This week was a really good week. Im starting to understand a lot more spanish which is pretty awesome. We also watched like 5 devos this week and they were all solid. Im just gunna write day by day.
Thursday was a pretty normal day up until night class. Our teacher told us we were teaching a lesson but she didnt tell us who. So we made a really short lesson plan. But She brought a bunch of her friends to teach and there was an actual investigator. And Martinez and I had to teach him. I got pretty nervous because we were actually teaching this guy that didnt know anything about the church. It was a intense but it was also really good practice. Also our teacher was telling us all this stuff about when she was a kid. And she told us she had a pet tiger for like 3 months which was pretty legit, just thought I would add that in.
Saturaday was pretty boring and since it was fast Sunday we started the fast after lunch. The rest of that night was hard cuz everyone was talking about food and making everyone more hungry. We didnt eat until lunch on Sunday and I dont think ive ever been more hungry in my life.
On Saturday night we watched a Devo by Holland from 2011 and it was probably the best talk Ive heard. He said 3 things to look out for on your mission. 1st was that missionaries dont study well. He said one of the most important things is companionship study and if we waste time throughout the day comp study is the first thing that gets left out. 2nd was that we need to prepare well. Not just to prepeare to teach a lesson but to teach the person and listen to their needs. #rd was to teach for commitments. He said we have to be able to teach them well enought to want to commit to things themselves. And that we need to teach with power and authority in order to do that. Those were just some notes I took on it but it was a really powerful talk because he was really direct about what we need to do.
Monday we got to watch Elder Scott´s funeral. It was really cool beacuse the talks were more about his life outside of being a member of the twelve. Cristofferson talked because Scott was his mission pres on his mission. He told a story about hos they were driving around and Elder Scott stopped at a winery and told them to wait in the car. Cristofferson was really confused why he would be buying wine. He walked out with a bottle that looked like wine, but Elder Scott said "This is the best grape juice youll ever have. I just thought that was a funny story.
Today we got to go to the Temple again and I tried doing it without a translater and I understood a lot of it. After the temple we went shopping and did all that stuff. We got our sick custom jerseys today so thats exciting. Thats all I have for this week.
Love Elder Crisp