December 28, 2010


Mongolian CTR ring

Montana Billings license plate

I noticed this the other day and thought that I would post a blog entry about it.  3C stands for a number of things to me.  As most of you know, I was originally assigned to the Mongolian Ulaanbaatar mission.  3C is the Mongolian version of 'CTR.'  3C actually stands for Зөв Сонголт which means 'choose the right'.  Anyway, the other day I was looking at all of the missionaries' cars and noticed something cool.  The number and letter for the cars originating from the county of Billings is 3C.  Somehow there is yet another connection between Mongolia and Montana. 
In one of our last zone conferences we had the opportunity to hear from Elder Allan Packer of the Seventy.  Elder Packer talked a lot about how we were specifically assigned here to the Montana Billings Mission.  He had me stand and talked to me with his back facing the audience for a good three minutes about how even reassignments were inspired and that I was in the right place.  It was very awesome and I am glad to say that Montana is the place that I am supposed to be.  This reminded me of the 3rd verse of the song in the LDS Hymn book 'I'll go where you want me to go' which reads:

There’s surely somewhere a lowly place
In earth’s harvest fields so wide
Where I may labor through life’s short day
For Jesus, the Crucified.
So trusting my all to thy tender care,
And knowing thou lovest me,
I’ll do thy will with a heart sincere:
I’ll be what you want me to be.

I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord,
Over mountain or plain or sea;
I’ll say what you want me to say, dear Lord;
I’ll be what you want me to be.

The Lord always has a plan for us, we may not see the whole picture at once, but I know that he has the best in mind for us.  Nothing happens by chance and everything happens for a reason.  Let us do our best wherever we are 'called to serve.' 

Arkoudas' Testimony about Trust in the Lord

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