Preparation Day is great
Well last week was another very busy week. Tuesday full of administrative stuff, Wednesday a full day of meetings, Thursday exchanges, Friday zone training all day, Sunday regional conference.
Elder Katoa, Elder Kelly, Elder Childress, Elder Taylor
These are all of my companions so far. Only Elder Wright was missing
Wednesday was almost 7 hours of training we listened to. It was good but at the end of those days for some reason I'm always pooped. A general authority came to our mission back in June and invited our mission to have perfect mornings. Well that has been a huge focus ever since and we still have elders and sisters who struggle with it in different ways. Well President Vest invited us as a mission to just start by making your bed. Make your bed every morning and make it good. Not to brag or anything but I have gotten pretty dang good and those "hospital corners" I must say. Are there any life time pros who always made their bed that could tell me some pro tips on how to make it all neat?
At zone training we had a discussion on how by small and simple means are great things brought to pass. D&C 123:16 came up and I love that scripture.
"You know, Brethren, that a very large ship is benefited very much by a very small helm in the time of a storm, by being kept work ways with the wind and the waves."
The small details really are what make things beautiful and orderly and set the pace of your day, life, eternity. I've become a little obsessive about it in some things now. I.E. Making bed, folding clothes. But it is nice having everything neat and in order. (Mom, Dad.. Can you believe this is coming out of my mouth right now? Yeah me either) But you should all try it. Make up a schedule for your mornings and try to make it perfect each day. Your days will be so much better!
On Sunday we had a lesson with a guy named Charlie I had never met before. Charlie is a mailman that elder Taylor ran into on two different exchanges. The second time they ran into him he informed elder Taylor that he had been reading the Book of Mormon and was about 20 pages in! We met him at the Visitor Center and taught the restoration. We invited him to be baptized on the 26th of November and he accepted. He is really enjoying the BofM. Apparently his grandpa is a member of the RLDS church and used to read it to him when he was young.
Still is probably the weirdest thing when you talk to people who think your church is false but love and hold sacred the BofM just like you do.
Zone training went sweet! Hopefully we can hit our goals we set!
We got to see the new Christmas initiative that will be coming out on the 25th and it is AMAZING!!! #LightTheWorld.
Anyways I love you guys and hope and pray you are all reading your scriptures everyday. You cannot be saved in ignorance!!!!
Love E. Kelly
Got myself a copy of the RLDS Book of Mormon