Tuesday, November 22, 2016

One Year Baby!!!

So Brock and I hit our year marks this week, life goes on though. This week the ASL sisters asked us to give a blessing to one of their members. I gave the blessing and the sister missionary translated it into sign language, it was pretty cool.

I took the stitches out of my hand so we didn't have to go back to the hospital. It's pretty much all sealed up now and looks like it will heal pretty well.

I would just like to take a second and brag about my activity in the church; I haven't missed church in an entire year! That's a a lot of progress from Bishop Hill chasing us down for Sunday school.

I would just like to quote my boy Elder Sam Smith with his recent insightful comment about missions "I think one of the reasons missions are for two years is because if they were only like a year or less people could just endure and not really let it change them. But when you get on your mission and you realize you have 2 YEARS to do this. It forces you to change. It’s pretty cool."

We went to Costa Vida™, it was an exhilarating experience as always. Our most promising family came to church this week, or at least half of them did. We have more investigators than we can handle but we are
just struggling to get them to meet the requirements for baptism with all of their problems. 

Things are good here though
Con mucho amor
Elder Trev

Elder Richins and some random person Trev didn't bother to say who he was

Quote from my companion this week "You can go to heaven as a family
but you can't go to hell as a family; if you go to hell you're going
alone" -Elder Richins

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cutting it up in Plano

So Thursday morning it was kinda hot in our apartment so I went to open the window. The window was stuck, and when I was trying to unjam it the thin window broke and sliced up my hand. I looked down and could clearly see several bones and ligaments before the bleeding started. We took off to the hospital, basically ruining the mission car with blood. I got a whole bunch of stitches (28) and 2 hours later we were back knocking on doors. My companion didn't bring his iPad to the hospital so we don't have any pictures of all the cuts before the stitches.

The man I told you about Roel Silva from last week came to church again. And so did another man we are teaching named Jeyson. I bet Jeyson is the next to get baptized.

Elder Trev

A bloody mess
Trev and Elder Richins showing off his stitches.

Hair cut day.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hola Gringos y Gringas

We had what was probably the busiest week of my mission. This area is awesome, there are unlimited people to teach here. We even had to teach people today we are so busy. 

I just want to tell two stories from the week and then I am going to go wreck my new companion in basketball. His name is Elder Richins, he is from Nampa. He actually played basketball in high school, he only has two transfers left in his mission and he is pretty shy. I really enjoy the guy though.

First story: one morning I was scrolling through our area book and I was drawn to a man I had called several times before named Roel Silva. He just would never make an appointment with us for one reason or another. I knew what apartment complex he lived in; I just didn't know the number. Which wouldn't be a big deal if was a small complex but there is probably 200+ apartments at this address. Anyways that night we had an appointment with Jose in what happened to be the same complex where Roel lives (Jose is currently MIA and that just tears me up inside but that's a story for another day). Turns out Jose wasn't home and the member we were with suggested we should knock some doors. About the 7th door we knocked and a man answers and said I am Roel Silva. My companion and the member didn't even know what was going on but I knew who Roel Silva was, He was the man who I had though about teaching that very morning. I started talking to him as if we were old friends. He invited us in and we had a good lesson on baptism. The dudes fighting diabetes and cancer but doesn't even swerve. He invited himself to church. This happened on like Wednesday then on Friday we ran into him just walking down the street, we stopped and talked and I gave him directions to the church. He actually came to church like an hour early because he didn't know about the time change. And for second hour we just taught him the restoration for the first time with the member that was with us when we ran into Roel on the street. Be sure to check out next months Ensign™ article on Roel Silva "Cancer Survivor and Recent Convert"

The other day we found an English investigator that seemed to have some pretty good potential. The sister missionaries called me asking me to describe her so they know what she looked like. I replied "on a
scale of 1-10 she is like a 6". They seemed to be irritated with me... I was just giving an accurate description.


Elder Trev

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Plano Sick

We had a great week here in Plano. Transfers were today and it turns out I am staying. I have been sick these past  two days and it's probably only getting worse. My companion has been giving me all this strange Mexican Medicine.

So yesterday my companion and I did a special musical number in sacrament meeting. My companion played the piano and I sang solo. We sang "oh esta todo bien" (Come Come Ye Saints).

We picked up two new investigators this week that are so prepared. I wish I had the time to tell ya about them, because they are super cool.

I'll try and write more next week,

Love Y'all
Elder Trev

Change of Plans

Hey, we just got a call that Elder Gomez Alonso is getting transferred and that I am getting Elder Richins as my new companion! The mission rumor says he is cool.

Elder Dertian