Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some things change, some things stay the same

I send my love and greetings to you....once again from Wilmington! If I'm here much longer, they may have to change the name to "Livingston". Nonetheless, I was very excited when I found out that I'd still be here, and there must be something here that the Lord wants me to do. My new companion is Elder Remington from Kallispell, MT. I think that's how you spell it. He was actually my district leader for my first 4 1/2 months in Wilmington, so I'm very excited to learn from him and spend this time serving together. And he bought a GPS today, so we'll never get lost or have a problem with miles!

I'm very much looking forward to this transfer and seeing what we can accomplish here. Elder Remington has an enthusiastic spirit so I think we'll do real well together. I loved how Mom mentioned the Christlike attribute of patience, which coincidentally I studied yesterday morning. The part that stuck out to me was when it said that we have to wait for the Lord's promises to be fulfilled. The great thing is that He ALWAYS keeps His end of the bargain, but it's conditional on whether or not we keep ours. And, considering all that He desires to bless us with, why would you want it any other way? I'm pretty excited for the next Zone Conference, because it will be our annual sports conference which pretty much means we play sports all day. Boy, would it be nice to have those all of the time. We're actually brainstorming new ideas to find people to teach, because I've basically tracted all of Wilmington since I've been here. We're going to draw up some kind of flyer inviting people to a scripture study class, a fireside, or something along those lines. We also are going to spend a lot more time walking around so we can talk to more people; I don't know about you, but it's hard to talk to people when you're in a moving car. I've definitely gained a lot more confidence in talking to everyone as my mission has continued, which is something I am very grateful for.

Glad to hear things are going well for all, and a big congrats to Kent and Carol on ANOTHER boy! Sheesh, there's going to be a lot more cousins trying to tackle me once I get back. I will try and find time to write Cal and Ellie today, it's been somewhat hectic because of transfers but I won't let that stop me.

Oh, I almost forgot! Anthony Ingersoll really enjoyed the Tabernacle Choir concert, I'm pretty sure he felt the Spirit on more than one occasion. Right now we're focusing on getting him to Church each week, especially on helping him to act on the promptings he receives. He reads and prays everyday, so the only holdup is in recognizing the Spirit, but with the Lord's help we will get through it.

And thanks to Kenz for those letters she sent, I really enjoyed reading them....even if one of them was from March! :) I am definitely not the only one that has grown since I left, it is absolutely remarkable to see what the Lord has blessed us with and still has in store for us. His Arm is most definitely sufficient for all, but it's up to each of us to "lay hold upon every good thing" and then we will become what God wants us to become. Thank for your love, prayers, and concern for me during this time of much spiritual growth. Couldn't have asked for a better family or friends. Have faith, the Lord is with us! God bless!


shawn rowley said...

tell your comp that i know kallispell pretty well my grandparents lived there i spent many days each summer fishing and swiming in flathead lake!

Jen said...

Sounds like all is well with Elder Livingston. I love his positive outlook at all times. So great!

Ging said...

I love my boy!!