Saturday, May 21, 2016
I am trying to get my Wyoming lingo back ha. You might think "what are you talking about your serving in Texas?" Well actually I am not serving in Texas I am serving in Mexico so got lots of weird things about me now. Ha anyway this week was another incredible one! To start offwe went and got the marriage license for a family that we are teaching! They are the best we love them muchisimo! It was super fun we got some ice cream after and went shopping for our party later that night and ya. It was a super fun time they are the best. I also went on an exchange to Sinton zone and I went to the farthest northern part of the mission. It was 4 hours away from McAllen and we had an amazing time up there. I also went on another exchange to Mission zone and again it was wonderful. I love going and working with the missionaries and blessing their lives. Lets see what else...well there have been some massive rainstorms and lots of flooding. We had to send everyone home for awhile so it was pretty intense. But the crowning point of the week was the wedding last night! It was absolutely incredible. Everything came together super well and it was perfect. they looked incredible as well and seeing how happy they were it was just great. Never have I seen them so happy and we feel super blessed to have taught and help them get to this point. The wife Nuria pulled us aside at the end and told us that he always said that he would never get married again. And then she was all "look at him now" haha. We laughed it was hilarious the way she said it. But she thanked us and it is so cool to see how the Lord really can change us and our hearts. They will be getting baptized on Sunday so that will be super wonderful! But ya that was the week. They just keep on getting better! I got one more left so we will see what happens but ya. Anyway I love you all so much and I am insanely excited to see you all again. It has been so long! I want to apologize in advance I know I will be weird and maybe not what you are expecting from me but...its what the Lord did to me so get over it ;) haha love you and have a great week!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Man I had another insane and awesome week! This week we had a meeting called 3 day. Sa ay all the leadership met together with president from 8-4. Then after we went and worked together in our areas. It was super fun! 3 day is always a blast because you get to see all of your peeps and it is always an incredible meeting. Our mission president is amazing I love him so much. As well it was our last 3 day with him and obviously my last as well. I got to bear my dying testimony to everyone and it was wonderful. As well we had a very epic ending because it was the last one. It couldnt have been better!
After we went on an exchange up in Laredo. It was super good I got to work with one of my former companions elder Chamberlin and we had a really good time together. I love that kid so much he is wonderful. We did lots of service including helping a guy unload a ton of stuff for his place at the flee market (he had trailers full) and we helped a poor struggling family with the help of habitat for humanity which I used to raise money for them so that was cool. But ya it was just an amazing week as always. It is shocking to me that I only have two more weeks left. It still hasnt hit and I dont feel any different but I know at sometime it will hit me hard. Anyway I am just enjoying the mission more than I ever have and using my time the best that I can.
Serving the Lord is the greatest. I am so excited to come home and continue to serve him in different capacities. It is going to be wonderful. But I love you all so much and I hope you have amazing weeks :)
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Another week down!
Well I got to make this one quick but it was an amazing week. We did a couple awesome exchanges! They both were super fun and we got to stay in our area so that was nice. For one of them I was with a superstar and it just happened to be our ward mothers day party and he put on a show it was incredible! But ya we had another good hard working week and got a lot done. It was a lot of week of reflection as well and we learned a lot. But ya things are going great with our investigators and the missionaries and everything. For mothers day we drove up to Laredo then I came back and called home which was fun. Then we just drove around and sang to as many mothers as possible before going home. It was fun! And ya calling home was super great to see everyone. It is crazy the differences! But another wonderful week! Hope you mothers had a great day :) Love you
Monday, May 2, 2016
Hey so I have to be quick but this week was awesome!
So to start off...Elder Holland came to our mission!!! We had to keep it quite but ya. It was so cool to meet him and interact with him a bit. Idk just seeing him was awesome he is the greatest man and everyones favorite ha. He was definitely very intense with us but he did nothing but compliment us as missionaries and our mission. It was the coolest experience i will definitely never forget it. He came with Elder Robbins who is amazing as well.
After I went to Corpus and worked up there for a couple days. It was a blast it could not have been a better trip we loved it. Then I came back and we went to Brownsville. I stayed and worked in McAllen but we had to go to Brownsville a couple times. Thenwe had to go to Corpus again because my son in the mission Elder Garlitz got hit by a car a awhile ago and we needed to get the police report. It was super fun to hangout with him again and talk about old times. I love that kid. Then we got back last night and ya. It has been super fun. We have been in our area a lot this week too so that has been nice. We have so many amazing families right now we both feel so blessed. But ya things are great! Sorry its short but I just wanted to make you all jealous with Elder Holland coming ;) have a great week!
