My companion is Elder Johnson, we were good buddies in the MTC, and have spent the last 15 months completely separated. I never imagined that I would be where I am now, which is actually BROADWAY! My area's called Magnolia, I serving in the same ward where I baptized Cesar Velasquez (who came to church yesterday!) and where I was from Dec to April last year. Elder Johnson is from St. George where he wrestled and played rugby. He is a very hard worker and very responsible. He only has 6 weeks in the area, so we were all surprised when his companion (who is about to go home) left him there.
|Saying goodbye to Denver Harbor|
We had a pretty busy day Thursday, and we shared it with all sorts of people, investigators, less-actives, great members, and the Bishop. Pie, pancakes, and plenty of turkey and pecans were a great treat. I hope someone gives us some turkey tacos this week. We are very busy with the "He's the Gift" campaign (http://www.mormon.org/christmas), letting everyone know about the greatest gift ever given.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Isiah 9:6
Yea, he is the very Eternal Father of heaven and of earth, and all things which in them are; he is the beginning and the end, the first and the last;
And he shall come into the world to redeem his people; and he shall take upon him the transgressions of those who believe on his name; and these are they that shall have eternal life, and salvation cometh to none else.
I am excited to be back in Broadway, and excited at all the future has in store. I was excited to be reunited with many members, converts, and even investigators from my previous time in Broadway 2 and 3. The zone will have success. We definitely have some some very talented District leaders and Sister training leaders that we will be learning from and relying on. I sometimes worry if what I do and say really can can make a difference for people. I know that I wouldn't have been called here if that were true. Thank you for your example of going to the Lord and focusing on Him as you try to do His work. I know there's no other way, because He has said:"I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." I am grateful for the learning experience I know this has been and will be and just hope I can help someone else as well.
love you all!