Monday, December 11, 2017
Wow what a wonderful week, another one for the books. This week I saw a lot of miracles. The first miracle was that we baptize Adrianne. She passed the interview with the Prez. Her week was crazy. Satan was working super hard so that she wouldn't be baptized. Her brother was telling her if she was baptized she would have to move out and he started bringing up a lot of stuff that isn't true. She decided to leave the house and stay with her friend so she could be baptized. She also ended up getting sick. Nothings stopped her! She was baptized and it was super special. The other miracle came through obedience and diligence. We worked superhard this week and found amazing people to work with for this upcoming week. They also went to church and had a great time. I am also loving this Christmas time of year. There is nothing like being able to serve people and bring them the light of Christ. It may not look or feel like Christmas here because I am still sweating buckets and fried like a shrimp, but I can feel the Christmas spirit, the serving spirit and the loving spirit that Christ has for us. This week was perfect. I am so grateful to be able to look at Christmas in a whole other perspective.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Well yet another great week. This week was crazy with all the things that happened. Every day was a rush running to other areas to interview investigators, other areas to teach people and our investigators, helping them get ready to be baptized. And another funny ending to my week. Everything worked out though we were able to baptize Barbara, Josie, V and W. It turned out great after a little bit of work, me and my comp got pretty ticked off at our branch president. He is new and let the little power he had to go to his head and he was being super selfish. After me and my comp spent a week running around doing everything to help them be baptized Sunday morning, the branch president said it won't happen because he won't be there to attend. But we got to call our president and let him know what was going on and our president of our mission said, "go right ahead. He is wrong and can't do this." So we baptized them and it turned out super special. Also, one of our investigators had an interview with the Prez of my mission because she had a few other problems. But the Prez passed her and she will be baptized this week. She was so sad at first when she knew she couldn't be baptized this week. But, after she was super happy when she figured out she could. It was an incredible week. And to top off the crazy week I will be receiving another companion and will be in a trio again for my sixth time. Ha ha. President must have a lot of faith in me for always putting me in the trio. Ha ha whenever there is a problem in the mission and there needs to be a trio, he puts them with me. But, I am excited. It will be fun again. But that was my week.
Monday, November 27, 2017
So another great week. This week Elder Costa visited our mission (member of the seventy) so Wednesday we learned a lot with him. We learned a lot in a leadership meeting about how we need to love the missionaries whoever they are. And we need to have personal conversion, be 100% obedient and how we need to be examples in the eyes of the missionaries, it was a cool conference.
After our President had a cool challenge for our mission. He said during the next two transfers the only thing we will study about is Jesus Christ. He said if we really focus and do this we will not have a doubt in our mind that Jesus Christ is our Savior. It was awesome and super spiritual. This week also we baptized a girl named Anna Pauline. After about 6 weeks of going to church we got to baptize her. Her mom is crazy and didn’t want anything to do with us, but with time we worked our way in and became her friend and she was able to be baptized, it was awesome.
After that I received great news. That one of my investigators I have been teaching for 2 transfers decided this week she will be baptized. I was super pumped. She said our church is perfect and it is her time now. Haha what a good feeling. This was my week.
Monday, November 20, 2017
This week was amazing. To start off with, everything went perfect. Well almost everything. This week we got loaded up with referrals. We have awesome members in this branch, it’s pretty little but everyone is working super hard to have the Branch become a Ward. We taught all of the referrals and they all came to church. It was incredible and they loved it. We had some great lessons. But the best part was that we got a baptism and I got to baptize her. Her name is Earliny and she is awesome. We are working on marrying her mom and dad. But I got to baptize her in a pool it was awesome and so refreshing. She was super happy after the whole experience. It was awesome. morning we woke her up and invited the members. The thing is the pool is super far away. But nobody cares and transport doesn’t exist. So we got everyone walking for an hour in the sun with us. Everyone was so cool about it. It was super special. For real this week was perfect.
But, funny story. So we were teaching this girl and it was a good lesson. Everything was going just great with the spirit involved and everything. We were sitting under a tree and during a good part of the lesson a giant walnut, or something I am not sure, fell from the giant tree and drilled me right in my manhood. I fell to the ground gasping for air while the two girls and my comp were on the ground dying laughing at me. It hurt and wasn’t funny during the moment but after it was a good laugh.
But that’s how my week went.