Waking up cause September is now over. Well there's a Green Day flashback. I'm feeling like a nap day would be better than a P-day. I'm sure tired, but a good tired where I dream. With that I'm coming to really realize that on the eve days of The Hump everything is soon going to go warp speed. ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
To be honest, I feel like I was just writing to y'all yesterday. Here's a quick recap and searching my mind to really remember and recall what exactly went down:
- A couple exchanges to the southern roots (ruts) in Cornelia. Remembering that from Marietta to the real south people here are much more friendly; they're nice, and very open to religion. The exchange was with an Elder Evans, a 6 month old humble and hardworking young missionary from Utah, was great. He's got quite the conversion story. And for the first Zone Leader exchange, I felt like it went really well.
- Some service hours for the Ishoy familia in the Ward, moving lots of vintage items for this elderly couple and then getting rewarded with Golden Corral. Let me say that the GC out here are 1000+ times better than in Utah. Members in Winder are too good, lots of converts with amazing conversion stories, and the families here are missionary families and give there all to God. It's inspiring, and paints a vivid image of what I want in a fam in years to come.
- Finally, the typical missionizing... with lots of reflecting back to a year ago, seeing how far we've come, and seeing what's left and how for the final year I can make and give my best to the Lord. Life in a year just flew.
I really want to help out the missionaries in our Zone and I think that it's best to lead by example like king Benjamin would, with love and good understanding and helping them have a good time. I've come to the conclusion and something inside of me tells me this, it doesn't matter if you are the one to baptize anyone out here, that's not what a mission is about, you're out here to help meet the needs of others. We do that like Christ would, now specifically I'm helping the messengers, these missionaries stay alive and strong as they go out and help others. Developing purpose. What a role. It can be a heavy burden to think about, but since being called I haven't really had to worry about trying to be something that I'm not. The thought of just being me and serving God makes me smile cause I know I can do it.
It's all big and I am interested to see where the growth will take me. The Hump will be bumpin'! This General Conference will be uplifting, a Josh Groban experience where I'm sure we will all be raised up. Go watch and go see the words of a living prophet!
Keep it real!
Love you lots!
elder adam black