Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday March 27th, 2017

Hey guys!

Since you both had the question of where we'll be watching conference, I'm gonna answer it in the main letter. We'll be watching it at the church. Almost all of the members go to the church building to watch it. There's another Elder that's from Arizona that'll be there, so hopefully we can go to the clerk's office and watch it in English so we can hear their voices.

On Tuesday we had a multi-zone meeting. These meetings have gotten a lot better. Probably because I now understand what they're saying haha but I enjoy them. There were a lot of talks on obedience, repentance, baptismal dates, and teaching people, not lessons. It was a really good meeting.

After the meeting, which lasted till 5:00 in the afternoon, we went to visit Mario.  With this visit and the last one we've had with him, he's become really contentious. We're not sure what's happening. This time I was really direct with him about what our purpose is, and how we need to teach. We have a lesson with him this week, so hopefully this one is better. If not, we'll most likely stop teaching him for a while.

Dinner with Rosa Maria and Elder Hernandez in Culiacan, Mexico.

On Thursday, Elder Meadows and Elder Calvo had four investigators ready for baptism interviews. Since Elder Hernandez is the District Leader, he had to do the interviewing. We had one at 4, one at 5, one at 6, and one at 7. So we didn't have a ton of time to work in our area. But in that little time we had, we made 3 contacts, taught a lesson in which we made a baptismal date, and the other lesson we had a member that was able to teach with us. For the time we had to work, it was a great day! The area that we had to go to for the interviews, is close enough that we can take a bus. After we were done with the interviews, we went to wait for the bus to go home. Well, after one hour of waiting, the bus hadn't passed by, nor a taxi. But, something quite funny happened haha. So there we were, standing on the side of the road, in the dark, waiting for the bus. And this older guys comes jogging up the road in sandals and smoking a cigarette. When he got to be in front of us, he stopped, dropped to his knees, put his hands together like he was praying, and said (in Spanish) "With your permission", then stood up and kept running. I looked at Elder Hernandez and said, "I didn't give you permission haha". It was one of the weirdest, and funniest moments of my mission.

Elder Hernandez messing around
This week I was also able to teach more in the way I would like to. I've had a hard time coming up with examples in Spanish to help people understand better, but this week for some reason, I was able to come up with them.
It was awesome!

So, for the scripture this week. I felt impressed to share this scripture, and when I read it, I had second thoughts about it, but then the prompting came again to share it. I think that it's something that is quite often difficult for us to do, but is necessary. So here it is: Doctrine and Covenants 64: 9-10: 

"Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.
"I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men."

I love you guys! Have an awesome week!

-Elder Radmall


Dad: We can't drink it, but we can brush our teeth with it.  (How safe is the water at homes and your place?)

Mom: Probably just getting together with other Elders and playing basketball. It feels nice to put on shorts and run.  (What is the coolest/funnest/most embarrassing p-day experience that you have had so far?)

Holly: I really like the parable of the lost sheep.  (What is your favorite parable and why?)

Sam: One interesting concept that I've learned was in priesthood the other week, but isn't super spiritual. It was about planning for the future. The question was "should we ask ourselves what do we want to study? or what career do we want?" the answer is what career do we want. If we don't know what career we want to go into, then we won't know what to study.  (What is the coolest thing that you have learned in church while in Mexico?)

Dylan: Preach my Gospel, Missionary Gospel Library, and Teachings from the Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.   (What books do you read besides the scriptures?)

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