Monday, September 8, 2014

Letter home from Elder North

Date:  September 8, 2014
Area:  Oxford, Mississippi
Companion:  Elder Despain

Dear Grapes,

No call this morning, so I am staying in Oxford for the time being! Another six weeks with the all powerful Elder Despain! It's been interesting.
We started teaching a Catholic girl who saw the Book of Mormon Musical. Combined with previous hearsay about the church she wants to look into it and is the most studious investigator I've ever seen. She does her reading assignments and more and I hope this trend continues.

We had CJ over to the ward BBQ and he was able to meet some members and do a church tour. He seemed very thoughtful after.

The new GPS sent to me works great and I'm very grateful. Elder Despain was over the moon when it arrived, glad we could use a new one since his is failing.

Just a thought about the Book of Mormon:  Nephi being called to specific action and later as a prophet may also indicate that Sam was not meant for that same calling. We are given few details about what Sam was occupied with throughout the Book of Mormon. Perhaps he cared for the grandchildren, or took care of Sariah?
Nephi is indeed the example, but Sam holds a valuable lesson in observing others. So long as we can see their hearts are in the right place and that they take up the good fight when necessary, we needn't judge them further.

Things are geared up for heavy traction in the coming six weeks, let us hope we can accomplish all the lord has required of us.

-Elder North

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