Scottie and his fellow missionaries on their Labor Day hike!
Scottie in his Ga Tech Gear
Today was a super busy day, we had our Magna Zone Conference that happens 4 times a year and it went from 10 am to 4 pm. I gave a talk about the Savior and his Atonement and I wanted to share a few of the quotes I found and presented in my talk:
“Christ is the light to humanity. In that light man sees his way clearly. When it is rejected, the soul of man stumbles in darkness. No person, no group, no nation can achieve true success without following Him who said:
“‘I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ (John 8:12)” (David O. McKay in CR, Apr. 1940, p. 115.)
We learned a lot about how to also stay focused on our missions and always work hard and not "become weary." It was a really good training and I'm glad we were there, it didn't even seem like it lasted 6 hours.
Today was a pretty crazy day. Normal workout and study and all that, we had lunch and then I ran by the post office to drop Sophia's package off, the guy told me it should be there by Friday so I hope it makes it in time! Happy Birthday Sophia, I hope you have a great day! :)
Today was a pretty good day. I did some studying this morning (used the institute manual to better understand that olive tree allegory in Jacob 5, in Spanish, so that took some concentration haha) and then for lunch I went back to my Southern roots: scrambled eggs, grits, and toast. The only thing I was missing was bacon or sausage, but I didn't have any. Then we did weekly planning, 3 hours in all its glory. We also had an amazing dinner of pasole with Hermana Esquivel. We spent a bit of the night helping our Branch Mission Leader (who is no good at technology but just the nicest guy in the world) create an LDS.org account and then we had correlation. It was a pretty solid day.
Today was a good day. We got up and I had a good workout and personal study. We did companionship study and then somehow we got on the topic of food and Elder Coffey just randomly pulled out this recipe for Cowboy Cookies (chocolate chip and oat cookies). They looked amazing and we almost had everything to make them, so during lunch we had a member run us to Smith's (grocery store) and we got some more flour and sugar. We spent a bit of time making them. Our official reason was to take them to a few church leadership and member families....we also just wanted cookies! Each batch makes 4 dozen cookies....we made 3 batches. It was deliciously fun haha.
Cookie baking adventure!
They had to borrow the mixer!
Today was such a busy and tiring day, but it was awesome! We started the day off with Soccer Saturdays at 7:30. We played for like 2 hours and had several investigators and less active members there, including Juan Mercado (19) and his dad who are both AMAZING at soccer. It was so fun to play with them, they were like pros. We ran back and showered and then ran back to the church building to help Hermana Liliana Mejia with the Primary (the children’s’ program in each ward/congregation) presentation activity (One Sunday each year the children present a themed program in our sacrament meeting). She was assigning all the parts for the upcoming activity and we got to help a few kids understand what it means to pray or bear your testimony, and the best thing is that Judith Sandoval was there with all 5 of her kids and they all got parts and plan on coming to church now! That was really exciting.
Today was a pretty normal day. Church was good and we learned all about how the Gospel and Jesus Christ are the greatest "fuentes de paz" (sources of peace) in our lives. We went back to the apartment, ate lunch, and then did some afternoon visits. We ate dinner with Hermana Leticia Gomez and had salad, pasta soup, pork carnitas with arroz y frijoles (rice and beans) and orchata (rice milk with cinnamon and spices) to drink and then peaches with whipped cream for dessert. It was delicious.
One from "The Gang"
One form Sophia