I guess it's been a big week for the both of us Dad.
Let's start with transfers, shall we?
Well, I have been assigned to serve again as a Zone Leader. And I am going back to where I first started as a Zone Leader! Off I go to Newbury Park! I am beyond excited. My new companion is Elder Peart, who I have been on an exchange with the last time I was ZL, and we are serving in the Conejo Canyon Ward. It'll be a fun transfer, and I am going to love working closely with President Jordan again!
Dad, congrats on your new calling. You have been prepared by the Lord to be able to raise the bar in that branch, and I know that as you and the rest of the Presidency and Branch Council do that, that you will be even more of an example to the District! I don't know if I ever told you this, but I was pretty sure that if you didn't move from Chilliwack, you were going to be in the Bishopric there anyways. But, I am excited for you! You'll do great :)
So, this week hasn't been the fastest week of my mission. But, we managed to almost complete our Ward List hunt! Monday we went disc golfing with the District, and that was loads of fun! I have grown to love disc golf the past few weeks. It's the only thing I can do.
Honestly, I can't really remember a lot of what happened this week. But the gist is: a lot of closed doors. Since we were focusing on the Ward List so much, we met a lot of people who weren't very happy to see us! But, I think I have noticed a talent developing (Mom talked about if you use them, they are loosed!), and that is to talk down contentious situations. A lot of people started out yelling at us and not being happy at all, but once I calmly related with them and talked WITH them, they calmed down and realized we were just servants of the Lord trying to do what's right. It was great. Our Ward Council is very appreciative of what we have been able to do though.
I have been so glad to serve in such an amazing ward. Honestly, I have seen a lot of similarities between Erringer and Chilliwack 2nd. I feel at home here, and have gained some of my closest friends while serving here. Not only that, but I feel like I have grown here far more than anywhere else I have served. I have learned more and more about myself and my sacred responsibility not only as a missionary and representative of Jesus Christ, but as a Son of God. I have come closer to my Savior on the bad days, and stayed close to my Savior on the good days! I have been able to learn the scriptures more and more, and I have been able to find my motivation: Bring Souls unto Christ. I love this ward, and I have loved seeing the growth happen not only in the area, but in myself as well.
We had a good District Meeting on the Book of Mormon answering questions of the soul. What did we do? Played Jeopardy of course! I should have taken a freaking picture, but I am an idiot. Anyways, we learned that there are so many different scriptures that can answer so many different questions about any doctrine of the church! It was a fun activity.
On Saturday we helped the Spanish Elders set up for their talent show with their branch, and we ended up singing the Star-Spangled Banner with them for their act. That was fun!
But yeah. Not much else happened. We have been trying to get in contact with people, but to no avail. I am excited for the experience awaiting me at:
Elder Jaxon Harvey
1520 Pachino Circle, Apartment J
Newbury Park CA, 91320
Love you guys. Oh, Mom, would you be offended if I sent my mini scriptures home? I don't really use them anymore, and I want to send a package home.
Oh and Emerson... Jacob
PS- I am related to 28 US Presidents. #Vote4Jaxon