My brain turns to mush more and more each week because of the incredible things that happen everyday! Wow. I have my notebook that I write in during the week to remind me what to write home about....except now I just look at it and can't remember a lot of it happening haha. Pres. told us that if we don't read the Book of Mormon now, we won't read it when we're home. He especially asked us to read it everyday, no matter what. We spent a couple days working on new forms for the missionaries for when they do calls, and it was quite the process. But no one really cares to hear about that shtuff, so let's get to the sweet as.
|There's a promise that if you look out the window at the McDonald's near here, that every 10 mins you'll see someone jump the fence to America. hahahah|
Kayla, a recent convert, gave a talk last night at a UofA fireside. (my companion is acting as the secretary answering phones haha) and she did awesome! She's one of the most sincere members out there. Every time she reads she takes a full page of notes and retains so much of the things that she learns. Kayla had a brain tumor and slowly went down hill. She has a full scholarship for UofA track and runs a mile in 4:38 minutes! Just insane. She's one of the members that you meet that teaches you many things, as you try to teach them.
One of our investigators is Elizabeth! She is worried about what her family thinks and also has questions about pets in heaven. Our lessons with her have been great as we've taught L1 and L2. She won't quite accept a date but we know with time she will.
There's so many things to be learned on a mission. I've learned a lot about confidence along with administering vs ministering. While talking with missionaries lately, I've learned that if you don't express charity while administering, you won't have any respect towards you. If you don't express charity while ministering, nothing will be learned or taught. I can't remember who it was but they said nothing is more important in your schedule than making time to read and pray. It's so true!!
|We take turns praying upon the Rameumptom haha|
One night, the YSA's took us to a Vegan restaurant. Can't say I'd like to eat it everyday, but it sure was healthy!
If we fear sin instead of repentance, it allows ourselves to accept the Atonement more frequently. So many people fear repentance. Lame sauce.
Elder Dayley who's home now, sent me this link when we were in Deming over a year ago!!
Another investigator we have is Alexa! She was a referral! We're focusing on what her desires are (the YSA's at church, or the gospel) but our last lesson went well as she had some good questions from tithing, to caffeine (that's a fun one to teach :D)
Sorry this week was so short. There's a few things we need to get done today with mr. President! I love you all and pray for so many of you all the time. The church is so true. I know that no matter how many times we read the Book of Mormon, say a prayer, hear a testimony, or think a positive thought, that we can always learn something new each and every time. The 1st vision has such a powerful effect.
-Elder D.J. Hales