Monday, June 2, 2014

Elder Adamson's Letter 6/2/2014

Here´s what I did this week.

On Tuesday, we had our District meeting and we ended with a little Book of Mormon trivia game which was a good time.  I made all the questions so I didn´t play, but we had fun.  Later, the Utrera Elders came back to our piso and we bought some Pollo Asado (2 full roasted chickens) and ate them. There´s not too many good places to eat in Dos Hermanas, but that place was good.

Wednesday, we went to J... and A...´s house and then stopped by to see how X... was doing.  She told us that she´s going to be starting radiation again on Monday, so we won´t be able to go see her much this week.  She´s a fighter, but this is just one more setback for her to not be able to come to church. :/ Later that night we went to the Noche de Hogar and had lots of fun and lots of people there.  H... came with the kids and we played pictionary with everyone.

Thursday, we went to the P... family´s house for lunch and then stopped by to see how A.., M..., and P.. were doing.  We tried to share a spiritual thought with them but I don´t think they heard a single word of it... ha ha.  After that we had a couple other citas fail us, so we did a good amount of walking that day.  We stopped by the V...´s house to end the night, and they were all doing good.

Friday wasn´t much different, but we had a cita with a menos activo named M... M....  He´s a really nice guy but he has a lot of family problems going on right now,so he hasn´t come to church for a while.     He´s a maquina (machine) though, because he´s read the Book of Mormon like 2 or 3 times since his baptism like a year ago and he´s DEVOURS the Sunday School manuals. We went to go see J... and A... after that, and set a goal with A... to read the Book of Mormon before the summer is over and that if he does it, we´ll take him to a China Buffet.  He´s on track and has been reading 7 pages every day.

Saturday, we visited J... and A... again, stopped by to see X..., and then went to J...´s house to have a Noche de Hogar with H... and the kids.  We had a lot of fun there and we played a game where you have 2 teams that are trying  to blow a cotton ball over the other side of the table.  V... and I were the reining champions.  The rest of that day, we spent walking around and trying to contact some former investigators.

Sunday was great.  Everything went well at church, we went to consejo de barrio (ward council) and then afterward, N... drove us to his house with the Utrera Elders and made us steaks.  BIG ONES.  I´m pretty sure I´ve never eaten a bigger piece of meat, but it was delicious.  After spending a little while at his house, he drove us home and then we went to see N... and H..., and J... and A....

This week has been a little slow to be honest.  Our investigators that we had have slowly been flaking out on us, but we´re still working hard.  President shared something with me in my interview this week that has been really helpful.  He talked about Alma and how when he was thrown out of Ammonihah an angel appeared to him and said "Blessed art thou, Alma; therefore, lift up thy head and rejoice,for thou hast great cause to rejoice; for thou hast been faithful in keeping the commandments of God from the time which thou receivedst thy first message from him.".  The Angel told him that just before telling him that he needed to return to Ammonihah, and that is all he said.  He didn´t say who would be waiting there for him, or what would happen, but he just told him to go back.  He didn´t know that he was going to find Amulek there.  This helped me a lot because sometimes we don´t feel like we have blessings until the moment we get them.  The Lord had a miracle in store for Alma, but He didn´t tell him it was going to happen.  I know that if we keep moving forward, keeping the commandments and being faithful, that the Lord has miracles in store for us according to our obedience and diligence.

That´s all for this week,

Love you!

Elder Adamson

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