Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 24th, 2013

Thats what they call christmas eve here those wierdos. Ya So anyway
this was a pretty good week! Its kind of the same stuff everyday so
there really nothing exciting to tell you. Last wednesday, Me and
elder evans my comp had a good experience, our DL elder gibson came in
right before bed and asked for a blessing, I think he was super
stressed out. Elder Evans seemed super excited to say it so he did it
and gave a great blessing it was awesome. After wards he told us it
was his first one, and that that morning he had been praying for
oppurtunity to give a blessing. He said he knew he would the whole
day, even though it was 15 hours after. So it was a huge blessing to
the both of them, it was a huge testimony to me.
In our practice lessons this
week, the teachers made Elder Evans start to do most of the lesson
because up to that point I pretty much said most of the lesson. He
surprised himself i think and me cause he was able to say a lot more
spanish during the lessons. Hell still use like a manual or something
but we are actually starting to use each other as companions, its
helped see how lessons really go. It was actually pretty gnarly we
about made the fake investigator tear up cause he asked a question i
forget what it was and I had a perfect scripture for it, 2 Nephi
31:29, that says that no name other than Christ bringeth salvation
along those lines. It was cool i guess.

We also had our first issue to deal with as
zone leaders, it was kinda wierd. We had a demonstration type deal as
a district and an elder, who has some form of autism Im sure, said
something that made us laugh, and he took it the wrong way and got
really angry with us. After the lesson, he stood up and started
yelling really loud at mainly the sisters, he just kind of targeted
them but he was mad at everyone. They were all scared so we quickly
took him aside and calmed him down, and then we had a litle chat with
the district about it while he was gone and we prayed together that
he would feel that we loved him, and ask that he be blessed with
patience and whatnot. We talked one on one with him after to tell him
he cant take his frustration out like that and asked if he knew that
we loved him, and he kinda paused and said yes he did. It was such a
great blessing and since then he has been super happy so that was a
neat expierence.

Sunday was pretty nice, we had a good talk from i think the CCM
director hes a young gringo dude. He talked about not looking back to
our past lives and focusing and committing 100 percent as
missionaries. He told us a story from his youth where an old man told
him stay on target youre a disease. It had something to do with his
talk but i thought it was a really dumb saying so i remembered it.
youre a disease. remember that always. Oh man in sacrament meeting
Elder evans gave a talk, and he ran out of words from his notes so he
told us about a mosquito he saw on the window just before, who kept
crawling close to the opening but would fall back down, and he related
that to us as we try to become clean from our sins well keep falling.
As he came back to sit down I was like that was pretty cool analogy.
and hes all like ya i didnt say it in the talk but i killed that
stupid mosquito. hahaha i was dying. I thought you might want to hear

Oh last night there was this hush hush tie black market in someones casa. It was
insane there was like 50 elders and everyone bartering their ties and
yelling and whatnot. But ya anyway we got shut down the CCM security
told us we couldnt have parties. It was hilarious though, people take
their ties too seriously it was really funny to watch and try to sell
my crap ties haha.

K so I can email. Im not sure when right now, itll be for 30 minutes
anytime between 1230 and 230 here (two hours ahead). so we can like
chat or whatever, so ya atleast we can talk kind of. Anywho have a
good christmas eve and Im excited to open my presents!
Love you guys

Elder Crisp

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