Hard to believe i'm just about halfway done with the CCM. This week has been full of ups and downs, but i'm still happy as ever.
Me and Elder Foy taught our first spanish TRC this week. It was a complete roller coaster. We taught her three times, and the first time was a complete disaster. We had no idea what to do, and walked out feeling completely miserable. That was a hard day. But we decided to take a new approach the second time. We planned a full lesson and prayed really hard. The first time we taught her, she didn't really care to be there and said she had no interest in the Book or Mormon or anything else. We prayed for her and the second time was soooooo much better. She had questions and we were able to get through to her. I was able to speak nearly fluent spanish the whole time, as was Elder Foy. The lord can work miracles through us, I promise that. We still don't remember what we said, we just remember the spirit being so strong. I can truly testify that even during the hard times, He is there. I was asked to read a scripture in class last night, I turned to Alma 38:8.
"And it came to pass that I was in three days and three nights in the most bitter pain and anguish of my soul; and never, until I did cry out unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy, did I receive a remission of my sins. But behold, I did cry unto him and I did find peace to my soul."
I know he's always there. I promise that. Without the Saviors help, i'd be nowhere close to where I am now.
Anyways, this week had some crazy stuff. I'll explain the title first. I really like Jello, and they serve it here sometimes. It's always good to see that it's Jello day. My district has caught on to the fact I really like Jello, so they all got it and gave it to me. We're talking insane amounts of Jello here. They told me to start eating, so I did. Eventually, everyone started crowding around. I had gone through so much of this green Jello, I felt I was made of it. I think I have the record for most jello eaten in one sitting here. Totally NOT worth it. I felt pretty bad. I still like Jello though :)
I did an English fast with my district yesterday. Basically no english all day. Can you guess what the punishment was? It was very original. You would get your arm waxed. There was no way I was gonna do that. My district gave up around lunch, but I went hard on this English fast. I went all day! Through many prayers and close calls, I did it. Gift of tongues! I think my brain is a little messed up now, because I watched some church videos last night after the fast ended and I started translating them into spanish in my head. Strange...
Theres so much more stuff I wanna say, but I'll sum it up by saying i'm so blessed to be on a mission. It's helped me in so many ways. Thank you to everyone who's emailed me and showed your support, it's much appreciated! I'm always here if you all need anything! Till next week!
Con mucho amor,
Elder Tyler Baker
OCT 21 PER-CHI
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84602