Monday, July 22, 2013
July 22 2013
Okay, this week has been SO STRESSFULL. I mean, we`re teaching like, 2 people. that`s it. I know the Lord`s probably just waiting for us to exercise a little more faith, but I still get frustrated. and on top of that, this ward still has all the problems of last week and more. Satan really is working extra hard on this generation. it just takes two years in the mission field to open your eyes to the world we live in. at first, it made me mad, but now, it just makes me sad that so many people act without any thought of the consequences... It`s happening in Utah too, but that`s another story for another year :p anyway, I gotta go soon, we have to find more people searching for the truth. but I`d like to leave you with a few thoughts:
"We waste more time trying to justify our problems than we do fixing them." -- Stake President (I still don`t know his name)
"Never judge anyone. Because God will make you live the situation of the one you judge in order for you to understand them." -- Sister Quevedo
- Elder (Stormy) Sheppard
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
July 15 2013
Thanks for writing and emailing me so much! :D oh that`s right... you haven`t... hahaha, it`s cool. so this week, we had 3 baptisms! I`m finally starting to get a hold of this whole "recognizing the spirit" concept. this family was prepared for a long time though, when we found them, they actually found us haha. God has been blessing us so much in this area and I`m so grateful for that. really that`s the only update for this week. the new mission is great :) I`m having a great time. I think I`ll be in this ward for a while, which is both good and bad. I`ve realized something in my mission and more specifically in this ward: there are good members, and there are members who make a complete mockery of God and the Atonement of his son Jesus Christ. The truth is that has bothered me a lot today after hearing the stories of things that have happened here, but we all just gotta remember Moroni , which makes me feel a little better. there`s a lost to be changed, and 11 months to change it all :p well, be safe! stay in school and all that good stuff.
Elder J. Stormy Sheppard
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
July 8 2013
So listen up, the first thing I have to say is that obedience to God`s laws brings so many blessings! We`ve been obeying the mission rules to the best of our ability, and we`ve found so many people to teach it`s not even funny :D. But my comp got sick so we`re kinf of on quarentine in the house til he gets better. so he can`t get anyone else sick but me haha. lucky for him I`m a Sheppard, so sickness in foreign to me >:).
When I got here, everyone told me how great Querètaro is because it never rains... I`ve been here two weeks.... still waiting for the rain to stop -____-. I`ll attach some pictures to this. okay like, 2 or three, since I haven`t sent any lately, but the truth is, I don`t want anyone to see me until I get home with my new found MUSCULARITY >:).
Anyway, take care family, I`ll send pictures of our next baptism :D
-- Elder (Stormy) Sheppard
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Stormy's newest blog 01July2013
BLOG TIME:Hey family! okay, listen up, this area`s GREAT. me and my companion get along swimmingly, and just so you know, he`s from colombia, and It`s not just a huge drug country like we all think. according to him, Mexico`s worse :p. My new mission President got here . I haven`t met him yet, but I`ll let you all know if we get along well ;p. This area is like a paradise of people who wanna change their lives, man. we find new people every day, and although it makes us sad when they don`t wanna continue listening, It`s worth it to find the faithful ones :) . I`ve strengthened my testimony so much here it`s crazy. and I`ve only been here for a week :p can you guys believe how fast time is going?!So, the other day, we saw a guy get beat up in the street. it was only us, him, and the guys that beat him. as a rule, we can`t fight with anyone... so we just had to sit back and watch til they finished... that morning, we had a spiritual impression the go up that street, and it turns out the guy`s a member, but his mom isn`t. so now we`re visiting him and getting him to start coming to church again so that the next time the angels protect him >:). but that`s really my only update for the week, still getting buffer every day ;) Talk to ya next week!Elder Stormy Sheppard