Monday March 6th, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK DAD!!!
I keep forgetting to share the scripture, so it's going first this week.
It's in Doctrine and Covenants 31: 9,12 and 49:12
"Be patient in afflictions, revile not against those that revile. Govern your house in meekness, and be steadfast.
"Pray always, lest you enter into temptation and lose your reward.
"Believe on the name of the Lord Jesus, who was on the earth, and is to come, the beginning and the end."
Earlier this week, my companion had some chest pains, so we weren't able to work super hard earlier in the week which sucked! We had a pretty good lesson with Rubén earlier in the week about Enduring to the end. He told us that he wants to keep the commandments and go to church on Sunday till the day he dies. It was pretty awesome!
On Tuesday, Elder Hernandez decided to get his hair cut. We had made the goal of handing out at least one Book of Mormon a day, so we always carry one in our hands. While we were waiting, I had a Book of Mormon on my lap, and this lady walked up to me and just straight up asked me if she could look at my book. I willingly handed it to her and she went and sat down in her chair. From what I could see, she read the testimonies in the front, looked at the index a little, then read somewhere in the middle. Her husband pulled up outside the building, and on the way out, she went to hand it back to us. We told she could keep it if she wanted, so she said thanks and left. Turns out that she's the mother of the lady that cuts our hair, who's name is Mary Magdalene. She said that her mom would read it, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.
Cracker cake or Lemon cake
In one of the pictures I'm sending, it tells us that the Nephites had Hondas when they went to war. It says that they had bows, arrows, and hondas. How is that fair for everybody else?? haha The actual translation of hondas in Spanish, is "slings". but it's still pretty funny haha
Don't be jealous, but Jesus contacted us the other day-
On Friday, we were walking in the street, and this guy stopped his bicycle in front of us. We thought he must be a member since he stopped for us. He asked if we were missionaries, and we obviously told him yes. He was super excited and asked that we come visit him. He told us his name is Jesús. It was awesome! We told him that we were the Elders, and he said that he's been wanting us to come visit him. It was an amazing experience!
I was asked to bless the sacrament yesterday. It's only the second time I've done it in Spanish. The first time was in the MTC, so it's been a little while, but all went well.
Have you guys figured out what hunts you're gonna put in for yet?
The last two pictures are of five of us elders in the back of a small van. My companion was riding shotgun. We were driving down the road with the side door open so we could get some air.
I love you guys! Have an awesome week!
Dad: Mom's homemade treats. :) (What snacks do you miss the most?) (Awe...)
Mom: The word that we liked to say in the MTC was averiguar. The program we used to study Spanish said that word funny, so it kinda became a joke for us. In the MTC we used it to say a lot of things just for fun, but it's meaning is "to find out" (What is the funnest phrase to say in Spanish and what does it mean?)
Holly: Pastel de Galletas, también se llama Pastel de Limón (What's your favorite Mexican Dessert?)
Sam: I miss being with family................ and my guns haha (What do you miss the most from home?)
Dylan: Thick steak. It doesn't rally exist here. (What meal do you miss the most?)