Hey Everybody... this will be a little on the shorter side today, because we are suppose to go meet up with some other elders, so i can show Elder Ebanks what he will be teaching for District Meeting... Yep you heard right. i am no longer a District Leader transfer calls came in Saturday morning and the Assistant told me that because i had been a District Leader For so long (7 transfers about 9 1/2 months) that they were going to let this other elder give it a shot. so i am just a regular missionary once again... its kind of weird not being in Leadership, but it will still be good.
I was not moved anywhere, but my awesome companion Elder Naeata was Transferred to Covina with elder Meeks... Lucky guy! i would love to serve with Elder Meeks again. i was sent a new companion his name is Elder Tovey... he is from Oregon and has been out for about 4 months. it should be good he seems like he will be a good companion who wants to work hard... we have some things in common, so that always makes things a little bit better. This transfer should be a good one... we are hoping to have 3 baptisms!
New Years Eve was good! we went over to a members home and played some games with them a little bit before we went in for the night so that was fun! it sounds like you guys had a crazy party and lots of fun... thats awesome!
Sunday night we had an awesome lesson with Jackie Meek... (her home is where we skyped from) she fed us and then her and i were talking in the kitchen about religion and what its all about. she is buddhist and believes that what ever church makes you happy is the church that works for you... i told her she has a view of religion all wrong. we began to have a pretty good discussion on the restored church and it was really good. she has a problem with mans hand involed with religion, but i told her that the Doctrine is true, what we believe is true and if God says that this is his true church... the only Church that God set up on the earth is this one, well dont you think you should be a part of it? and she said yeah and that makes sense and i would know what i would have to do (meaning get baptized) but then she said that she had a bad upbringing with religion in her life and when she heard that most of her family is now newly members of the chruch she was like "oh great not this again" and so at this point she is kind of stubborn and is choosing Buddhism but we are slowly getting her to change! right after that talk we had... we shared the gospel overview lesson and im pretty sure she is hooked now! taught her straight out of the Bible so she could see that nothing has been changed Doctrinally. and so we will see how things are going with her when we stop by!
Everything is going pretty good for us! we hopefully have alot of good things going on this next week!
I love you guys and hope you all get back into work and school smoothly!
Love you very much and i thank you for everything!
Love Elder Emery
oh yeah my new years resolution is no more caffeine or carbonation... adn i am going to be a more loving kind caring person.