Date

February 23, 2016

Area

1st zone assignment, El Paso, Texas

Companion

Hermana Brown

Magnito, Batman and Missionary Work

BUENOS TARDES MIS CHIPLES!

Well missionary work wise: I have to say we worked hard. Results wise: Sometimes the numbers don't show the efforts. BUT we are determined to work to reach goals this week and plan more effectively. We had a lot of people drop us, we couldn't find anyone and some of them just fell Last week was hard but we've had awesome district meetings and trainings to get us pumped.

MIERCOLES: We have a new investigator! Her name is Angelica! We knocked her door and had a return appointment with her. This lesson was sweet because my companion was super bold and committed her to a baptism AND a date on the first lesson! #yeahbuddy We also had dinner with our investigator Nancy Wednesday night - TACOS. "Today will not be known as Taco Tuesday, but as Freedom Friday!....But still on a Tuesday!" If you can identify the source of that quote you get a free high five and you can be a my best friend. We also tried to OYM (contact) at Walmart. One experience I can really say I did not like on my mission - it's incredibly awkward, and I'm still not sure if it's actually allowed...

JUEVES: (Haha Spanish 101 from Hermana Bigley, ready GO!) Service a la Michiocana!! My favorite restaurant in El Paso! So usually the elders do service with us, but they were up in Albuquerque this week so it was just us Sisters chopping and squeezing lemons. #buffforlife#biceps#alsocalories
We also visited our recent convert Isaiahs, he is so old but I love it! He can never hear what we're saying so his daughter repeats everything we say. #haveyoueverhadtoyellthelawofchastity#causeihave

VIERNES: District meeting! We accidentally drove to the wrong church so they had to wait for us to start (haha) but it was really empowering and made me want to get out and just do it all. There's a saying in Spanish that literally translates as "eat the world" but it basically means, "you gotta want it!!" We resolved to incorporate the attributes of Christ and to be bolder. To have real intent when we teach - the same intent we want our investigators to have! Something interesting I learned last transfer is that we are responsible for our progressing investigators - but are we progressing as Missionaries? God's children are our investigators, but we are God's investigators and we have to do our best to keep each commitment that we extend to them, and that God extends to us.

SABADO: (is a special day, it's the day we get ready for Sunday.....#shoutouttoallmysunbeams) We had a super awesome Noche de Hogar (Family Home Evening) with our ward. Only a couple families came but it was a great opportunity to learn and have fun. One of recent investigators came and he loved it! It was about repentance and how we are the light of the world. When we sin we can repent and we again become in the world but not of the world.

DOMINGO: CHURCH! Woohooo! I'm a lot more reverent at church -I promise- but it's the best thing ever to go to church! No investigators at church this week 😔 , but we are determined this upcoming week! This week it was focused on prayer and made me think how much more I want to have meaningful prayers!

Well, I don't have too much time but I will explain the Magneto and Batman reference for you:
At district meeting we talked about using our thoughts because they precede our actions - they are really so powerful! They can affect the course of our entire day, or life! An Elder commented: "Wow I just made a really cool comparison... It's like in the X Men where Magneto protects his thoughts through his helmet - it's like putting on the full armor of God!" So I'm officially hooked on being Magneto and being a pro thought controller (although they won't let me wear a cool helmet like his while serving as a Missionary). We don't believe in psychics by the way if this is what my comparison is translating too - Haha... I just see the value in working hard to have positive thoughts and master them!

My district leader was using a Lego man as as object lesson for his lesson about the Full Armor of God. He had the Lego man body, but not a head. I just happen to have a Lego Batman head I found somewhere. So to complete it, I let him use my Lego Batman head so the 'object' would not distract from the point of the lesson.. #happyfordays#magnetobatman

But these are my thoughts for the week! I am most excited about continuing to teach our new investigator (Nancy) and hopefully her Husband as well - they are on bap date! #BOOYAH#SKADOOSH I am so happy for them to receive ALL the blessings that God has in store for them! Baptism is the first step that we make to change for eternal happiness!

Love you all! Go conquer the world!

Love,
Hermana Bigley




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