Favorite Scripture

Doctrine and Covenants: 35

13 Wherefore, I call upon the aweak things of the world, those who are bunlearned and despised, to thresh the cnations by the power of my dSpirit;

14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their ashield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their benemies shall be under their feet; and I will let cfall the dsword in their behalf, and by the efire of mine indignation will I preserve them.

15 And the apoor and the bmeek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be clooking forth for the time of my coming, for it is dnigh at hand—

Monday, April 22, 2013

Not the Greatest Week


Sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun out there, I would love to have a vacation too, but I need to work for a couple years first. And to answer questions, yes, I did get all the pictures... would you believe that the kids have already changed a bit? Cause it's true. Next, Dad, I have been uploading a bunch of pictures... it's just that I don't have a ton cause there's not that much exciting stuff here in Naranjo. And advice for Carter... go practice with dad up on the baseball field, and... don't be nervous :) And a question for Carter, what position are you playing? Also, I've already told you guys, that the person that knows Kassandra is Zelph Vindas, he just got back from his mission a little over a month ago. My companion and I still have our issues, but we're not fighting every single day anymore... so that's good. I can't believe all these people have their mission calls... also, I feel bad that they're going in July, the MTC is gonna be rough for them, about a billion people will be there.
Anyway, here was my week. First, I forgot to tell you about the "Check of the Month", we basically just went and talked with President Wilkinson for a little bit, then hung out with our MTC friends. But the nice thing was that Hermana Wilkinson made us lunch, American Style :) We had pot roast, corn, potatoes, salad, cake and ice-cream.... it was so amazing. And President gave me some advice on how to work better with my comp, so I'm working on it. But he also told me that Elder Ramirez would probably have changes this next time, so he told me to just hang in there. (3 more weeks until I finish training) And then the rest of the week, we had lots of appointments fall through, so we didn't teach very much. It was a frustrating week. And on Wednesday, every house we visited had bad news for us. First, after about 13 years of marriage, a spouse was unfaithful (members), next house, there has been abuse in the home (members), next house, the father lost his job for no reason and his mom was in the hospital (member), next house, they have a mom in the hospital (members), next house, the wife is sad about things going on with her husband, so she told us she wanted to put off learning more about the church (investigator that was about to be baptized), but we told her that we would continue to visit her, same house, the husband doesn't want to listen to us anymore. Yeah, and all of them would like support, but it's hard to get the members here to help with anything, so it's just us that get to deal with it all, so it's just been a rough week.
Also, the rainy season started on Thursday, and it's rained everyday since. And it pours, hard. But it's nice because it's a little cooler, so I like it cause now I don't sweat to death. But we were told that now it's started, it won't end until December.
Other than that, I ate a peach that was hard like an apple, but tasted like a peach, it was weird, but cool. Also, I found a new favorite scripture. D&C 35:13-15, it's good. And yeah... that was basically my week.
But I looked through some letters, and I noticed that Skylar put some slang in one of his, so I thought I'd do that too. "Pachuko" is slang for "slang". TuanĂ­s=cool. Mae/Mop=dude and right now my brain is fried so I can't think of anything else.
And fun fact: Here, school starts in February and ends in November. Summer break is December-January.
Until Next Week,
Elder H. Black

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