But since this transfer is shorter, we only had 4 of the 5 weeks to doexchanges and the assistants called and wanted to do an exchangethis weekend as well. So over all, we have 8 exchanges to do in 4 weeks!It’s crazy. At the beginning of this week we went to Convington to goon exchanges with the district leader and then the other set ofmissionaries in Mandeville, who are in the process of training andbeing trained. I had a lot of fun and got to get to know a lot of the missionariesbetter. On Tuesday I got to play basketball there and was able to beatup on all these high school kids. Little did I know but 12 of them werenot members. Convington is this super rich, nice area and isprobably one of the nicest areas in our mission. I saw Tim McGraw'smansion on the water. It was pretty sweet. Then this weekend I went
on an exchange with one of the assistants, Elder Carter. He is a cool kid and
I was able to learn a lot.For those of you who don't know what an exchange is. It's.... When mycompanion and I go to another missionary's area and I go with one ofthem and Elder Bennett goes with the other. We get to talk, teach andget to know them. It's a great way to learn new things from differentmissionaries and sometimes it's to get a companionship who is notgetting a long away from each other.This week we were able to have a lesson with this one family who Iwill probably be talking a lot about... the Costas. They have tons ofpart members in their family, so we hope to be working with them alot. But we were able to use that story that momma sent me about theguy playing the violin in the DC subway station,and how he was playedBach and stuff but no one really noticed him... that one. Well we readit and they loved it. Then I asked who can the people in the storyrepresent. And we came up with that the guy is Christ and the preciousmusic is the Atonement. The people passing by is us. Some of us justwalk right on by without even noticing what Christ is constantly doingfor us, and some just stop for a second, throw a few coins and thenkeep on going. I loved how only the children wanted to stop andlisten, but then the parents want them to keep going. We all know howmuch Christ loves little children and how so much more spiritual they
are then the rest of us. The spririt was super strong and I know thatthey all felt it. It was awesome.
Friday, February 22, 2013
This week I went on 3 exchanges! Normally we only have 1 a week.