We have been blessed and have had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people I have ever known. We have only been here for over a week and most of these people we feel like we have know for a transfer with how special they are to us. We have been blessed with investigators, and just as important, the help of the members. This is a great area and we are excited to see what the Lord has in store, and we are enjoying the blessings of this great work.
Elder Cornett is an amazing missionary. He amazes me with the things he says, straight from the spirit. We learn a lot from one another, and we have been able to help each other out in all aspects both personal and missionary matters.We have had many good conversations and experiences that have brought us close to one another. He is an inspiring example and I love him.
The missionaries are doing good from what the zone leaders and district leaders are saying. As you already know we have decided to call two companionship's of missionaries daily so that we can get to know them better on a personal level and that they may feel our love for them. We have asked zone leaders to be on board with us, if there is anyone in their zones that would be in need of a call of love. We feel that this will help in many aspects some of the few would be the overall unity of the mission and missionaries realize the love their leaders have for them. As we talked to zone leaders today, we discussed the vision the Lord has for this mission and for the leaders. <For mission Pres>Elder Cornett and I are still in the middle of it, with much to be added however, we would like to discuss some of the goals and expectations we feel would be good as well as yours for us and the mission.
You never know how you are going to react in a tragedy such as this, and when things like this happen you can't explain it. I feel so scatter brained, it has taken me way to long to even write this email. I wont attempt to explain my thoughts and feelings because I myself can not figure them out. I am holding up well and taking a bit at time. It is still not real to me and will not fully be until the day I get home. I have felt the Lord's protection through it all. It was hard reading all the emails today. I try to get my mind off things, and wear a smile around others but it still hurts inside. The only time I feel at peace is when I am in lessons. I am praying so hard and trying to figure things out myself. I just want to deal with it all at once or deal with it later, so I can be focused on the missionaries and the investigators, because I feel I am not my best for them lately. It is distracting but It should be its my best friend/ my brother that died, I lost him. I am trying to find the balance of copping and consecration. I love you all and I wish I could just talk to you face to face and physically feel your arms around me, but I have felt them spiritually and I have literally felt held up by means beyond this world. I will be alright guys, don't worry about me, I will be able to talk to him. Please help the Norton family.I want them to be there at the next skype call. I love you guys and miss you so much. Please pray for those who actually need your prayers. I love you