|Remember how I said I wanted a portrait of myself? Well, I got it.|
One of the members of our ward is an avid painter and did a portrait of each of the missionaries!
I think my two favorites would have to have been Elder Oaks talk in Priesthood session and Elder Bednar's during Sunday Morning. Really powerful messages to be proactive, take your load and share it with the Lord. I picked up so many needed answers from their talks. But man, did Saturday Morning Session scare you a little, too? All the talks were about facing trials and abuse, and holding on to the hope we have in Christ. I don't know what's coming...
As for the rest of your questions:
- License is coming along well, Elder Gull and I just got our provisionals, and we're scheduling our theory test today. Elder Gull got to drive while on exchange with the Zone Leaders... Lucky..
- Chichester has a baptism scheduled with Katie this Saturday. Jade may or may not make it. If not, no problem whatsoever. We'll do what we can to help her reach it when she reaches it.
- The electric fence was no big deal... It was just a wire running by. It didn't hurt...too bad.
- No, we didn't get to go up to the temple with Joss, but she really enjoyed the time she was able to spend up there, which is great. We might be going up with Jade this week, though.
And yes, I am very happy. You have to understand one thing about missionary work -- it is stressful. It's usually going to be stressful. But, I think Brady put it best in some advice he gave me before I left: "When you're on your mission, you're going to have days when no one wants to talk to you, when every door slams in your face, and when every single appointment you had cancels. But, [when you're obedient], you'll go to bed so happy that you were able to go out and work that day." The bracketed text is my own addition, but it's true. This is the best thing I could possibly be doing right now, and I am so happy to be able to do it.
|and, Zone Conference...silly...|
|Our mantle outfitted with beaver and rabbit hides and a fishing pole. Elder Gull is trying his best to turn me into a 'redneck.' We got the rabbit hides from the butcher, and I fleshed and tanned the one on the right, all by myself.|
|Elder Gull by the seaside on Hayling Island.|
|I love the rows of brightly colored beach huts on Hayling Island.|
People own these and keep them stocked with all their 'beach stuff.' I wish they had these at Rincon!
- Elder Green