I am in a new area.  It’s also pretty hard work here too. We’ve done a lot of knocking and finding.   Our group leader is really awesome and a big help for us though! He served his mission in Peru and knows a lot of the Hispanics we teach. It’s slow, but it’s how Butch Jones is doing it! #BrickByBrick.  I met this lady today who both of her sons graduated from UT and she knows Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. I told her when I get back from my mission, I’m going to go up there for a week to just stay there haha, she said she didn’t blame me! My scripture study is going well. The first thing I study is almost always a chapter of the Book of Mormon in Spanish. I want to read through it all in Spanish. I’m in Alma 34 I think now. All about Alma and his bros going to teach the apostate Zoramites. Good stuff! And in English Book of Mormon, I’m reading through again and I’m just out of the Isaiah chapters in 2 Nephi where Nephi lays down some really good chapters about Christ, false churches, and the ever powerful 2 Nephi 31 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/31?lang=eng) about the Gospel of Christ. Then I read a section or 2 in Preach My Gospel, some old conference talks, and some New Testament if time permits. Pray for me… would you? I love you so much!  Go Vols!  (I still sport my orange ties in Oregon!)

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I’ve got some inspirational things I like to post on facebook. Here are some:

 The Gospel of Jesus Christ is like a delicious pie! It tastes amazing, but it is even better shared with your friends, family, or complete strangers! So take the time to share with someone this wonderful Gospel, or invite them to church! You could even have them over for pie afterwards!

El Evangelio de Jesucristo es como un delicioso pastel! Su sabor es increíble, pero es aún mejor cuando es mejor compartido con amigos, familiares o completos desconocidos! Pues, toma el tiempo para compartir este maravilloso Evangelio con alguien, o invitarlos a la iglesia! Y después, invitarlos a comer pastel!


Our Heavenly Father feels the same! All He asks of us is to do the best we can to follow His commandments! He loves us, and will always be there for us!

Nuestro Padre Celestial siente lo mismo! Todo lo que pide de nosotros es que hagamos lo mejor por seguir Sus mandamientos! El nos ama, y siempre estará allí para nosotros!