Monday, September 14, 2015

Sept 14, 2015

And then I was actually on a golf course legally

Some weeks, you feel really ineffective. But then you look back to the beginning of the week and realize you have progressed. Even if it's not as much as you would like.
The theme of my week has been patience! Patience with people. Because I like results. And people are not results,  they're progress. So be patient with people. "As God encourages us to keep on trying, He expects us to also allow others the space to do the same, at their own pace. The Atonement will come into our lives in even greater measure" (Renlund, April 2015). Not just their lives, but our lives. I've definitely seen that this week.
Funny texts members have accidentally sent to us have been about steam rooms with 
eucalyptus oil and little kids finally pooping on the potty! If you ever want to cheer up a 
missionary, send them something weird "on accident."

Four new investigators in one week this week! #ballin #alma26:12

Golfing. Going to a driving range, unlike go karting, is allowed on p-day. So we went and hit a couple buckets of balls. I now know how theoretically I'm supposed to be hitting the ball... Actually doing it is quite another story. Also shoutout to my companion who did much better than I.

Read the word of God daily. That daily pattern is so essential to growth in the Gospel.
Serve. All the time. Also accept vegetables from strangers, it makes them feel better and 
fresh picked carrots are sweet and delicious.


Sister Rollins

Everyone in the whole Alaska mission has a car, except one companionship area that 
occasionally doesn't get a car in the summer... Out here in Soldotna, we try to drive 
1400 miles a month or less. The elders on the peninsula have an allotment of about 2200 

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