Monday, November 2, 2015

Hump Day!

My Dear Justin,  As you come to the one-year mark of your mission, I am sending you this article to remind you how far you have come, and where you are going. There are many similar characteristics of a great missionary and a camel.


By Cheryl K. Carpenter

The first is the "hump". Yes, you have crossed the mark and now are over the hump of the first year. But remember the hump of a camel is used to store food for the long journey. Camels can go for long periods of time without food, but he must store his food in his hump. A Missionary has learned from so many experiences, but a wise Missionary will store the knowledge he has gained, and put it to greater use the second half of his mission.

Another important symbol, is what the camel does to be prepared to carry his load for his Master. A camel sometimes protests his heavy load, but he drops to knees for his Master, and once started, he patiently carries his load. As a missionary sometimes the load seems heavy and difficult to carry. But when you drop to your knees and succumb to the Master's will, he will carefully lead you and you can bear the load patiently, and do your Father in Heaven's work as he would have you do. This is why the camel's knees are heavily padded, as a Missionary, your knees are calloused from the many hours of kneeling in prayer.

The camel has high set eyes, that enable him to see long distances. A Missionary has his eyes set on higher things, he follows the Spirit that enables him to see the Children of God, those who are seeking answers, and he teaches them the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The camel has broad, two-toed feet, that keep it from sinking in desert sand. A missionary has a broad knowledge and a firm testimony of the Gospel. This enables him to teach with boldness and stand firm in his testimony. The people you teach do not yet have the blessing of such a sure-foot, but as you teach with love and the Spirit, you will help them gain their own testimony that will help them walk on firmer ground. One that will lead them back to their Father in Heaven.

So you see, a Missionary has a lot in common with a camel. Put this camel where you can see it often. Dedicate yourself to do as the camel does. Serve your Master well and patiently over the long journey. You have come a long way, there is still much ground to cover. Continue to move forward, serving with love, until your mission is complete and your Father in Heaven will say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Querido mother, first of all i love the camel thingy.. makes me laugh.. hahaha HUMP DAY!!! and its true we are like camels.. ummm im super happy you all had a good week we did too.. we had a lesson with a member and his wife is invstigating the church and she told us that she got her sign that the church was true.. her sign was that she fell at her house and she didnt brake anything or get srcatches.. when days just before a man fell and broke bones and is in the hospital, but nothing happened to the women.. and so we went with her that night and she told us everything and she was asking about fasting and right now she or Alberta has a date for the 24 of November to get baptized!!!! it was super cool!! We had a good Halloween and nothing big really happened for el Dia de los muertos.. didnt see anything to crazy, lots of fiestas and piñatas of dead people.. thats just about it... but it was sad that yesterday we didnt have any inv in church.. made me kind of sad.. but we are going to keep working with our heads up!! still love my kid he is getting better at getting up!! and we are still working hard. :) love elder Weaver

So grateful for the tender mercies and the blessings that happen to testify of the truthfulness of the gospel :) Grandma Jane just stopped by and brought a card for your Christmas box, Im sending tomorrow, and gave $50 to put into your account for Christmas....I noticed you have not used your card for some time, is there something you would like to spend it on, a toaster :)? I was thinking maybe you and comp could be secret santa for a family in your area, or ward...something to think about...Still have 5 baptisms set for the 14? I am going to the temple this week remind me of their names and I will put them was getting your visa?

haha oh thats a good idea a secret santa!! hahaha sorry having problems witht eh computer... but the baptisms fell... now they are for the 24 of november we are going to see the family tomorrow to see what happened.. but tell them all thanks so much for the money.. and am i suppose to take the money out of my savins!!?? 


Presidente, this week was a good hot week with lots of ups and downs, we are having more success with having lessons with members but we are still so close to our goal.. but thats why we have goals to keep´getting better and striving for excellence! this week we have been blessed with safety and the spirit, we have been blessed with trust one with another and just sunday we got a dvd so we can start watchiong the district videos.  i am happy and we are making every moment count. this sunday was rough because we didnt have any investigators in church, especially the family that was going so good.. but there are still in our prayers and im glad to be working here with me comp and his desire to serve. have a good week thanks for the help and the prayers.

how has safety blessed your lives and the spirit, and trusting each other? what is your ponderized this week? last chance to request for Christmas box :) I see you told dad and pres very hot still, I got one of those cold slap wraps and it is in your box at the mission office :)

we jsut have that confidence in each other.. and the trust haha that if we need to take another route to get home ya its ok.. haha im good :) send whatever you want :) haha thanks for sendign that! :) miss you guys.

