Friday, May 29, 2015


This week was transfers, I stayed in Marshalltown and got an awesome new companion Elder Baird! He is so awesome. 

Also we got invited to one of our friend's quincineras on Saturday. The dancing portion started at 6, and we were running late and didn't have a ride. All of a sudden we got a text saying it was moved to 7. A miracle. Then we found a ride, but her kid needed to come with us and he didn't want to come into the car. His favorite candy is a Watermelon Jolly Rancher and guess what someone had given us that very day and we had in our pockets...watermelon jolly ranchers. So we baited him in the car with it. #answeredprayers

It was so much fun the whole place was packed with people everywhere. I got up with the Mariachi band and asked if I could sing mi nina bonita and they totally played it with me, it was a blast. And some famous singer was there and asked me and my companion could go to the middle and dance and we totally did. Now people on the street and in Wal-mart stop us to tell us that our dancing was good haha but they never say it with a straight face so I think they're being sarcastic. Either way we start preaching right there it's a great missionary opportunity.

Aside from partying, we did a lot of spiritual things as well. We drove to Osceola, Iowa so that Elder Baird could baptize someone he was teaching before he came to Marshalltown. Super cool, baptisms are wonderful. 

Something I've just been thinking a lot about lately is how prayer is so powerful. As cliche as it sounds, I know that Heavenly Father really does hear all of our prayers, and all of our prayers are answered in one way or another. It all starts with Faith, and as we teach people that are kind of mad at God how to pray, they start to progress and find joy in spiritual things. It changes your attitude, your day, your life, and it helps you stay strong. And I just want to share this verse that sounds kind of harsh but is super true D&C 10:Pray always, that you may come off conqueroryea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work.

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