So this week has been a little bit different mostly because it has been overcast. Which was nice because it has been in the 60's all week.
I have been on a lot of exchanges
this last week -- which is fun because I get to talk to and get
to know a bunch of different Elders.
We have been working hard to find people that would be interested in hearing our message.
Which is sweet cause there are so many people that live here and if I wasn't out here to talk to them I would never get to hear their story.
It is like some people look up at the stars at night and marvel at the sight and vastness of the sky, but I have never really done that. To me it is when I am stopped at a stop light and look at all the peoples faces and think about each one of these faces has a story that has been going on for a while and is still being written at the same time as mine own. I marvel at the fact that I may never get to learn all of their stories, but I know that as soon as we meet -- I am part of their story. And that's what I am trying to do get my name in as many stories as I can.:)
Spent a whole day in Spanish work, rode my bike a lot, saw a ton of crazy people, got a lot of pictures of cool cars, took some members of the ward out to do work, had to jump start missionaries cars, planned a video for our zone welcome, went to 4 district meetings and a bunch of church meetings, got yelled and cussed out by plenty of people while tracting, got a 40 pound weight vest from a member, taught seminary cause we were voluntold along with being volentold for choir, knocked on a lot of doors, talked to a lot of people, handed out a lot of copies of the Book of Mormon, got bit by a dog which ripped my pants, Plan-plan-prepare, taught lessons, eat dinner, give blessings, say prayers, lots of prayers, study the Book of Mormon, Study the Bible, study Preach My Gospel, share scriptures, bare testimony,Tell people that the Book of Mormon was writen a long time ago- translated a little while ago- but you can read it today, Talk about prophets, miracles on miracles on miracles, see peoples day brighten, have a hard time then a great time( way more great times), Always have a laugh ( People are funny), learn, teach, preach, listen, then learn again, Get inspiration were to go, have a great door side conversation, then have one shut in you face :), have people yell at you to come on in to their house to tell we do a great job and that they are thankful but not interested, talk to a Jehovah Witness that only speaks Spanish but understand the whole thing, People tell you they are not a fan of Joseph Smith which is a good thing cause they are a person not a fan, Blank stares, great come back, stupid cheesy jokes, Walking like Bigfoot from bluff creek film, inside jokes, naps, workout for 30 mins, hate the alarm clock then love it, Spanish referrals, talk to someone, ask them how they are doing, Play basketball in a white shirt and tie. no tread on shoes, ties are the only fun we have on a outfit, these are just some of the things that i do in a week, And i would trade it for a thing in the world. Love to work, LOVE the People, LOVE GOD.
So this last week was transfer week and I am so glad that I am staying here in the Discovery Hills Ward in Escondido stake. I am thankful that I get to keep my companion, Elder Figgins, for another transfer. Other than that nothing really that new has gone on. We have been working with a part member family and he has said that he wants to start taking the missionary lessons. so that was a great day. A lot of less actives have texted us out of the blue this week saying how then need to come back to church and that they want our help and they set times for us to come over to talk with them. It is so good to see hard work pay off. I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that it is fun for ya'll.
Well, this week was great! It was hard to see a friend go home from the mission but that happens when you finish the 2 years. Don't have to much fun Elder Phillips. Other that that it has been great. We have been working a lot with the less active part member families here and they are all so cool. Things are going great here and the #light the world is really exciting. Hope y'all have a great week and have fun getting in the Christmas mood.
The number of missionaries in Escondido zone is now up to 37 -- which is crazy there are a lot of cool missionaries here. Just to show how small the world is one of the missionaries that is here for the transfer waiting on a visa is Sister Gee. She is is my zone for this transfer. It was pretty fun to connect that we kindof knew each other. I was getting to know the new missionaries in our zone and she said she was from Rexburg. I asked if she was really from Sugar City, because I lived there for a little while and remembered there were a lot of Gee families from Sugar City. Then she looked at my name tag and asked if my dad was John Hyde.
I said, "O ya he is!".
Then she remembered that we went to church together all because her dad still talks about John Hyde all the time.