Showing posts from June, 2017

Inferno: Week #4

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

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

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

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…