went to corpus last week for pday. its been getting pretty cold lately, like in the 40's its super great! but i miss the heat. did some service at a members house, theyve been building it for 6 years just them 2.. its a work in progress.. haha i also buried a dead bunny, it was pretty gross haha. then we went to visit the Amish people, they live like 30 minutes from town. it was pretty interesting. a lot of things are changing and improving, the unity in our district is going up. i went to institute for the first time ever it was pretty good. we took this recent convert family to visit this family we are teaching and they pretty much did it was awesome okay im just gonna get right to the big highlight moment of the week. so we are still going around to get to know all of the members. we went out on foot and passed by everyone in this little area and it was near the end of the night and very dark, i swear more than half of the streets in beeville arent lit. we walk up to this house to find a sister garcia, knock the door and this bald guy opens. we tell him who we are and ask if there is a sister garcia. he says no and tells us very bluntly to leave cause he is busy, we tell him alright and leave.. as we are walking away we are just across the street and that bald man opens his door and yelled at us to come back over. we get to the house and all he says is go down the hall and into the room on the right. thats where campos is.. we're like alright. so we walk through this house and walk into the room and there was a man bottle feeding a baby boy in a room piled waste high full of stuff. we start talking to the guy and come to find out that baby boy had a twin that passed away just 2 weeks ago.. we asked the man what made him want to talk to us.. he said that he was just sitting inthe room with his son having a spiritual moment, his son was just looking into the corner laughing and playing by himself but he believes that the twin is there to keep him company.. so he was having a spiritual experience and then there was a knock at the door.. it wasnt a coincidence. that really touched my heart. i know i wasnt walking in the cold for nothing. we talked with him and he told us he lost faith for 20 minutes and regrets it, when his son almost passed away he was thinking of suicide but then he had faith and changed his thoughts.. and there we were..i know without a doubt that baby knows who we are.. it brings me comfort and just peace in my heart knowing that god lives and just ahh.. its amazing. things are great and ive just seen an uplifting improvement in everything. the sacrament attendance double from last week. there is progress and it just super great! lots of fun things. ive been reading this book called how to pray and stay awake, ive been learning a lot on sincere prayers. its super dope and really is just a game changer with everything.
another crazy week, so yeah gundy went home. went to this super dope buffet called butter churn, its way good. had mlc and got my recommend renewed and in that interview my president told me that i was getting a new comp. elder messinger, he's a little bit older than me in the mission and super dope, we are almost the exact same so we kinda feel that we wont be together for to long. thats usually how it works out. so i finally got to work in beeville, and its pretty super fun. the ward is fulllll of old people. there are 6 kids in the primary and more than half is just from one family. funny story, so we are getting to know all of the members and we went to visit this family yesterday and we get there and the mom is making food, then while we are sitting in the living room theres a knock at the door and 3 random teenage girls walk in.. we were all like hello.! and the sister says soo im guessing my husband hasnt told you want i do and then she tells the girls to go in the back.... i look at my comp and we are thinking like what the heck.. haha come to find out that the sister gives piercings haha..so then we sat and watched this girl get her nose pierced hahah it was kinda funny and then we had home made beef stew it was dope. oh and she has only been a member since april, the family is a huge fan of korn and slipknot, we got along super well. something that ive learned is that god will always make a way when theres none, something my misison president was really talking about was the adversary and how he will try and stop something good from happening, people going on missions, marriages, he'll stop them with fear, anxiety and depression and just whatever, i know it can be hard ive been getting all sorts of anxiety but you have to remember that we're stronger. i promise you guys if you submit yourself to the lord your life will forever change and you will be so happy! im trying to be chill and then its like i forget all ive learned, its crazy but things are good. christmas is coming, que weird. hope you all have a rad week and listen to blink-182.
pitbulls in a tug o war
food coma after a big fat meal
another one, final meal of thanksgiving we almost died.
sinton is full of dirt roads and gates into members houses
dog therapy came in while i was with gundy
abbie, the most loyal dog.
it was 52 last night, its pretty cold on the bike haha.
