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Monday, December 26, 2016


Hey everyone hope y'all had a good Christmas! Christmas was so much but a little different not gonna lie.. Didn't really feel like Christmas but that's alright haha!

Found out on Christmas eve that I am getting transferred out of Port Arthur and it makes me a little sad because I have made so many good relationships here and I am really going to miss the friendships that I have made.   I won't find out till Tuesday to where I am going but I am excited to explore a little more of the mission.  I will let you guys know where I am going next week! :)

This week we really didn't have a whole lot of lessons or anything like that because everyone went down to Mexico for the holidays and they where all gone haha! We did do a lot of service which was really fun! We helped out with the salvation army which was really fun giving people their gifts and watching them walk away with big smiles on their face really made my day! We also found out that we made the front page of the Port Arthur Newspaper (click on link here) which was pretty cool! Interviewed Elder Rosenlund and that was really cool! 

Anyways I am having a great time out here and I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else! I have gained a better knowledge of the gospel and about myself! Missions really are life changing! Love you all and hope you have a good week and I will talk to y'all again in 2017!

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Me by our Christmas tree :)
Elder Slim Shady haha
Me and Elder Lesa with saying goodbye to some of the members
Breakfast Me and Elder Lesa made with our aprons on haha

Monday, December 19, 2016

Feliz Navidad :)

Hello everyone hope you all had a good week! This was an awesome week for everyone here in PA!

We had a baptism here this week and it was so awesome! I had the opportunity to baptize Sandra and it was one of the most spiritual experiences I have had here on mission.  Her and her daughter where so ready to make this giant step in their lives! Before the baptism was a little crazy not gonna lie.  

Me and Elder Lake went to the church around 1:00 pm to start getting things ready.  We did some things and we where going to go look at the font and we look in there it smelled like straight crap! We look on the floor and we saw all this slimy stuff and I am pretty sure it was sewage that came up from the drain.  It was so gross but we tried to make it look our best so we pretty much dumped an entire thing of comet cleanser in there and let it soak.  I had to clean up the slime crap and I thought i was going to throw up it was so nasty, but i think we made it look good so thats all that counts.  We got that all done and now its time for the good stuff to start.  

Its about 10 minutes till game time and I am a little nervous and I walk out of the dressing room and I see President Drake Standing there at the urinal and I was like ahhhhh crap, "everything has to be perfect."  He turned around looked at me and Elder Lake and said "I hope this is a good one and winked at us."  I was super nervous at this point, and din't want anything to go wrong within these next 10 minutes.  Well our branch president shows up at 6:20 pm and the baptism was supposed to start at 6:00 pm and I was like you have got to be kidding me... 

We started around 6:25 pm and got things going.  We had some talks given and then it was time for the service to start. First it was Melissa, [Sandra's daughter] and her primary teacher [was baptizing Melissa] and then it was me and Sandra's turn.  We get in the water and she tells that she is scared to go under and I was like well thats too late now! I say the prayer and then I had to pretty much slam her into the water so I could get her whole body under which I did.  I felt really bad but I really didn't want to screw up in front of president [Drake] and I really didn't want to do it again.  Anyways everything after that went really good and the spirit was with us.  It is a day that I will never forget! Very crazy, but very memorable day as well! 

Wish I had more to talk about but thats all that really happened this week! love you all and hope you all have a merry christmas:)

Love, Elder Stringfellow

Photos of the Week

Today's P-Day Activity - Whiffle Ball
Us cleaning the font 
Everyone that helped them get baptized  
Cool Christmas Decorations  
Me Sandra, Melissa, and elder lake before the service

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Great things coming this week...

Hola family and friend! Hope all of you are doing well! Everything down here in Port Arthur is going awesome! We had an awesome week full of miracles!

I am super excited because we are going to have a baptism this Saturday with Sandra! We are going to have her and her daughter baptized together so that should be awesome! Her and her daughter are so ready to make this big step in their lives! The gospel will bless them in so many ways and there are so many blessings in store for them i can feel it! 

Anyways other than that this week was super slow.... We found some people but we where with the English elders most of the time.  They are cool elders but they are not the same as Spanish elders.  They are not as cool as us haha! 

Everyone down here is going crazy for the holiday! The streets are super packed and people are getting to the point where they are being mean, and I'm like come on man its Christmas haha! But Christmas is definitely bigger in Texas haha! 

Thats all I got this week.  Make sure to check out the videos for light the world! They are really cool and everyone should do it! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Pics: Sorry I cant fix them and these are the only ones that I took...I promise I will have more this week! 
Goofing Around
Emergency Preparedness Plan

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Hey everyone hope you all had a good week! We had a very good week down here in Port Arthur!

So our number one investigator Sandra has a date for baptism! Her date is December 17th and we are hoping that we can do it on that date so that she can be baptized with her daughter! I am super excited about her and her daughter! Please pray so that we can  get this thing done haha! 

Other than that not a whole lot happened other than it has rained like 8 inches! It hasn't stopped for 3 days and on Saturday we rode our bikes through the flooded street right next to our apartment which was super fun!

The holidays down here are in full swing and everyone is going crazy! The stores are always full and people are still slamming the doors in our faces which is fine with me.  Salvation is personal haha! 

Thats all I got this week hope you all have a good week! And sorry I will try and send pictures next week! 

Elder Stringfellow