Monday, April 24, 2017

Week 17 - Krakow

This week was a good one.  We were out on the street for a lot of the week looking for people, and we also had a couple lessons.  We visited a couple of the members this week, and we just need to visit one more member this week to reach our goal of visiting all the members this transfer.  We'll probably get that taken care of sometime this week.  Transfers are next Monday (which, by the way, means that I will be emailing you all on Tuesday next week).  That's hard to believe.  Time really is flying by.  We are confident that Elder Pettit is leaving because he's been in Kraków for 8 months now.  That's going to be a little sad because he has been a great companion.  I have a feeling I'll stay one more transfer, but I wouldn't be surprised either way.  We'll see what happens.  This week, we got news that the Indian couple we had taught a couple times moved to Warsaw for work, so we gave them to the elders there.  Hopefully something comes out of that.  This week, I was listening to a talk by Elder Holland given at BYU.  He talks about aligning our will to God's.  He used a couple verses from the Book of Mormon that I really like.  They are from the 10th chapter of Helaman when the Lord speaks to Nephi (son of Helaman) after he has spent his whole life preaching the gospel and constantly getting rejected time and time again:

4  [T]hou...hast not sought thine own life, but hast sought my will, and to keep my commandments.
5  And now, because thou hast done this with such unwearyingness, behold, I will bless thee forever; and I will make thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and in works; yea, even that all things shall be done unto thee according to thy word, for thou shalt not ask that which is contrary to my will.

When we align our will to God's, it might not be what we want at that moment, but it will surely be for our benefit in the long run.  When we humbly submit ourselves to God, we are blessed beyone measure even when we receive trials and afflictions.  That is such a comfort to me in my life.  Well, I hope you are all doing well.  I'll email y'all next week, hopefully from here in Kraków.  Have a legendary week!

-Elder Hadfield

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