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. Love, Elder Trev
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.
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 misión 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 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. Love,
We have had some good
stuff happen here. Tons of people I have taughtfrom old areas are getting
baptized, so that's awesome. Here in the next week or so we will be having a baptism for a
blackman from Haiti. He comes to
the Spanish branch because he knowsSpanish
and French but not English. He is really awesome guy. I have been learning a lot of patience with my new companion;
he is agood person but a hard
companion at least for me. The transfer isalready half over though and then he goes home. Plus
we have beengoing on exchanges so
I have time to get away. We live in an apartmentwith 4 missionaries and I am the only one that doesn't
like Star Trekand world of war
craft etc...it's a different world for sure. But, yougotta know the bad to appreciate the good. Our area is doing awesome though. The family in the picture
is waycool though. We went over
there and they would never answer. I knewthere was non-members in the house so we kept
calling and going over. Finally we
caught the mom outside cleaning her car one day andjust got talking. I asked her if she had ever tried a
root beer floatbefore 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 floatswith 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
littlegirl asked us to baptize
her. It great; I call it the root beer floatmiracle. I am reading the New Testament now because I finished the
Book of Mormon last week. Turns out that book is true too!
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.
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 andbleach, which helped quite a bit actually. I am going
to keep scrubbingtonight 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.