Monday, May 30, 2016

Things are great in my new area. It's pretty awesome and Elder Egan
and I have got to do a lot of service this week. We hardly teach any
lessons out here unlike in Oakridge where we would get 10+ now we get
like two. We have a lot of finding to do but there's some challenges
around here because like every house has a huge gate I swear. If we
had miles we would drive to Glendale and do some finding there but we
have to wait until next month. So we've done tons of service for peeps
out here and did a big service project out in Grants Pass.

The highlight of our week was that we went on a mini mission with a
young man named Christian Garfield which basically meant that he spent
24 hours with us and lived mission life. We had an awesome lesson with
an investigator named Tim and his member family. Christian bore an
awesome testimony of the Book of Mormon and we killed it hard. An
unexpected guest showed up and he also had a lot of questions and said
he'd like to feed us later in the summer. Christian was way rad and he
will be a great missionary.

The members here love missionaries and we got to speak in sacrament
meeting yesterday and Christian got to report on his mini mission.
Haha it was cool and he had a lot of cool things to say. His dad was
in tears it was great. We spoke on member missionary work which was
way cool. I made them all laugh and they seemed to enjoy it and I just
started crying when I said a quote from Jeffery R. Holland "how can we
expect it to be easy for us when it was never, ever easy for Him?" It
was pretty spiritual. Elder Egan did a great job. Haha he's so funny!
He's changed a lot since I served with him last and he wants to work
harder than he used to. We get fed every night and well so no worries.

Thanks so much everyone! Love you all!!!!

Elder S. Jackson Martin
Oregon Eugene Mission
Merlin Ward

Merlin - Can you see the church?

Elder Egan and me being thugs.....

Super cool Member Missionary, Christian Garfield.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Yeah it's transfer day today so I'm hardcore busy. I got transferred
to Merlin with Elder Egan. He's a really funny guy! But he isn't the
hardest worker so we will see what we can do about that! Had a good
last week in Oakridge. I got to say goodbye to a lot of people. I
spoke in church yesterday and it was a good way to leave everyone.
Elder Davis is Getting Elder Earl who was my zone leader in Roseburg,
he's way cool so Oakridge is in good hands. Sorry this is short and
lame! More next week!

Elder S. Jackson Martin
Oregon Eugene Mission
Oakridge Branch