If there is one thing that even I myself have come to a knowledge of is to pray!! We are given the ability to communicate with our Heavenly Father, and as a missionary you are kinda chained to him and you companion 24/7. So talk to him and he will help you in all ways possible.
This past week we were able to have another exchange with the Woodstock Elders, I traveled up to Woodstock this time, and boy was that a great experience.
Our exchange was great, I was with Elder Barnett (who is training Elder Gregory), we came out together :) Boy is he a really really great missionary. And I now love the guy, he is seriously amazing! The night of day one of the exchange, we went to one of their investigators and gave them a blessing.
Both he and I agreed though that we are tired, we are missionaries, we may even feel at times like we are lazy and insufficient. And I've come to find that the mission is just like life, it can be rough, it can suck, it can be very hard and very difficult to endure. But there are days that are not all bad. There are days like the day after the blessing. There are little moments, and those few people who make it all worth it.
Day two we were able to help a lot of people, and one in particular was a member who had just been diagnosed with cancer, who is an older gentlemen, around 70ish, and is African American. We talked to him and his wife and they are the purest of souls. We then gave him a blessing, and Heavenly father blessed him through me as His mouthpiece. The blessing helped him, he specifically stated, "My bones feel better," and there was was a radiance, really one of the most beautiful things I've seen, to see a man just light up, to see the love that Jesus Christ gave. Truly the best thing thus far on the mission.
Elder Barnett and I wonder at times, is it worth it? Well guess what I came to find out: IT IS!
Transfers are next week. I feel like I hardly know the area still, the ward, and the investigators. But yesterday was a great Sacrament Meeting, I'm getting to know others one by one. A kid, Kevin Mason, is leaving for his mission this coming Wednesday. He is headed to the Provo MTC and then to Brazil hopefully, and he gave a great farewell talk. Makes me feel like time is just flying by.
Well hope y'all are doing well!! I love you so much and I miss you tons. Y'all are my Valentine! ;)