January 6, 2014
KEEP WORKING HARD!
Mom: I saw on Facebook that the Overland Park 1st ward cancelled sunday services yesterday. Did your ward get cancelled too?
Elder Rollins: not yesterday but it was the week before
Mom: What do you do when you don't have church?
Elder Rollins: umm study... we dont really get out to much because if its bad enough to not have church, our Mission President has already called us and told us not to go out...
Mom: Tell me how you and Elder Bitton are doing as companions.
Elder Rollins: we are doing good, i really like working with him!
Mom: What are Elder Bitton's good traits?
Elder Rollins: he's super smart! and pretty funny. we just kinda laugh and play all day and the best thing is that he's a real missionary, he's not fake.
Mom: How has he helped you?
Elder Rollins: he's helping me push myself! making me think more because i dont wanna get left behind!
Mom: What do you contribute to the companionship?
Elder Rollins: ive got stories lol i know how to work with children and i can break the lessons down to where anyone can understand them.
Mom: Are you able to do companion study together?
Elder Rollins: yes we do comp study together!
Mom: Who is the senior companion?
Elder Rollins: im not to sure???
Mom: Can you drive with your bum ankle?
Elder Rollins: yes i feel like my ankles pretty much already healed!
Mom: How are you doing with the cold?
Elder Rollins: colds not too bad, you just make sure you dress warm!
Mom: How long can you stay out knocking doors in this frigid weather?
Elder Rollins: umm more than about 20 minutes and they say, any open skin can have frostbite so we dont stay out to long
Mom: Do you have special rules or different rules when it is so cold and icy?
Elder Rollins: not really. just try to be safe and dont do stupid things!
Mom: How many towns have you visited?
Elder Rollins: umm... Oak Grove, Odessa, Buckner, Kingsville, Holden, Napolean
Mom: What are the names of all the town in your ward boundaries?
Elder Rollins: idk i cant remember them all.... most of them have like 5 families in them and are super far away and spread out.
Mom: What is your plan of attack for getting this area going?
Elder Rollins: work hard and use the members.. they are all super excited to do missionary work so the plan is to 1 give them activities to invite their friends to and 2 teach them how to move their friends to meeting with missionaries. we will get nothing done here with out the members... the area is to strong in their beliefs to just step out and let missionaries in to their homes. so MEMBER MEMBER MEMBERS
Mom: Do you visit one town per day?
Elder Rollins: no i wish. we dont have the miles to do that
Mom: How do you decide what town to visit?
Elder Rollins: prayer and based on how many miles we can afford to use.
this week was a better week than last week, we had zone training and exchanges. zone training was different. just kind of a lax week not a whole lot happened, the few appointments we had fell through... sad day. but you know how things go just keep working hard!
Update on the weather!