Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27

This week we taught a lesson to Alice and Jimmy, but they are no longer interested in the church and dropped us. The Brenner pass ward got 3 new investigators last week who are all pretty solid and might work out. Other than that not a whole lot else happened. love you

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20th

This week has been full of meetings, so we didn't do a whole lot of work, in fact we never even saw a single investigator this week, only because they were all out of town or sick, oh well I guess those weeks happen. That is pretty much it

Monday, July 13, 2015

A Trainer

Trenton is such a funny kid. A couple of weeks ago, his Mission President called me with concern over a few health issues Trenton is having, nothing serious and I am sure he will be fine. Anyway, during our conversation President Nattress told me that Trenton was called to be a New Missionary Trainer. This is pretty awesome. I was anxious and excited to hear from Trenton about his new call, so I didn't tell him that I knew. That silly kid said NOTHING about being a trainer. So, finally I sent him this in my letter to him this week --

"Yesterday, Dad and I were renewing our temple recommends. President Marshall asked for our names, when I said Throckmorton, he said "Ohhhh, you are Trenton's parents". I told him I was amazed at his memory, he said that it was partly because he had just gotten a letter that told him you were made a trainer. I was like "what?". I came home and picked up our mail, sure enough there is a letter from President Nattress detailing your call to be a New Missionary Trainer. Why didn't you tell me? That is pretty awesome and a big responsibility. It's pretty cool that you get to take the things you have learned from serving with your other companions and teach them to Elder Barney. How are things going? Is Elder Barney excited to be out in the field? Poor guy, coming to Arizona in the middle of the summer. Where is he from?"

So, yes I fibbed and didn't tell Trenton that I have known for a while. Anyway, this was his response.

"I really didn't want you to know that I am training, I didn't realize that they would send you a letter."


Well, here is the rest of his letter for your enjoyment.

So we live with the Brennar Pass Elders, Elder Neil and Elder Breneman. Elder Breneman was actually training Elder Neil but Elder Neil just wasn't ready to come out and went back home last Wednesday. So, Elder Barney and I are now in a Triple companionship with Elder Breneman. We cover two wards, which is great! Because we now have stuff to do every hour of the day and that feels at least somewhat productive. It was just too bad that Elder Neil had to go home. Elder Neil was a convert of a year and his parents even kicked him out for converting, he and Elder Breneman are from Philadelphia just opposite sides and they were sure that they had been best friends the the pre-mortal realm. Other than that all of the ivestigators we have are not progressing at the moment and Aaron and his family dropped us, but it should all work out.

 -Elder Throckmorton

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6th

Elder Barney and I have worked pretty hard this week. We have talked to more people than I have ever talked to. We were actually asked to participate in the Young Women's lesson on Ordinances and Covenants, we role played in front of them what to say or do when you are having a gospel conversation with your friend and they ask you why they would need to be baptized again if they already were in another church. I don't have much else to say, because not a ton else happened that I can remember, we didn't see a single one of our investigators this week because they all had one thing or another going on, but that is the way of missionary work more often than not. -Elder Throckmorton