"Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life." . . . . .
3 Nephi 5:13 in
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
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) mangos2) 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!