Hey family!

It's kind of crazy, but it has already been a month! Time flies when you're having fun I guess...

Sorry about not sharing that story with you. Nathan had asked for any funny stories, so I just threw the craziest one out there. Nothing really happened, but some guy who was walking toward us on the side walk had a knife in his hand, but then he darted across the street through traffic. My companion and I wondered what the heck that was about when a police officer asked us where he went. Don't worry though, we're ok. :)

Over the last week, I've been having some cool experiences. We met lots of people while tracting, but most of them we're fairly uninterested in hearing about the Gospel. Even so, we were still able to find a couple people who at least let us talk. The first one was a Hispanic guy who couldn't speak English. My companion asked him a question, but he didn't really understand. You want to know what I did? I used my extensive knowledge of high school Spanish (I'm being sarcastic) to ask him if he wanted to know more about Jesus Christ. We even got his phone number.

The other people, again, were an older Hispanic couple. The husband could speak decent English,  while the wife could not. We met them last week, taught the first lesson, and said we would come back with a couple Libro de Mormons. We did so, and at the end of our lesson on the Book of Mormon, tried to invite them to baptism. They at first didn't understand, so I halfway tried to do it in Spanish. They at least got the picture, and said that they would be interested in it. It's kind of sad, but we are going to have to turn them over to the Spanish missionaries. I guess it's for the best.

As far as my companion and I are concerned, we're getting along a little better. We live with a couple other missionaries. One of them noticed that we tended to argue a lot, and so this missionary (who is also from Kansas) told me that "it is more important to get along, than it is to be right." I've since thought about that, and also how argumentative I tended to be at home and have realized that I have a lot to improve on in that aspect. I'll try not to debate with Dad when I get home... ;)

I have also found out that it is in down time where Satan tries to make us slip up. The moments where we haven't been doing anything are the ones in which we are tempted. I have even found that it is easier to have doubt in the Savior and his Gospel. Like Mom said, it's very easy for me to question why I'm here at this time. Last night, I had a lot of questions and doubts, and so I prayed about it. After that, I turned on one of my Motab cds and listened to Redeemer of Israel. I want to share the second verse with you all because I feel like it answered my questions:

We know He is coming to gather His sheep
And lead them to Zion in love
For why in the valley
Of death should they weep
Or in the lone wilderness rove?

This stood out to me because Christ is coming to gather His sheep. That's what missionary work is all about. That's why I'm out here in Nevada. I, as well as the 200 something missionaries here, are apart of that quickening process or the "hastening of the Work".

I love you all! Be safe and let me know how you all are doing. And don't worry; I will be home before you know it (I'm already 1/24 of the way done).


p.s. I love you Grandma and Grandpa! I couldn't be more grateful to have Grandparents such as you two. You have helped make me who I am today.