Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hey Dad happy Fathers day! There is a lot and little going on right now. SO I thought about talking to my companion, which no matter what I say it will be ignored and he will not respond to it. He will just text on the phone or play on his Ipod. We have a new investigator and the guy is very Bible smart. So on Thursday we will bring a member from our ward to go with us to meet with him. his name is mike. I started reading the training manual. I will be Training myself. Almost all the Elders that I am with will be leaving this transfer next Wednesday. 20 new missionaries will be coming this transfer.

We think that one of our neighbors is dead because he has not come out of his apartment for a few weeks and we know this because a few weeks ago the apartment managers put a paper at each of our doors and his is leaning on the door and its been there for weeks. and the flies are everywhere in his apartment. There are tons and tons of them on his windows and sliding door. and his truck has been sitting outside. It could be a number of things. He could of had a ton of meat left out or he left his dog when he went to work. or I don't know but we do know he was older and had a stroke a while ago and had his mom start living with him... So my other neighbors are going to call in and see whats up.

So we got new ward missionaries finally and thank goodness. We only had one and she is a stud when it comes to missionary work. I forgot to tell you guys but like 2 weeks ago or a week ago I injured my wrist. I dislocated it trying to tackle my comp playing football with the guys XD we have been playing sports and lifting on our free time. I guess its their last chance to hang with each other so no matter what I do or say I am ignored and it happens anyways. However it is during later hours in the day after tracting hours. It has been a very slow month since not much is being done. My companion thinks its ok to interrupt people. I told him to knock it off but he says you learn to interrupt people because they can go on tangents and try to bible bash... That is stupid you don't do that to members XD So right now im learning to be more patient. My district leader said don't worry. it’s almost transfers and pretty soon you will have new people and hopefully less distractions for Tafuna. One day you will be with a very obedient companion and you will work super hard and it will be the best time. I am learning what kind of missionary I am not going to be. Ive been praying a ton. And went back to studying the basics of my purpose. Ive been asking for help and praying for everyone. so It will get better and I personally have been becoming more obedient like waking up early and doing what I can. Which I can still do better at.  

I love you dad. Happy father’s day ! I’m working towards being a great missionary!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This week has been slow btw. Because Elder Tafuna Got ran over like his bike and have of his body under the car. So we were down from going around much this week. However we have set new goals to become better missionaries and kill it this week. Let me know if you both do. I’m just buffing out all the details and stuff right now and I feel as if I am starting to become the missionary I want to be. Yesterday I got up and bore my testimony for the first time in front of our ward. It was awesome. I felt like I could just go up and talk for days. My testimony was pretty smooth and a lot more expound than my usual own.  Words just came out! IT WAS AWESOME, I just felt pumped yesterday.

Oh so today we are starting our exercise and eating healthy with a few other Elders. Because. we are all getting fat. I’ve gained like 10 - 20 pounds XD Jk am not sure I’ve probably gained like 10. and the pot is at a different residence. it’s in my companions old place. No one really won. It was just my companion and I then we told some sisters to come join us so we took it outside. OHH I Made fried rice the other day with bacon oil and rice in a pot and eggs and a whole bunch of spices I found XD it was good!

We got one of our Pdays taken away cause the zone got in trouble so we went to email another day and on Fridays its family history day. and no one showed us how to do it so we waited for the sisters and they came at the last minute of the library day so we just sat and emailed and I put star wars music and Skyrim and fallout 3 music on my flash drive!! SO FUN STUFF!!!! I love you guys and am figuring it all out!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A couple of pictures from his pday nerf gun fight...Rambo would be proud.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hey Everyone!!! Just want you all to know everything is going good!!! My neighbors and I have been talking a lot and we had a BBQ with them yesterday! Where I had some Ghost pepper hot sauce! YUMMY!!! So far we have had not much luck but we are praying and searching for new investigators. So Saturday we had an F1 tornado touch down like 2 miles away from our apartments so that was fun! Its been pretty rainy this week and I love it! You can go outside and get soaked in like two seconds! Elder Tafuna and I have been teaching This one Ladies son and getting him ready to be baptized before June 17th. How ever we want to help her get reactivated in the church so she can lead by example for her family. She has another son who sits in on the lessons and listens and participates so that's pretty cool! On a random note. There are ponds everywhere here and it is pretty humid. There are all sorts of animals chillin around here and HUGE OPOSSUMS HERE or possums or how ever you spell the name XD We chased one away from our door. We also have 4 big snapping turtles in our little pond out back and bunnies and fun stuff like that!!! So far the mission is a great experience and I love every second of it! Even the rough parts because every second of it is a learning experience. One thing my companion and I recently talked about was how we become stronger after having a rough experience and how it helps shape us and strengthen us so that we can stand up stronger or get up faster if another bad experience may happen. We also talked about how there is opposition in all things. For instance if you were to eat bread all day every day for your entire life. How would you know how great steak is or any other food is. That is one way to look at the times when we were feeling low. If life was perfect and everything went the way it is suppose to then how can we appreciate those times of  happiness to the fullest.  Hopefully you all get what im trying to say. But there is always opposition in all things and that's how we can grow stronger and grow to appreciate what we have more. Any ways. I love you all!! I hope and pray that you are all doing good!