Elder Devin Kirk

Elder Devin Kirk
I am blessed to be the messenger that is permitted to bring this joyful message to those who are in great need. I have authorization from our Savior, Jesus Christ, to represent Him in this part of the world. I am given the ability to work miracles in the lives of the people. I am guided by His Spirit in all that I do and say. I am given power to testify boldly to all who will listen that Jesus is the Christ and that He has restored His Gospel in these days and that all can be forgiven and receive the blessings of living this Gospel. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have to be called to this position and be blessed with this assignment.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Arizona Week 32 Mountain Life

Hey Everyone,

It's been fun up here in the mountains. Things are fairly different here. It's quieter and cleaner and colder. I'm enjoying it though. There's a lot more to do here. The place that we stay in (the garage apartment) is newly made so all the junk left over from the construction was still in the front of it. We decided to help out the man whose home we live at so the three of us started cleaning it up one morning. This didn't last too long though because he soon asked if we knew about the zipline that went through his backyard. It isn’t his zipline but it does go on part of his lot. So, we decided to test it out. We learned, after we all crashed at the bottom that this zipline was designed for children that weigh much less than we do. We also learned about how stopping at the end is supposed to happen. There is a tire at the bottom that we now know is meant to be slid up on the cable so that it will be a more gradual stop. The way we had it, we were basically hitting directly into a bracket behind the tire. It was a good time though and we did end up finishing the job we started. Over the course of the cleanup, we found 6 mice living in the pile...only 1 got away. Natural instinct took over at the discovery of the infestation because this poor family had been finding droppings throughout their house. I hope that we contributed to the solution.       

 Our garage apartment. 

The view out the front door.

The town here is pretty neat. There are some cool little shops and everything is mountain themed country stuff so I'm really enjoying it. I bought a little knife at a shop here that I think gives a good indicator of what the area is like. 

We're hoping to take a family that we are teaching to the Gilbert Temple Open House. It will be a really good experience for them because they want to be sealed in the temple.

It's a little different to be in the middle of nowhere. We rarely see other missionaries. But on the upside, when we finish planning for the following day, we can go to sleep. When you live with other missionaries, you stay up till the very last minute. 

Just for fun!
I'm having a great time here. Hopefully it will snow soon. People are getting worried about how dry it is. I hope you all have a great week.

Elder Kirk

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