Two Years, 3 Missions

Two Years, 3 Missions

Monday, April 28, 2014

Week # 77

April 29, 2014
I have had a crazy week. Monday I got on the computer for like 10 seconds to send the numbers in and then to make my presentation for the zone leader meeting.  I am doing really well, but we had to go to the hospital for my companion he is way sick.  They are making him have gallbladder surgery next Friday.  So I was at the hospital for a while, and then we went to the President’s house to eat because my companion has super special food and when I was going to get on to email home one of my district leaders called and asked me to come to his church building and interview an investigator. 
That was a SUPER crazy experience.  When I got there I realized the man has open sores all over his body and we went into a room and I started asking him about it and he told me that he has leprosy.  Like they had in the bible stories!  His body was like literally rotting away and it is falling apart piece by piece.  Even though his body is falling apart, his testimony was so incredibly strong.  Seeing someone like him made me think about the stories in the bible where Christ healed the men with leprosy and it was almost unimaginable that it was even possible someone like him could be healed.  I know it happened because of the priesthood power though.  The priesthood is so amazing and real; it is crazy that we have the power of God to heal. 
Oh and I got to see Elder Pinta because he came up for the Zone Leader Conference and he is staying at my house.  It was nice to see him.  

A lot happened this week. But I am very good, and very humbled.  I am so grateful for the experiences I am having. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week #76

April 21, 2014

        I can now do 100 pushups without stopping!!!! hahaha but that doesn’t really give you bigger muscles apparently, which sucks!!!!! Anyways this week I baptized two little girls!!!! One is Samantha and the other is Diana. They are both pretty cute! We activated their family!!!!! I am like a pro at activating people here!!!! hahaha I have been pretty blessed here.
       I get along well with my comp! I have learned in my mission that I can get alone with ANYONE!!!! No joke I have really just learned put up with the hardest people in the world!!!      

Monday- we had p-day together as a zone but not everyone went so it sucked and then I didn’t have much time to clean or anything in the house or buy food so we were kind of screwed with that all week.

Tuesday- ummmm I don’t really remember what I did Tuesday..... i think it was like a normal day... oh yeah i remember. We had to help put a bunch of new stuff in the new house we found. They are going to divide my sector in two in a couple weeks. I cut my hand pretty bad and got blood all over my shirt!

 Wednesday- I planned in the morning with my comp.. We talk about ways to get better the trust of our zone and we decided that we are going to make them breakfast and take it to all of their houses. It will be a busy week this next week because of all the plans we made. Then we taught a bunch of lessons.  The most important one was with the family Rosado. Those are the parents of the two little girls that were baptized. They were really cool!!!

Thursday- We had a zone meeting in the morning and it was pretty good. We have a new district leader in my zone and he has like 23 months in the mission and is kind of ready to go home I think.  We played red rover to show the importance of working with the members. I always do little activities as examples. Mostly because its fun though. Then we found a really cool family of 4 people who have a baptismal date for the 3rd of next month. They have already come to church 2 times!!!! The son is the one who showed us to his family. He is a hard-core drug addict!!! But you know I love to baptize the hardest ones. The mother gave me some sardine mush and rice to eat! It was pretty gross!!!!!

Friday- We gave a tour of the church to the family we found Thursday. They loved it! We taught another family name the Arrollo family. They helped us get to know another family that might be pretty good. We also taught another family that is super cool and have a goal of baptism for the 10th of the next month! The Pardo family!!!!!! They also have gone to church a few times!!!!! They are not married yet though, so that will be their challenge!!!!!

Saturday- BAPTISED 2!!!!!!! The little girls where baptized by there uncle! hahaha the guy is super funny!! He has like all these made up bad words!! He like mixes all of the really bad words up and makes them into other words!!!! Then the family of the little girls attended church for the 5th time and became rescued. They are super cool!!!! In the testimonies of the little girls they said they wanted to marry returned missionaries and the mom kept trying to tell me to send Hyrum over here when they are older!!!!

 Sunday- in the morning we got super lucky because a member of the church told us that we could have breakfast in their house and that we could invite 6 investigators to eat with us and then he would drive us all to church. We did it!!!! We took the pardo family and the other family with the drug addict!!!!! They all went to church with us and they loved it!! It was a special conference from Salt Lake City!! It was pretty cool. It talked a ton about the family. After, we taught a few lessons and tried our hardest to find some new people but it didn’t work out. Sometimes I get bored just doing normal contacts too I like to mix it up a little. Like by telling them we are angels and that God has sent us to find and help them. Or just straight up kind of lie and agree if they argue hardcore.  Like I met some guy who is a communist who doesn’t believe in God and he was like trying to show us how the bible was not perfect and I just told him I agreed and he didn’t really know what to say so he shut the door on me!!!! It was pretty funny!!!!!! Then we went home and slept!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week #75

April 14, 2014
·       So I have been working out! I have been running!!! I am pretty attractive! Haha just kidding.   Well this week has been good!!!! I have been working hard as always and my zone baptized 5 people this week. It was a pretty good week!!!!
·        One of my comps Elder Mazzarelli got changed, and he is now a senior companion with his new companion.  He left today in the morning.  Other than that, nothing very exciting happened this week.
·       We went to the church with my whole zone any we did like a cook out and played some games for P-day!

·       Oh yeah there is a family that I helped reactivate in our ward who is really weird about me! They act like I am a God and they always ask me everything like I have all of the answers! They told me that they got baptized, but never got confirmed, which would mean that they need to get baptized again.  I think the truth is that they are lying because they just want me to do it because of how they are about me.  I think it is because I helped the Dad quit smoking. I made him a cigarette cartridge with pictures of Christ rolled up like cigarettes.  I told him that he had to quit smoking and if he did I would quit drinking coke! Now Elder Acevedo calls him my boyfriend haha.  What a weirdo! What can I say! Haha

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week #74

April 7, 2014

·      This was a pretty good week but kind of hard too. I had to switch companions again.  I was with Elder Pinta and I LOVED being with him, but that sorry sucker got changed and I got a new one named Elder Acevedo.  He is pretty cool.  He is from Perú and we get along well but I miss being with Elder Pinta.  We worked really well together.  We are also with Elder Mazarelli. 
·      Other than that this has been a normal week.  Elder Acevedo has a sickness that makes it so he has to eat in a very certain way.  It is teaching me a lot.
·      Also we had General Conference this week which was sweet! I got to watch it in English.  I miss English so much even though I am way better at Spanish! 
·      Oh and I got a sweater from my parents! It is so perfect! It is from a thrift store and it made me laugh when it got here because it still smelled like smoke! I love it (: haha I am learning to get better with my money but I still suck!
·      There is a homeless man who jumps the fence of the vacant lot next to my house and poops every single morning and in the morning I tried to get him to leave and I ended up actually pouring water on him and he didn’t even move! I think he must be really crazy. 

·      I am super happy.  I love my mission. 

 Our zone has more sisters than Elders! It is so weird!!!
 This was at our Zone council meeting!
 This is Elder Pinta, me and Elder Cedeño!
This is Elder Pinta and I!