If anyone is feeling sad, stop. Forget about yourself. The only times we really are sad are when we're thinking about ourselves.
When we focus on others, that's when happiness comes. Everything is a choice. Literally. Everything.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Hey everyone, hows it going?

This past week flew by, just like the rest of them haha. Tuesday seemed to drag on because we didn't have district meeting, due to the sisters being in McAllen for a Sister Meeting with all the sisters in the mission. So we had that full day to work, and had some pretty fun experiences with members and people in Sandia. Great stuff, it was fun. Then we had District Meeting on Wednesday, as well as district lunch, and Friday we had pizza night with the Seals. They're super great, I love them. But the best part of all week was yesterday.

Yesterday our 3 companionships in the district brought 8 investigators to church. That is really a miracle, especially here in Beeville. One guy actually just walked in to church, the sisters hadn't met him or seen him ever before, and he is really cool, big black guy named Tim, really pure heart and genuinely good guy haha. Elder Padron and I brought Gomeda to church (finally!!!!!) and she is a pure miracle. She's shown it all week.

She's had all sorts of signs that we are the church she needs to be going to, and we called her Friday to see if we could go by on Saturday, and she told us that she was having a really hard time with her mom being in the hospital and the nursing home and that a lot of things were not going her way, but that God wanted her to go to church so she could overcome her challenges she's facing right now, and that he wanted her to give up smoking and drinking as well so she could have a clean vessel (#supernaturalfan). That was a real miracle because we hadn't taught her the Word of Wisdom yet.

Then on Saturday we stopped by and taught her the 5 points of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as the word of Wisdom, and when she came to church she used the 5 points as an answer in Gospel Principles, and told us she didn't drink any coffee that morning even though it was pretty hard to get up, but she knows that's what the Lord wants. Elder Padron and I have had so many experiences with her, I can't even tell you. I'm so glad that I've been able to be a part of her conversion, and I hope that everything continues to go well, and also that I'm here for her baptism. She's so awesome. I could go on about her for like another hour and how she's been helping us to work with her family and some more of her experiences, but that would take too long haha.

Outside of those things, today we're just waiting on transfers to see if anyone will leave, and who. I don't think I'm leaving, but most of the district thinks I am. I really don't want to. But whatever happens happens, I'm still a missionary for another year and 3 months haha.

I would send you guys some more pictures, but once again, I left my camera cord.........sorry! For sure I'll send yall some pictures next week. I love everyone of you, please have a great week and don't forget to pray!!

Elder Packer

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