September 19. 2016
Dear Friends and Family,
Tomorrow will mark two months since I got to the MTC. I wish I could say that I'm amazed at how fast time has gone by, but I haven't hit that point yet. #missiongoals. One thing I'm building a testimony of is that the Lord is in the details. I'm constantly amazed at how the members who go on transfers with us are the exact people that those we visit need to talk to and have contact with. It's amazing how the members are able to help meet the needs of those we visit. I have seen it time and time again as I have served here. The members here have been great to work with and have given freely of their time and resources to make missionary work possible in this area. We are always so blessed when the members involve themselves in our lives and in our work. If you ever have the opportunity to help out the missionaries or to go out on exchanges with them, do so! (Also, for those who might not know - Exchanges are when members come out with us and visit investigators or do whatever work with us that we have planned for that amount of time). Also, for you sisters out there, make sure to hug the sister missionaries when you see them. We need those hugs and support!
On Friday we had a meeting for all the new missionaries and their trainers. The trainers were trained for a bit while the new missionaries had a Q and A with President Whitney. The stake center was over an hour away, so driving plus the meeting took most of the day. It's always nice when we get a chance to interact with the mission president. President Whitney is all about getting back to the basics and sticking to the rules and programs that the church has established for the missionaries and not adding to that for the most part. It's been really nice. He's a sweet man and just wants us to do our best. He's been a comforting mission president to have and it's nice to know that he and his wife are still learning just like we are.
2 Nephi 2:24 "But behold, all things have been done in the wisdom of him who knoweth all things."