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I've Moved!

Family and friends, As you know this past week was transfers and I left Wyoming. As sad as that was for me, I really love my new area. I am still a Zone Leader(7 transfers)and training a new zone leader, again. This is my 3rdtime training a new Zone Leader and we turned his area into a Zone Leader area forPARK CITY!!!!Elder Daines, my new companion, is from California and has been out for a little over a year. He was already in the area when I came in. I am in the Kamas Stake which has 3 sets of Elders to cover it--two sets of English and one set of Spanish! It is the vision for every stake in our mission! My apartment address is: 1216 Cow Alley Oakley, UT 84055 But…my mailing address is: PO Box 494 Oakley, UT 84055 I live in a trailer…love it!  They remodeled the inside so it looks really nice and it is a new missionary apartment. The members, the Lakes, that own it live up the street from us and are super nice. They have us over for Sunday lunch and like us to feel a part of the family.…

Leaving Wyoming

Sounds like you had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa and all the kids. Looking at the photos I can't believe how tall everyone has gotten. Sam and Sadie!! Wow! They are growing up!
Tomorrow is transfers and guess what! I am leaving Evanston. :(  Right now I am still Zone Leader--I was really wanting to train this transfer. We will see what happens. I am not sure what to think about this transfer as it has been a crazy few days. The transfers now start at 1:30pm tomorrow and we have some special training to do. It will be interesting to see what happens. The Lord's plan is often different than ours. Last week we did a lot of traveling. I had to do some more baptism interviews in Green River on Thursday night and then we did exchanges with the Elders in Lyman area and stayed the night at their place as we had a zone meeting the next morning in their area at 9am. The zone got together one last time before the transfer and at the end I shared my testimony and expressed my lo…

Miracles, blessings and simply tender mercies all around

A miracle and tender mercy occurred while in Green River. Lets start with the beginning...about a month and a half ago (last transfer) I was on exchanges with an Elder in Rocks Springs for 24 hours. That night we were teaching a less active mother and she said that her sons live with her mom in Green River and they are being taught by the missionaries there. As the lesson went on I felt to have her watch the Mormon Message "Lifting Burdens" and we saved it on her phone to watch later. We left with a prayer. At the end of the exchange I kind of thought, "Did I help this area that much as it felt like nothing really happened." Our lives kept going and walking through unplanned events that would soon take place. On September 27, 2013 I had to help conduct an emergency transfer and I was made a District Leader and Co-Trainer, for the time being, as well as keep my responsibilities as a Zone Leader...all in one package. I was slightly overwhelmed with the s…

The Lord's Plan--Often Different Than What We Think

I am not really sure how to explain this past week. Reading about the Zone Leaders and the Elders in Pacific made me laugh as we may have had similar experiences.

The week started out pretty good, except it snowed on September 25th! I am just glad it all melted in a few hours. On Wednesday we were supposed to have an all day meeting in Salt Lake City but last minute (the day before) they decided to make it a mission wide meeting---except for Park City and Wyoming zones. It was all good as we were able to do exchanges as planned with the Green River Elders. It was an OK, weird exchange but it prepared us for the following experiences. Thursday morning we rode up with a member to Green River / Rocks Springs area for a District Meeting. It was very interesting and I will have to tell you in person about this whole unforgettable day. As we drove back to Evanston Elder Taka and I felt that the elders we did exchanges with were not the best companionship and one was being trained and did no…

Twists and Turns

What a crazy week it has been this past week! On Tuesday morning president called and was asking me if he could pull the sisters out of Evanston to fill in for two sisters that got their visa in Salt Lake. As we were talking he kept saying, "Your phone keeps breaking up..." I laughed and said "No, I just have a sore throat." It was decided that the sisters will leave today. It will be interesting as in the meantime we have to take care of their Spanish investigators. Yikes! As the day went on my throat got worse. I ended up having to go get some more medicine/ cough drops. The following day we were supposed to go to the temple but they ended up having to work so we could not go. It was a good thing because I woke up with a 102 degree fever. I was very weak that morning and as always when I get really sick I end up falling all over the place if I try to walk around and do things. I stayed in bed, took some medicine and prayed that the fever would go away. By 10am …