Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Klammath Falls - Week 3

Hey Mom!

I didn't get a email from you.  Must of been a crazy week.  (I sent a letter and for some reason he didn't get it.  I felt sick that he thought that I wouldn't send him a letter because I was busy.) 

I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying by.  Its CRAZY!

This was a really awesome week in my new area.  This area rocks!  Its in the same Branch but just new people to teach and the Elders before us didn't really do anything.  But this week we kicked some butt and now this area is BOOMING!  Met a lot of good people this week.  The North side of Klamath falls, which is my area, is mixed with the super rich people and the super poor people.  So its interesting some times because the poor people live in this section called the Mills Edition.  Elder Hooker and I are getting along really well.  We are pretty similiar so its pretty awesome.  We are by the far the coolest companionship in the OEM. (My son is so humble. What can I say?)

So some things that happened this week are...

I got to give a less active named A a blessing because she was super sick.  Shes like in her 70's and she's just this really nice old lady.  Really cool experience.  I was super nervous though.
We also go running at the College that we live right next to on the track.  I love running on the Track.  It's AWESOME!  One of the mornings we ran to the top of the hill next to the college.  Theres a lot of hills around here.  It didn't look that big but it sucked getting all the way up.  It was exhausting but the view was pretty awesome.  Next week we might hike Hog's Back.  It's the tallest hill around here.  Basically a mountain haha. 
We are still teaching J who is a recent convert.  He's this super cool guy.  He's been through a lot and still is so we always meet with him.  That's when we took the lake pictures because we meet with him at the lake which is awesome.  The place he lives in now is pretty sketchy so we don't go there.
We are riding our bikes a lot now which is nice.  It's super fun to ride them except it's getting hotter and the hills here are tough to ride up!  I'm grateful that I have gears on my bike because if I didn't I would probably die haha.
        There's this yummy place called Jalapenos.  The owner is always there and hooks us up some times.  He's not a member but he knows a lot of members and likes the missionaries.
So we like to walk around Mills Edition and talk to people.  There's this big park that everyone goes to so we always go there to meet people.  One day we meet D and B who were playing basketball. They are in their low 20's.  Super chill guys. We played them a couple times and beat them in 21.  Pretty awesome.  We are going to start teaching them now.  Also met this guy named G and his two sons I and I.  G is probably in his 50's and the kids are 7 and 8.  He has no friends and family so he's lonely.  He totally likes talking to us and we have taught him a bunch and now he's going to start coming to church.  The spirit definetly directed us to him because he was totally ready for us to teach him.  (So cool to see he is excited about meeting people and teaching them.)
       We are having soccer on saturday nights now for members and investigators to come and play. This past Saturday was awesome.  We play indoor soccer at the GYM in the church. Hopefully next week more people will come. (He had me mail his soccer cleats this past week.  He was going through soccer withdrawals. :)

Some stuff I thought was good that I studied this week...

February 2014 Ensign
By Elder Richard G. Scott

God has given you the capacity to exercise faith so that you may find peace, joy, and purpose in life. However, to employ its power, that faith must be rooted in something secure. There is no more solid foundation than faith in the love Heavenly Father has for you, faith in His plan of happiness, and faith in the willingness and power of Jesus Christ to fulfill all His promises.

Some of the principles upon which faith is based include:

•Trust in God and in His desire to provide help when needed, no matter how challenging the circumstance.

•Obedience to His commandments and a life that demonstrates that He can trust you.

•Sensitivity to the quiet promptings of the Spirit and courageous implementation of the resulting impressions.

•Patience and understanding when God lets you struggle to grow and when answers come a piece at a time over an extended period.
There are two patterns for making decisions in life: (1) decisions based upon circumstance and (2) decisions based upon eternal truth. Satan encourages choices to be made according to the circumstances: What are others doing? What seems to be socially or politically acceptable? What will bring the quickest, most satisfying response? That pattern gives Lucifer the broadest opportunity to tempt an individual to make decisions that will be harmful and destructive even though they may appear most appealing when a decision is made.
I would like to suggest 10 specific things to help you be successful in the plan the Lord would have you follow in your life.

First, establish a set of principles by which you will guide every aspect of your life--in your home, in your Church service, in your profession, in your community. 

Second, don’t make exceptions to your standards.

Third, be loyal. 

Fourth, live so that the Lord can guide you to where He wants you to be and to serve. 

Fifth, serve others.

Sixth, smile. 

Seventh, don’t complain. 

Eighth, always have a Church assignment.

Ninth, go to the temple.

Tenth, use the Savior Jesus Christ as your example for life.

 (Living a Life of Peace, Joy, and Purpose)

This week has just been a lot of fun!

     So thank you so much for the Package!  It was awesome to get my stuff and all the nummies!  The little bag you sent is perfect for all my stuff!
Well I hope you have a good week.  I love you so much!
Tell everyone I say HI and that I love them!
Elder Perrine

 Just chilling on his apartment patio.  Such a hard life.
  Goofing with Elder Hooker. 

Without looking too close, can you guess which one is Elder Perrine? Ha!

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