Monday, July 18, 2016

trainings for days

Hello hello from week 3 in the transfer! This week was super crazy and super fun and packed with stuff.

We had zone training this week and we were able to hear some of the training that President had for us this last week. We found out that the Florida Fort Lauderdale mission is the #1 mission in the Southeast region! Obviously we all already knew that but now its official. It is super exciting to be able to see our growth as a mission and here in the FFLM we were all SO pumped to hear that news! Another thing that we were told was about those people that we teach that are then dropped because they don't progress or something like that. President Richardson said, "When we stop teaching people we don't leave them alone. We hand them back to God so that He can finish preparing them." We run into and teach a lot of people but most of the time they aren't ready so we just hand them off and let God finish preparing them. It's comforting to know that the Lord will continue working on those people that we learn to love and teach and then we just hand them off for a little time.

One quote that an Elder in my zone said was from Elder Uchtdorf a couple conferences ago. He said "LOVE is spelled T-I-M-E." We have to give time and others with see our love. We have to show our love and then others get to feel the love our Heavenly Father has for all of His children.

We also had interviews with President and it is always great to be able to be able to talk to him and see the things that he needs to tell us personally and then we get to ask him some questions too. Its super fun and the 15 minutes go by way too fast. Unfortunately, that same day Sister Neeley was sick again and then we had to stay in the whole day. This time I really died, it sucks being inside.

Byron is continuing to progress and he came to church this Sunday. We also took some of President's advice and we were able to move his date up to July 30th. Miracles all around here in Lauderhill! There are so many miracles everyday and it's amazing. One of my goals for the upcoming week is to be able to see the little miracles that happen everyday and write them down. As I have done that I have been able to see them more and more. There are so many things that Heavenly Father wants to bless us with and we can all see them if we pay close attention to them!

I love my mission (and we ARE #1), and it is so awesome to be here right now. There are a lot of crazy stuff happening right now throughout the world and it really is a blessing to be a missionary and kind of be in the world, but not really deal with all the things that are happening in it.

Sorry this is short again but we are headed to the beach. Not to touch the sand though, I promise we are being obedient. We just get to look at it and take some pictures, but its like a mini vacation and we can all imagine that we could touch the water.

Have a great week!

1: District training on the 4th of July

2: Last pday, smashface all day... (it's basically just unregulated dodgeball and we walked away with a lot of bruises)

3: The Coral Springs Dunk Zone

4: Dunk Zone pt 2

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