Thursday, August 11, 2016

Don't Call it a Comeback!

August 8, 2016

Hello one and all! This is Elder Wanlass here in beautiful sunny Charlottetown. The weather is perfect, the sun is shining, and the ocean is beautiful. This week was pretty good. We've only had a few days since we had P Day since it was on Wednesday last week, but things have been going really well. 

When we got to Charlottetown, it turns out that all of the investigators we had either dropped us or the Sisters took... So we needed to start from scratch. We've been working so hard the past few days to try and find people to teach. We have a few appointments set up for this upcoming week, including two for tonight. The real miracles came yesterday though. We were visiting a couple of less active members when we got a call from a recent convert. It turns out that it was her nonmember husband who wanted us to come by and help him quit smoking. He was so humble and open to learning more about the restored church. It was really neat.

Immediately after that lesson, we decided that we needed to stop by a former investigator whose house we had parked right in front of without thinking about it. I knocked on the door and asked if we could share our message with him, and he let us in so that we could! :) So that was pretty sweet. He and his brother were asking a lot of inspired questions, and they both want to meet with us again next week. It's so cool :)

Anyway, I love you all! I'm enjoying my time as a missionary in this mission, it's so amazing. I love it!

Love you all!

Elder Wanlass

My Week in Montague :) I'm Glad I'm Going Back to Charlottetown

August 3, 2016

Hey one and all! It's been a rollercoaster of a transfer, that's for sure. This week I stayed in the Gue all week, which was interesting. It's such a small place with a lot of farmland. Very good people, there are just more cows to talk to ;) haha I'm just kidding... kind of.

We did have a really cool experience this week though. We were teaching this former investigator who has always talked with missionaries before. She was Bahai, and very set in her ways. We didn't really get to teach her much because she was trying to teach us. After the lesson, we left and her twenty year old son who we had met came up to us and shook our hands and handed Elder Raveneau a note that said he would like to talk with us, and to follow him while he rode his bike. So we rode out and talked with him. The Montague Elders are planning on meeting with him next week.

So other than that, we did a lot of trail contacting, "street contacting", etc.

Anyway, onto exciting news! The Transfer Table was unveiled yesterday, and I am indeed returning to Charlottetown, PEI :) My companion is going to Elder Ashby, who is actually already on the island in Summerside, so that's pretty cool. :) He is all the way from Bountiful, Utah, just 20 minutes away from Layton, so that's pretty cool. :)

I'm excited for this transfer!!

Elder Wanlass

Serving in the 'Gue

July 25, 2016

Hey everybody! :)

This week has been pretty hectic, but it's fun. For the rest of the transfer I'm going to be serving in Montague, PEI, which is a small retirement town of 2000 people. :) It's going to be a blast. :) I'm in a trio with my former companion Elder Dooley and another French missionary Elder Raveneau. Thanks everybody for taking time to read this email. :) I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for me in this area. :)

Love you all!

Elder Wanlass