Well I’m still working..
I have been having a lot of fun lately because my new companion and I are getting along so well. I like the fact that he is so humble. He teaches in a way that I really admire because of the simplicity of his words and the authority if his humble testimony. I am very happy. I thank the lord that he has given me this opportunity. I am also happy that all is so well at home. I feel like I am missing out on a few things but that, all in all, I know that it is good for you guys to have more time with the girls. I don’t want things to change when I come back… I was just now thinking that it is going to be very important that I live near you when I have my family. I don’t think that it would be right for me to hide your grand children in some faraway place.
Speaking of life... Here in the mission.
Well the responsibilities that I have now are a lot more than I thought. I need to care for the people of the area that I am working in, care for the missionaries that are in my district. I only have one other pair of missionaries in my district right now. I am having a fantastic time in my area and with my companion…. But my other two missionaries are struggling. The problem is this: of the two missionaries that are in my district, one of them is from Washington and the other is from Nicaragua. Well the missionary that is not from the United States has a lot of really big issues. He is really prideful. He has about 2 months in the mission. When he started this mission he was sent directly to the jungle. He then was transferred to Lima after 2 months because the people in his ward were complaining so badly about how he treated them that they went to their stake president. He then spoke with our mission president and the mission president sent him here so that he could be retrained. As of this last week he has become impossible for Elder Divis (Washington Elder) to teach. I think that the Lord has given me a new challenge. I don’t have any problems with my companion or my area. I am super happy and excited to work with my companion. NOW I have got to find a solution to my new problem. I have been praying a lot for them… mainly for Elder Divis that he can have a little more patience and not kill Elder ñurinda( Nicaragua). I know that you probably don’t want to hear about this stuff, but about the more exciting things that happen. This is just what is happening right now, what is on my mind and I need to it figure out.
I am so excited and a little bit nervous for Christmas. We are going to have a super tough Christmas here this year. First off, Christmas and New Years are both Sundays. I was thinking about it. I am pretty sure that we are not going to have very many people come to church those two weeks. We are going to have to focus really hard on how we can help the people get there. I am really looking forward to having the chance to pass another Christmas… because that means I really only have two really big holidays left….. Easter and my birthday, Wow time is really quick.
I will send a picture of my pensionista this next week. I don’t have a picture of her right now. The pictures that I am sending are of a really messy service project that we had. The second picture is one of the typical dishes that we eat here. The third picture is of the elders in my new district.
Just so that we can get a conclusion on my future occupation; the doctor, lawyer, and FB I agent dilemma, I think that of the three right now that I could most see myself is a Lawyer?!?!?!? I don’t know whats wrong with me. All of my life I have wanted to be a dentist. A short while ago I changed to be a anesthesiologist… then I wanted to be James Bond and now I want to be a lawyer. I think that I am suffering from a quick spell of trunkie-i-dus and it doesn’t want to let me go. I would like to study and go to BYU Provo. I am going to take the Spanish test that is available here so that I can pass the classes, and get like 25 credits for free. I am going to study really hard on the grammar and on the punctuation and all that good stuff so I can pass the test.
I was thinking well do you know what the blog really needs really bad, a super awesome video of me bearing my testimony in English and in Spanish. I am going to film it this week. I will send it through Noe. I think that it would be really cool.
I want to see pictures of Josh Harris. (my future brother-in-law ) Haleigh you know I love you and that I am just pulling your chain, but seriously I would like to see at least one picture.
I have been reading a lot of the scriptures… a lot more than in any other time in my life. I have some to a very humbling conclusion. I have been wasting so much time all of my life doing a whole lot of other stuff that I really didn’t need to do. Ok I will be honest. I love watching movies, playing video games, listening to music and I don’t think that I will ever stop loving that stuff. But I have found another love, it is reading the scriptures. Ok, I know you must be thinking ….. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! THE MISSION REALLY CAN CHANGE MY KID!!!!.... But to be honest it’s really true. I have found so much joy in finding the mysteries that are hidden away in the scriptures. I Know that they are the word of God and as we study them he will unfold the secrets of the heavens. I know that it is by our knowledge of the scriptures that we will be judged in the last days. I know that the same principle applies two ways. If we don’t read the books that we have been given we will be judged for what we haven’t read. So I encourage you to read the word of God to his prophets. I am super excited to come back and share with you what I have learned, all those small gems of knowledge that comes through digging with a lot of diligence, mining for jewels from God. I cannot help but be excited for that day when we have family home evenings and I get to talk about all of the things that happened to me while I was here on the mission, but through my voice in person and not just through words on a computer screen.
About the Christmas call… I will call you in the night this time so that you will get the call. I am not going to call on a Saturday or a Friday but I think that it will be a Thursday. One or two weeks before Christmas, I will make the call… don’t worry about it. I do need the new number to the house so that I can call you though. I forgot the number. I miss 406-454-2790, but I guess not all of the things in this world can last.
LOVE AND HUGS ELDER HARRIS