This week was transfer day! So the news is official, I am over a year in my mission and I am still in my 3rd area, and with that I learned I will be in Asingan for another 3 months (until February), making my total stay her for 6 months. This transfer I will training again and also be a district leader! My companion now is Elder Dalauta from Manila, he is a really cool guy and can't wait to spend the next 14 weeks with him! I also said goodbye to my trainer, as he is now finished with his mission, its really weird to think he's gone, but I know he served the Lord well, and his family is happy to have him back!
Now what is the deal with the steak in the title. Today I had my first steak for a whole year! We found a steak house here and it was really good! I know it might be exciting to you guys, but us Elders were pretty excited!
This week I was studying about Fear of God and the Fear of Man. I was reading about Laman and Lemuel with Nephi after they flee from Laban's house. The difference between the two is clear. Laman and Lemuel make the case saying "Laban has control of armies, how can the Lord possibly expect to deliver Laban into our hands?" While on the other hand Nephi says "The Lord does not fear Laban, as should we as long as we obey His commandments". As most of know Laban was found drunk in his house and "to save many form perishing" he was slain. This showed to me how the Lord can find simple solutions to seemingly big problems if we will only put our trust in Him and his commandments. Sometimes I hear investigators who out of the goodness of their hearts say "I don't know if I can go to church and support my family" when they only simply need to remember that the Lord who split the Red Sea, is the same God who can help you support and flourish your family. Other times as members we say "I can't keep this calling up and have time to take care of my family" when we simply forget that the Lord that levels mountains can help a mother or father make time for the things that matter. There are only two people who are in control of your life, the Lord and you, you may not be able to control circumstance, but you control your success.
This week we are hoping to finish the rice harvest season, and there is a lot of rice in the streets drying so we can eat it! Other than that All is well in Asingan! I'm ready for a long stay! I love you all!
Mahal Ko Kayo
Elder Trevor Kent Johnson (TWMYK)