|A GREAT DAY AT THE TEMPLE!|
PDAY! We watched the Croods. Hilarious as usual. Then we found out about transfers and i am staying put, with the same companion as well, a month and a half longer! Then we cut our hair and our appointment fell through. Crap. ha-ha.
TUESDAY, today we picked up Elder Haught. He is from Arizona. He likes to play tennis and has 19 months in the mission. He seems cool. Then later we went on exchanges with 2 elders who are assigned to travel around the mission and help everyone be better. It was actually a super cool experience. The elder that went with me, Elder Davila, helped me a ton, to see how i can better myself and achieve my goals here in the mission.
WEDNESDAY, Today we got to go to the temple!!! It was awesome. It was a great spiritual experience. So peaceful. I loved it. I wish that we could go more often. Also as we were leaving a new elder made eye contact with me, got a really surprised look on his face, and said, hey i know you! He is from Ohio and apparently my blog is one of the recommended ones on the Peru Lima Este page. So he and his family had been reading it and he recognized me from that. Cool. Way to go mom! For making me such an awesome blog!
THURSDAY, District mtg! Time to get to know the new zone! So craziness!!! There is a new elder in my zone (greenie) named elder Tadje who is in the Barricks ward in Eagle Idaho! What!?!?! Small world! He knows the whole Barrick family! Awesome! I probably have met him before when i went up to visit Seth and the fam, but i guess i just didnt recognize him. Also, there is an elder Jolley from Hurricane, and i told him about how grandma and grandpa Bench have a house down there and also about where there old house was and he knew exactly where it is. He knows where grandpas pond is and everything! What!?!?! Small world!!!
FRIDAY, cool experience, so we went to an appointment from a contact that we had a few days ago. We knocked on the door and the dad come out, said that his son wasn’t home (who was the person that we contacted) and was about to shut the door on us, but in that precise moment, a friend of his came to talk to him. This caused the dad to step outside to talk. As they finished we were able to talk to him more and he invited us in!. We taught him and his wife! New investigators! Perfect place, perfect time, in other words, the hand of God.
SATURDAY, today we taught a 15 year old investigator named Steve. The lesson only lasted 10 to 15 minutes but man, was it powerful. We taught simply, but with the spirit. It was sweet. Later we also did a little service project, carrying bags of sand up 3 stories, well i did. My comp just held the bags open while somebody filled them with sand. I did all the work. What the heck. haha. Then later we taught a less active and at first i wasn't feeling the spirit and i wasn't expressing myself like i wanted to. Then i decided to just listen and as he told us some things and as he finished talking, everything just came to me. i knew what to say and how to say it. The spirit was there and it was awesome.
SUNDAY, church was good. After church we visited Steve’s dad and he talked our ears of. It took 5 minutes just to make an appointment with the guy, but we need to be nice to him and gain trust so that he with sign Steve’s permission slip for his baptism. But i think this is going to take a while. Then, we visited another family a less active mom and her two kids aren’t members. The lesson went alright, because the mom doesn't encourage her kids to go to church or anything like that. She won’t change either. Just patience i guess. Their time will come. And that was pretty much it.
Well thanks for everything. i love all of you. i miss all of you. Make sure to read, pray, everyday! IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT! Just do it! haha. Love yall! Have a great next week!