Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The End Of Another Transfer Is Upon Us

Wow. Six more weeks have already come and gone. Where did the time go!

Anyways, it might be a bit dull of a letter this week, it was a pretty quiet week.

Tuesday night the zone got together and we had a zone devotional which was really good. The theme of it kind of felt like though some missionaries tend to think that the only way to tell if you are successful is if you have really good looking numbers as far as your weekly report, there is a lot more to being a "successful missionary" than just things that can be quantitatively measured. Really they said that the "secrets to success" were: Work Hard, Have a Good Attitude, Exercise Faith in Christ, and Pray then Act. And then the biggest one was Love. You need to love the work, you need to love the people you serve, you need to love your area and ward, you need to love your companion, and most of all, you need to love you Savior. After the devotional part we had a testimony meeting which was really good. This was to kick off a zone fast that we did on Wednesday for all of our investigators. Though not much personally happened with us on Wednesday, other companionships saw immediate miracles in the lives of their investigators. It was pretty cool!

Got to go on exchanges with the Zone Leaders again this week. That was fun! Not too much happened but it was still really good. And on Saturday we got to visit with a lot of the companionships in the zone because we were running around dropping off new daily planners for the next transfer!

Other than that, the only other thing to really talk about is transfer calls. Drum roll....................... Elder Stevens is getting transferred!....Home! He is finishing his mission! So there was absolutely no surprise to us that he was leaving. The surprising thing is that though I am staying, I am not getting a new companion...I'm getting TWO new companions! Since a lot of missionaries have been finishing there missions recently, I'm actually going to be getting one new companion who will be assigned to me, and then we are also going to be companions with an Elder from the Morgan Hill ward which is another ward here in Temecula. So I'm not sure how long this will be for, but covering two wards is going to be fun!

Spiritual thought for the day. This is one of Elder Stevens favorite scriptures. 3 Nephi 5:13, "Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." It is a simple and straightforward declaration that also shows the reason behind doing missionary work.


Elder Wixom

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