so, lets start with your week. dad. there are some missionaries here who like to hunt, and when you send those pics they just all go uuuggghhhhh man that looks fun haha! i love it and im just like, "yep! thats my dad!" they like the pics.
so this week was kinda hard. mainly because i am pretty sure i got some kind of worm. it was hurting my stomach like crazy. so i might buy some medicine for that. i feel better now, but i decided im going to make a change in my life. starting now. this year will be full of work and obedience. itll be hard but im done with not being a hard worker. i keep realizing that i need to grow up a little bit. so im going to make a change.
so keeping rules as you probably know is not seen as a "cool" thing to do around other missionaries. now if you dont keep the rules, and if you dont care what president says, and if you do whatever you want, you are just being disobedient. so many missionaries here are this way. i definitely know its a test and i know ill overcome it. because ive made the decision to and i know god will help me. he set the rules for a mission, so he will help me keep all of them.
i found some stuff i want to buy so ill be using the christmas money i have. thank you so much for it! im loving my mission more and more. and i feel like these trials are helping me a ton. like you said, god will help you see things as they really are, and i believe he is helping me with that now. and as i overcome these trials, i know it will help me for the rest of my life, and for the rest of eternity. i love you guys so much. keep being awesome and stay strong. love you!
PS: Elder Madsen explained the school kids in the picture from 2 weeks ago. He & his comp were walking past a school yard & the kids were all yelling & waving to them. Chase stopped & did a simple magic trick that freaked the kids out for awhile, then he revealed the secret. They thought he was awesome!