Monday, July 13, 2015

July 6, 2015

So this week was pretty good.

On Tuesday we had a good lesson with Hna. Martinez. We talked about the Book Of Mormon and the importance of reading it and we promised her that if she would commit to reading the Book of Mormon everyday she would have more strength and energy to get up and go to church. But with the craziness of the week and we were never able to follow up and she didn't come to church so maybe next week. Also we uh caused a car accident haha. We were riding down the street and we came to a parking lot and normally I go behind the first car that's waiting but this guy put his car in reverse and bumped into the car behind him. and Me quede como "Dang?!". ( And I was like "Dang!?"). It wasn't that bad he just sort of tapped him we kept going though because I didn't want to get involved.

Wednesday. We went and tried to visit a couple people in the morning and as we were heading to our next house my tire started to go flat. Which I thought was really weird because I didn't run over anything. But it seemed kind of slow so I figured that maybe the slime could seal it and I could pump it up after our next appointment so I stopped and got off and put some more air in just so I could make it and when i got back on within 3o seconds the tire was completely flat. So we walked back to the apartment, cause we were still pretty close and I was able to fix it. It turns out that the stem had broken. So that was fun. We had dinner with Monica that night. It was Pozoli, which was a little insane since it was like 100 degrees outside >.< But the Pozoli was really good. We ate Taquitos with it. 

Thursday. Was super weird. Everything just sort of fell through around 3:30 before we finished weekly planning. So we went to our dinner and everything was good but then when we came out of dinner my tire was flat. So we got a ride over to the old apartment and I was able to get a tube off of an old bike. But really we didn't teach anyone. We had to fix some stuff on Elder Juarez's bike too and that took forever and so yeah. The day just sort flew past us :/

Friday. So Friday we decided to go walk. It was hot. Like Super hot. Way to demasiado hot >.< But we found some good potentials and also some referrals for the English missionaries. So that was cool. I got super sun burned though :/ We basically didn't see anyone for most of the day. But we had a really cool experience. So during weekly planning we planned to have somebody else on date for next week and we didn't have a name but we decided to pick a date for this person we were going to find. Then we are riding not sure what to do and Elder Juarez suggests going to try someone we had met a while back. So we went and he was home and he let us in and we shared Because He Lives and he really enjoyed it and they we invited him to be baptized and he said yes and then we invited him for August 15, the day we had planned for and he accepted. it was pretty crazy! Super cool experience how the Lord prompts us and guides us. After that we didn't have much else until we went out with a member that night and we helped 2 little ladies move into a complex and they were actually interested in having missionaries come by so we gave their info to the sisters. So we'll see what comes of that.

Saturday. So the English ward was putting on a Pancake Breakfast so we went. It was ok. We went at 11 because they said they'd be making pancakes from 8-12 but they had stopped a while before we got there so we each got one and there was like nobody there. So we decided to go walking again. That was really good. We met a cool guy named Carlos Santos, he is a trucker, but really humble and receptive. Its really annoying that so many of the best people are truckers and so they are almost never home. But  i figured out I'm probably gonna feel pretty uncomfortable in an English ward to start off. They are just so different. But we'll see how it goes. We also had a cool lesson with the Sanchez Family. We used the Bible and Book of Mormon and they took it very well. Their questions were pretty focused and they were able to understand what we  were sharing with them. Hna has been reading and praying about the Book of Mormon so we just need to get them to church. Hopefully this next week. After that we went to our ward mission leaders house for correlation but he wasn't there and then the sisters called and told us he had cancelled the meeting and dinner so we rode up to Subway and had dinner and then headed to the apartment to start putting the area book into the iPad. That took forever. In the 3 hours we only got like 5 records done. This is going to take forever since an area book can have upwards of 100-150 if its been kept well. So we'll see how that goes the next couple weeks haha

Sunday. Was pretty good. Nobody came to church but we had a good lesson from bishop about making our Sacrament Meetings more spiritual and we watched a video from part of the training that was given in prep for General Conference. We had dinner with the Rosas family and it was really good. Carne Asada, and they had a salsa that they said was super spicy but I tried it and I couldn't taste anything but tomato and then the hna. tried it and she got burned a little. It was pretty funny. Then we went to the Fireside and it was pretty good. I've been teaching myself how to play Nearer My God to Thee on the piano so I was playing that hymn over and over and I guess everyone thought I could play the piano because they started and announced the first hymn and looked at me to play and I was like I only know that one hymn. So we sang accapella. The fireside was good the youth spoke about the importance of education. And well that was the week. 

I know this church is true. I know we are lead by a living prophet. I know God is our loving Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. this work we are doing as missionaries is real and important and we have to work hard and never stop working to bring others unto Christ. There is no way to heaven but by Jesus Christ. Let us work diligently and invite all we know to come, see, and experience the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. 

I love you all have a great week!
-Elder Zachary Gore

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