Sunday, March 22, 2015

One More Down, 23 to go!

March 16, 2015

Someone needs to slow down time a little bit please or I am not going to have fun....

Well this week was great, a lot of service and fun!

A. Newbury Park is awesome we have been seeing a lot of success here doing something a little different than before. Reaching out to the other wards we cover!! We are serving in the Los Robles ward in there Spanish unit but the Spanish unit covers the whole stake and our area is the Newbury Park wards (Los Robles, Conejo Canyon, Dos Ventos) so this week we talked to some members in the Conejo Canyon ward and asked if they had any mexican friend and they said their neighbor and then they invited us over for dinner and there neighbor came and we got to teach him and he is awesome, his name is Angel. He is just down to earth and Smith family said we could even use their house whenever we were going to teach him!

We also meet with Jenny this week and we were "startled" at the fact she hadn't read the book of mormon recently and she then said she would read 2 chapters that night and she did it!

C. Elder Berg is awesome he really has a desire to serve the Lord and to work hard!

T. This week I studied following up and really, I learned that it doesn't have to be a big grand thing, it just needs to be something basic and effective.

S. This week I took Elder Berg to meet Cristina and Omar. Omar wasn't home but we helped Cristina make Sopes it is like a Tostada but thinner and not as crunchy but it was fun and I got to use one of those tortilla presses it was awesome! Last night I also helped an old lady get into her hacked facebook and her lost email and change the ring tone on her phone.... OLD PEOPLE please write down your stuff, because that was an hour that could have been avoided......

Also on Monday we did a 20 mile bike ride down to the beach and back....
The big hill sucked.... but I biked it all the way up
The first 2 picture are of the starting point and ending point (actually starting point is like 4 blocks away)
The ocean was 24 weeks away!! and then the finishers all but Elder Passey biked up the hill... we started to call him walkey

hope you have a great week!

-Elder Joshua Mackay

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Well it is time for the 6 months to Skinny

Well yesterday I realized that I only have 6 months left..... and I almost lit my pants on fire in an outrage but I didnt... 

So it is transfers and I am staying and Elder Berg is coming to be with me for the next 6 weeks or more.

But this is how my week went!

A. Newbury Park is crazy nice the people here are awesome, they love the missionaries this week Elder Passey is leaving after 6 months here and the people are just offering their homes for when he comes back with his family I think he got 5 homes that said there door is open for them and that was cool.

This week we talked to a new investigator. "New" to me but 'old' to Elder Passey. We were able to teach her a little bit this week and it was awesome! She doesn't seem to interested though but she can talk, and talk, and talk and keep talking she keep a conversation going and she was the only person to say anything for 10 minutes at least it was awesome!! 

What else happened this week.... oh so this week we were heading over to Angels and I saw a car, a car I have seen before but I couldn't put my finger on it and so we went to the door and knocked and Ali from Fillmore opened it and it was cool to see him again, I used to teach him in Fillmore and he came to visit Angel (for car parts) it was pretty cool. Turns out his mom is doing a lot better, she went into a small depression, it was sad to see, but she is finished with that. So were talking to Ali and he told us that he came to visit his friend Henry Diaz who just got back from NYC where is served his mission. It really is a small world after all.

C. Well Elder Passey is leaving me and I learned a lot with him and he well be great in Paso and he better finish strong!

T. This week I was reminded through my studies about things that happened that by small and simple things great thing come to past. It was awesome to see by the little thing we do the big change it causes in others.

S. I finally got to do some yard work this week and normally I hate wearing jeans but this week it felt so good!!

It was so awesome that I was to busy to take a picture so no pictures this week! but next week for sure!

have a good week love you long time!
-elder joshua mackay

Friday, March 6, 2015

It is March and time still Marches!

March 2, 2015

Hello there well it is March and week 6 Elder Passey is leaving and I am staying with who I don't even know. But Elder Passey has been here for 6 months so he is gone for sure.

But this is what happened this week!

A. This week we had a lot of success not on the investigator side of things but on the member side of things. We had some dinners this week with families we have never had dinner with before and 2 families asked if we could come over this week, but a member signed up for us the whole week (Tues-Sat) so were going to have to work something out. One of the families mothers came to us at church and she had asked if we could visit their son who is less active and that after we left he said that we were his favorite missionaries he has met! it is weird to learn that a crash course on etiquette in a zone conference can really go a long ways, well of course it does but i never thought it would go this far.

 One of the resent converts of Elder Passey, Omar got a calling this week to serve in the Sunday school presidency! Best part is that he doesn't speak English, but he is willing to work his hardest. and his brother moved in this week and turns out he is less active as well, baptized 11 years ago in the Oxnard 5th ward. He is awesome he came to church this week and found a job and is turning his life around.

C. Elder Passey is awesome. not much else to say.

T. this week I wrote a short poem about temperance and i would like to share it! and it isn't that good..
I am temperate in all things
of these things from my king
as his kingdom i will bring
to all nations in my passing
and of his name i will sing
as i am temperate of all things.

S. This week we helped someone move some stuff after a pipe burst in the home. And we are going to help them move back in when their done with repairs!

so this week I figured out how to solve a rubix cube! 2 hours of p day wasted... I meant to take other picture but never got around to it.

Have a great week! See you around.

-Elder Joshua Mackay