It has been a good week. It was sad and hard to leave so many of those i loved last week. They said some very inspiring and touching things one of which was that they said they have never had a misionary like me who has taken such good care of them and helped the area so much. They wanted me to stay so bad, but it was time to go. They wrote me a nice letter all of them and bought me a way cool framed picture of the Christ. They made me promise to call when I got to my new area (havent yet :/ sooo busy) and to keep in touch. The Lord's converts that I had the privledge to teach and baptize were so sad and many cryed as welll as members and elder Burt hich made it even harder but was good and I felt that it was time.
I have been transfered to an area called Hrazdan its known as the promise land of the mission but little does everyone know, Alaverdi is the best kept sercret in the mission, I will give it 6 months before its the talk of the mission. But Hrazdan is great. Its so so cold. Its easily flirting with 0 below every day. Its been a lot of just getting to know people first and develop realationships with them before I can really teach them to their needs and figuring out how bold I can be with who. These are some great people here, just like every area. The church is young here and Gago the branch president is already relying on us a lot for leading the new branch and teaching lessons. He said 10 min before sacarment hey your giving a talk i said ok what on, he said whatever you want man. Ha its great and during the preisthood meeting he sat down and after the prayer he said Elder Lunt turn to chapter one and teach...I said ok and taught, was winging it but nobody knew that, and the spirit backed me up. The missionaries here are so respected. There is something special here, I can already tell, but I dont know what it is, I feel something is waiting for me. Someone very special or something, I can feel it through the spirit each day.
I am district Leader, and I dont like it. It takes the little time i use to have for studying or writing in my journal. I loved being group leader and serving the Armenians, serving missionaries is a lot different and not as enjoyable, the District leader is kinda of like the PVT of the military does the ground work and most busy work, i realy dont like it, but praying for a change of nature to like it. I am trying to get to know everyone in the district personally, their likes, interests, dislikes. My Dad always said people dont care how much you know, until they know how much you care, so true. Elder Kay is my new companion he is a great guy, he has a fun personallity and right off the bat we clicked and got along, obviously we are still in the early honey moon stages of the companionship but I can already tell that hes a great missionary and that he has great motives and priorties. He struggles with the language (he is in his second transfer), one group below me but hes getting a lot better already as I try teach him what I know. I just trying to set a good example and help him out with planning and other things that make or break success in misisionary work. And am trying to learn from him as well.
We had some neat miracles this week and yesterday. I will share one of the following. Yesterday a contact called us and said we needed to meet and thats exactly what we did. He introduced us to two other ladies in some humble circumstances, and we taught the restoration and with some how to begin teaching tailored to thier needs, the spirit was very strong, strong enough to point out, I told them that this great feeling is the spirit and that if they read and pray about our message that they would feel this everyday. They felt it. One of the ladies was in tears with how "light, and peaceful" she felt. Those are always special lessons when the spirit comes that strong and its those lessons that make all the difficult times worth it. Thanks for all you do.
I love you all, and wish you could be here, a day in the life of what I get to do everyday. If only people in this world knew what true happyness and joy was. Love you all and pray for my family here in Armenia everyday and in America. Be happy, smile,
Love Elder Lunt