Friday, September 25, 2015

Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 12:06 PM
This week was pretty insane. So here's how it all went down. 
Trainers get a call on Friday that they should attend the training meeting on Saturday. I did not get that call so I never went to the trainers meeting. On Tuesday, one of the elders in our zone (who did not get a training call originally) got a call from the APs to tell him that he was going to train. Well I never got a call so I was for sure not training. Then we get the transfer call on Tuesday night and it says "Elder Nyholm will be serving in Lees Summit 2nd as a District Leader and will be training a new missionary". Uhhhhhhhh... Thanks for the heads up President. So now I am training Elder Shawgo. 
Here are Elder Shawgo's stats. He is from Eagle Mountain Utah. He just graduated high school. He is a Spanish speaking missionary, came from the Provo MTC. He did swim team in high school. And he's a super solid missionary so I'm super glad to be able to train him this transfer. For your information, he is the 3rd Spanish speaking companion that I have had. 
So Elder Cope took of to Gallatin on Thursday which was a bummer. I'm sad to see him go. I liked him a lot. Gallatin has about 1,500 people in it... Boons. 
Thursday we went to transfers, picked up Elder Shawgo, got back and made some visits. Friday we started studies and got a call "KC1 elders got T-Boned at an intersection. They are ok but we need you to go pick them up". So we went and got them which took about 2.5 hours out of our day. When we got back we found out that we had to give our car to the KC1 sisters so we lost our car unexpectedly. And then on top of all that, our Housing Coordinator called us and told us that he signed a lease for a new apartment and that we needed to move. So we spent the rest of that day moving. So it was a busy busy crazy day. 
Saturday we got to ride bikes! First time in about a year that I rode a bike. Luckily the weather cooled down and it was almost too chilly to ride. It was awesome. I'm so excited to get a car back again haha. We are so much more effective with a car. I'm pretty sure that we will get a car back today though so it's ok :) 
Sunday was awesome because we had a few of the Less-Active families that we are working with come to church. I get really excited whenever they come. It makes me feel like the time we spend is actually worthwhile. We had a pretty slow week of teaching but it was ok because we had so many people come to church :)
Yesterday in church we discussed President Benson's talk "Beware of Pride". It says "Pride is the universal sin, the great vice... The antidote for pride is humility--meekness, submissiveness. It is the broken heart and contrite spirit." I've always thought that humility is such an awesome attribute to have and we learn from the scriptures that those who are humble followers of Christ are those who will eventually inherit the Kingdom of God. Christ himself was our perfect example of humility, always willing to submit to the will of the Father. I know that as we similarly submit to the will of our Heavenly Father that we will be blessed for our humility and more easily recognize the blessings from our Heavenly Father in our lives. 
Hehe we went to give a lady a blessing at the hospital and saw reserved clergy parking so we used it. Definitely a highlight of the week haha. 
That's about it for the week. I love you! Make it a great week!
     -Elder Nyholm

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