Monday, February 29, 2016

Goodbye to Elder Bernal

"se queda!" you stay!

Where am I now? Who am I with? What am I doing?
All of these questions can be answered in the next paragraph.
I am staying in my area. 6 months here! And I have a new companion, Elder Zavala!
Due to transferes today, no time to write. Boo. I know.
I will let you know what's up next week!
Con amor, Elder Scoubes

The second picture is of Trevor and his new comp Elder Zavala.

Monday, February 22, 2016

scripture of the week

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Trevor message Feb 22 2016

A true Latin now. Mate. (a south american drink)

elder: Mate!
Trevor: (you mean) lawn clippings.  haha
elder: how do you measure it? (i think).
Trevor: ahh I don't know....
Trevor: mate.

Trevor: Ready.  Mate!  Is it really hot?  Choking noises.... This is the worst thing I have ever tried in my life!
Elder: laughing

Friday, February 19, 2016

What a week. 

Okay, let's talk.

The mission is a wonderful thing. I am almost fluent in Spanish, I am gaining valuble habbits, I am making friends for a lifetime. 

"So, Elder Scoubes, what's the problem?"

Well, nothing. Just hard. With little success.

Friends and Family, I haven't clearly seen the fruits of our last 9 weeks of labor. But, I assure you, I know they are there. Heavenly Father has something special planned.

I know that, if I am serving "with full purpose of heart" (mosiah something haha sorry), the Lord with make my efforts work.

As missionaries and members, we are merely instruments in the hands of the Lord.
We have to put in the work, but really, we can't do anything unless the Lord is right behind us. 

I know that, if we work hard, and do our best, the Lord will make our insignificant efforts work.

I have some homework for you all. I would like you to study Chapter 32 of Alma, and write a litttle paper about what you learn. Then, use what you learn to teach and help someone else. 

I hope all is well!

I love you all!

Con amor, Elder Scoubes


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Our store and hot peppers

Feb 15, 2016

No message today but he did get us some photos and videos. Ill assume the work is so busy and active that he just couldn't

take a break to write us.  It's ok.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

We got to feed the missionaries in our area

This is Elder Scott and Elder Kautie.   oh hope I spelled that right.  We had the privileged of feeding them this past Thursday.  It was a blessing to our home to have them and their message visit us.  I know kind people are feeding my own son in Mexico and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve these young men who have given 2 years of their lives to do the Lords work.Inline image

Monday, February 8, 2016

hello feb 8 2016

Hello from Tijana, Mexico! 

Yes, I am still out here if you have forgotten about me. 

Great week, with great trials. 

This has been a good week! I got to go on intercambios (exchanges) twice this week!

The first was with one of the ZL's, named Elder Segoviano. Hah. Oh boy.
We had a good day with lot's of lessons, lot's of walking, lot's of spanish, lot's of tacos, the usual.
It then was 9:00, and we had to go to the house. And what happened? Elder Segoviano decides to leave the keys inside his house. We then, with the help of the neighbors, spend the next 3 hours trying to break into every single window, door, and wall of the house. With no success. 
What did we end up doing?! 
We litterally just had to use a skrewdriver and pry the front door until it busted. 
Ya! Go missionaries!

The second I went with Elder Brown! We always make jokes about how feo his area is, because really it is ugly. But after a day up there, I love it. We had lot's of success, including success in losing one of my nametags. One of the sacred MTC nametags! We searched, and searched, and searched, and taught, and searched, and contacted, and searched, and ate spaghetti, and searched. With no luck on the searching part. Sadly, the tag, was gone. 
"No! Not the nametag!" You might be thinking. Hah, me too. 

Pues, ni modo. (well, oh well)

This was a good week. We haven't had a lot of success, but that has taught me something.

Diligencia (diligence)

When we do our work and our part, the Lord always does his. 
We have been working hard on finding people to teach, contacting, and all that.
I haven't seen all of the blessings yet, but I KNOW they will come.

One thing we teach people is that, the Lord doesn't work as a "If you do this, ill do this."
It is a "Lord, Im going to try my best to do this, and I know if i do my part, you will do yours.""

The Lord never faults. We are the ones that do. So, keep in mind, if something doesn't work out. 
Who needs to change? Yup. Us.

I love everyone! I hope you have a great week filled with magic and adventure!

Con amor, Elder Scoubes

p.s. sadly, the boss put a new rule. We can't email friends consistently. only every few weeks. 

I would love you all to continue writing me! Just know Itll take me a few weeks to get back to you :/ :P  pues ni modo

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

No time!

No time! 

Only that I love everyone. And know that the scriptures are amazing, if you want to read them.

Lots of work, no success. What can we learn? Faith. If we do our part, the Lord does his part. Always remember that.

I hope you have an amazing week!!

Con amor, Elder Scoubes

p.s. I have a stomach infection and a sinus infection. I camped out at a member's house for a day. It was awe(bad)some.