Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Well i'll try to answer the million questions you have written for me. haha but everything is going well i am not too big of a fan of the CCM comida it's no bueno. And i could really use some better tocado papel. But other then that those are my only complaints. i've gotten to know my district a lot better and my zone, they're all such great and funny people sometimes they help me at struggling to stay on task but it's just one of those things you gotta push through. i'm astonished that sam hasn't had a date yet.... heston might be getting more ladies at the stomp then sam is. But the work's been really cool the spanish is flowing. our district is full of smart people so there flying leaps and bounds over me in espanol but i'm not discouraged and i won't fear. i've been called of god to speak the language and i'll speak the language. It's crazy to think that i've been here for two weeks... it already feels like two years. i've already had to sew part of my pants and i've been doing laundry happily. i'm starting to pick up quite a few trades. But the thing i miss the most is not being able to listen to my music on my ipod and seeing the dogs...... and friends and family of course. But the spirit has continued to stay strong. We've had like close to ten lessons in spanish already and i feel like i can understand a lot better then i can speak. y mi maestro taught me a valuable lesson. i need to not worry so much about understanding what the words exactly mean but more on what the spirit feels like. focusing on the language is focusing on youself. But i've loved being able to read the book of mormon so much i feel such a stronger testimony from them as i've found out more and more about it. Here's a scripture for heston and everyone else. Alma 13:28-31. Have heston read that. You should send me that picture of our family i could hang it up in our room. i also need to get a picture of a chica to put on the shrine of all the missionary chicas. haha it's funny how crazy 19 year olds can be. i'm glad i didn't leave a girl to wait on me. But the biggest struggle i've had in the mtc is just staying awake. i feel like my eyes are constantly tired. haha but the lord's given me plenty of strength to go about the day. I'm still focusing on charity and having patience with all those around me. The mission's kinda opened my eyes to how much i enjoy solitude sometimes but that's something to look forward too in two years. But you'll have to have heston keep me posted on how the football season goes and maybe even my fantasy football team. and Toad's call seems perfect for him i'm hoping to hear from him in a letter soon. i hope all is going well at home and i can feel the assistance of everyone's prayers. i would just like to end with a question for everyone to ponder over the week. What do we want to be? and What does Christ want us to be? I love you guys and i'm doing great i've loved the ability to act in the name of JesuCristo and testify of the hapiness of the gospel. Oh and have sam sing you my recently favorite song himnos 88 mi hermano canta por mi en nuestro familia.
Love you guys
It sounds like you guys are all doing well. My p days will be on Thursday's and I encourage you to use dear elder to communicate to me and then i'll keep you posted on letters and emails. But me and my comp. taught Luis our first investigator and we had 4 lessons with him and it's crazy to think that we did the whole thing in espanol. But it's been great so far in the mtc my district and zone are so great. I've grown so much in a week in the gospel, testimony wise, and hablo en espanol. Like i said i think i learned more in 4 days then i did in 3 years of spanish class. But as i got over confident with one of my lessons with luis i didn't prepare too much i just figured i'd use the old west weber wing it method..... I soon was humbled before the lord. The lesson didn't go very well and it kinda all fell apart. After the lesson was over i was heartbroken. Heartbroken that i was letting down my family, my grandpa's example, my friends, Joseph smith and the trials he faced in preserving the word of god through the book of mormon, and most of all the name i carry on my badge Jesus Christ. I felt like i hadn't used my time to the best of my abilities to be the best missionary i could be. I'm grateful for that learning experience because that night i made a personal covenant with the lord to remember the people who i represent and the church i represent and that i would put all my might mind and strength in the work. To learn spanish to, learn the tongue of angels, and to learn how to be the missionary the lord wants me to be..... Ever since i've felt like i've pleased the lord with my works and our lessons have went a lot better. We actually got luis to pray read the scriptures and set a date for baptism. It's been awesome even though it's a practice it feels so real. To be able to testify of this gospel... there's not a better feeling on this earth. Something cool that was shared with us by one of the president's councelors was the story of christ feeding the thousands of people. He said bring your fish and your bread which you have and give it to the saviour and let him feed thousands. he also talked about dropping our nets and going straight away and follow the saviour. It made me think of one of the last things dad told me and the spirit hit me so hard. So that's what I'm doing leaving all you behind and following the savior and his teachings and letting others know of this great gospel. I love you all and i'm striving to not let any of you down back home. I don't want to let down my savior, my ancestors, my family, and all the people that sacrificed for the truth that we all know now. I love you all once again and i'm grateful for all the great support i've had thus far.
Work Work Work like it all depends on you.
Pray Pray Pray like it all depends on the lord.
Love Elder Hobbs