This past week was my first full week out on the coast in Bandon. Following P Day, we went out to the beach and got to see how beautiful the Oregon coast is. Our apartment is only two or three miles away, so going there is a pretty common for trying to talk to tourists and other people on the beach. Other nice parts of this area include a branch that seems missionary minded, as well as getting to work with the senior missionary couple named the Woolley's.
Through out the week we have done quite a bit of service, ranging from packaging frozen dinners for people in need, serving dinner to older people, helping someone move in, and putting a huge amount of movies on shelves in alphabetical order in a library. Most of these happened at a local community center not too far from the apartment.
Teaching wise, the past week has mostly consisted of coming in contact with people and setting up future appointments. Many of the people we teach live far out of Bandon in the middle of a forest, so driving out to them has been interesting. We taught one woman though this past week who was super nice and came to church this past week. She has a lot going for her and I look forward to seeing how it all goes down in the future.
Overall, the week has gone very fast and Bandon is looking to be a fun place. Next week I have my final Zone Conference with President Russell, as well as stake conference and final interview with President Russell. Time is flying when we are engaged in the Lord's work and the Spirit is the true teacher. Thanks for all of the support!
Carlton with his new companion, Elder Bushman
The name tag shot
A bit windy but so worthwhile
Seals on the rocks
Another name tag picture
Cool rock formations