Monday, January 4, 2016

Elder J has been transferred to... (Jan 4, 2016)

Bueno. WELLL FIRST OFF transfers are tomorrow transfers! We got the info Saturday night and IM GOING TO NAPA! Wasn't expecting that one but I'm excited to go. So a bit of a change up, we're pretty sure I'm gonna be on bike.....

Elder Joyner & Elder Britt, Zone Lord!
I'm not exactly excited about that but it'll be good fun! My companion will be Elder King! I've heard good things about him so it should be a good time! I'll drive down to Rohnet Park tomorrow and then head to Napa with the zone leaders. I've been using
today to try and pack and get everything together! I'm excited yet sad to leave The Promise Land (Santa Rosa).

This past week looked like everyone had some good fun with the New Years and such! To me it didn't really feel like a "holiday" again like Christmas. On the Eve, we were told to be in after dinner. That was like at 6 so we just went to the gym in our complex. I was able to set some good, reachable, challenging goals! I'm excited for this year since I get to be a missionary for a whole year! Not much else happened this week!
Some YM Leaders from Ward

Alma 34:41

"41 But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions."

I really enjoyed Mom's insight on this scripture, of how its very basic and to the point. I like how it says that if we have patience, we will one day rest from our afflictions. That's something we kind of
have to trust in God, that we will rest from our labors, that nothing lasts forever. Mom also said something that i really like too, which is that the Lord will not give us anything that we cannot bear. We HAVE to have that faith to know that we can do it! There's this Mormon message called, "Hope ya know, we had a hard time." It talks about people that sometimes complain to God and basically say, "well God, I hope ya know, we had a hard time with this trial or with this situation." In the video, "we are then reminded to think of the Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane, suffering agony so great that he bled from every pore. His cries to His Father included, Abba. This might be interpreted as a cry from a Son who is in distress to His Father. 'Oh my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as my will, but as thou wilt.'" The Atonement of Jesus Christ covers any and all of the hardships that we go through. He's been there. So when we feel like complaining to God, or saying, "Hope ya know, I had a hard time," I hope we can all remember the everlasting Atonement of Jesus Christ, that was performed for US. I can testify that it's there and that he did it for us. He did His part; let's do ours.

Welp, next time we talk ILL BE IN NAPA! Which means I'll send my new address to y'all next week too! Have a kickin week and to those starting school, GO KILL EM! Love y'all like cra crazy! Talk to ya next week!

Con Amor

Elder Joyner

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