Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Crazy, Not Accountable

This week was pretty good. We had an awesome turn out at church yesterday so that always
brightens the mood. Sunday's here in Greenville are so awesome. There is a missionary basket at church and all the old ladies fill it will various goodies every Sunday. Right after church we always go to our ward mission leader's house and eat lunch which is such a treat. Then the family dog comes and sits with me in a recliner while we wait for Brother Liggett to come over. He is a Ward missionary and so cool. He drives us all over East Texas to our far away appointments so we can
save miles. We typically have some very profound doctrinal conversations on the highway in between appointments.

This transfer flew by, I feel like I just got here to Greenville yesterday. The Major problem with this town is people drink so much here, It's worse than Pawnee Indiana.

We had some great lessons this week. Taylor and his Brother came to church this Sunday and are still appear to be strongly progressing. We taught a fun object lesson on the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Bro Sneed. Things seem bright for their baptismal date on July 2.
Chrystal's cousin Sam is a new progressing investigator. She even takes notes during our lessons. She has some issues with self confidence so she requested a lesson on "feeling accepted by others
and ourselves" so that was interesting but whatever. Her Grandma made us pie for an after lesson snack.
Things are good in Greenville, certainly hot thought.
Gracias a Dios que tenemos un carro
Les quiero
Elder Trev

Sis Allison Smith text us this picture

Elder Isaac

Button The World's Smallest Horse

Dirty Hands and a Clean Heart

So I decided to do just a voice recording instead of an email this week. It's just a lot faster than typing. Things are good in Greenville. It's nice because at least for the most part I actually know the ward and the area now. The picture is me mid sneeze preaching to the corn.
Elder Trev

Monday, June 6, 2016


Hey fam! Here is like two little things about this week. I have spent a good part of my email time for the morning translating lyrics for the song this week so I really hope y'all like it.

This week was actually really good though. This week flew by, we taught some great lessons and had some crazy adventures.

So to tell this first story y'all need to know that our Area of Greenville is huge. It goes all the way North to Oklahoma, it is just huge! So we were visiting families in the northern part of our
area this week. The day after one of many huge rainstorms. (The whole state is super flooded right now) anyways the first house we visited was up on a nice dry gravel road. The man wasn't very iterested but he was nice and told us to stay away from any "black dirt road".  We visited another family of members because we were in the area. We were on our way to the next appointment when we see "the black dirt road". It was the only way to get where we needed to go... We stopped, got out of the car to see if it was manageable for our Toyota Corolla #TeamToyota. Our shoes were covered in a heavy, mud, clay substance. The road was very skinny and flooded on both sides, leaving us no choice but to advance. We got as much speed as we could, due to the
mud we had no steering control whatsoever. We made it through safely and to our appointment. We saw and heard of several others with 4wheel drive getting stuck that same day that had to be pulled out with tractors. It's up to y'all to decide for yourselves if it was superior driving, or an answered pray that got us though and on our way.

The girls we baptized 3 weeks ago has grandparents that have been inactive for at least 10 years now. But they joined us in a lesson recently and she came to church for the first time in 10 years
yesterday. BooYa!

We had some good investigators at church yesterday as well. One family in particular has some drama at home and doesn't really have a stable gospel environment. They have been to church over 50 times. The problem is with the boys one is 8 and the other 11. They were living
with really active parents who were their foster parents. But as of this week they are living with their birth mom again who is also a less active member. It's a huge drama but we are just trying to do what's best for the boys in the end. But they came to church with their birth
mom this week so that's good.

Love y'all 
Elder Trev

Crystal's Grandma

Greenville Rest Stop