January 5, 2015Things went alright last week. Elder Tate was still sick, so, we ended up doing a lot of scheduling for this week and doing a ton of Mormon.org studies and that was alright. Fast and Testimony meeting was super good yesterday ( Church for us is now at 11am instead of 9am and that is way better. Ward council was super good! Elder Tate and I have no idea why, but, the majority of the meeting was spent on missionary work and what we can do to help the ward. Elder Tate and I are super excited for this transfer! We have a lot of plans to get things moving. We've set a goal to have two baptisms and to have the ward missionary minded at the end of the transfer. So, we've decided to focus on a few families that we will work with in helping them get missionary minded.
It was super cold last week!! With Elder Tate being sick and it being so cold it was really hard to go out and do work. Biking in the cold is terrible! We did it everyday! It was so cold that after a little bit our pedaling would slow down and we weren't moving as fast as we wanted to.
Cool new thing I can do now! Like four and a half months ago I learned how to ride my bike with no hands. It's so nice being able to do it because I don't have to be hunched over all the time. When I was first learning it was so scary just taking my hands off. I first learned how to just coast with no hands and then I learned to pedal with no hands.
At a Christmas party, on Christmas day, I got a Starbucks gift card. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.
I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you no matter what. They're so happy with the progress you make in overcoming your trials. They know exactly how you feel. Say your prayers. Let them know how you're feeling. Ask them for help with things you're struggling with. They want to help you. On Sunday, Elder Tate and I went to class with the Young Men (boys in the ward ages 12-17). The lesson we learned is that we can't change who we are right now, but, we can change who we're going to be. What I realized is that we are going to fall no matter how hard we try. Falling in life is necessary, without failure we would never learn. Heavenly Father sees who we can become and He knows that in order for us to reach that potential we're going to have to fall. This is a super hard thing to accept. We don't want to fall, but, when we do accept it and apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ and change (repent) then things get easier.
Pray! It will help you so much!
Love you guys!
Zone AVA Snap Back Hats
We bought the snap backs and had the AVA embroidered onto them.
L to R: Me, Elder Tate, & our Zone Leaders Elder Shummway, Elder Gropp
My snap back