Monday, April 25, 2016
Que honda mi familia
Well the countdown has began :( I cannot believe that i am on my last transfer. That is just the craziest thing ever. Your whole mission you feel like it will never end, and honestly i still feel like that, but in my head i know its almost over. I definitely dont want it to but im going to finish as strong as i possibly can. This last week we had to put transfers together which is a process. It takes a ton of work and time and planning but we got it done and it went super well so that was a satisfying feeling. Now everyone is in their areas safe and sound ready to work :) But as for us this week has been great. We got a couple helpers for this transfer so we have been using them and its been great. Also the first week of the transfer we never really have anything going on so we have just been working in our area. It has been so fun we have tons of incredible families that we are teaching and our recent converts are doing incredibly good. It is incredible the happiness that this work gives you. I absolutely love these people with all my heart and we do so much to help them accept the gospel. It is a battle but we have some real gems right now so it as been amazing! But that is really all that has been going on so far. The mission is the greatest ever! I cannot explain what a blessing it has been for me to be out here and be able to serve the Lord and the people here. I know that Jesus Christ really did resurrect and that he is alive today actively engaged in our lives and in leading his church. I know that his gospel is the pathway back to Him in the Celestial Kingdom and that it is what fills us with hope and joy here during our lives. I know that as we live and apply the gospel we will be able to learn and grow to become more like the Savior which makes us happier people. As well I know how forgiving and merciful Christ is. He really truely loves us much more then we can imagine and it doesnt matter what we have done or where we are at, He is always willing to forgive us and help us change and become stronger. Our mistakes dont matter. We are to learn and move on choosing to be better. As well being here on the mission I have learned the joy that comes as we live a consecrated life. After the mission I wont be able to keep it up as I am now but I will make plans and strive to stay as consecrated and close to my Savior as possible. I love you all so much and I hope that you too can make some minor changes to follow Him more and feel the spirit more in your lives. But I hope you all have a wonderful week :) vayan con Dios!
Monday, April 18, 2016
Well what can I say, another amazing week :) actually one of the better ones of the mission. My companion and I have been working super hard to help out the missionaries here. We both feel like we have been serving the Lord wonderfully and doing a great job but for some reason the mission hasnt been performing very well. We had been questioning ourselves "what are we doing wrong"and things like that. We are always super happy and love the work but at moments just felt a little lost. Well I know that the Savior is well aware of his children and their needs. I know that he loves us and will always help us out. The Lord really lifted us up this last week. We had our apartment inspected by the main office couple and they talked to us about lots of different things. They talked about the parable of the 3 dirts and how we all of dirt (emotional, physical, and spiritual) and how we are continually having to clean. Well they really helped us to see what the Lord is using us for and our purpose right now in our calling. It was amazing to see how the Lord is using us and it gave us so much excitement to be even better for him. Then we had our interviews with president and they were incredible! I always learn so much from that man he is the greatest and he helped us a ton. We missed the sacrament because of our interview so we asked if we could take it. So the 1st councilor of the stake presidency and a couple young men helped us out. But what was really cool was afterward as we were leaving he stopped and turned around and shared some things with us about what he sees in us. After my comp and I just talked a little bit and how the Lord has lifted us so much recently. Well during the week we saw lots of other things and right now we are feeling great. We know it wont last but the Lord is really helping us see who we are and our purpose and it has just been incredible. I love him :)
Anyway during the week we got to travel around all the mission had have little meetings. Then we went to Laredofor interviews and they went super well. The zones up there are great and we all learned so much from the spirit. Then we did some exchanges and came back . We havent touched our area all week which has been sad but we got to stop by our amazing investigator families and recent convert. They fed us and just being with them is the best. The Lord has blessed us with just the greatest people that we really dont deserve. But i am so thankful for the opportunity to be their missionaries! I love them :) Anyway things are great, i am insanely happy and the mission is just perfect. O ya and transfers are next week which means i start my final one here in a couple days...sad stuff. Anyway i love you all and hope you have a great week. Look for all the little blessings the Lord gives you, I promise they are everywhere and you will see it as your look for them. Have a great week :)