Wednesday, May 31, 2017

20170531 Elder Geddes in the mission field - We went to IHOP after the temple today!!

This week not much has changed. This week we went to all of our investigators houses but none of them were home. A lot of people in the area that we are in, are very uneducated and that don't think haha. They don't understand a lot of things. For example one of our investigators can't see the difference between any of the Christian church even though we have taught him the first three lessons and explained it to him and his wife a million times. So we left him a book of Mormon and invited him to read and pray about it. We have been cuting people off who aren't progressing. I'm able to talk a little bit more in the lesson which is good but I still only understand half of the words that the people say haha. Apparently they speak really sassy, dramatic Spanish here so it makes it harder to understand. I'm studying hard and learning little by little. I've noticed that I can understand more of the scriptures now. We went to ihop after the temple today!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

20170522 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Yummy Tacos!

This week was a little rough. We tried to focus on our investigators and really work on the ones that we have but the problem is that none of them are progressing because they don't come to church and keep their commitments. Its so easy all they have to do is do the things that we are telling them and they will know that its true and will be able to live better lives, but they just don't do it. This week we are going to spend more time finding new investigators, hopefully some who are ready for the gospel. We had an investigator that we had been teaching for a while, Vanesa, who told us that she doesn't want to change and so she doesn't want to meet with us and my heart just hurts for her because she could live a much happier life with the gospel. We had  Our baptismal fecha (date) fell this week too. Odalys wouldn't come to church and we visited her later that day and she said that her father isn't going to let her travel to get baptized because its too far away. We want to talk to her father but he's never home. He works until late at night. We are working hard and always busy doing something but we aren't having the most success. My brain doesn't want to do Spanish haha. I'm going to have a companionship inventory this week. I'm trying the best I can but there is so much that I don't know. But I keep trying and I am learning even if its not as fast as I would like. The scriptures have a new meaning on the mission. I love to read them. I feel like I could study them all the time. The gospel so much deeper than we realize.  Its crazy. I want to learn it all haha. But first, I want to learn Spanish.

Love Elder Geddes

Also enjoy this picture of tacos (you should be jealous)

Monday, May 8, 2017

20170508 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is for the battle in Puebla so everywhere else its not a big deal. The kids are out of school and that's it. I think we are going to talk at 3 or 4 on Monday (Mother's Day). I would love for Morgan to be there. We teach a lot of people but few people keep their commitments and even fewer go to church. My Spanish is really bad. I've never learned a language before and I don't know how but I'm trying my best and that's all that I can do. I will have a scripture by Sunday hopefully.

Monday, May 1, 2017

20170501 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Elder Critchfield and Priesthood Power

From: Andrew Geddes
Date: Mon, May 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: From Mom 5/1/17
To: Adonna Geddes 

I'm doing good. Spanish is really hard but I'll learn. I haven't been sick, I have diarrhea pills that I take when I get the squirts. The food is okay we eat with the members once a day. It's good depending on which member. There has been a few times where i'm like I really hope that I don't get sick. Elder Critchfield is good he has a lot of patience with me which is good. The only thing about him is he talks a lot. I can't start a conversation with him at night because he'll just talk all night haha but hes a good missionary and hes trying his best. He's never trained someone before. We have a washer to wash clothes. You can ask me all these questions on mother's day.

We read our patriarchal blessing to each other in the morning but then later that night I felt a really evil presence and it first hit me when I took my garments off to get into the shower. So I told my companion about it when I got out and shared the story that about what happened after I got my blessing. So we said a prayer but we still didn't feel right. So I stood up and put my hand to the square and said in the name of the only begotten of the father, Jesus Christ I command all evil spirits to leave this room. After that my companion still didn't feel right so I gave him a blessing. After that everything was fine and we went to bed. It was like 1 in the morning at that time.

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