Two Years, 3 Missions

Two Years, 3 Missions

Monday, February 17, 2014

Week # 68


2-17-14

I have been working like crazy and my zone did really good this week! So I’m pretty happy! I still haven’t baptized anyone yet here, but I have one little kid we are going to baptize next month for sure and then also this week we found some really cool families that can get baptized too!
I think the coolest thing that has happened this week was with one family that we found. It is a mom and her two children. There is a dad but he was not at home. But yeah, we just like talked to the lady in the road and she invited us into here house because she said that she wanted us to be able to help her kids. She has two kids one is a 26 year old name kelvin and then there is a little girl that is 16 I think. When we went up and into the house kelvin was playing some instrument. He plays super well and he is super cool!! I could tell that it was like a pretty cool family and that they were wiling to learn. We started talking to kelvin and getting to know him and we asked him if he believed in God and he said that he did and that he had been praying a lot more lately now that he was sick.
We asked him what he was sick with and he told us that he had testicular cancer and that they had already taken out his testicle and that they where going to start chemotherapy the next day. I could tell he was like pretty scared and was really sad so I asked him what his cell phone number was so I could call and ask how it went and he gave it to me but he was like no don’t call I’m not worried about it.
Well, then the next day I remembered to call him but I felt like I should wait, so I waited until like 4 in the afternoon and then i called him and he answered. I told him I just wanted to call and see how he was and let him know we were praying for him and he started to cry saying " right now they are giving me the meds so that I can take all of the pain from the chemo" and I told him well I will let you go just know that we are thinking about you and he was like "no please don’t get off the phone I just want to talk to someone. I’m just scared about what would happen if I died. Please tell me what you think happens when we die." so I told him all about the plan of salvation and he was so scared Emily.  I could tell just by his voice. Then he said well I have to go now they are going to start. And I could tell he was crying when he said that and he was like thanking me sooo much for calling him.
I felt super humbled.  It was crazy to me that he wanted me to talk to him and it taught me a lot about my capability to love someone that I don’t even really know.  I feel like one thing God has blessed me with is the ability to love anyone.  It obviously is a different love than I have for you or my family, but I have a real love for them.  Anyways, that was just the coolest thing that happened this week for me!  
Oh yeah so this week we had some problems with some elders in my zone. We went to do splits with them on Friday and when we met up with them one of them had a black eye. The sad thing is that the one who had a black eye is a special needs kid whose parents sent him on the mission just to see if he could do it and well he is really hard to be with because he doesn’t help because he cant teach or contact or anything but yeah his comp got frustrated and punched him.  We sorted everything out, but that was super sad!
Other than that there has been nothing new. It kind of sucks right now because I was finally getting to know my last area but now I got switched and I have to get to know it all over again and this area is freaking huge!! It’s called la Luz. It’s way cool!! I am having a blast and learning more 
 I was looking at this turtle at this woman's house, and she saw me looking at it and was like Elder just take it!!! haha I love how generous the people here are.
 These are my new assistants!
This is my new Mission President and his Wife, President Richardson.  They are super cool!