Monday, August 1, 2016

You know... Missionaries Try to think of Great Titles for their weekly letters, and so do I, so here goes this one...HAHA!

July 25, 2016
Pioneer Day Goodies from home!
This was another good and fast week. I almost have four months, woohoo! Twice this week, I battled cockroaches in the shower. The first time I grabbed my towel, and one fell out of my towel on the ground and ran under the door, needless to say, wow, really eehhhhh!!! The other was already on the ground running when I walked in, and I took care of it with a broom, and then dropped him off the third floor of our house, ha-ha! There pretty big actually, close to 2 inches, and their fast.

Anywho, I read from Moroni this past week, and wanted to share two verses with y'all!

Moroni 7:8-9

8 "For behold, if a man being evil giveth a gift, he doeth it grudgingly; wherefore it is counted unto him the same as if he had retained the gift; wherefore he is counted evil before God.

 9 "And likewise also is it counted evil unto a man, if he shall pray and not with real intent of heart; yea, and it profiteth him nothing, for God receiveth none such."

Just a simple thought, that wow, its worse to give a gift with a grudge, than to give nothing. Always give gifts, with full heart intention to benefit someone else. Always give your best effort to help someone else. the rest of this chapter is also really good, and I challenge each one of you to read it!

Last Friday, Elder Silva had his other wisdom tooth taken out, and it really hurt. So we were home all day Friday, most of Saturday, and some Sunday as well. He slept a lot, and I studied, and organized things, it was great! This morning he feels better, hopefully all is well! 

I'm slowly starting to enjoy all from the mission. It's hard, especially the beginning, because everything is so different, and all you can think is yo'ull be doing that for two entire years! But right now, I only have 85 weeks left, and that really isn't a whole lot, but who's counting, right?! ha-ha.

Something I enjoy a lot as a missionary is going to church, what a privilege! I love visiting with all the members, they're fun and cool people. We always teach the gospel principles class, and this time we taught about the spirit world, and as I taught, I learned more, it was great. It's cool how people are called to teach or give talks on certain topics because they are the ones who really learn the most. The Lord works in mysterious ways!

Not much cool, different, or super overwhelmingly exciting happened this week, but it was nice. I really enjoyed my extra extra study time. Hope y'all have a fantastic week to come, and until next Monday!

PS - Happy Pioneer Day!

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