Monday, January 20, 2014

Big Changes!

Well folks,

We just got transfer calls today and it looks like I'm staying here, but I am getting 2 new companions. They will be my 6th and 7th companions in 7 months of serving out here in Utah. Locou, não? I'm excited for change. Also, President McCune said that I'm being put in a trio because he believes my VISA is very close to coming through. Hopefully I can stay until at least after the 2nd of Februrary, so I can be there for our triple baptism and confirmation that is coming up. I promised those kids that I would be there. Also, there are people here that have told me that I am meant to teach them, especially some families that we've recently found. I don't want to dissapear when they need their questions answered and when we've already built a great relationship with them, but no matter what happens we just have to trust in the Lord and do our best, and "he shall direct [our] paths".

Other than that, there isn't much news. Life is good. The mission is great. Time is flying. Each day I find myself learning so much more about life, about the Savior, and about my purpose. 

I only have 1 section of D&C left to read. After reading it, I feel like I know more-so how the Lord works. In D&C 100, the Lord addresses Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith as his friends. That hit me really hard when I first read that. How do I become friends with the Lord. Then someone showed me John 15:26:

 14 Ye are my afriends, if ye do whatsoever I bcommand you.
 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you afriends; for all things that I have bheard of my Father I have made cknown unto you.
 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have achosen you, and bordained you, that ye should go and bring forth cfruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in myname, he may give it you.
We might not know it or not, but we are the Lord's friends when we know and do his work. He has chosen us and each day it's our job to choose him. 
I love you guys. Choose you this day whom ye will serve.
-Elder Sellers
PS: Thanks for the letters Gpa Wiley!