So this past week was transfer week in the Mission office so we were in the office a lot trying to figure things out. Today was transfers and I got transferred out of the Office and I am now in the Totem Lake ward, in the Kirkland Stake. Kirkland is where Costco started which is pretty awesome! My new companion is Elder Randolph, he is from Spanish Fark Utah and he has been on his mission for about 1 year and 3 months. He was in the Bothell ward when I was in the Kenmore ward long ago haha. So its good to finally be with someone I actually know! :)
I have been listening to some talks recently and one of them was Spiritual Crocodiles by President Packer. It is a really great talk. It talked about how we need to be alert in the world we live in, there are spiritual crocodiles everywhere. Its crazy because this talk was given in 1976! CRAZY and it pertains so much to the world we live in now.
I really liked this quote:
"If you will listen to the counsel of your parents and your teachers and your leaders when you are young, you can learn how to follow the best guide of all—the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. That is individual revelation. There is a process through which we can be alerted to spiritual dangers. Just as surely as that guide warned me, you can receive signals alerting you to the spiritual crocodiles that lurk ahead.
If we can train you to listen to these spiritual communications, you will be protected from these crocodiles of life. You can learn what it feels like to be guided from on high. This inspiration can come to you now, in all of your activities, in school, and dating—not just in your Church assignments."
We need to know what the "language" the spirit is to be able to get through life.
I am grateful to be on a mission! I am loving it! I am doing great as well! Love ya!
(email from Nov 4, 2014)