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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013

I hope everyone wasn't freaking out too bad yesterday when I didn't email (haha). We couldn't find any computers yesterday, but we are allowed to take time later if we can’t do it on Monday. We have a computer lab in the apartment complex with four computers, but two of the keyboards don’t work. The two that work were being used by some ladies who were mostly talking... We might buy a couple keyboards at the thrift shop down the road to use in emergency (haha). We've done service there (the thrift shop) several times and last time I found a Mormon Tabernacle Choir vinyl.

For service we've also helped some members move stuff around. Also, this week we found a lady who had a huge pile of dirt on her driveway that she was taking, by herself, in a wheelbarrow to her backyard. We volunteered to help and we came by the next day and it took us three hours to take back there and spread out. That was with four of us and she was planning on doing it on her own! She was very grateful and said "Maybe I’ll have to convert now". She was mostly kidding... for now.

I have a request for a shout out for the blog. So I would like to give a shout out to Chase Armstrong. He is a studly football player and a great friend. He said he wanted to be famous, so there you go (haha)! If anyone else would like a shout out to be famous let me know!

Transfer meeting was last Thursday and it was my companion’s last transfer, so he is home right now. He gave me tons of his stuff because he was just going to throw it away. My new companion is Elder Aland from Alpine, California. He is also on his last transfer! So I’ll be "killing" my second companion in a row. That is just slang people use in the mission. Also according to the mission slang Elder Littledike was my dad and Elder Aland is my step dad.

Elder Aland is much quieter than Elder Littledike, so I talk a lot more than before, which will be good practice. He played football and tennis in high school. Since he is leaving after this transfer that means I will be here for at least another transfer after that, so I can pass off all the investigators. That’s fine because I would rather stay here longer anyways.

What good-looking ties!

The scripture I am memorizing this week is Ether 12:6. It talks about how we "receive no witness until after the trial of our faith". Many people out here want us to show them evidence of God, the gold plates, or something to prove our message. Later on in the chapter it talks about miracles from the Book of Mormon that happen after faith. In the mission (or life) not much is going to happen unless you have faith and then go out and do something about it.

-Elder Miles

The New Companion

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