Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Patience is a virtue...unless you're waiting for your missionaries letters!!!

“Patience is Heavenly. Obedience is noble. Forgiveness is merciful and exaltation is godly; and He that holds out faithful to the end shall in no wise lose his reward.  A good man will endure all things to honor Christ, and even depose of the whole world, and all of it, to save his soul.” Joseph Smith.

So grandma sent me this quote, and I love it!! I feel like in many ways this quote applies to what has been happening this past week. At times, it is verry difficult to hold out to the end, but that is what all good men do. This week has been  a verry unsetteling week. So much has happened that realy has tried our patience and our trust and faith. This has just been a crazy week. 

So everything was just going great. We were teaching, preaching, seing miracles, we were loving the work, and we were just flat out happy, but...... theres always a but... Everything was fine till friday. I dont know why, but when things are going good, it is so much easier to study and think about the topic of trials and hardship, so friday in our companionship study, we study trials. We had lesson plans for every hour of the day on friday, there honestly was nothing that could possibly go wrong. We started out okay, and then around 3ish, we got a phone call from one of our investagatos who called to cancel the lesson. no biggie, then within 5 minuets, a member called us to tell us that he couldnt leave with us to visit. Than within the next 30 minuets, ALL of our investagators called to let us know that NOONE was going to be home. No problem, its happend before. Literally 5 minuets afterwards, the father of one of our investagators who has been progresing soo much( he has givin up drinking for more than 2 weeks) calls, saying that we have to come by. We visit, and Dario, our investagator is totally drunk. We were so confused because he was doing so so good. We tried to talk to him a little, but it was impossible, he brain was fried. We left him and just decided to visit a surere than sure less active who we knew would just let us in, we needed a break. We walk to her house and her, and her whole family was outside, wierd. We walk up to her, and when she sees us, she just started to cry.. She explained that her 15 year old daughter ran away, and she was almost positive that she left to live with the gang here. That sucks.. We tried to comfort her, and then we left so emotionally lost and confused. literally we turned our back away from her, and wihtin 5 seconds some dude in the street starts yelling at us. We were like now what?? He just about ran up to us and asked us the wirdest question, he asked if we knew how to tie ties.. We were like, yeah, we wear ties everyday haha. He was like, I need yall to tie me some ties, come to my house, so we followed him. He led us to a freaking house of a less active that we knew, and the craziest thing is this less active man was outside just looking up to the sky, doing literaly nothing. We found out that they were counsins, entered, tied the ties, and taught them the gospel. After we left we just sort of ran into miracle after miracle after miracle. Honestly, in one freaking day we went from the worst of worst to being blessed beyond imagined. At times, all we need to do is endure, good things go to he who waits.The church is true for many reasons. It is nesicary that things are hard, so that things can get easy. The Patient always win out. Take care and have a great week!


Elder High

Thursday, June 9, 2016


YO Whaz Up!!??
So yes, I am now in the land of the holy Faith i guess haha. Ive left back my Mexican Gringo companion in Monterrey, and im now with a whiter than me utahan!! Elder Johnson is the bomb. THis past week has been such a freakin blast with him. One very intersting point about him that makes me admire him, is that he has been here 23 months,. and goes home in 5 weeks. The thing that normally happens with most missionaries is that they become what we call baggi or trunky, just words for they just want to go home. Elder Johnson is the opposite of normal missionaries, he has promised the lord that he will work his butt off up till his last day. I came in knowing that he is going home this change so I was expecting him to be a little lazy. Adding on it, he had to get an ingrown toenail removed one day before the changes. I thought we wernt going to be doing anything this week, but to my suprise, we worked our buttts off. Due to the toenail of my comp, he couldnt wear shoes for a decent amount of the week, but that didnt stop him. He worked in freaking CROCS!! I dont want to scare you or anything, but Santa Fe is one of the more dangerous area of the mission, and there are two whities here, and for a good chunk of the week, one was in freaking crocs. There may be a lot to fear, but we arent afraid. I am so pumped to be here, and I had such a miraculous week. 
The ward right now is in a little bit of apostasy, but we continue. There is no bishop, the elders quorm president is less active. There are more than 1000 members registered in the boundraires of the ward, but yet only about 100 came to church. Besides the problems, when there are difficulties there always comes blessing. In the ward, between 2 companionships, we brought 17 investagators to church on sunday. There is so much people ready for this gospel jammed packed into every nook and crany of the area. I think I have a few pictures of how densly populated is my area so you get an idea. We got work to do, but we are willing to get er done.
I have a ton of photos to show yall this week so accept them. Like always, the church is true!!
Love yall
Elder High
1.  My new area 
2. All of those houses is my dominion
3. My new Comp hes huge and white
4.Elders of the Zone
5. Some really great investagators. It was the little girs birhtday so we baught her a piƱata
Buenas Dias Familia!!!!
So changes are real.. I honestly dont know how to feel because Im leaving Monterrey. After 8 months here, im finaly out. The Interesting thing is that I am going to the area Santa Fe, Zone Country. It is located in Tegucigalpa, heart of the city.  What is interesting is that I have already been in this zone. Laureles is in this zone, so again I am going to be the zone leader of my old zone haha. I am going to be with and Elder Johnson from Utah.. He is a legend in the mision, Im pumped to be with him. Im excited for the next change, like alwalys, with changes comes new opportunities to learn and to improve.
So this week here in Monterrey has been a pretty normal week. This past week we have been focusing on building trust with the members. We got a new ward mision leader who challenged us to go  out and really get to know the members on a personal basis. So thats what we have been doing. Preach my gospel states that when we build a good relationship wiht the members, the results will improve. Preach my gospel also says that we need to look for ways to serve, love and teach the members. Its been a fun process, and after 30 something weeks here in this ward, I finaly feel like I can say that I have a good relationship with the members. These are things that I have learned here so that I can take them to my next area. Im excited. Really I dont have a lot of experiences this week, just hopefulness for the future. Take care Family!!!
Elder High