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Elder Casey Jefferies
April 4, 2016
Flower Mound 3rd Ward
Elder Cody Griffin
So, neither Elder Griffin nor I got a call for transfers so we are
here for another 6 weeks. Last transfer was a 7 week transfer to
account for the change in the MTC stay for missionaries speaking their
native language. Anywho, last week was filled with many different
I guess first off, we did a lot of service... Like 26 hours of
service. Not on purpose, but things came up that tied our hands. One
of our zone leaders got called to serve in the office so he spent
Thursday and Friday with us so we were in a trio for a while which was
awesome! I love trios! But, on Friday he went to a leadership meeting
with another missionary in the zone that got called to be a zone
leader so we were on our own that day. Thursday, we got a call that
the zone leaders were moving apartments. Because the zone leaders
wouldn't be there, moving apartments feel to Elder Griffin and I. This
is my 4th move on the mission. I have moved an apartment in each of my
areas thus far haha. The housing coordinator called us and apologized.
THe office elders came to help but had to leave after about 45 minutes
because they had to get lunch for the leadership meeting. The lunch
was going to be Costa Vida (my all time favorite semi-fast food). I
asked the office elders if they would get us some and thy said that
they would make us a deal. If Elder Griffin and I moved all of the big
stuff (beds, tables, desks, washer/dryer, chairs, dressers) to the
other apartment before they got back they would buy us the food. We
took them up on that offer and got all of that down within one hour.
They came back a half hour later an we ate Costa Vida... I was so
Well, then Saturday and Sunday were General Conference, which, by the
way, is soooooooooooooooooooo awesome when you are on a mission. Like,
it is the best thing. 10 hours of pure revelation and we kinda get two
semi days off which is kinda nice.
I had some chastisement from the spirit last week! I had been trying
to figure out why I have felt a sort of fog over my mind. I can't
exactly remember where I was but I remember thinking about President
Hinckley's experience when he was on his mission. He wrote to his
father telling him he was wasting his time there. His father wrote
back and said told him to forget himself and get to work. After I
found and read that I decided that I was going to get to work and work
as hard as I know how. This last week, we didn't have a whole lot of
success, but this week we are going to work harder.
Conference was great! I loved every talk and I gained a lot of
insight. Perhaps my favorite impression of the whole conference didn't
come exactly form a talk. While I was listening to the afternoon
session. The spirit confirmed to me this thought: The the Lord's hand
is in every part of this work; everyone from the prophet to the
primary teacher to the missionary. The spirit confirmed that to me and
it was so comforting to know that. I also got the impression to strive
to strengthen my companion as much as I can. I knew that at one point,
I just stopped paying a lot of attention to it. I want to be changed
and I know that looking outward will do that for me. This church is
the Lord Jesus Christ's kingdom on the earth preparatory to his second
coming. There are living prophets on the earth today. We are all
children of a loving Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ is our Lord and
Happy birthday to Mom and Tyler!!
Thank you for everything!! Keep the Faith and Hurrah for Israel!
Love, your missionary son and brother, Elder Jefferies
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