Monday, March 7, 2011

Hey everybody. I'm on the downward slope of the mission after hitting my one-year mark, but I want to make sure that doesn't become a "downward slump". This was a good week, we gave out 21 copies of the Book of Mormon, which isn't too bad because some of the people in our area can be, as they say in New England, "all set".

I should talk about this phrase, I don't think I've gotten around to explaining it. Basically, the phrase "I'm all set" means "I am content with what I have, my position in life, my current state does not need a change". Examples: somebody who is offered mustard on their sandwich but does not want it, will say, "I'm all set"; if you offer to help someone pick up books but they don't need help, they'll say, "I'm all set"; or whenever us missionaries come to a door, and the people aren't interested, they will say, "I'm all set." Needless to say, I have heard this phrase thousands of times. I have grown to love and adore hearing the phrase, "I'm all set."

This was a good week, we worked hard and taught some awesome new people. It pleases me when people are NOT "all set". I don't think I will ever reach a state in my life where I am "all set", because I will always be progressing somewhere. I hope, at least.

Not much else to say, I love you all and love the gospel.

Elder Crandell

1 comment:

  1. This is so true and a great explanation of the phrase! I came across your blog from a friend who reads it - he's not a member but still enjoys it. My family is in the Nashua stake - maybe you'll be assigned to our ward some time!