Because I forgot to choose a scripture for my plaque, i will choose one now: Isaiah 40:11...it says "He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young." I like this scripture because it expresses the true nature of how missionary work should be done. Rather than simply baptizing people, i will be lovingly leading and guiding people toward Christ. This past week I had the opportunity to go with my branch to the Mount Timpanogos Temple because the Provo temple is currently closed. I love every chance I get to go to the temple, and i can't wait until next P-day when the Provo Temple will be back in business. Tomorrow i will be going to the TRC (Teaching Resource Center) and I will be teaching the first discussion, or at least certain principals in it that pertain to the needs of the investigator, entirely in Russian. The Russian tongue is really starting to come together, right now, over me. I’m scared out of my mind! even though it is only a fake investigator. Yesterday, elder Ablett and I ran into A senior Missionary Couple going to our mission. They were very nice, but I forgot their names. I told the Sister that I can’t wait to have some of her home cooked meals. She asked if we could be her temporary children while she was away from her own...so sorry Mom, but it looks like I now have a temporary Mom for two years...you can still send me packages though! just kidding...but seriously. The Natives and the older district has left and District 10C is now the big cheese. Oh, someone complimented my tie yesterday in Russian, and instead of saying thank you in russian, I accidentally said "Savior" Oops! So thats whats goin on in the MTC. If anybody wants to send me mail I would love it...also if someone could send me Pokemon cards, it would be much appreciated. and I still havent gotten any astronaut ice cream yet...ummm that’s all i need really, now that I have an ample supply of underwear. oh, and i bought chopsticks today...just sayin.
Thank you all for whatever!
Much love and happiness comin your way,
from Elder Paul
Thank you to all thse who are reading this and who are supporting Mitch! It means the wrld to us as his family!