Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day


Wow that was so fast yesterday!  I can't believe we actually skyped, I can't believe we spent most of the time talking about cheese either. haha Oh well, it was enough to see all your faces and hear your voices again!  Sadly I really can't think of what to talk about now after we skyped! 

This week was a little rough, I had to take over the area with Elder Glover coming in with no idea what's going on in the area. Its tough having to take over the planning all by yourself.  That's probably one of the toughest things for me, I have a hard time thinking of what to do throughout each day. Usually I try to make appointments a couple days in advance so that when we get to the nightly planning session I have a full day ahead of me with maybe a couple hours to fill up. But every so often I get those days where the page is blank and I have no idea what to do during the entire day. I would love to fill in time by seeing members and trying to help them with their lives or missionary work, but most of them live really far away. 

I am really excited to do this PME (prĂȘchez mon Ă©vangile) with you.  I think it will help me focus a lot more in my studies and to help me reflect and think about what I have read when I write to you.  I would also like to get your thoughts and ideas from a different point of view.  So thanks for being willing to help me out!  I am planning on starting on page one tomorrow for personal study!

My new companion is Elder Glover... I like him, we have been getting along really well.  He is from New Mexico.  Everyone thinks he is actually from Mexico so he has to explain that its a state a lot. So I like to bug him about that haha. He went to BYU for a year before he left on his mission and when he gets home he wants to study to be a neuro surgeon. 

One thing that I would really like is if you could print off the pictures that I have sent you through email and send them to me.  I like to look at my pictures but its really hard to find all of them, I bought a USB card and I have all of them on there but I can only see them if I go on a computer, I also am storing my new ones on it so I don't have any more trouble with lost photos....

The most important thing I have learned on my mission is agency and consequences. That's a little deep I know haha.  But just thinking about it I have realized that there are good choices and bad choices, and then there are good choices and better choices.  All of them have their consequence whether good, better or bad. I have seen people I teach making bad decisions and not realizing that there are bad consequences coming because of their actions. They tell me that they don't understand why bad things happen to them and that they should be able to decide what consequences come with what choice, but they can't. Then we have missionary work, and hopefully we are not deciding between good and bad, but good and better. We could go knock doors and find a really cool person that wants to be baptized, or we could talk with the members and have them invite their entire family, who invites their finds and their friends.  Every choice has a consequence, hopefully I can learn to find all the greatest choices that bring the greatest blessings.

Well that went a lot longer than I had thought, but I want you to know that I still love all of you so much! It was great to see you!  Have a great week!

avec amour,
Elder Call

Here are some pictures from our p-day adventure last week.  We toured the island and saw some waterfalls, Mt. Pele, some rubber trees and even toured a Rum Factory!  I learned lots about making rum.  Just what every missionary needs to know!  No rum was consumed, although a lot was offered.

Elder Johnson's last day