Alright, this week was a pretty slow one, mostly due to sickness. I think my new favorite thing about being out here is the College Branch. Even though only like 10% of our investigators are there, they come more consistently than the other 90%. Unfortunately, almost all of them have family concerns, but things have definitely been moving forward. I think this will be my last week here in Rock Springs, so I'm probably going to start packing soon. It's so strange, I feel like the apartment I've lived in all this time is like my home. Like I have MY study area, MY closet, MY bed. It's going to be weird to leave. Also, I have to go through everything I have so I don't become a packrat or anything..Today, we'll be taking some pretty cool pictures in a decked-out Wyoming Cowboys school bus, so look forward to those. Also, last Monday all the misionaries got together and had a car-washing party *rolls eyes*. I guess that's just not my thing. It was fun though. Last Wednesday, Elder Aris came down from Pinedale for exchanges, he has ADHD, and I was worried that he might talk my ear off (since I'm not the most talkative person), and that we wouldn't get along great, but I was totally wrong. He's probably my new favorite missionary, and taught me quite a bit. We even had 2 appointments for the same time, and I was able to send him to one of them while I covered the other, and it worked perfect. He's a very powerful teacher, and I'm glad I got to be with him.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Gunner's Mission President and his wife, President & Sister Eberhardt, made a trip to Wyoming. Sister Eberhardt said that President had a good visit with Elder Martineau. They emailed us this picture.
Well, I'ma be honest, not a lot happened this week. I think the amount of time I spent in was equal to the amount of time we were out. Elder Wilson came down with a sinus infection early , and I only left the apartment to go to our appointments (with another person of course) and to go to church. Some things that actually happened were:
Elder Connell, (the travelling AP) made his run through Wyoming, to be with all the District leaders. Last time he came through, I wasn't there because I was up in Pinedale, so it was cool to be able to spend some time with him. Our mission president also came through Rock Springs, and we got to eat breakfast with him and his wife at iHop.
Something else that was awesome was that one of our college age investigators who was worried about what her parents would think got the nerve to ask them what they thought of her being baptized. Her Mom was all for it and is willing to support her, now all she has to do is talk to her dad! But things are looking great! She'll be on-date by next week most likely.
Other then that, I slept and cleaned the apartment. Lots of fun.. I hope Elder Wilson gets feeling better soon, otherwise I'm going to go stir-crazy, haha. Anyways, Have a great week! Until next time.
- Elder Martineau
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Elder Wilson and I have been deathly ill for this last week (ok, not really, but it sure felt like it) We actually ended up taking the entire day off to rest . I think we slept from like the next day. It didn't really help me, since I just had a really bad cold, but it sure helped Elder Wilson. I also had (have) what could best be described as an eye-zit. Yea, not fun. I felt like my eye was going to fall off. After like 2 days of it really hurting just to blink, I looked in the mirror close and found that I had a HUGE zit on my eyelid. I popped it (which was hard), and a whole bunch of pus came out, which I just washed out.Well, I also went on exchanges to Evanston again with the Zone Leaders, there's an Elder there who snores so loudly that they have to have this fan going to drown him out (which hardly makes any sense). I got very little sleep that night. Other than that, nothing much has really happened. The transfer is halfway over, and then I'll probably be leaving Rock Springs to the valley, but who knows. I love you all, and send you my best!- Elder Martineau
Last week Gunner didn't have time to write a group letter but he sent the following:
No time left, just have enough time for pictures. Carrie got baptized and I love her!
Post-baptism with Elder Kirsi
I should actually have time to write this, yay! So now I have to think back over like 2 weeks of nonsense, which'll be rough I'm sure. As per pictures from last week, Carrie and her family were baptized on the 31st and confirmed on Feb 1st. Everything else on my mission is insignificant next to this event. (Not really, but really) To their credit, they went from the ER to their baptism, back to the ER, to their confirmation the next day, and then back to the ER afterwards. They've been too sick to leave the house since then. So if you're ever too sick to go to church, chances are you're not.. haha. I wish all of our investigators had that much drive. So with Carrie and her family out of our pool, we have no-one left on date, but we have a couple people who are really close. Opposition from family members is abounding.It's been SO WARM up here, we're talking 50-60 degrees every day. It's been raining every now and again, which is bizzare. People are saying the world is ending. Gas is still freakishly low, and like 40,000 people got laid off in WY (I think that was the statistic) which is like a third of the working population... Of course they all work in the oil field, so there's not a lot of work for them right now. Something I've learned is that the news just likes to make up stuff. I think I've heard 6 different reasons why gas is so low from people quoting the news, and all of them were so different. It's pretty funny.