Monday, July 18, 2016

I'm Now Definitely Serving a Foreign Mission....

July 4, 2016

Hello family, friends, and associates and strangers!! :) This is Elder Wanlass. Happy Canada Day and 4th of July for all of you North Americans out there. It's been a busy day here in the paradise of Charlottetown :) I love the atmosphere. We were able to briefly see some performers acting on the street. It was so cool. :) Anyway, other than that today we had some really good fish and chips. We have definitely been working hard, and we've seen good things happen. We taught 4 lessons this week, which isn't bad. We were able to find three new investigators, so that was pretty exciting! :D
We decided that one night we were going to knock at 6 pm. Unbeknownst to me, and Elder Von Trapp forgot, that we had a correlation meeting at that time. Anyhow, despite that, the first door we knocked on let us in. They were a Syrian family that spoke Arabic and very little English. However, Elder Von Trapp knows a slight bit of Arabic, so we were able to get in the door. Their daughter who is 20 spoke English, and so she translated for us as we taught the Restoration very simply. It is pretty cool.

I'm still getting used to how many immigrants are here in Charlottetown. It is my first area where a significant amount of people do not speak English whatsoever, so it's definitely been an adjustment. When we go street contacting we talk to a lot of Chinese people, Middle Eastern People, and French people. It's pretty cool. We also run into a lot of tourists, but I guess that's what you get when you are serving in paradise. :)

Aside from that, we worked really hard this week. Elder Von Trapp and I gave a training in Zone Training on Becoming a Consecrated Missionary, and what we need to do to make that happen. We both felt really good about it, and the zone leaders and STL's were happy with us, so that's good. :)

I love you all! that's all I want to share, it's really hard to type on this tiny keyboard. 

Elder Wanlass

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