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My First Few Days: The Best Of Both Worlds

Hey Everybody!

There's a lot to talk about when you get thrown into the deep end of trying to help people have salvation and eternal life as your day job... and night job. I titled this the best of both worlds because it definitely has been, we will start with the rough. My first day (Wednesday) I got to the mission office and we had our orientation and everything and then we met our companions and mine is Elder Otterstrom and when I asked him how our area is he said "I'm not sure, we are sweeping (white washing) so it's new to both of us" and I was just like "oh no, how is this gonna turn out when I'm still confused about how to do a door approach." But that still wasn't too bad because I knew the Lord has a plan and a reason for sending me there. So then I asked him if we were just going to drive down to Parker once the meeting was over and he told me that we were going to be dropped off by the AP's (assistants to the Mission President) be…


Hey Mamma,

   That's a very good point about being able to talk through the spirit, I have felt that many times already and I am very grateful for that gift that God has given us. I definitely have been telling him everything as I go through the many emotional rollercoasters here. The grace that Jesus Christ has for us missionaries is amazing. I watch someone come to the MTC extremely homesick and within days they are feeling so much better and just can't wait to get to the field. Some of the new Elders have come to Elder Tonga and me as if we are counselors and we never have much to tell them but they somehow take it and apply it to their own lives and are able to change their perspective with the huge help of the Holy Ghost.

Something cool that my district is doing is a pilot program for emailing and skyping our investigators while we are in the MTC. We are able to check our email every day whenever we want as long as it's not class time because we have to email our &quo…

The Lord's Hand

During the first few days of the MTC, Elder Sam Cluff become the District Leader and has been thriving. His MTC companion is Elder Tonga.

Here is the second email we got from him on Friday. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey Mamma!

I was actually telling my district about how it's Lucas' birthday and he's one of the people I miss the most, his face really cheers me up, though. I can't wait till I get to see him again and run around outside. I did hear that she (McCall's Brother's wife) had her baby but I haven't heard if she's healthy and if everything is okay, Addie has been sending me a lot of dear elders so I've been able to look forward to that most days but it feels like a month or two in between Fridays. But I know that will soon get easier as well as the fears for my family and my beautiful girlfriend. I hope I get to see Addie's grandparents on Tuesday …