In and Out of Milwaukie

-Elder Wilcock and Elder Casey in Aloha, Oregon

Hi everybody! I hope that you had a great week!  My week was good! We were able to find a new investigator! We have been trying to meet with a potential investigator for a while now.  Every time we set something up she cancels on us. We went over on Saturday to talk with her about what’s been going on. We found out that her husband doesn’t like us and doesn’t want us teaching him.  She, on the other hand, really wants to be taught. We were able to use the option of Facebook lessons to solve the problem! Facebook is such an awesome tool!
So here’s an interesting story. Over the last transfer I have felt like I needed to take really good notes and be very specific with things. I didn’t know why but I tried to be specific with everything that we did. Saturday we got transfer calls. I was sure that I would stay because I was only there for one transfer. It’s funny how the Lord knows what’s best. Elder Brown and I both got transferred and there will now be sisters in the Milwaukie Ward! I was pretty shocked!
I thought it was cool that I received the revelation to take specific notes about everything.  I am now the District Leader in the Aloha 1st Ward. It’s in the Beaverton West Zone but the town is called Aloha. So you know how the town of Hurricane isn’t actually pronounced like hurricane? Aloha is the same way. You say it without the h. So it’s pronounced aloa, not aloha. Weird right? That’s Oregon for ya!  My new companion is Elder Casey. He’s been out for about 15 months and is from Draper Utah! I’m gonna miss Elder Brown, the senior couple in our ward, Elder and Sister Vincent, and all of the awesome Ward members. I’m really sad because I only got to spend six weeks with them. I’m excited for this awesome chance that I have to learn and grow though!
I know that the Lord knows what is best for his work! I know that if we strive to do His will, even when we don’t fully understand why things are the way they are, that we will find great joy and be able to grow in faith, hope, and charity.  I love you all and I hope you have a great week!
Elder Wilcock