Transfer Calls

Hey there Mom, just got here. I’ve been washing clothes all morning and packing my bags preparing for the transfer tomorrow. I’m off to train a greenie again in Grajaú! Grajaú is on the other side of the mission so I don’t think I’ll have any time for a quick go over in the morning on my luggage so I’ve been packing

So what do you think of the flight plans? Is it too close or do you think the church knows that I’ll have to clear customs? At least the airport floor is flat and not a crazy mountain like the streets here. 😛   I will leave a lot of things in Grajaú in this next transfer. I decided today that upon my departure I will torch most of my clothes  So I think that’ll make my bags smaller. But there’s quite a bit of books I have acquired here in the mission that I will not leave do you think that’ll slow me down?

I’ll be a trainer (I wanted to train a few more missionaries before I left) and I can now focus on my own area because I will not be the District Leader there. I discovered my new companion whom I will train will be left alone in a house with me. He will have six weeks to become just like me. I am so excited! 😀 We also have the ward all to ourselves.

All the other times there were other Elders in the house this time it’s just us. Elder Bowcutt (who left this morning, going home) was the ex-assistant of President Dalton. He believe that I have been called to finish this training because there is some belief that I am the best trainer in the mission. Apparently there was a problem with his last trainer so President called me Friday to extend the assignment. I was surprised to not be called a leader any more but I realize that it’s not because of a shortcoming, it’s just that the Lord wants me to do something different this time. I got a confirmation on this thought in President’s letter to the mission. I’ll send it portuguese but I think you can translate it:

Sinto-me tão agradecido por estar aqui trabalhando lado a lado com todos vocês no trabalho do Senhor. Estou aqui com você para construir o reino do Senhor e não o meu.

Dois dos principais atributos do Salvador podem ser vistos na forma como ele sempre se dirigiu a Seu pai. Você lembrará que Ele sempre disse: “…porém não se faça a minha vontage senão a tua” e a frase que sempre seguiu este “…Seja tua a glória para sempre.” Nessas duas frases curtas, eu posso aprender muito sobre como eu posso ministrar e servir da maneira do Salvador. Qualquer outro caminho é o meu caminho e não o caminho dele.

Gostaria de agradecer a todos vocês que aceitaram responsabilidades e chamados para servir de forma que você não esperava. Como reorganizamos as zonas da missão, isso foi necessário e muitos de vocês fizeram sacrifícios para que isso acontecesse pois não se importam da sua própria vontade, mas da vontade dele. Eu te amo por isso e vou pedir que as bençãos do Senhor a estarem com você por serem tão obedientes! Amo vocês muito!!

 

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