April 1, 2013

Good Morning and Happy late Easter! I hope everyone had a beautiful day yesterday and enjoyed celebrating the wonderful life of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! And got some goodies from the Easter Bunny πŸ™‚

Tuesday- We had our p-day and it was pretty fun. We tried experimenting and made Haitian food. πŸ™‚ Umm yeah, didn’t taste anything like it, we have some work to do! We want to perfect it so that when we get home we can show ya’ll Haitian food! So we have been asking like every Haitian how to make it and if they’d show us how. We have two ladies showing us tomorrow! haha it’ll be great!

Wednesday- We had ZDM that morning and had a testimony meeting on the Savior, it was awesome! Just been trying to focus on Christ this week before Easter. We went to this hand-off lesson with the sister missionaries for this lady named Marie, she is Haitian and sooo not interested, and all her friend wanted to do was talk about the Bible and the Catholic church, it was so annoying and so unproductive. We didn’t get one word in because this lady wouldn’t stop talking! We had a meeting at the church to figure out the two new wards and how the Haitians will be affected, and we found out that we had a lot of less-actives to go see, so the rest of our week was planned! Then we gave the two sister missionaries blessings and it was beautiful and spiritual. The one sister broke her foot and is on crutches and a boot just like me πŸ™‚ So, I basically tell her everything because I’m pro at being in a boot πŸ™‚

Thursday- We taught a less-active lady at 10 in the morning and she fed us homemade french fries. so bomb! We did a ton of roster work and tried to see less-actives and that was such a failure so we started to go see follow-ups and we ran into a guy named Saindy who was baptized back in ’91 and wants to come to church again. so sick! Looking for less-actives and we found one we didn’t even know about! My package came and I was soooo happy!! New pants, a new tie and most of all my recorder!! I was happy to hear from my family and see how they are doing, i’ll send it back soon because I know what agony it brings to not receive it for 2 months… πŸ˜‰ just kidding I still love you mom! We went on splits to the Dezire’s and Elder James was making jokes and it was a good time, the parents really want to get re-activated and are excited for this new change with the wards. The 3 kids that we teach and want to get baptized will probably get baptized when the parents get re-baptized. So we are excited for them! We got informed that we are now on full-car so that is nice πŸ™‚ Imma get fat! just kidding!

Friday- We were with the senior couple all day doing busy work with less-actives and investigators. We taught this lady named Bernadette and it was way spiritual, the lesson made Sister Brower cry and Bernadette loves Sister Brower, so we need to get her baptized asap! A member from Ft. Myers came down and brought us lunch and gave us Easter baskets, she gave us both 3 new ties too! So nice! We continued to see less-actives and taught some good lessons. We gave this little boy named Darlins a blessing and it went well, we found out he went into the hospital that next morning 😦 he is having problems with his stomach. The sisters brought us pizza for dinner, they are so nice πŸ™‚ We found out that Elder Wilson (my comp) was at my 18th Birthday party in Provo at Parker’s house.. what a small world, we were freaking out!

Saturday- We had the big ward breakfast in the morning and we got to know some of the members and we hid all the eggs for the Easter hunt! We went to this mans house named Jacky, he is a referral from a member. This guy is the best investigator ever! We found a golden one! He was asking us how long it takes to get baptized and said that he is going to think about a date and tell us, we are just so stoked for this guy! He is so cool and I love him already! Pray for him that he will stay solid and that me and Elder Wilson can stay worthy for this beautiful blessing! We then helped this lady move some clothes from her car to her new house and her daughter was interested so we taught her Lesson 1. We hope to teach the whole family soon. So we are so excited! Saturday’s are my favorite day of the week, so much goes on and it is always awesome!! We taught a recent convert girl and played tag with her in her front yard, it was fun but I don’t like being it… 😦 We went to a baptism that night for the Spanish Elders and our 3 investigators came, Jodi, Johnathan and Sammy. It was sick! I love those kids!! We were so blessed with a beautiful day and we were so thankful! God loves us so much and those we serve, this is His work!

Sunday- Wonderful Easter Sunday. We had to translate all of sacrament meeting for the Naples Ward and then me and Elder Wilson bore our testimonies and introduced ourselves to the ward. I translated Sunday School then we went back to sacrament for Vanderbilt Beach Ward and bore our testimonies again! We were pretty busy! But we had a lot of investigators at church and the 2 new wards are way awesome! It was the first time my whole mission that I sat in a Chapel for sacrament! It was epic! haha I was a little grumpy after church because I hadn’t eaten. The Spanish Elders who live with us thought it’d be funny to switch me and Elder Wilson’s ties and beds.. I was a little ticked but they just started a war they can’t win! We had Easter dinner with the senior couple at a members house and it was good company and good food. We came home and soaked all of Elder Booth’s sock in cold water and put them in the freezer.. hahahaha he didn’t find them tell this morning and it was hilarious, we were crying laughing on the floor. We went to a Haitian members house and gave the 2 little girls Easter baskets and they were so happy because they hadn’t gotten Easter yet. They were very thankful! I love them so much! We got home and played this way sweet game called “Wizard” and i actually lost.. I got creamed haha it’s all good though πŸ™‚ We played another prank on the other Spanish Elder, Elder Rodriguez and while he was sleeping, we flipped his chair and he fell on the ground and was like screaming, it was hilarious! Oh my he didn’t know what was going on or anything, He got back into his chair and fell asleep and we all just laughed for 10 minutes. He woke up this morning and didn’t even know we did that do his last night! So it’s our little secret. shhh. oh man. The war has begun and we are owning them! Haitian-aries rule!

I had a wonderful Easter and a great week, I hope you all had a special Sunday and remembered the Savior of the World. I know that He lives and loves each and everyone of us. His grace is sufficient for all of us. Faith leads to action which leads to Following the Savior and He will lead us home. In His name, even Jesus Christ, Amen.

I love you all!! Have a blessed week! -Elder Dallen Thomas

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