Monday, November 9, 2015

Week 20 - Staying Positive!

Querido familia,
First of all, I love you all so much. I love reading all your letters and all the support that you give me. Thanks so much!

So this week started out very good. We found alot of new people to teach. By wednesday, we had 10 new investigators. But then on thursday, friday, and saturday it all went down hill. We barely had any lessons. We could not find any of the people that we had taught at the start of the week. And we were walking for most of these days. It was pretty hard to stay positive, but that is our goal for this week. We also fasted this week to help us to find new people and to find someone that will want to be baptized this cambio. :)

I never realized before, but to be a district leader requires a lot of phone calls. It has helped me alot though, because I have gotten much better at understanding people on the phone. Im still not perfect, but now I dont have to guess what people are saying all the time. 

Sounds like Parker had a great missionary opportunity by choosing not to go to Disneyland with the band on Sunday. That's cool that he was able to talk to his friends about his reasons for not going. I really wish that I would have had the knowledge I have now of the importance of the Sabbath day when I was swimming and in high school.  As a missionary it is so much easier to see that the Lord only asks us for one day. While we should always have our thoughts focused on him, he really only asks for one day - and by keeping the Sabbath day holy we show our willingness to keep all of God's commandments. And through keeping this commandment podemos ser perdonados de nuestros pecados. 

Sorry I dont have too much to write. It was alot of walking in the hot sun this week. But I know that this next week will be better! 

Love you all so much. Your letters really brighten my week and help to motivate me to work hard.
Love Elder Snyder

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