JAN. 23, 2017
This week was a pretty good week! It rained a ton on Friday! It was awesome! There's this Huge like three story apartment complex that we go and contact in, it's like 93 percent Hispanic so you'd think it's a gold mine. We can find investigators pretty easy but they're hardly ever there for the return appointment. Haha it's pretty discouraging. But! Crazy Story! (This one needs a little back story) Back when I was in Liahona 4th Ward a member gave us a referall for some one, and I lost the card on accident.. but a couple of Weeks ago we street contacted the referall! Haha it was super cool! And we taught him the Restoration and then we gave him a blessing because he chopped of his fingers on accident, but then he got them sewed back on. But anyways we gave him a blessing and he started to cry! But then he made us leave before we could ask him why he was crying.
We taught the A_________ Family again and they came to church! J_____ did not accept Baptismal date, but we said he would continue to learn and he would actually pray and read!
We taught M__________! And he said he would get Baptized! But he won't come to church... so we're working on the that. He's really awesome guy! He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was smiling during the Whole thing haha. He said he felt really happy as we read in 2 Nephi 31.
There was a missionary that was having a hard time this week, so we studied the fourth missionary together (a talk about different types of missionaries) and I love this part of the talk
"Contentment, peace of mind and happiness are always just out of reach, ahead of him. All the while he labors he thinks and wishes that things could be the way they used to be, snowboarding or wake boarding, or with his friends, or girlfriend, or driving his car back home, instead of tracting along a hot and dusty streeto'clock in the afternoon. Little does he know that things can't be, and will never be, the way they used to be. Life is always changing; it never stays the same. All the while he labors he thinks that he will be happy and content when he is transferred, or when he gets a new companion, or when P-day comes, or when he is made a senior companion, or district leader, or particularly when he completes his mission and returns home. He thinks that he will be happy when he can get done with what he is supposed to do and finally do what he wants to do. Little does he know that actually he is choosing to never be happy at all."
That is something I've grown to learn in my mission. When we choose to do what the Lord wants us to do we will always be happier. I know that if we humble ourselves and follow the Lords counsel we will be blessed. We must do more than just change our behavior. We must change to what the Lord wants us to be. Love you all so much!
(I asked Elder Jensen if he still rode his bike when it was raining.) Hahha yep! We still go out! It's actually really fun! Hahha we rode by this one guy and he got SOAKED by a car as it went through a puddle. His colorful vocabulary cracked me up :) (Told him I'm trying to declutter and to not have so many "things".) SUPER true. That's what I agree with, I just want to save my money and try to live simply. Haha. I like that scripture a lot :) thanks for sharing that:) haha I saw that picture of Aunt Gloria's that's so Crazy! Where do they live now?
(A ward member knows someone in his district.) Oh yeah! Sister Diaz! They're friends? Haha small world it is! I'll have to tell Sister Diaz that. So if the Hawaii trip is too expensive we don't have to do it! I'm thinking (if it's ok with you and Dad) just go to Weber and work for a while until I save up enough to move down to Provo. I've actually been able to maintain a lot on my mission. But yes that's what I've been thinking about. Just going to school at Weber and trying to find a job until I get some sort of certificate. Hahha Zoey still sounds nuts.
Love you mom! Thanks for everything!