Monday, January 25, 2016

Man these weeks just keep flying by. It is the start of my 14th transfer which means i only have 3 left. Anyways this one is going to be even better than all the last ones. My new companion is Elder Ivey and he is a stud. I love the kid a lot I havent really been around him my whole mission so it has been fun getting to know him. I got a new assignment in McAllen and it has been crazy. This last week we were running around everywhere and I almost got to Laredo. I have been everwhere in the mission except Laredo and I have been dying to go up there. We only went up to Zapata but it was really cool. Ill get to go next week tho. Honestly other than that things have been the same. Just keeping busy trying to help my missionaries, investigators, and members. Getting to know a new area always takes a bit but our ward is super awesome here. We have two baptisms in the area I just left tomorrow and we are working for a miracle in our ward as well so that has been fun. It has been super cold down here this week. Its been in the 40's ;) haha. 

I got some time I'll share a little something. This week a couple things have stood out to me a lot. First, the amount of trust that the Lord puts in us. Second, that he really does lead and inspire us in our callings. It is unreal to me to think that the Lord does not do much of the work himself. 99% of the time he does things through others. I know that he does this not because he has to or because it is easier for him. In fact I believe it is a lot harder and takes more effot to do things through others. But I know he does it because he loves us and wants us to grow and become like him. To me that is such a humbling thought. He does not need us for anything. But we all have been blessed with callings by him. He has chosen us to represent him in his work in that calling. He entrusts to us the salvation of his children. He could have anyone do it but he has specifically chosen you for your calling. We all have such a big blessing to learn and grow as we serve in whatever calling he gives us. I know we will be filled with joy as we serve those entrusted to us the best that we can. He will lead and guide us as we do so and all we need to worry about is being worthy and to do his will. I love him and you all so much and I hope that you all magnify your callings. I know that as you do so you will be a tool for the Lord and be able to bless the lives of others and your own as well. I love you all so much and I hope you have a wonderful week. Take care! :)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Alrighty this week has been crazy so im just going to hop into it. First, it was my b day! It was super fun we ate at Dennys and went bowling with the zone. I just a huge mordida (slam a cake in your face). Also i redeemed my last bowling score which was pretty bad so it was nice to get some b day luck ha. Then i had a massive meal with some recent converts it was a blast. Thanks everyone that sent me cards I really appreciate it! Its nice to feel cared about so thanks :) Also we did a zone exchange this week that was crazy. We had a goal in 1.5 days to set 64 baptismal dates with people. With day 1 we only had 20. But people went crazy the next day and we ended up with 69 set. It was a huge miracle and it was great to see the Lord execute his plan to raise everyones faith. We celebrated with a pancake party ha. Also we executed our crazy plan to help our leadership do better. We started our own mission haha. We are now the Mission Texas Mission! We called our DLs as ZLs and called new DLs and STLs and stuff. We made little zones and called an assistant AP (AAP). Anyway it sounds a little apostate but its not legit so its ok. The Lord gave us the plan and we are just going forward with faith trusting that it will work out. We already have seen wonderful results tho so we are excited. Anyway ya its been a crazy week. Doesnt sounds as crazy when you type it out ha but all this stuff has been insane. But ya the mission is still going great. We have lots of great members and investigators right now and we are just running around 24/7. My comp goes home next week so that has been fun keeping him alive. He is doing a good job at minimizing the truncky talk. Anyway i love you all a ton and hope you all have a boss week :) much love

Monday, January 11, 2016

My fellow Americans! 

Another week down...time just keeps on going. This week was wonderful tho! So monday we had the other leaders come down and they worked with us it was super fun. Then tuesday we had a meeting and that was amazing as always. Thenwednesday we had interviews which was even better. Ha it was a pretty crazy week with meetings but that means it was a super good one. I love how the gospel gives you so much direction. I have so much to improve and change and it is so fun i love it. So many people here arent working towards anything its super sad to see. Thats why we are here tho :) Anyway the week was awesome we took so many steps forward and got so much work done. Also the Lord gave us some crazy revelation so we are going to apply it and see what happens. Its nuts ill explain next week but we are just moving forward on blind faith ha. Today is my birthday too so thats weird. We all ate breakfast together at Dennys it was fun and we are bowling in a bit then i get a couple parties with members. Members love throwing little parties on down here. Its like service to allow them to do it cuz it makes them so happy. So really im going over there to serve them and make them happy ;) my heart is in the right place ha. But ya we are just moving right along. Lots of progress was made this week and we will be having an insane week this week again we are excited. But i love everyone a ton! Thanks for the b day wishes! :) have a great week