life is good

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This week has been really another awesome week.

Right now we are teaching a woman named M. She has gone to church with us a few times, but has not made a lot of positive progress. This week we had stake conference and to be honest I am not a big fan of stake conference in the mission because it is usually focused on the members and not the investigators. The stake conference also felt very long because one on the speakers spoke for over an hour. He did a very nice job, but I am not a fan of long talks. To be honest, I felt like I very well could have gone to sleep. haha So as the conference wrapped up, I thought, “ooohhh no, this is probably going to be the last time that she will ever come to church with us or she will never let us in her door again.” I had a lot of these kinds of thoughts running through my mind. But as it finished, she explained that she was not tired and she was not bored. She did not complain at all.

A few days later we went by to visit her and she was noticeably different. She had made a lot of forward progress. She said a very impressive closing prayer and she is now doing really well.

I am very grateful for experiences like these and I am so grateful to be a missionary.

I love you all so much and hope that you all have a great week.

Elder Wagstaff

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  • How has the work been this week? Anything new or exciting to report? What did you do today? I am still learning a ton. Things are great. Today we played soccer and went and bought things.
  • How are you feeling about being away for the wedding? It is so crazy. I feel like the time has gone so fast. I am so happy for her.
  • How is your Spanish these days? Do you feel like it is natural? I feel like Spanish is pretty good. Still can’t roll my r’s. haha
  • Anything funny happen this week? Funny thing, I was translating for the new missionaries this week for Sister R, who was speaking in English. She was explaining how the Latino missionaries need to learn English, because it is really important. As I was translating, I said that they need to learn Spanish…duh. They already know Spanish. It was such a funny experience.