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

Monday, August 21, 2017

26 week 6 months out on his mission

Temple finallyyyy

Well what another quick and crazy week! This week was awesome and just another wonderful week in the mission. We again had a good showing at church with 4 investigators, we are praying that one of them gets baptized in about a week. Her date is set for the 3rd of September, she is progressing awesome.  She is amazing because every time she comes to church she has brought a new friend and then teaches that friend about everything... truly amazing.

Well besides that we have been working super hard every day out here.   As you do your part the Lord will truly help you out and do his part. I just know with all my heart he is just waiting for you to just try, as you try he will make you stronger helping you in all things. I have truly seen that with my Spanish as it truly has gotten so much better as I have put so much work into it. It has been hard but the blessings of being able to speak are so great. I also had divisions (exchanges or Splits) this week with the other Elders in Linares. The Elder I got put with has 2 months out on his mission so for the first time in my mission I was the senior companion haha. Well we did some good work that day that we were together, we had the opportunity to place 5 baptism dates with some new investigators and with a family Elder Snow and I have been teaching here for about 4 weeks.
Well as the title of my email says I finally got to go again to the temple here in my mission. It has been about 5 months since I have gone inside a temple and it was the first time I have gone inside this one here in Monterrey.  We were able to tour the outside of the temple back in June.
 Oh, how lovely it was, truly was amazing to be back inside the house of the Lord. It should be our main focus in our lives if we are old enough, go to the temple and go as often as possible. What blessings truly can come from the temple. It is the most special place on earth and a place we can truly feel the presence of the Lord.
 Well I do have a story that I will always remember about this temple. To get more details you can either ask my mom or email me haha. Well I passed out or fainted, idk really while I was at the temple. It was the first time in my life that that has happened to me, that will be a memory forever. I do know why and it was because I didn’t have any food or water in my system, at least that is what we all think. I’m ok now and totally fine.
Work is normal and I’m still out in the heat preaching the gospel because there is nothing that can happen to stop this magnificent work.
I love you all and pray you have an amazing week this week.
 Put your head up and choose the right and blessing will come I promise.
 I love you all and pray for you every day.
 Till next week, love Elder Davis

Monday, August 14, 2017

25th week recap

TRIOOOOO for a day yeeeee
Well ya this week was a little crazy hahaha. First off don’t have much time so sorry if the emails are a little short I’ll try my best. Well this week we had a trio for a day, that was yesterday so not that bad. We had it because one of the Elders on the other side of Linares finished his mission and had to go to the offices so that meant we got to be in a trio with all of Linares. It was fun but a lot of bike riding. This week we were also able to really teach the people and help them make commitments. We were able to place 5 baptism dates which was awesome, but then 4 of them fell through because the people weren’t able to make it to church. That was a bummer but we will go back, talk to them and try to do it again. We had zone activity today, that’s why I’m on a little later and don’t have much time. There were only 8 of us there because everything that had happened so it was a little weird but good hahaha.
I do love it out here still and every day is something new and something amazing. Every day we can make everything turn for good or bad. Please be careful every day because I want all of you there when I return so I get to see you again. Do the small and simple things it truly is the way to success you have to set the good solid foundation before you can build up. There is always someone there to help you also, all you have to do is pray with all your heart. 
Well thanks for everything you guys do and always keep smiling, life is fantastic it is all a gift and a blessing. I know that LA Iglesia de Jesucristo de los santos de los Últimos días (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) is the true church on the world today. It has always been true. I bear you my witness of that and my heart felt testimony that you can all truly find out by simply asking your Father in Heaven in prayer. Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet of God and everything he says comes from our Savior. I love him and I sustain him with my heart and all my soul. Come to find the truth for yourself. I invite you this week to ask again and to search for that answer it will come I promise.
I love you all and pray you have an awesome week. Time fly’s when you are having the best time in your life especially like 6 months when you give everything to the work you are called to do.
Love you all. Be safe and have a great week 
Elder Davis

