Date

January 22, 2018

Area

Placentia, Anaheim East Zone

Companion

Elder Orr

First transfer

So as the title says yes transfer have come my first one. 😯 


      So I have a story to tell, when transfers come around, on Saturday are the calls to see were you will be going. And our district leader (Elder Jorgensen) called us and we were told that we were both being transferred to a different area and that we would get new companions I would be with Elder Jorgensen and Elder with someone else. After the call we were like going we that was quick and we started to say our goodbye's and then we get called again and our DL is laughing his head off and we'll I guess you get it by now we got pranked........... 😐 we weren't laughing....... So ya we are staying here in A10 or Anaheim 10th ward (Anaheim hills) and me and Elder Orr are still companions! Ya! And yes we are planning our revenge, we'll see what happens next time. Dun dun dun!!!!!!!! 


      This past week has been pretty fun,  we went on exchanges again I went to elder Jorgensens area and his companion Elder Johnson came here. Ya that was pretty fun we nocked some doors and got doors slammed in our faces the usual stuff. We talked to a vietmanes person who didn't speak good English but he said we could send over missionaries who did speak his language! So that went well. 


      Also it rained again but not as much as last time, the next day it was bellow 50 all day and people were practically yelling at us to wear a jacket but it was quit nice. So another funny story a lot how the house here have gate and you have to go past the gate to ring the doorbell or knock right? So we went and knocked on this guy's door who spoke through the door "what do you want?!" we said our usual thing and he wasn't interested. So we waved goodbye and walked to the gate and he opened the door and yelled at us "did you just flip me off!?!" we didn't by the way. And we were still nice and went pass the gate and said get off my property! That's why there's a gate in the first place! So we left and kind of laughed a little well how else is someone suppose to knock on your door if we can't get to it? 🤷‍♂️ some people are smart and put a doorbell by they gate so that solves that problem. 


   So we taught one of our investigators Steven is his name. He is a huge scriptorian and super smart. Like the first time we met him he asked us what our 15 favorite memorized scriptures from the bible are.......... 😐 but he is awesome and loves meeting with us. We are kind of struggling to teach him because he loves to talk about the church and all this stuff, but we can't ever really get a word out to start teaching! Yet he is still progressing he's reading everything we give him to read and all ways has questions about things. He even says he feels the spirit when we meet. Slowly but surely we are helping him get there one day we will see.


     And that's really my we some other stuff happened but I don't want to right about it, there's a lot of stuff that happens over the week sometimes to much to right about.


      But in closing I just want to say, I found in a talk about prayer and asking in faithing, it's by Elder Bednar said (it's kind of a long quote sorry) "Asking in faith requires honesty, effort, commitment, and persistence. Let me provide an illustration of what I mean and extend to you an invitation

        We properly pray for the safety and success of the full-time missionaries throughout the world. And a common element in many of our prayers is a request that the missionaries will be led to individuals and families who are prepared to receive the message of the Restoration. But ultimately it is my responsibility and your responsibility to find people for the missionaries to teach. Missionaries are full-time teachers; you and I are full-time finders. And you and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-time missionaries to do our work!" he is kind of bold there but it is true we think a lot of time it's the missionaries who find the people but it is really the members who find the people because it's their friends who are being taught. You people back home are so important to missionary work. Even though you don't have a little black tag on doesn't mean you aren't missionaries. So I invite you to always continue to look for those people whom you can help and whom you can bring the gospel to. Have the courage to share your testimony or share what you belive! And when you do that watch what happens when you act on  those prompting ls the spirit gives you as you sincerely pray and excessive your faith. You will be given the strength and courage to do what is needed because you love those people, your friends enough that you want them to have this joy that you have as well. And there are many ways that you can do missionary work. So I incourage you to go and do it. I leave that with you in the name of Jesus Christ amen. 


Your friend all the way in California! Elder Delcambre


Pics!

1. Our district before transfers. 

2. Birds on a fence that a less active member feeds (hundreds of them come its so funny!) 





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