"And this is not all. Do ye not suppose that I know of these things for myself? Behold, I testify unto you that I do know that these things I have spoken are true. And how do ye suppose that I know of their surety? 46. Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God... 48. I say unto you, that whatsoever I shall say unto you, concerning that which is to come, is true; and I say unto you, that I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name. 49. And now I say unto you that this is the order after which I am called, yea, to preach unto my beloved brethren."
-Alma 5:45-46,48-49
"Come unto Christ and be perfected in him and deny yourselves of all ungodliness."
-Moroni 10:32

My Address: (I LOVE MAIL!)
Sister Zhenya Plumb
California Arcadia Mission
614 W. Foothill Blvd.
Arcadia, CA 91006-2030

Monday, January 23, 2017

Letter from Dad / Called to be a Sister Trainer Leader in Last Area like her Papa was...

Hello Sister Plumb,

That is so exciting about Richard getting baptized. It's amazing the change of heart he was able to have. So you baptized the Brother of Bobby? What is his name? It must hard to say, kind of like the Brother of Jared if you are referring to him as the Brother of Bobby:)

I know you don't want to hear this, but Mom has a missionary count down for you and instead of cruising for the next 44 days, I'm sure you are prayerfully thinking about what other miracles God has in store for you to experience as a blessed missionary in the Arcadia, CA mission. My second to last month I was a Zone Leader with another missionary, Elder Worthington, who was going home the next transfer and he would talk to his girlfriend in the middle of the night and try to do as little as possible during the days by faking sick or just letting me know he lost all motivation. I lost it with him one day and told him I could not agree with him more about be excited for him to go home so that I can resume and enjoy a productive last month of my mission.  Elder Worthington I think was a good missionary most his mission, but joining him in his area as a Zone leader his last month was not a great experience and I felt like I had failed to motivate a missionary who went home trunky. My last month of my mission turned into a month extension where I got a chance to train a really good missionary for two months and continue as Zone Leader, so basically I felt like that lost month of trying to get my trunky companion out to work never counted against me. Whatever you do, finish strong and don't extend a month like I did.

Calvin will be talking to the Bishop today about getting his papers started for his mission. Calvin is a really good kid and he surprises me with how good he is, but he also struggles a lot with motivation. I know we all have our struggle at times, I'm just hoping and praying his issues don't keep him from going on a mission. Calvin and Jack do not treat each very good, but I was really impressed with Calvin the other day when we were playing football with the Lamberts and a few other kids. Playing with the Lamberts is got competitive and Calvin and I get competitive against each other. Calvin and Jack were playing on the same team and we were killing them and Calvin kept yelling at Jack for making mistakes to the point I decided to trade Tyson Lambert for Jack. Jack got on my team and I don't get mad at anyone for making mistakes like not catching a ball, but I did start yelling at Jack for not hustling and trying hard. At the end of the game, I was a little hard on Jack and while driving to the Shell station to get drinks, I heard Calvin ask Jack if he was all right and apologized for giving him a hard time. I could not believe Calvin: A) Apologized to anyone B) Showed concern for Jack by asking if he was alright C) Recognized someone was feeling bad and felt bad enough for that person to ask if they were OK. One of the proudest moments of the year for me as a dad. I had to apologized to Jack for getting on him, but it took the example of Calvin for me to do it.

We are still praying all the time for you. Thanks for being such a great example to the family.

Love you,

Hey Dad!
The brother Bobby ah yes. A very complicated name haha his name is
Brian. So sorry I never added his name in there!

We just had transfer calls on Saturday. And we got a call that I
really wasn't expecting my last transfer.... usually the zone leaders
call us when we are getting transfers but this time we got a call from
the APs and they told sister Zollinger that she was going to
Huntington with Sister Barrus and that I would be going to be staying
in Rowland Heights but that I would be having a new assignment as a
sister training leader and that I would be receiving 2 companions,
Sister Barney who was an STL in Azusa and Sister Briscoe who I trained
in Glendora! They said that Sister Briscoe is going through some hard
things right now and that it will be good for us to be companions so
we will see how that goes and what my role will be.

Sorry I am totally out of time! I wish I could say more and email mom
and Calvin and Jesse back but I can't :( also we have a car! Yay! You
can update everyone for me thanks!

Hope you're well! Love you lots!

Sister Plumb

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