Monday, August 7, 2017

week 24

Welll drum rollllllllllllll!!!!....... I’m still here in Linares!!!! Hahahaha. Well we had changes yesterday and since I have 4 months here already in good old Linares we were expecting that I would get changed. But nope still alive here for 6 more weeks. That will mean that 1/4 of my mission I will be in one place with the same people.
I am happy that I am staying here because I didn’t really feel like packing yesterday and today haha. Elder Snow is still here with me also so nothing changed with us at all. I do love it here and these people have for sure become my family over the last 18 weeks and its crazy that I have been here that long anyways. 
Well not much happened this week. We really went out working with less actives this week and people who haven’t gone to church in a while, it was awesome to be with all of them. We ended up having a lot of success with them and we had 8 less actives at church yesterday which was big for us. Our investigators have been a different story. They don’t like waking up on Sundays to go to church even though church is at 9 am it’s not that hard but ya I guess they just like to sleep. So, we couldn’t get anyone of the investigators to church this last week but this Sunday we will change that around and just get everyone there.
It’s still been hot here and like I’m done sweating, I don’t think I could sweat anymore. It’s pretty Knarly like straight up you walk outside and you just start sweating it’s pretty funny. Its nasty though so I don’t like it that much hahaha. It is good though for us white boys because we are getting darker so maybe soon people will stop calling us gueros(white skinned haha)
Well this week I study and thought a lot about the choices we make. Every day we have the opportunity to make choices for ourselves. That is truly a God given gift given to us to test us and to allow us to grow into what we can truly become. This week I ask you in love to truly think about what you are doing every day. Are you choosing something that will bring you closer to your Father in Heaven and help you return to him? Or are you choosing stuff that can hurt yourself or your loved one or more especially your Father in Heaven? HE truly does love you all. He truly does care and he is watching you all, wanting you to come back. He cries when you do and he has joy when you do. 
Be strong and pray about what to do when you have a tough choice to make. Just think about the ones who love you when you come to make a big choice. He has a plan for each one of you and he will help you. 
With all my heart, I share that he will help you, he always will and I can’t say it enough but he loves you all. I love you all also for I feel his love for each and every one of you.
Have a wonderful week. I pray for your safety and happiness.
love you all,
Love Elder Davis!!!!

Week 23

It’s kinda like really hot
Well ya its been really hot here haha. Hey but I’m in Mexico so its suppose to be like that right.... Well this week again flew by and I can’t really stop to do all the things we want. We have been working so hard in our area and its been tough because we haven’t really seen the pay off from our work but we have so much faith and love for our Savior and theses people here. We just know that for the next exchange no matter who is here in Linares they will have success because of what we have done. Ya about changes we find out next Sunday where our new area will be if we get changed. I have 4 months here now so more then likely I will get changed to a new area. I have fallen in love with this little town though and it does mean the world to me. I really can’t picture me working somewhere else but I know where ever I’m called its where the lord needs me.
We went to the lake today haha for our district activity. We can not swim so we got to just look at it hahah. It was super pretty though and really blue so I thought it was worth the 2 hr bike ride in like 110 degree weather but everyone else didn’t hahaha. Besides all the heat and the sun burns I have gotten its honestly has been amazing here. I truly love every second of my mission. I couldn’t see me anywhere else. It has been the best thing that has ever happened to me and I have defiantly changed for the better but I’m still the same in some ways. I love our Savior and I will do anything here people asks me to do. I cant wait to share the stories I have gotten here with all of you and I cant wait to return to my savior when I am called home to him. I know with all my heart that he lives and he loves everyone of you and he knows you. I will never deny my love for him and my father in heaven. The are truly my light in this dark and crazy world. 
To all of my friends who are about to go on missions or are thinking about going.... I love you and I pray for you always. You are such an example to me and you all make me so happy and proud. You have changed my life by your examples and the faith you have to leave your families for a season and to give all you have to the Savior. 
To all my other beautiful friends and family I love you all and miss you. You are also example to me every day I wake up and try to make you all proud and I hope one day I get to see you all again and truly thanks you for everything. 
Stay strong. Do the small and simple things for great and marvel thing will truly come from your faith.
Read the scriptures and pray always. 
Work hard and forget yourself and get to work. 
Love your best friend Elder Davis

Week 101............Onto the Final ONE....

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