Alright so here's the deal, I totally sent my email last week; however, my tablet didn't actually send it. So I apologize to my mother, because she was probably pretty worried/angry with me. But lucky for you guys, now you get two weekly emails for the price of one!
So here's last week's:
Hello family and friends, hope everyone's doing well. Hope Max and McKay don't get hit by the hurricane, I hope it comes over here haha I want to be in a hurricane.
This week we saw a turtle get runnover, we got the rav 4 all muddy, one of our investigators accepted the invitation to be baptized, my son is learning a lot. My companion is Elder Bruggeman, he is from Montana. He was a missionary in Ghana Africa for 5 months but came home for medical reasons and then he wanted to go back out so here he is now. He likes to talk about africa A LOT, like a LOT. I'm learning how to be more patient haha but all is well I'm having a good time and absolutely LOVE Silsbee. All the members here are just the kindest most genuine people ever and I'm hoping I'll be here forever. It's a wonderful place.
My favorite part about the mission so far is seeing people change for the better through the gospel. It's so cool to see the light and the hope that the gospel brings into people's lives. Our district meeting this week was about sharing the good news of the gospel to people. I think it went really well and we all learned a lot and the spirit was super strong. I love this gospel, I love this church, and I love Jesus Christ. I'm so happy I'm out here on a mission
Love you all!
And now this week's email:
Well this week flew by 🛩️💨
I got to go to MLT with the some of my favorite humans on Tuesday. We slept over at my old zone leaders apartment where my old comp Elder Toledo and my good buddy Elder Larson (🗣️shout out) live. While we were at MLT President Hewlett received some really clutch revelation and told us some things that I think we all needed to hear, at least I needed to hear it. I also learned more about accountability, which is usually a really boring thing to talk about. The APes said that T.H.E.M. is a skyscraper, and the foundation of the skyscraper is accountability. I think I understand why now as well, because we have to be held responsible for our areas and President Hewlett is held accountable for T.H.E.M. and we are all accountable to the Lord for what we are doing with the talents (like the parable) that he has given us. Kinda scary but cool.
Training is fun and hard, Elder Bruggeman is my adopted son because he already served for a few months in Ghana, but he wasn't really a missionary there. He was born into apostasy and his trainer just made them watch movies all day and sleep in and stuff so he didn't really know how to be an actual obedient missionary when he got here. He knows how to now though 😁.
The work is still slow, the few people we have are not keeping their commitments anymore so that's frustrating. There is this little 10 yr old boy who comes to church with his grandma every week but his parents are kind of against the church so it's making it hard to teach him. But this week the little homie said that he wants to get baptised and that he would ask his parents about it so we have been praying that it will work out.
Man last night there was the craziest lightning storm ever. We almost got struck walking into the church, the hair on my arms was standing up, and I felt like I had a ton of static on me, twas crazy. ⛈ but we survived and got to watch the youth devotional thing which was really good! I love President Nelson, he's such a nice grandpa.
Well folks, that's a wrap... Or is it a rap? 🤔
Love you all 🤘
Inviting others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel .