Kentucky, Louisville Mission

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Week 14 "the Spirit Speaketh the Truth"

Hey Everybody!
This Week went by so fast!  I can't hardly remember what happened!  It was kinda a weird week!  So we met with Gisifredo again on Monday night and Tuesday night and it was interesting.  He has really been struggling lately and he told us that he needed time to figure everything out in his head and we told him that's exactly what we are trying to help him do BUT that is something really hard for him especially when he drinks and its been hard.  We wanted to try and keep daily contact with him so we have gone over there every night but he hasn't answered since Tuesday so that's been kinda hard.  We had to drop his baptismal date as well so hopefully we'll be able to start meeting with him again more regularly.

So this Thursday we had a zone conference and we finally got to meet President Brough, the new mission president!  He was a really cool guy and him and his wife were hilarious!  I'm really excited to get to know them throughout the next two years!

THE FOURTH! was crazy haha it was a total non-stop day! So the bishop had a big breakfast at his house in the morning so we went over to his place at 8 to help set up and this is Kentucky so he lived super far on one end of the county and then when we were leaving a family named the Jeffery's asked us if we wanted some milk because they had a coupon or something for a bunch of free milk so we drove back into town and got some free milk and then they invited us to go over to their house that night for dinner and some fireworks and se we went from the grocery store to another members house who lived on the other side of the county about 30 minutes away and did a bunch of yard work on his property and I think I got poison ivy again haha but we'll see!  After that we went over to another members house named the Caballero's because the Spanish group was having a little picnic party and that was a lot of fun but we had to leave early because we had to go over to the Jeffery's for dinner and fireworks! and that was really fun!  They have 4 really little kids who are crazy and hilarious haha we had a lot of fun.  It was different not being with my family, and everything but it was so busy and fun it was hard to be homesick!  Me and Vidaures FABULOUS baking skills! AMERICA!

This week in my Book of Mormon study I was reading in Jacob and I read a couple verses that I really liked.  One in particular was Jacob 4:13, "Behold, my brethren, he that prophesieth, let him prophesy to the understanding of men; for the Spirit speaketh the truth and lieth not.  Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be; wherefore; these things are manifested unto us plainly, for the salvation of our souls.  But behold, we are not witnesses alone in these things; for God also spake them unto prophets of old."  I just loved how it says we as missionaries should prophesy to the understanding of men. So it's not so important to be really elegant of speaking or very knowledgeable of all things in the scriptures bu the most important thing is to have the spirit with you and to teach simply to the understanding of men.  This is something that has really helped me especially being new to the language and feeling insufficient.

Hope you all had a great week!  Love you guys!
Para siempre Dios este con vos!
Elder Follett

A member named Olga made us some really good tacos!  They were actually a lot like dads!

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