Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Week Twenty Five - Grateful for Change and Halloween Blessing!
Buenos dias mi querido familia y amigos!Boy oh boy does it feel good to have a new companion! Change is gooood. Elder Haskell is great. He is the first companion that I've had that actually seems my age, which is funny because he is the oldest in the mission out of the companions that I have so far had. Elder Crockett and Sheffer seemed very mature and just older than me. Elder Haskell is a real goofball, he is positive, laid back, and tons of fun! I don't see how anyone could ever not get along with this kid! I have a great feeling about this transfer. We are also in a district again. They reopened an old area, so our district leader is Elder Jones, and he is training a new missionary named Elder Welker. Elder Jones is great. He has been out 18 months. He is a convert to the church, and was only a member for a year before going on a mission. It amazes me because he has such an incredible, firm testimony in the gospel. I guess 18 months of being a missionary will do that to most. He is the only member in his family, and his parents don't know much about the LDS faith. He says his mom always sends him useless stuff, like underwear! hahaha! He's a great guy, I think I'll learn a lot from him, and it feels good to be in a district again!
Luis came to church yesterday! I wish all of our investigators could speak English. That would make things so much easier in an English ward! Because Luis seemed to really enjoy. He said he felt at peace even with all the crying and screaming babies and kids! The Gospel is a gift from God. The Church is true. The Spirit is real. The Priesthood is powerful. Having an investigator at church is a good feeling. I'm going to work hard to have an investigator at church every Sunday!
-I recieved Grandma's package and Dad's letter. Muchisimos gracias! Exactamente lo que necesitaba!
-We do have daylight savings time here. Luckily our district leader reminded us that night, otherwise we would have forgotten! So we got to enjoy an extra hour of sleep, but now it gets dark here at about 5:30, which makes work a little more difficult. Pero esta bien!
-hoodies are perfect. Gracias!
-you could just send me both the pants and the bag. I'll still use my backpack for bikeriding, but that other one would be nice for meetings and suches. Also, if you can find my CTR ring, I would love it if you could send me that tambien. I believe I left it in one of the side pockets of my black, gym nike bag. It's either behind the basement couch or in my room. If the ring isn't in that bag, then I have no idea where it is, so don't worry about it. No rush.
-for the most part, this week has been really nice. I wore my coat once, and I'm wearing a sweater today. It's still looks really green outside from what I can see, so I don't know. I miss the smell of dead leaves.
-Elder Haskell showed me a talk this week by Troy Dunn, a football player and EFY speaker. It's called "Life is a football game" or something like that. Probably the most entertaining talk I've ever heard in my life. Y'all should check it out!
Welp. That's my week. All is well. Love y'all and miss y'all as always. Until next time!