Monday, June 27, 2016

Saint Rose

So this was an eventful week!

Monday I had an awesome experience with the Spirit. We were walking through a park and I saw a woman sitting on a bench and felt like I should talk to her.. I though it would be awkward and I wanted to go to the appointment we were going to instead so I kept walking and I felt the same thing even stronger, and I thought that it would still be uncomfortable to bug her and kept walking till i passed her.  Then I felt an impression too strong to ignore that I HAD to talk to her. (I guess I was being a little too stubborn...) So I thought, well I guess I have no choice. And instead of the awkward conversation I was expecting, it was a very comfortable talk with her. Her name was Emilia, and she opened up to us and told us that her grandaughter who was playing in the park had had a seizure the week before and she told us that her daughter was sick, and that she had no idea what to do. So we talked to her about prayer the the gospel and she accepted it with an open heart. She was very excited to hear about it and so we got her information and were going to visit her this week. 

Tuesday we had interviews with President Derbez and I gave him a large picture of me and him (the one we took during Christmas time) and he seemed happy about it. The interviews went really well and I got to say my goodbye because the president is leaving this Friday. 

Wednesday was just a normal day full of normal things.

Thursday was also a normal day full of normal things. 

Friday was Irmas baptismal interview and it went really well! She passed great and is super ready for her baptism. 

Saturday I got a very sad phone call. The zone leaders told me that I had a special changed and that I was going to a ward called Santa Rosa with Elder Gonzales. So that's where I am now.  They called us at 11:00 and told us to be at the offices at 12:30. Elder Christensen and I were very sad to get the news because we got along really, really well. And I'm sad to be away from him and the ward.  It was heart breaking.  But after 2 days in Santa Rosa with Elder Gonzales I feel better and it should go pretty well here for my last 3 weeks. 

Sunday I met the ward and everyone accepted me pretty well! Oh and I forgot the coolest part about Elder Gonzales, Do you remember Elder De Olarte? He is the only missionary i have trained.  Well Elder De Olarte started the training of Elder Gonzales and I will be finishing the training of Elder Gonzales! So that's pretty cool.

So that's about it for this week! I hope you all have a great last week of June and I hope you all have a great start of July!! 

Elder St John

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hacienda Fun

So I don't have much time to write so this will be quick.

This week we worked really hard, even though it was hot. It got up to 106 on Saturday! But that didn't keep us down. we visited Irma and she is super ready for her baptism next week and we also got to contact some really good references like one from the sisters and one from a member who brought a friend to church. So work is starting to come out. 

We are very happy, and a cool story is that yesterday a member gave me a challenge to eat a Carolina reaper chilie... so I did. And I regret it very much. It was hands down the spiciest thing I have ever eaten and I think I almost died. I have a video but you will have to wait till I get home to see it. lol. But it was a good week!

I love you all and wish you a great late Father's Day and a great week. 

Elder St John

Monday, June 13, 2016

Workin Hard in Hacienda

This was a pretty good but normal week. We continue contacting as always, and we are focusing our attention on Irma because she will be baptized very soon. We also try working with the members, even though it is hard with their busy schedules and sometimes the members don't want to work with us, but we keep on trying to have them help us the best that we can. 

We had a big event yesterday with the members. We had a meeting with all the members and we talked to them about the missionary work of members. So it went well. We showed them a video, and after went out with the members to visit. it went great. We met many new people and we also had a lot of success. We visited lots of people and the members seemed very happy with the activity! 

But sad to say that's about the only thing worth talking about. My new companion Elder Christensen is very cool. We get along great. He will be a great last companion. 

Well thats all for today. Love you all.

Elder St John

Monday, June 6, 2016

All is Well in Hacienda

Soo it was a good week here in Hacienda. We enjoyed teaching many people lesson 2 and enjoyed doing service as well. 

This week we also walked a lot in the hot sun. But I should be losing weight due to the sweat so I'll have my summer bod ready for the beach.

On Monday we had a normal P-day. 

Tuesday we visited 2 less actives and contacted a lot.

Wednesday we helped a man put a door on his gate outside, and he was grateful and we even put an appointment with him for the next day. 

Thursday the man we helped wasn't home.. But we still visited some people and contacted much.

Friday, more hot sun, and we had a great time visiting investigators. We visited Irma and she is still excited for her baptism even!

Saturday we continued working hard and were able to visit the man with the gate! His wife was there and she was also very happy that we came. It was a good week! 

Sunday Irma went to church and we visited a recent convert here from Elder Evans!

And Sunday night we got the calls for transfers! My last transfer - I will be here in Hacienda with Elder Christensen.  I don't know who he is very well but he should be a good companion. I wil let you know all about him next week!

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder St John