Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Witchita Falls, Texas- Week 41

This has been a long week, we had a training meeting on Monday, it was about our motivation for teaching, it was really good, and I was able to learn a lot from that, trying to apply that now in our lessons now. So about a week ago, Elder Santamaria got a speeding ticket, so now he is paying it off with community service at the food bank, so that means I have to go with him while he does that. 8-12 everyday. Except, Mondays, Fridays, and the weekend, so it's a long morning. Wednesday was the first day of service, that went ok, nothing too bad, we are just there forever! Thursday was the worst though, we had to go through bad carrots, picking out the good ones, they smelled so bad! Finally, we and another person who was working with us, got the person in charge of that area and showed him the carrots, to ask him if we could please throw the whole pallet out.... there was steam coming from a few of the bags...... he saw that and he is like, yep, get that out of here. So no more carrots! :) we had exchanges this week, I went with Elder Schwartz to his area and Elder Stailhi was here with Elder Santamaria. It was a good exchange for everyone. Us and the sisters had dinner with a member and while we are waiting, the kids are bringing out lots of foam swords and shields, so we thought that was funny as they are fighting around us. Then they brought out two metal helmets, that's when we joined in..... it was so much fun. We are working with a few members, helping them prepare for the temple, they are doing great! One of them is working on quitting smoking, and doing great! We went over to their house, and told us that in 4 days they went from 2 1/2 packs a day to 6 cigarettes a day! It is amazing to see the power of prayer and the gospel change someone's life!
Fight Week!