Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, Jun 6, 2011—Transfers and Rainstorms—A Day in the Life

Mom asked me if my feet get soaked when it rains.  Luckily it does not rain very much.  In fact, my whole time down here in Chile, there have only been two rainstorms.  The second of which was yesterday.  Mom must have received some sort of revelation to know that it was raining down here. :)  It rained pretty hard and steadily all afternoon.  However, in the morning when we left the apartment for church, the weather looked normal, so Elder Boyd and I were taken by surprise.  By the end of the night, we were soaked from head to toe.  (It probably didn´t help that I enjoyed splashing in the puddles or that Elder Boyd took a nice slip in the mud pile).  Even though we were wet and cold, we still had a great day yesterday!  Just goes to show that it does not matter where you are or what kind of weather there is, God´s work will roll forth like the "stone cut out of the mountain without hands." 

Now, as I said it doesn´t matter where I am, I will do God´s work.  This last Saturday I got the infamous phone call from the zone leaders telling me to pack my bags.  Today I found out that I will be going to work in the ward "Los Torres" down in Viña del Mar.  My new companion will be an Elder Schillings.  I am excited to move to the third area of my mission and find the people that the Lord has prepared for me there.  I have enjoyed working here in Gomez Carreño with Elder Boyd.

Yesterday in church, the bishop had me start the testimony.  However, he asked me to bear it in a different way than usual.  He told me that he wanted to change the "tone" of the meetings and wanted this meeting to be extremely spiritual.  To start the testimony he had me sing.  I sang the version of "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" that I sang at my "farewell."  During the song, the Spirit manifest itself and by the end of the song there was not a dry eye in the room.  The testimony meeting was filled with the Spirit and we called all feel God´s love as we took turns testifying of him.


I know that God lives and directs this work.  I am nothing more than His tool—and I love it!!  I love my mission!

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