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Inferno Week 7

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Hello everybody!!! Hope you have all been doing great :) I sure am. Part of that is because for the next 3 days it will be in the high 90's which is quite the break for us!! We have been outside a lot today just enjoying it. You might think I'm crazy, but welcome to my life. 
We are at the time of year that is referred to as 'monsoon season' here in AZ. Basically there is a small dust storm that rolls through and immediately after there is a huge thunderstorm to follow. We hadn't had one until last night! On top of that, instead of there being just a small dust storm, there was a "haboob"!! For you movie fans, if you have seen Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, there is a huge dust storm that looks pretty intense, that is what a haboob is. So we had one of those last night, it was super sweet because there is dust, lightning, rain all at the same time. I loved it. 
This week has been full of some great experiences and some not so great, the whole spectrum.…

Inferno Week 6

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Hey everyone!! Another pretty crazy week here in Phoenix, but another great one! :) I don't have a lot of time today so you'll have to bear with me, but there are a lot of good things going here too. Here we go!!
First, I finally have a set-in-stone companion for the next 6 weeks!! His name is Elder Gardea. He is originally from Mexico but his family now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, so that is pretty awesome. He was baptized into the church two years ago and his mom actually just got baptized a month ago!! So that is pretty awesome if I do say so myself. He has such a strong testimony and a great love for the scriptures, so we get along super well. :)
The best experience from this week was on Saturday, we went to teach an investigator named Barbara, who has been hard to catch and has had lots of concerns. We set some hardcore expectations with her and taught her about the Restoration, and it was one of the most spiritual experiences I have had!! She was super engaged, had t…

Inferno Week #5

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What a week. Crazy stuff was happening all week, I don't even know where to start. But I have to start somewhere. 

So, since the last time I have emailed, I have had 4 different companions, covered 2 areas, and had 3 conversations with people in French. How does that make sense?/ Buckle up. 
Elder Francis, my companion for the last few months, got a call on Tuesday night to become the new assistant to our mission president, so he packed up that night and left Wednesday morning. I was absorbed into a Spanish companionship for a day and a half, and you know how fluent I am in Spanish, so that was an adventure. Then on Thursday we drove to our mission home in Tempe to pick up my new companion, Elder Saulle, who is actually from France!!! He has a pretty awesome accent, and is headed home in a few weeks so they brought him closer to the mission home to make things easier. However, I was only with him until this afternoon, so now I do not have a companion until Wednesday, so I basically …

Inferno: Week #4

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I survived. It reached a solid 125 degrees this week, but I am still here!! Haha!! Not today Satan. Just kidding. Anyways, I hope you all had an awesome week. Ours was pretty intense in a good way!

So to describe to you what it feels like to be a missionary in 120 degree weather, here is my description. The farthest distance we walked at one time was probably about 200 yards, and after that trek we were drenched in sweat. And once you start sweating, even with AC blasting for 45 minutes in a lesson, you just don't stop sweating and literally EVERYTHING is hot. I would get into the car to drive and burn my hands on the steering well. Legit. I have a blister. Don't worry, it only happened once because I learned my lesson. Anyways, you basically can't breathe and it feels like someone is constantly pushing you backwards as you walk, and there is no escape. That is essentially what Tuesday and Wednesday felt like. (This is the only weather calendar that I could find. Where Trev…

Inferno Week #3

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Hello everyone!!! Things are STILL heating up here in good ol' Phoenix, Arizona. The high temperature for this week was a solid 117 degrees, and tomorrow it will reach 120! We discovered this week that the hotter it gets, the more people we find that just sleep. All day long. Not even kidding. We were out visiting tons of people this week and about 70% of them had someone answer the door, we asked for someone by name, their response was that they were sleeping. This is at 2 in the afternoon, 5pm, you name it. People sleep a ton during the summers here. Not us. No sleep for the missionaries. You can count on us.


Anyway, we had a pretty awesome experience this last week. We have been working with this guy named David, he is from Jamaica (shout out to my sister for serving there 🇯🇲). Davis is super awesome. We hadn't been able to contact him all week, so we felt prompted to go by last night after an appointment fell through in the neighborhood, and it was sweet. We stopped by, h…

Inferno Week #2

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I wasn't kidding about naming every email the inferno. Man it is hot. I thought I would be used to it but I don't know how you can physically get used to 110 degrees. It makes for some good tanning though!! ;)


I hope you all had a good week everyone, because I sure did!! There is no such thing of a bad week as a missionary. This is the best work and the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I love every minute of it. I am coming up on 11 months this week, and that honestly blows my mind. "Time goes by so slowly, but time can do so much"...good line from a great song, "Unchained Melody". Anyways, we had lots of cool experiences this week that I wish I could share with all of you, but there is one in particular that I had personally that helped strengthen my testimony of repentance.


This Wednesday was the Mission Leadership Conference, where the leaders of the mission get together and talk/pray about the struggles in the mission and what to do to resolve…

Inferno: Week 1

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Hey everyone!! So I have decided to title every email from June to August with the title "Inferno." Because it is super hot all the time here. 
Anyways, I am pretty low on time, but there are two things I wanted to share with you really quick. 
First, this week I finished reading the Book of Mormon for the second time as a missionary (over the past 11 months)!! It seems that every single time I read the Book of Mormon, my testimony of it just grows even stronger than before. If you haven't given it a try, I would really encourage you to. It has its stereotypes and reputation, but none of that matters. It is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" and it means so much to me. I want you to see that too. There was a verse I wanted to share with you: "And Christ truly said unto our fathers: If ye have faith ye can do all things which are expedient unto me." (Moroni 10:23). I love this scripture. 
Second, the heat is on. It has been over 110 degrees three times t…