Hit my 6 month mark this week. Wow. Lots of thoughts about it that were summed up by my good buddy Trevor Mathews ¨I realized that tomorrow, I complete 6 months. That´s a fourth of my mission. And I still don´t really feel like I´ve done all that much... I´m not working nearly as hard as I could be. I don´t know how to explain what I´m feeling, but I think I´m having sort of a mission mid-life crisis... I´m ready to change some stuff. I have so much more I can give that I´m holding back from the Lord. This isn´t my time right now, this is His. I´ve been selfish, and that needs to change. I´ve been lazy, and that needs to change. I need to change, gosh dang it. I need more testimony and more faith, I dont have enough. I need to fast more. I need to learn how to pray. I need to get better. I know that Ill get better and lose myself more in the work!!
This week was kinda slow
Our investigatorss Williams and Gaby, theyve been investigating forever, are finally getting married next week! They are going to be baptized next saturday!
Gabriella, She is in a wheelchair, is progressing rapidly, and her baptism is this saturday!
We have been looking for a new place to live, because the owner wants a lot of money!
There is a lady in our ward that served her mission in Temple Square, we were talking to her this week during service, and she said that after her mission, she went back to utah for 5 years, and she lived in Spanish Fork!!! We talked about how awesome America/Utah/Spanish fork is during lunch!
One of our investigators, Franco, told us that he almost got robbed the other night. He was on his bulletbike (really nice) and a guy came up with a gun and tried to rob him. Long story short, Franco hit him with his helmet and got out of there!
I went on splits with Elder Blake the other day. His Uncle was my Stake President in Carrollton Texas. That was a good time! He almost broke a chair and fell during a lesson, and he said Closo (not a word), not Casi (meaning close) He has 21 Months in the mission and he is still mixing up with English!
Got home from devisions and the apartment was covered in water because Elder Tafur unplugged the fridge the night before..... Water got in my dirty laundry, and my blue laundry bag bled onto my clothes, so I had to do Laundry!
To be spiritual by stealing words from my Best Friend Elder Iongi, ¨Even though We went through all this Trouble and suffered a lot... We NEED TO STOP AND THINK... JESUS CHRIST suffered MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE!!
Without him we wouldnt have the chance to return to our Heavenly father! I KNOW without a doubt that He is my Savior and Redeemer, Through him I can be forgiven of ALL my sins and Return to live with my family for eternity.
My message to ALLL is that Life may be rough...All we need to do is think of our OWN OLDER BROTHER, Jesus Christ. Think of all the AGONY he felt in the Garden of Gethsemany, Think of the Scourging, Think of the Crown of Thorns he had to wear, Think of When he carried his very own cross to the place where he was prepared to Die, and Think of when he suffered on the Cross. HE DID ALLLLL OF THAT for US! ... For Me, For EACH AND EVERYONE of you! ... Never Feel bad, sad , or Hopeless... Jesus IS ALWAYS WITH You... I testify ALL these things and KNOW that they are ALL true, In His name, Jesus Christ, Amen.
I love you guys and leave you with a talk from Conference Oct. 2013