This new area is amazing!
We had p-day on Tuesday last week and so I got packed and left. I was able to fit all my things into two suitcases instead of three. So I have one of the little ones inside the big one. Wednesday was actually the day of transfers. Moving with suitcases is the worst, not looking forward to moving in a few weeks at all. Still living out of my suitcases until we move to the new flat.
The rest of the day Wednesday we went out finding. We had a lot of success this past week. We had two investigators from before and found some new ones this week. Looking good. Then Zone Conference on Thursday- same place as before. We talked about the parable of the talents. Something I pondered this week. In the parable of the talents the good and faithful servant took what he had and worked with it, he did not boast or do things that were not important. He took them and used them. Just like us, we need to take what we have been given and use it for good, not to complain about what we don’t have or waste away our time. When God gives us a calling we should magnify it, we don’t say well it wasn’t what I wanted. We need to magnify it and then the blessings will come and we can be called a good and faithful servant.
Friday we had a few lessons with people we have met on Wednesday and set up return appointments with them. More teaching on Saturday. A good lesson with a bunch of youth. Church on Sunday and I was asked to give a five minute talk on being bold and honest without being overbearing and rebuking. Today we were able to play soccer with about 14 missionaries it was super fun. But also very hot and sweaty!
My new companion is really good. He’s a lot of fun and we work hard together. So this is going to be a good transfer. But he has been here for 3 transfers, so most likely he will be leaving at the end of this one. The ward here is a great one- the people are super friendly. The area is pretty big, but the people seem receptive to the gospel. We are going to try and do some service at the local charity this coming week and doing some service for ward members. I am loving the new area and ward. And the 4 of us Elders get along really good. Things here are great!
Thanks for all of the updates.
Love, Elder Stevenson