Sunday, March 6, 2016

Service Shows Love Really Well (Week #51)

We had a good week! I'm doing good. Elder P is doing fine. The best things about Laredo..I don't know it's all really good. It's different from everywhere else. Like you have super white places and then there's really Spanish places. All mixed together. Pretty cool the vibe this city has.

E is doing great. She got confirmed this Sunday and is loving it. 

During the exchange, Elders P and G went to E's house and her cousin who's a member had made an ice cream cake and bought some of those Lindor truffles to thank us. Wish I'd have been there but they saved us some so that was cool.

I've taken more pictures here than I've taken in my whole life combined. We aren't allowed to use members
computers to email so we use the library. We only get and hour and 15 minutes.

Brother B lends us books that'll help us teach. Like a book on 50 questions people ask about the church and how to answer them. And a book on covenants and how they're essential to salvation. They're both written by Joseph Fielding McConkie. Awesome books.

What has been your biggest challenge this week?
We had a surprise meeting in McAllen because Lawrence E. Corbridge came in to talk to us. So we had to find a ride so we would have miles and stuff. Luckily we were able to and we had a great meeting. He talked a lot about conversion and how to help people reach it.

What has been your biggest concern?Investigators still. Everyone we've found has been Spanish so we pass them off to the zone leaders to teach.

What has been your biggest success?We found a less active member that really wants to go to church again. She is a really really nice lady.

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?Elder A. It was super fun working 2 days with him. We joked around and and laughed a lot while finding a lot of new people for them.

What has been your most significant tender mercy?Yesterday we had a member offer to go out with us for the evening and he lead us to the less active that we found. His name is R. He's a good guy.

What are you looking forward to this coming week?We've been focusing on the less active members and we're going to focus on serving them somehow this week.

Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.We want to help 5 people with service this week. It shows love really well.

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?My patriarchal blessing actually. I think I've finally figured out ho to study it and now it's a lot deeper than I thought it was.

Hope you have a great week!
Love you guys!
Elder Hess

Pics of the week!

Our roadtrip to McAllen!
A 7 year old wrote this in my planner.
I thought it was really nice but then I realized at 7

that's like the biggest commitment you can make to a dude...

.....and right now in the library
Because you said so

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