Monday, December 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

this week was an eventfull week. we started of traveling down to montevideo for interveiws with president. and we got there and he taught us about fasting and the real reason we do it and how to really do it. you shouldnt just fast until the 24 hours is up. you should fast until the spirit gives you you answer for your purpose of the fast. he gave an example of it in his life. he didnt say names but it was for president connors when he  got cancer. as soon as he heard that president got cancer a second time he fasted and his fast was to know how he could comfort his friend. his fast lasted 76 hours and at that moment is when he felt the spirit tell him what he needed to do. and sure enough president conners called him and he was ready to be there and help. as a missionary we are not aloud to fast for more then 24 but he also had an experience on his mission his comp was sick and on the verge of going home to the states. he was going to leave in two days. and president smith called his president and said whatdo i do i gave him a blessing and in it the spirit told me to bless him that he will heal and stay here in the mission. what do ido because he is only getting worse. his president said well then fast. President smiths fast lasted exactly 24 hours and his comp got worse for 23 hours and 30 minutes of it. but at the very end after all that a missionary could do the lord healed his comp.

for me i never understood the true meaning and blessing of a fast. and the fact thatit is all over the scripture. for example alma fasted often and for this cause he was given power to teach with. as well as prayed and scripture study but fasting is the next step for having the spirit.

also in the temple we had spiritual experience of being able to baptize our  comp and then turn around and get baptized just like joseph smith. that was a really fun experience.

as well as hermana smith was able to teach to us in her spanglish. shes coming along with spanish

but a fun thing that i was able to do is see some friends of mine on the mission. one was dan. we were able to see eacher for the two days that we were down there.

we were also able to sing in the living room of presidents house with him and his family and hermana smith being so nice did a few gifts for us and stockings which was really nice. also she ordered some cinnomon rolls and sent me off with powdered sugar to make them. 

when we finally got back at 3 in the morning to rivera we all got home and then had a chior practice and everyone was dead. 

we  had 2 out of 3 nights in a bus traveling.  

on saturday we were at luch and luckly we had a late one that started at 2 and all the suden at 3 a huge storm came rolling in and we get a text from the zone leaders saying. Hoy es el dia para morir (today is the day to die) everyone stay inside and wait this storm out. the storm got really bad. all the power was out. power poles were had fallen down and houses were flooding everywhere. the wind was breaking windows and ripping off the roofs of houses. so then the was sheet metal flying aroud evereywhere(sheet mettel is the roof for almost all the houses)

so that was fun and then there was a break in the storm so we ran to our house and on the way we get a call saying if we can check to see if our church is ok. we live across the sreet from the stake center and sowe ran in real quick and the only problem was there was a little water that got in from under the door. so we mopped it all out and then went home. it was cool to see how the church is a firm foundation adn there was no problems. 

the next day in church we went around talking to everyone asking waht they needed cleaned up or fixed up. so we are going around to a bounch of people fixing up and cleaning as much as we can this week.

also on sunday we sang in church. we sang the first noel. not the first noer( like elder iem)( the koerian elder we had forever ago)

then the chala folganerea. that was really good. it was all about christ and his birth there was a ton of people there and it was a really good spitritual experience.

lastly this morning we were aloud to watch two  movies as a zone for christmas. we watched heaveyweights. and frozen. it was a good time watching those.

Con Amor,
Elder Pulsipher

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