Hold the Christmas presents yet guys I’m getting a new address. But I will tell you about that in a moment. First I want to tell you about our week. So we had a bunch of cool miracles. Finding people connecting with members and just having a baller week. The first one that is the biggest miracle this week is we found a woman by the name of Sammy and I can only say that she is one of the most prepared people that I have met so far on my mission. We OYM’ed her when she was on her porch and had a fantastic conversation about how she had just moved to Chickashaand she was wanting to go back to church after a year and a half of not and that she really was praying for a boost in her faith at the time that we walked by and talked with her. It was something else the Spirit was there so strong and I can see things going really well with both her and her daughter. But I wont get to see it happen. Because like said transfers. But I am not bitter I’ve actually kind of gotten used to it over the past ten months I called getting transferred a few days ago because I saw the area really picking up and that usually when the Lord says OK you’ve done what you need to now its time to move on. So I go with it and say yes sir. But yea I am leaving to a small town about 100 miles off from here to Seminole a little boom town with a branch and 3 other missionaries waiting for Wednesday and me to get there. I’m excited I have heard of a lot of good things happening there and that its a pretty fantastic little town. I’m a little sad to leave the people because I have learned to love them so much and have gotten so close. Its funny because I said looks like when I really start to love and grow close to the people that I leave so I will not love the people and I will get to stay longer. Well that did not work at all. But I was talking about it with President during interviews this past week and it made sense and this is my spiritual thought this week. We were talking about it and he brought up charity and how we obtain charity and grow in it. Well he said that ha has found that when we develop charity for a certain group and kind of people then the Lord changes our calling and we get to see if that works in a whole new setting. I guess I should have figured I was getting transferred then to but you know its true. I would never have guessed that I would be able to love so quickly and so fully the people that I have met and I know that even if nothing else I have developed charity for them. John 15:13 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. I wouldn’t even think about it I would most certainly take a bullet for any of you and any of the people that I have met. I love you all and hope that you have a stellar week. Oh and the new address is 1449 W Wrangler Blvd Seminole Ok. 74868.
Hey Howdy Yall! I hope that you all had a fantastic Holiday week and were able to have fun stuffing all yalls faces with enough food to put you in a coma for a day! Just a few Highlights of last week Thursday was a big one we Started out by being in Norman for a Turkey Bowl event and had a fantastic time. Some how I got put in with the Older team and we did reasonably well we won 2/3 games and I made a few key plays in that. Then Coming home from that we were about a mile 20 minutes from Chickasha and say a car hydroplane off the road and ended up staying outside in the cold rain for about an hour waiting for OHP to show up and see if wee needed to give a statement. But it was all good we had a good talk with them. Then we spent most fo the rest of the day at the Shaws home. They are an absolutely incredible family in our branch and we had a great time over there eating playing games and talking. (oh and I learned how to crotchet) . It wows not quite home but pretty dang close. Then thats about the good stuff that went on. Not much else to share. The spiritual thought comes a lot of my own personal pondering and from the Boy Scout Motto ‘do a good turn daily’. As we head into the Holiday season and everything our minds are usually drawn towards Christ and brotherly kindness. And that is absolutely wonderful. I can see it all around and because of that fact Christmas has widely been on my lists for favorite holiday. But as I was thinking this time of year is also a time of resolutions and f goal settings and I would like to say that it would be good as we are thinking about these goals and this time of year to say that we would like to, as its commonly said, keep the spirit all year round. I believe that that can happen best through service. Finding the time everyday to help some one and give them a boost even if it seems minuscule it helps. Love you all and hope that you have a fantastic week! oh and for some reason wordpress is being stupid and not taking my videos so I will be just posting the links to it and you can watch them at your leisure. Love every single one of ya!
Wow its been a week! We had a fun one. Wednesday we Built a 42 foot ramp for a wheelchair bound member. Thursday we had a Birthday party for a 71 year old member and then Saturday we went to a National playoff College Soccer Game. Sunday we had stake conference with an Elder Malm from the 70 come and preside. He had some fantastic council for us and we had a great time there.Then that night we went to an event called The Festival Light. It is a fantastic Christmas light show in the Shannon Springs park and I would say minus spirituality it would rival the lights at Temple Square. It really was something and with it in town we are hopefully going to be able to talk to more people who will actually be out in the cold after dark. Oh yea and that’s another thing its really annoying but the weather has decided to drop the temperatures to below freezing on most nights and has been keeping cooler during the daytime. Which makes it a little more difficult in trying to talk to people. But we do what we do! This week the spiritual thought come from a sign that my Mother has hung in her classroom since as long as I can remember. The sign says “Attitude is Altitude.” These past months have been difficult for me I’ll be honest if anyone would look at the numbers I have gotten over my mission they would wonder if I am just hanging out at the apartment all day. And that really got to me because for the most part I have working myself sick to try and do the Lords work and have had very little to show for it. These past few weeks it has all come to a head for me and I was lower than I have been for a long time. I was unhappy serving the people that I love discouraged and pessimistic about the future. Then I got an email from a friend that just entered the MTC a little bit ago and though it didn’t speak on the things that had been going on in my life and my trials it showed their optimism and enthusiasm to do the Lords word no matter what was thrown their way. And it reminded me of ten months ago when I had that same enthusiasm and desire to work hard. I realized that the work hadn’t gotten any harder I wasn’t facing anything different from what I had back then what had changed was me. I became more focused on the number side of things and in doing so I had lost sight of the really important little things that the numbers don’t account for at all. I was missing those small opportunities that someone felt the spirit and a seed was planted even if they didn’t accept the invitation to take the messages the little great things that would go on with the members and the memories that I will keep for the rest of my life. So after some heart felt repentance I had a completely different week and I hope to continue to have a even better mission than i have before! I love you all if you would like Check out the videos on the blog and have a superb Thanksgiving!