Monday, December 22, 2014 10:33 AM
These weeks are Flying by! Wasn't I just dropped off yesterday? Didn't we just eat at Sizzlers? I have already been out 4 months. It is December! Christmas is Thursday! The past 4 months have gone by in a blur. Still have not yet received a letter from my sister Jenny..... or my Cousin Elder Larson. Those buggers.
Last Monday we went to Hmong Village as a District. One of the coolest most ghetto places I've been to. Probably will go back and visit after my Mission is over. It is basically an indoor Asian Flea Market. I picked up a pretty cool belt. They had some weird food there as well.
Speaking of food, we visited Lawrence last week and he fed us some African food! They are called Potato Greens and you put it on rice. It is full of bones and meat and who knows what. While you eat it you just spit out the bones on a plate. It looks a lot worse than it tastes. Lawrence is really awesome, he is getting baptized on Jan 10. He loves meeting with us. He told us he is already calling himself a Mormon. He is telling all of his African friends to just try it out. Go to one 3 hour service and just try it out. He is so missionary oriented and ready to share what he is learning. He is working on getting his work visa so he can bring his family over from Africa. Things are really sketchy with Ebola over there.
The Past 4 weeks have been full of miracles. We have picked up so many solid Investigators. I have seen such a change in our Investigators that are progressing. Growing up in the church, especially in Utah you are sheltered from a lot of the struggles people have in their lives. From smoking to marriage problems. When you start pouring the concrete foundation of the gospel of Jesus Christ you can see people change. I read the bible Dictionary the definition of Conversion, it mentioned becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus. It is important to remember that Repentance and Conversion is a continuous process. We need to be consistently checking ourselves and improving ourselves. We always need to be progressing and learning in the gospel.
Excited to talk to you all on Thursday! MERRY CHRISTMAS!