Monday, October 31, 2016


Happy Halloween!!!

I think if I wasn't Mormon, I would be Muslim! Haha this has been a
great week! Since we are doing this whole "no knock November" thing,
we have had to think of new ways to find people to teach! Earlier this
week, we decided to try to walk around the park and talk to people,
and let me tell you, that is not the easiest thing to do! After
talking to a few people, we ended up talking to this Muslim family.
They eventually invited us to join the barbecue that they were having
at the park! Of course we said yes, so we just sat down, ate some
lamb, and talked about our beliefs! It was seriously the coolest thing
ever! I learned sooo much about the Muslim religion. Super
interesting! They were easily some of the nicest people I have ever

This experience really taught me that everyone really is a child of
God! It doesn't matter what you believe in, or where you are from, or
anything like that. We are all children of our Heavenly Father! We all
have millions of brothers and sisters on this earth. This week, I met
some of our brothers and sisters from Oman, and I KNOW that they are
my brothers and sisters! I love the mission. I may only be in Oregon,
but I am meeting people from around the world! Ahhh I love it! I love
you guys! Bye! Have a fantastic week.

Elder Potter for today! ;)

Monday, October 24, 2016


Hola everyone!

Today is transfer day once again! Woohoo! Luckily, I will be staying
in Tigard, but I will be getting another new companion. I will be
getting Elder Cornwall. I already know him pretty well since I went on
exchanges with him a few months ago. I'm excited to work with him.
Maybe I will even be able to keep him around for more than one
transfer. Something I haven't been able to do since I was trained. ;)

Also, Elder Ballard came to our mission again last week, and as usual,
it was the coolest thing ever! I even got to sit in the front row! I
didn't even mean to, but we accidentally overestimated the time it
would take to get to the building the meeting was held at. Oh well! It
was a blessing in the end! It just strengthens my testimony that the
apostles really are called of God. He talked about things that our
mission really needed to hear. It really inspired me to be the best
missionary I can be while I am here!

Anyways, I hope all is well with each of you. I love all of you!
Smile. Have a great week! :)

Elder Navarro

Monday, October 10, 2016



This week has been fantastic! First of all, our car broke down, and our car was in the shop for the majority of the week. I don't think I have ever walked so much in my life! It was crazy how much we walked! On the bright side, we got to talk to a lot of people! Luckily, we have our car back now. We are so spoiled haha.

Earlier this week, I got a call from Elder Acosta and Elder Dunn saying that Carlos Navarro was getting baptized! I don't know if I've talked about him before, but he is someone that Acosta and I found! Also, he asked me to speak at his baptism, so on Saturday I went back up to Beaverton to go to his baptism! It was an amazing experience! I don't mean to brag or anything, but I made the Navarro family(not my Navarro family) cry in my talk! Haha Carlos has changed a lot in the past few weeks! He went from a gangster straight outta Compton to a faithful member of the church! Ha he is a living a testimony of Christ's atonement! He really did atone for the sins of the world! :)

I love you all! Adios!

Elder Navarro

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Judge

What's up?!

This week was a week full of exchanges! I can't stand my companion, so we just set up a bunch of exchanges! Just kidding that's not true. It was just a coincidence! They were two really fun exchanges though! The first one, I went with one of our zone leaders, Elder Dotson. He is a really cool guy! We had some fun tracting and eating at Qdoba. For the second exchange, I was in a trio with two of my old companions, Elder White and Elder Casanova! That was a crazy exchange haha. It was a lot of fun being with those two for a day!

Obviously, General Conference was this week as well, and it was amazing as usual! I think I have gained a real appreciation for a General Conference on my mission! It's really nice to be able to just sit down and listen to the prophet and apostles for a little while! It's not a lot that we get to do something like that! Something that I learned is that I need to repent haha. As does everybody else in the world! Repentance was one of the big themes of a General Conference! What a great blessing it is to be able to receive forgiveness whenever we need. We can literally repent everyday! And we should because we are all a little dumb sometimes! ;)

Anyways, I love you all! Apply what you learned at General Conference! Repent! Smile! Look at the joy in the world! Have a great week! :)

Elder Navarro