January 18, 2016
Another transfer has come and gone and the end to this blessed 2 years of my life seems too close.
Elder Hasting and me are staying together in Gig Harbor. Elder Sulcer and Stewart are leaving however. I am very happy to be where the Lord needs me to be. I’m exited for another 6 weeks with Elder Hastings. It will be nice just to be in a normal companionship as well, instead of a foursome.
It was a really good transfer. I feel like each transfer I learn how to work harder and more effectively and it is so very satisfying! Although we have seen a lot of missionaries go home this winter it’s been very satisfying for me to be able to help some struggling missionaries out, but its been even more helpful to me, to realize how truly blessed I am.
We have seen many miracles at the end of this transfer.
I love you guys I’m sorry I got to keep it short this week, but things are great in the WA-Tac we are finding teaching and baptizing people and the spirit is being felt all around in my life. I have many blessing to count… one the biggest one being the Savior.
January 25, 2016
It was my first week in over 6 months with only having 1 companion. Needless to say, it was a little weird! Just being with 1 guy. Lucky we still have 4 people living in the house so when we get home there is still excitement to draw our attention away from the rain and cold.
There are a lot of pros and cons with only having one companion. But, over all, I have really enjoyed it. It’s a lot easier to stay focused during planning and studies. But with just Elder Hastings and me here we are sort of spread thin over 2 separate wards.
I think the theme for my whole mission has been humility since day one to now. I find myself coming short time and time again, whether I don't live up my expectations or things don't happen the way I think it should. Or I find myself not being able to communicate with people my feelings and thoughts. I feel awful every time I come up short of expectations of my Heavenly Father. It’s really weighed me down. I’ve been taught by my wonderful parents that I have infinite potential and it’s hard not living up to that potential. We truly are beggars and I find myself begging and pleading with Heavenly Father a lot the last 18 months to become better able to find teach and baptize people for Him. And I’m learning more and more to be humble and rely on him to get me through each day.
I sure do love what I’m doing. I cant ever picture myself not doing missionary work. But it makes me nervous to see the last quarter of my mission start.