Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week 85: The last 12 weeks... or... Silence

Hey hey hey to everyone! It's been a great week here in the grand Villa-Celina! More miracles and fun this week!

Today we had transfers!!! And!!!!! It looks like I'll be staying here for at least one more transfer with Elder Garcia! I'm super excited actually. Now that I've got 12 weeks left we're going to keep up the good work and pick up the Slack (pun intended). We're both super excited for another great transfer full of hard work and we're going to be working a ton to help out the zone as well.

Well, I put 2 titles this week to my letter, first, because I've got only 12 weeks left. The other is for something that I have learned. During these last few months I've noticed a huge difference, I have been able to feel and hear the Spirit so much better, but one of the biggest things I've noticed is when the Spirit tells me to be quite. To be silent and just listen. Many times as a missionary I have wanted to say what the person needs to hear, or do what they need done, but sometimes, and many more times than I had thought, the best thing I can do is be silent. When I'm teaching I can feel that I need to be silent and let my companion talk. Or when I ask a question I can feel that I need to wait longer so that the person can think, when someone starts talking and I don't know what to say, I keep quite. What a blessing it has been. No time left. But I'm super excited to keep working with everyone we are teaching. Love you all!!

-Elder Slack

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Week 84: Down´s and Up's!

Hey everyone!

Great week I'm feeling a lot better now, we were able to work really well all  week so that was super awesome.

It was a harder week at first, we were working and working, but for some reason we couldn't find any investigators. We went several days without finding anyone new to teach and it began to really wear on me. By Friday I was feeling a little down. But! We had weekly planning and me and my companion talked a little bit about the week and a few things we needed to change to be able to find new investigators! With our new `plan in mind we went to work. Still things went just alright, Friday and  Saturday we hadn't found anyone yet either. I was feeling quite sad, and even I ventured to think that I have been working all this time and that no one loves me here.. How satan makes us think right? But, with a little help from God, that thought went flying out of my head! On Saturday night we had an appointment with one of our investigators with who we have been working for several weeks now. Their names are Samantha and Andres, (a couple) And the sister of Samantha Alina. We had one of the best  lessons that we have  had yet with them, and to top it all off, at the end of the lesson they gave to us these super cool hats that Andres brought from Peru when he went on vacations! I went out of  their house feeling so loved and so happy! As well, to end the week with an even bigger smile, on Sunday we had Stake Conference  and our Mission Presidnt was there! After the conference President Calquín and his wife came up and they were just so glad  to see me! President gave me a big hug and his wife was so glad to shake my hand and see that I had recovered well. I realize now that there are so many people here who love me and want me to be happy! 

I'm very happy!

Love you all!!

-Elder Slack

PS. My comp  made cheesecake, a member works printing shirts, and the cool peru hat.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week 83: And he rested

Hello to everyone! What a different week it has been! I hope you are all well, I am now super well.

During this weeks I think I had one of the most unforgettable weeks of my mission, not because it was super great in the work or anything. I was sick all week! Whoo! Let's go Bronchitits! Yup! Monday in the evening I started feeling a little bad, so we went to the pench a little early, by tuesday morning I was pretty bad. We went to the doctor and he told me that I had Bronchitis, a problem in me lungs, they gave me some antibiotics and sent me home. All week I was recovering. It was very interesting, just resting all week, in some moments I was pretty sad and depressed actually, sometimes as a missionary one is so tired that you just wish you were sick, but when you really get sick, ooooffff, it's the worst! 

But, despite that I learned a lot this week! God was able to teach me a ton. One of the good things of being sick I had a little bit more time to study a few things, I read all of the book Our Heritage, a History of the Church, great book and I learned a lot about where the church came from, it was the first book in english that I have read on my mission, so that was new. Anyway's it was interesting. I'll send you a few quick photos, I'd like to share more, but my time here has ended. Until next week! With love!!

-Elder Slack
A sick Elder Slack doing a nebulizer treatment...

All bundled up and ready to go to work