Friday, July 16, 2010

July 7, 2010

The 4th was good. We couldn't be on the streets past 6pm so all the missionaries in our zone went to the church and watched the other side of heaven. It was fun. This past week was kind of shot as far as the work goes. On Wednesday morning we were evacuated to Edinburgh which is right next to McAllen. We stayed with some other elders who lived there. We also welcomed our new mission president, Pres. Trayner. We had two, seven hour conferences there on Weds and Thurs. Then at night we would go out and help the elders we were staying with. It rained a lot and the streets we flooded in Edinburgh and the same thing happened in Brownsville. It just rained for one day though and we returned back to Brownsville on Thurs night. There wasn't any damage except in one of the small towns in our area had a tornado and trees were knocked down. Nothing too bad. We then had two more conferences in Harlingen and Brownsville so we didn't get a whole lot of work done. Right now it is horrible because there are mosquitos everywhere. I have too many bites to count! Other than that things are going good. We are working with some great people and we are going to have two baptisms this Sunday. We keep hearing about another hurricane forming so that should be very exciting.

Elder Strong

July 12, 2010

Things are back to normal. The baptisms went really well. We baptized a guy named Frank and his mom Maria. Maria is 81 and a former Jehovah's Witness so it was really cool to see her get baptized.

Love Elder Strong

The first picture is Frank and Maria's baptism

The second is a plaque I got for passing scriptures off with pres Miller

Third is homemade pizza Elder Guillen and I made on Father's Day. The member actually made mine and put a bunch of weeds on it (spinach) and not a lot of meat but it was still really good