we came home at the end of the meeting and made a list of what we would give as a "burnt offering". we put a variety of things on our separate lists but i know the lord will provide and lift our burdens as we continue in his vineyard. Stand strong like Nephi and dont let opposition push you over. the spirit has filled my heart in the exact moment opposition tries to run over. im so thankful for the tender mercies from the lord. we are also focusing a lot on staying loyal to Jesus Christ, keeping your focus on the mission and not being a ramera. our mission president told us, if you cant be loyal to jesus christ what makes you think you can be loyal to your wife or husband in the future.
we had stake conference this weekend it was awesome to see all the old Portland homies. Eric was baptized after!! andale!!!! whooo!! we are honestly so grateful to be instruments here in beeville and just in general thankful for the blessings the lord has given us. we found 3 potential families. Met this woman named Pebbles we are going to start teaching her and her family. Pebbles reminds me so much of my sister Mica. The way she talks, they sound the same. Before we left i said.. Pebbles did you know youre awesome.. we could see the spirit in her eyes she was so happy.. and we are super excited to visit them. I really love my sister Mica. honestly visiting people i really try to instantly think of them as my friends or family members. it just helps me love them even more. but yeah my sister Mica is awesome! we'd always talk about our days and just be homies. i really cherished the letters she would send me updating me on my family and really helping me endure. it made me cry reading her testimony and just seeing how much she appreciated our talks. She's a genuine friend i'll always have. I know she's rooting for me and all the other missionaries out here. give her a big hug for me if you ever see her. I know God lives and everyone has a purpose. I literally know without a doubt.. I feel like im living in a dream.. everything is so great, even the hard times are great! im so grateful for this opportunity. I strongly invite all that are able to go, to go on a mission. you'll never regret it.
getting their new pros shoes
Eric and Rambo
work in progress
Eric was so pumped!!