Friday, September 7, 2012
30 August 2012
dumb computers wouldnt work yesterday so here i am today :) guess i should be thankful we have computers huh?
so yesterday was a much needed break! holy cow. when we have temple days and we dont get p-day until wednesday, it makes the week before really really long! both elder weaver and i were completely done with dealing with all the junk people in the zone are doing (and not doing). it really is quite tiring babysitting 10 people in their early twenties. but tuesday night we went out and taught with President black and then yesterday morning we were able to spend some time at the temple and now i am spiritually recharged! physically, me and e weaver are going to start working out for Turkey Bowl :) this year no hamstring is going to bring me down! we are determined to win. even if we are the only ones in the zone that know how to play ball, we will throw the ball back and forth.
on a similar note, the samoans love football and love talking about it. which is great! the rest of vegas are not big football fans.
its been a long month figuring out what i am doing with this new assignment in this new area. the work in our two wards is still pretty slow. but we are doing what we can. as far as the zone goes, we are waiting for transfers in two weeks to see what new blood we get. we are hoping its good blood. (obviously :P)
we taught a lesson to an 82 year old lady named Ardella. shes a fire cracker. we ended up bold saucing her a lot more than i normally would have an old lady. (president black was there and hes all about being bold). but we did it with love, and expressed to her how good the gospel is! we will go back and see her soon. hopefully she has been thinking about what we taught. i just dont know how much we can make her want to change, even if it is for the better. i dont know how much i will want to change once i hit 82. but thats what we do, invite people to change.
other than ardella we are just teaching people that have recently been baptized or people who have stopped coming to church.
im still chugging along in the new testament. soon i'll be reading about Christ's last week before He was crucified. im really looking forward to being able to study that in detail. it'll probably take me awhile to get through, but thats okay :)
i've been praying to get better everyday. hopefully its working.
i read a quote this week, idk who said it:
"a man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than a man who tries to do nothing and succeeds"
im trying not to try to do nothing :)
love all of you! a miss all of you!
talk to you next tuesday :) have a great Labor Day! dont labor too hard :)
elder donovan :)