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Monday, September 20, 2010

From Elder A. Goff - "Another week on a mission"

Hey there everyone from around the world,

It's me Elda g who is still actually in Wy-Om-Ing. Not a lot happened this week which isn't that surprising. Let me explain. This transfer has been kind of tough. Elder Hinton and I get along good, but as far as the little things go he doesn't like doing them. Daily Planning..Nah..Weekly Planning...Nah. Which is tough because I'm so used to planning and having something to do for every hour of the day. This transfer I have found that since we never plan that we end up saying after we see someone. So...What do you want to do now? Rather than just looking at what we have planned. So we end up wasting time trying to decide what to do next. So therefore we don't get as much done. Every time I talk to Elder Heywood we talk about President putting us together. We would have a ball and get a lot done. I think he will probably be made assistant soon though. So there is a good chance we won’t ever be companions. Bummer right? Anyway.

Elder Hinton and I went on Ward team ups for the first time since I have been here. Which was nice. I went with our ward mission leader and Elder Hinton went with Bishop Wilde. We got a lot done that night and even found a couple more families to go teach. I had Root Beer cookies for the first time. They are REALLY good!

We went to play basketball this week with some high school kids and had a good time. I enjoy going to play basketball to get some real physical work going. It's not very often that we get to go play, so we had a ball.

Anne Martinsen is doing well. She came to church last week and is continuing to progress. Slowing but Surely. We have a lot of work to do to get things rolling like I would like them to be. Elder Hinton flies home in about 10 days now. He is excited to see his family, and to start the next part of his life. He is planning on going to BYU Provo for Winter Semester.

Not much else to talk about this week.

Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Stake Conference was this week. For the Adult Session on Saturday night Sister Snyder spoke. I really enjoyed her talk. She is the stake President's wife and we live with them. She told a story I really enjoyed. There was a mountain climber who had climbed a lot of huge mountains. She had conquered many mountains she thought she never thought she could. So she planned to climb a mountain she had never done before and it would easily be the biggest. She found herself a guide who had been up the mountain May times and they began the climb. She did really well until they got about 3/4 of the way done. Then she had difficulty even putting one foot in front of the other. She had decided in her heart and mind she would give up. She told the Guide of her plan to give up and begin her long journey back to the bottom. Her guide told her she could do whatever she thinks she should, however, he asked her to first look behind her and to see how far she had gone. She turned and looked at how far she had gone. Then looked to the top of this mountain and continued on. She finished the climb.

So no matter where we are in life and when it gets tough. Look back down the mountain and truly think about how far you have gone and continue on. I love you all. Thanks for your letters and e-mails. They mean a lot. I need to give a shout out to Elder Heywood's mommy. He told me she still reads these. :)

That's pretty neat about Danny being bishop now. Did Bishop Brotherson get another calling? I was kind of wondering if he would still be bishop when I got home. Thanks for your e-mail Pops Tiff and Joli. I still haven't heard from my mommy. Hope she hasn't forgotten about us boys on missions.
Love, Austin

Current Area: Worland, Wyoming
Current Companion: Elder Hinton

1 comment:

Heywoods said...

Finally a comment!! No one leaves comments on my sons site either.

Tell Elder Goff I think he is the greatest ever. I love reading his letters. He seems to be so positive even when there is adversity! I am addicted to reading news about missionary work in Montana. I look forward to Mondays when I stalk all the missionary blogs. Hopefully he and Elder Heywood can partner sometime in the next 6 months!

Love, "Mommy Heywood"