Thursday, May 15, 2014

Biking and working

April 28, 2014

This week has been good. We were able to do some service and help a family out with their lawn. The Rodriguez family is the bomb!!!!!  We love them so much. Almost like a second home. A Second mom haha.

 We had exchanges in the district and they went well. I went with Elder Gonzalez to Banning and Elder Baer went to Beaumont with Elder Renovato. I learned a lot and am ready to apply the ideas in how I talk to people on the street.

The Spanish is coming along alright-ish. I feel like I've hit a block so I need to change my routine of how I'm learning and practicing so I can keep improving. I did this thing and made close to 300 flashcards with nouns on them of common stuff. Food, Tools, Animals, Transport and things of that nature and I memorized them all and since then. Like when people talk to me I know what they are saying more than I used to. So I'm excited by that but now I need to do something that isn't flashcards. My brain can only handle so much of that. 

 We taught the Third Lesson (The Gospel Of Christ) to a man named Manuel yesterday. He was really receptive and already believed all that we said. He wants his wife to be there to join in the discussions. So we scheduled our next appointment for when she will be home. We are really excited for them. It’s the first time I've like taught the lessons in a really, really long time. Elder Renovato said I did a good job and that my Spanish was good in fluidity and everything I said we grammatically correct and easily understood. So I'm really happy.

We had a big Survival Expo on Saturday and we went as Manual Labor, it was "Elders move these" and "Elders move those over there"(which is normal and I'm fine with it) However, after the Expo all of the members left and it was just us the 4 Elders and a couple other people cleaning up. We were there from 9:30 in the morning to about 4 in the afternoon. It was fun. Although we wished more people had stayed to help clean.

 Other than that we have just been working hard to bring back the young men and help our less active families come back to church. Which is working. There are a couple people who we no longer have to remind about church and are there on time-ish every Sunday.

The pictures are from before the BasketBall game between the Spanish and the English Elders. They kind of dropped us points and said they won but we just let it go even though we technically tied. But we played for about an hour. I was playing basically blind because my eye turned red so I'm going glasses for a little while. But you know 2 blind baskets is pretty good in my opinion. haha.



That's about it for the week. Averaging like 15 miles every day. I'll work on the math and figure out how far on bikes we've gone so far haha.

Everyone have a great week! I'll talk to you all later!!!

Quidanse!!!!

Elder Zachary Gore 


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