Monday, July 13, 2015

Elkins, West Virginia: Dear, Hun, and a whole lot of "Ya'll"

Hello everyone!

This week certainly was quite busy. It's difficult to remember everything that we did because we did so much. There was definitely a lot of teaching and a lot of rainfall. Where to begin... where to begin?

Since I totally failed to state where I was in the last email, my area is Elkins, West Virginia. We cover an interesting area with a large variety of people and living situations. There are many points in the area where there will be very small trailer homes on one side of the street and large houses just on the other side. The people here are wonderful on all sides.

We have quite a few amazing investigators out here who are progressing readily and steadily. For most of them the only issue that is holding them back from progressing is their addiction to tobacco. It has been really difficult to see how ready and excited they are but how discouraged they become when they aren't able to overcome their addictions. To help support them, Sister Moeai and myself are both going to abstain from our own food "addictions". For anyone who knows me really well you can guess what I'm going to try and abstain from... Goodbye pasta! We'll see how well I do with breaking away from that marvelous dish.

In other news, I have already started picking up the accent around here. I'm not really surprised, but it makes me laugh. We'll be in the middle of a lesson and suddenly the accent will come out of nowhere. The investigators don't seem to notice too much, but it surprises me every time. By the time Christmas comes around I'll probably have a full blown accent.

I hope everything is going well and I wish you all the best!

Sister Thyme Nash

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

West Virginia Charleston Mission: Rain, Trees, and a Bunch of Other Stuff

Hello all!

I am officially in the West Virginia Charleston mission and could not be happier. It has been a wonderful experience being out in the mission field, and I am truly blessed each and every day. I have so much to share; however, time is limited, thus this email will not be as detailed as I would like it to be. 

To back track... my last few days at the MTC were crazy. After I sent my last email, the sisters had to move out of our residence into another one because a bat was found in our previous building. That was an adventure in and of itself. The rest of my time mostly consisted of teaching, practicing, studying, and bidding farewells to my district (with the occasional meal time in between). 

Traveling to West Virginia went pretty well. We arose at 3 a.m. and left for the airport. We got there and on our flight to Atlanta safe and sound. When we landed in Atlanta we discovered that our flight had been delayed and they were switching us to a different plane. Once we got on the plane, we were preparing for take off when an elderly gentleman passed out and became unresponsive for a few seconds. We waited for medical personal to arrive while another missionary and another passenger on the plane took care of him in the mean time. He was doing alright when he and his wife left the plane. 

We finally landed in West Virginia after a long day of traveling and had the opportunity to meet our mission president and his wife, President and Sister Salisbury. They are absolutely wonderful; I am very excited to work with them further. After a day and a half of training for the mission, I was sent out to meet my new companion Sister Moeai. 

It has now been a few days and we have been quite busy with lessons and service and all sorts of crazy things. West Virginia is absolutely beautiful with all of its trees and large amounts of rainfall we've received recently. The people here are wonderful, and I love that I am able to interact with them and bring them closer to Christ. 

I hope everything is going well for ya'll!


Sister Thyme Nash

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