Monday, March 24, 2014

One Month Later

It's already been a month since I've been out! Oh my goodness! How the time seems to fly! Anyways, on to this week:

We have spent a lot of time walking this last week. And I mean, a LOT. Every single day we spend at least a couple hours out pounding the pavement - metaphorically and literally. That's because right now Elder Rupper and I are in major finding mode. Trying to find our potential investigators, as well as our many less active members. So I expect that by the time I get home I am going to be extremely fit, especially because I have been trying to eat healthier, lots of salads and not many sweets.

A new holiday I found out about recently was National Live Happy Day. It was on March 20th, and the point was to just go around spreading happiness to everyone. This is something I really like, because as members of the Church that is what we strive to do anyways through service and sharing the gospel with those around us. But it was just good to know that there is a day where everyone, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or economic background, is encouraged to just go around spreading happiness! And, as one of my favorite scriptures says, "Wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10). And if wickedness never brings happiness, then the opposite must also be true: righteousness always does.

Had a few meetings with the zone this week, the first was a zone training meeting, which was really good. President and Sister Kendrick came to our meeting and President Kendrick shared some very powerful thoughts on how we need to help bring the light of the Gospel into the wicked and dark world that we now live in. The other meeting was at a breakfast for the zone provided by the Stake President here in Temecula. It was really good, and we had a couple really good messages shared there as well.

Got to go on another exchange with the Elders from last week again. Just with the different companions this time (one of the other Elders is the district leader so this time I was with him). It was also a good experience.

And the last memorable experience of the week happened during sacrament meeting on Sunday. Right after the sacrament prayer for the bread, a young man hurried down the aisle towards the back doors, passing me on the way. When we was pretty close to me, I found out the reason he was hurrying...he threw up. It was...exciting. The cool thing was that immediately several members got up and like bees in a beehive worked together to clean it up before the prayer on the water. It was really cool to see these members, and it really did drive home why us members are sometimes compared to the bees in a beehive, because even though there really didn't seem to be organization, each member helping knew exactly what they needed to do so they were very efficient.

Well, that was this week. Can't wait to see what the next week brings! It promises to be exciting as I already know a few things that will happen. But more on that next week!


Elder Wixom

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