Thursday, October 27, 2016

Embracing the Suck!



 So.. this was again, a very tiring, but very good week. It has been raining a lot. We are starting to feel the effects of the tropical storm that is passing by. I guess it is what is left of the Huricane Matthew. We have gotten very wet haha. Our companionship slogan has kinda been, Embrace the Suck. Some times the mission throws everything at us, but we can either pass through them with a bad attitude or with a great attitude. Honestly the rain sucks, but we are embracing it and loving it! We have been walking around sopping wet, and freezing day after day, but yet we make the best of our circumstance. In place of just hiding or sitting down and doing nothing, we have been knocking doors, and when the people see that we are wet and cold, 99 percent of the time the feel bad and let us in. That leads me to the other point of meditation in my week. As a misionary, I have been called by God to preach the gospel. That is my calling. I was not called to know the country, and i was not called to live in this culture. I was called to preach the gospel. Yes, there are many blessing that come from my calling. having being called, i get to know this country, and i get to live in this culture. Heck a huge blessing is that ive come to speak the spanish language. But all of these blessing have come from the origin of me being called to preach the gospel. I have been thinking a lot that ultimatly, my calling is to do nothing more than preach the gospel. Well this week, that is what we have done. in the example of the rain, we turned the circumstance that god gave us to magnify our calling and to preach the gospel even under less than ideal circumstances. Having magnified my calling, God permits me do his will,and in turn, he blesses me, in the example of the rain, most people let me into their house, and in turn I do not get wet. I could stand in the street all day sopping wet, or I can preach the gospel and be dry. Intersting meditative point.


So other crazy news, umm, so on wednesday Elder Oaks is coming to Tegucigalpa. Yeah, the whole mission in kinda on high stress right now. It kinda wasnt a planned visit. Elder Oaks out of the blue wants to visit just the Misionarys in Honduras. I also heard that he is also going to El Salvador, but we will see what revelation he recieved.. haha. He also told President Ferman that randomly he is going to chose one missionary to give a short 5-10 talk about how faith IN CHRIST leads us to repentance. ill let you know how it was next monday. So thats about it, didnt take a lot of pictures this week due to the rain, but im sure ill have more next monday


Love yall


Elder High

Cut some weeds and planted trees

Waz up Fam!
Holy cow, so this week was very good! My comp is still the bomb. We have had a really fun week. So this week was a little more normal than the last week. We have had quite a few really crazy expierinces. So first off, Dont know why, but we planted some trees on saturday with some memers of the stake, also we cut a ton of weeds with a machete (the most effecient and fun way to cut weeds). We had interchanges on Friday, i got to spend the day with Elder Uitzil de Mexico. We also have been working with some incredible investagators. On tuesday A member gave us a reference to a family. We started visiting this family early in the week and we visited them 4 or 5 times this week. They came to church on sunday, and accepted baptism. They are such a great little family. They are one of the few honduran families that is married, so we wont have to worry about marrying them. We are going to continue to work with them, but they are doing so good. Also a few weeks back another member gave us a reference to her cousin. The crazy thing is his name is Elder.. hahaha. Supposivly his mother was really close to some Elders when he was born.. haha. He has come to church the past 3 weeks and most likely he will also be baptised very soon. We are doing very good here in Santa Fe. This is still one of my most loved areas. Every week we have some crazy miracle that happens in this area. Also today Presidente Ferman wrote the mission letting us know that on the 26th of October, Elder Oaks will be coming to the mission. We are going to be preparing to recieve teahcing from an apostol of the Lord. Me and my comp are also trying to influence Presidente to let us do a musical number hahaha. Oh well, just take care and have a great week.
Love yall
Elder High

Monday, October 10, 2016

Week after transfers

Sup Fam
So this was one great week. So Elder Martinez is now in Juticalpa, and now im with Elder Viera. Elder Viera is the bomb! He is dynamite! Honestly hes just a real genuine great guy. He comes from Danville California up by the San Fran bay. Ive actully been realy close to this Elder Before, and the thought never crossed my mind that id be his comp. Ive actually been on a pair of interchanges with him. One really neat thing about Elder Viera is that before he came out to the mision he was studying up in BYU, and he actully was the piano player for the Young Ambasadors. He is insanly musicly talented. He was studying music and plans on being a music producer. This guy sings like a freaking angel! in every lesson that we have had this past week, we have sung a hymn. Honestly music has power. Hymns sung good can calm any circumstance. We are having a lot of fun together. 
So this past week was very normal. We have been doing very typical misonary stuff, but there was some crazy experiences. On thursday, we got invited to a stake presidency meeting with all the bishops of the stake. We had to give a report of the work in the stake and plans that we have to make things better. I have never had to speak in front of a stake presidency and 9 bishops before. I was very suprised because i really didnt feel nervous at all. We presented our report, colaborated, and left with the respect of the stake. it went good. On Friday, out of the blue President Ferman showed up to the distric meetings. He helped us a ton to understand how we can better work with the members. And on sunday we had Stake Conference. It was a very intersting week, but it was great. We are still working with the ward without a bishop, but we are honestly helping this ward out a ton. Just take care and have a great week!
Elder High
Alright so some of these are of Elder Martinez when he was saying goodbye. One is of Elder Viera, and one is of some bananas in the back of a truck.. yes this is honduras..


Buenas Tardes Familia



So.. yeah, some things have happened. SO today we recieved the news of the changes, and Im staying here in Santa Fe, and my companion Elder Martinez is out. Honestly I was really supprised. I felt like I was leaving, but I guess the Lord has different plans for me. Im honestly fine with the change. I love my area. I love the people here. Tomorrow leaves Elder Martinez, and comes Elder Vierra. Its really crazy becaue I was his zone leader when Elder Vierra started his mision. To me he is still pretty new, but he is really good. He has a very ture pure testimony. He comes from Danville Californa, so yeah another american companion haha. Its kinda funny because ther is verry few americans in this mision, but almost all my companions have been from the states. Im really looking forward to this next change, itll be a good one. So funny story.. umm so i think i have told you before, but in my area is one of the biggest markets.of this city. So in the morning I thought I had changes, so I took advantage of having a huge freaking market in my area, and I bout a bunch of soccer jerseys and souvenirs and alot of stuff. Then I found out that Im staying, so when i actually do leave, ive got what i need. haha. 


So this past week was crazy. We had leadership council, Zone meeting, a Stake Presidency meeting, Interchanges, And to top it all off, General Conference. It has been a hugly spiritual uplifiting week. I honesly feel rejuvinated. I am so great for the apostols and for the prophet. They are men called of God. We are honestly really blessed to be members of this church. #Blessed. Many conference talks touched my heart, and realy made me think. Highlight talks, Elder David A Bednar, all of Elder Uchdorff, Elder Balard, Elder Christoforson and Elder Oaks. Also I was blessed to listen to the conference in english with the other american misionaries of the zone. There is nothing like listening to the real voice of the prophet. The church has to be true.The next conference ill be with you all.


Love yal

Elder High