Monday, September 22, 2014

The Leaders Keep Getting Younger...

Hey, all!

Fall has definitely arrived.  After a few spells of warmth, the weather is comfy, cool, and gorgeous, and the leaves are slowly but surely starting to change colors.  

Transfers went pretty much as expected; Elder Royal and I are together in Eagle Run for at least one more, we have a new Zone Leader serving with Elder Willden (the new ZL's name is Elder Harris; haven't met him yet, but soon), some wards in the Zone were reopened to Elders and they seem to be pretty good.  We (meaning Eagle Run and the Elkhorn Elders, Elders Barrett and Salazar) helped the Senior Couple in charge of housing and cars open up their new apartment so that was pretty fun.  Speaking of Elkhorn, we're no longer in a car share with them.  We're now with the Old Mill Elders (Elders Bailey and Lake.)  They're pretty good; they've given us some sweet hookups with bus passes and stuff like that so it should be cool.  Elder Royal and his former comp were actually in a car share with them two transfers ago, so he knows them fairly well.  I've heard about them and seen them around but that's pretty much it. 

The teaching's going pretty good; some good service opportunities are happening and some lost sheep are coming out of the woodwork.  One of our investigators is now progressing and his understanding of the Book of Mormon is gradually changing for the better.  It's exciting.

It's good to hear that aside from some minor issues, y'all are doing well.  

Oh, before I forget; we had Stake Conference this weekend and the new Stake President is in his mid-30s.  He was called to be a Bishop in his 20s so it's gonna be cool to see how it goes.  Sister Weston spoke and remarked in her angelically cheery way that when President Weston was called to be a Stake President, he went totally gray.  Regarding the new Stake President (President Perks') full head of black hair, it's going to be interesting to see how it holds up.  We shall see.

Grey hair is the least of his worries. My brother-in-law was called to be a Bishop at age 26:

He served six years, then was called into the Stake Presidency.  He's 36.  Here's how he looks today:

Here's how I looked, at the beginning of 10 years in a bishopric, the last six years as Bishop:

 And here's how I looked on the day of my release:


I love y'all and pray for you every day.  I thank you for doing the same for us.  Have a terrific week.


Elder McMurray

Pics are coming soon!

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