Wednesday, January 27, 2016

6 months out catching up...

January 19, 2016
Hello world. Its been a week that's for sure. So when we all come back we are gonna get some bomb burritos. The things are HUGE!! Me and Elder Bucko are in a new area, the south half of the stake and its great. There are a lot more Hispanic people which is nice. Ya puedo hablar un poquito mas de espanol. So that has been nice even though its not much more.We biked again this past week and its been about 2 months and it was a mistake. Rough times. This past week me and Bucko went out with our stake president, President Clark. Such a cool guy. He speaks Spanish so it was fun. We went with him to give a blessing to a member and the Priesthood is so real. Its been a solid week. Love you all

(MORE written to us...)
. . Ive had a lot of experiences  and miracles happen but I just don't like to share them. My new area is awesome. We are still in the same zone but now we have different areas to work and there are more Hispanics here its great. And we have a super sweet apartment like a mile from the beach. Some days it feels like a complete waste of time but then some little thing will happen and I just know im out here for a reason. I am really happy to be out here.
 Ive been messaging coach T a lot lately, he said he was sad to hear about the move. I started working out at nights and drinking my protein shakes. You would be proud I make a special big one like the ones you made to drink in the mornings.

 Yeah i burned a tie for 6 months, i almost forgot about it too! That was at Hna. Del Villars house, she is my fav member shes awesome.


January 25, 2016

First off time isn't even a thing anymore I feel like I wrote you guys yesterday. But this week has been fast and good. On Tuesday me and Elder Bucko taught an English class for people in the area who know no English. So that was an adventure but we did have a lady show up and we taught her English and it turned out we had knocked on her door before and she remembered us haha. But yeah teaching was actually super fun even if it was just English and not a lesson. We watched a broadcast from SLC about missionary work. Basically "Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts". It was a good refresher. I went on exchanges with Elder Allen and we were used for our free manual labor and helped a woman move her furniture for a couple hours. It was a fun week and there is always something interesting or new that happens.
Im doing good. Work is tough here. Really tough. We don't have any investigators right now but are trying to work with a couple of families that are somewhat interested. Itll pick up eventually but its the grind right now.
I hear my patriots lost yesterday. That's disappointing I was hoping for Brady to get his 5th

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 26

Well this past week it rained and rained and rained some more. It was fun for a couple of minutes though. Its been a good week though. We had a flash flood warning and a tornado warning so we spent a little time inside and it was nice to take a little break. The transfer ended yesterday and me and Bucko are sticking together but we will be moving to the area that covers the south half of the stake now. Should be a fun time down there. In the Spanish branch im in right now probably 85% of the members are converts. Its different because it isn't that Mormon culture that I have grown up with and it can get interesting at times haha. A lot of great people though and im loving the members in this branch. Im not dead don't worry and that's all I got for this week.
This week has been a lot better but it rained and rained and rained some more. It was fun but terrible haha. Definitely saw some miracles though.
  Take care everyone and have a great week!
AND since Elder Romney writes little heres his companions take of the week :)
 "So, last Monday, after all our P-Day activities, we went to try to see a potential investigator. We had set up an appointment over the phone, and he had told us to meet at his dad's house, who's a member. So, we came at the time he wanted, but he wasn't there. We weren't too disappointed though, so we just decided to have a short lesson with the member that lives there. He said he was up to 3 Nephi 27 in his reading of the Book of Mormon, so we decided to talk to read the chapter with him. We were reading for a few minutes, and his non-member sister popped in and started reading with us. 20 minutes later, we had read some verses about Christ's true church, how it should be of his name, and have the proper authority to perform the ordinances of Baptism and reception of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and committed her to be baptized! I absolutely loved that evening, the Spirit was so strong! She was busy and couldn't come to church yesterday, but she said she'll come this week"
...His new area will be covering Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar Carmel Valley and Solano Beach

Monday, January 4, 2016

catching up week 23,24,25

Week 23 Dec 21
First off STAR WARS WAS SWEET!!!!! such a good movie im glad they didn't ruin it.

But this past week has been great. I gave a talk in my branch on Sunday on The Christmas Spirit and it was super cool giving a talk in Spanish. I wouldn't call it a talk cause there were like 15 members in the congregation lol. I love this little branch though they are all great strong people who are so willing. I hope everyone has a great week and a Merry Christmas! Make sure to look for opportunities to serve those around you and always remember the true meaning of why we celebrate Christmas. Also I didn't watch Star wars don't worry haha.
Week 24 Dec 28
Hey fam long time no see. It was rad seeing yall again you are all still punks haha. But this past week was so much fun. We had a mission wide Christmas party and so we got to see all the missionaries in the area and they are all so much fun. We had a talent show and all the Spanish misisonaries sang and danced to a Spanish song and all dressed up it was great. Christmas day was so much fun. I love my families here and friends here. We got up super early to ball with all the other Elders then had a sweet nativity seen and read Luke 2 together. The Morenos (my fam in Carlsbad) invited us over for Christmas dinner and it was so much fun seeing them again. Hope everyone has a great week and good luck moving!
Post pinata with the Guirado girls

Moreno fam

Here ya go momma


​Spanish work
Week 25 Jan 4 2016
Well missions are rough. They don't lie when they say its hard. Its hard but rewarding. Ive learned so much in these past couple of weeks but mostly that challenges are put in our life to help us grow. It was testimony meeting in our branch yesterday and every member that bore their testimony bore it about Heavenly Father helping them with their trials. Me and Elder Bucko visited a recent convert who is the most humble man I have ever met in my life. He rents a single room from a guys apartment for him and his wife and his kid to stay in. He works day to day just to get a long. He has had a lot of challenges lately and hasn't been able to work very much and we asked him to pray after we taught him a lesson in a sketch laundry room (cause his land lord wont let missionaries in) and he said a long prayer just thanking Heavenly Father for every single challenge and struggle he has had in these past couple of weeks. It was a humbling moment for me cause I know I have been focused more on myself this past week rather than others. Heavenly Father knows exactly what you need and exactly when you need it. I hope everyone has a great week and focuses on others rather than themselves, that's when we are truly happy
(More written to mom and dad)....When people say missions are rough they mean it. Not so much physically but it mentally and spiritually grinds on you. This past week has been super tough. Its getting hard to stay motivated in this area and it is bothering me so so so bad that I have to find motivation. This area is tough. Ive learned a lot of humility and patience though so that's something positive.
This past week has been a long one. Ive definitely been learning a lot of humility lately. Im super greatful for everything I have. Especially for you guys that have always been great. Enjoy the fam and the change Mom you have no idea how happy reading that email made me. I have been praying so hard all week for gunner and tate to make friends over there. That is awesome. Im super super super glad that there are so many youth and so much family over there for you guys. Sounds like a good move!. The ward sounds awesome. That's sweet youre so close to family now. I love it. . Its gonna be an adventure for you all and I know its probably rough leaving EP but I really think it was a good move.