September 16, 2013

Dear Friends and Family                                                                    Monday, September 16, 2013

Well this last week has been a crazy week. I got transferred to a new area so I will answer some questions.

I am living in New Hampshire
I am serving in the Randolph Branch
My Companion is:  Elder Stauffer
My Companion is from: Layton Utah
My Companion has been out since: December 19, 2012 (I know hes been out longer than me... weird.)
How long has your companion been serving in this branch? 2 transfers, about 3 months.
My apartment has: A living room/ kitchen and a tiny bedroom.
What type of vehicle do you have? 2011 Chevy Malibu 
Does this also make you the Designated Driver? Yes
Do you ride bikes? No but those would help

Elder Carlton Jensen is a District Leader and the Senior Companion. 
How big is your district? Randolph branch (us) and Colebrook branch Elders and a Senior couple that covers Randolph and Colebrook.
How big is your Zone? No Idea, but its the Concord Zone. Our Zone Leaders live in Laconia.
Where do you shop? Walmart!! 
Where do you do your laundry? In our apartment! 
How is the Teaching Pool? Not too many investigators. I have taught one lady, Jessie so far. Lots of less active members.

Now Ill do a run down for the week.

Monday - was a lot of fun, last day in Lamoille Valley Ward. We stopped by a bunch of people to say goodbye to them.

Tuesday - we got up at 4:30 and drove to Adam and Faith's house. Adam drove us down to the transfer meeting in Manchester New Hampshire. The meeting lasted about an hour and then we got our new companions. After that Adam left with Elder Smith and Elder Beck and Me and Elder Stauffer headed up to Berlin. When we got there we put my stuff in the apartment. After that we taught a member Jules. After that we saw one of our investigators, Jessica. We read a chapter out of the book of Mormon with her.

Wednesday - We had my first district meeting as a district leader. That was a whole lot of fun. It really wasnt that hard. After that we taught Sister Rodgers, We also taught Jessica a lesson again, and her mom, Lu.

Thursday - We had a good day. We did some service for the Farmers market andI got a free t shirt! After that we taught a member Brother Murphy. and that is about all we did. We walked around a lot.

Friday - Today was the funnest day. We did some service at a thrift store. We vacuum the carpets. We also taught Jules again and then we taught a recent convert family the Bothas. They are awesome. They just moved in a couple of weeks ago. They were baptized while they were living in Louisiana. Brother Botha is from South Africa and Sister Botha is originally from Berlin. They met each other in the Army and now have 4 kids. They fed us some awesome food and we had a great lesson that really included their kids.

Saturday - Was a fun day as well. We went to Lancaster NH. It is right on the border of New Hampshire and Vermont, so we walked across the bridge into Vermont. We talked to a few of the members in Lancaster.

Sunday - was good. We had church of course. The branch is so small here. We had 50 people show up and 5 of them were visitors. There are a lot of tourist spots here because Mt. Washington is in the area. After church we walked around and visited a few people. We had a lesson with Lu.

The new area is really different from my last. It is a lot bigger city here. 

Elder CWJensen