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Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 6,2010

Hey Everyone!!!!

 

This has been a week full of Ups and Downs. It has been great though! We
had my first Zone Conference this week, it was a huge motivator for me to be
exactly obedient and to "Bury your doubts in a garden of obedience."  To meet
our Goal of 720 baptism's this year every companionship needs to Baptize two
people, that is one person per missionary, it it totally doable!!! Anyway, There
is a family of recent converts, The Abraha family, it is the mom, Mizan, the 10
yr old daughter Saron, and alex he is 6 or 7 and he is autistic. Everytime we
come over he goes crazy!!! he is jumping around climbing all over us doin flips,
yea Flips hahaha. it is such a testimony builder, he is a amazing person with a
spirit that just glows and he presses his face on your hands to give you
"kisses" i love them so much!!!!!! There is a man who we tracted into and his
name is Edmund Stone, we had a lesson and he seemed great, we got him to quit
smoking and a return appointment. When we went to pick him up, he opened the
door gave us back the Book of Mormon and told us to not come back, Bummer!!!! We
invited him to a community Christmas event, we went anyway. There was Mt. Reiner
High School choir preforming from six to seven, i dont know if they understood
it was a christmas theme cause they sang "I Gotta A Feelin" by the Black Eyed
Peas.........Interesting. Addie, Kala, and Shawna are a family we are teaching,
Addie and Kala are on date for December 28th and we hope to put Shawna on date
for the 28th also this thursday. Leroy's Baptism was moved to the 11th, at our
last lesson with him he told a story that is incredable, it is ho he gained a
testimony of god. "He was about 10 and he grew up in foster homes, he caught a
grasshopper and tore it to pieces. He was sad after and started to cry, he grew
up going to church so he started to pray, he heard a voice that told him to put
the grasshopper in his shoebox. So he continued to put it into his shoebox and
took it up to his room and prayed again. He then opened it up and the
grasshopper jumped out of the box and out the window, from that time on he knew
there was a god."  Isn't that awesome!!!! i almost cried the spirit was so
strong. We went to Sister Kuy's house, the one that gave me Pho, she fed us
cambodian spring rolls, look it up, i much rather prefer Pho. My transfers are
next week, i really hope i stay and i get to spend Christmas here, I love this
ward and my mission and i thank everyone that is supporting me, especcially my
parents and family, i love you all and TTFN ta-ta for now!!!

 

Elder Trevor Williamson 

P.S.

I went into a home infested with cockroaches and they got into my bag,
SICK!!!!! I got rid of them all, dont worry. Also i got to play dradle and I was
taken to the Cheesecake Factory!!! Score!!!



Sunday, December 5, 2010

November 29, 2010

Well, i didn't get to write last week, so prepare yourselves, it's gonna be
a long one.  The reason I didn't get to write last week is because the whole
city was shut down due to snow. Guess how much snow..............3 in!!! that's
it!!! Three little inches!! HAHAHA. The whole city shut down, nothing was open,
even the highway closed, buses stopped, the whole works shut down.

As some of you know my area was given a goal of 10 Baptisms by the end of
the year, our whole mission's goal is 720 Baptism's in 2010. We have 195 left to
go. Before i got here two of the baptisms in this area were completed. So we
have eight more. It seems impossible, but we never lost faith and we have two
people on date. Leroy, he is in his mid-forty's and wanted to be a preacher, he
is on date for the 11th of December (my Mom's B-Day BTW, Everyone say Happy
Birthday for me ok?) Then we have Addie, we found her at a bus stop, she is from
Nigeria and she has been widowed twice and has two daughters. All of them came
to church yesterday and we are hoping to put the two daughters on date sometime
this week. The daughters loved it and we don't really know about Addie, she is
quiet, but i think she did. She is on date for the 28th of December.

I will have the same address my whole mission, not that i wont be moving
around, it's just easier to send it to the mission home. I live on the corner of
4th ave SW and about 112th in king county right now, that's for you dad, tell
that to Grandma and Grandpa, and also tell them thank you so much for that
package it was Delicious.  Some more random information, i have lost 18 pounds,
I bought a totally awesome watch at this place called white center plaza for ten
bucks. There is a store called "Hung Long Asian Market" and "What the Pho" (pho
is pronounced Fuh) There is also a place called Samway, you name it they sell
it, it's like walmart but with gross stuff, they sell pig ears, pickled chicken
feet, banana sauce that is red, and lots for crazy stuff that i dont even know
what it is. 

We are working with a lot of people that could potentially be baptized by
the end of the year including Isreal, Barbra, Suzanne, Carmen and
Pedro, Manny, Spencer, and Andrea. Barbra has a son that could potentially be
baptized, Suzanne has a Daughter, and Carmen and Pedro have kids. We have a lot
of potential but we have to keep praying for miracles.

Thanksgiving was fun, i went to two members houses and got fed so much i
almost exploded, no joke. Before We had a half mission get together. I saw Kade
there and got a piture!!! (he is in my home ward) We had dinner at the Chesley's
and pretty much dessert at the Beck's. After dinner we, with the chesleys,
played a game called the magnificent race, its really old, if anyone can find it
buy it!!! i want it!!! hahahaha.

There is a twenty-five cent flee market in white center. I got a pretty
much brand new pair of Echo's (shoes) for 25 cents!!!! The only problem is they
are brown, i have nothing to match them with, hopefully i can get some really
cheap bacuse these shoes rock!!!

I have gone through a lot of dissapointment and heartbreak while on my
mission, there are these people you carea about so much and they dont show up to
appointments or just fall away, it's so hard,. and just not knowing everything
and being scared to death its the worst feeling in the world!!! I have had to
rely on my savior so much. Now i know that he is walking with me wherever i go
and he will help me with whatever i need to accomplish his work. I love you all
and talk, well type to you all next week!!!! See Ya!!!!

 

Elder Trevor Williamson