Sunday, October 30, 2016

10/23/2016

Hey familia! Here's my week for ya !!

EVERYONE MY LIL BROTHER JAKE TURNS 16 ON SATURDAY(29th) LADIES GET AT
HIMMM!!!!!!! Just kidding leave my brudda alone. Can't believe he's
taking my car too....buena suerte amigo. Love jakester such a great
example to me! Have the best day bud.

3 Months down!!! Time flies kinda, it been a long time hahaha. The
time here in Dalton flies by. I remember in Mexico it seemed like an
eternity!! Everything is going well for me and Elder Mitchell! Not too
much action in the investigator pool but we did a TON of less active
work. Nearly tripled our weekly goal! Worked hard. The efforts of our
ward are skyrocketing as well. It went from us having no member
presence each week to having someone out with us every day! Our
leaders are really stepping up and we're trying our best to encourage
and find and teach of course. Just gotta keep going! Rocky Face Ward
is going to see some improvements I'm stoked!!! Voy a empezar ahora
acerca de mis experiencias esta semana pasada:

Oct 17: PDAY was absolutely unreal today. We decided as a district to
drive up towards Chattanooga and go visit this place called Ruby
Falls, an underground natural waterfall hidden deep in a cavern. The
history on the waterfall is amazing look it up! There's a long cave
walk to get to it and their were some really funny rock formation (see
pics) hahaha. The waterfall drops 150 ft as well. We then went to
Cici's buffet with the ward mission leader and pigged out. Had a great
lesson with an investigator named Esmiralda. She's been reading a lot
so we will see where that goes!:) Hope

Oct 18: EM and I decided to play 1 on 1 in basketball to start the
day.....score 11-3 Elder Mac. Can't let my jump shot get rusty while
I'm out here! Haha we had an extremely productive day! Saw less
actives and investigators at like every minute of the day. It was
exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. The highlight of the day
is when we got to teach Hermano Sanhueza's (ward mission leader) son.
His son had some recent things occur in his life and he wants to come
back to the church. We had an amazing experience with him, sharing the
Restoration of the fullness of the Gospel. It was so awesome because
we saw how humbled he really was and how he wanted to change his life
for the better! Through Christ! His name is Cisco and can't wait to
work more with him.

Oct 19: here's my 3 month mark date. Crazy.. today consisted of ups
and downs, as does every day of course. We saw so many less actives
today. The thing about members who are less active is that they do not
remember the blessings that are promised to us through attending
church and partaking of the Sacrament, and if they do they are just
super lazy. I invite y'all to watch a video on this called "Remember
Him Always" with Elder Holland commentating. It is awesome. Been using
that in lessons a lot. One thing I learned is that we can find the
origin of the Sacrament in Leviticus 2! The LA work here is huge.

Oct 20: oh I've been speaking is Spanish a lot more every single day.
I personally just try to speak it as much as possible. Elder Mitchell
has been following along which is good! He's a pretty good Spanish
speaker!! We found two 16 year old kids who showed some interest! One
of them seemed really down about life and even admitted he's been
wanting to learn more about Christ for a long time. We had an awesome
team-up tonight with a priest age kid in our ward named Agustin!! We
had dinner with his family (Olivas Fam) and he came with us and we
visited some more less actives. At one point, he played Viva La Vida
by Coldplay in the car and i don't think I've ever been so excited to
hear normal music... very productive day!! We are using our time as
wisely as possible.

Oct 21: best part about today. We taught this guy named Blas the Plan
of Salvation and he loved it. I love seeing how the knowledge can
bring so much happiness and peace to someone. He offered the closing
prayer and was in tears. Such a great guy with a lot of faith.

Oct 22: the sketchier the area, the more fun tracting is!!!! We hit
some very interesting parts of town today....to say the least. Dalton,
the carpet captitol of the world and sometimes referred to as Miny
Mexico, is filled with these places. Oh we volunteered at a marathon
super early in the morning which was fun cheering runners on and
stuff. Karrie Rodriguez is another lady we are teaching who is really
trying to work through her problems and to progress. Pure desire.
Probably the strongest I've seen. She just quit her job so she doesn't
need to work Sundays. She's awesome.

Oct 23: H├ęctor Rios, one of top investigators, didn't come to church
nor to the baptismal service we invited him too and we found out his
son has been having breathing/heart issues. So we explained to him
that we as priesthood holders could give blessings and he quickly
called his family into the living room and we gave his 8year old son a
blessing. It was awesome. They're such a fantastic family. Love them!!

Great week! Living one day at a time and not worrying too much about
the future. The support is undying. Love you all. Emails are much
appreciated!!! Have the best week! This work is amazing!!!


Elder Macdonald






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