Monday, August 14, 2017

Week 104 - Truce


All I really wanted to say to all of you today is thank you. Thank you
for supporting me over these past two years. As I've been here in
Portland, I have seriously felt your love and prayers. It is the
single thing that got me through each and everyday. I have learned so
much more about myself on my mission. I have learned that I truly love
people. As a result, I have come to love each and every one of you a
little bit more. Even though I haven't been in close contact with all
of you, I look down the list of people I send these to and all I see
are great people. I wish I had a better way of expressing my gratitude
for the things you have done for me, but for now I will just say thank
you. As I return home, I hope to see all of you and personally thank
you for what you have done for me in my life.

Going home will bring a lot of new challenges for me. This is the
first time in a long time that I don't know what tomorrow will bring,
but that's ok. I don't know what I'm going to study in college. I
don't know when I will get married or to whom. All that I know is that
I am a son of God which means I have the potential to become like Him.
I know I can achieve anything I want to because Christ suffered for
me. I have committed myself never to fall short of my potential. I
want to be the best person I can be. The mission has taught me that.

Again, I love you all. Please forgive me for not sending updates
consistently. Feel free to contact me when I get home. I will be glad
to tell you all about my mission and all the experiences I had here. I
hope to talk to all of you soon.


Elder Navarro

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 103

Woohoo!! LAST EMAIL!!

This was actually a great week! There was a lot of good that happened.
All of the member work that we have been doing for the last few months
is starting to pay off. Earlier this week, we got a referral for this
Spanish guy that works for this member. We visited him and he is super
solid. He already had three copies of the Book of Mormon. We taught
him more about it, and he said that he wants to keep meeting with us.
We have another lesson with him on Tuesday. It should go really well.

Also, we got another referral from a different member who invited a
family over for us to teach them. So on saturday, we went to their
home and taught this family. Once again, it went really well. We
taught them the restoration and even accepted the invitation to get
baptized! It was great! They have really been looking for something
more in their lives. They have gone through a lot in the past few
months and they know that this is what they need.

All in all, it was a great week full of finding people. Anyways, this
is going to be a really busy week for us. We have district Meeting and
Michaels baptismal interview on Tuesday. Then, I'm going to the temple
with all the other departing missionaries on Wednesday. I'm also
having my departing interview on Wednesday. Then on Saturday, we have
michaels baptism. It is going to be a great last week! I can't wait to
see you guys! I'll talk to you in person next week! ;)

Elder Navarro

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week 102

Hey hey!

I am doing fanstastic! Zone conference was also really good! It was
wayyyy short! President Ballard had a lot more to say than President
Bullen does. It's probably just because he is new. Usually we would
end zone conferences around 4 if not later with President Ballard.
With President Bullen, we ended at like 1. It was crazy! I really like
President Bullen though. He is a lot like President Ballard so far.

I also got to do a couple of baptismal interviews! It was a really
cool experience. It's nice to just hear about the whole conversion
story of someone. It was really cool! The first one was in Spanish and
this lady talked a lot. She was actually already a member but they
lost her records so she had to get rebaptized. The second one I did
was this English dude that has been taught forever. He knows
everything about the church. He was quoting stuff from the doctrine
and covenants! It was cool! Luckily, neither of them failed the test
so they both got baptized!

This morning, we went to the Pedersons for breakfast. It was cool!
Apparently, it's harry potters birthday so they had a little party.
Anyways, I hope you have a great week! #2weeks

Elder Navarro