Thursday, November 24, 2016

Semana de Fiestas

Hey Everybody!!!

My mom thinks that I do not eat enough in the mission.  But many times I eat too much.  This week was a week where I ate too much.  I was never hungry but I kept on eating anyway.  The great thing about being a missionary is that we walk a ton so we can always fit another plate or two in our stomachs.  It is a great experience.  It was party week with lots of meetings so food is an important part of that.  Now I am just thinking about food because it is lunch time haha But we had a pretty cool lesson this week with a few guys named Lucas and Manual.  They are the guys who play basketball with us sometimes on PDay.  We were talking about Faith.  They arent too sure if they believe in God or not so we used lots of analogies for them.  Elder Llanos, my new companion, used food as an example.  Every day our bodies need to eat, and everyday our spirits need to eat too.  I love the little things in life.  Praying and reading the scriptures are simple things, but they give our spirits the nutrition that we need every day.  One of my favorite hours of the day is when I have personal study.  It doesnt matter if I am a little tired or if I am down a bit.  i always leave my personal study feeling good and uplifted.  So my invitation to everyone is that they can increase their faith every day this week!  We are going to be working to increase the faith of some of our investigadores!  And yes mom,  I do eat lots of food!!!
The highlight of the week was that our new family in the faith, Mariana and Alejo,  got confirmed!!! After their confirmations, Mariana said ´I feel like you guys have super powers.´ and Alejo said ´I feel like the Holy Spirit entered inside of me.´  I love seeing people change.  It is the best part about being a missionary.  It is the miracle of missionary work.  The miracle of a change of heart.  I am so grateful for the mission.  I say it every week and I will say it til the end.  I have learned so much and I am excited to keep on learning. 
i hope that everyone eats more than me this week and that you guys have a great Thanksgiving!  A seminary teacher of mine gave me a challenge to say a 15 minute prayer of thanks every Thanksgiving.  Ever since then I have done it.  There is so much good in the world if we look for it.  There are so many things to be grateful for if we look for them.  Be full of gratitude and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I love you all!

Elder Maynard

 I gave this elder from Brasil my Jordans and he was the happiest guy in the world.  he has basically told the whole mission that I gave him jordans hahaha
 My grandson and My great grandson!!!
 Lunch after meeting with newbies and trainers
 Other pic of lunch
 We all scream for ice cream
 The great grandson
 Lunch after mission council

 MONEY!! Ask Brittney if she ever saw one of these bad boys.
 I had to take a picture of this baby in the ward
 Lunch with the Santa Fe family
 MCDS with elder llanos
 New missionary dinner

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