Monday, December 14, 2015

Death by GPS

First storm is supposed to come in tomorrow or today sometime, so Winter is Coming, even though it's already been here for a while.

Bathurst is fun, the members are great,and the mission is great. Found out last week that the vehicle I was in the crash in got written off... First write off was a church vehicle... Thank goodness I wasn't at fault, though I now feel really bad for the girl who was, I'm fairly certain her car was as well. Hopefully she's back to driving soon if she isn't already.
Also, the GPS tried to kill us the other day. We were trying to get to a members house, and it wanted us to turn off of the overpass onto the road 20 feet below. Good thing I only use it as suggestions, and it's starting to get sassy with me. If I don't do what it says, sometimes it'll freeze, and then I'll need to restart it. It still works though, so I'll try to update it, and see if that helps.
We got a new investigator this week, don't ask me to pronounce his name, but it's spelled Reneud Pauemeni, and he's French, but we gave him a French BOM, and Resto. pamphlet. He's a college student from Camaroon, Africa, currently attending college here. He has a knowledge of God, and wants to increase that knowledge however he can.
We also had a Branch Christmas party which was a lot of fun. THe Branch here is very talented, and most people participated in performing for the Christmas talent thing we did. Lots of food, and lots of leftovers, which mostly went to us. WE should be set for sweets for the next few weeks, as long as they don't go bad first.

That's all I have for this week. Hope you have a great week! Love you!
Elder Dooley

Photo Dump

Elder Dooley sent home some pictures. It looks like they were taken over the course of the last few months. We will have to wait for him to come home to share the missing stories about these pictures.
























































Monday, December 7, 2015

Emergency Transfer

Mom, I am so glad that you sent it to the mission office. If you have more to send just keep sending them there. The reason why is because this week I got Emergency Transferred into Bathurst, New Brunswick. The reason why isn't because of me, or my companions, but because of the missionaries that were here. They had some problems while they were here, that caused both of them to get transferred out. It's disappointing, especially because I was really looking forward to my time in Bridgewater. Maybe I'll get back there again before I'm done. Only problem I have is that it's a French speaking area, and I understand and speak no French, while my companion Elder Keaton Gibb understands, and speaks a little, so we're going to be reading the Book of Mormon in French, so that hopefully we can teach the people here in their native tongue for many. Also, Bathurst borders Quebec, that's why there's so many French speakers here. Should be a fun rest of the transfer. White washing twice in one transfer, that doesn't happen to often. The biggest bummer though was that I had just unpacked completely on Monday, then Wednesday I got the call from the assistants that I was going to be transferred

The next transfer is after Christmas, on New Years if I remember correctly! And I don't know if I'll be in the same spot, although I was talking to President Pratt the other day about this random transfer, and he said that I most likely won't be staying after the end of this transfer, though I guess we'll find out when the time comes.
I'll look through the pictures I have and see if there are any that I would like in the Christmas card, and I don't know if I can get the paragraph in today, so you should probably just write it.
Sounds like you're in better shape than you thought. And it sounds like you've had a good week. It's especially cool that you got to meet Dale Webster. Does he read your blog about it?
Nothing else happened for me this week, other than a surprising mid-transfer transfer, and that's it. Sounds like you're doing great as well. Keep on Keepin on!
Love you,
Elder Dooley

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