Missionary Life Is Not Easy; But Worth It!

Letter from December 21, 2015DSC00553Hey everybody life in Columbus is going great!

We had transfers on Tuesday and I got my new companion Elder Walton from Cedar City Utah. He is a really cool guy and we also came out of the MTC at the same time.  Apparently I’m meant to be with everybody in my MTC group. I dunno haha. But, we teach really well together and have done some good work so far.
We are getting ready for Christmas this week and trying to budget money even though we want to send stuff home for family and all that stuff, but it’s okay because it’s all a learning process.
This week we picked up a couple new investigators that have some good potential. Their names are Caulvette and Angel. They are both really nice and are very receptive so far to our message.
Thanks to all of you for your support you are giving me, especially all the letters for Christmas and all of that. It gets rough sometimes out here being away from family and having to fend for ourselves but we have each other as missionaries. We have a big group here in Columbus that is really tight so I’m grateful for that.
We are still working a lot with less active members and the end goal is to get them back to church. I think being there for them and giving them the love and care they deserve is just as important. Everybody matters in this Church, I can’t stress that enough. No matter if you are active or inactive, priesthood leader or primary teacher you are important to the Lord. We need to remember that as we go home/visiting teaching to these less active members. We are not greater than them. I have learned a lot from less actives. They are amazing people that simply got off the path a bit. Just help them, and make sure they know that they are loved. I love you all and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Elder Ballif and his family back home are getting the accounts set up to Skype on Christmas Day. Can’t wait!!

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