Monday, April 18, 2016

#34 Kitchen Sink


Molalla is definitely the place to be right now. There's just so much
going on all the time. Not really. There's basically nothing here. I'm
lucky there's even a McDonald's and a Subway. It's great though I love
it. I can't say it enough times, the people here are just the greatest
people ever. Everyone is just so nice and friendly. I love it.

We had zone conference this week which was way good! It's always nice
to hear from President Ballard. A big theme of the conference was
working with members and how we can more effectively use the members
in our missionary work. It is crazy how much more successful
missionaries are when the members are involved. If you ever have a
chance to work or go out with the missionaries I would strongly
encourage it. It is definitely something I took for granted when I was
back home. But the work is continually progressing here in Molalla. We
have a couple pretty solid investigators. I am looking forward to
working with them this week!

Other than that, I hope everyone has a better week this week than you
had last week. Bye!

Elder Navarro

Monday, April 11, 2016

#33 Conference

What's up? This week has been really awesome! Well, really just
Saturday was awesome because Elder Ballard came and spoke to us! It
was sooooooo cool! I think one of my favorite parts was to see him in
more of just a family setting. Seeing his interaction with President
Ballard and all of his grandkids was the coolest thing. His talk he
gave was also really good! He talked a lot about how important our
work is and how because of Lucifer, there are people dying spiritually
that need us. It was the best thing ever. We also got to shake his
hand which was crazy!!! Being that close to an apostle was so
exhilarating. Also, he made sure to tell our parents that they love
them. So the apostles love you apparently.

The new area is actually struggling. We have had a really hard time
finding people. All we do is tract. They just rearranged the Stake Presidency which
wasn't too interesting since I don't know anyone anyways.

The weather this past week has been really nice. It got up to 80 last
week. It was so hot! It kinda sucked actually. It has started to cool
off again though. Other than that, we went to President Martinez the
other day and guess what we played? The water game! It was sooo fun! I
got splashed a bunch! Then, Presidente Martinez poured the whole
pitcher of water and me and told me that I was now baptized into the
branch! It was hilarious! They are a super cool family. Anyways, I
love you guys and so does Elder Ballard! Talk to you later!

Monday, April 4, 2016

#32 Trees


I am now in Molalla and what a fantastic place it is! It is a lot
different than Portland, but it is still great. It is kind of nice to
get out of the city. The work here is also pretty good. We have a few
pretty solid investigators, but what really stands out to me are the
members. All of the members are so nice and loving. I just love being
around them all. We get some awesome referrals from members because
they are so great. It seems like all the members here just have a fire
to share the gospel.

Our apartment flooded this week haha! We are on our way home one night
and our apartment manager calls us and says our apartment flooded.
Apparently, there was a problem with the apartment above ours, so
water flowed down into our apartment. They turned off our water for a
couple of days, so we had to shower in another apartment. At first it
was terrible but then It made me think of people that are serving in
other countries like the Philippines or something who can't even
shower like we do. Ha sucks for them. Just kidding! I'm sure it is a
wonderful experience. Ha

We have done a lot of tracting this week since our teaching pool isn't
very big. I have probably done more tracting this week along than I
have my whole mission. It is good though because I actually kind of
like it. I love being able to meet so many new people. Even if they
are not interested in the Gospel, they are still Gods children. I have
learned that is more important to just show people Christlike love
even if the people don't want to have anything to do with us. I do
have faith that as we show that love to people, their hearts will be
softened. I hope everyone has a great week! I love you all! Bye!

Elder Navarro