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Monday, May 29, 2017

Broken Frying Pan

Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week this week! This was a pretty interesting week here in liberty! As always it was hot as crap 

To start things off we went in exchanges this Tuesday and it went pretty good. The best part was I got my back adjusted and it feels amazing haha! Also got to play with a bulldog named Zeus and I thought he was gonna die because he was so excited and was breathing so heavy! It made me laugh! 

Well our investigator Rosa was doing really well. She is still coming to church reading and praying as everything but there is still that one thing holding her back.... We where walking to her front door going to teach her, and she was outside smoking:( I was super sad because she was doing really good, but I know This is something that is super hard to overcome. After we taught her and we had one of the best lessons of my mission! We went in their and and talked with her a little bit and shared ether 12:27 and after we read it she just let it out! She was crying saying that she wants to change and she needs to change, but she has zero support from her family.. We are going to try and do everything we can to help her out so she can overcome this! Gonna try and get the branch involved also 

Well this week our frying pan broke and I didn't think much of it because, i was just going to ask the zone leaders for a new one, but they can't get us a 5.00$ frying pan, but they can get us a 50.00$ blender... Doesn't make much sense to me, but anyways I was cooking my eggs yesterday morning and I had our oven mitts on holding the the pan while I was cooking because our handle broke, and I was making sure my eggs where cooked all the way and I didn't notice I was holding the pan for a good minute and when I took my hand off I noticed there was a lot of smoke and I thought my eggs where just burning... I was wrong lol my hand was on fire and I was freaking out, and their was smoke everywhere, but don't worry I am fine, just feel a little dumb that's all! Also yesterday we had to teach Sunday school with 5 minutes to prepare. Our counselors in the presidency are a little lazy but it's ok haha! 

This week I read a lot out of the boom of mosiah and I really like chapter 24.  If you have the chance, go read it because I know that all of us go through hard time but the lord will always be their, I know that to be true! I am so grateful to be out here in the field! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Happy Mothers Day...

Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week, and a great Mother's Day! Hope you all had a great time talking and what not. This was another week here in liberty I guess you could say lol! 

This was really just a plain week. A lot of knocking and not a whole lot of answers haha! This week was also very hot! We had one day where the wind was blowing and it felt like a blow dryer and it was miserable... This summer is gonna be good but awful at the same time! 

We did do some service this week which was good. We helped a member tear out his back porch and that was fun. We got to use some big giant crowbars which made me feel pretty manly lol! 

This week I was thinking and I am so grateful that I was born and raised in Utah haha! We have been trying to help a member that has been struggling with some things at school, and it really made me grateful to have been raised there. These kids really do have it tough and I have so much respect for them because there really are some stupid kids here... 

Anyways that's all I got this week! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Pic: gotta haircut this week lol probably one of the most exciting things 

Love, Elder Stringfellow

Monday, May 8, 2017

Hola amigos

Hey everyone hope you guys had a great week! This was a very interesting/busy week here in liberty. Oh and we received transfer calls on Saturday and me and Elder Paulsen will be staying together one more here! I'm excited to be staying with Paulsen but we will see how my 4th transfer here in liberty will go haha!

So to start off this letter we had the opportunity to be in a trio this week with our district leader Elder Despain. His companion went home on Wednesday so we have been with him since then. We have been covering both of our areas so it has been very very busy. It was a pretty good 5 days with him, but let's just say that I am very glad that those 5 days are over haha! He is a good kid and a good missionary, but being in English land all week made me miss the Spanish people that we are teaching! And the fact he used all my workout equipment in the morning before me made me angry lol!

The people we are teaching are doing good. Our friends Rosa, and Rosa are back on the map once again! We had some very good lessons with them this past week! They didn't come to church yesterday but, we had a good lesson that cleared up some of the doubts and concerns they had. We should be having some more good lessons with them this week! Cool experience yesterday we went and visited our friend/recent convert Enrique. He has been really sad lately and hasn't really been talking to us a whole lot, because there in something on his mind that is bothering him, you can tell.

So we went over there and asked him if he wanted a blessing, and at first he sad no I'm OK. I really felt like I needed to give him a blessing so I kept trying to get a yes out of him, and eventually we got one! He was saying no because his dad was right there and he didn't wanna look weak in his words. Anyways I gave him the blessing and right after it was over he got up gave me the biggest hug and had a huge smile on his face, and said thank you that's just what I needed! After that he was talking with us being the Enrique that we know and love!

The experience we had yesterday with Enrique made me so grateful to be able to have the priesthood here on earth again! It's real, it works, and it's available to everyone! God knows and loves every single one of his children, I have no doubt about that! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! Love, Elder Stringfellow


Monday, May 1, 2017

David Enchilada

Hey everyone hope you guys had a good week! Not a whole lot of exciting things happened here in liberty this week... It is starting to get really hot and humid and it's making me less and less excited for the summer lol

Well to start off, last P-day was pretty good I guess..  Our district leader signed us up to do service for a national wildlife refuge, and we had to go around and paint the trunks of some trees so that people could follow the trails and not get lost even though the highway was like 2-3 miles from where we were at lol. That was the hermanas job lol, our job as Elders was to move trees and branches that had fallen on the trail. It wasn't the funniest P-day activity, but we had a good time and got some service out of it. 

This week we did a lot of knocking and there wasn't a whole lot of success, but that's alright! Just gotta keep moving forward:) One of our solid investigators Rosa Lauren told us that she had a dream and that me and Elder Paulsen where in the dream holding the Book of Mormon telling her this is true, and after we had said that she saw a bunch of men and women dressed in white saying what we are teaching is true! She didn't know what to think so we taught her how people can receive answers to their questions through dreams and then talked about lehi and his dream. She said she has been praying everyday to see if what we are teaching is true, but hasn't received an answer, but we helped her come to the conclusion that this is her answer right here! Pretty cool lesson, but she went to go get her coffee from the donut shop, instead of going to church haha! She makes me laugh sometimes. 

Yesterday was pretty awesome! Let me give you some background first, but David Archuleta came, spoke, and sang for a women's conference down here in Houston this week. Some of the members in the branch went and said it was awesome! Well davids little sister hermana archuleta is in our mission and she goes home in a week, so somehow she convinced president drake to have a fireside for some of the young adults in our stake and for the missionaries. The only way you could go as a missionary was if you brought an investigator or a recent convert. Me and Elder Paulsen invited the Garcia family they came, and they had a great time! David gave a good talk, and he can still sing pretty good! It was funny Hermano Garcia got in the car after the meeting and said, "dang, that David Enchilada can really belt it!" Me and the rest of the family where dying!! The whole time he thought that was his last name lol! Also got to see some of the other missionaries I have served with, and some of my favorite members from Port Arthur. Very good day :) 

Anyways that's all I got this week. Love being a missionary and I am having such a fun time! Love you guys and hope you have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stringfellow
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