Monday, June 4, 2012

Interesting Week and What to Do When Discouraged

Kia Ora Mother,

Okay. Where to start. Well, congrats on the successful garage sale. It sounds like you all had heaps of fun. Also, I am not surprised that tucanos won out. That place is pretty good. Anyways, it sounds like you had a good week.

Ok, for my week we had an interesting one. We had tradeoff with the zone leaders which went pretty well. We were able to set two kids for baptism but he was kinda rude to some of our less actives. We went back the next day to one of them and she said that if I hadn't been there she would have shut the door in his face. I hope no ones says that about me except for those that actually do shut the door in my face. So that was that, and then district meeting was switched to friday for some reason. My district leader got sick so the zone leader had to call us twice last week for nightly calls.

We found out that the kids mum says no for letting them get baptized and she is very stubborn about it. We had to teach young mens yesterday in church in pukete ward and we met three crazy 12 year old girls at church. That pretty much summed up the craziness of the week. Oh, I forgot. We also had an 8 year old baptism that we attended that was supposed to start at 3:30 but when we arrived at 3:29 there was no one there. They chapel was locked and the font was empty. It of course started late and we missed dinner because of it. It was pizza too. Oh well, no hard feelings.

The little miracles this week was getting one of our investigators to a fireside last night. We was kinda reluctant to go inside because he said he wasn't a church person but after the fireside, he said he couldn't wait for next sunday. I am hoping it was the spirit that touched him and not all of the girls spirits but I guess we will find out later on. I will let you know next week.

For the other question, when I am down, do one of two things. Go to a members house that I like and just be with them for a few minutes. Something there always makes me laugh and get in a good mood so that I can continue the work. Or the other thing is to walk for a little while. Let the feeling of despair and discouragement role over in my head and exit finally out my ears or something like that. Anyways, sometimes it takes longer walks or longer visits but those two things usually work if not always.

I hope that you have a wonderful week and the two girls who are set are named Lekita and Leeahdin. Good luck saying them but heavenly father with know who you mean. Love yous heaps.
Elder Beckstead

P.S. About the shoes. Give them to xane to wear. Currently I have three pairs that I am alternating around with an additional two unused pairs that are for home. Just think of it as one of the pairs I was given was to replace the old ones and the ones you have are new ones I sent home for xane. Or something like that. Also, I want to add tootsie rolls and a couple of twix to the list of birthday lollies.

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