Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hey!! Well this was about the crazies week of my whole mission!! It was really intense and we received a lot of blessings!!
Alright, so I'm going to start on Monday! So Monday we went as a zone to play soccer again! We played against another zone and it was a blast! My companion, Elder Horo, was in a really bad mood and he just pouted all day, he wouldn't even eat lunch... It was fun for me though! 
On Tuesday, we had a district meeting like normal because cambios or transfers got moved to Wednesdday. My companion was in a super bad mood again and Elder Netzley taught a good lesson about how our attitude brings the spirit! Tuesday afternoon we found out what the cambios were and from that moment on Elder Horo was happy! He went to a dust bowl haha. Tuesday is when things started going crazy for me! Tuesday was when I found out I was training and not only training but I was training a Gringo! haha talk about crazy for me, who doesn't know Spanish very well yet to be training a Gringo! Wow. 
So on Wednesday morning we went to La Molina early so that we could get there to have the training for all the new missionaries! My new companion is named Elder Anderson and is from Centerville Utah. He is such a good missionary just that so far he doesn't know very much Spanish haha.
Man I was not expecting to train a Gringo but so far it's been an awesome experience! I'm starting to realize how far I have come in the past 7 months! 
I'm trying to compare myself to him and trying to decide if I knew more Spanish or less but I know either way I was in his shoes not long ago. This week with Elder Anderson has helped me remember my first week in the mission and remember all of the problems and trials I had. As of right now I don't know if he knows more Spanish than I did or not but I know that I have been blessed with the gift of tongues to come as far as I have in such a short time. So Wednesday we had our training and then made it back to the area about 5:30 to start working. We were only able to have one lesson after the training but it was good. On Thursday we had a few lessons and a recent convert, named Marcos, go with us so he helped me teach a little bit in the lessons while Elder Anderson suffered trying to understand what was going on. I felt so bad for him... It's rough trying to understand. Friday we had some lessons as well and we got a new investigator! That was awesome! Saturday we had 4 lessons and I am seeing the progress in Elder Anderson everyday! He is starting to help teach the lessons a little bit and he is starting to understand little by little!! Sunday was a crazy crazy day!! We got 4 references and it seemed like every member in the church wanted to say something to us about the people we were teaching! It was awesome! Elder Anderson suffered through that because of course he had no clue what was going on! We were super blessed Sunday because we were able to have 4 lessons, receive 4 references, and we taught with the spirit a ton in our lessons! The one thing I love about having a new companion is that he has such a spirit about him! He can't really say much in the lessons but he can testify of the truth and this is most important! This week both he and I have been super humbled and we are relying lots on the help of the Lord and this makes our lessons super special! I have noticed a little bit of pride in my past companions and Elder Anderson does not have this pride about him so we are able to haves some really powerful moments! I love it!
Thank You for all your support! Love you all! Keep praying for me because what I'm doing here isn't easy! I don't feel qualified to train but I know the Lord must trust me enough to fulfill this task so I'm going to do my best! I know that any prayers I can get will help me that much more! Thank You!! Love You! Always pray! Always read the scriptures! Have FHE! You know the drill! Good luck this week! Love You!!!
Love Elder Jones

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post. I enjoyed reading it. My son, Elder Anderson, is enjoying being trained by you. Thank you for being upbeat and a hard worker.