Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Maria Here I Come!

Here is Hyrum's letter after the notification of being transferred:

You will never guess what my new assignment is.  I am white-wash training in Santa Maria!!!  I am sooooo nervous.  So, not only did I just get done being trained, I am leaving Paso and going to Santa Maria for the holidays while training a brand new missionary who hasn't even arrived from the MTC yet!  We are starting from scratch, and I am training!  AHHHHHHH:)  Don't get me wrong, I am really excited, just nervous and stressed.

So, three weeks ago, I felt like I would really like to train.  I felt like I was qualified enough, I felt like I knew what I was doing and felt confident what I would be just what the new missionaries needed.  How proud and selfish that was.  As the last three weeks of the transfer progressed, I considered the two hundred some missionaries and knew that  there were sooooooo many more experienced, "deserving", solid missionaries than me.  I began to honestly consider how silly of me to think that I would train and be qualified for such a thing.  I realized the incredible amount of trust that President Felix and Heavenly Father have in trainers.  By last week I was convinced that training is not something I was ready for.  When I received the call on Friday, and learned my new assignment, I was almost terrified!  I remember a quote that I had thought of earlier in the transfer "Whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies."  That gave a little comfort.  On Saturday I learned that not only will I be training, I am "white-washing" into Santa Maria.  I am soooo nervous.  I prayed hard.  I know that this assignment is something that I need.  I trust that it came from God.  I look forward to fulfilling this assignment, but do so with a humble heart and trust in God.  I don't know what to expect, but I know that Heavenly Father is (and will be) with me as I do my best to train and help in the Vineyard.

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