Monday, March 24, 2014

3/24/14 - Jordon

Ok, so this week has been fairly interesting. A few things that happened include Transfers, Interviews, and a secret stake meeting.
Transfers were this past Wednesday. As I reported last week, Elder Jewkes is still my companion, and we're still here in the same area. I got the opportunity to sing "I'll go where you want me to go" again. Everyone loved it. Several people wanted to know why I had been hiding my talents.  I didn't think I was hiding them. Maybe I just never had the opportunity to display them properly. hehe.
Thursday we had our Mission President Interviews that we have every other transfer. In my interview I got confirmation of my thoughts. Every transfer President Nattress asks me if I'm doing alright where I am, and if I miss Spanish. My answer is, and always has been, that I'm fine where I am, but will happily go where the Lord needs me. In the interview, I spoke my mind. I wanted to know if the reason he keeps asking me that question each transfer is because the impressions he is receiving for me are that I should stay where I am, and he's worried that I might be getting anxious to go back to Spanish. In essence, he said "yes." That made me feel better. I truely do want to go where the Lord wants me, I want to say what He wants me to say (in what ever language), and I want to be what He wants me to be.
This Sunday, the stake had a special meeting, and everyone was invited. However, every leader who did know what was going on, was sworn to secrecy about what was happening. It was an interesting surprize. They rearranged the ward boundaries in the stake. This normally wouldn't be a problem, but they also desolved one of the wards, resulting in an imbalance of missionary assignments. We now have a companionship with only one ward and a companionship with three. This wouldn't be so bad, but the easiest fix would be to take the ward that happens to have the same time as their existing ward. This means that there would be three companionships that have wards that meet at the same time (myself included). As such, the mission leadership is counseling together to see what should be done. I may end up losing one of the wards.  I hope that's not the case, but if the Lord wills it, I will give it up. I'll give you the update when I receive it.
Margaret is having trouble. Satan is really working hard on her. Her baptism is set for this Saturday, and the closer we get, the more problems she is having. Preparation-wise she is doing just fine, but life is getting hard for her. We just need to have one more lesson with her before her interview. I hope she can make it through. I ask that you keep her in your prayers throughout this next week.
That's all for now. Until next time.
Con amor,
-Elder Jordon Hill-

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