Monday, March 28, 2016

$31 Flightless Birds


What is up everyone?

I got transferred! I am no longer in the Portland area. I have been
transferred to Molalla which is actually a place that a lot of Elders
dream of going so I consider myself pretty lucky. Although, I am
really going to miss the branch and all the cool people that I met
there. One of which is Irlinda, our investigator. I'm going to miss
her so much. We visited her for the last time and it was so sad. I
didn't want to leave. I am now in Molalla though which so far it is
pretty good.

Other than that this has been a pretty awesome week! We did a lot of
service because of Easter and everything. We actually sang at the old
folks home that we do service at every week. It was a lot of fun. We
got to share a quick message with them so that was cool. Easter was
also pretty awesome. We had a really good dinner with an amazing
family and of course we had an Easter egg hunt. It was the best! I got
lots of candy. Anyways, I hope everyone has a great week this week and
stay awesome!

Elder Navarro

Monday, March 14, 2016



We are doing good here in Portland. This week has been really wet.
There has been a lot of rain. It has been kind of annoying actually. I
can't say I'm too big of a fan of the rain. I even walked through a
big puddle that went up to my ankles. I got soaked. That was a
conscious decision though. I went to dinner that night barefoot
because my socks were soaking wet so that was funny. We did a fast to
find people this week. The whole mission participated in it so
hopefully that helps us all find new people this week. We did find one
new investigator this week that is pretty solid. He is a thirteen year
old kid named Joel. He is really interested in the church and has been
taught by missionaries in the past. He said he wanted to get baptized
and that he wanted to serve a mission but his parents are really
Catholic and don't want him getting baptized. We are hopefully going
to talk to his parents this week and hopefully he can get baptized.

Other than that, not a lot is going on. We are going to do a lot of
finding this week so hopefully we find a bunch of people haha. This
work is still rewarding whether we find people or no though. I have
been able to meet so many amazing people and I have only served in one
area so far. There is joy in everything that we do. Sometimes we just
have to look a little harder for it. I hope you are all doing well and
have a great week. I love you all!

Also if any of you would like to be added to my iCloud photo sharing
album just email me with you email address and I will add you!

Elder Navarro

I love rain

"service" project

Monday, March 7, 2016


How are you this fine March Monday? Everything is going pretty good
this week except our world pretty much fell apart. We visited Irlinda
and went over the baptismal interview to see if she was ready to get
baptized and all was good. She answered all the questions perfectly.
Then we tried to set a date with her to get baptized. She then told us
that she is moving this week to southeast Portland which is across the
willammete river which is outside of the mission!!! It sucks so bad.
We called the zone leaders to see if we could still baptize her
because she wouldn't be too far but they told us we just have to refer
her to the Vancouver missionaries. Boo! They suck. Just kidding. It
just sucks because there is nothing we can do.

Other than that, we have just been knocking on doors as usual. It's
been a lot of fun. We have been getting a lot of dinners lately now
that we are eating with the west hills Ward. They always do a good job
feeding us. The second half of the month we eat with a different Ward
and we don't get fed too often with them. It's ok though. It just
sucks at the end of the month because we have no money because we have
to buy dinners but it's okay.

Thank goodness the other elders got there car back. I was getting sick
of driving them everywhere. How is state basketball going? Who is
going to win? I want to go to costa vida so bad but as far as I know,
there aren't any in the mission. :(

But yeah that's about all I have to say this week. Love ya and have a
great week!

Elder Navarro