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
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