This week has been a week of Waves, Test, and Trials and it has been Incredible. We have been focusing, studying, applying and trying to live the following phrase: Teach Repentence and Baptize converts.
We had changes this past week, which is very busy and like chickens-running-with-there-head-cut off type of expierence. Kenzi does that hypnated adverb work, if not forgive me. Anyways its a great time. Well, This change we had a flu/cold pass throught the mission and dear Elder Olsen was affected. He was very sick, now the personal secretary does everything during changes, he books flights, he figures out how to move all the missionaries from what President Marler has felt and he does everything. We make the changes he makes them Possible! Now when he get sick its a whole different ball game. So, Elder Craft and I, well lets just way it was a wave for us, and we learned many things, the most important thing we learned was how much Elder Olsen does for us and of the mission and for the Lord. Elder Olsen is an incredible, Ive always asked the Lord why he had to take us out of Hyde Park and Smithfield Utah and have us travel all the way across the world and then put us in the same place, well its because I need to learn many things from his Great Christ like example. I love him to death.
We had a wonderful change in the mission, only two missionaires missed the bus and it wasnt too bad cause the just got on the next one. We had a neat expierence with the new missionaries, they are so incredilbe 5 of them our Recent converts of less then 3 years and they are here ready to Teach repentence and Bautize Converts they are going to change this mission and many many lives.
After finishing with the changes we were exaughsted, it was a pretty crazy couple of days, anyways we headed to the office the four of us, because we all had a few things assignments we needed to accomplish and we realized that we had left a few of our belongs in a taxi. Well, Lets just say we learned many lessons about Responsibility, trust, being honesty, we worked hard and we talked to many people and had many expierence trying to find the taxi and trying to find our belongs, and it was all guided by the Lord. We grew very much and we learned a lot about how important it is to put our proiorities in Line and to Always focus on People not things! Things dont matter in the end, souls coming unto Christ, repenting and opening the door to The Love of God and his Atonement, that is what matters the most to God and us. It was a wave that left a very strong and important impact.
The final wave is a recent and small wave that is exciting and difficult as well, I opened up my email today and the first words that catch my eyes were the following, Klaynee Im Engaged.
Melodie is Engaged to Kyle Tippets and will be getting sealed the 14 of May, 2016. I can not explain the emotions felt reading those words, but I am so very happy, proud and full of peace to know that a Worthy Priesthood Holder, Return Missionary that gave all his Heart to the work, and is now giving all his Heart to my Sister, my Best Friend, my hero, my Princess. Its so important this step they are taking and they have my support all the way from Peru and for the rest of there lifes. Come on im the favorite Uncle, forever will be! But yes it is and will be a wave.
After all of the waves there are always moments of Peace. Elder Olsen, Elder Espinoza, and Elder Romero have been teaching an investigador named Cynthia. I had the blessing to teach her once about 3 weeks ago. She will be getting baptized today. She wasnt sure about who should baptize her when the Elderes asked her and so they suggested having her Fast about it, anyways she did, and she felt that I should be the one to Baptize her. It was a very peaceful feeling, and I am very humbled to have the chance to particapate in the ordinanze of Baptism once again and to excercise my Priesthood. It is been almost a year since I have participated in baptizing, which is humbling to think as well.
Repentence is when the wave comes, but we Hold on tight to the Anchor whom is Christ, We hold on tight to His Perfect doctine that he brought to this world From his Father. Repentence is what make possible the PEACE right after the wave.
I love you all, Find the Peace after every Wave.