November 11th ~ 2014
Casa de Meier~ transcribed from AUDIO
"Hello Everyone today is Tuesday November 11th, and today's scripture of the day for me was, in second Nephi 31; 20 "Wherefore ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope and a love of God and all of men.” It's a good one; a classic. I use it all the time out here in the mission field! Well, um anyway today was really just again a non-eventful …nothing that was very funny or of noteworthiness, for its humor or miracles. Butt we had some pretty cool meetings. Important meetings, I guess you can say, the first one was our district meeting. However, Elders F and I we were only there for about 30 minutes. However, we had to go to another more important meeting that was scheduled for us and his meeting with the Pres. M who had to interview me… because I missed the last transfer interviews. But because I got transferred as an emergency transfer, it was after the Walnut Creeks interviews… But before the San Leandro zone interviews. So I missed them both and they had to schedule one for me. So yea it was good and it fell on today..It was nothing to be worried about .. He was just like really checking in with me on how things are going? Or I any questions about how it was going forward, and if I had any questions. He is a really good guy, I really like him. He is really just a nice loving guy and he seems kind of like one of us! Well not like t a teenager, but he doesn’t seem like an old mission president that was in the army, or whatever so he's a really nice guy I love him, he is just really cool, down-to-earth guy . He really understands the missionary aged young people!! So then after that we just tried to stop by a whole bunch of less actives in our area and part member families, but none of them were home.. so we were kind of bugged about that.. but we just kept knocking on empty houses, that no one is answering. It t was, really tedious and really disheartening, I guess you could say is the word. So we just kinda like go and knock; no one answers the door, and so we go to the next one; and no one answers the door, and then you go to the next one,;and no one answers the door…And then we go to the next one; and no answer the door .. so by the time you get to all these doors, your asking yourself,” like why do I keep going to these doors?” Then you motivate yourself and say “I know why we keep going to these doors!! because they need the Gospel !! They need to be going to church! “So it’s kind of an emotional roller coaster out here!!
The good news is tomorrow we get to go to the temple which is awesome! I love going to the temple, it’s something I always look forward to. We go every quarter so about every three months, yeah sounds about right. It's good, I'm going to really try to see what's expected of me and what more I need to do , and how I can become better and learn more about how I can reach my full potential… That’s really what I want to focus on, um while I’m in the temple. It’s a good time to reflect and learn; and see how I can grow closer to my Heavenly Father and to do his will, and to align my will with his.. so it will be nice to just go and feel the spirit there. Let's see, Elder F. and I are just trying to find some new people to teach and we are just excited about being able to stay together for another transfer. We are working well together .. About the audios ….sorry I didn’t get one yesterday! I ended up leaving the recorder in the car because I was gonna send you guys his recordings yesterday, but then I ran out of time and they were taking a lot of time uploading on the computer, so I'm doing it tomorrow so.. I hope you all are doing well .. I'm doing fantastic and I got a haircut yesterday so pretty sure I look super cool. I look like a missionary. Ok, so we wrote in another park today with our chalk. We don’t know if its considered graffiti or not but we don't really care cuz people need the gospel. So that’s our reasoning behind it and if I'm randomly in jail, or if I need $500 dollars, you will know why… Yep, that’s my life, our life. Elder F. and I...cuz we are a companionship…. Ok …well, that’s all for my audio journal for today... Love you guys!~ Elder Meier “coming home the summer of 2016!”