Monday, February 8, 2016

Hello from the other side! (of Nebraska)

Hi everyone!
I am currently in Lincoln Nebraska! first area HYPE! But yeah its great here. My area is super small but we still get a car which is nice. Every area has a car in my mission I'm pretty sure. Lovin the cold windy weather (not)! It snowed about a foot the day before I got out here. Luckily I missed all the shoveling that was done. maybe next time.

So my first few days have been crazy! tons of people to teach.  Two of the first people we taught are Gail and her husband James. They are really weird but they do have a desire to come to church etc. We will see how they do with commitments etc. James accepted a baptismal date for march 5 but we are a little skeptical of that.

Couple miracles with the next two investigators.
We were headed to an apartment complex to meet with one of the potential investigators and when we got there we knocked on the door and they said didn't I tell you to not come back? or something like that. Anyways we were like alright... well lets just knock the door above. We knocked on it and the dude opened up the door and let us in. Apparently he had been looking around at churches and wanted us to come in and teach him! Super sweet. We taught him the restoration and he was super accepting of it. He said that he would read the B of M and pray about it.  And he said he would prepare to be baptized on March 5 as well!  Super awesome.  Great guy.  Larry.
The next one is a less active member.  We rolled over to his building but its one of those locked apartment complexes that you have to have a code to get in and we didn't know his apartment number.  My companions just looked at me and was like... welp... and just pushed a random button to see if they'd let us in.  Magically the door became unlocked without us having to talk to anyone in the apartment complex and see if they'd open it for us.  We were then able to find his apartment and talk to him for a while.  He was super sincere with us and expressed that he really did want to become a more active member and come back to church and read etc.  Super cool.
The third investigator we showed up to his house and he was a disabled guy in a motorized wheelchair.  He's probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet.  He let us in and let us teach the restoration to him.  He was also super accepting of it and said had read the B of M as well.  And accepted a baptismal date for March 5th as well.  I think he is so ready to be baptized even thought its been 1 lessons.

The fourth investigator is probably the funniest one.  We were going to see one of the potentials that we had talked to earlier but apparently we went to the wrong house.  This older dude opened the door. Probably 300 lbs.  With no shirt on and was like yo I don't bother you with my philosophies so don't bother me with yours and he shut the door.  We just walked away and busted out laughing.  Apparently his philosophy was no shirt, no gym, no problem. Anyways we then were walking up the street and Elder Karl thought he knew one of the houses there so we went up to it and knocked.  A lady in her mid 20's opened the door and let us in.  She was "catholic" but really didn't know anything about it and she let us teach the restoration.  She was super enthusiastic about it.  We gave her the BOM and she wanted to read it and pray about it.  She asked when and where our church was so she could attend and we told her. We said when you know these things are true will you follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized? (the classic question you ask) and she said yes!  We didn't set a date for her though.

The most miraculous thing about all of these was.... IT WAS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! Everyone is watching the game right?!  Well the lord knows who isn't watching and who will accept our message.  He put those people in our path.  Super cool.

The area is great.  I love serving here in Lincoln.  We haven't done much else yet but we will be doing some fun things in the future.  Zone conference is Wednesday.  Looking forward to that.

Ask me questions if you got em!

Love you all!

Elder Andy Carter

These are of our teachers in the MTC.
The first one is Sister Carpenter, she's right next to me with the black and white shirt on.
The second one is Brother cook. He's the only one with just a white shirt on.
They were both the best teachers in the world. Learned a lot from the.

These are the pics of my MTC district.
The first one is whats left of u when we got to the airport
The second one is the last picture with all of the district in it. That was our classroom that we spent about 30 hours a day in.

Andy's First Companion in the Field

1 comment:

  1. He sounds like he is doing great! Love the story about the guy without a shirt. hahaha