Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wed, Temple was good and went and checked on a new investigator Michael and a potential tonight to no avail Shucks haha Good day tho, did baptisms in the temple and then the temple president 1st counselor came and spoke to us and gave us a good talk on just temple life i guess haha. Talked about becoming something and how we need to be bold and things. Used the tree and fruit analogy which really struck me! Super good! It is most important for us to become the good tree so the fruit (our actions) will be good. The game of this life is just who we become!
Thurs, We played basketball with Shavez! That is fun, there is a court by his house where it seems like it is the place to go and smoke marjuania haha can tell i never smoked it cause i can't spell it haha. Fun to play some street ball tho. Sucks outside but i still won haha. White boy got a shot...we had 4 apt. that dogged today haha. But we had dinner with a member and then trimmed another member''s lawn for him haha i love Bro Lakomyj! He is sweet old guy who lets us come in and sit on his comfy couches and talk! Super cool!
Fri, We were stuck inside all day till 3 cause some Mexican's came and replaced our windows and i just don't trust people with my stuff in the apartment and it is a rule to stay there while they are working so we did. We went to the Library to do service again! Hopefully we will be able to tell them about a play a senior couple does on smoking and drinking...puppet show and it is really good and Apparently Elder Oaks got some big award for how good his puppet show is! Super cool! And he is doing it for free to help stop the drug alcohol problem!
Sat, Today was great! We met with a new investigator Victor and his wife Rhonda! Super awesome first lesson with them! He wants us to come back! I hope they read the book of mormon and find out! Would be sweet! more on them next sat hopefully, We also met with Adama today! AND SHE WANTS TO GET BAPTIZED!!!!! While we were teaching baptism during the 3rd lesson she asked us when her's was and we looked at each other and said April 28? So we are having a baptism on Sunday!!! I am excited she has a strong testimony of it so i hope that it all goes well! We then met with a part member family who the dad Bro Duru is an apostle in another church and he came out with scriptures on how John the Baptist is really elias/elijah reincarnated haha. He confused the Malachi 4:5-6 as such and then wouldn't let us explain it to him haha. He is not even open to the book of mormon and it is sad. He just wants to prove us wrong and we try not to fight but then his wife tears into him haha. Kinda funny but we left him 2 Nephi 29 to read so we shall see if that softens his heart!
Sun, We had Stake Conference today...Adama came and loved it! We then met with Shavez and gave him the white shirt we bought him and a couple ties! He was excited we went over the baptismal interview ?'s and he says he is ready just have to wait till his parents can be there for it so looks like May 5th! I also got me some ties! haha I love ties hint hint haha if you send me a package you could send me some ties haha. I like the slim ones if you know what i mean. Almost skinny but not quiet! Anyways we went to Why I Believe with Ms Bramwell! She got hit by the spirit and opened up and really is starting to like it! I think we have something here too! Super cool! Will try to put her on date next time we meet her! The Cardall's spoke on there last day! Elder Cardall is sweet! Told him i am going to look him up when i get home and talk! haha I have always thought about someway to help people who are going through what Mom and Dad went through when i had my surgury so when i get home sometime i want to put together a book thing where it has the stories in it so be prepared mommy and daddy haha. They are super cool senior couple who will be missed for sure!
Mon, District Meeting was good, Lunch was good...we then went to go do service and our roommate E. Centeno was down and out just sick and we both had service so our comps went off to that and i stayed home cleaned read some conference talks, picked out pictures for another scripture box i made! Super cool box will try to send a pic home of it...all about the book of mormon and joesph smith story as well! Used it to teach on Tuesday will tell ya about it, then we played basketball again with Shavez! Schooled them kids again! haha Super fun! I need to get better at my handles tho all i got is shootin! We then went and saw Michael and met his wife and mother in law. They tried to convert us to their faith haha. Wouldn't accept the Book of Mormon, Super good prayer his mother in law said...said that we would all be hit by converting power or something and then i shared one final scripture with them...2 Nephi 33:10! Super good! Spirit came in strong so i hope it worked haha. We are going to go help him out with is lawn and see if we can somehow soften his heart! Super cool guy! They have alot of correct doctrine but just not all of it!
Tues, Another awesome day! We did service for Sis Frailman went good! Mowed a lawn haha. Had lunch with Sister Mays! Long Correlation went on splits with our ward missionary's i went with Bro Taylor and checked on people to no avail and my comp and bro fisher taught an active member a lesson! Super good! gonna do that every tuesday prolly! We gave a blessing to someone new and the sister's taught her a lesson and picked her up for us! We will go back on Friday and put her on date hopefully! We then Met with Adama and confirmed that she wants to get baptized on Sunday...quick lesson on Law of Chastity and W.OW. to see if we are still good and we are!! Going to meet with her every night at 7 this week to make it happen! Even today on our All Day P-Day...sacrifices i guess haha but i am super stoked for her! She is 17 and knows this is true! We then met with Paul! Super golden lesson! He knows it is true as well...he just has alot to change! Smoked weed and knows this is the final stop. Knows that this is the plan for him! We taught a restoration adn he just knows. Kinda funny but we caught him drunker than i dunno what last week and he says that whenever he does something he is not supposed to we show up haha. Told him we do for a reason haha. I hope he can make the changes he needs too and now he knows he needs to do them too! Spirit was super duper strong tonight and this whole week! I love being where i am! It is super duper AWESOME!!!
Katie better send me a letter dang it haha! Megan making Till jealous haha??? When is Brayden going on a mission? I do remember James haha he is a shorty like Katie haha. i wish i could be her maid of honor! Too bad she can't wait for me haha. She will be my Best Man for sure haha.
I also did some repenting this week of some things so it is cool to see how immediate blessings come. Mosiah 2:41 has a real cool promise that i seem to be seeing right now! Trying to be more obedient mainly it is just waking up in the morning haha i have a hard time hearing the alarm in the morning! Really have a hard time hearing it but i am going to be better! My studies have improved alot lately and it is just when i think i have become the person i want to something else comes up that i have to change! This mission is really helping me become a disciple of Christ and really change to what he needs me to become! I still have a pride issue with it like we all do but when we change it is great!
Will maybe sneak back on tonight and send some pics so watch for it!
LOVE YOU ALL!!!