Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A day late due to Zone Conference

Hey everyone! I have had an awesome week! We just had zone conference yesterday, the last one from President Mehr! He taught an awesome lesson and is such an inspired guy, I've always been super impressed with him and I'm going to be sad to see him and sister Mehr go! My favorite thing that was said was probably when president mehr was talking about trials, and explaining how without trials, we aren't capable of being as happy! There isn't a greater feeling than being brought low, and then brought up by God again to experience real happiness and the difference between the two! I thought the whole conference was great and I feel like I learned a lot! More good news me and Elder Van Den Herik had a baptism this week! 'A,' who we found way back in January, made the choice this week to be baptized!! I was so excited for her and the whole thing went great! She's got a very strong testimony and was a little hesitant about why she needed to be baptized again but after taking some time to work out her concerns, she became very prepared and excited to take this step to follow Christ and become closer with him. I got a hint from President Mehr in my interview that I'm staying in paramaribo one more transfer, but probably with a different companion! I was thinking, and realized that I am going to have spent half of my mission in ONE area!!! Paramaribo south and Munder are for the most part combined, we gave a portion of it to the new sisters who came in this last week but the rest was absorbed into south, or the place where I started off, and after this next transfer,  I'll only have a year left! I was kind of freaking out when I was thinking about how long i've been in one place but hey if it's where the lord needs me to be then so be it! We had a couple other elders from french guyana come and stay with us and they were awesome and we had a great time, one was elder savard and the other was elder Chedister, the first from canada the second from california, they were hilarious and great guys it was cool to have them with us for a couple of days. It was a superrrrrr busy week and me and elder van den herik are sad at the idea of having to split up but other than that I'm doing awesome and still loving it out here, I hope you all have a great week and I'll be back on Monday to let you guys know where I'm going and who my companion is for sure!
Elder Carpenter

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