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Elder Spencer Potrie
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There is no greater calling to be the servant

Sunday April 28th, 2013

So, all family and friends, this week was great.  I did the best I could and even this morning gave a blessing to the investigator of a lifetime, that needed it more than anything to help her testimony grow…If the mission has done anything for me, it has really grown my potential to look upon others as the Lord would have me see them and not as I would or the world would.  I don’t know how to fully express this in words, but as you sit down with a man who has all the worries of the world and feels that the only thing now that can change that is the love of the Savior and his truth. How can you assist in the work;  all you can ask for is to just glimpse the change or the happenings of the next steps in the man or woman’s life…

My companion and I shared experiences of the mission this week with each other, and it was the first real spiritual conversation we’ve had. I know how to make him laugh and how to make him angry with me, that’s the easy part, but to bring out the best in him as the companionship should be, that’s the hard part that I strive for…

I know there’s only really four weeks in the mission field yet, but I don’t feel like that at all.  I feel as if I just started in this area and I have the potential to see the first baptism; to see the area and the church progress and t the things I am helping to put in motion now…I don’t think I’ll be able to see the next chapters unless I come back and visit…There are those here and in Vanuatu I’d love to see again and if time and the future permits I’ll find a way; but it’s the work of the Lord I’m doing, and there is no greater calling to be the servant. In Solomon they have printed on their money “to lead is to serve” a truly profound statement….

Love you all, and hope to see you all when the time is right.

ELDER POTRIE

PS  Dad, I’m not sure about Yosemite, but mom has offered to send me up to Canada for a trip when I am free?

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