Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Week 40

AREA: Central Tucson 
COMPANION: Elder Kapele  

Friends and Family,

Monday: Pday was pretty typical. This morning we did laundry at Roy's,
went shopping, and then hung out with the other missionaries. Said
goodbyes to some of the missionaries that were leaving the are.

Tuesday: Today was alright... This morning we went over to the
transfer site to bring something to one of the elders. Had a good time
saying goodbye to the missionaries leaving. We then went to the food
bank which was fun as usual. Called to confirm our appointment with
Vicente but he got kicked out of his apartment because he wasn't able
to pay rent. Went looking for him and wasn't able to find him. Had a
lesson with our new investigators Rafael and Olivia which was okay...
They weren't very focused in on what we were saying. Found out Rafael
has autism or something, Olivia is alright though, she's just shy.
That was pretty much our day.

Wednesday: This morning we had district meeting and it was Elder
Kapeles first time doing a training as district leader. He did a very
good job. Went home, changed out of our suits, went out to see some
people, and had dinner. After dinner we gave a little girl a blessing
who was sick. Roy was super awesome and bought us some frozen yogurt.

Thursday: 9 months out today... Dang... This morning was pretty good,
had an appointment with the Doctor, drove home past the temple being
built and they're almost done with the outside it looks like. Went to
pep boys today to get the brakes changed and literally spent 2 hours
for them to bring the car in the garage, take the rims off, and look
at the brakes to tell us they needed to be changed again... Finally
got done and went to dinner and then went to a move immediately after
that. Helped the people move some stuff into a storage unit which was

Friday: Woke up and helped another family move... Loaded a big Uhaul.
After the move we went home and pretty much weekly planned all day
which went really well. We have a pretty busy week planned next week.
Had dinner at Taco Bell for dinner and ran into a less active member
and ate dinner with him which was nice. He invited us to come over to
his house sometime. After we ate we went and talked to this guy
sitting on the curb outside a Walgreens. Talked with him about the
Gospel for about 30 min. Interesting conversation because he was
atheist... Gave him a Book of Mormon and said he would read it. We
then went looking for Vicente again and couldn't find him.

Saturday: This morning was fun, did some service at a park pulling
weeds at a park. There was a baptism this morning for some other
elders in the area. We gave the 5 minute teaching moment there which
was good. Had a very awkward law of chastity lesson with our
investigator Jason. This lesson isn't normally awkward... But for some
reason it was awkward this time. Had dinner at Roy's again and I
cooked burgers for everyone.

Sunday: Pretty good sabbath day, Jason was at church which was
exciting. Pretty sure he had a good time. After church we went home
and did studies. Kapele was sick though and took a nap. Went to dinner
and talked about Minnesota a lot... Brother Vincent served his mission
there awhile ago Hmong speaking and will be visiting the area around
July. Will be visiting the Hmong branch that meets by lake Jarvis so
Rick look out for the Vincent family. After dinner we went looking for
Vicente and found him! Sucky thing is that he was hand cuffed and
sitting on the curb with a cop standing by him... Ghetto life.
Hopefully he gets a hold of us after he gets out of jail. Just had a
warrant for his arrest from like 5 years ago for a DUI... Trying to
change his life around and been having a rough couple weeks.

Really good scripture I came across this week that I liked It's Moroni 7:13

13 But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good
continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth to do
good, and to love God, and to serve him, is inspired of God.

Share your thoughts with me what this scripture means to you:) I'll
try to respond next week.

Hope you have a great week! Love you all!


Elder Smith

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