Grateful you are listening to the spirit and have trust in Elder Perez, continue to follow the holy ghost, we miss you too :) chin up and carry on, the next year will fly!! love the pictures, my computer being weird in trying to open....ponderize?

did you get the pic!!??? haha in someways i hope it flys by ( the heat) and in other ways i dont.. ha sorry i hate it when we have a bad connection... the dumb computers.. the ponderize this week i was thinking 2 nephi 32 vers 3 this we ate shark in morro!!!! and we have another rat in the house.. we came home one night and cught the thing and i was hitting it with a broom and playing hockey.. ;) haha but it got away. 

did get the pictures, love to see that smiling face!!! love you my Justeroo, such a handsome kid, those blue eyes :) how was the shark, would you eat it again?  Rats, still have dcon? need to play hockey after its dead haha!! you are such a better person than I am, don't think I could do the rat thing....yuck!! use some extra money to get lots of dcon

the shark was super good!!! i would eat it again!!!!!  and the rat is smart... wont eat the dcon and we have the sticky traps... so we are going to get Thomas.. ;)  no... its funner when its a live!! i hit it and it flew and hit a cabnet door and the door opened becasued it hit so hard.. haha 


Dia de Los muertos bread, and Halloween Candy.. ha 

looks like you got a ton of rain! and the bread looks yummy, did you make it :)? get a lot of trick or treaters? tell me about the cute, trade that kid for your other kid? haha-are you happy?

a member made the bread!! it was good! but i couldnt eat alot.. made me full super fast.. the goat is benjamins!! out there in Morro! ;) and im happy!! ive had a headache all day.. and i wont lie.... going to complete a yr away from home.. im alittle homesick.. not alot.. but ive been thinking baout home.. ha 



Can you believe a whole week has gone by already  crazy fast, are you happy and enjoying your mission ? I hope so things her are super digging some basements for Brian this week and just realized we have not dug any all year so far the last one we dug was for Matt in Mt. Green with you , remember how rocky it was, but with a little work and time we made it look nice for footings, then we back filled it so nobody really saw are work but we knew we did a good job. Sometimes life is like that only we know of are good works and that is all that matters :)) I know you doing good works I may never see it but your father in heaven sees it and loves you for your efforts, so keep smoothing out the life's of are brothers and sisters so they can build a foundation on Christ .

                                You better know I love you and please be happy!!!!!
                              You know how things get more intense in the second half

                                                  Love you my friend SUPERSONS   Dad

ya that was super rocky!!!!  and you yellled at me and jordan alot!! ;) haha jk  thanks dad i really do keep that in my mind, especially with the ponderize this week i was thinkiong about what you would do in some of the situatuions... and i am happy and hot.... dying of heat.. ha love you ber safe glad you have work!! keep it up! be happy!! thanks for the yrs of suporrt! :) Love Supermans son

sorry they fell through, hope things go better, we will pray for them to keep commitment for the 24....I will put the money in checking so you can use your debit card and access it that way, sound ok? Did you get visa done? how is manuel, did you have to drop him....what was best part of week?

sounds great!!! i will get some money.. ;) haha still havent gone yet.. not sure when ill go.. an we werent able to go with manuel this week, we were just to busy.. best part this week was  that it rained..... ;) haha 

how is Benjamin, glad you got to see him again, Im so glad you are happy, sorry about your headache, do you drink a lot, even if its coke or flavored stuff, need to drink :) going to burn a shirt on Thursday?  We are missing you too, but try to think about all of the miracles that you have yet to see, set big goals for yourself to finish strong, know that we are and will always be here, your mission has a time clock, continue to make the most of it...supposed to go fast-haha!  How was your sunday? what city do you have to travel to, to complete visa stuff?

everythign is good!!! :) benjamin has his baptism set for the 5 of dec!  im going to burn a shirt on thursday!! :) ha im going to set high goals:)))))) haha Mom love you so much! but got to go.. sadly the computer problems today got the time away... love you mom!! love you all! have a  great week!! know that i love you and am so great ful for the support! be safe and kill it in Ball and be safe working!! love you all:) 

:) so funny, but so yukky! who is Thomas and how does he get rid of it? any FHE plans tonight?

Thomas is the name of the rat.. ;) haa no FHE.. just teaching tonight..

Love you too, have a very safe, happy week, I hope it is full of miracles and that the spirit is abundantly with you! listen to the spirit, so grateful we get to chat, talk to you next week-Love Mom and everybody...xoxoxs

talk with you next week!!! love you guys! Love Elder Weaver

:/ rats...have fun teaching, tell comp hello and be safe, work hard. tons of hugs and smiles, take pic of burning you, love mom

will do.. ;) 

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