Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Post Mother's Day!

It was great to talk to all of you yesterday! I really liked seeing you again, but it still doesn't feel like it has been 5 months since December. Or that I have 5 months left....which is weird.

Now for the fun stuff for the rest of the week!

Last Monday during our normal activities I got to see our Zone Leaders and our Sister Training Leaders get pied in the face (it was actually just all whip cream to be less expensive). That was fun. Last transfer we did a "Temecula Games" where we got points for doing things like running in the morning or inviting someone to be baptized, or some silly things like talking to someone in a car. And the winning district got to pie our leaders. It was pretty messy but pretty entertaining for all of us to watch. So of course I got it on video.

Had transfer meeting this week, and you know how I said we were going to be in a trio? Well, turns out we aren't! They switched things up right before transfer meeting so the Elder that was supposed to get his companion later and so be in a trio with us got a companion! But the really funny things is...I got his old companion! My new companion's name is Elder Whipple, and he got transferred from the next ward over. So we have been laughing about how we almost had a trio where my companion was just barely companions with the Elder who would have been our third companion! Overall I'm kind of glad we aren't in a trio though, it helps out a lot with logistics and stuff.

Had zone breakfast this week at the Stake President's house. That was really good! We had some really good french toast along with some equally good spiritual thoughts about miracles that have been seen in our work here and about how there are angels around us always helping us out. Usually not seen, and more often than not actually just people who feel inspired to help us in times of need. It was really good!

Other than that the only really exciting thing was that it was Mother's Day this last Sunday! So not only did that mean that I got to talk to you all but that in Sacrament Meeting we had some fun special musical numbers. We got to hear from the primary children, and then we also had a song by the young men (which was...interesting).

A really good scripture about mothers come from the new testament, where we see how Jesus cared about his mother. While being on the cross in intense pain and just coming from suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane for the sins of the world, this perfect example to us all sees his mother and the apostle John in John 19:26-27, "When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home." Though he was being mocked and killed, Jesus Christ still took the time to make sure that his mother would be taken care of. This just goes to show how much we should look after our mothers, who give so much for us. Love you mom!


Elder Wixom

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