Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August in Texas--Keep your heart and mind on Christ

Hey Y'all

So this week was pretty good, Elder Randall was a little sick so we spent a little bit longer inside than I would have liked but ya gotta slow down sometimes. helped me catch up on drawing. 

don't have much time this week so I'll just leave you with this,

Alma 48:
11 And Moroni was strong and mighty man; he was man of perfect understandingyea, man that did not delight in bloodshed; man whose soul did joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery;

 12 Yea, man whose heart did swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which he bestowed upon his people; man who did labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people.

 13 Yea, and he was man who was firm in the faith of Christ, and he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.

I do know that if we were like Moroni the very powers of hell would be shaken forever, if we all do our best in everything, strive to overcome, and serve our fellow men we will get rid of the evils in our society, if we just have our hearts on Christ, and put in the effort. We need the love and light the Savior brings though his loving atonement.
I was able to meet up with someone fairly familiar...Mr. Redd (Tyhee elementary school counselor)
visiting his daughter here in Portland.
Hope y'all have a great week, keep your heart and mind on Christ, and keep an eye out for another email next week!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Birthday week

Hola y'all
So I'm sorry I haven't been sending out a mass email constantly the last few weeks have gotten crazy down here. well so in a nutshell we got a new mission president, President Torres from Honduras, I got a new comp here in Portland, he's a 220lbs MMA Champ known as Elder Randall and he is Awesome!!! We have been working so hard with the Ward and In a short while here Sister Zapata is going to be baptized, she has been coming to church with her husband who couldn't get himself up to get to church but he has been and its so exciting watching both of them change, we have been working with them for months, anyways I'll be emailing a lot better now things have gotten easier over here.
 Helloooo everyone so I had an awesome week, I went on an exchange in the last area I had yet to work in, Uni heights! 
I have now worked in all Elder areas and one sister(now elder) area! pretty cool I am the king of Corpus!  
I do have news I got stung by a bee Saturday and yesterday my knee was 2 sizes bigger than it should have been! It's better but I guess I have a minute allergy I guess.
and thanks for the birthday wishes!!

 So this week was super good, my birthday was fun, I got three Tommy's 1 from family, and 2 from elder Monett, I now have 2 quorums of tommy's!! And last night I finally had Posole. It was good but not much different from Taco soup, better than taco soup but not really different.

Two families sent us pictures of Jesh for his birthday.  The Gutierrez family took Elders Harker and Randall out for an early birthday dinner on Thursday.  They posted the pics on the mission facebook page.

Then the Flint family fed him on Friday night (his actual birthday) and texted me pics.  They said what good missionaries he and his companion are and they work hard and are good about following the mission rules.

 ***apparently there is a Mexican tradition called "la Mordida".  The birthday person gets there face shoved in the cake to have the first "bite" while everyone yells "mordida, mordida"

 have a great week yall!