Monday, October 2, 2017

General Conference

October 2, 2017

Just another week filled with miracles.  So to start out after we baptized Tarcia and Laisla we found out that Gabriell their brother wanted to be baptized also.  So we got super excited about that.  We showed up at his house and he told us he wants to be baptized.  So we taught him everything he needs to know and was baptized on Friday.  The cool thing about him is he asked us for a Book of Mormon a few weeks back when we were teaching Tarcia when he wanted nothing to do with our church.  To later finding out he was reading the Book of Mormon without telling us and decided on his own that he wanted to be baptized was super special.  

And then Saturday was conference.  The Saturday was incredible as always.  Started out with Uchtdorf and ended with Holland – you can’t get much better than that.  And then Sunday came around.  I got woken up to a phone call from Max, one of the members in our ward saying that someone needs to talk to us.  So we found out who, his name is Lucas.  He is the man.  He was struggling with some stuff, relationship problems and wanted a new start.  So we talked with him and made him feel better by talking to him about Christ and we ended up committing him to be baptized on the same day.  Later in the day after the first session he was baptized.  It was awesome.  He is the man and baptism is what he needed.  It was such a special moment to see someone that dope, like he is the man, come unto Christ and humble himself in the Lord’s eyes.  That was my super blessed week.  

Elder Meyer

Homies at Zone Conference

September 25, 2017

This week was a killer week.  To start off the week we had Zone Conference which was dope cause I got to see all the homies from other areas in the interior.  And our President gave a sweet talk about the Book of Mormon that I truly did love.  After the conference we went on splits and found some pretty good people to teach.   

Friday our water returned to our house.  Our water decided to go missing for 2 weeks and decided to return to our house on Friday, so I took a shower for the first time in a while and washed my clothes and the dishes, haha.  For the past few weeks I was taking showers with bottled water that I bought on the street.  It was funny.  

Also this week I found a new cool place to eat acai called Acai Street.  I ended up getting addicted and ate acai for 4 nights straight.  It’s cause they have Nutella there and I love Nutella.  And Nutella with acai is incredible.  And then this Saturday Tarcia and Laiesta had their baptism interviews and passed and Sunday came and they were baptized, it was an awesome event.  I love them and their family so much. 

It was such an incredible week.  Everything worked out so well.  We put so much faith into the Lord this week it was unreal.  And Sunday at church we had a bunch of people show up which is always a good feeling.  Great week to be a missionary.

Elder Meyer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I Believe I Was Put in the Hottest Place on Earth for a Reason

September 18, 2017

This week hauled right by again.  We worked a lot this week with our investigators, and they have been progressing really well.  But nothing too special happened other than when we were in church and we were talking about how families can be together forever and our investigators got super into it and loved what they heard.  We had a girl named Tarcia that came to church for the first time and loved it.  We have her set-up to be baptized this Saturday and Priscilla is always helping with missionary work, she brought a friend to church and is always explaining to everyone about our church.  It’s awesome she was only baptized a few months ago and Jaihe, the other girl we baptized, is already giving classes during Sunday School.  She taught for an hour today about fasting.  It’s incredible how much they have progressed.  

The mission is crazy hard and I still truly believe that I was put here on the hottest place on earth for a reason.  I am so grateful for all of my learning opportunities as a missionary.  

Sorry for the short letter and no pictures.  Nothing too interesting happened this fine week.

Elder Meyer

Monday, September 11, 2017

So this week was good. We ended up meeting some great people and have a bunch of people progressing. All of our investigators accepted to be baptized and accepted the gospel in their lives.

Something pretty crazy happened this week. So, I think it was about nine yesterday morning. We were in the middle of our personal study and all of a sudden, we heard six gunshots and a woman screaming. We kind of looked at each other like what happened? So, we walked out front of our house and saw a bunch of people running and some dude with three bullet wounds in his thigh hop in a car and speed to the hospital. I think the dude that got shot must be into drugs or something like that. And it was funny because like five minutes after everyone is back in the daily routine. The neighbors went back to cleaning their yards and the families continued on walking their morning walk. And it was like nothing happened.

 And then this week we talked about with six people that are all 13-14  years old and they started sitting there with and telling us about their depression and some of them cut themselves.

Missionaries see about everything, and get to help. It is great knowing that God is with you all these situations and He is the one doing the talking all of the time. But, that that is how my week went. A little strange, but for sure a week for the memories.


Elder Meyer

Monday, September 4, 2017

This week was a good one but for sure different. So to start off I got a call from President saying that he needed my help with the new American missionary. The new missionary is from Alaska and he's had some health issues since he has gotten here. So I was asked to stay and help him this week and to see what he was experiencing. It was only his second week so he really didn't know any of the language so it was pretty funny to help him. But I got with him and realize that he has pretty bad asthma. And it was just getting worse and worse in the heat. So every day we talked with doctors and the pres and other people to keep them updated. I learned a lot from him this week. I learned a lot about the culture of Alaska. But, in the end, they decided it was best if he were back to the city and try working there where the air quality is better. So he went back to the city. But it didn't really help, who he is going back home to Alaska. It was pretty sad to see, but he is a happy dude so I'll work out.

But, now for me, I will be in a trio until who knows when. But it is great because I have double the amount of investigators to work with. And we found a ton of good people to work this week and  I am excited. But that's how my week pretty much went.

Elder Meyer

Monday, September 4, 2017

Can't wait to see the all miracles God has in store for me

August 28, 2017-

Part 3 of the training sesh.  So this week I found out I will be training another new missionary for the 3rd time in 3 consecutive transfers.  It’s going to be great.  I have already worked with him for about 3 days and realized he for sure is the most quiet of the 3, but it will be great.  

So this week Andreza committed to be baptized which was dope and another boy named Jorgie.  So we will be baptizing them this Sunday.  Andreza was awesome she accepted to be baptized after the first lesson and Jorgie also.  It was for sure a miracle after working so hard last transfer and not seeing the results I was looking for.

Other than that nothing else really happened other than I stayed in the same area and I ate McDonald’s for the first time in a few months which was good.  I really am looking forward to cranking out another transfer in this area.  And can’t wait to see all the miracles God has in store for me.

Elder Meyer

Birthday week!

August 21, 2017-

To start out, this week was great.  My birthday ended on a crazy good note.  We celebrated all Sunday and Monday, then Tuesday was my year mark and then today some members are setting up a little fiesta for me.  I love the people here.  They hook it up fat for birthdays.  I feel like everybody in the town knew it was my birthday.  It was classic, we were walking down the street and this girl that works in a restaurant shouted out my name and said “parabens” (congratulations).  Then two different groups of people threw a surprise party for me, it was funny.  

It was a great week to be real.  But the best part was when me and my comp got stopped by a lady in the middle of the street and she told us to go and talk with her daughter.  So we went and met her daughter.  She is super cool.  She is 24 and a physical therapist.  And so we started talking with her about everything and long story short, she came to church with us and loved it and was super interested the whole time so we are planning on getting her lined up for baptism for the end of this week.  It was the miracle of the week for sure.  And so we found our golden investigator after a few weeks of hard work.  

By the way, thanks for all the birthday wishes.  I loved it.  But that’s how my week went.

Elder Meyer