Summer’s here in full force (I hope, I don’t want it to get any hotter!)

 

This week has been an interesting week!  On Tuesday, we had a giant leadership conference with all the district and zone leaders of the mission, on Thursday we had Interviews with President Rogers, and on Saturday a zone conference! But it’s been a good week too!

Being in Comodoro again is fun, I’ve ran into a couple of people that I knew from Kilometros, so that’s been fun!
It’s been super hot though, I’ve been sweating it out down here!  But I think I might be starting to get used to it now, which is nice!:)
We’ve been working hard with the time that we’ve had this week!  On Thursday after Interviews, we only had about an hour to work, so we decided to pass by a recent convert.  So we went by and we didn’t find her, but we did find her mom.  For some reason that we weren’t able to find out, she was never baptized, and there’s not even a register of her in our Area Book.  But she said that she had listened to the missionaries and had made friendships with them, and they had given her a Book of Mormon (although she had never read it).  Honest to goodness, it probably was that she never was really interesting in God, she just liked the missionaries.  But when we went on Thursday, everything had changed.  About a month and a half ago, something happened that changed her life completely.  The doctors think that her blood pressure went really high without her noticing, and when she was walking she fell down and hit her head and soemthing in the back of her eyes burst and she went blind in literally an instant.  Since then, she says that she’s locked herself in her house and not wanted to talk to anyone, but recently she started to talk again, right before we knocked on her door.  She said that in the past months she had thought about a lot of things, including the church and the change it made in the life of her daughter when she was baptized, and also the change in her daughter when she stopped going to church.  She also remembered the Book of Mormon that she had, and was filled with a desire to read it, but she couldn’t because she couldn’t see.  Honestly she wasn’t in the mental condition in that moment to share anything big with her, we just talked about the Atonement and how it could make her feel happy again.  And we’ll keep on passing by her!
We’ve also done a lot of contacting with the time that we’ve had this week and found several new investigators and several really good potential investigators!  So we’ll be working with them and going out to find more this week!
Also during my studies this week I’ve been reading a lot of the talks from the last General Conference.  One day I just opened it up and it fell to a talk from the Womans Session by President Uchtdorf, called “A Summer with Great Aunt Rose.”  And it was really, really good!  For any of you priesthood brethren who feel too manly to read the Woman’s Session talks, go back and read it!  I loved what it taught about happiness, and how we need to be happy now, because our future is so bright!  We know that God will win, so we don’t need to worry about of physical state right now!  Just read about the Milenium, and look forward to that!  And also remember that we don’t have to wait until then to be happy, because as Emily Dickenson said, “Forever is composed of Nows!”  Forever doesnt’ start in a tomorow, in a month, or when the 2nd coming arrives, it’s already here!  So if your saying you’ll be happy in the eternities, now that that starts as soon as you want it too!  Happiness through hope!  Okay, maybe some of that was my own interpretation, but it was a really good talk!
I hope that you all have a fantastic week!  Share the gospel with somebody!
¡Les quiero un monton!
Elder Trenton Behunin
People are always asking if we are from the CIA, so we could not resist taking these pictures. DON’T WORRY IT IS PLASTIC! Just zoom in!
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One thought on “Summer’s here in full force (I hope, I don’t want it to get any hotter!)

  1. It was so wonderful hearing from you! It was nice seeing your family over the holidays. I do t get to see enough of them.

    I’m in Oregon right now taking care of Adrienne’s house and cats while she and Doug are in Thailand. I went to church here yesterday and it was quite interesting. This is a very liberal part of the country with all kinds of things readily accepted that are contrary to the teachings of the Gospel. When I went to church it was almost like going to the Temple. None of the worldliness that is so prevalent here was evident within the walls of the chapel. I could have just as easily been in my ward in St. George. The building was filled with beautiful people who obviously live their lives in tune with the teachings of our Savior. It was incredible!

    I have been focusing on reading the Book of Mormon. I just finished reading it Saturday so finally had time to pick up the Conference Ensign. One of the articles I read was the one you mentioned by President Uchtdorf. It was so touching. I had a grandmother who had much the same impact on me. Beautiful.

    It’s so nice to have Andi home, although I think she’d rather still be on her mission. It’s a tough transition from a life totally dedicated to the service of the Lord to the day-to-day requirements of our mortal existence, i.e. college, job, housing, etc. she’s doing fine, but it isn’t easy. You’ll discover that soon enough.

    Got to get to the post office to mail some birthday cards. I love you tons! Enjoy your “hot” summer. I’m freezing in rainy Corvallis!

    Grandma 🐝

    Sent from my iPhone

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