us and asked for a watch tower.  We told him we were not J W but we asked him if we could say a pray with him.  He let us and then we were able to invite him to church.  He was super excited to learn about the gospel.

This week we also got to go to the temple and have a zone training.  Saturday night we were on our bikes riding home and elder Ashworth was like, “hey there's this guy who cooks bbq every weekend.  I want to try it!”  So we stop by his grill and got us some.  It was sooooo gooood!!!!  Hickory wood chips are the secret to good bbq as well a good recipe for the sauce.
Thank you for all that you [do]!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Long Letter This Week

Hello Everyone,

This past week was a blur the longer I am out the faster time flies!!!  I'm going to have to start taking Bro. Wilcox’s advice and start counting the days!

Last P-day, after we emailed, we went to Five Guys for lunch.  When you don't have a lot of money for the month, Five Guys is not a place to go.  But it was really good!  And finally we have a Walmart in our area!!!  Yes!  Anyways, we went and played basketball and chair soccer with a few elders in the zone.  After which, since the week before was such a weird week and we were not able to plan like we had hoped, we finished planning.

Tuesday, as usual, we had district meeting.  We talked about how we need to show our love to the members and our investigators by our diligence.  We been trying to get David on a team up with us but every time we go see someone they are not home.  So we just went over to his place and talked to him about the Melchizedek priesthood.  After which we went finding for the rest of the day!  We had dinner with the Segovia's.  Sister Segovia is a really good cook.  She make us chipotle salad.  Really good family.  The kid are baptized but the mom and dad are not.

Wednesday we helped the elders [quorum] with some service with Sis Brice and a charity that she runs.  We helped move a few things for her.  Later that day we went and saw the Flores family.  Big family.  We are trying to get them back into church because the oldest daughters are not baptized and they need to come to church.  Thursday we had dinner with the Hardy's.  Another really nice family.  Bro. Hardy was the previous ward mission leader.  After dinner we hurried over to Twin oaks to do a baptism interview.   Long story short is that the zone leaders taught the so we had to do it [interviews].   But he wasn't there so it was for not.   But I got to talk to Sis Lund who I had not gotten to talked to since we left the mtc.

Friday we went and saw Cody who is studying to be a preacher.  We tried to talk to him.  After we talked to him we bounced and did some finding for a long time then we finally were able to see Mahonad to do the baptism interview.  I'm glad it wasn't me who had to do it because this kid could barely speak English.  He was originally from Africa so he's still learning English.  Then we went over to Alex Rodriguez’ house and had dinner with him.  Funny story.  So they gave us this soup and it was pretty good for me but I guess my companion had a pig’s foot in his so he was [not] to happy about it.  Haha!  Whatever!!!  Then we met with Bro. Fraugher, Outlaw and David.  We are teaching them about the priesthood because they are about to get the Melchizedek priesthood.  We are there making sure they don't teach each other false doctrine.  But they are a whole lot of fun!  Last time Bro. Fraugher rapped for me about missionaries going and sharing the gospel!

Saturday we did some service by raking leaves for this part member family.   Welcome to Georgia!  We raked 23 bags of leaves.  But we got doughnuts, so it was worth it.  Did finding for the rest of the day.  There was a dance at the church building for all the stakes in the mission so we decided that we needed to go to the bathroom because we were far away from our apartment.   All I have to say bad idea,

Sunday was pretty awesome.  We had a lot of meeting so we didn't get much done but we were able to get in contact with one of our investigators again.  Names are Fanny and Victor.  We hope to bring someone Spanish speaking along.

We had a miracle on Sunday.  We were sitting in ward counsel when I got text from someone saying, "Hey how’s your morning?  Do you know what time the reunion is at?"  And then again before I could reply with anything she said, "And can you send me the Address?"  So was like yeah we are going to get an investigator to church this Sunday and we don't even know who it’s going to be!  So I asked Elder Ashworth what the church address was and then I texted her the Address and time.  Boom!  We were sitting in sacrament meeting and she texted, "I'm running a bit late."  So we were like yes!  Someone’s coming!   Anyways to keep a long story short it turned out to be a less active who had not been to church in years.

Thank you for reading my email and Merry Christmas!

Zone Conference with Elder Zwick

No Soccer in Georgia!

Raking Lots of Leaves

Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcome to Norcross, Georgia!

Hello everyone,

Well as many of you know, I have left the very small town of Jackson, GA and I am now in Norcross, GA, right above Atlanta.  But it is really nice because there are apartments for “days” and lots of streets and lots of members to work with so I will never run out of things to do!   Unfortunately, I had to say goodbye to a lot of people that I loved in Jackson.

But the other cool part is Elder Ashworth [New companion?] was in Jackson right before me!  So we've been able to talk about and joke about all the places and people that we both got to work with.

This week has been crazy.  First we had transfers and then we got to [check] out the area and found out my English friend Elder Facey was here!!!  What!  So that was pretty sick.   Our car battery died, so we had to go to the car dealership to get a new one.  [We did] that was this morning.   Since I’ve been here, in Norcross I've been sick (flu), but it’s all part of being a missionary.  [I am] super excited for this area.

Thanks for reading my email!

Shout out to the Knolls!!!  I miss you guys!

Here is my current address:

Elder Compton
712 Ardsley Place
Norcross, GA 30093

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Transfer - New Address

Elder Compton's new mailing address:

Elder Tyler Compton
712 Ardsley Place
Norcross, GA 30093

Also posted in the bar to the right.

Monday, November 2, 2015

So Long Jackson, Georgia!

Hello everyone,

This week was a good week.  We were so blessed to have two exchanges that we got to go on.  First one was with Elder Richardson.  He really helped me out and blessed me.

[This past week] we were able to teach Levi and Joyce.  We taught them a powerful restoration lesson.  They are still a few weeks out on getting their birth certificates.  Then we had to get a ride up to Stockbridge from the Sadlers [for the exchanges].  They went and [inspected] apartments [while waiting for us.]  Elder Waite and Elder Richardson went finding while Elder Hansen and I did “Twelve Weeks” together.  Then on Friday I got to do an exchange with [Elder] Alade.  It was a lot of fun.  We went finding in Monticello.  Elder Alade was my trainer so we enjoyed it.

I am going to a new area this Wednesday.  So long Jackson, off to a new adventure!

Thank you all

With Elder Zwick