This week was crazy crazy and crazy!!!!!! So first and foremost, I was just not feeling it this week! Which is normal- people have bad weeks but this week ended on a high note! Second, I was fed up with biking and I felt that my missionary talents just weren't being used to their full potential. I have been out for 18 months and I have over a year of Leadership experience and a District Leader in East Sac has been bugging me. Not feeling like I am really using my talents. Anyways I have been praying that God would help me feel some comfort and some energy to help me keep going. After I prayed one night I had the feeling that I was getting transferred. A day later I was still praying to know what that meant because I obviously didn't think that I was getting transferred because I just got to Mission Oak ward and this ward is freaking awesome! One of my favorites to be honest. Anyways the Spirit told me that good changes were coming and that Mission Oak still needs me. Ok cool so as far as I know from God I am staying full bike but some kind of changes were happening.
Anyways I had a lot of thoughts go through my head and I was just giving you some idea of what those thoughts were. Luckily President is an inspired man and texted our phone Friday night and asked me to meet with him Saturday morning. I agreed and he sat me down and we had a good talk. I thought he knew I had a rough week and so he wanted to talk about it, you know a good heart to heart! NOOO this man came at me with a new assignment. These were his words: "Elder Nelson big changes are happening right now in the mission and the Lord has asked you to be a part of the big changes. First, I have an assignment for you before I explain more. Will you be my next Assistant?"
Yes of course I accepted! Elder Nelson, aka ME, aka Nelly is a new Assistant in the mission!! Holy talk about responsibility. Assistants always get their transfer call early and so actual transfer calls will be this Saturday and then Transfer Day will be Tuesday. So, I will be one of the four assistants in the mission. I will send a picture of an email from President Hymas. The mission combines with Modesto Mission (July 1st) and President wants to have two sets of Assistants to cover each half the mission. So, I will be slowly be getting "trained" I guess you could say until the mission combines. I don’t have all the full duties of an Assistant but my new companion and I will slowly work into being busy bit by bit. Oh, my new companion! I will be with Elder Ravsten again! I FREAKING LOVE HIM!! Yes, I am amped out of my mind! We will be companions AGAIN! Anyways that was the crazy news that happened this week! I will stay in Mission Oak and Elder Ravsten will come here!
We had Zone Conference this week and it was good! Elder Schwenson and I were back together so you know we had a hard time staying out of trouble! It was all about using the tools the Lord has got us to the fullest and making sure we are responsible at all times! During the Zone Conference all the areas got new smartphones! which I am sure you have heard of missions doing! Anyway, we got a new Samsung J3! Barf! But it is better than our old slide phones so I will not complain! Sorry this email is getting out later than usual we had a combined Zone Activity with President and Sister Hymas in Folsom. We left our apartment at 7:30am to meet some missionaries at the Mormon Center to play ball from 8am to 10am before that activity started! A missionary was calling me out saying he could beat me so you know I had to play him this week and school him! The activity was fun and by the time it ended it was about 2:30pm! That’s why my email is coming out later than usual! Thank you everyone for your emails hopefully you have a beast week!
Also pray that I can be a good assistant because that is going to be crazy!\