Sunday, June 14, 2015

Get Hype

Dear Guys, 

I had the exquisite opportunity of going on companion exchange with the sassy and classy, but never trashy district leader and friend Elder Price. Elder Price is from Redlands, California. "He's from Califooorrrrnia. He's a Californian" (please read in your best Petey impersonation from Remember The Titans.) We have roomed together for the past couple months. He's a cool cat. He's a Spanish missionary so he came off the bench into the English program, but he handled it better than Bobby Flay handles a basted turkey. It was a blast of a split.

We did a ton of service that day helped move this super sick new couple into the ward. The ward could reeeeaallly use a couple in the ward with experience. This is like an answer to a lot of people's prayers. We did a little finding. I don't know why, but miracles happen on exchanges. They just do. Errrybody wanted to talk with us that night. It was kind of like how I imagined the mission before I got on the mission. To top it all off we went to a muy delicioso (that means very delicioso for you non Spanish speakers) Mexican restaurant equipped with a Mariachi band and everything. That was a good day with a good friend. 

The muy delicioso Mexican restaurant Myself and Elder Price
went to on the split. That mariachi band surrounding us was loud.
Cool but kinda awkward for everybody involved. 
One of the guys we are working with is named Alfredo. He is such a cool Dood. He referred himself after knowing a member of the church for sometime. We have been progressing towards baptism with him. This week he was able to fast for the first time with a specific purpose in mind. We haven't been able to meet with him yet so we haven't talked in depth on how it went, but he texted and said it went great! To help him "GET HYPE" for the fast we had him watch the "Hope of Gods Light" Mormon message. That vid is grade A if you haven't checked it out. Needless to say the vid brought the proper amount of hype. 

We had our last Zone Conference with President Morgan this last week. It was very sad knowing that this would be one of the last times seeing them with a bunch of missionaries gathered together. President and Sister Morgan are spiritual Giants in my eyes and I am forever indebted to them for the way they have affected my testimony. There was a couple instances that President Morgan brought up the importance of our divine DNA as children of God. Because we are spirit children of Heavenly Father we possess within us a capability of being better than our natural man. I read a talk by the mighty Tad R. Callister called "Our Identity and Destiny" that talks about the importance of knowing who we are and where we came from. He says: 

"The Gospel of Philip, an apocryphal book, makes this simple statement of logic: “A horse sires a horse, a man begets man, a god brings forth a god.” The difference between man and God is significant—but it is one of degree, not kind. It is the difference between an acorn and an oak tree, a rosebud and a rose, a son and a father. In truth, every man is a potential god in embryo, in fulfillment of that eternal law that like begets like."

I just think that statement that a God brings forth a God helps us to exercise more faith in Christ so that we may do things that we otherwise wouldn't be able to do on our own. 

Oh yaaaaa we also got Facebook back. I'm kind of scared to get on again. Haven't been on yet. It's just been so nice to feel completely cut off from the world a little bit. Even though we never spent a ton of time on the newsfeed you still see stuff that distracts you. I've been getting a little hype tho for it after Zone Conference. Now that we have had more training on how to be more effective online I feel more empowered. It should be good. Now I'm not asking for "likes" and comments on my future posts if you really don't like it in real life, but if you wanna throw me a bone I will probably snatch it up like Air Bud if you're picking up what I'm putting down. 

Love you guys! Have a good week.

Elder Tyler J Joe-Hand-Sun

It happened forever ago but I just recently found out
Elder Torgersen and I made the mission blog for our matching sweaters
 at the mission Christmas Party! Had to slap this pic up here!

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