Overall life this past week was good. It's been 6 weeks since the last transfer already, crazy. Our Flower Patch stayed the same, the Buhler-Black Duo, and the ward received a set of sisters, Sister Fabrizio and Sister Luke (brand new greenie). They're pretty cool for sisters.
What I learned//
I learned last week, it's not as important to become focused on the whys and process of the gospel as much as it is to be focused on the whats of the gospel and the people. People have hearts, souls and emotions, we are all living in the struggle and no one can make it along this road by themselves. We have weakness, yet Christ's Atonement covers all the weakness. It doesn't take them away, but helps us overcome them.
Awe where to begin? Went on an exchange with Elder Anderson. Oh how far we've come, we both basically reminisced tons of the mission. From greenie days to the times in Shallowford to our Zone Leader lives, and now working in the Garden of Flowery Patch. Just being able to teach people and truly help them has also been the best parts of the week and seeing the outcomes of how their lives are better. That all just reminds me of how it's worth it. It makes me really want to work in an occupation where I'm helping people... doctor perhaps...
Yesterday I had a huge migraine all throughout church. Blames on me cause I didn't eat breakfast. Been working really hard and need to remind myself to take breaks, drink water, and healthy food items. I really miss home, like I've never really felt too much of it on the mish not saying I've never missed home or I don't miss home but it's something that just picked up recently... ha it's kinda weird.
We taught a Jehovah Witness, and I say it was a good lesson, he was Romanian and did not want to bash, argue or debate any scripture, just really curious to learn our message. If only 144,000 of them are saved and if they be right then I hope I'm at least on the standby list. Hardeeharhar
In the End//
Ricky and Kayla Crawford and doing good! Both of them are on date to be baptized the 9th of May, and Kayla is definitely ready! :) We met with them last night and it was just great, we watched The Restoration video. Such good people. Keep them in your prayers!
elder adam black
“Sometimes … we find that even when we do our best to serve the Lord, we still suffer. You may know someone who faces these most challenging of circumstances: consider the parent whose child becomes ill, for whom everyone prays and fasts with all their heart and soul, but who ultimately dies. Or the missionary who sacrifices to go on a mission, then develops a terrible illness that leaves him or her severely disabled or in chronic pain. … The key is to remember that faith and obedience are still the answers—even when things go wrong, perhaps especially when things go wrong.” —David E. Sorensen, "Faith Is the Answer," Ensign, 05/05