Dec. 14, 2016
Elder White has arrived in Arkansas. He call us at 5:30 am from the SLC airport. He told us that he had to fly to Alabama. Then take a tiny plane to Arkansas. His luggage will be shipped to Arkansas. He has only what he could carry on the plane.
The scripture in Luke 12:
22 ¶And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 ¶But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
How true this scripture is!! I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father for watching out for my son.
Here is the Letter from President and Sister Loveland:
14 December 2016
Dear Brother and Sister White,
Sister Loveland and I wanted to take a minute and let you know that your missionary, Elder Travis Chandler White, arrived in Bentonville in good shape and in excellent spirits. This area is very blessed to have members who have taken seriously President Monson’s challenge to be actively involved in offering others the opportunity to partake of the blessings that the gospel affords. We have a great opportunity and responsibility to keep the trust of the members as well as the Lord.
What a thrill it is to get acquainted with him and to welcome him into the Arkansas Bentonville Mission. After completing routine details and having an interview, we conducted training about matters pertaining to his faithful service as a missionary. It is our desire to do everything possible to offer leadership and support as he becomes the missionary the Lord expects him to be. Foremost in our efforts will be to insure the safety and well-being of your missionary. Beyond that we will do all we can to help him to meet his potential. We would like to tell you what an honor it is to care for your missionary.
As you pray for your missionary, pray for us to know how best to lead and guide your missionary. Please write your missionary positive emails that encourage obedience, effective study, hard work, and complete devotion to God. We know that you will be blessed through the service of your missionary and that your testimony will be strengthened as his testimony grows in the gospel.
If there is anything we can do to be of greater assistance to your missionary, please feel free to write or call. We want your missionary to have the finest experience possible. A happy missionary is a good missionary. We find they are most happy when all is well at home, when they feel your love and support, and when they receive a letter from family each week. It has been our experience that you will get the most information by letting them write you a letter or asking them questions they can answer, rather than trying to be on the email at the same time as them. We discourage trying to message back and forth to your missionary on preparation day.
May the choicest blessings of the Lord always abide with you.
President Kevin H Loveland and Sister Ann H. Loveland Arkansas Bentonville Mission
So far the MTC is pretty awesome. I have met a lot of awesome elders and sisters and have made friends with them. I’ve only had a problem with one sister so far, which is nice because I hate dealing with stupids. She’s also in my district… so it’s the worst. She can be cool at times, but most of the time she’s not. Oh well, God gives us trials and this could be one!
Anyway, lets talk about the food. It’s mediocre at best. Lots of the Elders in my room complain of stomach aches almost every day. So far though I have been feeling ok, no bad reactions from the food for me! Also the thanksgiving lunch was ok. Ya, it was a lunch and not a dinner… I was upset. But I am still great full for the food I was provided. After the lunch we watched Ephram’s Rescue, which was one of the best LDS films I have ever seen! If any of you haven’t watched it please do, you will learn a lot about the church from back then. It’s amazing seeing the main character “Ephram” do the work he did! It really made me want to be more like Christ and to be “worthy when the time comes”. Super inspirational!
Also, during my MTC stay, I can read anyone’s emails anytime I want, I just can’t reply till P day. Today is Friday, but my P day is usually on Thursday. Since it was thanksgiving they moved this weeks P day to today, but every other week it will be on Friday. I am not sure what my P day will be after the MTC, it I will let everyone know!
If any of you know someone that would like to get an email instead of going to my blog, send me their email and I’ll put them into the list! The blog is this one: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__eldertravischandlerwhite.wordpress.com&d=DgMFaQ&c=z0adcvxXWKG6LAMN6dVEqQ&r=R4TO_nVO8eI_9D0quFt6_IsRVxvEi367FHoWObxwYxI&m=0lVxn8iQ_tyomIxwElPYaY-_YkV69Ys62_RzXIpcIhM&s=JPij68LLRvVPCxsah9E_jhVOWss-zCGISfokjnCnBVI&e=
November 18, 2016
also my P day is Thursday, but next week it’ll be Friday because of Thanksgiving!
November 18, 2016