Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New everything

Hey everyone!   As I'm sure most of you know I'm in the Bandelier Ward in the Albuquerque West stake. My companion's name is Elder Espinoza and everything is going good. My new comp is super tight ... we get along great and are pretty much exactly the same on a lot of stuff.

All of the members here are really cool with the missionaries and are trying to find people to teach for us. The area is struggling because we have one of the smallest areas in the mission and it is all just a ton of houses and stuff.
I'm not going to lie...  I'm still in "culture shock"!  haha  Not used to the "big city" yet and there are a lot more white people here and cars and actual shopping!
I know deep in my heart that there is a reason for why I'm here and serving here with these people. There is another lesson that I need to learn and develop and if I'm humble I know the Lord will direct my path.
Truly I miss Alamo, Magdalena and Socorro with all of my heart. I was there for SO LONG and came to love the people more than I ever thought was possible.  Truly they are part of my family and I will always feel that way. I thank my Father in Heaven for blessing me with such an amazing mission with the greatest people that I know.
I long for the day in the next life when I'm reunited with all of those that have impacted me and we all together will have the fullest joy and love.
Sorry again everyone... I don't have any lessons to write about this week but I will share a crazy thing that happened:
My companion and I were visiting a set of Elders in the zone that are in Laguna (on the Pueblo reservation) and wanted to check up on them and see how they are doing. Well, on the way back we were coming up on this hill and there was a guy waving in the middle of the freeway with his truck going across the lanes. My companion slammed on the brakes, and the minivan behind us almost hit us... I saw them skidding.  We both jumped out and went to help the guy.  We started trying to push the truck but it wouldn't budge... then we all at the same time pushed as hard as we could and moved it off to the side. The brakes were locked in the front and there was no way we three could have moved it on our own... there had to have been heavenly help. My comp and I had our backs still to the road as we pushed it and there were semi-trucks and cars passing about 2 feet from behind us. Truly it is amazing to be in the right place at the right time to help people.  The Lord always protects us!!
Elder Taylor


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