Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014

Hey mom. So this week was pretty good!

Johana came to church and she is getting ready for her baptism on the 20 of September. Her and Gabriel will be getting baptized together! So that was really sweet! 

More then that. We had Zone Conference on Friday and our president was really focusing on how to help the members do missionary work. And what we have been taught is about preparing the people. Which starts by the members just going and being friends. Not bringing up the gospel, not inviting them maybe to an activity. Just being a friend. Getting to know the people that are around you so that at some point, when you feel the prompting of the spirit you can share something, or invite them to something and they will accept. We have been taught how to do this and I'll let you know how it goes probably next week when we have had a chance to do it with the members.
B has decided that soccer is more important then church and has joined a soccer league that practices Wednesday Nights (same as mutual) and the games are on Sundays at 10 (Church starts a t 9). So we had a lesson with him and well we have basically lost him. He doesn't get much support from others so he has basically gotten lost. Its really sad :('s about all that's happened that week!
I'm about to get cut off! I hope you hope you all have the great week!

I love you guys!!

Elder Zachary Gore!!

July 28, 2014

Hey mom!

So yeah we got the shirts! They are sweet! I put a picture on dropbox! We are going to wear them to zone sports today! Its gonna be awesome!!

Other then that the week has been kind of slow. We haven't been able to find any of our investigators and it’s been really, really sad :/ We are going to do a do-or-die with them all this week and other then that we basically only have Johana who is progressing.

I was super excited to get your box with the Oreos cause I've been wanting to make deep-fried Oreos for like ever but I didn't want to buy them. So yeah I made everyone deep-fried Oreos. Everyone was way surprised about how good they were haha. The box is almost empty >.< 

We also went and did some service and Elder Martin found a giant card board thing so he folded it up into one of the shirts we make. It was pretty sweet!

(I asked him if there were any one year mark traditions in his mission)
As for mission traditions. We don't have any cause mission culture and traditions are apostate. In the San B mission, and in a lot of other missions, when you hit 6 months you burn a tie, at 1 year you burn a shirt (I think or else it’s a pair of pants), and at 18 months you burn the pants(or the shirt), and at the 2 years just before you go home you burn a full suit. But that's apostate and wrong and so we don't do anything. It’s just sort of 'oh cool you’re a year old.. get back to work hahaha.

Only other thing that happened this week is the 2 crashes. Well to keep it short. I crashed 2 times. Once, the first time last Monday, into a pole which should have sent me flying headlong into the ground. But I ended up on my feet next to my bike. I'm not quite sure how that happened and then the second time was yesterday and we were riding around and some kid ran into me with a bike. Bent his rim and cut his hand open on my bike. He went to the hospital and had to get 3 stitches.

Other then that I've just been working on my Spanish and trying to get better at teaching. But that's all that's happened this week. I hope everyone has a great week! I'll find a favorite scripture to send you next week and I'm hoping we'll get more spiritually uplifting experiences!

I know this church is true and that we are guided by a prophet of God! I know this gospel changes lives and brings true happiness!

Talk to you next week!
-Elder Zachary Gore

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