Just Girding up my loins like everyone else...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Greetings everyone! Had a great week. Poplar is a blast, but it's stinking cold.
I went to Glasgow on my first exchange as a district leader. The first person I met there was Sister Mickelson. She owns a bakery and fed us all lunch for free! It was awesome. I also found out she served in my uncle's mission in Germany.
Then I met the Hair and Makeup man for Xena the Warrior Princess. He did some work for Tuacahn a while ago, he's the ward mission leader, owns a bar he inherited from his brother, and he's a Mormon.
But it's just so weird working in a town where most of the people are white. I'm not racist, but I feel a little out of place when I don't see natives everywhere. White people are mean sometimes.
We have had a lot of miracles last week and I don't think I can possibly tell you about all of them to tell you the truth.
But I did have my first Baptism interview yesterday. It was amazing. The Lady I interviewed is a very big deal in the native culture on this reservation. She is over 60 and does native dance. She went to Canada to compete and beat 24 other younger dancers in a competition. Everyone has basically adopted her as their grandmother so she knows everyone. She has such a good testimony of the Book of Mormon and the priesthood. She is getting baptized. I am very happy for her.
Some members invited us over for thanksgiving. so that seems very promising. Our mission president told us that he wants us to work hard doing missionary work everyday, except. He wants us going to as many dinners as possible! This will be my third thanksgiving away from home.
If I could think of anything else to write about I would, but I hope the pictures suffice!
Have a good one!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
This week is transfers again. Elder Hausia and I are staying in Poplar and will still be companions. And I am the new district leader in Glendive Zone Northern District. I will admit that I was kind of expecting it.
I received a phone call from the Assistants interviewing me because I was being considered for a leadership position. I felt like I was going to stay here because that is the feeling I got from the spirit. And Elder Brisco has been the district leader for a while. More responsibility. it's a wonderful thing! I can't wait to grow from this! It's going to hurt no doubt, but the Lord never makes us better without making it hurt a little first.
This transfer is only going to be a 5 week transfer.
more news... I almost got kissed by a drunk lady last week, and she asked if she could take me and my companion home with her. Interesting...
The first snow of the season was yesterday! Now we'll be driving and sliding all over the place. It's going to be so cold this winter. time to embrace the suck! -40s here we come!
Oh my goodness! We have the best investigators ever! We have been teaching a couple named John and Davi. They are so prepared. They have read so many different books and heard about so many other religions. but they are now hearing about the gospel of Jesus Christ. And they believe that our church is the closest to the complete truth. They like us a lot.
We went over to teach them. John said that the second he saw me he felt like he had met me somewhere before.
It just reminded me of a promise given to me by my bishop before I left on my mission. He said to me many times,"There are people waiting to hear your voice." And I have recognized that and looked for that my whole mission. John is definitely one of those people. I'm almost certain that we were friends before this life. He has a very familiar spirit. I know that the Lord has sent me here for a reason and he needs me in Poplar still so that I can find more people who need to hear my voice.
I was given a blessing when I first got here by one of the assistants who I am somewhat close to. He used to be my district leader and zone leader. he told me that I would share the gospel with many here in Poplar. I don't feel like I am done here yet.
Well I hope everyone is having a good day!
(I love you Mom!)
Breaded Pollock! super good! Used lemon with it. It was so good!