The transfer list came this morning! And it looks like I'll be staying in this area for at least another cycle! Wahoo! But sad news is Elder Treyes will be transferring. We've had a great 2 cycles together and he is a great missionary and friend! I've learned a ton from him especially about understanding others and how to be positive at all times! He comes from Bacolod which the "City of Smiles" in the Philippines! He represents that title well.
I've been ponderizing a scripture this week that Elder Andersen shared in the missionary broadcast. Its Moroni 8:26 and this is the phrase that has really stuck out to me, "because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love." The Holy Ghost quite literally "fills" us with this hope and love! And I've learned a lot about this phrase actually from times NOT reading the scriptures! Dont freak out I read them. But the difference between reading AND pondering the scriptures, thinking about the Savior in sacrament meeting and ESPECIALLY while the sacrament is being passed, is a difference that you literally feel, and is very real. You might think "oh its just in his head" but try it. Not because you're just curious, rather because we all need the "filling" power of the 3rd member of the Godhead, the Holy Ghost.
I love this time on the mission! Excited for the changes and the things the Lord has in store for this area! Ingat!