Family, with no lie, this has been one of the craziest weeks of my mission, filled with so many ups and downs.
I am just gonna lead off with this. On Thursday, at 6 in the morning, my companion elder C had to go home. He needed to go home to seek medical attention, for something he had been struggling with his whole mission. It was one of the hardest things I have had to go through, seeing him go home. It happend to fast. on tuesday we met with the president, he told us to come back the next day. on wednesday he told my componion that he was going home the very next day at 6 in the morning. so we literally had less that 24 hours notice. The only reason that i am telling you all this is because elder C was an example i think we can all learn from. In no way did he want to go home, that is why he had gutted it out for 13 months here in the field. He loved his mission, and he loved the chance to serve. I can not tell you the amount of times that he said how much her loved our investigators, how nearly every member was 'his favorite member.' He loved his mission, and he had such a testimony of the Atonement and how it strengthened him, and that is what kept him going all of this time. He didnt take his mission for granted, and he gave it everything he had. But in the end, God plan was for him to get better. It was very hard to swallow, he didnt want to leave. But we went and talked for a good while, and he began to see that our missions dont just end when we go home, that in reality they last out whole lives. He realized that just cause he was going home didnt mean that he still didnt have a responsibitly to serve others or help others or invite others to come unto Christ. In reality, our missions arent just a set apart 2 years that come and go, but rathers its a kickstart foor how we should live the rest of our lives. For the rest of our lives we should live and apply the things that we take from the misison, we should be different people forever becaseu of it. And with that calm reassurance, he went home, not want to do it, but understnading that the Lord had a plan and that this really was part of it. He was one of my favorite componions, and good friends. I know that it was the right thing for him.
Since that happened on thursday, i have been put in a trio with the zone leaders elders S and C. And we are working both areas, which is huge for us. And so i feel like i am basically a zone leader again for 2 weeks until transfers. I did not want to get called back into zone leader life, i was loving so much just being a regular ol senior componion. But its all good, its been super fun being with them, they are some of my favorite elders. We had a crazy successsfully 4 days together. In those 4 days we reached what our mision calls the weekly stnadard of excellence. that is 12 member present lessons, 3 new investigatrors, 2 at church, and 20 total lesosns. We achieved more than all of those numbers in just the last 4 days, so we work really good together, and we should be seeing more good things coming up soon. The work keeps moving along. thanks family for all you have done, love you all so much, good luck on your talks, leave me something to talk about later! kidding, luv you.
|good one elders!|
|Missionaries at work|