Elder D. Andrew Greenman

Our son, Elder Andrew Greenman, has been called to serve in the Mozambique Maputo Mission. He has asked me to create this blog so that you, the reader, can read his letters to home. His current writing address is found below along with the most recent letter.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tenth Transfer

It happened again, transfers.   This one disapeared  right out of my hands.  Elder Berg and I had a blast together.  The week started out well.  Las monday we went bowling with President Kretly and it was the funnest p-day i've had in a long time. Elder Berg and I were on a team with President and there were two other teams of three.  We played two games and our team got second on the first then the third we tanked like the economy.  We never got first but it was super fun.  

In these short six weeks i've learned a lot with Elder Berg.  I've learned to trust even more in the Lord.   Yesterday we were talking about us being instruments in the Lord's hands.  I started thinking about it and realized that instruments don't complain or don't run away from work.  They are submissive and obedient in exactness to their owner.   As children of our Father in Heaven we were created by him with the potential to become like him.  As instruments we have SO much potential.  If we choose to be instruments in the Lords hands then ALL things are possible according to His will.  1 Nephi 7:12.     I want to be obedient and submissive to my creator.  I know that nothing can be done by me alone, but through me God can work miracles. Each and every one of us has an incredible potential.  We are tools in God's hands to do his will, and his will is that we become like him.   "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve."  for you will become as unto the person you serve.  To serve is the greatest callling.   A servant is someone who fills a need.  The greatest servent of all filled the greatest need.  Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us, and because of that we are indebted to him.  There is no way we would be able to repay him justly for what he did for us, we can only serve him. 1 Kings 12:7  

On wednesday a new elder came.  His name is Elder Lara.  He is from Provo utah, he was born in california, moved to mexico when he was four and came back to the u.s. when he was 14.   Because he came before transfers happened he walked with me until today.  He and I had a great time together.  the other companionship in our district are two mozambicans waiting for their visas to england.  one of them recieved it this week and left on thursday so elder berg walked with elder Armando the other waiting for his visa.  Elder Lara and I just spoke spanish with eachother most of the time instead of english or portugues. (of course we spoke portuguese in the lessons)  It was super nice to use my spanish again.  

This past sunday,  Fruits day,  we had two families at church, which is good, but kind of not so good when you have 40 investigators with baptismal dates and only 8 come to church.   Elder Berg and I dropped have of our families yesterday and are set on working harder to have more investigators and church to match our investigators with baptismal dates.    
As far as transfers go....  i'm staying.   Elder berg is leaving, but not far.  He just has to move all of this stuff in the the other room because he will be staying in Maputo 1 and will be training Elder Lara.   My new companion will be Elder Gray.  He's from Utah and has one transfer left in his mission.  I don't know him super well but i'm sure he will be a hard worker.    We are still organizing another collective marriage here.  there are two families that have opened the legal process for marriage. we believe two more will open it up by the deadline of this wednesday.
-elder greenman

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