July 11, 2016


El Monte South


Elder Taylor

The Training of New Heroes

Well this week was a long one, but it was a time of training and concentration. We were able to go to the mall on Monday for the 4th of July, and I spent some money buying a new look for me while I was there. I think it looks good and it makes me think a bit about Elder Wandry whenever he was in his P-day clothes. It is cool. I have some selfie pictures and I will send you what I look like. It was great as we basically spent the day at the Mall. We went to different store and basically emailed there. But it was also a boring day as holidays are always hard in the mission.

Tuesday was a great day as we were able to have an MLC. It was a great but different as we had a completely new group of people. I feel that I was one of the main people participating besides Hermana Murdock, Elder Stoker, and others that are older in the mission. The focus was mainly on how to be a successful missionary and keeping ourselves safe. The problem with the mission now is many don't feel successful. It is basically because we are being rejected by so many people. It was something we were excited to talk about during Zone Meeting.

We had to plan that night on what we wanted to share and how we wanted to do it. We decided that we wanted to do it together. We were able to plan out everything we wanted to talk about. It was cool and I was super excited. Wednesday was a crazy day as we ended up running a lot of errands. We were able to move some beds as missionaries had moved out. At the end of it all we were able to see all the district leaders and to my surprise Elder Hunzeker is a District Leader. It was cool to see him there and he has changed a bit since I last saw him. He seemed to be a bit wiser.

Thursday was a good day and we were able to execute our plans for Zone Meeting similar to what we had planned. We really enjoyed teaching together and it has been hard to do a lot of things without the sisters help. Later on we ended up planning for our movie night and it was great fun. We got a little bit sidetracked with all the movies we had seen and the sisters kept listing off movies I need to watch when I get home.

We then had a great Friday weekly lunch and planning. Also we were able to have a amazing correlation with Brother Jarvis. We then had a great rest of the day with lesson. The next day we didn't do much, but service. We had a struggle that day, but it is getting hard to maintain focus. The best day was Sunday where we had two surprise investigators at church and three others. It was great. We were able to learn a lot with them about the spirit. We invited them to keep coming and they were excited. Then we gave one of them a blessing because she believes the evil spirits are haunting her. It was a cool experience. Hope to tell you more next week about our interviews on Tuesday. Love you all have a great week.

Your friend and good company,
Elder Richards🐉🇺🇸🇲🇽


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