Elder Nicholas Berrett is currently serving in the Billings Montana mission (serving most of Montana and a good portion of Wyoming) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is excited to serve the Lord and the people of Montana and Wyoming for the next two years!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

On today's show we will be talking about stake conference, transfer week, Elder Wessendorf, A new book titled "how to run away from dogs for dummies" and of course the work here Butte.
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So this week was transfer week! And now I'm companions with the amazing, awe inspiring, Elder Wessendorf!

How does one describe elder Wessendorf? Well. He's experienced, knowledgeable, and also completely random! The only difference is that he's actually really good at sports. Especially basketball and Pod-ball. Plus he's all about getting "jacked" and keeps telling me how "jacked" we are going to get.  I'm a little curious to see how that will go :)

Butte is pretty interesting. Basically it's divided into three parts.

The flats, Mid-town, and Up-Town. The flats is where all of the farms and nice houses are, Mid-town is sketchy, up town is where all the sketchy people hang out. I'll let you guess where we live :) Actually we are in between up-town and Mid-town. It's actually a pretty nice house.

Basically as long as you remember to lock all of the locks and put up the brace on the back door you are completely safe. Honestly though, once you do all of the locks you feel so safe. I've never had this many locks on a door and it's really fun to lock them all. :)

Thankfully we are really lucky and respected here in butte. Most people see us as "religious men" and either talk to us or are polite.

The rest are usually drunk and tell us satan worshippers to go away and kill babies somewhere else. ;) It's so funny to listen to all of the stories that people come up with. I swear some of these people think we probably actually have horns or something. :) Usually it's just the people that are high that are the fun ones though. :)

So one cool thing that we do here in Butte is we get to serve at the food bank once a week, we serve for two hours and help then we get to take home a box of food!!! While I'm sad to leave Great Falls and the great Air Force base. We get tons of food here :) also apparently there is someone in the ward here assigned to make sure that the missionaries get fed every night by a member so that's really cool! We have met tons of great people and had tons of great food!

The work is also going pretty great here too! While our area was just recently opened again, so we had a teaching pool of 0, we now have 3 progressing investigators, one investigator with a baptismal date who in two weeks has almost completely finished reading the Book of Mormon, about 5 new investigators, and about 8 potentials! It's so much fun to be able to meet so many people and help them come closer to God :) I am so thankful for all of the opportunities that we have to serve here. Service is so pushed here that we pretty much have a minimum requirement of 5 hours a week, thankfully we have Justserve.org to help with that. (You should all use it! It's so amazing! 2 stars! 5 thumbs up!)

Sorry I have to go now, apparently getting "jacked" is a thing :) talk to you all soon!

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