Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Days Go By....

So I realized that today marks the 5th week of this transfer...what?!
Just to clarify, each transfer has 6 weeks and throughout the 2 years
I'll have 16 transfers and I'm already almost done with my first. So
as my subject and the Keith Urban says, days definitely go by. So
¡Hola todos! ¿Cómo están? Hé notado que no hé escrito en español por
mucho tiempo y entonces ¡quiero empezar otro vez! Pero, no escribiré
todo de mi correo electrónico en español porque tengo experiencias de
esta semana pasada y no sé como explicarlo en español pero yo sé que
yo puedo tratar pero no tengo mucho tiempo. Esta semana pasada fue muy
divertido. Lunes yo jugué fútbol y estoy malo todavía pero yo hecho 2
golosos y no sé cómo 😂 ¡Tengo mucho suerte! Martes tuvo la reunión de
distrito pero no tuvimos muchos lecciones porque nadie estaba en sus
casas. Pero, avanzando a jueves, tuvimos nuestro primera lección
cuando sentíamos muy torpe. Preparamos una lección para la novia del
hombre quién vive en la casa pero ella no estaba allá y entonces
escogimos dar la lección al primo pero él no quiso escuchar mucho que
me siente muy confundido porque no sabía que debo hacer pero en el fin
de la lección tuvimos el espíritu con nosotros y este es que
necesitamos más que todos. El próximo día hablamos con un nuevo
investigador quién quiere aprender más sobre nuestro religión porque
él quiere saber a qué iglesia unirse. Enseñamos la restauración del
evangelio y les invitamos ir a la iglesia en Domingo. Estaba muy
animado por iglesia porque este fue el primero tiempo cuando invitamos
alguien a la iglesia pero no estaban allá. ¡Pero tenemos una otra cita
con ellos otra vez este viernes y tengo esperanza que podemos traerles
a la iglesia! Bueno, este es todo de yo tengo de esta semana en
español. Siento como debo traducir pero en el mismo tiempo no quiero
hacerlo. ¡Buena suerte! Quiero compartir mi testimonio para terminar.
Sé que nuestro Salvador Jesucristo vive. Sé que josé Smith fue un
profeta verdadero y vio jesucristo y dios en su visión. Sé que dios es
nuestro padre celestial y a través de la expiación de jesucristo,
podemos regresar a Dios después esta vida por la eternidad. También el
libro de mormón es la palabra de Dios y es un gran bendición en mi
vida y digo estas cosas en el nombre de jesucristo, amen.

Just to summarize the key points, I had an awkward lesson which we
prepared for someone's girlfriend because she has a baptismal date but
she wasn't there so we decided to teach his cousin who isn't a member
but he didn't show much interest either so it was just a really weird
lesson. But we had the spirit in the end and that's the important
part. The day after we went back to this house we've knocked at a
couple times and the door finally opened. His name is Yefry and he is
a super cool guy who just wants to know which religion is for him so
he decided to take the discussions with the missionaries. He was
really open with us and we already got a dinner appointment with him
so he can make us some papusas! We taught him and his family about the
restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and it seemed like he
understood everything. After the lesson we invited him and his family
to come to church but they were unfortunately unable to make it but
there is always next time! As for some other fun stories, literally
every single Hispanic we've visited whether they be a member or not
has thought I'm some type of Hispanic as well. Surprising right? Well
I came out here wanting to keep track of how many people thought that
but now I've decided to keep track of how many people don' far
out of around 50 people nobody has gotten it right. Also, this past
week was the trainer/trainee meeting so I saw my MTC district and then
got some food afterwards with Elder Honey and his trainer Elder
Buckner and that was fun. I got a very small sample taste of what the
city life will be like, too. Well, I think that's about it from this
week! This week is deep cleaning which means we basically stay in the
apartment for a day and just clean so get ready to hear about that!
Oh! Also I want to give a shout out to one of my best friends, Parker,
who just got his mission call to the port of Spain which includes a
bunch of countries I don't remember the names of except for Aruba. But
he doesn't have Jamaica or Cocomo where he can take it fast then take
it slow but that's where he'd wanna go. Way down to Cocomo. Oh and
he'll be speaking Dutch so I'm sorry bud. Just kidding! Even though
you aren't speaking the wonderful language of Spanish it's still gonna
be an amazing 2 years!

I'll end by translating my testimony above: I know that Jesus is our
savior and that he lives. I know he suffered for our sins and that
through him we are able to be forgiven. I know that Joseph Smith was a
real prophet and saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that God
is our loving Heavenly Father and through the atonement of Jesus
Christ we are able to return to Him. I also know that the Book of
Mormon is the word of God and it is such a huge blessing in my life. I
love this gospel so much and I know that I'm doing so much good by
sharing it with the people of New York. I love and miss you all and I
appreciate all that so many of you have done for me.

Elder Rossi

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