Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lessons with Elders (May 8, 2017)

This week was pretty stellar

Lunes - We had the McCombs, Antonio and the Dominguez. We didn't have dinner that night and the McCombs were just eating so we got to sit in and eat with them as we talked about their conversion and work and past missionaries. They are so wonderful. Our new investigator Antonio came to the baptism last Saturday and he thinks the gospel is really interesting. He's in his 20s and has an Anakin braid and is amazing at soccer but he is also really sincere. The one trick is that his mom isn't very interested. Then we went to the Dominguez where we read 1 Nephi 4 with them as a family. I love the people here :)

Martes - After coordination we went to help Frankie with his yard some more (see overall pictures). Then we had a pass of lesson with the elders with one of the families that also came to the baptism and wants that for their family. It went amazingly well. We tried by some potentials before heading to dinner with the Morenos, who are such a hoot and then felt like we should knock this one trailer park and found a man named Oswaldo that the week before we had tried to get to come to church with us before he disappeared. It seemed like a miracle until he proposed to my companion. Funny story - she didn't understand what was going on and I was trying to shut him down and he was trying to hit on her... needless to say, it wasn't the most productive conversation that has happened.

Miercoles - We helped Hna Dominguez plant flowers! Before my mission, I never appreciated quite so many things but after painting houses and planting flowers for hours on end, I can't walk into a room or past a flower pot without recognizing the work that has gone into it. It's actually kind of neat. Then we rescued the elders from the MASSIVE amount of food the member that THEY were serving made them (at least we tried to) and then we went to the cute old peoples home and sang for them.

Jueves - We gardened again at the Dominguez (and this is the family who owns my perrito Bonito). Thursday was amazing. We tracted for multiple hours and just kept talking to people. We were out in Mae Valley and sharing the gospel with those of the American culture and I was stunned at how polite they were even when they weren't interested. Note to those that meet missionaries of any denomination - they are human too. And a Christlike way of saying no is easier on the soul than a look of disgust and indignation. So do them a favor and treat them like the mom, dad, brother, sister, human being that they are. That night there was an awesome storm that blew through and we got to walk in it.

Viernes - We had interviews with President where he called our companionship the "Highly baptizing, highly combustible pair" due to the 6 baptisms in the last 2 weeks and y'all can guess at the other one. That night we had another pass off lesson with the elders and our recent convert kiddos. We're getting pretty good at teaching in unity 😜 Also, we saw some of the repercussions of our singing at the talent show, one of the members little kids kept asking them "What do the missionaries say? Shine on!!"

Sabado - We met some amazing people this day. The days that we essentially tract all day long I have decided are the best days. There are so many people in so many places that have been prepared by the Lord.

Domingo - After a full day of church where I had the opportunity to translate a fast and testimony meeting (it is so much easier to translate into Spanish, and by the end my brain was fried), we had a lesson with one of our new investigators we found on Saturday. It was really cool. Occasionally you find one of those people who don't go to any church but the few  things they have heard are pure doctrine and they cling to it. I'm excited for what lies in store with him.

Love you all! I'll send some funny stories next week :)

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