Monday, October 9, 2017

Week 33 Recap 3rd week in Alianza

Week 3 in Alianza alreadyyyy
Well this week went by super-fast and just like all the other ones I don’t know where they went to haha. Well first off, my area is still great and I’m still loving every second out here. It couldn’t be any better and I have learned so much these last 7 months more then I have ever before. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and it’s been only a blessing.
    So ya this week we had a temple trip and a trip back to the doctors for Elder Ac to check up on his nose. His nose is all good and he was super happy because he got signed off to exercise again yayyyy hahha... The little guy works ha ha ha and goes super hard during exercise time so I have started to do it with him. We get going and get a good work out in everyday and it’s been good but it’s been hard also. He just keeps going so I have to keep going and its starting to pay off haha. We do follow all the rules and are in bed by the time every night.
   The temple trip was awesome, we as a rama (Branch) went and had a wonderful time. Elder Ac and I were able to go because some of Elder Ac’s converts went to do baptisms for the first time so that was really cool to be there for that.
    Besides those 2 things we just worked in our area all week. We have had some setbacks, some investigators who have had all the lessons and have gone to church a lot but just need to take the next step and be baptized. A lot of people here seem to want to know everything before they make a big decision. That’s ok it really is but we all need to remember that without our faith we won’t be able to learn everything. Without taking steps that might be big we will not progress. To learn we must trust the teacher and follow what he has invited us to do. The greatest teacher of all is truly our savior Jesus Christ, all he has ever done is invite us to follow him. So, we must follow him.
   I have had so many great amazing things happen here and have made so many memories. Taking big steps is hard trust me going out on a mission was a big leap of faith but oh how it has changed my life for the better in so many ways.
  Keep your heads up this week and push forward in faith always. Miss, you guys and love you all. Be a light to the world always. If we mess up its ok we have tomorrow to do better. Focus on the good and throw away the bad. Everyday can truly be an amazing day if we look at it the right way.
   Also, every week can be an amazing week so I bless you to have an amazing week.
   Keep smiling always smile.
Love Elder Davis








Monday, October 2, 2017

Week 32 recap


New Area same old adjective

What is up family and friends!!!

I love all you guys I want you to be reminded of that right off the bat. I pray you guys had an amazing week also. Time is flying out here so I bet you guys feel it also but don’t forget to stop and enjoy everything.

     Well this week Elder Ac and I where able to get out and work finally. We had enough of being inside and just wanted to get back out and work. We had a good week finding and teaching people. We had 2 people come to watch general conference this weekend which was awesome. They both have baptism fetchas (dates) which we are looking forward to them coming unto to Christ very soon here.

      It’s been a lot of work lately and its starting to pay off with blessing that are truly amazing. One miracle that happened this week was that one of our investigators told us he was too busy for church this week. We called him Sunday morning and he told us that so we kind of talked to him about putting god first and everything else will follow. But he still told us no that he had no time so we said ok and then went on our way.  We prayed as a companionship that he might change his mind and then right before we left the house I said a prayer with all my heart that by the grace of my father in heaven he would come. So, we went to conference and we had one investigator there and this was with like 2 min before it started. SO, I was getting my note book ready but still hoping he would come. Then with a minute before I look behind me and there he is walking down the aisle towards us. Tears filled my eyes as I shook his hand, he told us that he had legit ran to conference and church to make it in time. I truly do love my Savior and miracles are in our lives every day.

       Ok now I know every or just about every missionary letter you will read this week will have something about this weekend ha-ha. I know that you might not want to read more about it but I am being guided by the spirit to share so here it goes. General conference was amazing. I truly felt my heart change as I listened to all the talks. I know that you guys to may receive a change of heart by listening if you do it in faith.

 So, it was the first time I have watched in Spanish and I was very nervous about that. But I went with faith and a prayer in my heart that I would be able to understand the speakers. I know without a doubt in my heart that my prayer was answered and that I heard and understood the things I needed in that moment to understand and that my Father in Heaven needed me to understand. I know our Savior lives and of how sweet that sentence truly is. I just want all my brothers and sisters in this world to know that also. He truly did give everything for us and I will never be able to repay him for that.

