California Irvine Mission

California Irvine Mission

Monday, June 27, 2016

Great Week!


 This week has been super crazy! We've had so much to do preparing for President Clark's arrival. Its been interesting being in a companionship of 4, but its been awesome because we all get along great. We planned out exchanges last week and tonight they all start. We'll be all over the place this transfer! Elder Putnam has like 14 exchanges and so does Elder Ashton. And Elder Everett and I will be doing like 7 or 8. Its going to be crazy, but there is seriously like no time to slow down. Or to sleep for that matter! Its keeping all of us working hard though.
  Something else that happened that was awesome was yesterday at church, lots of people showed up who don't normally come! And I was able to pass the sacrament, while I was passing it I walked past this guy I hadn't seen before and he looked sad. I made a mental note to go talk to him afterwards. When the meeting ended, I looked for him, but he was gone. I was kinda bummed out thinking I missed him, but a Spanish guy in one of the other ward that meet in our building grabbed Elder Ashton aside and told him that somebody had questions about the church. It was the guy! We went and talked with him for a little bit, his name is Juan Jacobo. He doesn't speak Spanish though.. which was interesting because even the white people speak Spanish in Santa Ana. But we talked with him and he told us that he has a Girlfriend who is a member in Fullerton and that he felt like he needed to see what the church was all about so he came. Elder Ashton asked him if he had felt something while he was in Sacrament meeting, and he started to cry. He told us that he couldn't explain what it was, but he cant talk about it without getting emotional. We told him that it was the spirit letting him know that its where he needed to be. Then he said, "I think you're right, I want to join your church. How do I do that? Where do I start?" And now we have an appointment with him tomorrow at 3:30!!! I'm so excited! He's so ready and humble. It was an awesome experience.
   Anyways, things are great! I love my mission! And I read a quote this week that really put it into words the way I feel about it. And its by President Hinckley and it says:

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. [The fact is] most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust,cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

I hope you all have a great week! Love ya!

Con amor,

Elder Fuell

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