The first one is of the HUGE burgers Bro. Davis made for me and Elder Tate a couple of days ago. The second is of the thousands of people at the river saturday morning fishing. thats all anyone does around here.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!
How was it? Sorry I didn't get a letter off in time for it!! I have been super busy. So transfers are on wednesday and guess what....we got a call this morning and my trainer Elder Tate is getting transferred! We don't know where yet though and I won't know who my next companion is until wednesday. I am so glad I am staying in Searcy! I hope I stay here for at least 6 months. I am getting really close to everyone in the ward and I love em! The whole ward is so missionary minded and always giving us referrals. Which is awesome because the best investigators are found through members. I'm pretty sad that Elder Tate is getting transferred though and he is too. We have become such good friends and we have had so much fun together. We are getting 5 new zones in our mission this transfer! Thats like almost doubling the size! My companion told President that I am ready to train but I don't think I will this transfer. I love Searcy though. This week I was able to really stregthen my testimony of the Book of Mormon. It answers everyones questions! Last saturday we went and visited a less active member whose wife has canver and is about to die. He wasn't very happy to see us but he let us come in. We started talking about life and I asked him if he felt like he knew Heavenly Fathers plan for him here on earth. He said he didn't know and that no once can know that for sure. So i flipped open to Alma 34:31-34 and he read it and we explained to him that trials God allows trials to happen in our life so that we can spiritually progress and prepare to meet him one day. That scripture completely changed his attitude and he came to church yesterday! it was awesome. I love teaching about the Plan of Salvation to people who are going through trials. Last night Elder Tate and I were tracting and we went up to this one guy that was sitting on his porch. When he saw who we were he looked really scared and started yelling at us to get away from him and to never come back. He called us devil worshipers! ha ha....so that was nice. Anyways thanks family for all your letters! It totally made my day! Thanks for everything you do for me! I love you all so much. I still have a lot to learn out here. I want to become a more effective teacher and I get frustrated sometimes but I know Heavenly father is just trying to teach me some things....mainly patience! Aunt becky thanks for forwarding macys letter to me! She is going to be the best missionary. Its impossible to meet Macy and not love her. She is awesome. Thanks for the Taco Bell gift card Laura John!! (I was really looking forward to cold beans though) Anyways I love you all. I hope you are all taking time out of each day to have a spiritual experience with studying the scriptures. I also hope that you are praying for missionary oppurtunities all the time. Nothing can bring more happiness into someones life than sharing the Gospel with others.
O ya and people aroound town keep telling us there is a pic of me and Elder tate in the searcy newspaper! so you should try to find it and tell me what its about!
Mom I have to go but I just want to let you know how much it meant to me to get letters from our whole family. I love it. It gives me the drive to be a better missionary and it reminds me how blessed I am. I love you. I love our family. Your the most amazing mom ever and I am so grateful that Heavenly Father let me be in this awesome family.