November 10, 2014

Slump. We’re in a slump. Kind of sucks, but that pretty much sums up my week! Not to mention for the first time in years, I haven’t had much of a voice. Usually it would be fine because your comp can just talk, but my comp is still training and still gets pretty nervous, so I had to suck it up and try speaking Spanish the past week without a voice. Haha good times.

This week we did a few fun things. We were able to go to the temple and that was really good! 🙂 i felt the spirit really strong and learned even more there. Plus i understood everything this time. I feel really comfortable with Spanish now which is kind of fun. We had to wake up at 430 to be able to make it to San Salvador by 8, but at the end of the day, everything went pretty smoothly. Also took some sweet pictures.

This week was pretty frustrating. You’ve gotta have bad weeks to appreciate the good ones, but man, this slump is kind of frustrating. I had quite a bit of luck, 5 months of it, actually. We were working really good and everything, but when we baptized a family of 4, it got a little harder. Every time you baptize someone, you have to try to find some positive news to fill the gap that you have just created. If you don;t find positive news, the gap doesn’t fill and you get put into the slump we are in right now. We aren’t technically doing anything wrong. We are teaching a lot of lessons, finding a lot of news, contacting a lot of references, but they just aren’t very positive or they have to work on Sundays. We had 5 people who we were planning to baptize this month, and they all fell this past week. One lady who had a date said she felt nervous because Catholics showed her up at her house and began telling her different lies about the church. Another lady and her 2 daughters who pretty much had dates also we lectured pretty nicely by her step dad, an Evangelical pastor. The last is a man named J Perez that we’ve taught for a while. He has gone to church and finally accepted a goal, the 22nd and his birthday, to be baptized. The next morning Satan scores his a sweet job that will make this guy bank for the next 2 months, and all of a sudden he cant go to church any more.

I am learning the importance of the Day of Rest and why it is a commandment. It literally shows our commitment to the Lord and shows him that he is worth out time. If you don’t keep the day of rest and start putting excuses of why you cant keep it, that just strengthens the argument against you.

Even though we’re in a little bit of a slump right now, I think we’ll be fine. I was in tons of slumps when I played baseball, and learned there were always ways to get out them. In this case, I think it comes down to finding a ton of news and sorting out the good from the bad.

Grateful for the gospel, warm weather, and BYU basketball.

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