Monday, February 11, 2013

My dream calling-someday

So, I decided that I would write a letter this week. hahaha
We are very excited for this weekend. B and A V will be baptized on Saturday and then L will be baptized on Sunday. L is someone that I have known since my fist transfer in Chamblee. She lived with a member and came to church. She however did not want to give up her party life to be baptized. She continued to come to church and now over a year later she has finally had her heart touched and has decided to be baptized. Mostly because the members have never given up on her. Someone has always taken her to church. They have been a help and support to her the whole time. She had to fellowship and finally got the faith to give up the life and start a new.
We had zone leader council which was fantastic. I love those meetings. Despite that fact that they run from 9am-5 or 6pm. They are worth it. Elder Steele the kid I trained back last May is the new assistant to the president. Love that kid he is so legit and I didn't do anything. Basically he came pre- trained hahaha.

Zone Leaders Conference. Yea we don't have to cook.

We got a new 70's over the region and he came and spoke to us on Saturday for 2 hours. He is Elder Suarez from Brazil. I loved his talk. He really hit the nail straight on and it was a good boost for my last sprint here at the end.
I have been reading the Book of Mormon in spanish I'm trying to finish it before I get home. The way it looks I might have to finish it on the plane ride home because to finish I need to read 10 pages a day. Sometimes I can do that, most the time no. WAY too busy. I am in Alma though in the 20's so I'm not that far behind. Today I was reading about Ammon and his brothers. I LOVE the parts about king Lamoni and his father. They have such a wonderful, powerful conversion and Lamoni even sees Christ. Because of Ammon's dedicated service and his love for Lamoni, His father converts as well. Ammon took himself out of the work or i guess better said he took HIS WILL out of it and gave it to the Lord because of this the king saw that Ammon did not want to hurt him and his intentions were only good ones because of this he invited them into his home and Aaron was able to go and convert him. Such a legit story I love it! It got me so pumped up!!! The Book of Mormon haha or I guess El Libro de Mormon!! is probably the best book ever and I recommend that all of you never stop reading it.
I have decided that my dream calling in the Church is to be High councilmen over missionary work in the stake (a stake outside of Utah) I love missionary work and would love to serve in that aspect! At least ward mission leader, outside of Utah because missionary work is different (not in doctrine just in the way it is done) I guess the part I like is you get to work closer with the missionaries here.  In Utah you share the missionaries with like 7 stakes at a time. I know because I offered to go out with them whenever they needed a team up while I was home waiting to go back out and they NEVER called once. They never needed to  because all your work is with members and part member families and referrals from members so I would like to be a ward mission leader outside of Utah haha
I hope all is well!! Everyone Have a great week
Love Tanner