First of all, I love you all. Second of all, this week has been crazy. Crazy good that is. We had transfer meeting, and lost Elder Henstrom as one of our zone leaders… But get this. Our new zone leader? The one and only Rick Smith! He is one of the twins that played B-ball with me and James FOREVER ago. He went to MV. Funny story, his twin brother is in Montana and is companions with Connor White right now! Anyways, I am going on an exchange with Elder Smith tonight because Elder Tingey is a District Leader and is going with Elder Cabeza. Small world eh? That should be awesome. Also at transfer meetings they made some changes! There is now a Sister companionship in Bermuda! So there are 1 set of elders, sisters, and a senior couple! A good district of 6 people. Also they are putting Sisters in “The Man Zone”. Which was an area in Brooklyn that is super sketchy. President said that since the Sisters are back in there it is “The new and improved Celestial Zone”. We got a good laugh at that.
After every transfer meeting there is always a “Leaders Meeting”. So therefore the comp’s of all the DL’s have an “Anti-Leaders Meeting”. A bunch of us got together and ate my Easter candy! Just talked and hung out. It was good to finally just sit down and talk for once. Jantzen was there too, so we got to hang out for a while! Its weird that I know so many people out here. Did I already tell you that 7 people currently serving out here went to Mountain View? Really small world. This past week we had the chance to do a lot of service! We helped this lady who really needed some help. Her husband is terminally ill. She hadn’t really left her house for 2 years except to go to the hospital with him. He can’t really communicate or anything, but she still goes. She is trying to get him back home to take care of him, and essentially let him die at home. Super sad…. We helped clean her house, do her dishes, move furniture, etc. She ordered pizza afterwards and I told her a little about the church. She told us she was scared she would never see us again… I assured her she would be seeing us again, and that she wouldn’t be able to get rid of us! She is golden, but we are probably going to pass her off to the Sisters… that is a different dramatic story though! Oh well. The mission isn’t about numbers, its about HELPING people in any way possible.
Also, I hope you all loved conference! I loved it. I learned so much. I particularly enjoyed Elder Richard G. Scott’s talk! He talked about “Centering our home on the Savior”! The home and our families are the best place to learn the gospel principles and grow! So naturally satan is going to attack that. And boy is he attacking it. I have seen some UGLY situations out here in New York, that blow me away. Don’t let those kinds of things happen to you! Ever! If we stay on the Lord’s side we will win. Every time. I dunno about you, but I sure love winning! Center your homes on the Savior and we will win. Every time!!!
Come what may, and Love it!