Hey family and friends,
This week is going to be a short letter. I don’t really have much time to write a full letter. Overall though the week was good. I wish I could remember all that happened.
For starters this week was the end of the transfer and on Sunday night we got transfer calls. I found out I'm headed back to my last area in the heart of St. George! I'm pretty excited to be going back there. We will be living in a different house, the area has grown to now cover Bloomington, the branch is now big enough that it is becoming a ward, and we get a car part of the time now since the area is larger. To make things even better my new companion's name is Elder Hayden and he is from Bend Oregon. He is going home at the end of the transfer so he is really experienced and was an assistant to the President so he knows how the mission functions. I've had the chance to be companions for the day and we had a blast. I'm looking forward to what is in store for these next six weeks. What is cool is there are a few investigators I found while I was in that area last time that now have a baptismal date! It just seems like there is a lot of potential to have fun teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The funniest experience this week was on Tuesday when Elder Lopez and I went to an appointment with this family in the trailer park. We went over and as we get to the porch we see a couple sitting with this family on the couch. Right away we knew they were Jehovah’s Witnesses. We stayed and talked for a while and then left to go see if we could set up an appointment with these two teenage girls named Brenda and Jessica. We couldn't meet with them and we didn't have another appointment so Elder Lopez says he really wanted to hear what they were saying to this family. We ended up going back to the house and sitting in on the lesson the Jehovah’s Witnesses were giving. It was REALLY awkward but you could tell the Witnesses were a bit uncomfortable with us there as well. They kept the message really neutral and about families. It was really a testament to me though that the wife would always look to us after she answered a question from the Witnesses, as to receive confirmation that what she said was correct. It was as if she knew who held the authority and really knew the truth. That was really cool to see.
Well I'm going to go. We have a ton of stuff to do this p-day and not enough time to accomplish it all. I'm sure next week I will have more time and more to write. Have a great week and remember to replace fear with faith. I have been learning that lesson through trial after trial this transfer but I know that the Lord always has a plan for us. Yea, I know that I am anothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will bnot boast of myself, but I will cboast of my God, for in his dstrength I can do all ethings; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. (Alma26:12) Make it a great week.
Vaya con Dios.
God is love,