Sorry about those pictures last week! I never knew that they didn't go through. I guess that makes this week just that much better! Lots of pictures from Elder Haws! I broke down and decided to buy a 4GB memory card for my camera, cuz my 1GB one filled up. So now I can take lots of pictures! That is the talk by Elder Holland that I wanted...Good Things to Come thanks.
and yeah I stay warm enough here and yeah Spur has American food. We just used some golf clubs from the driving range..they just borrowed them to us.
Then, Christ tells Peter the classic lines, "Peter, lovest thou me more than these?" "Feed my sheep" and he does that 3 times. We all know the story. And the funny thing is, Peter isn't a fan of 3's (he denied Christ 3 times) but basically Christ is straight up asking Him if he loves Him. And He also makes clear that when you came and followed me, you left your nets forever! There's no going back. That is the moment when Peter became the apostle that people would beg to just be in his shadow, he was so powerful. So Elder Holland related that to us missionaries. When we decided to come and serve a mission, we left our nets forever. Before we watched it, Sister Prosbt asked us to write down all the things we left behind at home...family, friends, school, work, etc. I was amazed at how fast I was able to write them down. But then after listening to Elder Holland, it hit me that I left those things, my nets, and decided to serve a mission. I don't know, I can't really explain it, but it made sense to me, and it was powerful, at least I thought so!
Yoah, President gave some powerful insights...like how we, as missionaries, are heart breakers. We go around and try and crack people's hearts just enough to let the Savior's influence in. And he also changed the word of Tracting, or knocking on doors, to LIFTING! That's what we're here to do. Lift people. So what if they don't let us into their house, or reject us. They're not rejecting us, they're rejecting Him. President talked about the Rule of 7. People need to hear things/be exposed to things 7 times in order to know it. Cool huh?!
Sister Probst talked about how important trust is. Is it more important to be Loved? or Trusted? and trust takes a long time to build and establish, but only a second to take it away.
Yeahh, I survived
Remember how this car was brand spankin' new! yeah. bummer.
|Had to drive like 25K's like that...traveling 80K/hr|
Well, this morning on the way here to the email shop, we got a phone call from the man himself...President Probst! He asked if we were ready for some transfer news....and we sure were! Elder Barlow is staying in the area....and as for me.....I'm just going to Mdantsane 2nd ward! And my new companion is Elder Grow, from Idaho. I am now a senior companion! haha. But boy, another 6 weeks here living in East London. Good thing this place is super nice! I'm not sure, but I think the area is a walking area...and it has been chilly some days, but that will be just fine. Elder Grow is a funny guy. Super sarcastic. We'll have some fun together!
So this week I hit a dog while I was driving! I didn't do it on purpose! But it still lived and just scurried away. We finally got the General Conference Liahona! I've already read most of the talks! CHECK OUT PAGE 41! Yeah, I'm pretty sure Elder Barlow took that picture, and those 2 elders were the AP's (assistant to the presidents) Elder Cooney and Elder Cannon. Those guys are awesome!
Sooo, remember by dad (trainer) Elder Aires! Well, he goes home on Thursday! It's a shame I won't be able to see him. I love that guy.
Now I'm in 1 Corinthians and loved Chapter 2 verse 9. Powerful.
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
And hymn 101 "Guide Me to Thee" is sweet...just sayin'
Time to say some goodbyes and then some hello's. This past transfer has just absolutely flown by! I worked hard, and did all the things I needed to do in the area. I'm for sure going to miss it! I'm sure the 2nd ward is just as sweet!
Good thing you guys are praying for me and the Lord is keeping me safe!