Also this is some new news please if you have not already done so SEND ME ANYTHING! Transfers are next week. Originally I didn't think I'd be moving but with this news there is a chance that I may. The missionary department just split our mission with Denver south again. THis time they are taking Parker South stake and all the missionaries in the zone that were in that stake are coming down here and helping to open new areas and split some old ones. This may include ours. So i may be moving...may not...may not have anything of the sort happening but just in case! Don't send anything that isn't already sent till after next Tuesday. Cool?
This week I've been thinking a lot about patience and having things done in Gods
time. That really is the best definition of Patience. It is the ability to wait for things that will be done in Gods time. I think this scripture helps a ton. It's in Mosiah 23
21 Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith.
As a missionary that subject can be tough for us. We can get a mentality that God has when he sees us screwing up. I know that sometimes he has to have super patience when he sees me do something stupid. Like "DUDE! Why did you do that!"
I kinda say that to people we teach. Things like
"I know! this will make you a better person but you refuse to do it.."
I think that we have to have more patience in order to become better people. Yeah it sucks but I believe that doing it will help! I've seen firsthand the fruits of patience from other people. People like parents, brothers, friends, or even other missionaries as they see those they love get baptized. It is a good feeling once the end comes.
Anyway that's all I got this week. I hope you all are doing good. Love ya!
Peace and Love
Elder James Harrison Nielsen