     At first to be honest I thought my mission could almost be like my make up for what he has given me. Though being out here I know I was truly wrong and far from right and that he has just blessed me even more. I pray my service never stops for my Savior and I truly pray I can do this forever and he can use me how he needs me to be used. I have truly trusted him with my life and I am ready for him to use me how he wants. With my heart filled with his spirit and with a readiness to do all. With much love I look forward to this week that we may be a light to the people here. 

      If you didn’t get a chance go back and read the talks. If you did listen to it go back and read the talks with a heartful prayer.    I love all you guys so much. You guys are a light to me. You strengthen me and are an example to me. Have a safe week. Have a wonderful week. I do pray for you all. I know our Savior loves you all.   Look for him he is there.

With love I send this too you all. With love I end this letter. 



 Love Elder Davis










Monday, September 25, 2017

week 31 Recap

House partyyyyssss
Well hi everyone I hope all is well first off. Hope you guys had a safe weekend and all your dreams came true this week. If not have patience for in time all will happen that needs to happen.
So not much happened this week and that is because I have been in my house all week. So it’s been an interesting week filled with a lot of studying, Spanish and helping my companion.


So ya my companion had surgery the day after changes so that was a surprise to me haha. I didn’t find out he was having it until after the changes when he told me. So, Wednesday morning we headed to Monterrey and he had his surgery at about 11 am. I was away from him and without a companion for about 5 hrs. that was a new experience but I just sat in the waiting room with the worker hahha. So, we ended up having to the stay the night after his surgery in the hospital so that was super exciting sleeping in the hospital room. He had surgery on his nose by the way because he had like 4 different infections all up in there. So, I stayed the night, the hospital was super nice. I ended up taking like 4 showers to pass time because they had hot water and I haven’t taken a shower with hot water for like 5 months. So, the hospital stay went good and his surgery went good also so that was amazing.


We then got home Thursday and I have been taking care of him since then. He has to take a bunch of medicine each day so I have been his at home doctor for him. I have to have him take his pills at 8 am, 10am, 4pm, 8pm, then my favorite one 12 am. They are all different ones so it’s all good. I also have had to help him walk up and down the stairs in our house because he gets light headed super easy so that’s been awesome. The truth though is that it has been awesome serving him the past week. I have been in my house pretty much all week just helping him. I have definitely learned to have more patience in my life and just to stay positive through it all. I did get out of the house for like 2 hrs. Friday and then Saturday on divisions or short changes with the other Elders here. Well that’s all from me this week. We should be able to start doing missionary work again next Monday.

Stay positive always through all things. You really can learn new things that god wants you to learn through everything that happens. Who knows maybe me feeling like a doctor is telling me that maybe that’s what I should do in life haha.

Read the scriptures my friends and pray always. I love all you guys. Don’t forget the small simple things. Build a foundation that will never shake and build it on the gospel of Jesus Christ. With the gospel, all things all possible.
Push forward alwayssss!!!รง
Love Elder Davis

Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 30 Recap


LAST DAY IN LINARES!!!!



What is good my beautiful friends and family!!! Well this week was a quick one and a lot happened. I hope you guys had an amazing week this week also. I don’t have much time this week so I will jump right to it. 



   Well yep the time has come to say good bye to my first area on my mission. It has been an incredible last 6 months here filled with so many stories and crazy adventures I will never forget about.  Linares will always have a special place in my heart and it has become my second home. The people are amazing and this is the place where I first learned Spanish haha. I have my lifelong friends, some of you will hear all about the stories I had here when I get home. 



 So, my new area is Alianza Real and it is I think north of Monterrey. I hear that it is all desert up there so that will be super fun haha. I can’t wait for the opportunity to go serve the people and share this beautiful message with them. My new companion will be Elder Ac from Guatemala and I guess he doesn’t speak any English hahah should be fun!!!!

