Sounds like everything is great! hhaahahahahahahaha I was so happy to read all of that and it was so funny to see Nathaniel in his goofy outfits! He`s goofier than I was (but you’re cool Nathaniel, you`re cool)
Wow Thanks so much mom.
I did read that experience in the Liahona [Link to Article]
and I thought to myself "Well no problem if I just stay in Cienega another
change" Sometimes I think "Goodness gracious, How is it that I am
throwing it all out, talking with everyone and doing everything I can and I
can`t even get anyone in church, meanwhile there are other missionaries in
other zones baptizing everyday every night? What am I doing wrong?" This
is a very famous missionary question. I prayed about it and knelt there at my
bed for a while and I just felt "Keep going!" I guess Cienega is a
pretty old town built on a catholic backround (as is all of Mexico, the white
stripe in the flag represents the catholic church) and there are a lot of
people who live there but work very far away and so they`re never home.
|At the SLC temple grounds, S. Garner (cousin) and Nathaniel (wearing DAVIS' shirt and tie). Davis probably wishes he had had blue shoes to go with it.|
|Here is a shot of one day from Davis' schedule notebook|
Here`s a cool experience though. We went to San Nico to go play soccer with the other missionaries this morning, and after the long bus ride we took a taxi and I was talking to the guy. I thought "ok, we`re going to do something more fun than just straight up contact him." "Hey, we want to sing you a song." Luckily I had a choir of three missionaries in the backseat, and we sang him "families can be together forever." It was a good lesson taught in a taxi, but when we asked if we could visit him, he said "ah I live very far away...in Cienega de Flores." "Oh perfect we live there! We just came from there." We`re going to go visit him to see how interested he really is.
We had a branch activity that us 4 missionaries planned. It was great! We started out with a spiritual activity and then played volleyball and water balloons. The members were super animated from that, and we`re going to do them every Saturday. There were even more people in the church this Sunday.
Hahahahah I don`t know what else I can tell you with my limited time. There`s a lot that happens always. I Feel like I`m working very hard, even If I`m not seeing all the results. Thanks for the encouragement.
I`ll let you know what happens this week...NEXT WEEK!
I love you all!
Elder Davis Garner