Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chapter 84 - August 19, 2013

Dang.  So you have to teach Gospel Essentials?  Sounds fun ;) hahaha.  I honestly really like going to gospel essentials.  The class topics are always good ones and we usually have some good discussions.  I like that quote though.

Ya i got your box of junk this week.  Me and the other elders in the district have been enjoying some of those random toys.  They especially liked that red water ball toy.  I brought it the next day to district meeting and we kept throwing it around so much that it broke hahaha.  So they all told me to have you send more but i told them it was just a random free give away item from a convention you went to.  They were a bit sad hahaha.  And i know, i can't believe it either than im about to turn 21!  September 2nd baby!!!!!  And no we unfortunately won't be getting an all day p-day but my birthday still falls on normal p-day so i will get to celebrate it from 10-6 :).

So this week was unfortunately a little slower than usual again :(.  A lot of people went out of town to go on vacation or to go camping so pretty much no one was home for the entire weekend :\.  but i was able to find monopoly at a yard sale this week for a dollar! :) hahaha.  So me and Elder Farnsworth have been playing it pretty much every night.  That and Risk.  One awesome thing that happened this week though is we were able to give a blessing to a less-active family that we have been working with.  They are progressing really well right now and infact are working on their goal to go to the temple and get sealed as a family.  They are a really cool family but the wierd part is that both the mom and dad are younger than me hahaha.  So everytime i see the dad i think man, you are younger than me and are already married.  Unfair! hahaha

Well, that's all that really happened this week.  It's been rediculously hot lately and it sucks even more being in missionary clothes when it's hot hahaha.  I straight up can't wait for it to get colder again haha.  Peace out till next week!

With love,
Elder ---chis--->

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chapter 83 - August 12, 2013

Wowwwwwww mom, someone is trunky ;).  It's ok, i won't lie i'm a little bit as well hahaha.  Getting that phone call about my departure date definitely didn't help hahaha.  But honestly, despite the excitement, it's also sad at the same time to think that my mission is coming to an end :(.  I am loving my mission so much and definitely don't want it to end because you get to have so many amazing experiences.  But at the same time i am ready to begin the next stage of my life.

So i guess that's one of the blessings that comes from serving a mission is that i haven't written any of the talks i have given. I have learned how to just go up there with a sheet of paper that has a few bullet points and just talk.  A mission has definitely helped me become a better speaker, i still don't like giving talks though hahaha.  There is something about getting up in front of hundreds of  people and talking that just isn't appealing, hahaha. 

So this week was actually a really good week for us :).  We were able to find 2 new people to start teaching and we also were able to commit 2 more people to baptism this week! :).  And by the end of the month we should have at least 2-4 more people committed to baptism! :).  Honestly, this week is what we needed to have because the previous few weeks were kinda a drag with having 4 of our investigators drop us and then just nothing going the way it should. 

Another awesome thing, one of the wards that we cover was having their ward party at the local park and they decided to do a waterslide party.  So while we were there the bishop came up to us and told us that we should go and slide down the slide.  And you know we didn't want to offend the bishop at all ;) so we haaaaad to go and slide down the waterslide hahaha.  It ended up being a good experience though because some of the youth weren't members so we were able to interact with them and get to know them and hopefully when we go and stop by their house this week we will now be able to teach them :).

Well, that's all for this week so i guess peace out till next week :)

With love,
Elder ---chis--->

Chapter 82 - August 5, 2013

The first thing you notice about a picture would be that i need a haircut hahaha!  Don't worry, we tried last week but weren't able to get them so we are getting them this week.  But i am also glad that you noticed that i am defintely a lot more in shape and im not as chubby hahaha.  Being in a walking area has really kicked my butt into shape and i am now at 160 pounds haha.  So ya, that member gave us a TON a food so we were pretty excited about that :).  Unfortunately the crock pot has a crack down one side of it so we don't think it would keep in the juice if we were to use it but oh well.

So things were unfortunately still a little stressful and rough this week.  Definitely better than last week though :).  We were able to find a new person to start teaching and are going to have our first lesson with her.  It's this girl named addy and we found her just knocking on doors in our area.  When she answered the door she pretty much straight away told us that she wants to get baptized and when her mom came to the door she said she would talk to her daughter about it and we could call her in a few days.  Soooo we went back and visited her again about 2 days later and we find out that the mom gave her permission to start taking the missionary discussions and possibly get baptized! :).  So things are definitely starting to look up again.  And we also found out that one of the investigators that dropped us, he kinda had to do to some circumstances, we will be able to start teaching him again at the end of the month probably :).  

Elder Farnsworth and i are really trying our best to be obedient and work hard so we can show our heavenly father we are here to work and he and trust us with people to teach :).  Continue to pray for us and i guess that's kinda all i have to report on about this last week.  So peace out till next week :).

With love,
Elder ---chis--->

Chapter 81 - July 29, 2013

Sooo yaaa things have been a little stressful this week. But on the bright side one of our investigators we have been working with for a while now and have been trying to get to church (dad is less-active and hasn't come to church in like 4 years) finally came to church this week! :) And we were also able to finally get in the door of a family we met about a month ago who the wife said she would like to get reactive in the church again and the husband would like to look into the church and possibly get baptized! So while things are kinda starting to crumble a little we aren't letting it get us down because we know as long as we have faith things will work out :)

Well, hopefully i have more success stories to share next week :).  Love you and peace out till next week.

With Love,
Elder ---chis--->