Monday, August 25, 2014

The End Of An Era

Well, it is official. Last Saturday we found out that Elder Solomon is getting transferred. So tomorrow I get to find out who my new companion will be! I'm sad to see Elder Solomon go as he is a really awesome guy, and a great missionary, but that's the way that missionary life goes, one new adventure after another.

District in San Marcos
So this last week was really good. Though honestly, not much as far as lessons happened. But that's ok! It was still a really good week!

Oh, by the way, I officially hit my 10 month mark this last week, and have now been out back in the field for 6 whole months! Just thought I should let you know!

I am really looking forward to the first part of September, because this last week one of our investigators left for the Phillipines to pick up her son who is finishing his mission there! So they get back the first part of September, and I know that his spirit will be a big help in getting his parents to feel of the truthfulness of the Gospel. So again, I'm looking forward to it!

We have spent a lot of time this week trying to stop by some of the less active members of the ward, and it has been really good! We were able to come into contact with a lot of really cool people, and see if they are interested in coming back to Church at all. One lady we went by was really nice, but we didn't stay long as she had one of her friend's over with her friend's kids. But she was really nice, and is actually going to be moving to take care of her parent's house while they go serve a mission! We also got to meet her neighbor, who was a really nice old man, that according to the member that we had with us was interested when he found out what we (the missionaries) were doing.

Another cool experience this week! We met with a couple that recently moved into the ward that has been having a bit of a struggle transitioning to this new ward, and it was good. And then a few days later we were out talking to people on the sidewalk, when from across the street we hear someone say, "Elders! Come over here when you are done!" and it's the wife of this couple with her daughter at a little mexican restaurant. When we got there, we talked for a while and she opened up to us quite a bit about why they have been struggling. It was really cool to see how Heavenly Father places us in the right place at the right time to help someone out!

Spiritual thought! From Hymn 270, I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go. I really love the chorus, because it really describes, not only what the "ideal" missionary should be like, but what we all should strive to be like! "I'll go where you want me to go, dear Lord, Over mountain or plain or sea; I'll say what you want me to say, dear Lord; I'll be what you want me to be." We should all try to live in a way that we strive to do whatever the Lord asks of us on a daily basis. I know that even though Elder Solomon and I have worked really well together, it is now time for me to work with someone else to benefit others of our Heavenly Father's children.

Thank you for all of you support and love! I appreciate it so much!


Elder Wixom

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