Monday, June 30, 2014
So it's P-day again. Back to the normal schedule for now. Sounds like things are happening there in Kansas. Are the missionaries staying busy teaching and finding?
Since thursday we have been pretty busy as well. The Lord is keeping us pretty busy. It's still hard to find something for a couple hours a day but thats something that I have been dealing with my whole mission. We had a couple of miracles happen on Sunday. A part member family that is super busy came to church for all 3 hours and when we walked into the chapel for sacrament meeting one of our investigators that we just started teaching was on the back row with his member sister and his kids. They took up the whole back row which was a good sight to see. Also we had a few appointments for after church but they ended up all falling through so we decided to go visit some recent converts to see how they were doing and it ended up they had been going through a hard time with one of their kids. It was just a testimony to me that God will put us where he needs us to be at the right time.
This picture is a field of asparagus that has gone to seed. That stuff grows so fast that in the summer it grows so fast they can't keep up with it so they have to stop harvesting it.
Have a great week!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This week was pretty good for us. We had another week full of teaching and finding. The Lord is pouring out miracles on us each and everyday. There are days when it seems like it will go super slow for the afternoon but then after dinner we are blessed to have a few lessons each night. A funny little miracle happened last night working with a member. We made an appointment with an investigator the night before and then we called her member friend to come with us. We got there on time for the appointment and the member wasn't there and we thought she might have forgotten about it. We knocked and the investigator's kids said that she was busy right then so we left and tried some other people. After we had just had a short teaching visit with some potentials we get a call from the member saying that she was there waiting for us with the investigator so we jumped back in the car and ran over there. It ended up being a great lesson and the member was able to bear a great testimony as well.
Last week there was a pretty cool sunset so my companion and I took a pretty epic photo and I thought I would just share it with you.
Its crazy how fast the time is going still and it just seems to be going even faster. I love being a missionary and working with the people to help them come to Christ. I have more stories from last two weeks but I can't share them all because I would be typing forever. God is real and He loves us. The temple is amazing and I love to feel of the spirit there.
Have a great week!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Hope you all are have a great week! We sure did!
This week was really good for teaching. We were finding people all over the place because the Lord was putting them in our paths. The Lord will definitely bless those that open their mouths and try their best to invite the spirit. Also we had some good experiences with Daily Dose this week. One of the students brought her husband to the classes and then she invited us to come teach her a little more about the gospel so tomorrow before the english classes we will have a gospel discussion. Its going to be awesome! We are super excited for it!
This week I learned a little more about following the little impressions that we get from the spirit. On saturday night we visited one of our investigators at 8:00Pm for about a half hour and when we got back to the car we looked at our plans and I felt like none of the plans we had were where we were supposed to be. Then when Elder Trotter suggested a name it just felt right. It turned out that the person we intended to talk with wasn't there but her son was and we had a good visit with him. When we finished up it felt like that was exactly where we needed to be at that time. I'm so grateful for the spirit and how it can guide us to the places we need to be.
Hope you all have a great one!
Monday, June 9, 2014
My new companion is from Utah and he has been out a little longer than I have. Its nice not to be senior companion although it doesnt really mean anything. He has pretty good spanish and we already work together pretty good. He was actually companions with Elder Ribeiro before I went to Pasco and then he was in Matawa which was where Elder Chase came from before he was here in Sunnyside.
So this week was pretty good. When my new companion got here we went straight to work to contact some of the potentials that had told us to come back. They let us right in even though they had just gotten back from work. We had a pretty good talk with them and they asked some pretty good questions about things we would advise for youth to make good decisions. Growing up in the gospel has made me aware of how great a blessing it is to have clear direction. Also the next day we decided to go visit a potential investigator and they weren't home but their nephew who just came from mexico was. We had a really good lesson with him about prayer and how God wants to hear from everyone regardless of what we have done in life. He has a lot of potential and we are excited to start teaching him.
Monday, June 2, 2014
So this week was pretty good. We got trained for the english classes and then we had someone come the next day that we just met a few days before knocking on doors. The class went pretty good. We have only had 1 person come to each class but we have also taught a couple of classes to people in their houses. It gets people to trust us pretty quickly and they are more willing to let us come talk with them. We are hoping as people see the posters that they will start coming and then inviting their friends to the church.
Yesterday I was able to finish the 80 day Book of Mormon challenge that we did as a mission. It was good to spend some time to refresh quickly what is in there and how it all ties together. I'm so grateful for the Book of Mormon and how it helps us to come to Christ even more and then in turn bring others to Christ as well. I'm so grateful for the Restoration of the Gospel. Without it our lives would be very different and the world would not be the same either. Thomas S Monson is the prophet today and he is the Lord's authorized servant on the Earth today.
So transfer calls came again. Elder Chase is getting transferred and I will be staying here for another one. I'm going to miss Elder Chase. He taught me a lot about planning and thinking about the future so that things can go smoothly. I hope to be able to practice that more and really apply it to myself. I'm grateful that we didn't get doubled out. That was probably the hardest thing about leaving Pasco. Half of our district got changed with this transfer as 2 of them had been here for 6 months and another is finishing his mission.
Hope you all have a great one!