Monday, July 28, 2014

July 21st, 2014

Nothing really happened again this week. We just did our work. Not a lot of people were outside and nothing crazy amazing happened.

Johana, Ismael's mom is planning to be baptized on the 9th of Aug. So that's pretty exciting! We are excited for her and her progress and desires to come closer to Christ.

Lesson Learned

July 14th, 2014

So to start off with a fun, annoying experience from which I've learned to call and not rely on texting. So I had to go to the doctors this last week to get a refill of my medication. Last week was also transfers so everything was going to be crazy and to try and save problems I put my doctor’s appointment on Wednesday so that I could go while all the fun transfer stuff was going on. So we are sending messages back and forth, on Tuesday night and trying to figure out the plan and from everything we get it seems like we should catch a ride up with another elder and go in the morning. So on Wednesday morning we pack up and head to the mission office and we get there and the AP's are like 'why are you here?' and we explain why and then we find out that they had sent a text saying that we should do an exchange with some English missionaries so that we aren't wasting time at the office. But we never got that message so the AP's were kind of upset with us cause now they had to find a ride for us to my appointment and then back to our area. So we sat around the mission office for about 4 hours waiting and it was annoying and I felt bad and well all in all next time I go to the doctors I'm calling the AP's to figure out what they want me to do.

Other than that it’s been a slow week again. We didn't really have any breakthroughs with anyone, or actually we didn't have very many lessons either. Nobody is home and it’s hot and nobody is outside so it’s not even like we really have people to talk too. But we are working hard.

We have been doing lots of service lately. Mostly just going to the intersecting of Highland Springs and Wilson and picking up trash. There isn't a whole lot to do. I'm not sure if you've heard about but we are now to be doing at least 10 hours of service every single week! And there are supposed to be projects up on the website but we don't have anything yet. So until then its trash!!!!! We are also doing a lot of cabinet, and furniture staining so we are working and doing what we can.

I know this isn't really that important..but um GERMANY WON THE WORLD CUP!!!!!! Woot Woot! That's about all for that.

That's about the week! If anyone has SPECIFIC questions that would help me be able to tell more stories and interesting things. Cause right now I'm tired and it’s hard to remember everything that happened!

I hope everyone has a good week! Talk to you soon!

-Elder Zachary Gore

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 7, 2014

It’s been over 100 everyday.

Today we have an elder staying with us for the day so we waited until he got here to go email, that's why its so late in the day. 
Transfers are this week I'm staying. The only change is Hermana Deroche is going to Fontana :(  The joke is that I already know where my next area is because we have followed each other by one transfer each time. week we helped a family stain their furniture it was sweet!

Ismael is doing great and his mom is going to start working towards getting baptized!

Brayan has come to church the last 2 weeks so that's good.

We got a new investigator his name is Alejandro but we can only meet with him on Saturdays so it’s a bit of a challenge.

On the 4th of July we went in early at 6pm and weekly planned then we watch the Testaments! Yay! Best movie ever!!!!

Have a good week!
Elder Gore

Monday, July 7, 2014

June 30, 2014

So this last week has been a little bit slow. A lot of it was because we were prepping for the Baptism. Which is about all I'll talk about. So my email might be short but this is about the only thing that happened.

Ismael Got Baptized!!!!!!  It was super cool! I'm not quite sure what to say more.  Hno. Maybe gave a combined talk about the Holy Ghost and Baptism and it was really good. I played some prelude on the piano. The spirit was super strong! Ismael was baptized and he came up out of the water smiling and it was sooo sweet! He got confirmed and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost on Sunday and that was awesome too! This kid is a boss! What's also really cool is that we have been talking to his mom and she wants to get baptized too! So we are gonna start working with her to get off on Sundays. Because that is about all that's holding her back! Ismael has also started going to Scouts and he loves it! And he is super excited about becoming a Deacon and receiving the Aaronic Priesthood in December when he turns 12!

As for the pictures. We are at our correlation meeting and just sitting waiting for it to start. 

Then the pictures of Ismael and us and his family before the Baptism.

 Elder Martins bike exploded yesterday. So we had to walk the last 5 hours of the day. That was really hard and painful. But it was good. It makes us appreciate how nice it is to be on bike!

Well that's it! I'm sorry it’s short! But not a ton happened. My Spanish is improving, my teaching is improving, I feel like I'm a better person now.

But I know this church is true and that is it lead by a Prophet who is directed by Jesus Christ. This is His church. I know this Gospel is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that we can receive more happiness by living by it then by any other thing on this earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that when used hand in hand with the Bible it helps us learn more about Our Heavenly Father, Our Brother and Savior Jesus Christ, and how we can follow Him and do the things that are necessary to return and live with them! I know that the Lord is directing this work and that we are blessed by our personal obedience and by His time and that through Jesus Christ we can have a happiness that will never cease!

I love you all! Have a great week!

Elder Zachary Gore! :)

Follow by Email - Enter your email address