And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!
- D&C 18:15
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Basically, everything that ever could happen either just happened, is happening, or is about to happen. In an effort to conserve precious energy and to save all of us from a email that'd take 3 months to read, I'll do my best to keep it short.
This week I had and interview with my mission president. My first mission president would use interviews as precious time to personally teach principles and uplift missionaries. The current one likes to use it as a time to hear every little thing that I have to say, and then gives two sentences of profound council. Somehow, both styles help me grow. I love my mission president.
Went on exchanges with a great missionary Wednesday. We are going home the same time, and it was fun to reminisce about the times that we had together back in the day when we both had no idea what we were doing. Now we were discussing all of these different leadership responsibilities and teaching skills that I never anticipated to be proficient at. It was a wonderful day.
Friday I had surgery on my right leg. They shaved off some bone on my Femur. I don't think those bone shavings will rise with me on the day of my resurrection. As much of a pain as it was to have that "bone finger" jabbing into my muscle, the price to take it out is pretty heavy. I have enjoyed the medication that they have given me, but it has basically made everything a blur. I can hardly remember a drop of what happened on Friday. All I remember is talking to the nurse about which Tupac song was his favorite, and why the Beastie Boys were better than Wu-Tang Clan. My companion claims I talked about a lot of other things, but I couldn't tell you what's true and what isn't.
Sunday came. That evening Elder Muhlestein and I were assigned to teach the Stake missionary preparation class. We ended up having a powerful lesson on the importance of recognizing the Holy Ghost, and feeling inspired. I don't remember much of what was said, but I do remember the power in the words of these youth as they practiced teaching to each other with their testimonies. A testimony is an amazing thing.
This upcoming Saturday we are being visited by two major head-honchos in the church, Elder Craig C. Christensen and Elder Dale G. Renlund. It'll be an exciting time for me, as this is the first time on my mission that a member of the 12 will visit the area. I am eagerly awaiting their inspired direction.
Life is good. I'll have to learn how to be patient with this recovery. It's been a long time since I've felt normal. But it will all be worth it in the end.
- Elder Richard Hall
1. Exchanges with Elder Dailey 2. recovery 3. The scar