This has been a pretty good week. I absolutely love my new companion. His name is Elder Tebbs and he is from Bryce Canyon UT. (Its kinda weird how many people from Utah are serving in this mission). He has been out 21 months so this is his second to last transfer. I love how dedicated he is to the work and how obedient he is. I can guarantee we are going to be seeing many miracles the next 6 weeks. We tried to prank Elder Tebbs by having a member bang on our door late at night and pretend he was Anti. It didn't work too well because Tebbs recognized them, but it was still incredibly funny.
As for me, life as a missionary is still good. I love meeting new people and sharing the gospel with them. There really is nothing that brings joy quite like sharing the gospel.
Things I learned this week:
- Just because someone did not accept the Gospel the first time, does not mean they will never accept it. This is Elder Tebbs second time being in this area so we are visiting a lot of people he used to work with. Several of them have opened up their hearts a bit more and want to start meeting with us again. It has been really neat to hear about how much people have changed in 10 months.
- It is easier to be 100% obedient than 95%. There is literally nothing to worry about if you are doing your best to be obedient. You know you have the spirit, you know God trusts you, you know that everything will work out. When you put Christ first, things just work out.
Sorry this weeks email is a bit short. We have a lot to do, and not a lot of time to do it.