MISC: So if you folks haven't heard yet, I'm currently training a new missionary. Its been tough.. haha We whitewashed into McCammon , and if any of you are familiar with McCammon, it is small. VERY SMALL. The population of the town is a little over 800 and theres only one restaurant; Subway! We cover 1 and half stakes, with 11 wards. One of our stakes, The Arimo Stake, is a little larger than Mesa, geographically-wise. Also, I feel like Enoch because all the bishops here hate the missionaries. They expect us to fellowship every member here, and you and I both know that if I tried to do that, I'd be here for 2 years! Haha Now, I'm not telling all of you this to brag about how hard my assignment is, but I'm telling you this so that you can have me in your prayers. I would really appreciate it.
FUNNY STORIES 1. So we as missionaries have a rule that we can't enter a house unless there is another male present, which can be challenging at times with most of the men out at work. So last week my comp and I walked into THE subway and realized that the only person there was like a 17 year old girl, so I immediately ran out of the subway. I call my District Leader to see if its alright if we go in, since it was just us. He laughed and said, "Haha, only in McCammon. I'll call the ZL's." They approved it and so we went in and had lunch. Now we have a saying, "What happens in McCammon, stays in McCammon."
COMPANION: My companion is.. Peculiar. His name is Elder Law and he's from Northern California in a small town where they don't sell Cokes. Haha. He's a good kid and he has that fire to share the gospel, he's just so weird! Every morning when I exercise, he just sits on his bed and watches me... intently! And sometimes while were doing our personal study, he'll randomly get up, walk to the window and start talking to the neighbor's cats outside. Talk to them!!! We were practicing teaching the restoration the other day and he asks me, "Why did Jesus die on the cross again?" Yup. That's my comp. Haha so please please pray for me to have charity and patience.
INSPIRATIONAL: So I don't really have anything for inspiration right now, but I do live on a farm with an old couple, a river in the backyard, and 2 german shepherds. So besides all the other stress factors, our living quarters aren't too shabby. Our basement reminds me a lot of the Chateau Di'f from the Count of Monte Cristo, but its all good. Haha
SPIRITUAL: I have definitely gained a testimony of prayer this last week with this new transfer. The Lord DOES hear us. If you don't have a testimony of prayer yet, I invite to lean on mine. Amidst all the stress, and the angry bishops, and the skunks outside, and the creepy companion, The Lord is always there for us.
Like Paul said, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I love you all and I know that this is the Lord's work.