"And any man that shall go and preach this gospel of the kingdom, and fail not to continue faithful in all things, shall not be weary in mind, neither darkened, neither in body, limb, nor joint; and a hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed. And they shall not go hungry, neither athirst." - Doctrine and Covenants 84:80

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18th - 11 Month Mark

June 17th - 11 month mark tomorrow! ya buddy!

Aight, Mom, so just a little update!

Welp, it's definitely rainy season now! I've been hoping I'd be in an area that floods for this season... welp... got it. There's a part of my area, Bayugo, that has this huge nasty river and even if it doesn't rain (which it usually does er' day), the whole city floods. it could be bright and sunny and the city is still flooded knee high in black smelly water. Ha, guess I got what I wanted!!
We're gettin' the area going. Our ward had a baptism last Friday night. I gotta baptize my old investigator. I always love having baptisms.

The work is getting better. We have this investigator who's way dope. He asked about baptism so we've been talking about the Word of Wisdom to get him ready. We've taught it twice and last time we taught him, we had a dope lesson and committed him to start laying off the cigarettes to eventually stop. We left. Literally two minutes later, he drove by us on his trike, waved at us with a cigarette in his mouth. Ha freak!!! Ah, we just gotta work on his testimony though. That's definitely what I think is lacking.

How's father's day? I just sent dad an email cause I didn't have time to actually write a letter. 

We have this lady we teach and I have a picture of her. She looks exactly like Aunt Nicki. I'll show you next year!

I've been keeping in touch with the bois. Honestly, the mission's a lot different than we all thought, especially for those of us away from America. That's probably the thing I miss the most: just cars, houses with air conditioning, carpet, showers, etc.  When I get home I'll definitely miss the people here.  It's all good though. I'll be sure to keep in touch with the bois. don't worry about me though. I'm stoked for next year to get home, but I'm making sure to stay caught in the moment and love the work. It really is so amazing,

How's Elijah? It's crazy that he's home.  Time freaking flies!!!

Mahal ko kayo!

Oh, and PS. We found this monkey in a cage outside someone's house, so duh, we went and oym'ed them and are gonna go back and teach them. Maybe they'll let me play with it. So far I only got pics. I wish everyone had a pet monkey. It makes oyming so much easier.

What's good dad?!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!! hey sorry I wasn't able to get a letter out to you for it. I have just been super busy lately. There's a bit more work when you gotta be Batman in the mish (senior comp).  Being Robin's such a breeze. 

I hope Father's Day was good. What'd you guys do? Oh wait, I guess it's still Father's Day for you guys right now, huh? Ah well, anyways, I hope it's good. 

Ya, that was my first time actually baptizing. Way dope! I wish I could send pics, but these computers here are really bad. I hit my 11 month mark tomorrow, so you guys will see all my pics soon enough! 

Also, question.  Any advice? We have this one investigator and he's way solid.  We have taught him the Word of Wisdom twice, but he's having a hard time quitting smoking. The biggest thing I think, is that his testimony's lacking, so we're going back to the basics: Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, etc., but his body can't quit cause cigarettes they are like oxygen to him, and his body needs it. I tried sharing the verse in Moses where it says how God created man and breathed in his nostrils the breath of life and said like, when you need your "oxygen" let God give it to you. If you need a cigarette, just read the scriptures. God breathed in us life, so he can for sure breathe in us the strength we need. But ya, any advice for this guy to stop smoking and actually have a desire to stop?

Thanks pops! love ya. Happy Father's Day!

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