haha yeah i am glad that your week got better. The only good part about mine was that we found a really awesome investigator, named Monaliza. junior and luciene are still doing good. i hope they will be babtized this week. Jose and valdecy moved to another area. i didnt get transfered i will stay here in barbalho one more transfer. i now know how dad always felt when he got the problem child in his class. my new companion is the problem child of the mission. Basically i was told that i am his last chance. if i cant help him change he has to go home. i hope i can help him but it isnt going to be easy haha. do you think Heavenly father is trying to teach me patcience ? so when can i go buy a new camera? i am so tierd this week. we have been working so hard. i know the lord will bless us with more babtisms if we keep working hard. this week will be stake conference here. there will be an area 70 here so that will be cool. i hope that we can keep finding good people, and have a good transfer here. so i need to take a picture and send to you of Lucia she is my titia ( aunt) she is so awesome. she has a kid that is 11 that is exactly like kycen. she wants to know if you want to take him in because you all ready know how to handle it. haha she reminds me a lot like jenny!i will send you guys a package here in a couple weeks for christmas. christmas will be so wierd without snow haha. i love you guys and hope you have a good week. i will try my best to have a better week this week haha.
perfect i will buy one this week then and i can send you pictures of me
and my new comp and all our babtism that i will have. i love you oh i
will forward you this story that joseph sent me
Story from Joseph Kimball,
Hey elder! I hope you are baptizing the pure in heart!!! I am sure
that's what you are doing..I am roping and doing teeth and shoeing
I recently went to a ranch In New Mexico. There I bought a Painthorse
and went on a ride on the ride I learned that my friend I bought the
Painthorse from would get up every morning Saddle a Horse Milk 2 cows
and ride 6 miles to the bus stop. The bus stop was 6 miles from his
house. The 6 miles included a canyon and some pretty rocky terrain. He
would get to the bus stop unsaddle put him in a Corrall get on the bus
and ride the bus 17 miles to school. He did that for three years in high
school. By the way he would ride the bus 17 miles home Saddle is horse
ride 6 miles in the canyon get home unsaddle his horse milk two cows
eat dinner and go to bed.
I was amazed at the sacrifice he made to go to high school. Later in
life he started to tiedown rope. I mean after high school and started
rodeo when I asked him what events he participated in and he said if
they had an event I entered it. So I asked what was your best event. He
answered Bull Riding.
After a long discussion about Lots of things He told me a story about
match roping a Pro this was in 1970s he matched a pro Calf Roper
$20,000.10 head match. He won the match and the man who put up the money
gave him $8000.
This man married a member of the church and raised a family. He was not a
member of his children went on missions and married. Two of them are
sealed in the temple they live in a remote area in New Mexico.
They live in the boundaries of a small branch and his oldest son got
called to be the branch president. He called his dad one night and said
dad I need a favor his dad said anything son. He said I need you to
teach Gospel doctrine every Sunday for me. Remember he was not a member
of the church.
He said okay son I'll do it. He taught gospel doctrine for two years.
One Sunday they had Branch conference the stake president brought a
regional representative. After the branch conference on the way back to
the stake presidents home the stake president asked the regional
representative have you ever been taught gospel doctrine by a nonmember.
The regional representative said I don't think so the stake president
said today you have.
The regional representative said I don't believe that man will not be a
member much longer. The man was baptized two weeks later in the stock
tank on the ranch it was February.
When I came in to that families life the man who was baptized in the
stock tank and taught gospel doctrine for two years while he was not a
member was the branch president!!
He has taught me much about horses and life I wanted to share his story
with you so that you can do what Pres. Monson asked us to do he said, we
must see people as they may become and not as they are. While you were
on a mission you are looking for the next branch President.
You must see men as they may become and not as they are and then believe in them and God will help them be who they should be.
I'm sure you are a great missionary and that the Lord is proud of you !continue to please him it will bring you great happiness.
I apologize for taking so long to email you!
your brother Joseph