My Mission Call

Called to serve in the Michigan, Detroit Mission in the Spanish language from September 2014- September 2016

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Week 3

Well, this week has been quite insane. I don't even know what to say. It's been both an inspiring and discouraging week. We are now teaching lessons almost every day now in complete Spanish. It's amazing how much my Spanish improves when I teach the gospel.

However, I'm learning over and over again that this is God's work, not mine. I find myself struggling with patience, faith, and feeling like I have done enough. And I know that I feel this way because even the work of this gospel itself is something way greater than me. If I want to truly do my best and feel like I am doing everything I possibly can for my mission I need to be at the Lord's side all the way through it.

I have also learned that I must not let any of the Lord's words fall to the ground, like unto Christ and young Samuel. Samuel and Christ increased in their wisdom because they let none of the Lord's words fall to the ground or in other words they didn't allow His words to not be fulfilled. Peter describes that He did not have a perfect knowledge, and faith immediately but by grace upon grace He obtained the fullness of all things and the knowledge of the Kingdom of God. So can we be like unto Christ, by grace upon grace.

On a side note I had my first "fight" with one of the missionaries in my district. Or in other words we had fun wrestling! We ended up putting a hole in the wall and fixed to to perfection with nothing but shoe goo, white out, toothpaste, and chocolate milk for coloring! So I can check that of my bucket list!

The work is good! Adios amigos!

step 1, shoe goo

step 2, a little white out

Step 3, a little toothpaste and chocolate milk mixture for color and it looks bran-spankin new hahaha


  1. Aren't they just so inventive? Sounds like he is really enjoying his time there. He will make a wonderful missionary. I just hope that the area he will be in Detroit will not be so rough. Sounds funny to be worrying about him in the US , when Ben went to Brazil and we didn't even give it a thought!

    Thanks for sharing his letters. Love you all.


  2. Hahah! That is too funny Sammy! Who won the wrestling match? Love ya to bits boy :)