Monday, January 12, 2015

What's Your Why?

Transfers!!!! Elder Coggins is leaving and going to Rigby. I'm sad to have him leave. He is a great missionary. Very driven and works very well with members and missionaries. My new companion is Elder Fontes (Say it like PhoneCheese). He is from Brazil. We have worked together before. He was a district leader in Shelly when I was a zone leader in the IF South Zone. He is AWESOME!!!! I’m very excited to be his companion!
The zone did much better this week! We were able to teach much more and more people have accepted the invitation to come unto Christ and be baptized! These missionaries are awesome! There is a lot of change happening in the zone. One missionary is leaving today, another at the end of the month, and another one 2 weeks into February. It doesn't look like we will stop changing!!! haha Such is life!

We had another missionary with us this week. His name is Elder Polly. His companion had to go home so he hung out with us this week. It’s been real fun getting to know him and work with him. He has a strong testimony of the Atonement and the power it can bring.
This week I also went on exchanges with Elder Moraza. He is a great missionary. He loves the work and he loves the people. He was a great example to me of getting out and talking to people. He and I made a goal to talked to everyone we came in contact with. This is something I have struggled with my whole mission. I HATE awkward situations. HATE THEM!!! So, sadly, I walk past people who I should be talking to. But I have gotten much better at it. Just this week we talked to a guy as we were walking out of an apartment complex. It ended up that he was a less active member who was struggling with some addictions. We were able to testify of Christ’s Atonement and how it CAN help him. We invited him to come with us to the Temple Visitors Center the next day and he came!!! It was awesome! We talked about the temple and the potential we all have as Children of God. He left with a smile and we are going to watch “Meet the Mormons” with him tomorrow :) (That’s a movie that was recently in theaters, if you didn’t know.  Watch it.  It’s cool.)
"What’s your WHY?" What drives you to get up in the morning? Why do you do the things you do, and why don’t you do the things you want to do! We must find our "why." Once you figure out why, you have no reason to stop! Why do I do the things I do? Because I want to make it to the Celestial Kingdom and live with God and my family forever. I want to see Madeline again. I want to make my God and my Savior proud. What’s your why?

Love you!

Elder Eldredge

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