its been a pretty wild ride this last week. i had my first district meeting with sisters. pretty weird. a lot has been going on. my compa was in the hospital since i met him and a couple days ago he was finally discharged from the hospital and yesterday we took him to the airport and he went home to recover. i spent the last 2 days with him in the hospital, thats why i wasnt able to write on monday. to be honest it was pretty sad seeing him go. I'll be in sinton with my zone leaders. it just feels weird now,, but the work moves on. so on thanksgiving we went to Portland and had a turkey bowl with corpus zone it was super fun and nice to see everyone. Im starting to realize i dont know any of the younger missionaries, i was thinking they were members from the ward haha.. its strange and i guess im just getting old.. so sad. later we went to 4 big appointments back to back.. ive never been so full in my life. i could barely eat at each of them. i used to be able to eat more. whats happening to me. these weeks have been going by faster and faster. i dont even know anymore.. the mission is my home. we had a zone meeting before i went to be with my compa gunderson. i was reading in the scriptures that morning and there was a part that talked about the people being blessed based on their desires and i thought for a second.. what do i desire? more charity, stronger connection with the spirit, know that my offering is being accepted.. and i learned that im not giving the spirit enough credit.theres moments ive seen with other missionaries and even in myself we just do something like a reflex and we dont realize we are following the spirit. its crazy and really brought me comfort and answered things that were on my mind. listen to the spirit and give thanks. ive realized the spirit has helped me so much. i also found out i'll be able to go to the temple in a few weeks with a recent convert. que dope right!! andale!! ohh also Felipe got baptize on sunday!! woot woot. marine veteran!! yeah!!
skate and destroy yo..the mission is awesome. i dont know what else to
one question for all of you. what do you want to hear from me? what do you guys want?
i wont be able to send pictures for a while cause these computers suck.
soooooo a ton has happened since i got transferred. I am now serving in Beeville, its about 3 and a half hours north of my last area. i have another greenie, Gunderson, he's very green and still 18. the ward is small about 37 people at church its sick! our area is at the very top of the mission. I drove up here with an Elder Moser he's my new zl and the first night we went shopping and then went to the ER cause Gunderson had a sharp pain in his side, come to find out his appendix ruptured the day before. so we spent the night in the hospital and the next day he got surgery an all went well. I came to be with zls in Sinton which is a half hour from my area, while gunderson recovered. Brother Muhammad from Portland is their ward mission leader and i got to spend some time with him he is planning on going to the temple soon to be sealed to his family and wants Anderson (my papi) and i to come..my comp later got transferred to a hospital in corpus cause there was some complications and stuff but he is doing better and i will be with the zone leaders for the week..
sooo when this transferred first began while i was still in Mercedes my dad alex anderson texted me asking where i was being transferred i told him Sinton Zone, a long time ago i heard through a grape vine of missionaries that our converts Victor and Marissa from when i was a greenie movied from portland to sinton. and the church and everyone lost contact with them.. well when i told my dad where i was going beevile( which is in sinton zone) i told him i would try and find victor and marissa even though i will be a half hour away. my comp Gunderson went to corpus with Moser to the hospital so ive been with my other zl Hodgsen in sinton. as we've been visiting random people. ive been asking if they know a victor olvera, no luck.. but its like 7 at night and super ark. and we walk by this house that has a truck pulled up and we are walking by and i say wait.. theres a guy in that truck and i know who it is. i walk up to it and its victor and marissa!! i just hug him through the window with tears in my eyes. they cant believe its me and i cant believe its them!! the lord really puts you where you are meant to be. I missed them so much! its almost been a year since i last saw them. its sooo unreal!! AHHHHHH:) milagros!!
we drove through portland yesterday to go get Moser form corpus and it really made me truncky for my greenie area.
sleepover in the hospital
moser playing dead for some vultures
yeah baby car pic of the week.
the tortilla is for my dad.
just another thing id like to add. is just spiritual progression.. the atonement is God's gift to us. the devils greatest tool is despair, never feel too far gone, thats a lie. anybody can change. we need to live in the way that the lord can use us. all He cares about is what direction we are going. start now, pray and set up your day spiritually. i know im a missionary and all but you might want to ask yourself.. what does the lord want me to do? there are many times i ask myself that.. start today and change. be good okay. ive been a square for quite some time, i just need to relax and be myself. thanks for the support.