This week has been nuts! Super hot and really smokey with all the fires around here!!!! it was upwards of about 107 this week and looks to be climbing even higher next week and it isn't yet summer!!! I'm so looking forward to it!!! I got in the car and turned on the car looked at the temperature gauge on the rear view mirror and well it said 129 pretty nifty!!! :)
We found a new investigator recently on Saturday, He seems to be pretty good, just need to instill a desire to do and bada bing bada bang you got it!!!! It's been an interesting week! we had Interviews and soon have Zone Conference on Thursday then new mission president on Tuesday of the following week!!! It is going to be a heart breaker to see President and Sister Walker go home! Not really looking forward to that, but change is good and is worth it in the end!!! The Lord knows what he is doing and who needs to be where in whose life in order to make them who he needs them to be! ok so that might have been really confusing, but read it over and you should get it!!! :) The Lord is taking good care of us even if he forgot the Air Conditioner to keep it reasonable! The work is going well and well for the most part we are keeping busy and staying strong!! We were asked how long we had left last week at the meeting and I looked and calculated it all out! saw the number and well tears came to my eyes! just little over 6 months left and it's all over :( They said it was long. they are full of crap! Shortest 2 years ever! Love it! there is nothing that will change the heat or the sweat... ect... but no matter how much it is it is all worth it! every last degree, every least drop of sweat, for that single moment of great achievement. The moment someone gives up an addiction, or decides to read the book of mormon, or whatever it may be it is all worth it in the end!!!
Remember the Lord loves you! knows who you are! and the simple thing he asks us is to get to know who he is and his desires for us!!!
Remember in all you do the command from Jacob a prophet in the Book of Mormon in Jacob chapter 1:19
"And we did magnify our office unto the Lord, taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our might their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day."
Love you! Do all you can to get there!
_\../ Elder Karlson \../_
Arizona Tucson Mission
939 W Chapalla Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704