Saturday, February 5, 2011

January 31, 2011


At the end of this month we also come to the end of a transfer, and, Elder Han is being transferred. He will finish the last three weeks of his mission in Murcia, on the east coast. We are going to Seville tonight, Elder Han will leave tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., and then my new companion will come at 10 p.m. tomorrow night. Wednesday morning we will come back to Huelva and get to work. I'm not exactly sure what my new companion's name is because I have heard two different things, but next week, you will know.

Elder Han is an awesome guy. I have loved being his companion and sharing so many experiences together. He has taught me a lot and he will always be a great friend. We will be able to laugh about a lot of things that happened, but also remember a lot of spiritual experiences as well. This is a special time we have here and he really helped me enjoy it.

Day-to-day, our schedule is almost always the same. Wake up at 7, pray, exercise, shower, eat. 8:30 personal study. 9:30 companionship study. 10:30 out the door to teach and talk with people. 2:00 come back for lunch and study Spanish. 4:30 back out the door to teach and talk with people. Between 9;45 and 10:15 we come back to the apartment and plan for the next day, brush our teeth, write in our journal, pray, and go to bed by 11 p.m. Although the schedule is nearly always the same, the things we do and the experiences we have change every day. Our choices in how we use that time make all the difference in our lives. There's a quote, I'm not sure who it's from, but it says, "Some men succeed because they are destined to; but most men succeed because they are determined to." Choosing to use our time wisely and productively will establish a pattern of living that brings happiness and fulfillment. The principles and doctrines and covenants of the restored gospel provide the guide as to how to use our time wisely and productively. And remember, DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!! Slow progress is better than no progress, and the Lord will be with you every step of the way.

I love you all and hope the very best for each of you.

Elder Fagersten

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