Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 26, 2012

BIG NEWS!!! I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED !! I am now in São Luis, my new comp is Elder KING!!! My District Leader from the MTC!! Haha

So basically what happened is the President went to a meeting with the Area Presidency and they said that he could not have a zone with less than 8 elders... so my zone was probably the smallest... IN THE WORLD!!! Haha so they reduced the # of zones from 8 to 6 and now I’m in São Luis as a Zone Leader.

I had a good trip in my bus (no it’s not an old school bus, it is really nice with AC, recline chairs, and even TV’s that I can’t watch! haha)  

I got my Christmas package!! WE LOVE THE X-MAS DECORATIONS!!! THANK YO MOM!!!! Also got like a BILLION CARDS 3 months’ worth that was so nice :)

This week I had a cool experience with one of the Elders in my old zone. 6 weeks ago I had worked in such a way that I had zero respect and zero trust from this Elder... basically he hated me. So 6 weeks ago I went about to change this, TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT I WAS DOING, so that HE could change the way he looked at me. I listened to the talk from last conference...http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2012/10/first-observe-then-serve?lang=eng  I went about to observe the things I needed to do to serve him. For 6 weeks I had a conscious goal in mind, I truly felt that I was having success only after 2 weeks but then last night it really showed in our good-bye he came and gave me a huge hug (not normal, he does not even like being touched) and said, "Elder Howe I have waited a while to say this... but you’re a great guy." I learned that the TRUE way to lead is by LOVE, PATIENCE and service.

Thank you all for your love and support!!!

Elder Howe

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome, Elder Howe! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. Our family prays for you and thinks you are doing wonderful work... only 10 years before we get Joseph's mission call. :)