Elder Packham shared Mark 9 with me this week and it has given me a chance to think about a lot of things in my life. I believe in the Savior but I do recognize a need for more faith and knowledge. This is something that I am continually working on in my life. I worry about my children and I am constantly praying, like that father in Mark. My greatest desire in life is that my children have a testimony of a loving Father in Heaven and a solid foundation of faith in the Savior. As always, I appreciate his thoughts.
The news from Montana - Transfer calls came this week and Elder Packham will be staying in Billings.
Elder Packham and his companion did some service this last week - they raked a 5 ft pile of leaves = 70 bags of leaves!!! The project ended up being bigger than they anticipated and they called in reinforcements. Here is a picture:
"When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." Mosiah 2:17
Below is Elder Packham's email from this week:
Do you have snow? Yeah it's snowing today actually! Wahoo! Yay (:
Are you teaching anyone? We are teaching a couple 3 people. AC, PH, and L, but our focus is less actives.
What has been the most uplifting/spiritual thing that has happened to you this week? I'll mention later-look for the name: Pretty Paints
How are you adjusting to your Ipad? It's a tough adjustment because paper is so nice. No sarcasm. There are kinks that need to be worked out but the mission is taking it in stride.
Do you have any positive online stories? Yeahhh I'll share later on (:
How is your companion doing? He's doing great!
What is it like being a district leader in this new area? I love being a district leader. I love being able to serve those around me. It's different. But it's a great opportunity and my district is awesome. I'll be torn if any of them leave, but excited for new missionaries as well.
Do you see Elder Inman a lot? I do! We talk every day (: He's getting transferred though to Big Fork Montana which is over by Kalispell in the north western side. He will be a district leader there.
Did you ever get the package I sent a month ago? The assistants forgot to grab it while they were in Great Falls. They will be grabbing it this transfer week.
Are you ready for winter? I'm stoked for winter. Although It'll be a cold one. BOOOO!!!
Have you heard from Lindsie aka Sister Perchon? I have. I sent her a dear elder in the MTC and I've received an email from her. I'm emailing her back today.
I am proud of Jake. He is doing really well and I can tell how much he is growing. Unlike him, I do not think I would be excited for snow and I worry about him freezing his batookus off. Most importantly, I love him heaps!