Called to Serve

Called to Serve

Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 56 - Big changes


Well hey everyone! Hope everyone's week went sweet like mine!

So, I had a couple of BIG random (but mostly goodish) changes! For one, my Pdays are on Mondays again.

So Friday, President asked me to come into his office (like normal) except this time, we started with a prayer - that's not very normal...

He started to explain how he (as a mission president) is entitled to revelation for every single missionary and for what they should do, where they should be, and so on. So at this point, I thought he would say that I play my guitar too much at night or something (I don't know haha). But then he explained that he had been praying a lot for me and to figure out how to unlock my potential. After, he said that he received revelation in the temple that I should leave the office and work in Heredia. I was pretty blown away because Heredia is one of the best zones here in the mission.  It always has the best numbers and great missionaries - I thought President was joking haha :) He told me that while I was in the office, I was like an animal trapped in a cage and couldn't get out. We talked about the success I had before I was a secretary and he assured me that this was the best thing for me right now.

"I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go" - I'm just here to serve, that's all :) 

He made me promise him that I would "burn" my new area and that I'd continue to be a cabeza in the mission (a leader) for him. I promised him that, and then he told me that my changes were the same exact day - talk about SURPRISE CHANGES HAHA.  That's really fast.

So I sprinted around getting my stuff ready and packed up. My new area is called Santo Domingo and it's in Heredia. Just north of where I was before. They're fighting to make it into a ward (so it'll be the second branch I've helped make into a ward in my mission - if we're successful). My new companion is Elder Vorwaller from Idaho. He's got lots of energy and is kinda goofy - but I really like him. Even though we're pretty different, I think we'll get along well. I've had other companions I thought I wouldn't get along with and they turned out to be pretty cool :)

So Santo Domingo is pretty hot right now - high 80's. It reminds me a lot of Provo, Utah and it's super rich. The Stake President here LOVES missionary work so I'm really excited for that!

Still getting used to everything because it's all been a whirlwind so I'll be sure to be more focused this week!

I know that the Lord puts change in our lives so that we can be better. He will never do anything or change anything that we can't handle or overcome. Life changes, people change or come and go, a lot is uncertain. But what is certain is that Christ loves each and everyone of us. He knows us perfectly and what we are going through. I've been especially aware of that this week, in many ways - it's been a really hard week, but I've managed my way through it all. I love where I am, what I'm doing, and who I've become (so far, so good haha ;) )

Shoutout to my brother, Dillon, for getting into BYU - that's my boy! Here pretty shortly, the Stott Studs will be hitting up the Y together hehe :)

I finally got my new scripture case! This really talented guy custom-makes them. I LOVE IT! :)

Special birthday shoutout to my old man Dad! Almost half a century now (I'm sure it's weird going from carriages to suburbans) hehe ;) But seriously, love you so much dad. I can't ask for a better example in everything I do. Your influence on me has been deeper than you could realize.

Thank you for all the prayers and support!
It all goes a long way and is very felt!

- Elder Stott 

Yes, that is Bon Jovi

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