Weeks have flown by.. It is week 5 already? When did that Happen.
Well interestingly enough it happened as we lost ourselves in the work.
This past month has been interesting, New Ward, New Type of People, New Challenges, New Good Times, Most importantly though is that it has been a New Experience.
Experiences are the things that make up who we are, and who we are is how we react to new experiences. The whole idea of serving a mission is a new experience in such a way that the only way you can comprehend is if you yourself go on a mission.
We had an interesting time this week, but a few things stood out and have stuck out for me.
One is an experience with a 80? year old Yugoslavian. He was an interesting fellow, told us alot about his life, some things... we did not need to know, others... we definitely did not need to know. But as I reflect on that encounter it reminded me of something that I have heard frequently throughout my life. I am A Child Of God, And he loves me. As well as me, he loves everyone of his spirit children here on this earth that, have, are, or will be. It is amazing to think that this man although alone and not very interested in living certain principles of the Gospel was a Child Of our Heavenly Father and that although all of us do wrong, he still loves us. Amazing that it is also the First Principle of the Gospel, The most sung song in the Church and the First Article of Faith.
The Second Experience was interesting. While out door knocking we came across a lady who clearly had no interest in hearing us. However she told us to "Go be boys" Immediately sprang in to my mind a talk from D todd Christofferson if I am correct, "let us be men"and also a quote from John Taylor.
When Told:We are not like other men
JT" We know it, we don't want to be. We want to be like God"
Love you all Ka kite Ano
Elder Jackson Fankhauser.
Australia Brisbane Mission
May 2015 - May 2017