Sunday, June 19, 2016

She Swears a Lot...But She's Awesome! (Week #60)

This week has been insane....

My new comp is amazing. I love him. I can already tell he'll be my best one so far. He's from Grantsville, Utah. He's reaaaallly spiritual and focused but also loves to joke around. We get along really well.

Things have been great. They also added a companionship of Elders into my district. I now have Elders M (Utah), O (Greenie from Vegas), and Sisters H (the only one that stayed), S (Dallas), F (California), and Sc (Wyoming). They're awesome. Really good peeps.

Well, our investigators didn't come to church, but they're progressing a little bit right now..

So our members and missionaries basketball game kinda changed cause so many members and nonmembers came so we just switched teams around and played a bunch of 3 on 3 games. Elder N hasn't played in the
games here yet but he's pretty good. We won all but one. We didn't do it last week but we're doing it this one.

Elder H was excited because he's going back to an area he'd served in before but he was sad to leave. He had been here for 6 months. 

We speak English at church but we still try to find Spanish speaking people.

What has been your biggest challenge this week?
Getting to know the people in my district...It was awkward because the actual transfers happened on a Wednesday because bad weather delayed the greenie's flight. So we had an awkward extra day to work and
stuff. So we didn't have any meetings to really get to know each other until today...But they're awesome!

What has been your biggest concern?Finding people to baptize. They seem to be stuck in the mode of "oh talking to the missionaries makes me feel good so that's enough" And so we're trying to change that.

What has been your biggest success?We've been working a lot with P. She has some bad health issues and has wanted a stronger testimony of the Book of Mormon to help her through her stuff. And so we've been going over every night and sharing scripture stories with her. She said she feels more complete now which is awesome. I love her a ton. We talk a lot of trash. haha She said she can trust me and knows I'm real because I'm an "A-Hole." hahaha She swears a lot...but she's awesome!

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?Jeffrey R Holland. He's the reason we didn't email yesterday. He came down to visit the mission and to talk to us....Terrifying. I've heard some scary stories about that dude. He shakes everyone's hand as they come in and stares into their eyes for just a second. And he'll send you home if the Spirit tells him you shouldn't be there. Thank goodness I'm all good, haha but he trained us a lot on having the Spirit and teaching by it. It was awesome. The spirit was palpable...(that's right. I said Palpable...)

What has been your most significant tender mercy?Having Elder N as a comp. Elder H was a good comp, definitely. Elder N is a spiritual giant for sure.

What are you looking forward to this coming week?Working hard. I'm fired up to go!

Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.We're working on daily service as a district and so we're keeping track of how many service things we do a day.

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?Elder Holland shared 3rd Nephi 17 with us when he's healing the people. And he really pointed out the words "All" and "every one". As in everyone is afflicted somehow even if it's not physical. We've been sharing it a lot.

Have a great week! Love you guys!
Elder Hess

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