Sunday, April 3, 2016

Remember this in My work

wearing his "Easter tie"
Dear All,
This was a pretty decent week. I feel like lots of stuff has happened, and at the same time it's true and at the same time it's not. But it was a good week. 
First off, we went on exchanges twice again this week, which is draining, but pretty fun at the same time. I went with one of the new missionaries in our zone and we had a legendary day. So that was pretty chill. We got home and I was like "hey so how do you feel like today went?" and he was like "When I was imagining being a missionary, I imagined days like today." So that was chill.
Also on Thursday we had a crazy day. It started on Tuesday, when my comp went to go do a baptismal interview for some elders in our zone, and he told me that in the interview he had a really strong feeling that he knew the guy. Like just one of those feelings like "there's no way, but i totally know this guy from somewhere." and so the guy asked my comp to baptize him. So we were going to go to his baptism on Thursday night and take some of our investigators. But then a guy in our ward called us and asked us for a blessing. So we decided to do some sweet surprise splits so that we could be in both places at once. I went to go give the blessing, and it was for the Young Men's president. He had hurt his hip or his tailbone or something in that area, the point is he couldn't walk. When we got there, he started telling us about an activity that they had planned for the next day with all the youth: they were going to go to the temple, then they were going to the church and gonna play games and watch a movie and then more games and all in all it was gonna be off the chain. And so this guy was like "I just hope I can make it." 
So then he asked me to give him the blessing, and I felt the strong impression to tell him that he would be able to do everything he needed to that weekend, that the next day he would wake up fine, and that he would be able to magnify his calling. It was a pretty special blessing, definitely one I won't forget for a while, even if I don't remember all that I said. But then the best part: we finished the blessing and we were sitting there talking, and the guy's wife was in the kitchen, cooking something that smelled really good. All of the sudden she was like "hey guys come here I made carne asada" (one of my favorites) and not just that but also she was melting cheese and putting refried beans on the tortillas to put the meat on and there was homemade salsa and guacamole and omgoodness it was off the charts. And so I ate a bunch of tacos, and then my companion called and was like "hey dude I'm still in the chapel are you guys about done over there?" hehe whoops totally lost track of time. So then the sister threw a bunch of meat and quesadillas and guac and salsa and all the good stuff in little baggies and wrapped it in tin foil and then gave us a ride to the chapel and then to our house and it was way awesome cause I got super full of carne asada. It was really nice.
And then on Sunday the Lord kind of reprended me. We had an investigator that we were going to find a ride for to get to church, but no one could help us and so my comp stayed in the chapel and me and the ward mission leader grabbed a taxi and went to his house. And then the dude came out in shorts and with his shirt all unbuttoned and like he had just barely woken up. I talked to him and he was like, "no I'm not gonna be able to go I just wanted you guys to come here so you could see the papers from my x rays." (we had called him 15 minutes before and he said he was waiting for us to come get him) and so I got back in the taxi super ticked off. I think it kind of showed a little bit but whatever. We got to church just in time for the opening prayer. I was still furious. But then when the prayer ended and the doors opened, standing there was a couple that we had knocked their door a couple weeks ago and had like 2 lessons with them, but honestly I did not think they were going to progress. But boom there they were, without us even inviting them pretty much. And the Lord was just like "Hey kid, slow down there, I know you're killing yourself trying to get my work done, but remember it's not yours, its Mine. You just do everything you possibly can, and I'll take over the rest. I'm a lot better than you are anyway."
So yeah that was my week. I'm pumped for the General Conference this week, especially since its the last one I'll get to see with a missionary tag on. Weird thought.
Hope you guys are all great. Happy easter, and even though I couldn't wear the tie you sent me, it is gorgeous and I wore another one that I have that is a little less pink. I'll attatch the pic.
Los quiero mucho,

Elder Rawlings
View of Jenson's area

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