Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Whitewashing Verdemont

Friends and Family! This week has been something else! I'll be honest, whitewashing has been even harder than I expected, I mean, we're really starting from scratch here! No one to teach, no map to be found, our beds don't even have sheets....

My new companion is Elder Thompson, He's from Utah and is a Big Friendly Giant (He's 6'6"!) It’s nice to finally have a companion I can "Look up to" ;) We arrived here together on Thursday and have just been doing lots of finding and trying to get to know the place. My first impressions are... Nigerians. They are everywhere and it’s amazing! I mean, nearly half of sacrament was filled with people from Africa! I'm looking forward to getting to know all the different foreigners and to start working with them. I needed a change from the Irish! 

My favorite part of this week was a lesson we had with a Slovenian couple, they joined the church about a year ago and have been having a lot of questions and are struggling with some doctrine. They invited us over on Sunday and we were able to have a very spiritual conversation with them while we discussed some of their questions. They were so open and honest with us, it was amazing! They have a genuine desire to find the truth and for that reason, I know they will! 

My last few days in Mullingar were fantastic! I'm really going to miss that branch, I was able to spend some quality time with most of the members this week and for that I feel very blessed. I know I wouldn't have been transferred for my last 6 weeks unless it was part of Heavenly Fathers plan for me. The members are amazing here as well and I can’t wait for the friendships I have ahead of me! This week is going to be full of long finding days. Please pray for Elder Thompson and me. Please pray that we will be able to find those our Heavenly Father has prepared for us. We need to fill our teaching pool! 

Today, while the sun shines, work with a will;
Today all your duties with patience fulfill.
Today, while the birds sing, harbour no care;
Call life a good gift; call the world fair.
Today seek the treasure better than gold,
The peace and the joy that are found in the fold.
Today seek the gems that shine in the heart;
While here we labour, choose the better part.

Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth,
As crown of your life and the grace of your youth.
Today, while the heart beats, live to be true,
Constant and faithful all the way through.

Today, today, work with a will;
Today, today, your duties fulfil.
Today, today, work while you may;
Prepare for tomorrow by working today.

I am so grateful for each of you, and I always keep you in my prayers. You are amazing and have divine potential from God! 

 Love, Elder Brycen Cluster