Monday, July 1, 2013

Teaching, Iguana & the Flu

Sounds like you guys had an awesome and exciting week and Dad probably had a relaxing one. Hearing about Catalina and the Del Mar fair makes me a little bit home sick. I think, if anything I miss the weather back home, those hot summer days back home would feel just marvelous as compared to the hot ones here.  I really have grown accustomed to the weather here, I don't even really sweat anymore unless I am walking or something.

It was super cool to hear the story about President Marler - you know as missionaries it is stories like that that make us excited haha.

So this week was a little different... It started off great! I feel like now I have really learned how to teach by the Spirit, it is amazing to share my testimony with the people here! This whole experience makes me think of the missionaries in the Book of Mormon and how they taught.  The majority of the teachings in the Book of Mormon are the testimonies of the prophets, t
hey allowed the Spirit to guide them as they taught. The same should go for us as missionaries, there is a scripture in Doctrine & Covenants 68:4 "And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by theaHoly Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the bpower of God unto salvation." 

Now about our investigators. Yes, we are still teaching "A" she has yet to come to church because she usually stays somewhere else, with some family for the weekend. "V" likely would have come to church again this last Sunday but we couldn't get a hold of him and arrange a ride for him this Sunday. It is so hard to get our investigators to church every week, we have so many solid investigator that want to come to church but something happens every time so that all of them cannot make it. However, there is good news, the church here in Port of Spain will be reopened on the 21st of July!!!! yay!! It should be easier for both investigators and member to come to church!

The beginning of the week went pretty well, teaching wise. Fridays and Saturdays are usually our best days and guess what happened Friday? Around lunch time, I got the Flu :( I just thought it was a bad stomach ache so I went out teaching, as the day went on it gradually got worse and worse. I started feeling hot, got a headache and got super weak. We headed back to the apartment (about two miles) -on foot, to change because there was a sports activity for investigators and members. We got changed and started walking to the church and it hit me like a brick, yep I threw up on the corner of the street... a lot ... we went to the activity cause we were pretty close to the church already and i just rested. I got a ride back to the apartment when it was over and proceeded to sleep from about 9:00 pm Friday to about 4:00 pm Saturday. I limped to a baptism then got home around 6 and slept from then till 10:30 Sunday morning and then went to church. Got home form church slept from 8:00 till around noon today and now I feel fine. I don't think i have ever felt so sick in my life. Now I am good though so no worries!

On a lighter note, I caught an Iguana on Thursday, Elder Salima and I were in Curepe (pronounced keerib) doing a baptismal interview and on the walk to the bus road I saw it and caught it. Everyone was super impressed haha!! - mostly the locals. I think that they think all we missionaries can do is teach the gospel.

Elder Schroeder's Iguana

Other than being sick, this week was great! The mission president came to our ward on Sunday. I got to talk to him a little bit, which was cool. It's always fun to get to know the mission president a little better.
I love you all, I hope you have a great week! Until, next week.

Elder Schroeder

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