Monday, June 27, 2016

#44 Round and Round


How is everyone doing this week? I know I haven't written in a while.
P-days can get a little crazy and sometimes I run out of time to write
a group email. Anyways, a lot has happened in the last couple weeks.
Unfortunately, I got transferred out of the Oregon City/Molalla area.
I was super sad to leave especially because I wasn't really expecting
to be transferred. I will really miss a lot of the people that I met
there, but I am now in the Nike are which covers a little bit of
Beaverton and Hillsboro.

For the first few days we didn't have a car because it was in the
shop, so we had to walk everywhere. Also, our area is massive
especially on foot and let me just say after this week, I am done
walking for a while! Haha no but we were able to do some really great
things this week.

We were able to set a baptismal date with a super awesome investigator
that we have! Her name is Natalia and she is the sweetest lady ever.
She has been reading the Book of Mormon and taking notes on what she
reads. She is super amazing! Hopefully we will continue to help her
progress towards baptism.

Other than that, I hope you all are doing fantastic! Enjoy your week
this week. I love you all! Bye!

Elder Navarro

Monday, June 20, 2016

#43 Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day Daddio!

Hope Mom was your servant for the day! Haha just kidding. To be honest though, Yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life. I'm sure you can guess why. Im getting transferred :( and not only am I getting transferred but the area is getting shut down and the branch is getting shut down as well. They are going to tell all the members to go to their respective English wards. :(. Literally the worst! We also didn't get transfer news because of a meeting we had on Saturday which I will get to later but I am going to the Nike area with Elder Cepeda. I'm super excited to be with him but I am even more bummed to be leaving this area. 

I had my last dinner with the Pedersons last night at least for a little while. I am going to miss them SOOO much. Seriously I think they are my second favorite family next to our own. It was super sad. Oh well I guess. It has been great getting to know them. 

Anyways, I will make this email somewhat happy. We had a mission tour with Elder Nielson who is the head of the mission department for the church. It was super interesting to hear about a lot of the logistics of missions and missionaries. He gave some really good training for us. He talked a lot about success and how it should be measured as missionaries. It was super awesome!

Anyways, I'm glad everyone is getting ready to leave on their missions. Congrats on the new job! Hope you have another great week! Love you! Bye!

Elder Navarro

Monday, June 13, 2016

#42 Missionaries

Hey Parents!

What's up? We haven't really been able to do a whole lot. We have had to do a whole lot of logistical stuff this week! We had Elder Muglestons departing temple trip this week so we had to go all the way to Portland so that took about our whole day. It was a really fun day though. I'm not allowed to go through the Temple with them but I went on a split with some other elders which was super fun. We pretty much just chilled in Portland all day. We did go visit Elder White in my old apartment which was awesome. He is doing really well!

Other than that, not a whole lot has happened. Our Baptismal Dates got really sick so we couldn't visit them this week. We have mostly been working a lot with the less actives because we have a ton with such a big area. So a lot of our time is taken up by teaching them which I think is good, but some of the leadership in the mission thinks otherwise haha. Whatever. 

Sounds like a lot of stuff is going down at home. Super bummed to hear about Dallin. I hope all ends well with him. I need to email him. See how he's doing. But yeah, other than that. Not much is going on. We went to the Pedersons for dinner last night. Super fun as usual. They had to leave pretty early for seminary graduation so what did we do after they left? We cleaned their entire kitchen! It was pretty fun! Haha well, I hope you guys have a great week! I think we are going downtown Portland this week for Elder Muglestons last pday. It will be fun. Love you! Bye!

Elder Navarro

Monday, June 6, 2016

#41 June

We are doing pretty great! Everything is going really good! I guess
I'll start at the beginning. Last week for P Day we played dunk ball
at the Pedersons and just hung out with them all day pretty much. It
was super fun as usual. And then we ate dinner with them which was
good as well. I'm working on getting pictures but Sister Pederson has
then and I haven't really bothered to get them.

Anyways, the rest of the week we had a couple really good lessons with
our baptismal date, Monica. We got her to really commit to church and
we found a ride for her. Then, on Saturday night she had to take her
son to the hospital. Ugh!! It's such a pain. Something always has to
come up. I also went on exchange again this week. I went to Milwaukie
with Elder Dunn. It was a really fun exchange. It's always nice to go
to another area for a little while.

Other than that, not too much is going on. Today, we are going ice
skating. Hopefully, I can ice skate. Haha. I don't even remember the
last time I went ice skating. It will be fun though. I'm really
excited. But yeah, we are having fun here. Cool to hear you guys had a
good trip. Also, do you know Dallins email? He never told me what it
is before he left? Well, love you guys. Have an awesome week!

Elder Navarro