Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Hello my family and friends! I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas this past week! It was a really trying and also a great week for us here. So first things first. We got transfer calls this week and I found out that I will be training a brand new missionary for the second time! Im super excited for it lol. I really enjoyed training elder Boyer when I was in Junction. This week we also had our zone Christmas party at the mission home with president and sister Pearson. We played games, sang songs and most importantly we ate food lol. Not just any food though, It was like legit homemade American food. It was so good lol. At the end of the party we also got our Christmas gifts. I got a huge present from home, shout out to mom for that one, and we got a present from the mission. Overall it was a really fun week for the most part. The work here this past week was kinda difficult lol. Jamaicans are very interesting people. They take their holidays very seriously so we only had like 3 appointments. This upcoming week will be really good though. Really the biggest thing that has been on my mind lately is just making sure I am prepared to help this new missionary to get a great start on his mission. It is a duty that I really take seriously. I look back at how my trainer, Elder Rammell, had such a profound impact on me and how I do missionary work and I want the same for my new son lol. Its kinda crazy also to know that this was my last Christmas as a missionary and that Ill be home for the rest of them haha. anyways I just hope that you all had and are still having a wonderful holiday season! I love you all and I cant wait to see  you in the near future! Likkle more!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Hello family and friends! This week was a pretty quiet normal one for us here in Spanishtown. On Monday we played a really fun game of soccer as a zone. We only have elders in our zone here so it was pretty competitive lol. We played two games, but both of my teams lost. On wednesday we had to go to the clinic near the spanishtown hospital so I could get my stitches out. Believe me when I say that it was the sketchiest place ever lol. They were using these pincher scissor things and a razor blade to get them out lol. I thought I was gonna get my eye cut again lol. We went to zone meeting afterwards and as I was going to the bathroom on our break I noticed in the mirror that there were bits of stitches still in my eye lol. Luckily I could just pull those out. Nothing too crazy really happened for the week. We had the ward Christmas party which was way awesome. We had so many people come out. I got to work the drink section so it was fun and really busy lol. So I have this deal with my companion elder Evans. He is not a very big fan of Alex Boye, but I am. We both like to play chess in our free time that we have at dinner and lunch. He is the one who taught me how to play chess. I cut a deal with him that If I can beat him 5 times in a row he would have to go to an Alex boye concert with me. So far I am at 3 so pray for me that I can pull it off everybody! The work has been really picking up in our area though. We got two new investigators this week that we are excited to work with. I just want to end this post by wishing you all a very merry Christmas. Remember who is the real reason for the celebration though. I love you all and take care!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hello family and friends! This week was very hectic and crazy. I want to really start off on last monday after we finished emailing and stuff. We have 8 elders in our district so we always usually play soccer together. We were playing last week and all of a sudden I got hit really hard in the head by elder evans' elbow. It hurt so so bad lol. I just kinda put my shirt over my face until the pain went away. When I went to open my eyes there was blood everywhere. I then was directed to go to Spanishtown hospital where we waited for basically six hours... After I got all stitched up we finally made it home at about 10:45pm. The next day was my birthday as you all know. Since I was recovereing from an injury I was told I had to stay in all day. So yeah i spent my birthday inside reading the scriptures and playing chess lol. As the week went on we had a few other bright spots. We were able to pick up three new investigators who we are really excited about seeing. All this hard work in finding is really paying off even though we have been baking in the sun lol. This weekend was pretty eventful as well. I was able to go and attend brother Millers wedding and it was so awesome lol. It kinda makes me excited for when I get married lol. This week was also stake conference and there was a ton of people there. There were so many people that all of the missionaries got banished to another room to make seats for the members. This week just flew by so fast and was pretty awesome even though I had to go the the sketchy hospital lol. I hope you all have a wonderful week! love you all and take care!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Yo wha gwan everybody! I hope that the week was very eventful for each and every one of you. This week over here in my neck of the woods not too much at all really happened haha. Basically all we did this week was contacting. We contacted over a hundred people again, but didn't really find anyone too interested in our message. Thats just the way it goes sometimes though! I know that we will find someone really solid soon though. I just feel it. I firmly believe that there are so many people here who are thirsty for the message of the gospel. Its only a matter of time lol. This week I just made a lot of personal observations that I really want to try hard to apply in my life as I get ready to make the transitions to "normal life" again lol. I was privileged to teach a segment in district meeting this week. It was really focused on the aspect of faith. I talked about how missions are designed to be challenging and tough for us. The same goes for life in general as well. As a missionary we have to rely on the lord for every phase of the work. We have to pray and ask for his guidance so we may be able to have the desired outcome we seek. We have to be humble and willing to follow his guidance and council as well. The important part of this whole missionary experience that I think is the most important is to rely on god for all. I know that as we have frequent conversations with him and seek to do the things that please him he will bless us. He knows our hearts desires and if they are good he wants to help us with them. I have personally felt God helping me in many aspects of my life and as I have sought to align my will more with his I have only seen blessings. I love you all and I hope you have a wonderful week! Take care!!!!