Heyyyyy hope you're all enjoying the snow or whatever is dropping from
the sky. When we got here we were told it would rain a ton but it hasn't...until we bring it up then it randomly pours and we get drenched lol.
Alright about my week! So I was with the greenie this week because our companions were in Madrid. Holy cow, I'm so glad I'm not training, my patience was soooooo thin. First thing I did when I got my comp back was apologize for being difficult and he told me I acted like I already had 1 year under my belt and wasn't even bad so that's cool. Speaking of which, I'm staying with Elder Jones in Vigo! I'm his first companion he's had longer than two transfers! We're really really excited.
So the greenie and I taught a lesson Tuesday to an investigator of mine, then his investigator randomly showed up so we taught them about The Plan of Salvation.
We talked to this lady on the bus and had a nice conversation then she got off and we said bye. We got off the next stop and walked to an appointment which fell through which wasn't anything new. When this happens we turn around and contact the first person we see because we figure it failed for a reason. Guess who it was? The lady from the bus! It was super cool and we got her number and she was a sweetheart. But she doesn't want anything to do with us which wasn't surprising. Oh well.
What else... Let's see. We talked about emergency plans on Thursday with the zone and we all got really scared because we talked about what to do if your comp dies.. Terrifying stuff. I can't remember hardly anything else about the week... But we hit up the main square here with all the Christmas stuff and it was awesome. It felt like temple square and they were playing the same songs as when Meleah, Kelsey, TWelch and McKayla took me, Austin, Taylor, and Emmett to temple square on a scavenger hunt so that was exciting. Pictures to follow.
So I studied a lot about eternal families and temple work this week, as well as service. It brings so much comfort knowing what happens to our loved ones after death. Reminded me of he talk from conference from President Eyring and I got this part from it Finally, Dad said quietly, “A little girl has gone home.” He shed no tears. That was because the Holy Ghost had long before given him a clear picture of who she was, where she came from, what she had become, and where she was going. The Spirit had testified to him many times of a loving Heavenly Father, of a Savior who had broken the power of death, and of the reality of the temple sealing he shared with his wife and family. The Spirit had long before assured him that her goodness and faith had qualified her for the return to a heavenly home where she would be remembered as a wonderful child of promise and be welcomed home with honor. For my dad, that was more than a hope. The Holy Ghost had made it a reality for him. We know what happens because of the Holy Ghost and I'm ever so grateful to have Him in my life. We also need to have Charity because without charity, we are nothing.-1 Corinthians 13:2 Verse 13 says it's more important than faith and hope so take that for what it's worth.
Also a friend told me that if you smile, everything else is much easier and I tried it more this week, and it's true! So smile people! Until next week. White-less winter Elder Gearig