Trrrrrrraaansfers!

23 09 2014

So time has just been flying by as always. I look back and can hardly even think of all the things that have gone on this week. When you are busy and working hard there just isn’t enough time in the day. Unfortunately, my time is going to be cut short today because the emailing people are being kind of strict today. They tried to kick us out before I even got in…

Last week we went and ate at a family’s house in the ward and the father of the house was a chiropractor. I talked to him a little about my headaches and he gave me some good advice and said if I ever felt one coming on, to call him up right away and he was pretty sure he could help me. He also told us that we could come in anytime that we wanted and he would adjust our backs for freeee!! So we did that today:) It felt so good. Other than that, today has been pretty normal – shopping and basketball. I caught a dunk off the backboard so I guess biking might be strengthening my legs a little bit… It feels sooooo good!

Last Wednesday we had exchanges again. I took over the area with the ZL and we had an awesome day. It’s been CRAZY hot here but I’ve seen blessings equivalent to our sacrifices in going out and working in the heat. They actually sent out a message telling us to stay out of the heat as much as possible and to take frequent breaks. I think at one point it was between 112 and 115 degrees…. but it cooled down later on in the week. It’s starting to feel super nice now. I here during the fall/winter/spring, it just feels amazing. But anyway…back to how the exchange went! We went to a member named Bob Davis for breakfast. He is an amazing guy with some crazy stories. I wanted to share one with you all. He said when he was investigating the church and had made the decision to be baptized; his dad called him and said that if he chose to be baptized into the Mormon Church, he would never hear from him again after the phone call. Well Brother Davis already had such a strong testimony that he said that he was sorry and he couldn’t deny the truth that he had learned of and the sprit that he had felt. His dad hung up and he didn’t hear for him for a few years. Then one day he received a call from his dad. His dad explained that he couldn’t imagine anything so important that a child would give up his father for it. So he decided to call up the missionaries and learn about the gospel because he needed to learn for himself what made it so special. Then he said “Bob, would you like to come to my baptism next month?” WOW what a story that was for me to have the privilege of hearing. It is so amazing to see that when we truly trust in the Lord and don’t rely on our own understandings, he pours out his blessings upon us. I don’t know if I would have had faith enough to do what Bro Davis did but I’m so thankful for his testimony. Never be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Well that was one of the highlights of the day on exchanges but we were able to get 6 lessons and 2 new investigators that day. We worked super hard and sweated off a lot.

The rest of the week was pretty normal. We got 23 lessons, 8 members present, all of our OYM’s, but didn’t get people at church:( its soooo sad when we don’t get to see the people we love and care for so much not attending church. It was stake conference so maybe that had a little bit to do with it. Regardless, we really need to work hard at getting them to church.

SOOOO transfer calls were on Saturday. They call the leadership positions in the morning and then everyone else gets calls at night. The morning was all but done when Elder Randall and I got a call… and pretty much the best thing possible happened. I’m staying here in Echo Hills ward. They are amazing. I love them all so much! And guess what?? I’m going to be training this transfer!! Holy crap…I’m not ready for that but I’m super excited. I think training is going to be soooo much fun. I know I’m not qualified but I’m going to be obedient and do everything I can do help this new missionary learn and from the right way. Elder Randall will stay as well. We will be in a trio. Then Elder R will leave and I will finish our boys training next transfer. When I spoke to President Mullen he really expressed how much responsibility he was placing on me as a trainer and said that he was looking forward to working closely with me – which is about word for word of what my setting apart blessing said. That’s pretty cool. We are also getting a car this transfer:) I’m super excited about that. We are going to get a cheap gym membership so we can stay in shape. Missionaries in our area can normally get a pretty good hook up on memberships at a gym that is super close. So it should be an exciting few months!

Everything else is going great here! There are a few cool YM in our ward who are recent converts and we are teaching their friend. He is about 14. We put him on date to be baptized for the 14th. I think he has good potential. The work really seems to be picking up here. I’m just excited to go out and #BaptizeNations!!

I love you all and love to hear from you each and every week. I couldn’t do it without you.

-Elder FischerP1020002

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