Wednesday, March 11, 2015

God Answers Prayers in Different Ways



March 9, 2015

So this week was a little bit of an interesting start. We had P day... then We had a Mission Conference with the whole mission! that was pretty sweet. I got to see a few people that I knew. And I also REcieved a lot of revelation that helped me out. Recently I have just been feeling down about everything.. Just going going and going without really stopping to be happy... But I know that I needed to change. Something about the conference just made me want to change compeletely. SO I did. President Fusco talked about Laman And Lamuel and NEphi.. He asked us who we wanted to be like... Its obvious nephi... But its not the easiest route. HE said that "YOU CAN CHANGE TODAY" and there was my answer.. I love that We have a Living Working Church full of revelation. 

Then the day after that we finally solved the problem with the bats... We put a ceiling in our house. It cost us a whole day of work, but it was well worth it... MOst of the houses here just have the tiles of the roof for a ceiling.. But we put in a nice pvc ceiling now... Also I think I really needed that time to get closer to my companion. to get to know him better. We had been working so hard and we really didnt take a moment to stop and just get to know eachother better... So It was an answer to two prayers.

Sometimes it is super hard for me to teach some people here.. sometimes people never went to school. Never studied so their understanding for things is a lot different. Its something I struggle with, but it will get better. 

We worked our butts off this week... We had 4 days only to work, but our results were better than any of the other weeks we have had here so far. I believe a lot in the fact of urgency.. But in this urgency we stopped working super effectively. Next week will be better I am sure. We have a lot of people that are getting close to baptism.

So we changed the hour of church this week. NOw its at 4 in the afternoon.. Super weird. But we had a bunch of people planning on going.. And just when they were leaving... IT STARTED RAINING. for me it was nothing.. But for the people here it was like a whole different world.. They couldnt stand it.. So they didnt go to church.. haha. 

We were talking with this lady and we taught her and everything and she asked if we were really from here... We said no and said where We are from.. she then said "THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST HONORS OF MY LIFE BEING BROUGHT THE GOSPEL BY SOMEONE FROM SO FAR AWAY" it was super interesting..

also I Told the future this week... There is a soccer team rivalry between CEARA and FOrtaleza. Fortaleza has not won in 13 games... I had a dream the day before the game that Fortaleza was going to win.. GUESS WHO WON. I AM A VISIONARY MAN! 

THis week was good. I am amazed how fast the time is flying by... I have 1 year and 1 month on the mission already.. I am going to be home before I know it. 

Love,

Elder Hamrick

It rained a lot... And flooded a lot too!!

Artsy companion picture

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