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, July 15, 2013

Hard Times, Staying Strong

Manzana de agua.  Anyone recognize the fruit?

6 Month tie

6 month tie in flames!
6 month tie burned to a crisp!!!

Hey, I'm just going to answer the questions. First of all, an AP was with us that one day just to see how he could help us, and get to know the √°rea. Yes, I'm still writing in my journal, but I'm a few days back... but I've already bought a new one cause I'm about to finish my first. It feels like I've been gone longer than 6 months. I am so tired everyday so everyday feels longer and longer, but I gotta keep going, so hopefully it will get a little bit easier for me. My mission is not what I thought it would be. First of all, I thought I was going to the jungle... I'm not in the jungle. Second, I thought they you change areas all the time... I haven't been changed yet. Third, I thought the people would be dirt poor.... they're not. Fourth, I thought people would accept us... almost everyone rejects us. And Fifth, I had no idea that I would be walking so much... And there are many more reasons, but I'm going to stop there. And am I happy? Depends on the day, the truth is that I've been pretty down lately. I just keep hoping that my Heavenly Father will help me out cause I just about feel at my limit. But the work must go on.
This week was pretty boring for us too, so this is going to be really short. Pretty much all throughout the week we had appointments fall through, we contacted but nobody wanted to listen, we tried to do divisions, but those fell through. We just had a pretty rough week. Until Saturday at least. On Saturday we decided to work really hard, and we contacted and I didn't leave unless we shared a message. So all in all we had 17 lessons on Saturday. Hopefully we will be able to return to some of those houses and actually have investigators. Due to all of our work on Saturday, the church attendance went up a little bit, but we're still missing a lot to be able to be a ward here.
Other than that, it's been raining quite a bit, but not too much. I got completely soaked one day, but luckily I didn't get sick. It's been pretty hot these last couple days, so I'm good and tired all the time. Anyways, love you all!

-- Elder Black


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