Monday, June 23, 2014

A Hard Week Makes A Stronger Missionary (Week 40)

This week has been a rough one but I've learned so much from it.

This whole week individual stress has piled up on me and my companion, and on Thursday around 4 am we got super sick with food poisoning. It was terrible. This whole week Satan has been kicking us and trying to get us to fail and Its been a struggle, but the Lord is on our side and we are staying strong! Not today Satan!

We had an awesome lesson with R~ this week. It was crazy - a member called us to go out teaching with us. Haha this ward is on fire. We taught him the commandment follow the prophet. We read 1st Nephi chapter 1 with him and helped him better understand the Book of Mormon and that by reading the words of the ancient prophets we can learn and grow in the gospel. Is was awesome, brother Rc~ (The member that called to come out with us) bore the most powerful testimony, that touched all of us. I am starting to notice a spark in R~ and he is starting to really recognize the spirit. Him and his wife are going to be working on praying together as a couple every night.

On Saturday we helped R~ with remodeling his bathroom. Haha it was pretty fun. We tore out the toilet and broke up all of the remaining tile. After we had scraped the cement clean we mortared the ground and started to lay the tile. It was pretty tricky because we all had to work as a team. We had to offset the tiles (6 x 18 inch plank tiles), so we had to cut the end tiles in half and make exact
measurements so that there wouldn't be any awkward spaces. I wish I took a picture of the finished floor, but I'll get one next week and send it to you.

Me and my companion are super pumped to go to Bv and Em's baptism in Paul's Valley on Sunday (hopefully it doesn't get pushed back). Super excited!

Sorry this letter is so short this week. Thank you so much for your love and encouragement! It has helped me a lot this week!

Sincerely, Elder Watkins

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