Monday, December 20, 2010

Transferred and Transformed to English


Things have been crazy these past four days. On Friday I got transferred to Reading PA again but the only difference is that instead of speaking spanish I am now an English Elder, just because we are the zone leaders. But so I am back where I started and it is great to see a lot of people and the area. My eyes have been opened though to the mission and missionary work. English people are so different and its a lot harder to get people to listen to you.

On Saturday we went to Wyomissing and tracted on these houses that cost probably half a million. I was so scared and felt really out of place. But we were able to teach to a few people and also have some straight up rejections. I havent experienced rejection that much on my mission so when we were getting the doors actually slammed on our face or the people being rude to us, I was shocked. I still am feeling a little out of place but its good. I am learning a lot though so its good. I need you to send me out my old pair of scriptures (in english) with the leather bound and the pictures put ontop of certain verses. That would help me out a lot, thanks. But I am a shy person I have found out. I dont have the same confidence with talking to people as I do in spanish. Everytime I speak to someone in spanish I have more energy and I feel more of myself, but with english I have a hard time opening up and teaching them in the same way. So this is going to be good for me. At first I was really mad and sad for leaving my last area but this is going to be good.

Yesterday at church it was really interesting because we were able to get to know everyone and then they announced my name wrong as Elder Williams, but the craziest thing happened. The daughter of the Millers in your ward and her husband from Delta were at church yesterday. They walked in and I had to look twice to recognize them. They came up to visit some friends who live in our ward and so they came to church yesterday and we had a good talk and conversation. They told me Nate is getting married in two days and also Chantelle got married already. Thats crazy. You guys havent told me a lot of stuff, thats good. But things are going good and we are going to have a good week.

For this weekend, I will call you Friday night and let you know when we can talk on Saturday because I dont know what our plans are right now. But prepare your questions and I want to talk about school a little bit to figure out what I need to do to register and that stuff. My new address is 555 Pearl St #103 Reading, PA 19602. You guys are great and have a good week. Hay los vidrios


Monday, December 13, 2010

Getting Transferred :o(


Yes I am going to be transferred this week. I about killed the Assistant when he told me but yes I will be leaving on Friday because thats when transfers are. The flights out are too expensive or busy or something like that so they have to leave Saturday instead of Tuesday. So I wouldnt send the letter to the Allegheny address. I will be leaving on the 7 of June. Dont put too much thought into it. (We don't understand this too well. Is he flying somewhere or talking about when he comes home?)

This past week was great. We were able to have a lot of success in our area and help our investigators with their needs. This next transfer is going to be crazy because they are going to split my area into two areas and then they will have three sets of missionaries in the ward instead of two, and none of the companionships will have a car. So we have been preparing the area for this change and getting our investigators prepared to continue progressing towards baptism. Things are on fire here in the area though and I am really sad to leave. In the next two months we have a possible 10 baptisms and a couple weddings. So these new missionaries are going to have it good and not have to worry too much about being in a new area.

Today my buddy here at the library was rubbing it in my face how the Cowboys lost to the Eagles yesterday. Last week I was talking a little smack to him as he read the newspaper. But this past week we went to Vineland, NJ and it was a great exhange. I hadnt been around Mexicanos in a long time and so it was really great to be with them again and cough because the food the lady was cooking was so spicy.

This week we have a zone conference tomorrow that is basically like a Christmas party so it will be interesting to see what happens. Then on Friday we have the Transfers Meeting and I will find out where I am going. This is going to be a rough week though with a lot of good byes. Hope you guys have a good week and dad don't get sick over there in Romania.

El Amor de Fily.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Spirit and Spirit of Christmas


Those are some good pictures. I wish it would do that here in Philly and cover all the bad stuff on the streets. Is that a new truck? Its grey and looks different?

But sounds like you guys are doing really good and enjoyed the Christmas program last night. I really loved it. The music was the best part. It is amazing how the Spirit is so easily invited with music and hymns. My favorite was the O come all ye faithful.

But this week was really good and we taught a ton of people and found almost 20 new investigators that are strong. One family we found of eight is awesome and we've taught em twice but they probably will have to go over to the english elders because they dont read spanish. Sorry I cant think right now because we had a big problem this morning where another Elder threw a fit because he didnt want to go buy food in the store we wanted. So I just got back from taking him to another store and he bought his stuff. I almost lost it with him though because he was being so stubborn and on the verge of crying.

Its going to be a good day though and we have some plans to go to the city with a member and buy some stuff my companions need. Im going to try and send you guys a package this week with some stuff in it. But keep up the good work and have a good week. We went to Reading this past week on an exchange and it was awesome to see one family that I love and they were really excited to see me and told me I looked more like a man now, not a little boy. But that was a great exchange and we were able to help out the Elders too. Its getting colder and we are having to bundle up now. My one companion is from Texas so he is always cold and doesnt like walking outside that much. The Christmas party for us is this next week so dont worry about it mom thanks. You guys are awesome and this is a great time to be alive. We have a lot to be grateful for and need to help others out. I realized this past week how great the restored gospel is and how real and true this Plan is. So I really enjoyed last night and the devotional. Adios amigos, no come la nieve amarilla. (means don't eat the yellow snow) el amor de fily