Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jefferey R. Holland

so yesterday we went down to mcallen because Jefferey R Holland came. we all were in the gym standing in place for a group picture with him and as soon as he walked in.. idk it felt so unreal like woahhh an apostle haha it was so rad and special. so we later all shook his hand and told him where we were from. oh also last week we had transfers. Elder Acosta left to a place called Pharr. my new comp is Elder Birrell from Nebraska. he is super sick and loves ties more than i do haha. well yeah back to holland. it was super great and inspiring. talk about having the spirit with us and how we are going to be the future leaders of the church so its time to start getting ready for it. He talked a little bit about how some RMs when they go home walk away from everything that they did on their mission. pretty much like being less active and just not applying anything they learned or stressed so hard on with every investigator or member they taught. Gosh its crazy to see how people are after they go home. He said 'I cant live with an rm that doesnt maintain the faith" and its legit. like wow ive even seen it here in Laredo. Que barbaro you know. The importance of a mission this is life and its going to shape the rest of our lives. we come out as children and return as Men and Women. some of my favorite quotes. "You can rock the world" " Buck up and be strong" whoooo cares if youre sick or your head hurts. stop being a pansi and just get out there. the day of transfers. there is this stomach virus that has been going around. yeah well on monday i had it super bad. and the best part was we had like a million food appointments cause acosta was leaving. kinda made me sad cause i was sick and couldnt eat haha. usually people have this sickness for like a week around here but i didnt let it get to me. i rode my bike withe everyone else and almost threw up these tostadas that i ate. idk what im trying to say. by some miracle i was no longer sick the next day. it was crazy and weird. theres just been another huge change in my mission. its rad. the mission is the best and once again i dont have any more time to write. thanks for all of the support. but yeah I learned so much from yesterday. thats why i wasnt able to write you guys. there was something else i was going to say but im super unprepared for this weird email day. just that ive been studying a lot about prayer and faith and los dos put together haha. ive met quite a few cool people. heard many cool stories. the TMM is the best ever!! i wish everyone could come out here and see all these crazy people and hear their stories. Disfruta cada dia. cause everyday can be the best day. I also dont have any pictures to send this week. I will be sending more this week. you guys are all awesome. also you should read the intro to the hymn book. there are some promised blessings that will make you sing himnos more haha. My comp and i are singing more and more its great. just be good people okay!! just do it. its what our heavenly father wants. we are really working with the escalante family to get them all to the chapel. they are a great family. im still here in Laredo. its supposed to be like 100 this weekend. lets see if anyone dies here its so hot. there was a dead possum outside of the church on sunday and im comp and i had to break these kids up that were throwing rocks at it. it was pretty gross cause it had recently died ha. loco kids. chao chao. 
last supper at hmna Dominguez's 
chocolate caramel lasagna it was the best!

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