My Mission Call

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Week 11 - Continued - Transfer #2!

Just in finishing for last weeks email, the man who came up to us and asked if we had anything to read was named Diante. He actually came to church the following Sunday and loved church and we are hoping to teach him in his home

Well, it's an interesting situation to be seeing so many Elders leaving to their homes as quickly as I came. Elder Bardalez is off to his home in Utah and this is both a blessing and a hardship because even though I didn't mix too well with him the Lord has help me see the good that has come from our companionship and I actually have truly come to love him.

This last week was a good one. We met several of our transfer goals as far as teaching! I have found that the more I continue to make myself more worthy and loyal to the Lord and His work that he literally tells me about the people I am teaching in the very moment I need it.

But this week has been quiet adventurous! Detroit is a place of many different cultures! We actually have the largest Middle-Eastern population in the United States!  The reason I bring that up is because a young 18 year old member named Ricardo Galzaines took us out to eat at some Middle-Eastern restaurants! The first one I forget what it was called but it is where I had the chicken shawarma (there's a picture of it in this weeks post) and then Ricardo took us to Shalita's Bakery (which was a surprisingly beautiful location considering the quality of Detroit). At Shalita's, Ricardo bought us all sorts of desserts which mostly consisted of Baklava. Baklava is a pretty popular cookie thing in the Middle East, and though it was quiet different than anything I've ever tasted it was quiet delicious! He also got us some of the French pastries that were there too! And I had the best brownie I have ever had in my life! But just on a side note, Detroit has sooooo many cultural influences because of all the different people that move here! We have people from Africa, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Mexico, Romania, and pretty much from every country in South America!

I also come bearing sad news.... Jazziel has decided that for absolutely no reason he doesn't want to be Mormon. It has nothing to do with the doctrine or anything that he has learned, he simply doesn't want to be Mormon. Hopefully this strange situation will straighten out because it's super silly of him to know that the things we have shared with him are true and not receive the ordinances of salvation the Holy Priesthood can offer him through his faith! But frustration and impatience are not emotions of love, and we will continue to see Jazziel as long as he seems to progress otherwise we will have to give the time we are giving to him to others who will better partake of the Lord's message. As far as Hector, he is still amazing but we haven't seen too much of him this last week and he is leaving to Texas for three weeks so we hope all stays well with him!

But I am soo excited for this next transfer! I will still be staying in Detroit River North just I will have a new companion! I hope I can have a better friend relationship with my next companion!

Elder Alger

1 comment:

  1. We are praying for you Sam. Keep up the good work and maintain the positive attitude.