Monday, October 31, 2016

received October 31, 2016

Hello everyone, im a little short on time so heres a quick runthough of the week so far.

Elder Harker
Weekly highlights
La Familia Perales
so we found a less active family and they said no missionaries, nobody had been by in TWO years, so we have been teaching them and yesterday they were at Church!!!!
Conferencia de Zona 
Pres decided to take us into doctrine with some unteachable content, he went hard on about physical transfiguration to endure the presence of God and how the world was prepared for the Restauracion. 
dinner with the Alvarado family
Bro Alvarado made us Mexican enchiladas, VERY SPICY we got a little sick from them. 
Y Si Nos Toca Morir
the ward had an FHE and watched a movie about Poncho villa and the Mormon colonies of the church in mexico, it was old, all the guns in the movie were Mosin Nagants mk 18/91 
Sis. Castros Bday
We all went to Taco Palenque, my favorite, for el lonche
got lost
at the top part of our area we were searching for an inactive and found ourselves in the middle of an orchard. 
Celestial P-day
return home at 6pm

and i wish there was more info its just been really slow, its picked up a little but ya..
Elder Harker voting for the first time

Elder Harker and Elders Peacock

Send Elder Harker some mail

Elder Widmer and Elder Harker

Elder Harker's work station

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24--Hey

so this week was awesome I don't have much time but Tuesday we had interviews With President Torres, in ENGLISH!!!! That was crazy, he advised me to follow spiritual promptings and personal revelation, and then Saturday I went down to Pharr, to work with Elder Stone.

Like I said don't have time but I will leave y'all with this from 
1 Thessalonians 5

16 Rejoice evermore.
 17 Pray without ceasing.
 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
 19 Quench not the Spirit.
 20 Despise not prophesyings.
 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
weekly highlights
interviews - had interviews with Pres. Torres Tuesday in ENGLISH! it was weird, He told me to really follow revelation and spiritual promptings
exchanges w/ E. Peacock Thursday went on exchanges with Elder Peacock
exchanges w/ E. Stone Saturday went with Elder Stone one of our Zone leaders to his area
my A1c is 8.0  self explanatory. 
Eating at Texas Roadhouse
left to right E. Gelalich, E. Nelson(of whom through Gramma Lila we are 5th cousins), me,
E. Peacock, Elder Widmer and E. Torres

October 17-- hola todos

Pos a new week has come and gone, its been pretty crazy slowwwwww..... well in short it was very distracting. people here are gearin up for huntin Whitetail and its gettin me all riled up to go, and I gotta be focused on huntin souls and not meat for the freezer.

Some news we had mission tour with Elder Kopischke! All the way from Germany.
He came to teach us about the nature of faith and how it is the enabling power God has given us, and how there is a cycle of faith, when we have desires, we act, we must continue with our action having thoughts on Christ and me must do all we can and that is when our control is complete and the miracles fall into God's hands. super awesome to get to meet him!

 Well, we have been organizing our Area getting a map of Edinburg going as well as info on all our students, members and etc. 
our area has been VERY neglected and we get to fix it up.

So since everyone's mind has been on hunting, we have actually been doing a lot! tracking down addresses, updating 30yr old records and we have been finding a lot of people to teach which is good! and with lack of time I'll leave y'all with some wise words about hunting that the Prophet Jeremiah said in relation to missionary work and the gathering of Israel.

 16 ¶Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hola Todos!!!! (received 10/10/16)

So this week was fun 

Transfers entonces transfers came and eElder McLaughlin is now a Zone Leader in South Laredo
New Comp. i am now with Elder Widmer from Orem, Utah
Mission Tour This Thursday we have a special General Authority (with a German Accent) coming to the mission!
Familia Elizondo  Elder Torres y his greenie E. Gelalich found la famila Elizondo-Lumbreras for us and they are awesome and want to learn a lot! but the didn't come to church which was frustrating.
FOOOd well Saturday night the DelAngel family took us to "Comales" a mexican restuarante y we ate a ton. literally a ton of food. and took more home. they just put the food in front of us. they know the owner and get a hefty discount

So everyone I've been super busy that last few weeks with computer stuff I had to get done. Anyways Transfers came and went and so did my comp. Elder McLaughlin he is now a zone leader in Laredo South. 

My new comp is Elder Widmer from Orem, Utah. and we have been reorganizing our entire area! getting all the info down and getting rid of all the out of date info. and since I still don't have much time i will leave one small thing with you. 

Mosiah 8:18
 Always remember, We all have a purpose, and that our smallest actions can bring about the greatest miracles.
 18 Thus God has provided means that man, through faith, might work mighty miracles; therefore he 
becometh great benefit to his fellow beings.

until next week everyone!

here's some pics we took this last week at a restuarante "Comales" 

Monday, October 3, 2016

received October 3

a member texted me this pic last week,
Elder Harker and comp were spending time
playing with the kids during FHE
(family home evening)
No mass email again this week:

hello family! hows it going!! its going great-- super busy cause transfers are tomorrow and Elder McLaughlin is getting transferred! I'm staying. (in Edinburg)

The week was rather slow, I went on an exchange with Elder Peacock in his area, but here are some highlights
General Conference  -don't need to say much about it other than before hand we ate Tacos de Barbaquoa (ground up cow tongue) it was rather VERY tasty.  and for Sunday afternoon session we were able to spend it with the Reyes and Palacios family!

Winter Setting In -our week was very nice and cool, a 90 degree cold front yay!!!

Magic cards - my old comp E. Packer is going home as well as his old comp E. Parisi who gave me and McLaughlin over $100 in "Magic cards"


Mo le  -the most interesting food ever straight from Monterrey, Mexico we ate Chicken stewed in a mix of chocolate and peanut butter with cinnamon spice.  

Last week Elder Harker sent a blurry version of this picture.
(See previous post.)
Elder Mclaughlin's father posted this picture
on Facebook so I stole it. ;)