 I love all you guys, be safe and choose the right.



 Tell the ones close to you that you love them and spend time with your family this week.

 Love you all, do the small, simple things always and build a strong foundation for the future.

Catch you next week from my new area!

 Love Elder Davis 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 29th Recap

Rain Rain you can stay if you want
Well first of I HOPE EVERYONE HAD AN AMAZING WEEKKKK!!!!! Ya so I hope you guys had a sweet week and it was just how you guys wanted it. Mine was good.  Oh Congrats to Mitchell and Becca Boberg, another Cousin Wedding with sealing in the Temple while I’m gone ha.. 
Well it has gotten cooler here so that’s been really nice but it has also been raining a lot. It rained about 5 out of the 7 days this week and when it rains here it rains a lot. The weather does like to play with you and that’s no fun because then you don’t know what to wear for that day. This week it was cold in the morning cold enough for sweaters so we rocked the sweater a few times. Then came the heat at about noon and I wanted to throw my sweater away because it was a dumb idea to bring it. Then came the rain at about 5ish and there are like no clouds in the morning so then I get all wet and it’s just so much fun. It truly has been fun though because its funny to see people’s reactions when to white, soaking wet missionaries knock on their doors, they just laugh and ask what we are doing but it does show them all something. It shows that we are truly here for them and only them.
  
 Well besides the weather everyone here in Linares and in my zone, are thinking it’s my last week here. I have about 6 months here in Linares now which is insane to think about and I have enjoyed every day of it and I will cherish this little town for the rest of my life. We have transfers next Monday so that’s why everybody is saying that and its starting to set in that they are probably right but who knows it’s what the lord has planned not us. I truly have fallen in love with these people and this town though, they have stolen my heart from everyone  else across the border (sorry not sorry... but of course I still love you mommy!!) I have made some friends that one-day I hope you guys get the pleasure of meeting and I know whoever my future wife is (haha warning to you whoever you are) but she better like Mexico because I’m for sure coming to visit my family here in Linares.
   So yes, the mission has been the best thing to date in my life and I have learned so much. Every day we truly have opportunities to learn so always be ready. I have filled you all in on my life and all the stuff happening in Linares so now it’s your turn to fill me in on your life fammmm.
I hope you all have a fantastic week, hey I miss you all and love you all… know that always please.
Oh, ya side note I hit 200 days in the mission so please have a party for me and if someone could please go get a Slurpee in my honor take a pic and send it to me I would appreciate it haha.  (davis.l@myldsmail.net)
Well keep doing everything you need to be doing and put yourself in position to be safe and to have success.
 Plan everything out and ask your Father in Heaven for help. I know you all can do wonderful things and I’m proud of you all.
 Be happy, Stay happy and stay worthy for the guidance of the spirit. I had some of the most spiritual experiences ever this week and I truly do know that each and everyone of us can always have those. You all have talents also use them but first find them.
Thanks for everything. Love you all!!!
Love Elder Davis
PS.... Like seriously though have a wonderful week and always smile, heaven is cheering you on and backing you up, there is no way you guys can lose if you really try your best and someone go get a Slurpee in my honor haha!!!! LOTS OF LOVE




