January 18, 2016
Well, the first week of this transfer is over! It was great. My new Companion is Elder Brogan. He's from Benson, Arizona so he's pretty cool just naturally. Most AZ people are... We spent this whole week working hard, meeting all the leadership, and shaping the area to what we want it to be. We were able to meet with our stake president, president Holmes, who as it turns out the brother of my stake president back home. Small world.
Wednesday we got a text from an inactive guy --K.--I met a couple weeks ago saying that he wants to start taking lessons from us, which is really cool because he is gay but still believes in the church. And is a direct descendant of a recent prophet. We got a referral from a member that turned out to be J Beibs ex-manager, and yes it's the biggest house I've ever seen... I tried taking picture of it but it wouldn't fit the whole thing so I quit. Our appointment with D. and his fam fell through cuz they had family unexpectedly come to town, but he fed us Texas Roadhouse again and we set up another time for tonight. So we are friends again.
K. came to all three hours of church yesterday which was a huge step for him, but we were surprised at how many people he knew which is great that he had friends that will be there for him. Earlier in the week we taught a couple that was just married a couple months ago but have gone inactive because of financial struggles and having to work. We taught very simply yet boldly how important it is to put our trust in the lord and have faith that if we do what he asks, he will provide. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." we invited them to on their own time together ask God what choice they should make come Sunday. They came to church.
It is so awesome to have a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers our prayers. He wants the best for us, which isn't always what we think is best. But if we have faith in him, he will provide. "Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself."
Elder Brogan ALMOST caught a deer.