This last week was pretty great. We got rebuked pretty hardcore by Elder Martino on Wednesday when we had a Mission Tour. The tour was super awesome I definitely learned a lot from Elder Martino and from his wife. He basically told us that we've been doing it all wrong and that there is a better way. We already knew this stuff but the hard part was trying to figure out how to do it. What he told us was that we need to work with members, no exceptions. That was the part we knew, but he actually gave us some really good ideas on how to do that and we've already started to implement those things and we've had more lessons in members homes these past few days than I've had almost the whole transfer. It works wonderfully! I can't wait to implement it in my new area.
New area? Yep, that's right. Guess who's getting transferred...this guy. I am being moved (on Tuesday) to the Bloomington 2nd Ward with Elder Westenskow as my new companion. This will be his first transfer not being trained so he's pretty new, I'm excited to be with a newer missionary because they have a fire that gets lost the longer out you've been. I'm hoping he can help me rekindle that fire. I've heard that my area is in a richer part of town, which is the opposite of where I've been in my last two areas, so this should be a new experience for me. I'm really excited to see what the Lord has in store for me in Bloomington and I can't wait to serve the people there and work hard!
I've definitely seen a lot of blessings this week as I've been trying to work on some Christlike attributes. I exhort everyone to go to chapter 6 in Preach My Gospel and pick an attribute to work on as I know that while we try to become more like Christ it will help us draw closer to him and help prepare us to enter into the kingdom of God.
I love you all and hope and pray that you all make this week good!
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