Long time no talk to some of you and long time no talk to the most of you.
Skyping home yesterday was definitely one of the major highlights of my last week. It was great to see family, and great to see my angel mama. Wishin' y'all enjoyed the holiday!
Well here's the scoop, chapter 4 of my adventures here in the South will begin momentarily! I just recieved the call, actually about 10 minutes ago since writing this, but I will be transferred to Mountain Park and will be serving in a Young Single Adult branch in Lilburn! I am STOKED.
This is going to be AWESOME. I am ready for change, but I can't believe that 3 months of training are finished and I can't believe that 7 months of the mission are finished too. It has been great to train such a vibrant and hardworking greenie.
Whom the Lord calls he qualifies. I am so happy to have been able to train such a diligent and valiant missionary. I love this kid, and boy has he grown since when I picked him up. It's weird now to see him about to do the same thing tomorrow. He will be one of the best missionaries in the field, I know it.
But we know that training never ends. Not in the mission and not in Life.
It was cool last week, we went to a Trainer Training for Elder Meloni, while he was in the training I went with other elders and sisters and we had our own "lesson" led by the APs. It was honestly the best meeting I've been in. The APs was going to share with us some segment in Preach My Gospel, I don't know if they really had anything planned, but then one of them just asked us, "what is something you are struggling with in your areas?". Pretty bold I would say, but after a pause of somewhat awkward silence a Sister stated that she didn't know how to follow up and get people on solid return appointments. Something I actually had wondered and thought of what to do.
Well the spirit was definitely there, and we were all enlightened cause we all bore testimony and were involved in the discussion. If you wanna know what to do read Mark 4. It was too legit.
But anyway, there are definitely times when work gets tough, like this past week for example. But when the goin' get tough the tough get goin'! When we work together we see miracles come forth. Sometimes we just gotta be bold with each other and ask, "What are you struggling with and what can I do to help?"
That's what God is asking. And ya know what, if you know that God is on your side you'll be outstanding. How fast we are to forget and how slow we be to remember this. But I am grateful to have God on my side, and I'm grateful to have a family (all y'all) supporting me out here.
One last thing, I am sooo grateful that God would allow me to serve in the Shallowford Ward. These past four months have been part of the most influential and incredible experiences of my life thus far. I am so grateful for the members here. They have shown me what it takes to be a part of a good ward, what it means to take care of missionaries, and what it means to work with them in progressing the work of the Lord. And I know I only say this after serving in two wards out here, but I see from this ward and from their leaders, what it takes to run and work a productive missionary ward. Lots of diligence and faith. I am so grateful again for them, for their love and I could definitely come back and like Ammon spend the rest of my days here (they should send me back as a Zone Leader haha).
Mountain Park sounds like it should be a ride. I have yet to work with a YSA branch. But hey, I'll be in Lilburn and in a car :D #toolegit
Hope you have a blessed day! Stay Classy,