Thursday, June 27, 2013

Great Messages 4/1/13

ha ha mom you got me good, but if they moved it to 3 years i would be down for the challenge. we played a trick on all the missionaries this moring we told them that p day was moved to wednesday and that they had to work just like it was any other day today. it was super funny everyone was like are you serious ha ha. so im glad you all had a great easter and that the family got together im sure it was a good time. our easter was good. my comp got a whole bunch of chocolate sent to him so we have been eating choclate for the last couple days like mad men. so ya i got your letter this week of the book of mormon challenge. i will try my best. these last 4 weeks my  study pattern has been real messed up. normallywe leave are house before 8 in the morning so i never have time to study. we are either in meetings or traveling to visit missionaries or following up with this goals of the missionaries, but i will try to read a whole bunch on pdays and we will see if i can get it done ha ha. 
         thankyou so much for the advise mother dear, you always say somthing that burns me alittle bit but that i need to do. i know i need to be alot more sensative to the missionaries in that aspect of dates falling. im trying my best to show everyone alot of love. this last week we started visiting all the missionaries in their houses and we talked to them and praised them and helped them with their problems and we really feel as if this will help alot. we have been receiving so much help from up above. we learned this week that we recieve acording to our desires.   12 And it came to pass that after I had aprayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee according to thy bdesires, because of thy faith. (Enos 1:12) 
  we really saw this scripture in action this past week as we put all of our selfesh desires aside and we focussed of that which is important. we had so many ideas that were put into our minds and we are passing all of this to the mission and it is starting to move the mission. the faith of the elders is growing and our faith is two. we wanted to pass a goal for the mission of baptisms for the month of abril, so we prayed alot and fasted and we trusted in the Lord and passed the goal and the missionaries are excited we passed some ideas that they can do and we know that as they do it they will reach their potential. we told them that they have to focus on baptizing families. that they need to tell the members and the leaders of the church what there goal is and what this missions goal is. that they must ask the members to pray and fast so that they may accomplish the goal, and that all the missionaries must fast once a week. we promissed them that as they do these 4 things that they will reach their goal. 
  this week is the general conferance and we are going to take advantage of the 4 sessions and take investigators. we told th elders that they cant watch conference if they dont have investigators there. we also are going to tell the elderes that all the chaple where conference will be displayed the baptismal font needs to be cleaned and filled because we need to show our faith in the Lord that we will have baptisms. we are super excited about the work. we feel as if we have started to find a little solution. we are working hard. we found a great family yesterday and they were prepared bythe Lord for sure. this last saturday we moved to a new house and im beat! we lived on the fourth floor and we had totake everything out of the house ha ha it was a good time. im super pumped for conference i know that we will recieve the answers that we are looking for this weekend. i found some cool video clips that i wanted to pass to you this first one is called missionary work and the atonement. i watched this and it helped me alot. the other one i liked alot and i thought of Rusten and all other young men when i watched it. the time to prepare is now. the advisary is strong and getting stronger. we must be stronger. im trying my best to become the man the Lord wants me to be. i know that this time that i have spent on the mission has helped me so much to become this man. im so greatful for my Savior and Redeemer. i know that threw Him i will recieve the forgivness that my heart so long desires. i learned that the Lord grants us acording to the desires of our hearts weather it be for eternal salvation or damnation. the desires of my heart our starting to show themselves and im very pleased with it. i love the Lord and His gospel. have a great week love you all. 
elder furrows

Focus on the Good 3/25/13

how are you doing today? it sounds like all is well. this last week was a great week. as you saw it rained alot. and no mom i didnt see any men peeing in  the roads but it didnt matter because the sewer is like a canal in the middle of the street here and it is open, so it rained and all the water goes into the sewer and then it floods and all that water is just mixed with rain and pee and poop. ha ha so it is pretty nasty but what do you do. you just got to walk threw it and not think about it to much. but this last week we worked alot. we are having a problem on the mission and it has been the same problem ever since the begining of the transfer. the elders are not worried about the results. there are alot of baptism that are fallin at the last minute and the missionaries are not even worried and they are having problems in getting people to come to chruch. we have tried so many different things to help them but the situation still has not moved. if you have any ideas please let me know and that goes for anyone who reads this.
     this last week we went to nanuque, which is a city that is like an 8 hour bus ride away from here and so thursday we got the bus at like 10 at night and we tried sleeping but that was a failure and we got to nanuque and just went to work, that same day at 11 at night we got another bus to come back vitoria, we tried sleeping again, that was one more failed atempt ha ha and when we got to vitoria we had to got to a meeting that started and 8:30 and we had to walk for like an hour at like 5 in the morning to get there ha ha so today we are going to get in some good nap time ha ha. but it was a very fun week we are loving our area so much. we left with this old man this week, his name is pedro and he has 80 years, he is such a stud, we went with him to visit a reference by his house and the reference wasnt home but he didnt even care he was all well now that were already out lets work and he just started contacting people on the street. the two people that he contatcted he prety much did i bible bash with them but it was so awesome. we knocked some doors and taught some lessons with him and every house that we went in he presented us so well. you can really tell when somone is converted to the gospel, this man knows the difference that the gospel will make in the lives of the´people and so he is not affraid to talk to everyone. he was an example to me. he was determined to convert every person that he talked to and he never left a shadow of a doubt. he is a great man and he taught me a lesson or two about missionary work. it was a good time.
             good work on making that lady feel good im sure that she appreciated it alot. and that is so true that people dont care how much you know until they know how much you care. that was exactly what i needed to hear from you. thanks. no i dont know about the challenge of reading the book of mormon yet. i think its been about a little over a month that i havnt gotten mail ha ha. but i will try to read it to. well hope that all is well back home love you all have a great week.
elder furrows

