Monday, June 25, 2012

Elder Hundley

Well I guess I'll start out with the biggest news first, Transfer calls came on Saturday night, and I'm being transferred to Vancouver to work in the Spanish Branch there. This will be good. I'll miss Boardman a lot but Transfers are transfers. I'll be serving there with Elder Hundley, whom I went to High school with and we came out on our missions the same day. So that will be fun. In other news, Elder Bao got called to be a Zone Leader in Yakima, so I'm excited for him! He's an Awesome missionary and was an Awesome Trainer. They've made some big changes in the mission as far as Spanish missionaries go. There used to be 2 companionships of 4. One in Pasco and one in Yakima, but they made those both back into regular Zone leader Companionships. They're also opening a new Spanish area in Benton City. Also one of our Office couples, The Wilsons are going home. We're going to miss them, they've been great.
This week has been pretty good. We made progress with lots of our investigators. Our ward had its monthly Pot luck on thursday and they got a really good turn out. Bishop Rogers brought some of his neighbors and introduced them to us. They were really nice and said the missionaries could come by and talk to them. There is also a lady who teaches piano here in boardman to a lot of member families and she is interested to meet with the missionaries.
I've been studying the topic of conversion lately. Elder Hallstrom talked in conference how conversion to the church and conversion to the Gospel are 2 different things. though they're both important, conversion to the gospel is the weightier matter. One could be converted to the church and fulfill there calling and go every sunday, but its a shaky foundation if they aren't converted to the Gospel. As we become converted to the gospel by developing faith, repenting, renewing baptismal and other covenants, keeping the holy ghost, and enduring to the end, we are built on a firm foundation and we cannot be shaken or fall away.
I'm really grateful for the opportunity to serve a mission and teach people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and bring them knowledge of the Plan of Salvation. I know these things are true and can bring us more happiness than any other thing in life.
Well I wish a very Happy Birthday to Justin, and another Happy fathers day to Dad,
and a very very happy Birthday and Baptism to RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Elder Partridge
8202 W. Quinault Ave. # D
Kennewick, WA 99336

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