Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 27, 2014

Hey mom. So like I don't have anything crazy exciting. But this week was better than last I think. To start off District meeting was better than the other week. Everything ran a lot smoother and everyone said it was better so I was happy about that. I really don't like giving trainings and stuff because I don't feel like I'm good enough to be able to tell people that they are doing things wrong or need to do stuff better when I'm not perfect. I don't know I just don't like it. But anyway.

We had some really good dinners. We usually get fed maybe, and I mean maybe, 3 times a week. But we've had some really nice members who have given us money or given us food for us to take home and eat. That's what the one picture I have is of. Us eating some food given to us by an awesome member family! Got our pollo, arroz, salsita, and tortillas. Awwwwwww yeah. Good food. This is after we did nightly planning just so nobody freaks out about us not wearing ties!!!! 

Other then that the only big thing was the service we did. We went with like all the missionaries in the stake, almost but not quite, maybe like 20 or so and we helped set up a huge Halloween display on 3 houses. We had to leave so I only have pictures of 2 of the houses. But I'll see if we can pass by them and get some pictures. Also on Halloween we have to be in our apartments at 6 and do weekly planning. It'd be ok if we had a copy of the Testaments or something to watch when we finish but we don't have anything soooo its gonna be a pretty lame night.

The other exciting thing from this week has been the Exchange. Elder Reber came with me to my area on Friday and it was fun. I learned a lot about planning better and teaching. But I think I learned the most about talking With people and not talking To people. Cause everyone can talk to people, and you just spit out a memorized speech or something. The hard part is talking with people. Having a conversation and getting to know them and showing them that you care about them. I have problems with that. I don't feel very confident but Elder Reber helped me have conversations and focus on just getting to know the people so I'm working on that right now. Talking with everyone and asking them everyone the good questions to get referrals.

But yeah that's about my week.

I know this church is true and that God lives and loves us. I know that we only get trials that God knows we can handle and that if we humble ourselves before Him, He will make the week things become strong and we will be better than we ever were before. We are here on this earth to work towards perfection. To become as our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are and though we can't make it to perfection in this life with their help we can get move closer and closer to it. And one day we will be perfect as they are perfect.
I know this is true and that we the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are led by Jesus Christ. This is His Church and His work and He is going to help us do it.

Have a great week!

Love you all!!!


October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014
It’s just been a long week and we rode for like ever. Nothing exciting, in the work aspect, has happened. The meeting with Elder Evans was really cool though. We talked about the iPads. They are coming in January/February. So that'll be pretty cool. But we rode lots see: 16,18,15,6,7,28,5= 95 miles this last week and we are just exhausted and a bit down. But we are working and not letting it get to us :)
That is what’s going on. The work just isn't moving. We haven't been able to find anyone or really teach anyone and it’s just hard. It’s just how the mission works. If you aren't teaching you aren't really happy. But that's just how the mission goes sometimes. I'm being obedient, I’m working hard, and Elder Maroto and I are getting along great. We just aren't doing much work. Sometimes that happens. But I’m excited for the new week and the new chances we have to work and try new things and be better.

October 14, 2014

So this week I don't really have much to say. I got a haircut. We rode our bikes about 25 miles every single day last week. I held my first district meeting and it wasn't very good. On the bright side we put our only investigator on date. His name is E., he has a serious drinking problem, but he wants to change his life around and follow Jesus Christ. So we are excited for him. Other than that we have just been working and trying to find people to teach. It’s been really slow since most of our work is out in Mentone which is about 30 mins away from where we live :/
We helped the branch president assemble cubicles for his office expansion but I forgot my camera :/  That was pretty fun. It was a real hard work out. We had to carry large and rather heavy walls and tables up a flight of stairs. But it was good.
We had zone meeting last week and its Elder Barrus' last transfer >.< I'm gonna miss him a lot. He helped me a lot. Like to see how much more fun missionary work was when both companions want to work!
Yeah. Its been slow. But we are working. Elder Evans the head of the missionary department is coming to speak to us on Thursday. That should be pretty cool :)

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