Wuzzup. this week was amaaaaaaaaaazing. last week we fasted and starting this week the whole mission every morning at 8 is praying for families. we´ve either taught or received a reference for a family or other new investigators just about every single day. wwe´ve seen how the lord is answering our prayers and is pouring out blessings upon us. of course satanás isnt too happy with that so we´ve seen some other trials along the way, but its worth it! im starting to learn more how to love the work, love teach, and love giving my heart to the lord. alot of times im stubborn and only give him my strength, but if i am to be happy and if miracles are to continue, i need to give over my heart.
so funny story. maybe it was funny for me in the moment but im gonna share it anyways because i think everything is funny. so we were walking down the street the other day and ther was this guy standng over on the side of the street. im not even kidding, as passed him, the dude threw out like eight Jessalyn sneezes. if anyone reads this without knowing what that sounds like, call jessalyn and tell her to go stare at the sun for a few seconds. its awesome haha
I GOT THE PACKAGE! thanks sooo much. its awesome. ive got my desktop sports all set up. i called my zone leaders the other night to inform them i had just made a hole in one on a par five. i was so proud. haha i also received a few christmas cards from the fillerups, the kerrs, the arnetts, and the browns. thanks everyone! and thanks to grandma and grandpa riggs for the book! be sure to tell brother stirling hi for me!
oh yeah, so i sent a package home this week. a couple that lives in utah has family in our ward and they came down here for the holidays. they went back up today and are going to send it home for me. yeahhhhhhhhhh.
so yesterday, alllll of our appointments fell. again. we were walking around and i said hey lets goo visit this family. "they said they´ll be working today" "lets go anyways" well they werent there. we started walking and the thought "go the other way" came to my mind a few times. i kept fight ing it. "dont keep going. turn around" fiiiiine. we stopped and went back and knocked the door to another family over there. not home either. i looked down the street and saw a guy walking with his son. "go talk to him" nah. we stood there thinking of what to do. the guy got closer... "elder laiche, you wana contact this guy?" "eh,, ok". before we could say anything, he greeted us with a big "elders! how are you!" melvin and his son jesus are members. apparently he, his wife, and three kids had just moved here last friday and have been looking for the chapel. every single fallen appointment and step we took led us right there where our paths crossed with melvin. God led us there. we went back to his house with him and met his wife and i drew a map on how to get to the chapel. i am learning the importance of recognizing, listening to, and following promptings.its hard. they´re very quiet and very subtle. its not alwys a heart pounding, ground shaking experience. but it always leads to good things. sometimes i can look back to when i realize i had felt promptings but didnt follow them, and seen how things wouldve been better that way. welp. keep on keepin on.. pr as mark says "KOKO" .
so you get to perform the lamb of god again?? dang it haha last time i had work and mission prep. now im in a different continent. oh well, ive got th cd. ill just sing along with that... enjoy it! and invite all your friends. make it the ward missionary night. bring EVERYONE, that thing is powerfullll.
well family, i love you all, im so grateful for the prayers and support, i feel them every day, keeping me going. ive passed my ninth month in the mission and i still can believe how every month goes faster., its nuts. love you all.
Pictures: peter petigrew is dead.. we ate him for breakfast.