Hey Yall! hope you guys have been doing good. i wonder how many people actually read this besides my family. i guess ill find out in 19 months when i ask everyone. And ill make them feel guilty for not reading Muhahahaha!
This last week has been pretty good! but it did have its crappy parts...
Well this week, i received some pretty sad news. One of my friends had committed suicide earlier this week. I Was pretty shocked. It was unexpected and from what i was told no one knows why. Nothing can really accurately describe the pain i felt when i heard this. Even though we werent the closest, i had alot of love for him. He and i Played Pokemon Showdown together alot, and we had a group message that has been running for a year+, with all of our friends and our Competitive League. He was in my first period my Senior year too. He was such a nice, cool, funny Caring guy. I'm pretty sad that he's gone, its pretty crazy to think about it too😔. I wish there was something i could have done for him. I wont ever forget him, he was an awesome guy.
There is always a better way. There is someone that felt the pain you have felt, and he suffered for it, he bled from every pore. You're not alone, and will never be alone.
On a brighter note, We had an awesome lesson with one of our investigators, Rony. This guy is awesome, and really smart, but he may be too smart for his own good... . Human Logic is the killer of faith man. As we were in the lesson, Rony started to explain why he believed that we cant have modern day prophets. Elder Patterson, our team up Hermano Cardenas (awesome guy), and i began to explain why modern day prophets are a real thing. We explained how God is the Same yesterday, today, and forever! its right in the bible. And just like there were prophets in the old days, teaching and preaching about Christ, God continues to call them. God is our Loving Father right? Why would he stop talking to us through Prophets? Does he not love us? Do we not need him? No, He loves us so much, and we probably need him now more than ever! Thats what we explained to Rony. Now Rony has his baptismal Interview this Wednesday!!! Super exciting! We are hoping to get his mom interviewed on Wednesday Too! Elder Patterson has been working with them since before i came out, and ive been with them since i got into the field! I have so much love for the 2 of them!
So this week i went on exchanges with Another set of Elders. I was with Elder Peterson this time. Hes a really cool guy, i like him a lot. They live in a homeshare, which is when a member gives a room to a set of missionaries and they live with the member. The best part of the homeshare is the QUEEN SIZE BED. it was heavenly to sleep in, the best bed ever! Also, because Elder Peterson is one of the Office Elders, we had to go deliver some things outside of our area, AND I GOT TO GO OUTSIDE OF THE CITY. it was so awesome. The rest of the mission is nothing like inner city Riverside. Cali does kind of has some beauty to it. i cant wait to get to get out of The city now lol. We went to Hemet, Moreno Valley, Menifee, one of the coolest days ever!
So today we had crossfit with our Mission President. Hes kinda old but hes still active lol. We did & rounds of 70 meter sprints, 7 push ups, 8 lunges, 8 brupees, or something like that i cant remember. it did make me sweat, im sooooo out of shape. if i were back in school that would have been a breeze. i miss being skinnier.😥
Anyways i Hope yall had great weeks, talk to ya later!