Spiritual thought: There will be days and nights when you feel overwhelmed, when our hearts are heavy and your heads hang down. Then, please remember, Jesus Christ, the redeemer... wants you to succeed. He gave his life for just this purpose. He is the song of the living God and will help you. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Day 1: Delivery man! We started off the day by delivering a bible to this guy named Robbie he's a pretty cool guy we then went over to the Hermanas apartment to grab a large print Spanish bible and drop off some mail, it was nice to be able to talk to them a little and get to know them a little more. We then contacted 2 of our friends Texana and Nathan and we had really good conversations with both of them. Then we took a book of Mormon to our friend Sherena, the apartment complex was kinda sketchy. Elder Esmond was freaked out but I just was like "this feels like Brookhollow" haha!!
Day 2: In person lesson! Today was a really good day! We had a meeting today to become admins for our zone facebook page so that was exciting. But the highlight of our day was our lesson, we had a lesson with this guy named Gary and we did it in person at our church building. It was amazing! We listened to his whole life story for like an hour and a half and man he has a crazy story! I can't say the whole story but let's just say he has a bullet in his leg haha! Well after listening to him we shared some scriptures from the Book of Mormon that related to him and he loved them and was excited to read the book of Mormon.
Day 3: District Council! This morning we woke up and walked outside and saw that Elder Esmonds bike got stolen! So that was crazy. They cut my bike lock but then left my bike so i was lucky, and we will be putting the bikes inside from now on haha. Today we had an in person district council the first one we have had in 3 months it was pretty awesome! After that we did some Zone Leader stuff to prepare for our stake presidency meeting on Sunday. Then we had a lesson with Rosa and Matthew and it went so good, it was short but very powerful.
Day 4: The making of a video! We spent a good part of the day making a video today (welcome to the new way of missionary work). After we got done with that we had 2 lessons one with Dawnette and one with Kelton and both were great lessons! Right after that we had a meeting from 8 to 9:30 and another meeting at 9:30 So that was kinda crazy!
Day 5 and 6: Saturday and Sabbath day! On Saturday the only exciting thing that happened was that we had a lesson with Sherena and taught her the first part of the plan of salvation. Then on Sunday we took the sacrament to the sisters. That's always an amazing experience. Then we had our mission wide Sunday devotional. Then we made a ton of contacts and set up a bunch of lessons for this next week! Then we picked up a bike for elder Esmond from the APs. Love you allElder Asplund