Elder Redd's favorite scripture

Elder Redd's favorite missionary scripture

Alma 26:11-12
But Ammon said unto him: I do not boast in my own strength,
nor in my own wisdom; but behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with
joy, and I will rejoice in my God.
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak;
therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his
strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought
in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Capitulo 40 Frisco & Why I'm Not Skiing!

Las Venturas de Elder Rojo: Capitulo 40

Buenos Dias a todos! Es un mes nuevo por nosotors y una area nueva para mi! Hay muchas cosas que me encanta sobre el lugar donde estoy! especialmente le nieve, pero tambien es muy dificil porque veo todos los esquiadores. De esto voy a hablar en Ingles para que entiendan ustedes!

I got transferred. It was pretty hard to leave Denver 1st. I really love that area and part of me still misses it a little, but I'm very excited to be where i'm at now! My area is Frisco Colorado, It's a town in the mountains. We also cover a bunch of other towns including Leadville, Silverthorne, Keystone, Fairplay, Breckenridge, and Dillon Colorado. It's a Spanglish area, which means that there's an English ward, but Spanish missionaries because there are a lot of Hispanics here. So we're responsible for translating from English to Spanish. The only problem with that is the translation equipment doesn't work right now, so we're looking into getting it fixed so that we can get Spanish going and the Hispanics will come to church!

It's a pretty cool area, and there are some really great members here. I'm excited to work with all of them and I know that we will see miracles here if we do things the lord's way, and do what he wants us to do.

This week we tried to spend a fair amount of time building up our teaching pool, so we were riding the bus a lot (The buses are free up here so that's pretty nice). It's a great opportunity to OYM (Open Your Mouth for those who don’t speak fluent missionary, editor), especially because the people can't run away from you! jajaja it's interesting because quite often people will have a few minutes and listen to us for at least a little while. instead of the regular street OYMing when they just keep walking. The only problem with that is about half the people on the buses are tourists... But we still OYM them as well. And the next time they see missionaries in their home countries, hopefully we piqued their interest enough that they'll listen over there.

So yes there are a lot of tourists here, and they're all here to ski......... That makes things a little difficult for me sometimes because I want to ski so much especially since in the last week the resorts have gotten a lot of snow. It's pretty much been snowing since I got up here. however it does make for a great OYMing opportunity as follows:

Me: How's the snow?

Victim (or whatever you'd prefer to call them): It's great, lots of powder.

M: Awesome. are from here in Colorado?

V: No I'm from (Insert Country here) or Yes I live here in Frisco.

M: I've heard the skiing's amazing here I'll have to ski it some day.

V: Well, why don't you ski it now?

M: I'm a missionary, so I sacrifice a lot of the things that I like to do, so that I can do something even better (or something along those lines)

And just like that they're in the conversation and they can't get out unless they want to be really rude or get off the bus several stops early. OYMing is a great part of missionary work, I've really noticed that when we do talk to everyone and try as hard as we can to share the gospel with them, the lord really does bless us. It was funny just on Thursday my new companion Elder Curth asked me, "Elder Why don't you ever OYM the white people on the bus?" I hadn't really realized it, but as soon I step on the bus I'm usually looking for a Hispanic. (those OYM's don't start with me asking about the snow) Funny the habits I picked up from Denver 1st. I need to remember that I'm also trying to baptize los guerritos ahora!

Well I hope you enjoy the pictures I'll be sending in just a sec, sorry I don't have any of the snow for i built with Elders Havig and Rollins, It got destroyed before we came back with our cameras.

I love you all and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Con Mucho Amor,

Elder Rojo.

PS. If you click on the location link at the bottom of this post you can see where Frisco is. Most of the towns he mentions have a ski  resort attached. editor

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