Monday, February 15, 2016

February 15, 2016

Looking up!

What an awesome week! 

The conference with Elder Texeira was great! (He is from Portugal).  In the meeting with the mission leaders, he and his wife talked a lot about how success is a principle we need to learn to achieve now in the mission because it will bless us the rest of our lives in work and in our families.  They talked about how goals help us to be successful but we shouldn’t let ourselves get down if our goals don’t work out.  We need to keep the faith, keep fighting, and keep trusting in the Lord until things work out! In the meeting with everyone, there was a focus on working hard, increasing our faith, and finding new investigators by praying with people for their family members and loved ones.

So family, you remember that story about me being a “baby abuser” after the piano hand grab? Well, I am now a dog abuser as well! haha We were about to start a lesson with some less actives when they asked us to distract their dog while they cleaned some things.  The dog started to play tug of war with me so I took it around in some circles and it got a little tangled up and tripped over a rock.  It fell to the ground and started howling and whining.  It couldn’t walk for a few minutes but luckily it got back up and is now back to normal.  At least they weren´t as easily offended as the other as the people in the baby abuser story! haha

I learned a lot this week about keeping a positive attitude.  Almost daily in the mission, things don´t work out exactly as we plan.  It is really easy in these moments to lose your patience, get upset and frustrated, and lose the Spirit. The Lord has really blessed me with companions that have helped me to understand the importance of shaking it off, having a good laugh, and trusting that things will work out better the next time.  I love this work and I am really grateful to be working with Elder Call.  It is his last week in the mission so we are going to take advantage and leave it all on the court! 

Con Mucho Cariño,
Elder Crofts

P.S.... Miguel and Diego are well.  They will be baptized this next Sunday! 

We found a place that does free delivery for completos...
...don't mind if I do :)

Thanks Ansley, Alicia and Rick for the package!
Ovalle is really famous for its grapes (and wine and all that jazz).
P-Day....? more like MOVIE DAY!

Well...only in Chile do you see an electrical worker leaning his ladder up against the electrical wires to get where he needs to go....GOTTA LOVE IT :)

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