Monday, September 4, 2017

28th week recap

I Have  a Fan club in Linares
Well here I am again at my good old friend the computer. Well this week was crazy. Surprise meeting lots of time on the bus and then just random storms and random people yelling at us haha.
Well to start off thanks for all your love and support. You guys are honestly the best and I have truly felt all your love and prayers for me throughout my journey so far. It has been hard sometime not now but in the beginning, I did have some nights and mornings where I wanted to give up.   I thought I would never be able to do this but I kept pushing. The thing that helped me the most was feeling all your guys love and getting emails THANKS A TON!!!
  Ahhhh first something funny that happened this week is while on the way back from the bus station we ran into some fans I guess ahaha. So, we are the only people from the United States out here in Linares so it’s easy for everyone to tell it’s us because we are kind of white haha. A first on my mission is that while riding our bikes we turned a corner and there on the side of the road was a little group of people.  We kept riding minding our own business because we had a cita (appointment) to go to so we couldn’t stop and talk to them. We kept going and all of a sudden one of the people turned around and she screams at the top of her lungs the Americans AHHHHHhhhhhh and they all pulled their phones out and started to take pictures of us hahaha. Well it was really funny and once we turned the next corner we stopped and had a good laugh because we couldn’t believe what had just happened.
 Also, this week it rained a ton, yesterday we were out in the middle of the town when it started and we were headed to a meeting about the time it started pouring. So, we got stuck in a thunder storm in Centro (Center) and had to wait it out. While waiting, Elder Snow and I ran out into the street and the storm which dumped so much water the streets were flooded to help some people pull these giant inflatables that were being taken down the street by the water.
Fun times on the mission fun times haha.
    The work this week was ok we just faced a lot of opposition that made it a little tough on us. I have truly learned that before we achieve good thing or receive blessing we must go through trails and opposition because there are 2 sides to everything. I know that sometimes it can get really hard and sometimes it doesn’t come easy but that is when we need to put our heads down pray and just receive the help from the Savior.
 We were able to do some good contacting this week but it seemed that a lot of people didn’t want to listen to us or they were just all too busy. We kept smiling and found some awesome people who have that special desire to learn and listen. I know that it takes patience to listen to us and especially, haha because I don’t speak Spanish perfect. Sometimes it’s just really funny because I don’t understand them and they don’t understand me haha.
   The truth though is that the work here is truly amazing and the truth is that it’s all true. I love my time here and I do love this gospel with all my heart. It has been the greatest blessing in my life. It has gotten me through hard times and has helped me receive answers to some of the biggest questions I have ever had. I bear my testimony of the truthfulness of it all. It is filled with love and help. I don’t want you to only believe my word though. That’s what we always tell everyone here. Ask god about it! He is there for you and he knows all. He knows all and he loves you. You all have a Father in Heaven and I invite all you this week to pray to him and ask him a question because in love he will answer you. I love all you guys a ton.
Have a great amazing week and keep pushing through all things.
 Pray and read the scriptures and go to church they all help.... I promise!
 Love Elder Davis



Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 27

Week something idk... I forgot.

Well bam bam!!! Another week gone. Well this week was awesome and just keeps getting better from the News that I have read today from Emails! First off happy late bday to my little bro bro Jared. Even though you are probably taller than me by now you are still a little boy but hey 15 you are moving up in the world. Also, congrats to my awesome Cousin Kelli and to Daniel on the marriage yee yee the temple is truly the best place to get married and hopefully one day I get to follow in your guys footsteps hahaha. (got like 2 years left before that happens).

 So, I hope that you guys all had a wonderful week and it was filled with tons of fun and safety. This week we had zone conference Friday and then District conference Saturday and Sunday so that was a really good way to end the week. 

    They talked about service all this weekend so that’s what I want to talk about a little. Service is honestly something that we have the opportunity to do every day. It can just be a simple thing for someone else that’s all. When you do participate in service I promise you will receive so much happiness and anything you do will bring you closer to your Father in Heaven. I Love to help other people because that where happiness and joy really comes from. I know I have the greatest opportunity in my life right now to give my everything to service so I will do it with all I have.
 I know all you have lots going on but if you have the opportunity to make someone’s day and also yours by doing what you Father in Heaven wants you to do.

I love you all and pray you have a great week. Put your head down and do what is right and fight off temptation to do evil things. There is always opposition in all things also so always do the small and simple things like read the scriptures and pray to give you strength to fight the opposition.

 I love you all so much and miss you all!! Have a fantastic week.
 Love your BFF Elder Davis.

 Oh, PS shout out to the fam for the letters and the boxes you guys make my weeks love you tons… you are the best



Week 33 Recap 3rd week in Alianza

Week 3 in Alianza alreadyyyy Well this week went by super-fast and just like all the other ones I don’t know where they went to haha. Well ...