Transfers again. By now it's all part of a routine, yet in the board game of Life my mind journeys as preparation begins for the fifth space of the mission. This morning President Bennion gave us the call, Elder Black has been released as a Cornelia Zone Leader and his next assignment now is to the fairly new Flowery Branch in the Sugar Hill Stake. His new companion, Elder Buhler.
This past week in Winder has been one to remember. There was snow on the ground, now it was very little unlike what Utah typically recieves. We also had Stake Conference in the Athens Stake, the evening session (the adult session) had Elder Heimos from the Seventy speak on ward councils, and the importance of reaching out in fellowship.
Unfortunately the family we were teaching and were on date for baptism fell off date until further notice. The dad received some opposition and anti mormon material, and would like to figure some things out first. In the mission with all people we teach we give them an inoculation, meaning we share with them that there will be opposition in learning and meeting with missionaries whether it be from family, friends, internet, your pastors, who ever. For now we're giving them a break from teaching, giving them some time to think over things, keeping them in our prayers.
With all the things that happened this past week though, I never knew how much growth could occur in 6 months. I mean I did, but I guess I took it for granted again. These crazy Winderians, the role of being a zone leader, all of Winder has been a thrill, so many good times serving here and so many learning and developing experiences. Wow! Just a rush, like there's so much words cant pour out, ultimate gratitude for such things that I learned from this area.
Excitement fills the veins, new challenges, some familiar faces, and more growth expected in the coming months.
Thanks y'all, have a good week. Enjoy the Thrill!
elder adam black
We need people in our lives with whom
we can be as open as possible. To have
real conversations with people may seem
like such a simple, obvious suggestion,
but it involves courage and risk.
~ Thomas Moore