Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jumping in Puddles and Such (Week #78)

The week's been real good! 

We head to the mission office on Thursday. 

Elder Stone went down to be a zone leader in McAllen. My new comp is Elder H from Salt Lake. He's a good guy. Yeah Elder Ho is the District leader in Robstown now.

Now we have:
Me and H in Sinton,
Ho and J in Robstown,
Sister St and Sc, Sister E and E, Elder L and P, Sister P and F (she's from Hillsboro)B and S, H and W. They're all really good people. Fun peeps.
Sinton is good. We finally got a ward list, so we can work by knowledge instead of just'll be nice. We had 13 at church. It was small again.

L is awesome. He's never really wanted to join the church. His mom is bedridden and she's Catholic.

Brother M connects with everyone. He's had a crazy life and a really cool conversion story that he shares with everyone. He's only been a member less than a year, and he's a better missionary than most
member's for their whole lives.

The new apartment is really big. Well bigger. I don't have any pictures, but the old one was probably the size of the downstairs bedroom in total and it had cockroaches everywhere....

What are the main things that happened on the following days?:
• Monday-Last full day with Stone. We stopped by people so he could say his goodbyes.
• Tuesday-Worked with Elder J while transfers were going on, and took Ho by a bunch of people to introduce him.
• Wednesday- Stopped by M. Had a really good lesson with him and he asked us to stop by on Friday to help him not drink. Also talked to
a recent convert named G, who really wants to go to church but has tough health issues.
• Thursday- Really tough day. Worked suuuper hard in super hot sun and then a random rain storm, and didn't get to talk to anyone. Literally like 2 people, but they wouldn't let us teach...
• Friday- Stopped by M and he wasn't there.... Actually all our appointments fell through. Turns out in these little towns, all there is to do is watch high school football....Fridays will be tough for a
while...but we had a really good talk with L about Ether 12:27 and how we can help him with his weaknesses.
• Saturday- Appointments fell through again...But we got to talk to M, and he didn't drink and he said he would come to church and wants to be baptized.
• Sunday- Had a ward council in Portland and no one came to church..

What has been your biggest challenge this week?
Keeping a good attitude. H will be a huge help.

What has been your biggest concern?
Finding something new to try, so we can change the area and make it really good.

What has been your biggest success?
Teaching M has gone really well. He feels the spirit really strongly.

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?
L. He's a huge help. Has us over to eat and jokes around with us. Just an awesome guy.

What has been your most significant tender mercy?Rain. It's a huge blessing no matter how hard it dumps. Takes away the heat for a while. I mean it comes back twice as bad, but it's nice while it lasts.

What are you looking forward to this coming week?
We're having a meeting with president and all the leadership of the stake, which should be a really good meeting. And we're going over to help out L organize his house. And I get to see stone on Thursday!

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
I've been studying PMG a lot and the chapter on finding is awesome. Taught me a ton and gave me some good ideas to use here. We're going to focus a lot more on service this week.

How has your testimony grown this week?
I saw on Thursday, how much God trusts us. We were having a real sucky day, but God put us there for a reason. It was weird revelation. It was a hard day, but we made it a lot of fun. Jumping in puddles and such.

Love you guys a lot!
Elder Hess

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