Wednesday, October 23, 2013

September 30, 2013

Oh its transfer day!!!! And I am staying!! Also I am training a new missionary!!! I asked my mission president after the trainers meeting. Are you sure I am training? and he said yes I am. So at least I know I am doing something right for them to let me train a new missionary!! I don't know who it is yet but I will meet him today!!!
So this week was crazy!! So since I was in a trio and covering both wards on bike we were pretty busy!!! We put over 70 miles on our bikes this week!!! My legs hurt!!!! We really only worked with Less actives this week and had 20+ lessons this week combined!!! Also a lot of this week was Elder Daley saying good bye to people so nothing much happened. Oh we ate a lot of food this week!!! We had at least 2 dinners every night and 3 Sunday night. I have never been so stuffed in my life. One of the dinners was with a Tongan family that night. I finally get to sleep in my own bed tonight for the first time in 2 weeks. Oh we also had 8 hours of church and meetings that we went to!!!
The weather has been amazing this week. No rain and not hot. It was PERFECT!!!! I love this area also because there isn't a lot of hills!!!!  I can't wait for this transfer to start and the miracles to start pouring out because it always happens in the training program!!!! 
Sorry this letter is so short! It is transfer week so nothing really happens besides packing and saying goodbyes. I was able to finish reading the book of Mormon though!!! 25 days!!! I have never read anything that quick!!! My testimony in the truthfulness of that book has grown so much more!!!
Well I love everyone and hope everyone has a great week!!! Sorry about the short letter!!
Elder Escudero 

September 23, 2013

Hello Everyone!!!! Well this week we were pretty busy again but we had a lot of fun too. So right now I am in a trio companionship for the week because the ward next to us lost a missionary because he got his visa and went to Brazil today!!! So my companions is Elder Near and Daley. SO now we have to cover 2 wards on bikes!!! It wont be too bad but a lot of work and stuff to figure out!!!
SO this week we went to town with trying to teach everyone we saw and everyone we visited. SO we were able to finally meet this guy named grant. Elder Daley has been trying to get in contact with him for a few months and we finally got ahold of him on wednesday and when we got there his wife answered the door and we were able to teach her. SO now she is investigating!!! The only set back I see is that the look pretty set in there church!!! But we will see where that goes. 

ALso I attached a couple pictures of one of our dinners. It was chicken parmesan and the smaller one was the rest of the families and the big one is the size ELder Daley and I recieved. The member that cooks it always cooks that size for us all the time. 

Also we taught 20 lessons this week and 15 of those were to less active members of the church!!! It was a hard working week. I am really tired too. I have never been so tired in my life, its insane but worth it!!!! 

So we have been biking a lot and trying to have the members come out with us and visit all the people that we see but its hard to coordinate them to come. Our Bishop wants us to get 20 member present lessons. Its sort of hard to do that when we barely get 20 lessons... Well we will eventually get that. 

SO transfers are next week and I have no idea what is going to happen been i probably will be staying because Elder Daley has been in this area for 9 months now. SO I hope thats the case so I don't have to pack... 

Well I love this work so much, I love talking to random people about religion and not being shy about sharing the gospel with people. I love telling people about the restored gospel of Jesus christ. I also love testifying of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I love that I have a testimony of all these things. Also that I have found out for myself that these things are true. 

Well I hope everyone is having a good week and will have a good week. i love and miss you guys!!! 

Elder Escudero

September 16, 2013

Hello from the rainy state of Colorado!!! I never thought I would be saying that on my mission or ever in Colorado but this week proved worthy of saying that. So There was 3 huge rain storms the hit this week and Saturday was the worse of the 3. The first 2 we were outside working so we got soaked. I have never seen road flood so quickly in my life. Our basement that we live in got flooded a little bit but not bad. I am glad it is over but it does look like a hurricane went through Aurora and it did look like one while it was happening. Oh and I got splashed by a car. I was wet already, so I didn't really care..
Well besides that Elder Daley and I worked really hard this week. we were able to teach 20 lessons this week and 14 of those were to Less actives of the church. Even though we got soaked, we saw the blessing from our sacrifices. We saw a lot of miracles come from it. We got a family that we are going to start teaching soon so I cant wait for that and the progress of the people we are working with.
Also this week we had a mission tour. Elder Corbridge of the seventy came and spoke to us all day and it was awesome. He taught about the atonement and how to be better teachers. Most of it was how to be better teachers. I learned a lot form him and I have a long ways to go!!
Also we moved into our new house. It is 2 miles out of our area and it is uphill both ways so it stinks but it is a awesome family and awesome basement. Well until it flooded. Now we have to wait for the insurance company to call back.
We still have been trying to read the book of Mormon by the end of the transfer which is in 2 weeks and we are way behind. Looks like I have a lot of reading ahead of me!!! I love reading he Book of Mormon though. I learn so much and I am able to teach better. I have grown to love them.
Well that's pretty much all the big things that happened this week. Rain, biking and a lot of teaching. So I say its been a good week. I would love to hear from people, so write me some letters. I love getting letters!!! Or just email at least!! I hope everyone has a good week. love and miss you all!!!
Elder Escudero