Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

Hey mom!!!

So this week has been good! Like long and hard and crazy but overall good :)

It’s not really dangerous out here. Not if you’re being obedient.

So the reason I got moved on Monday was because one of the missionaries was going home. He finished his 2 years. So his old companion, Elder M., needed a companion, Elder Gore. So they just moved me on Monday to make it easier for everyone :)

Elder M. is my new companion. He is really funny, and loves to have fun, but when we are doing the work, we are doing the work. We've been having a lot of fun the last week. We live with Elder A. and Elder F. They are a lot of fun and really cool and really good missionaries and I'm excited to be with them.

Monday is a haze right now. I really have no recollection of what happened other then coming in dropping my stuff; then going and working for a couple hours. But as for whom the people were I don't really know.

So on to Tuesday we went and did a bunch of work but I had no more contact solution so I went and bought some but then I had to put my lenses in it so I was blind while riding. But like I brought my glasses so I could see during lessons and stuff. But we went around meeting people setting stuff up and teaching.

Wednesday was crazy!!! We went and did some service and took out a cactus and we edged a lawn and sprayed down a porch and just as we left it started raining. And since we had borrowed the weed whacker we returned it and while we were there we taught the people that let us borrow it about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and when we had finished and like right as we said the closing prayer the rain stopped... Like whoa. So we got on our bikes and went and visited someone who was recently baptized named Ignacio at his shop, he repairs and sells appliances, like refrigerators and stoves and stuff like that, and not even a minute after we got inside it started to pour again!! It was weird. And so it poured the whole lesson and then right after the last prayer it stopped!!!! Like what the heck!!! Haha! It was soooo cooooool!!!!!

Thursday was a good day too. Until about 8. We got bashed by a Christian pastor. As in he was yelling and getting angry and saying stuff about how we are a false church and that he had to protect his flock. And we just testified that we knew that the message we share is true and then we left. He wanted to fight and we weren’t going to do that. Jesus Christ didn't fight and argue. So we aren't going to either. That was really annoying but stuff happens sometimes. I hope that didn't ruin our ability to visit this family.

Friday we helped a family take out a stump. I had the ax in my hand and I brought it up to swing and it got caught on a rope that I hadn't seen and the back side hit me in the side of the head. It really, really hurt >.< We got some blisters and that was fun.

Sorry. We have just been so busy and focused that we haven't really taken any pictures... This week I promise!!!

Saturday was rough because nobody was home. We taught 4 lessons but it was really hard. We were on our bikes for a good couple of hours. It was a long, long day.

Sunday was cool. It’s weird being in a Ward again. And church starting at 1 is really weird, too. But it was a good day. We had a couple investigators at church. And they enjoyed it. So that was good. I'm still trying to get to know the people and area so I’ll have more detail about the people next week!

I know this church is true! I know we are getting help from seen and unseen forces. There are too many miracles and experiences to be able to deny this work. This is The Lord's work and He is at the head directing it!

I hope everyone has a good week! I'm working on the letters! I hope everyone has the chance to help someone this week. Just a simple act of service! Just to show a friend you care! That’s how to start the work. Just be a friend!

I love you all!!

- Elder Zachary Gore

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