So this week was a busy week!
For those who didn't hear my companion Elder Stoker got moved to Aberdeen to be a Zone Leader and I got a new companion Elder Scheuermann.
So we're basically white washing.... yippee.
So most of the week we were showing me around the area trying to get me to know my way around.
On Saturday we got to meet Elder Holland!
Jeffrey R. Holland
(Picture downloaded from the Internet)
All I can say is the man is amazing in person. We got to shake his hand and he said the reason why he asked to shake our hands and ask for our name and where we were from is to have a quick one on one interview basically with each of us where he looked into our eyes and could know if we were doing what we were supposed to be doing! Crazy huh!?
On Saturday he talked about how we need to help the investigators, members, and ourselves to "lift up our eyes" and to focus on spiritual matters and the kingdom of heaven. He explained this by reading in John 3 and 4 where he meets Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, and when he tells his disciples he has meat.
In each story He said one thing such as being born again, giving water, and having meat but no one understood what he meant.
The thing that impressed me the most was when he first started to speak is that he said part of his calling as an apostle along with being an ordained special witness he is also a representative for Heavenly Father in telling us that we are loved by him and he cares for us, and represents all our leaders (fathers) in the church and our own personal fathers.
On Sunday he spoke about the Book of Mormon and how it is the keystone of our religion and no other person on the planet today could imitate writing anything close to it not even a couple of pages; that have the effect of changing peoples lives, making people cry, comforting people etc.
Meeting him in person was a truly wonderful thing and when he talks praise to the missionaries and said how proud he is of us and just looks you in the eye, you cant help but not smile!
I know that he is truly a man called of God to lead the church!
We also had a great lesson with Scott yesterday and invited him to be baptized. We'll work on a date with him this week.
Nothing else really new and don't know what to say.
Take care this week and for those people who I said I'd send them a copy of the talks from Elder Holland, sorry I wasn't allowed to record them so you won't be able to get a full copy.
Love you all!
Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)
With Elder Stoker at a dinner appointment shortly before he transferred
Picture supplied by "AH":)
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