Friday, January 2, 2015

The bloodline--A tradition of excellence! Nov. 17, 2014

Hey guys, glad to hear that you all had a good week and that you were able to celebrate the birthdays of Josh and Bella! This has been an awesome pday cause we went to a little park as a zone outside of the city which has a lake and open fields and beaches and we just played sports and explored a little bit and had a cute little picnic. It was really fun and Elder Bentley and I were both feeling a little bit reminiscent of a nice Utah mountain outing, but it was still really fun! It was crazy for us as well because while we were out there I got a call from President Smith to talk to my companion and it turns out that he has received the revelation to have Elder Bentley be the next mission financier! Crazy right? It just threw our worlds upside down because we still have two more weeks until changes, but we already know what he is doing! I am most likely going to be staying here now again with a new comp, but we will just have to see what happens, at least we get to finish this change together still. Elder Bentley is definitely prepared for that, and he is going to help them out so much there. 
On the other side of the week, we had an awesome week, even though we lost a working day traveling to Montevideo. We left at midnight Wednesday, arrived in Deo at 8, had a three hour conference with the other mission as well from both presidents, Elder Cabrera of the seventy, and Elder Craig Christensen of the presidency of the seventy. It was an awesome conference and I really received a  lot of instruction and help that I have been needing to be able to help some of our investigators. After the conference we mingled a bit with the other missionaries, great to see a lot of good friends, introduced my boy to his grandpa, and then we got a really nice sack lunch and got back on the bus for the seven hour ride home! Super tired for a couple of days, not much sleep on the bus, but definitely worth it!
This week we also saw a bunch  of other miracles as well! There is a family that is just starting to reactivate themselves again for the first time in years, and they have an awesome 11 year old son that we are working with that wants to get baptized, and the daughters of our bishop are bringing a friend as well that has come to church multiple times and that we have family nights with to help teach her and familiarize her with the church, and there are soo many investigators that we have right now that I feel like are sooo close to making it. We invite so many to come, but in the end, albedrio beats us out sometimes. Won't get us down at all, so we just keep moving on!!
I love you guys so much and I LOVE THIS WORK!! Thank you so much for everything that you do, I love you guys!!!!
Elder Degn

ps. The bloodline- A tradition of excellence!

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