Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Work smarter not harder

Life is chill here in The TDM. The strongest convert ever got baptized from my last area. Valentine is getting baptized on Saturday. And honestly the Lord is just blessing us. I wish I had the time to sit and write y'all but legit the mission is awesome.

Elder Trev

Elders Pearce & Andersen

Elders Coco, Pattee and Hogg

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Another week here in Paradise

Another week here in Paradise. I legit really love this place. We have the most awesome family that is progressing nicely. It's an 84 year old grandma and her 19 her old granddaughter. The daughter is best friends with someone from my first area, who is now on a mission in Mexico. They finally told us this week that they want to get baptized and the mom of the granddaughter, who is a less active member came church for the first time in a long time yesterday. 

We had a lesson with them this week, the grandma told us she hadn't drank coffee in 8 days! I was so happy. I asked her why she had decided to stop and she said "because you said it was bad for me". She says it's really hard but we promised her it would be worth it. 

Pretty sure I got heat stoke on Saturday. We helped two different families move. Then had some long bike rides and I was not feeling my best. It's hot here but I survived. This summer has gone by so fast. 

There's this less active guy that I really like. He flips cars for a living and I just think it's so cool. Anyways, he is sealed to his family and everything but he moved out and now he lives in his shop. Every Sunday he tells me he will come, then he never does. Anyways this week I told him we were going to bike to his house Sunday morning before church and then he would take us from there. Anyways we went over there yesterday morning and he was all ready to go, it was awesome. I told everyone he was coming and no one believed me. But when we walked in together everyone really welcomed him. 

We live with two other Elders and they are having serious problems in their companionship. It's terrible! They will probably get emergency transferred today.

Anyways I love you,

Elder Pattee

Psalms 82:6 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Square Tires

Life is good here in Irving. We are going with the members. I like my new son, Elder Coca. He looks exactly like the guy from Wizards of Waverly Place, it's pretty funny. 

We had a sick meeting with our new misiĆ³n president yesterday and we are getting a lot of good stuff. It's kinda weird having to explain stuff to your mission president but the guy is a stud, he is a freaking Harvard graduate!

Anyways our investigators daughter got baptized in Mexico (see pic).  He came up to me after church and asked me to baptize him, so that will be pretty rad in a couple weeks!

We brought one of the priest out with us this week on bikes, at like the 3rd house he tossed his cookies. My companion and I were dying. I felt really bad, the kid had all the signs of heat strokes. It was a hard day for me and the priest, we both fell off our bikes! Another missionary broke my bike on an exchange so I was on the worlds worst bike! It had square tires with no tread, the peddle was bent and the seat was all sorts of messed up.  Anyways,  because there was no tread when I turned my bike slipped right out from underneath me.

I was reading Jacob 5 this morning in Spanish and my mind was just so enlighten! That's a bomb chapter

Elder Trev

Baptism in Mexico of our investigators daughter 
Elder Coco/Justin Russo

Special Trev

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Six months to sexy

Elder Coca is a baller. I love my new son. His name is Spanish for Coke so all members think it's hilarious.

Anyways, I wanted to share a miracle. Last week, we got a referral from the missionaries in Mexico. It was for a man whose wife is being taught by the missionaries over there. Anyways, we went to find him (his name is
Valentine). The address we were given only had the number of the apartment building, not the apartment number. So we just decided to knock the whole building, figuring we would probably find him as we asked around. While we were  knocking, we found an unknown part-member family from Central America! Then, through the mission office, we got in touch with the missionaries in Mexico. They gave us Valentines phone number and within the hour we were in a lesson with him.

Sunday, both Valentine and the new family from Central America came to church. It's cool to see how the Lord works. Valentines family is getting baptized on Saturday and I am sure he won't be far behind. This is good for Elder Coca and I. 

We bike like the dickens out here, but it's good as I continue my six months to sexy.


Elder Trev

Elder Coca and Valentine

Friday, June 30, 2017

Biking our tails off

Elder Hogg

You gotta know the bad to appreciate the good...

We have had some good stuff happen here. Tons of people I have taught from old areas are getting baptized, so that's awesome.
Here in the next week or so we will be having a baptism for a black man from Haiti. He comes to the Spanish branch because he knows Spanish and French but not English. He is really awesome guy.
I have been learning a lot of patience with my new companion; he is a good person but a hard companion at least for me. The transfer is already half over though and then he goes home. Plus we have been going on exchanges so I have time to get away. We live in an apartment with 4 missionaries and I am the only one that doesn't like Star Trek and world of war craft etc...it's a different world for sure.  But, you gotta know the bad to appreciate the good.
Our area is doing awesome though. The family in the picture is way cool though. We went over there and they would never answer.  I knew there was non-members in the house so we kept calling and going over. Finally we caught the mom outside cleaning her car one day and just got talking. I asked her if she had ever tried a root beer float before and she said no (they don't really sell root beer in Mexico). Anyways I convinced her to let us come back and make root beer floats with her kids. It was delicious and we ended up having a great lesson.
The son is a member and wants to pass the sacrament and the little girl asked us to baptize her. It great; I call it the root beer float miracle.
I am reading the New Testament now because I finished the Book of Mormon
last week. Turns out that book is true too!

I love y'all 
Elder Pattee

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Basically in Mexico

We had a good week. I am basically in Mexico now, most days we don't even speak English. It's also an all bike area. It's pretty fun and we have some cool investigators. I have been memorizing the living Christ, it is helping me a lot to stay focused.

I did my laundry this morning and somehow a red crayon got in there. When we pulled ALL of my white shirts and my garments out of the dryer, everything was tie die. I spent all morning with a scrub brush and bleach, which helped quite a bit actually. I am going to keep scrubbing tonight when I get home. It was pretty rough.

We both got flat tires this week and it rained so hard that we would've been dryer jumping in a pool.

That makes me so sad to hear about bishop. I really love him. 
I hope he gets better. 

love y'all

Elder Trev

I am in Irving. My address is
1721 E Grauwyler Rd #117 Irving Tx

Elder Davis