Monday, July 16, 2012


Wow, I literally could've sworn that I just wrote you guys... I'm not even entirely sure what happened this week! Well, most of this week has been spent working on transfers! Yep, it's a pretty interesting experience, we have this gigantic board with all of the missionaries on it and we work on moving them around. It's been an interesting lesson on receiving revelation, it's a lot of thought and meditation just like it says in the Doctrine and Covenants, not to mention just kind of feeling things out and listening to what the spirit has to say about our decisions. We've also had a couple of meetings with President due to some policy changes that will be coming throughout the missions in the entire world, so we were working on getting ready to implement some of the changes in the meetings and whatnot.
Haha it sounds really weird to be talking about all this kind of stuff. Sometimes it's weird to realize that I'm still only 20 years old and yet holding "business meetings" with someone who is probably a multi-millionaire and actually feeling relatively trusted and relied on The Lord definitely magnifies our abilities. It would be impossible to do any of the things we do without his help! With transfers it was also a cool experience to do some of them with President. He looked out all our recommendations and then we talked about them and if he felt there was anything to change we worked through it until the whole board felt good. It was a pretty cool experience to see that we really had been receiving revelation as we worked on the transfer board, and that President actually had little to change. We also had an awesome lesson with an excommunicated member where the spirit really spoke through us to him. It was one of those moments where you knew that the words you were speaking weren't yours but were in literal reality the words of the Lord. Hm, other than that it's been a really fast week, lots of transfer stuff, lots of administrative stuff, but with a few opportunities at ministrative work as well. Phil was confirmed and given the Aaronic Priesthood this last week, which was incredible! Not to mention the fact that the ward has finally really begun to trust us and has got more of a feel for missionary work than ever before! Haha it's amazing what seeing one baptism can do. We all seem to be reminded of the eternal perspective in our lives and the lives of those around us. Oh, another random/awkward experience. Last night I gave my first vocal performance ever... Haha it wasn't very good, it was a terrible duet in front of about 100 hispanos... We sang Jesus lover of my soul, and I sang the alto part on the harmony part... Haha man, singing is definitely not my strength but the mission sure has a way of pushing you out of your comfort zone. Let's just say that everyone complemented me on my piano accompanying skills and just kind of didn't mention the whole singing deal.
Haha, I'll have to send you that cd someday, after I listen to it and edit it. It was honestly probably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences ever, but I think I did better than expected. Well, that's about it family.
It's been an interesting week, and the pressure is still mounting for this next one, it's going to be crazy crazy busy! Picking up the new missionaries, getting the new assistant, sending the old missionaries home, getting everything set for transfers, it's going to be one crazy week!

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