Monday, September 11, 2017

The end is near

This was a good week. It is has been weird with the end of my mission approaching rapidly. It kind just hit me the other day that missions actually have an end. 
But we are having a good time. We sat down with the senior missionaries and our recent converts to get going on their family history and it was pretty cool. It made me want to do some of my own. I love these converts.

Honestly I am just happy to be a missionary for right now. I just started reading the Book of Mormon again, and I hope to finish it before I finish my mission. I really like my ward. Elder Coca is learning a ton of Spanish, we just finished reading the Book of Mormon for Niños together. There was such a difference from how he reads now from when we started. 

It is still way different still having a new mission president but I like the guy. Idk if he will ever be able to replace President Taylor in my heart, but he is a good guy. 

I have been studying all the general conference talks by Richard G. Scott, he does his own Spanish translation for his talks. It's been fun to really study one apostle and learn from him. His Spanish really isn't that bad for an 80 year old white guy. 

The word is progressing here, we are teaching repentance with love and boldness and people seem to be listening. Some people need to spiritually wake up a little bit.

Les Quiero,

Elder Pattee


PS
I broke my back last week doing service for the hurricane. We moved so much water it would blow your mind! The other people that were with us were dumber than Harry and Loyd. We have a new lesbian couple we are teaching that came to church for the first time this week so that was pretty dope!

PSS
Also if anyone was curious, I got more flat tires than I have fingers and
toes this week....


My district looking fly



Monday, August 28, 2017

Keepin it White

The best thing that happened this week by far was the baptism of Mica Ela and Ana. On Sunday we got to confirm both Ana and Mica Ela members of the Church. Elder Coca confirmed Mica Ela and I confirmed Ana. Valentin moved back down to Mexico with his family and he's going to baptize another one of his daughters. Love that guy.

Elder Coca, Ana, Mica Ela



Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sabes que, te voy a bautizar

We had a sweet baptism for Valentin. His wife came up from Mexico to see it! Ana Ocampo and Mica Ela are doing awesome, they passed their interviews with flying colors. They are all set to be baptized next
Saturday.
Elder Coca and I should be staying together. My other son Elder Hogg is training which means I am going to be a grandpa.
Lots of good stuff going on. We had our mission presidents fireside last night. We filled up the whole Stake center with investigators, it is  people cool getting all missions investigators in one place. Two Stake presidents spoke, some recent converts spoke and we had some cash money musical numbers.

I will try and write more next week, love y'all

Elder Trev


Valentin




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.

Love,
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 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

Love,
Elder Trev
Xoxo

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.

Love,

Elder Trev

Elder Coca and Valentine