Tuesday, December 20, 2016
his comp: what?
T: no nothing.
T: I am recording with the camera. fetch I am losing my voice... so, yup
C: if you are feeling a lone. Remember that you have Jesus.
T; (Nacho accent) Thank you. Very kind...
C: speak to him
c; he understands you
T: he understands you. hahaha
OKAY, I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START, BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN SO MANY STINKIN MILAGROS (miracles) THIS WEEK.
Ill have to be brief, but... where do we start.
You all know that i am in a new area... so this week i was getting to know it.
I feel like i learned a lot of things in Delta, and now i get to practice them.
Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday all had miracles, prayeres answered sort of thing,
okay. I woke up on thursday with just the weirdest feeling i have ever had. That feeling, pure joy.
I just felt HAPPY, but i mean happy. I could feel the spirit in everything i did.
I would like to tell you of just a small experience.
My companion and I eat lunch with the members. This day, we didnt know where the Sister lived, so we had to search her house for a super long time. This was kinda boo, cause im sick. And i lost my voice a lil bit.
We searched forever. But after a long time, we found the ladys apartment. As we were walking up the the ladys apartment, we heard, "Elders! You got here just in time!" (translation added)
It turns out the right in the moment that this Sister was talking about the church to her friend, we showed up. We were able to contact her, and set up an appointment.
There are actually Sister missionaries in our ward too, and the friend was in their area, so we passed them the reference.
The best part?! WE GOT TO SEE THE FRIEND SHOW UP AT CHURCH ON SUNDAY, and we heard that the Sister missionaries put a baptismal date! She is progressing nicely, and is going to be baptized in January!!
Hey, you that is reading this. The Lord puts you where you need to be. Just trust that.
Really, i am loving this area. And the ward is huge. Bonus?
All of the temple workers assist my ward! Do you know what that means?
The temple president assists!
Do you know who that is?
PRESIDENT HINKLEY, SON OF THE PROPHET GORDON B. HINKLEY.
so.... thats stinkin awesome.
I am excited to send more updates about the adventures and miracles taking place.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS oops thats in spanish MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
REally, just enjoy life. That is how we are supposed to do it.
I love you all!!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Well, there is little time this week. Actually it is really late.
But this has been an interesting week.
One awesome thing, whilst walking in the road, my companion and i saw something that caught our eye. Two framed things of Marvel. Its like a collectors thing you put on the wall. Its like a picture but the figures jump out.
We bought them for 50 pesos. 2.5 dollars. The tag on the back, says 60 dollars each.
Thank you lady who had no idea what you were selling, Christmas just got a little sweeter.
Other than that, short thing i would like to share with you all.
I was reading in Alma 27, the part where Aamon and the sons of Mosiah find Alma the younger. It talks about how Aamon was so overcome with joy that he basically just fainted.
I was thinking, how can we receive the same joy? Long story short, i looked up the word joy to see what i could learn.
in spanish, the triple has something called the guide to study the scriptures. Its a little different than the index. But, like the index, you look up words, and it also tells you words related to it.
I looked up joy, and it all just clicked. in spanish, the only words that come with Joy are Obediencia, obedece, obedecer. or in english, Obedience, obey, to obey.
THE KEY TO BE OVERCOME WITH JOY IN OUR LIVES IS TO OBEY THE WILL OF GOD.
No wonder they tell us to keep the commandments and do what we know is right. There is no other way to receive such great happiness other than submitting ourselves to the will of our Creator.
I invite you all to read that same passage! Alma 27 16-18 i think.
we get transfers on Saturday, so ill let you all know where im at!! Love love!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Elder Scoubes spent all of his computer time writing to his sister so no group today. I will past alittle of our conversation below.
Yes. that was the best birthday gift that could have come. there is still like one fourth of the candy left.
boo i want to be there to decorate too. Actually my comp and i decorated our house. i think i sent a vid. well, i think its still sending.
Everything is the same out here. We are going to get transferes in like 2 weeks. So... who knows whats going to happen. Maybe im going to leave. Ive been here longer than my companion. But one thing for sure is one of us is going to leave.
we are just looking for more people to teach. We had a lot of success with Armando, Maribel, and Dolores. And they are all still active? Actually Maribel is now an autosuficiencia teacher, and Armando and Dolores are attending.
I dont know how to say autosuficiencia in ingles.
I miss you tons! I am alive and well. Im not sick. Just one thing, the mission Presidents wife told me of a medicine that i can buy and take every 15 days so that i wont get sick during the cold season. Its not refundable by the mission, so i might buy that with the card. Or pull money off for that. Idk. Just a heads up. Itll be like 100 pesos. Like 5 bucks. Woo.
The dollar is at 20 pesos here. When i arrived, it was at 15. It is going up a ton. Sad for the people here, but awesome when i get 20 bucks for my bday because that gets me 400 pesos. Nice. I could buy 3 weeks of food with that here.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
We didn't hear much from Elder Scoubes this week. There were transfers but he and his companion stayed, so no change there. I don't know exactly where Trevor is. He has mentioned he is about 2 hours outside of Mexicali but has also mentioned how much he enjoys being in a remote border town. So who knows? Here are some of the photos he sent.