Hey y’all, how’s life?
Things are going super good down here, it is still hot as usual but we do have nice weather today... the type of weather Utah gets in August ha ha.
So this week I set a personal goal to study the scriptures a lot more instead of just reading my chapters and it has been a blast! When you are reading to learn, not just to see the story, it is super enlightening, ha ha. Right now I’m in the book of revelations in the New Testament and I can testify that all the footnotes we have in the scriptures help a ton in understanding what is going on in those prophecies. And all the study of the scriptures, as well as scriptures Elder Hernandez and I are trying to memorize actually came in handy this week when we tracted into a man who said he has been studying the bible for over 35 years. His name is D and he is a super nice African American man that is one of those guys that go into the prisons to teach inmates about the Bible and Christ. It was fun to talk to him and hear all the stuff he learned from his studies. And with his knowledge of the Bible, we were able to quote the scriptures to him that talk about modern day prophets and continuing revelation - because that was the first issue he brought up. I love how with his faith in the Bible, he changed from challenging us on that point of doctrine to actually being super excited about reading the Book of Mormon, which we will be bringing to him this week. I love it how new knowledge can increase other people’s faith and help them grow off the base that they have already formed in their own lives.
This week we also did a lot of service such as moving an investigator family of the English elders on three different days since the truck wasn’t big enough to do it all in one; and also to paint a house of one of the members here. Ha ha, so if anyone ever needs a paint job or someone to help them move call me because that is some of the skills us missionaries get many opportunities to develop out on missions (:
Just a quick update on T and N they are going through a little bit of a rough time right now and because of it we haven’t been able to see them this week. N got in a car wreck (which wasn’t too bad but did leave her hurting for the whole week) and T has been working what seems to be 24/7 so he hasn’t been able to help her out with the kids while she recovers. So keep them in your prayers please.
And that is all for this week, I hope you all have a great time getting ready for the winter months!!