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Monday, August 14, 2017

Riding a Horse...Sort Of

Hey everyone hope you guys had a good week. Is was a good week, but it was super hot and humid, with a lot of rain, and we where on bikes pretty much all week haha!

Other than that not a whole lot happened. We had MLT which is where all the leaders in the mission get together and talk about how we can help the people in our districts, and zones work better, and have more success. President hewlett was their and all I gotta say is that man is a spiritual giant! He talked a lot, but I learned so much and I can't wait to try and apply the things I learned! I also got to see some of the homies I served around and it was good to see them again. 

In our own area we have been working with a lot of old investigators who are ready! Well I think they have always been ready, but most of them just went on vacation to Mexico haha! I am excited to work with them and see how they turn out. 

Something funny this week was we had dinner with la familia Rodriguez and they had one of those toy horses and the hermano said " I bet you won't ride it around like a cowboy", and I was like alright you watch. We took a video so you guys can see how much I've learned down here in Texas. Make sure you listen to hermanos laugh haha, super funny :) 

Things are going great! I am really loving the mission and I can't believe how fast time is going! I love you all and hope you have a good week! 

Love Elder Stringfellow 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Email is Back

Hey everyone sorry it's been a while, my email has stopped being stupid but it's working now hopefully! 

Things have changed a little bit since the last time I sent an email, both me and Elder Nabo where transferred from galena park... I am gonna miss my boy Nabo but anyways  I am the district leader here in Houmont park, with my homie Elder Romero! Things over here have changed a lot, we are now in a all Spanish zone, and everyone in my district is Spanish speaking, so we are pretty much speaking Spanish 100% of the time. Not gonna lie it was kind of hard at first because it was quite a big adjustment but I am doing better. I had to give district meeting in Spanish and that really helped out a lot! 

Not gonna lie I really don't know a whole lot about this area, but the ward is awesome! They are so nice and helpful, and they are will to do anything for the missionaries, I love it! We have some people we found this last week that seem solid and I can't wait to work with them! 

We had a small miracle this week that was pretty cool! We where eating a Chick-fil-A and I went up and asked the lady for a refill and I really didn't pay too much attention too it and after we went on our way. Later that day we went and did an hour of power, which is when we just go knocking doors for an hour straight, and we decided to bring a member and his non member brother with us. We knocked a couple houses and got doors slammed in our face and we where kind of bummed. So we asked Omar the non member to choose a house and he choose this one house that had a cool car in front of it. We where like alright sure, so we go and knock it and a nice lady answers the door and we start talking with her. As we are talking her daughter comes and starts to listen. Then out of the blue she looked at me and said I know you, I saw you earlier today, and I was like OK where? She said I filled up your drink at Chick-fil-A and I was wondering what you guys where doing and who you where. So we told her that we are missionaries and we talked about the restoration, and we are going to talk with her some more this week! She is really solid and I am excited to work with her! 

That's all I got this week. I will probably have some more interesting things to write next week haha! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Email still not working...

Sooo my email isn't working again, but I got transferred and I am a district leader in Houmont Park. It's right next to Galena Park, but I am with Elder Romero and doing great. If I get anything to work o will let you know. Love you guys :)

√Člder Stringfellow

Monday, July 24, 2017

My email wont connect to the server or whaterver....

Elder Stringfellow did not send a big letter this week but could only email chat with his Parents but all is well...we think.  This was the beginning of a patient time for his parents as we received very little information.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Transferred to Galena Park, TX

Hey everyone hope you guys had a good week! This was a good last week here in liberty! I am getting transferred, but I don't know where yet haha!

This was a good week this week! We had some good progression with Rosa! She is still doing good with no smoking and drinking! Hopefully she will be baptized here in the next couple weeks! Nothing really much to report on this week! 

Me and Elder Paulsen just had fun this week! We got work done and had some good times! One thing we had to do this week was give talks in sacrament meeting. All 4 missionaries in the branch had to give one on the same topic and it was kind difficult because I was the last speaker and most of the stuff had already been talked about haha! Anyways it went really good! 

Had to say bye to a lot of good members this week which was kind of sad... This area has been good to me, but I am ready for a change! I love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow

Pics: me with some of my favorite families, and my good friend Lewis haha! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Power of the Priesthood

Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week! I am here in galena park with my boy elder nabo! He is from Africa and he is about 6'7! Super cool and funny also! 

Well let's just say, I got so many hispanos on my hands I don't know what to do with myself haha! Here there are so many more than my last area! We get fed so much also, I probably had more dinners this past week here than I did my entire time in liberty haha! We have a hermana that makes homemade betos burritos and they are sooooo good! Best things I have ever had! Also had some bomb tacos as well! 

When it comes to investigators we have some solid people. Taught a guy named Carlos yesterday that is super ready I am really excited to work with him! 

Yesterday we had an experience that really opened my eyes... we where driving back from dinner at our bishops house and all of sudden traffic stopped and we had to slam on our brakes. There was obviously an accident and we knew that there was a person in the car. So we pulled the car over and ran over to the car and saw the young lady sitting there barely breathing with a big giant cut in her forehead. I'm not gonna get too graphic but you could see her brain, and the first thing we tried to do was give her a blessing.  We did, and waited about 10-15 minutes for ambulance to show up. When they came she was still breathing and everything but right as they tried to take she passed away. If their is anything that I learned from yesterday is that god has a plan for all of us. It was definitely shocking to see someone pass away right in front of me.  I am so grateful for the plan of salvation and everything it has in store for me. I really hope that she had a taste of what the gospel is in this life. I know this church is true and god has a plan not only for me but for everyone! 

Hopefully this all makes sense... Was a pretty crazy week not gonna lie.  Thanks for the the love! Love you guys and have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Pics: only ones I got this week, but this is us at President drakes last zone conference, and the homemade betos burrito :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Patience Grasshopper...

Hey hope you guys had a good week! This was a pretty good week here in liberty. 

Well not a whole lot of exciting things happened this week. We are still working with Rosa Chavez and she is still doing good with no smoking. We have her on date for this Sunday but we will see how that goes. The other rosas are doing good. They wanted to come to church this week, but it was stake conference and it's about a 45 minute drive to the stake center so none of the rosas ended up coming but that's ok:) 

As I said we had stake conference this week and it was really good! Elder Dube from the seventy came and spoke and he gave a great talk. He has a really thick accent and it was kind of hard to understand, but what I got out of it was really good! I also got to see some of my homies from other areas which is always fun! On our way home we got stuck in traffic for like 45 minutes because of a huge accident. They had to life flight the person to the hospital and the helicopter flew right over us. That was probably the most exciting thing of the week right their haha! 

I also got to go on exchanges with my good friend Elder Bingham. We talked a lot about the good times we have had, and we talked a little basketball as well lol ;) we also called up some of our favorite people from other areas and it was cool to be able to go with them! We did however have a very spiritual lesson with the husband of Rosa Chavez, Arturo. He said he wants to find ways to feel closer to god, and we where like well why don't you help out your wife, and stuff like that. Hopefully we can teach him more throughout the coming weeks. 

Sorry if these letters are getting boring for those who read, not gonna lie this is a pretty dry place haha, but I love being a missionary, and I wouldn't wanna be any where else! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

1: Homies from Port Arthur 
2: The elders in the district