Sunday, June 19, 2016

He Legit Called Us Peter and James From then On (Week #61)

Life is awesome. I love Harlingen. Elder N is still the greatest. The Elders and Sisters are doing great. Elder M was Elder S's comp last transfer and he's a great kid. He plays pretty much every instrument and such. Elder O is a good kid. Still learning about missionary life. He's a convert of about a year and a half. Sister H is super cool and fun. She's quiet but is down to do anything to help people out. Sister S is funny. Sister F is a boss. She
surfs and acts like it. Really chill, dedicated lady. Sister Sc is super sassy, and she'll fire my sarcasm right back at me. They're a great group.

Church attendance isn't really happening right now but we'll get there. We've been working for it, it's just a matter of being patient now.

We did play basketball but only a few people showed up this time. That's expected when there's new missionaries though...

We have zone activities just about every pday. We play basketball, have dart wars, etc. Today we're going to play indoor soccer. All sorts of stuff.

Elder Holland is really in tune with the Spirit so yeah he told us himself he sends people home based on his handshake interviews. I can attach part of the talk he gave. It was awesome.

What has been your biggest challenge this week?

Making sure people are pumped to receive miracles. Being in charge of missionaries is weird because you always have to be aware of how their attitude is.

What has been your biggest concern?
We may have to drop pretty much everyone we've been teaching because they're not progressing at all.

What has been your biggest success?
Well, I was ordained an apostle. By a crazy investigator. We were teaching him and all of a sudden he was like "I see you guys as disciples of Jesus Christ (he meant apostles). And so from now on between you me and Jesus your names will be Peter and James. (then he crossed himself and said hallelujah a couple times)" So that was
pretty cool. He legit called us Peter and James from then on. Super fun. haha

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?
Probably the peeps in my district. We played soccer for our workout in the morning and we have a bunch of fun together.

What has been your most significant tender mercy?
We found a couple people that are really interested in us coming by. It's nice to have people that may be interested after a bunch of people who don't go anywhere.

What are you looking forward to this coming week?
Not Skyping that's for sure....haha Probably getting to know our investigators a little better and finding out how we can help them.

Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.
Our goal is to keep working hard. We've been doing all we possibly can to receive miracles so now we're going to keep working and watch them happen.

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
I really like the story of the brother of Jared. He came up with a suuuper simple plan and trusted in God enough to make it happen. Good example for us.

Have a great week! Love you guys!
Elder Hess

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