1. How did your training go for your phones? Give us some details on what you get to use them for and stuff like what carrier do they have you on?
And now I'm afraid that when you come home we'll have to pay extra to "unlock" your phone so you can use it at home.
1. It went well. I’ll give a better update down below and hopefully answer some of the questions you have.
2. Were your companions and you all healthy this week and able to work?
2. Yes, there is a missionary we live with that has been sick for over a week but he’s better now. We are all healthy. My secret is still the same (Simply orange juice) and this thing called emergen-c! If you haven’t seen it it’s the best thing ever and you should try it. It works miracles.
So this week was an adventure. We worked and tried our best. We started out our week with having dinner with our investigators the St. Clare’s and that was a blast. Our companion Elder Roberts definitely keeps us on our toes though. He does some funny things pretty often. We got to set up a lot of things with the people we haven't met with recently. Now that Christmas break is done things will hopefully pick up and start rolling.
On Friday, we went to mlc and got trained on our phone. It was very interesting because the company that the church goes through to order phones from their website really dropped the ball and broke a bunch of the phones in shipping so they didn’t send out a big majority of the order that our mission made. Most of the missionaries didn’t get their phones. Mostly just the ones that ordered it through someone else. So yes, I got my phone.
We watched like 4hrs of training videos that were really long and mostly just talked about how we need to stay focused on our purpose and not be distracted by the devices we have. Which is really good. I’m excited to be able to develop good habits with technology rather than the bad ones I had before. I think that’s something every teenager needs to do is to be put in an environment where they can make new good habits with phones. It will be a great blessing. We watched those videos and then they explained that we will mostly be using the phones this month to put all of our paper records into the digital area book app that they have.
The carrier is through AT&T but the thing is, is that the phone we got is already unlocked so there would be no need to unlock it when I come home. They will just give me a sim card and that would be all that needs to happen. So no worries there. If there are more questions I can ask about them. The cool thing is is that we could put a sim card in for any phone company and it would work. That’s why they needed it unlocked.
Besides that, there hasn’t been too many things we have been trained on yet. We will get the second round of training next month and that will be mostly about what we can do with it now. Like proselyting purposes. But there is a lot of freedom with it. Well that’s about all I’ve got this week.
We have Zone Conference tomorrow in Lewiston! That will be the first time I’ve been back there since I left Kamiah. Well I love you all and hope you have a great week!
-Elder St. John
Mission Leadership Council