Hey everyone! What's going on? Well this week was changes and I'm still in Pisuli with the same companion. I'm going to finish his training. The good thing is this month should be a good successful month. We are hoping for a ton of success and a lot of hard work. This last change was hard and the coming change won't be easy either but I know I'm being taught an important lesson by God that I've passed through many times with Dad. When things are hard, you don't just pull out and quit. You see it through and finish it well. So that is what I'm going to do. General Conference motivated me a lot and the changes were good so I'm feeling good about this next change. This week we had a ton of meetings. So we were not able to do a whole lot. The coolest thing we were able to do was General Conference. It was the coolest thing ever. I was hangin out in the Gringo room as usual but I loved the talks. I love the talk by Elder Pearsons, I think that was his name, about how a saint isn't someone who is perfect; a saint is someone who keeps trying always. I loved that. His talk was super awesome. The second day we were heading to conference and we got on the bus and this guy right behind us didn't look good. He looked like he was havin a little bit of a hangover. Well we kept going and I kept looking over my shoulder and well, he proceeded to cover the floor with throw up. I saw it coming so I shot out of there as quick as I could with my companion right behind me. He didn't get me, but he got the shoes of my companion and needless to say, my companion was not very happy. It was a scare but we narrowly avoided it. The bus stunk really bad though. I was also talking to another elder and he was telling me about a qoute he heard somewhere that i really liked. "God will not bless us with what we can obtain on our own." That quote impacted me quite a bit when I heard it. I thought about it for awhile and it is true. There have been many times where I just wanted the blessing and didn't want to pay the price, or that I felt like I've done enough when I can give more. I'll tel you what. In the mission, in the case of converts or personal lessons learned, I had to earn everyone of them. I had to give 100% before I got the miracle I needed. I loved that quote. I also like the talk by Russel M Nelson about the Sabbath Day, I'll tell you what. In first nephi 16:2 it says the guilty take the truth to be hard. I took that one on the chin becuase not a Sunday went by before the mission without watching a football or baseball game. Looks like that just ended. It was a great talk though. With Easter I ate this thing called fanezka. It is a soup with 12 different fibers. That's all it is nothing but fiber. I handled it well but some elders spent a fair amount of time in the bathroom haha. It gets your system moving quick haha. It was a good solid week though. Im happy with everything. Hope the Redsox are getting it done. Not that I'm worried about that. I love you guys. Thanks for the letters and the prayers. Talk to you next week.!
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