Monday, February 9, 2015

A Dose of Patience

Elder McClure and Elder Holt (zone leader)

Ukulele - a new interest

Elder Davis and Elder McClure

February 9, 2015


This week has been a week of patience and trying to learn patience and not being very patient while trying to learn patience!  (Patience with the language that is.)  It’s very discouraging and very frustrating!  I just wanna teach these people how they can be happy for eternity and I can’t find the words!!  Ahhhhh!  This week has been a hard one ... but I’ve also grown a ton!

We had a zone conference this week and it was super good!  I actually learned stuff in it.  I was so jacked!  I learned all about the importance of the Holy Ghost in conversion and also in our lessons!  Man it was good and something that every missionary desperately needs to know! 

We still are working extremely hard!  We have so many investigators and we teach constantly! (Well my comp does and I sit there and look confused!)   But it’s still awesome!  No baptisms yet but we have like a bunch set for five people who actually go to church!  It’ll come.  Patience.

Every morning we have half an hour to work out and I’m sad to say that I’m not the best at this ... I usually get a few pushups and crunches in and then I get lazy ... so that’s something I’m definitely gonna work on ... especially since I’m getting way fat!  Everything here is fried!  I hate it!  I want a salad but no ... not an option.  All we eat is junk and fried junk and my body hates it but that’s all there is here.  There is fruit ... but we never have time to buy any!  So that’s something else I’m gonna work on this week!  We did buy mangos this week and holy cow, my oh my--Mexican mangos are literally off the tree in Lehi’s dream!  My world has been changed! I now don’t see anything the same!  Seriously ... mangos ... wow!  Also I had the opportunity to try Tacos de Pastor with Elder Holt this week.  Elder Holt is the jolliest elder in the whole wide world and I love him to death!  We had intercombios (exchanges??) so I spent a day and night with him and we laughed the whole time.  He taught me how to play the ukulele and eat the best tacos in the whole world!  I have pics to prove both these points! So pretty much my world has been changed by 3 things this week ... 1) mangos  2) tacos de pastor and 3) the ukulele.

Today is my comp’s birthday so we are going to break a piñata and eat cake and celebrate it up! He’s 19 .... yes, I’m older than him.  It’s real strange cuz I look up to him as a seasoned (3 months in the mission) missionary!  Hahaha.  He’s pretty immature. 

My favorite investigators are named Pedro and Sacnite!  I probably mentioned them last week.  I don’t remember!  But they are progressing so fast and what I love about them is when we walk into their house ... I feel the Spirit.  It’s so amazing!  They are divine!  I love them to death. They are the ones that gave us a piñata for my comp’s birthday.   They own a toy store and live above it-- totally cool!  They are also missionaries and have invited their best friends (a couple) to join in on the lessons.  They are also divine and all 4 will be baptized next month! 

This week has been hard.  It’s been trying.  I have more than ever needed my Heavenly Father’s support and love and truly I have been blessed to feel that love throughout the week.  My favorite scripture this week is in D&C 103 verse 36, “All victory and glory is brought to pass unto you through your diligence, faithfulness, and prayers of faith.”  That says it all.  It’s exactly what I needed to hear this week and maybe someone else who’s reading this can benefit from it too!

Stay strong!

Love you, 

Elder McClure 

1 comment:

  1. By the way, patience is simply refusing to show your impatience. :) And as you do that, consistently, then you actually will begin to FEEL more patient!