Thursday, August 4, 2016

New District and New Companion

To balance out the districts, Adam was transferred from District C to District F.  With the transfer, he gets a new companion, Elder Barlow from Salt Lake City who will be heading to Singapore Mission's Mandarin Program.  His mailing address now has a new Unit number - 170.  While all 7 missionaries in District C are going to the Taiwan Taichung Mission, the missionaries in District F will be heading to various missions with Mandarin Programs.  Together, there are about 80 missionaries going to Mandarin speaking missions at the MTC.  One group of Mandarin speaking missionaries arrive every 3 weeks to replace the group that has completed the 9-week training.
Adam is getting a lot of experience teaching real Mandarin speakers so he thinks that he is getting quite a bit better in Mandarin.
Bishop Waddell of the Presiding Bishopric was the devotional speaker last night.  He served his mission in Spain and he talked about the difficulties serving in an area where not too many people were receptive to the restored gospel.  He learned there that it's not about himself but about Him, Jesus Christ.  He told the missionaries to not get discouraged and give up, but to keep trying to serve and reach out.
New Companion
District C at Provo Temple
District C
With original companions

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