Hey! This past week was great! So, for transfers I’m gonna be staying in White Mesa and Elder Hudson is heading down to Indian Wells, AZ. I’m picking up my new companion, Elder Rigby, tomorrow in Farmington. It’ll be super cool.
This past Monday, we went up to Monticello with the Blanding elders and played some volleyball and basketball, as well as some pool. We met with Wanda again and learned how to do lumework. It was really easy to pick up.
I’m happy I get to be in White Mesa for another six weeks. There’s so much to do and so many people I haven’t met yet (which is surprising ’cause it’s White Mesa). While I was in Montezuma, we went and helped teach a seminary class there. There was only 5 kids, but the lesson was on Exodus 16. One of the things we discussed about the chapter was the symbolism of the manna and how we can apply the experiences of the Children of Israel to us today. One of the lessons we can take away is that in order to get something (like manna/food) you have to work for it. But, the biggest lesson is that each day the Children of Israel had to gather manna (except Sunday) and they could only get as much as they could eat – no more no less. And only by abiding completely to God’s commands were they able to get fed. The comparison to the modern days is that each of our Spirits needs spiritual feeding, And each day we can “feed” our spirits by reading the scriptures and praying. It’s so simple, yet so hard to do. But, for me I know that starting off each day with an hour of personal study fully invested in “feeding” my spirit helps set the table for my day.
I’m doing great, and I’m glad I’m serving in Utah, in little White Mesa. There’s so much good in life, there really is. Here’s the 8th article of faith: “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” The bibles pretty sweet to read and it’s even better when you have the Book of Mormon to clarify things.