Elder Justin Corey Lee
Portugal Lisbon Mission
Apartado 40054
1500 Lisbon

Monday, October 19, 2015

My week has been quite interesting. Last Sunday night I received transfers for my district and we were all staying. It was a party!! About 5:00 Tuesday afternoon, I recieved a call from Elder Madsen who used to be my Zone leader in the Algarve and is now an Assistant to the Presidente. He asked me if I wanted to start doing contacts  on another island. I tried calling his bluff, but this time he was serious. When he was my ZL he did that to me right before a zone conference and I called his bluff, I did good. Anyway, this time I tried calling his bluff again, but I guess he is Assistant now. :) So I left Lisbon at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and rode an airplane for 2 hours and arrived here in the Azores at 9:00 am. I am now here with Elder Kaelberer from Holladay, Salt Lake City, training, his second transfer. I am also District Leader for 6 missionaries, 2 are sisters. So I have nearly been here a week and I am really enjoying it. It's green again. :) But being DL might drain me again. Oh yeah, and the other elders are the ZL, so just a little pressure. ;)

One thing I have learned this week is: Always take a third person look at yourself every once in a while. Look at yourself as others would. Always be aware of the Appearance of Evil. You could be doing anything super innocent, but if you look at it in another way, you might see that it doesn't look that good. For example, a guy was supposed to deliver a bouquet of flowers to a bar but said he wouldn't do it. The boss understood his religious beliefs but responded saying that he would be walking into the bar with flowers and people would know that he is working. The deliverer replied saying he would be walking out of the bar without them and anyone could assume anything. Take a third person look at yourself and ask yourself if you would be alright with parents, or the Savior, seeing you do that. 

I also really enjoy the new Mormon Message that is being advertised on the Church's home page, "Am I Really A Good Man?"  Look it up! 

Love you all. Have a great week.

Elder Lee