Another cool thing this week was that we saw the Polanders working on a yard off the highway as we were biking, and so we stopped to talk to them. We wanted to help them and so we did a ton of yard work with them for Sister Tracy. I had a really good time doing it and The Polanders have always been great to be around. Elder Smith accidentally ripped his pants really bad so the Polanders took him to get a new pair and then they took us out to dinner. I'm glad we were able to help them with that service. We don't get to do random service like that very often and President Turner has been pushing service so it was a great opportunity for us.
It's been a good week. I had a great time this week. Elder Smith and I have been setting a lot of goals with one another and we have been having a really good time together and we have both been improving on ourselves. I'd say that we both have grown spiritually this week.
I'll know on Saturday night if I am getting transferred. I would say that I will most likely be going. I was thinking about it last night and I thought about how I would honestly be okay with staying in Lexington for the rest of my mission. I have gotten really close to a lot of people and I wish I could stay and serve them for more time. I know that will probably not happen, and that missionary work will still go on here without me, but I will definitely miss this place more than anything. I've been here for almost an entire school year and so I'm sure I've been here long enough for what I was supposed to do here.
That quote is intense Momma! Ty was at that. He probably met Holland personally since he is one of the AP's in his mission. Lucky! (Note: He is referring to this quote from Elder Holland's visit with the youth in Colorado Springs. "“Grab your socks, pull them up to your elbows and grow up. We’re all going to be called on to stand up. Don’t apologize for where everyone else is, square your shoulders, hold your hand up high, and say ‘present and accounted for!’ Then be prepared for the miracles that follow. One can be a multitude.”)
That quote is kind of how I felt this past week. There was a night earlier this week where our entire apartment didn't sleep because the fire alarms went off constantly all night for no reason. We had to drive over to Gilbert's apartment to get some sleep and so the beginning of the week was rough. And it was super hot this week. And my allergies killed me hahaha. I wasn't depressed about it or anything, but I made a decision in my mind that I'm just going to go out, do what I'm supposed to all the time, and not let external circumstances effect my attitude. It's been going pretty well. I feel more disciplined as a person.
Anyway, this week was great. I hope y'all had a great week!
Elder Sean Bills