Elder Tanner

Elder Tanner

Monday, December 21, 2015

Mission Week 40, Arequipa Mission Home

Firstly Brother Evans is super awesome! Elder Carter has a few photos that I will ask for. Brother Evans came down with a group of dentists who just came down to do dental work for free! They got in contact with the nurses and the nurses asked us if we could help translate. Elder Carter did not really want to do it at first but I needed a break from my training as Financial secretary so I convinced him to go. We went and it was a BLAST!!! We had a ton of fun and there were three members in the group. We learned a lot of dental terminology and we translated between the Latinos and the Gringos. It was a ton of fun. Brother Evans was a complete boss. There were a few other students but whenever there was a kid who started to give the dentists problems he came in and pulled teeth filled cavities. It was super cool. I learned a ton to about dentistry! I saw what a cavity was like and what you needed to do to fix it. Also how to pull teeth. For a few days I wanted to study to become a pediatric dentist. Yeah then that kinda blew over and I forgot about it until just now! It was super fun... I thought I had told you about it. 

Answer to the question of the day. no 😢 but it is coming and it will be here before Christmas 😄. I am super excited for Christmas. I think I am going to buy a pair of headphones and a battery today.


Thats awesome about Jake doing well this year. Oooh one Interesting thing that I heard was the new president has been announced. I have finished three of the things on my list of ten things to do! It was super fun! Yesterday we had a ward talent show and we did a sketch called The Death of Elder Webb. I was the one who killed him. It was a ton of fun and everyone loved it. We were doing it on a whim because we had never taken the time to practice because when you are in the office time is something that just does not exist. Every Saturday the internet gets super slow and it makes me want to shoot people because I can never send videos or pictures home because they approximate time to upload them is about 2 years 245 days and 13 seconds. I CANNOT LISTEN TO MY MOTAB!!!! I will try to remember to send you guys the video of the sketch on Monday because the wifi Always tanks on Saturdays. Thats a little bit of what is happening here in the office. 


Elder Tanner

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Mission Week 39, Arequipa Mission Home

I am doing really good... yesterday was a really hard day and I had a training with someone from the area! He was super cool and he taught me how to do things as a financial secretary... I now feel like I could look at the budget of a company and see where they were falling through. It is super cool to be here. Sometimes overwhelming but I am always learning something new! 

Right now I am sending Money to all the people who need a little bit extra because their area is so big. I am working with the zone leaders to make sure and Clarify who is getting what amount of Money. Its not the funnest part of my job but its okay...

We have been teaching tons of Converts! There have been thirteen baptisms in the past six months and our number one focus is retention! Its amazing to see how a very determined Elder can bring so many souls to the truth. We do not have very many investigators and we are not finding very many new ones... all of the ones we have are super busy with finishing school and work for the Christmas season. Everyone is busy this time of year but the recent converts always make time for the missionaries!

One of our recent converts is named Paul! He feels a little bit overwhelmed with his new calling but he will be fine! I hope we did not scare him...

Awesome to know that the kitchen is almost done! Can you send me a picture? Also Obispito went to serpost yesterday and there are no packages from the states here in Arequipa. They must be in Lima and Serpost is operating at ten percent capacity. So the packages are coming slowly but surely and the strike is starting to break but its Perú so who knows what could happen.

I have been thinking a lot about Christmas and missionary work. They are both amazing but the best is when they are put together! We have been teaching so much about the Christmas season. I have often talked about many of the testimonies that were shared from the video too! I am super excited to talk to you guys!!! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Mission Week 38, Arequipa (Mission Home)

This week in the Umacollo Ward we are having a family history activity. In this week we have been inviting everyone in the ward to fill out their Mi Familia books and to bring them to the office. We are going to have all of the office computers open along with a few laptops so the members can come in and put all their information online. I am going to go Eat I will finish when i get back

I am so sorry I have not been taking pictures... I just do not have my camera... ALSO! I was wondering if you could send me some Idaho Spuds in the next package you send?