Hey there family!
So this week was better than the last for sure. To get it out there I am not getting transferred this time which is nice. Getting to stay in the area for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be nice.
Let's see what happened this week out here in the mission field???
Man again let's see...President Ellis came to our sacrament meeting yesterday which was interesting. Talked to me about some teaching ideas we are going to "pilot", then potentially introduce them into the mission starting next year, all in a hope of seeing some success! So, talked to president about all of that and he has assigned President Ellis to my "case" so to speak and will be working with me every week until the end of the year to help the ward success pick up and to help me with my companion. So that should be fun and exciting. Love trying new things, all the help is greatly appreciated.
Wednesday we helped do some yard work with the non member husband of a member. It was pretty fun, helped turn over his neighbors yard so we could put some new grass down, because the winter time here - is yard work time apparently haha! It was nice to get yard work done, good labor that I hadn't gotten to do for a while. Saturday we did some gardening which was fun, tore out weeds and dead trees and such then took some potted plants and planted them in the ground, so again nice and fun to get down and dirty doing some good 'ole yard work. Who knew I'd appreciate doing yard work? Jacob 5:72And it came to pass that the servants did go and with their mights; and the Lord of the vineyard also with them; and they did obey the commandments of the Lord of the vineyard in all things.
The work is s..l...o..w...l...y... picking up in the ward. Lots to do and I am pretty sure I am going to be for at least 2 probably 3-4 more transfers, president is starting the process of getting missionaries in wards and keeping them there for 6-8 months which will be really nice. There is lots of potential here, the ward just has not had the consistency that is needed to see good genuine success. So I hope to get to be a part of all of it, push through the struggles and trials to see the miracles come about.
Not to much else to report on. My trio is going from just that - to a normal companionship, so truly, pray for me. First time in 11 months I will be in a apartment with only one other missionary so I do not know how I will handle it!?! WEIRD. Not to much else to report on, I will be sending some stuff home probably within the next few weeks, "Winter Cleaning" so to speak. Any other questions let me know, and I hope this week goes by well and that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday, make sure flat Amric is sitting at the table with you :) Love you all so much have a great and safe week :)
by the way I did get some new pants and a "mission hat" to work in!
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