Slippin’ & Slidin’

Sorry about skipping last week. Not much to say anyways from them, nothing happens around holidays as far as missionary work is concerned. However the highlight of this week was, this “White Trash Bash” with a 100ft slip n slide. That was probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time, especially this transfer.

So, aside from no one wanting to talk to us, everyone has wanted to yell something out their window at us, it calmed down around the 4th, but still, really annoying.

Something funny happened just now, our mission president emailed a missionary that serves in the ward next to our, and in the email forgot what ward he serves in. It’s kind of funny because he’s the one that assigned where we go, yet seems to forget a lot.

And still no word back from the mission president yet about my companion, I really just want him to at least say like “hang in there” or “you’re doing great” but never any sort of reply from him. I can understand that he’s busy, but its been like 3 months of no replies.

-Elder Bruce


The First Post :)

Hi This is Elder Bruce, I hope this blog thing works out.

I am in Grand Junction, Colorado right now. We bike around here all day, people yell “Hail Satan” a lot here. It gets pretty old pretty fast. I don’t even know why they do it. It’s not upsetting or shocking, and definitely not original, it’s just really obnoxious.

My missionary companion, (the guy that the mission assigned to me, for us to go around and teach together) I’m pretty sure, has autism. I want to yell or get mad at him, but I can’t because I would really bad. I’ve been asking our mission president (the guy who oversees the mission and chooses the companionships) for help with this, no response as of yet. It’s been a few weeks and I would really like at least a response from him.

So, this week was really slow, no one is home, no one wants to talk to us. It really makes you depressed after a while. Especially when the only person around to talk to has autism. I thought for a day or so that maybe I have depression, and realized, no, this situation just sucks, a lot.

And in other news, the whole required tracting logs thing is back, in a “fresh” new way, The mission is wanting us to ill out surveys with 20 people a week. So, even though they said they’re going to shy away from missionaries just going out and tracting all day, they are introducing another form of it. And in the political world I believe they call it a “Golden Turd” where you reintroduce a failed idea that now has a new name.

Well that’s all for this week,
-Elder Bruce

An introduction to the blog

Elder Bruce is a friend of mine, he has been serving as an LDS missionary in Colorado for about a year and a half. It’s been cool hearing about the experiences he’s been having and what an LDS missionary actually does (besides from bike around and talk about Jesus).

In spite of the fact that his mission is nearing an end, Elder Bruce has asked me to start up a blog for him where he will be giving us weekly updates on how the week went and how his mission has been going. Missionaries are basically banned from using the internet for anything other than emailing- but the posts hereĀ are just emails he’s been sending out for blogging purposes. But they’re still emails. Sneaky, sneaky, Elder Bruce.