Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Time to Prove Myself


February 23, 2015

SO this week started off a little differently.... It was Carnaval and there were not a lot of people that were willing to listen to our message sadly. But we made the best of it trying to get closer to the members and everything. There were lots of rival gang egg wars! It was pretty funny but a little dangerous too haha. 

I really love the members in this ward already... We are only here like 10 days in this area, but I am already feeling a lot closer to the ward. They are really here to help, and to do this work together with us.. I have never seen a ward so focused in this... But also it needs a lot of work... But having members in your area that are awesome really help everything out... I love it here. 

Theres this road that is in our area.. One guy was baptized like 10 years ago and he was the first member on that road. Well after he was baptized he took upon himself the need to share the gospel with everyone. Now that road is like the Utah of Fortaleza. It is hard to find someone who is not a member there... 

I had an experience that I Think will change my whole mission now... I was studying in the last general conference Ensign... I was reading a talk.. Well There was this quote that caught my attention.. THis was a rough day for me too... We had basically everything fall through.. SO I wrote during my study in my planner this quote. "When everything goes wrong, FORCE a smile look towards heaven and say."I Understand Lord, I know what this is... Time to Prove MYself" I forgot that I had written that in my planner until the last moment where  I just about lost all hope... Well I read that and did what it said... IT really makes and puts everything into perspective... I am here to prove myself to the Lord...

we were able to go from one person at church to 7 people at church in one week... Trust me we are working hard... But we still have a long ways to go... 

Suprisingly it has been raining a lot this week... Like really hard.. One of the days even had thunder... I was super surpised but also extremely happy that I was able to hear thunder for the first time in like a year..

SO thats about it... I am here to prove myself... Sure it is frustrating sometimes to see that Slackers baptize more than we do... but it doesnt matter... WE ARE HERE TO PROVE THAT WE ARE ON THE SIDE OF THE LORD...

I am happy... THings are looking up, and I am ready to work..

Love you all.. FEel free to write me letters or packages or whatever... Just dont write if it contains more than 30$ because it will be super expensive and most likely will be stolen.. 

LOVE,

Elder Hamrick


This is why we wear flip flops... I left them in my big bags, and I only brought my little bags.. 


Elder G. Silva and I 

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