Hello everyone, I hope this finds you doing well. This week has been the longest of my mission. And for no apparent reason. We worked hard, had fun, and taught lessons; it just feels like a month since last Tuesday.
Speaking of last Tuesday we traveled into Sherwood Park for interviews. That was a lot of fun; President Manion is a great guy! He talked a lot about me going home. I don't know why, but he really loves doing that. We get to travel in again tonight for Mission Conference tomorrow and have a sleep over with the zone leaders, assistant to the President approved! so that should be fun. I also got my in grown toe checked out again, cause it is still is ingrown. And because I'm in Vermilion, it's super hard to get there, so the doctor gave me the option of just managing it till I got home, or going back and getting the surgery. so I'm just managing. I talked to President and Sister manion about it, and Sister Manion wasnt too keen on having me go back because of the limited kilometres, but Pres. Manion was just like, I don't care, I just don't want your toe to fall off! Haha funny times for sure. After the appointment, the doctor took all four of us elders to Montana's and made us get steak, and then ordered dessert for us, while he told us about how he is going to sail the world in his yacht with his wife and son for a few years starting in January. He is 45ish... the man is loaded.
I finished one of my New Year's goals, which was to read the Old Testament from cover to cover! It was long, some parts were super boring, but it feels good to have accomplished a goal
We have done a lot of service this week as well. It must be tree cutting season, because thats all we did for 4 days straight for different people. We were pretty exausted, but it is always good to do service! We were driving with one of the guys we were doing service for on the Range Roads, and you could see clouds of mosquitoes hitting the windshied and flying past. Pretty good incentive, to never move here... out in the bush anyways.
Things are picking up out here in Vermilion, slowly but surely. We got a guy out to church yesterday, so that was awesome! I'm excited to work with these new people that the Lord has placed in our path.
Scripture of the week is Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21"20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated--
21 And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated."