Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Levi's last 6 weeks!

so yea, I said new companion. but elder Hendry isn't the one being tranfered. im getting transferred. for 6 weeks! yea pretty dang crazy. I did not expect that to happen at all. I was actually thinking it would be cool to go be in one more area for 6 weeks but I didn't expect it to be in this ward. so the new ward im gonna be in is in rocklin. its called granite bay 2nd ward and its the ward that the mission president lives in. so maybe i'll be having dinner with the mission president and his family haha. that would be cool. but im still a zone leader. its just really hard to deal with leaving the people here in auburn after I was here for a while and worked hard for them and their salvation. its like a super bitter sweet situation. im having a really hard time with auburn especially because I didn't have any baptisms here and I didn't really see any body progress really far so im having a hard time thinking if I did what the lord wanted me to do here. I remember my mission president telling me in an interview right after I got into this area "elder heward, I really need you to dig your heels in here". that hit me like a ton of bricks. this zone has been struggling with success and helping people get baptized and it still is and I just felt like that if I dug my heels in the ground like president Weston said then the baptisms would increase and the success would go up and everyones faith would increase. thinking about it now though, the lords success is different than what my idea of success would be. maybe I wasn't supposed to help any body get baptized here but just to prepare them for the next missionaries. whatever it was I really hope to have the spirit confirm to me that what I did here was acceptable to he lord. we'll see. I been learning patience so I will just keep waiting patiently. theres a difference between waiting and waiting patiently. weird huh? kinda hit me this morning. well it doesn't matter when the lord will bless you but that you stay faithful so he can bless you when he sees fit to do so. Love Elder Levi Bowen Heward