This past week was my last week in Bandon. At this moment I am traveling in the transfer van on my way up to the Corvallis stake in the Newport ward as a follow up trainer to Elder Dillon, and as a district leader. Newport is the most northern tip of the mission and will require an all day trip, going from transfer point to transfer point, but it has been good. Elder Pierce will stay in Bandon training a new missionary coming in. There are around thirty new missionaries coming in, along with another thirty that will still be in training from the last transfer. Basically, most of the mission will be training which is pretty cool, and in the Coos Bay zone alone there is only one companionship not training.
This past week has been a very normal week as far as work goes. For the most part, nothing out of the normal happened until the weekend hit and we got the transfer call on Friday night. At that point the weekend rushed past as I packed and visited various investigators saying goodbye. Among those visits I had the chance to say goodbye to David and Nancy. The lessons were great and we got to share powerful testimonies and really set up the area for success for the new missionary. On Sunday night we got to do a lesson with Nancy where we testified of the Atonement and showed her the baptismal font and sacrament tables and helped show her how important they are. She pointed out the Spirit in the room and it was an amazing lesson, probably one of the best ones I have ever had. She will definitely be baptized.
And that brings us to now. I only got to talk a little of what happened this week due to how transfers are working, but know that the Spirit is the true teacher and it was an honor to serve in Bandon and I am excited about the possibilities in Newport. I have made many friends and this is a place I hope to visit again. Thank you for all of the support!
Goodbye to Elder Pierce
Goodbye to The Wooley's
Goodbye to Nancy
Goodbye to David