Monday, December 8, 2014

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone had a great week. So is there no snow yet in Utah either? It is crazy how late it is in the year and the weather that we are having. But I am grateful for it since Elder Taylor and I are really getting our walk on without the good old car.

This week has been pretty hard and it has required a lot of change on our part. We have to walk everywhere and our apartment isn't even in our area so we have to walk three miles to even get into our area. So we can't really go home during the day unless we get a ride from a member. We had to tie garbage sacks on out bags one day because we didn't have enough room for everything we needed to carry. But it has been kind of fun. We get to talk to a lot more people this way. I know that so many blessings can come from this experience if we just have the faith.

We had Zone conference on Tuesday which was pretty cool. We learned so much and we even got mentioned in the vehicle safety section! Now like everyone knows that we got in a wreck. Elder Taylor gave his departing testimony. I am really going to miss him when he leaves. I don't even know if I will be his companion after this week. But we will see how things turn out.

On Wednesday we walked about 9 miles to one of our area's and back. We were able to teach a Less Active member and then after we taught he asked if he could go on a team-up with us. That was awesome. So we taught him and then took him to teach someone else. That was a huge blessing right there! After we had gift cards to Olive Garden so we went to eat there and the Manager even gave us dessert for free! That day was just so full of miracles haha!

Friday was tough... We walked a total of 12 miles and it was raining the whole entire day. We were so exhausted by the end of the day, but that is a good thing as a missionary. The hard thing was that we walked all the way out there to see Amy and Craig and neither of them were home. So after that we had to just walk back. It was really dissapointing. We had such awesome lessons with both Amy and Craig and we haven't even been able to see them since. It is hard because I want to see them so badly and without a car we have to walk like 2 hours just to knock on there door whether or not they are even home. We will have to figure out something. I know the Lord has prepared both of them and it is hard not being able to see them. That night after we walked 11 miles, we were going to be late for a team up we had so we had to run from our apartment to the church in the rain and with all of our bags. So it was a pretty exhausting day.

Saturday we were so excited because we were going to teach the Clark Family who is Lamont, Lester, and Sonja. They are so cool and the other week we had the most spiritual restoration lesson with them. But we haven't been able to see them since either. They keep cancelling because work comes up, but they keep coming to church. It is so weird having them come to church and then not being able to teach them. We need to see them this week so that we can invite them to be baptized!!

I was reading in Ether 12 a couple of days ago and it talked about going through the trial of our faith. That really helped me this week because it has been pretty challenging, but i know that I just need to have faith in the Lord and work as hard as I possibly can and all will work out. I also like in chapter 12 how it talks about all the amazing things that happened because of their faith that they had. I know that we can do miracles according to our faith and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are with us every single step of the way. I know if I can work hard and be the missionary Heavelny Father wants me to be, we will be blessed. Have a great week

Elder May
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Just a lonely vagabond

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