Monday, July 13, 2015

I Will Survive

Hello friends and family!

this week was interesting, for example we had a fire right behind our apartment last night, that was fun. also i am learning a bunch of island dances, including the haka for the luau we are putting on in moms favorite month, also the boys favorite month, cause school!! hahahahahahahha!!!! oh yea, over here school starts on the 12th! crazy. crazy stuff.

We are having some grand adventures we sure are! for instance on exchanges, with the zone leaders we got called for three service projects followed by a lesson where the mom and the daughter fought the entire time (ironically, our lesson was on love at home... weird.) then after that we went to dinner, and these particular members have what we call the "golden question" this is asking their conversion story, well the zone leader didnt know and he asked, so he sat and listened to the no-joke 2 hour story while me and sister Bell and sister Tilini did the dishes and cleared the table, twas fun. also its a good thing sister Bell didn't ever do drugs, because she took some Benadryl and giggled for the rest of the night, and then being stubborn (probably got it from you Mom) proceeded to BIKE home. I was not happy with them. Lucky for them they lived or i would have killed them.

That was fun stuff. Church was good, there was a farewell, that was a weird feeling, her family was all there and they were all excited, it was fun too see.

Well i guess i better put a spiritual highlight of the week so it doesn't seem like all that we do is have weird lessons, well when we were talking to the mom and the daughter mentioned above, and they were fighting and fighting and we didn't get to say anything for a while until i finally got bold with them and basically told them that if they did not stop fighting then satan would get a complete hold on their hearts and they would fall apart as a family. They were very very quiet, and i proceeded to tell them about that time that mom was tired of Aaron and I fighting so she told me and Aaron to punch each-other in the face and we realized we didn't really want too and we stopped fighting.  Then we committed them to set three goals and to accomplish those goals in two weeks to bring themselves closer to one another and closer to God, they said they would and i said we would get them cookies, because after you correct you are supposed to show an increase of love, but i have no idea how to do that so i made like a buffalo, and winged it. piece of cake.  We will see how that goes.

Now i give that same challenge to all of you. the family is the basic unit that holds this gospel together. so it better be a unified one or else you are wasting your time in this probationary state. so your job for the next two weeks is to set goals, as many as you want to bring yourself closer to God and to your family, that can be as simple as not calling your siblings mean names ever. or not hitting. yada yada. you set the goal. and then you have to do it. and then watch as the spirit comes into your home and your mom doesn't get so aggressive all the time. Just do it!

Well, the church is true! read the book of mormon. a lot. don't starve your spirit. faith has a short shelf life. I love you and God loves you more! peace!!!

Elder Rollins 

Were the mother and daughter investigators? They were members, 
So how are you getting along with your companion?  Is he a dragger or is he good? No, He is good 
Tell me about a time you felt the spirit this week? During a dinner thought. The members even got teary eyed.  
You mentioned 3 services  that you did this week what were they?  2 moves and house spring cleaning for a member who had surgery  
Josh I am doing MTC with the boys and I need to know how much money you get to spend on food a month? About 60$
Do the members feed you both lunch and dinner?  Just dinner, every once in a while lunch

We got these pictures from Sister Bell.  She labeled them Monkeys. 

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