Monday, February 20, 2017

Elder Wolverine 🐺

Hey y'all, my new companion is Elder Wolverton, but Wolverine sounds cooler haha. He's 25 and from Kansas. He used to be an atheist but he converted 3 years ago so that's pretty sweet.

We have been talking to literally everyone! It's crazy, this has been the most rewarding and stressful week of my mission by far. This area hasn't had any baptisms in a long while but Elder Wolverton and I set a goal for 3 so we have been trying to find people like crazy.

It's amazing to see how sensitive to the spirit Elder Wolverton is though. He will literally just take off in a direction because he "feels like he needs to". Then next thing you know he's talking to some random member we see on the street who just happens to have a referral for us, the guy is insane!!

So I've definitely learned a lot from him and I'm starting to get better at recognizing when it's actually the spirit telling me something and when it's just me wanting it to be the spirit.

Other than finding people though this week has been pretty uneventful. But we really feel like the work is going to explode in this area really soon. So I'll keep you guys posted!!

"Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more. He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain." -Richard G. Scott

I really like this quote because it shows us that everything that happens to us is for our benefit. Heavenly Father loves us so much! We literally cannot comprehend the love he has for each of us. So why would a God who loves us that much do ANYTHING to harm us? Sure we may have incredibly hard trials, but God knows that they will make us stronger and more like him and the savior. Heavenly Father knows each of us perfectly, better than we know ourselves. So all we have to do is out our faith in him and the savior. 

I hope everyone has a solid week this week, I love you all!

1. The humble abode of former NFL player Deangelo Hall (knocked it)
2. Final pic with Elder Griffin
3. Heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day
4. Our Area Book from a couple weeks ago 

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