Things have been going great! The Lord has definitely blessed me in the callings that i have been assigned to. It's been an incredible journey that seemed to only last a few months if that. I'm on my final stretch, from what people tell us. Elder Smith and I have been out the same amount of time and so it is cool to work together with another decently old missionary. Things are going really good.
Family reunions are always fun. I wasn't actually able to see the video. We aren't able to go onto Facebook anymore haha. which is probably a good thing. I can't wait to see it!
Still doing the family reunions? That is the best! I don't know if you are still having to take the initiative but keep it up. Those little get together s are so much fun. Well keep up the good work in being super man! You work miracles dad I love ya!
This week has been pretty amazing. We were able to go out and proselyte every night in our own area and also on exchanges in areas around Yakima. We actually were able to serve in Moses Lake. Sadly we didn't meet anyone that knew grandpa Archibald but one day there will be. What was his profession? I may have forgot or never knew in the first place. but the exchange with the Zone Leaders was great. They had interviews with the president for a few hours and so we weren't able to start until about 7 o'clock. So right away we jetted off to the su casa mi casa ( a little Mexican restaurant that makes amazing horchata). We were starting our night off right with some quick Mexican food. It wasn't so quick. Surprisingly enough we had people approach us as they walked up to the restaurant and struck up some conversation. During dinner we were able to teach 2 people and help to to increase their faith in Christ and also to understand really where we come from. The reason people persecute or disagree is because they don't understand the full picture.
Many of the exchanges we went on this week were great just as the last one described. Like mentioned previously we were able to work in our area and find some success. We were able to go and see a lady named Theresa for the first time and it went great. Right when we knocked on the door she opened it and let us in she seemed really excited to see us. Even though her kids didn't show themselves the whole time we were there they were cute. They were on lookout until we got there. At the conclusion of the lesson Theresa and her sister Maria committed to be baptized on Aug 15th. It truly is a miracle. Elder Smith and I haven't had much time to work in our area at all and setting the example for the mission is difficult when we are busy with administrative work. It goes to show if you sacrifice the things that you love for something the lord has asked you to do. The blessings will follow as you press forward with faith. I know that is true.
I had some questions about your mission.
What was it like? Who was your favorite companion? Were you a district or zone leader? Ever run over a cat with you bike? What is one pivotal moment that changed your mission as you served?
Thanks for everything!