Monday, June 19, 2017

20170619 Elder Geddes in the mission field - important to be obedient so that you can have the spirit with you

This week we taught Adrian, the guy that we brought to church last Sunday. His wife goes to a Baptist church and he tried to bring scriptures from the bible to the lesson to try and disprove us and he wrote down every scripture that we used. Ugh she is what we call a tapona. I really felt like we needed to teach him lesson one but my companion wouldn't listen to me. It was very frustrating. He was basically just doing a question and answer but all the questions that he had would have been answered if we would have just started teaching. I don't think he understands, yes we teach people, not lessons, but we still need to teach the lesson and apply it to their needs. 'Im not supposed to talk bad about my companion so Ill just stop there haha. We had divisions with the zone leaders on Tuesday. I was with Elder Osorio. Afterwards they gave us advice on things. They were saying something and I felt the spirit tell me something else. Its not important what words you say its the spirit that teaches the lessons so that's why its important to be obedient so that you can have the spirit with you. We had interviews with president on Friday. They were interesting. I felt like he told my that I was being negative because I told him all the things that Elder Hernandez was doing wrong in the first interview so that made me really confused. If my companion is breaking rules then does he not want me to tell him??? Because it says in the missionary handbook to. Idk. On Saturday we got stopped by a drunk guy named Edwin from Honduras who knew a little English and every other word was a cuss word. He talked to us for like 30 minutes its was pretty funny. He kept trying to get us to admit that we worked for the FBI. That's my week. Ill get a new companion a week from Tuesday and most likely I will stay in my same area. Its really hot. Its been over a 100 degrees all week and I guess that's how it is for all of next month all the time.... I miss air conditioning haha.

Elder Geddes

Monday, June 12, 2017

20170612 Elder Geddes in mission field - Elder Pino of the Seventy

This week a member of the 70 came to our mission. I learned a lot from Elder Pino and liked a lot of the things that he said. We were able to bring an awesome investigator to church one Sunday.  He said that he liked it and I could tell that he felt the spirit. The problem is his wife wants him to go to her church and isn't really interested in learning from us. We had an investigator that said that they didn't want to visit with us anymore because they didn't have enough time and my companion was like esta bien and told him afterwards that no its not esta bien (all good) they are literally rejecting God and the truth. I want to help these people but I cant freaking express myself the way that I want yet. I know I will get there but its hard sometimes. I know that this gospel is true. Honestly the gospel is super cool. Its so much deeper than we realize. It keeps getting hotter and hotter here lol. The computer cut out so I don't have that much time to write. 

I need a new watch because both of mine broke.

Love, Elder Geddes

Monday, June 5, 2017

20170605 Elder Geddes in the mission field - study of Celestial Kingdom

The week was kind of crazy. We ran into two gangs one on Friday named Pelones and one on Sunday named Los Beybis Locos. We were just walking down the street and there were a bunch of men taking turns shaving there head, some of them were visibly drunk. They asked us if we wanted our heads shaved. I didn't understand everything that was going on. They said that they wanted to take my eyes and do a transplant haha. They were like we've got a knife we can do it right now. The other gang were all really high haha and everything that we said to them was funny. They also wanted my eyes. There was also 2 other people this week that called my eyes hermoso. We have have people that we are teaching but we cant get anyone to go to church. Its a little frustrating but people have their agency.

This week I had some questions about the Celestial Kingdom and so I took some time to study it and wow God's Plan is so cool. If we could just remember the Plan of Salvation all the time we would always make the correct decisions and do the things that we need to do to get there. Only in the highest part of the Celestial Kingdom are we able to progress to become like God. If we go to any of the other kingdoms there is no progressing. I want to live my life in a way that will take me to the Celestial Kingdom. I was talking to my companion about and I was like I'm freaking in it to win it! Read your scriptures, say your prayers, keep the sabbath day holy, keep the commandments so that we can live with God and have all the blessings that are possible.

Love Elder Geddes

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