Monday, February 2, 2015

Leaving it in the Lord's hands

Another great week. We've been trying to stay as busy as possible, but unfortunately we had 11 appointments cancel this week so we only taught four. We still enjoyed and took advantage of those opportunities we had to teach.

We took a fun adventure on Tuesday. We were driving through Palmer Park and I saw a rock I really wanted to go climb I did. hahah We ended up doing our weekly planning up there in the rocks. It was super cool. Go to the top of the mountain, right?

On Wednesday we helped an inactive member move into her new apartment. Surprisingly she had a lot of stuff, so it took a while but we got it done! That night we went on splits with the High Priests to visit families that have recently moved into the ward. I went with Brother Sanchez, and unfortunately we only had one door open. The person who opened the door wasn't even the person we were looking for, but we decided to talk with this guy anyway. He wasn't very friendly, so our meeting at his door was very brief.

Thursday we did our service at the Colorado Springs Service Mission again. I always enjoy that. It's so awesome to see the volunteers give so much of their time for others in need. On Thursday night we were on exchanges with the Zone Leaders, and we had the most interesting dinner ever. Sister Warner made us spaghetti. However, we didn't eat with forks...or plates.. or even regular cups. I had like a cupcake tray to use for a plate, a mason jar for my cup, and an EGG BEATER for my "eating utensil". It was so fun! (This would be a hilarious activity for the youth, talk to them about etiquette. Then disregard everything you've said about etiquette and eat like this hahahah so fun.)

Friday morning we had our district meeting which went really well. Nothing too special happened on Saturday besides the fact it was another day I was able to live in.

Sunday's are always my favorite days of the week! I had the opportunity to bless the Sacrament yesterday which felt SO good to do again! We had an awesome testimony meeting, and then we had the opportunity to teach the 16-17 year-old's Sunday School class. During third block, all the Priesthood was combined and we discussed the ward mission process and goals. I was asked to bear my testimony on missionary work. Along with that I shared the experience the Ashes had with the Du family. The spirit was so strong. It was a neat experience.

No news on Taiwan. It's starting to frustrate me a little bit. I love it here in Colorado Springs. I just wish I could know when it is that I am leaving. That's the only bad part about it all, not knowing when. I wouldn't mind being here for another couple of months. I just struggle with not knowing when it is I'm leaving. I always just have to remind myself that it is in the hands of the Lord. Everything is. His timing is perfect, and bottom line is I don't need to know when I'm leaving. I just need to keep doing what I need to be doing and let Him take care of the rest. Leave it in the Hands.

My Book of Mormon reading has been better than ever. It's hard for me to stop reading once I start. I've gained so much from what I've been reading. I know with all of my heart that it is the word of God. I'm near the end of Alma, so the reading has been pretty intense. My favorite super hero now is Captain Moroni. The guy is amazing. Read Alma 48: 11-17. The Book of Mormon is true!

Sorry, my thoughts are going every where in this email haha. It's amazing to hear how well you all are doing. Watching those clips of Mica playing rugby made me so jealous. He looks like he's tearing it up out there. I'm super excited for Quinn to get the priesthood. It's going to be awesome to see him exercise the power. I think Kenyon could handle Economics. Are they offering that at the Junior High now? That's neat.

Mom and Dad I love you guys. You guys are an inspiration to me. I'm so grateful to have such amazing people as my parents. I think of you guys everyday, and it motivates me.
I love and miss you all. Have a blessed week!

Elder Chase Matua

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