Thursday, July 16, 2015

Transfer 13 Week 3 July 13 2015

This week ended up being really cool. We got a lot of work done.

Anyway so the house that i am living in right now isnt exactly the nicest house in my mission. Probably one of the ugliest. Partly due to the way hat previous renters and missionaries have treated it, and partly because it is just and ugly house. But we put up with it because it is right next to the chapel, which is really nice. 

This week we decided to do a big cleaning project on the house mostly in the front of it, because it was full of weeds. And for some reason a lot of people decide that it is okay to throw their trash in our yard. I say ¨¨yard¨¨ but it really isnt a yard. But this last week we had a few other missionaries in our zone come over to help us out, and it is actually looking really nice! There were a few unseen setbacks, like the large slug nest that was pretty disgusting, but we got it done, and pretty quickly actually. But we have decided to start looking for a new house.

Other than that the week was pretty normal. We have a few investigators that are progressing, and we continue to find more people every week. But most of the success that we have had are the less active families. three of the inactive families that we are teaching went to church yesterday, and one of them is even working on her mission papers. The converts in our area are doing really well as well.

Well i guess that is it. I would have included a picture of the slug nest, but trust me you dont want to see it, and i didnt take a picture of it anyway.

Elder Earl

Transfer 13 Week 2 July 6 2015

Well the week was pretty good but it was kind of rough because my companion had some health problems all week. Nothing super serious, but he did have an ear infection and some strange infected bump on his face. It was kind of gross, but i felt pretty bad for him because i could tell that it hurt.

Well i am not giong into all of the details about what they ended up doing to get rid of the bump but let just say we had to stay in the house for like a day and a half due to some bleeding and the fact that he would have probably scared anyone that we went to visit. But everything is fine now. We do have to go back to the hospital on Wednesday though to get it checked out.

So we have continued searching for the inactive youth of the ward to invite them to join seminary, and it is still going great! We found a few more really cool families this week, and even a few investigators. 

So ya everything is going great here in Saltillo. I am fine. I get along well with my companion, and we have a lot of work.

Elder Earl

Transfer 13 Week 1 June 29 2015

Well the new Transfer started but truthfully it seems like nothing has really changed at all. Because there were almost no changes in my zone. there are only 2 new elders that were not here last transfer. But that is great because i really like my zone right now.

so i guess the most exciting thing that happened this week was my birthday! I turned 20! so i am feeling super old right now. But the day was really great! One of the best birthdays that i have ever had! not because i got a nice present or ate a lot of good food. it was actually just like any other day in the mission. But that is exactly what made it the best birthday. there is no present i could recieve that is better than just being here helping people. (But presents would be nice too. My parents have my address)

Other than that the week was a little tougher than usual. Mostly because it rained a bunch this week. At one point my companion and i were running in the street trying to get to the house, but we ecentually gave up because there was absolutely no way we could have gotten any wetter! it actually looked like we had fallen in a lake or something. But then the drops were so big that they actually hurt when they hit you, so we started to run again. 

This week an area seventy showed up to our zone meeting and asked us all to visit the young men and women in our ward to invite them to seminay. It is going great! we found a few more families to teach as well as some investigators.

So ya i am doing great!
Elder Earl

Transfer 12 Week 6 June 22 2015

So this was the last week of the transfer, and i have to say that it was pretty good. It would have been great, but the investigator that we were going to baptize on saturday ended up not going through with it because of some problems that she is having. Thankfully she still wants to be baptized, so hopefully she can continue progressing so she can be baptized soon.

Other than that the week was great. I am still getting along with my companion, we had quite a few lessons, and some investigators went to church yesterday as well.

It also finally hit me that i am actually going to turn 20 in 6 days! which is super crazy because that just seems super old to me. I kind of wish that i could just stay 19. 

So this morning we got our tranfer and it turns out that i am staying in Aurora in Saltillo with my same companion Elder Gallardo. Which is cool, because i get along great with him. But i have been in this area for a while so i was kind of hoping to get changed. But i am sure that we are going to have a great transfer with a lot of success!

Elder Earl

Transfer 12 Week 5 June 15 2015

So this week was super good. We had a lot of success this week. so much success that our zone leaders actually called us last night just to congradulate us. We had the most lessons in our zone this week. and we have 4 dates set for baptisms. unfortuanately i dont have much time to write today because a sister invited us over to eat and then we are going to help her clean up in front of her house. pull weeds and stuff.

So the best news that we had this week is that we are going to have a baptism this saturday. Her name in Maria and she has a sister that was baptized in februrary. She is really cool because she really has a desire to learn. she always has at least 10 questions every lesson that we have, and she is always reading the pamphlets we give her and the Book of Mormon.

So ya i am doing great! I am getting along really well with my companion, and we are having a lot of success. We will get out transfers next Monday. we are hoping to stay companions for another transfer.