Date

March 28, 2016

Area

Canyon Texas

Companion

Elder Elies

Getting Transferred.

So sad news, I'm getting transferred up to Amarillo (15 miles north) and I'm going to be companions with an Elder Pulsipher. He's been out a transfer longer than me so we're pretty close in serving time! He's going to be the district leader and we're actually sharing a ward with another set of missionaries because the boundaries are so big! It's funny though: I've been in the Panhandle of Texas my whole mission. Same stake, two different zones, and it'll be my first time serving in the big city! We're still a bike area (go figure) but that means EVERY DAY IS STILL LEG DAY!

So this week we got really close with an investigator, Joe. We went over and did service for him and he opened up a ton with us! He talked about how nothing is going well with his girlfriend and all of this other stuff. We were able to talk about God's plan for all of us, this really lifted up his spirits! He asked us if we wanted to go to Palo Duro with him and we said of course! So we biked this 3-mile trail of hills and trails and it was awesome! It was my first time there and it reminded me so much of Arizona back home! It's weird seeing canyons and stuff because of how flat it is out here! He's really sad to see me go, but I'm not to far away and he said he's going to come visit me up in Amarillo!

We did service for Brother Taylor this week and we loaded three bed-full loads of dirt to his house! We almost finished his garden, and I'm not going to be here to see the end result:( but it's all-good. When we were shoveling dirt, I found this sweet little snake! The first one that I've seen I the mish!

So funny story, on our way back from Palo Duro, there was a hitchhiker on the road and I quoted Jim Carey and said, "Pick em up!" and he was this really cool guy from Germany doing some work in the states! He has a really cool accent; I think his name is Chris!

We were knocking some doors the other day and four people in a row, said that they were Jehovah witnesses and we soon found out that the whole apartment complex was a J-dub's complex! Pretty nuts!

I'm super sad to be getting transferred, I just started developing a better attitude for the area and the work. These last two transfers have been the hardest transfers of my mission by far, but they have also been the most rewarding. I'm grateful for everything that I've been able to learn here and I know that it is going to bless me eternally. I'm eternally grateful for the sacrifice that our Savior Jesus Christ made for us. Because he lives, everyone that I love and hold dear to me will live again also. What a wonderful gift that he gave us. No matter what we do here on Earth, we all will be able to receive a perfect, resurrected body because Christ broke the bands of death. I love you all and I hope that all of you will recognize the incredible gift that our Brother gave us! Until next time!

Elder Bollwinkel





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