|Our friend who let me play his guitar~! Jason Chang|
Elder Dexter is from Tennessee. He likes anime, pokemon and has a pretty good taste in music. We never fought and resolved all concerns without a problem. He is always willing to do the hard things and is a great missionary. I feel honored to have served with him.
One thing in particular I noticed that I loved was that he was really good friends with a lot of members and people he had met throughout his mission. They would drive over an hour (which is a lot here) just to visit him for a half an hour. I would love to gain that kind of friendship with the people I meet and I learned a lot from Elder Dexter.
We had some hard times this week but I learned some good lessons. I got to go on exchanges with Elder McClellan and he is awesome. He is always happy and it helped me learn how smiling can help even when you are not too happy. I used that theory the next day while English boarding. As we tried to hand out tracts we got denied and denied but I took the opportunity to just smile and I noticed a lot more people that were willing to listen because I looked happy. So this week was another week of small but important lessons.
|A bishopric member's kids when they fed us dinner we played chinese chess after|
Haha so we got spiked by a Buddhist, which means they had a lesson with us and set up another "lesson" so we count as a new investigator. It was really weird... We didn't go back. I did learn something important from that experience. Whenever we invite someone to Church and they don't know what to expect then they will feel like I felt. It is really important to explain Church to people or else they will not want to come back, and also be welcoming and don't just stare at people I learned that too.
p.s. I GOT YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD AND LOVED IT! I HAVE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!!!! Thank you. I keep it with me all the time.