The Work 3/19/13

hey how is it going this week. sounds like all is going very well. wow rusten went to the stake dance and danced? when i was his age we just stayed on the sides and everyone just sat there looking at one another waiting for the other to ask them to dance ha ha. ya i heard that casey was getting married that is good. im sure they will be happy. so this last week we had a good week. we got Elias all good and confirmed. this week we had conferences all week in all the zones and it was super good president  showed a film and it was so good. it is called Billy Peck and the blue vase, it was so good and it is very good to get the missionaries all excited. so ya me and domaredzky go home the same time and he is from curitiba, paraná. he is such a stud. him and his family are going to the states at the end of this year and so you will get to know them. sorry that this week my email is a little lame but it will be better next week i love you so much have a good one. 

elder furrows

Elder....... 3/11/13

how are you doing this week? sounds like all is well back home. that is sad to hear that grandma fell again but she is tough she wont let it get her down. im always praying for the health of everyone in our family. i know that the Lord will protect everyone. that is super cool that you guys got to hold the bears that would be super legit im sure. im sure that the talk that patriarch gave was super good. he is such a great man. it is interesting because satan is stronger than ever and he is coming with all his force. but on the other hand the Lord is hastening his work and He came back by calling more missionarys. we are getting alot of missinoarys these next couple transfers and yes alot are sisters. i love being on the mission at this time. that is crazy that emily called off the wedding but she wont regret it for sure.
  well the transfers were this week and it went super good. you will never guess who is my comp? Elder....... ........................................................Domaredzky:) yup me and dom again. it will be super good. we were called to be the assistents of president so now we have a lot of work to do. im pretty sure that this was the busiest week of my mission. we are serving in an awesome area called andre carloni. it is the best ward in the mission and we baptised this last weekend. we got here and the other elderes had left this guy that was still smoking and they werent really firm with him so we got here and we were super firm and he excepted and was baptised he is a stud he is mineiro.we have lost alot of sleep this week,late nights preparing trainings and keeping tabs on all the missionaries and the dates and baptisms. it is pretty crazy but we are seeing that the Lord is really showing us the things that we can do to have more sucess as a mission. so we are trying to be humble and follow that what the Lord would have us do. it is a very great expirience and im happy to be here.
  last week when i was talking about how it is alot harder to send someone home in the end of the mission than at the begining was because at the begining of the mission i was full of energy and at the i have been walking in the hot sun for more than a year in a half. and so when your comp is not excited it is harder for you to stay excited but now it is all good, im with domaredzky  my main man and it will be só sucesso!
   this week i had a dream that i got home and it was the weirdest feeling i have ever fealt i didnt like it to much, so i decided that im not coming home:) just kidding. well i love you so much. hope that you have a great week and that all goes well for you. pray for me!
love elder furrows

Wow 3/4/13

boy let me tell you what when i sent my first two companions home at the beginging of my mission it was alot easier than it was now that im at the end of the mission. but it is all good we worked our butts off. i had to wait for my comp a little bit here and there and walk super slow with him but its all good. so i was transfered i only stayed this one transfer in this area but you wont here me complain that im leaving ha ha. just kidding it was a good area i leaned alot. i also leaned a ton with my comp. tomorow is the transfer and so i will get a new comp and a new area:) it will be a good time. 
    this last week i had some cool expiriences that i had never had before on the mission that was super cool. we were teaching this lady and we invited her to pray and read the book of mormon. so the next day we meet up with her to chat and i asked her how was her pray and she was like it was reallly good i fealt somithing different and i know that it is true, my jaw dropped to the ground because normally we have to draw it out for the invetigators how they will get an answer and she was all i know i fealt it. i was like heck ya that is sick. and in that same lesson i was giving her a warning that the devil would be there to temp her now that she is preparing for the baptism and i said that people would come up and offer you things that you have never been offered before. and out of nowhere this man shows up and offered us some weed. i was like you cant say i didnt tell you so ha ha. it was super cool. in the moment i couldnt help but laugh it was so perfect. but it was a good week. im really trying to learn how to controle my thoughts. i want to only think in one thing and that is Christ i know that as i think about him and only him that i will have the apirit with me and will have sucess. im learning alot. i love my mission so much. it is so amazing. 
sorry my emails are so short latley. i will try to get better at remembering the cool things that happen durning the week. well have a good week i love you all so much. thanks for everything
love elder furrows

Help Others 2/25/13

so this week was super good. we are working hard and were staring to see some of the fruits of our labor. my comp is doing good. this is his last week and he woke me up this morning dancing and screaming that it is just one more week ha ha so he is pretty trunky but he is still working super hard. this next transfer there are 20 missionaries that are going to show up and the are about 15 that are going home so the transfer is gonna be super big and  im sure it will be fun. there is alot that im trying to get better at and im fasting alot latley. im know that it will help. im already recognizing some of the little changes that are happening in my life. 
    this week we were at the chruch calling some people to mark our compromises and when we walked out there was these 2 women that were there and asked if we could help them out because the were starving and there kids were at home hungry and so we went and asked the patriarch if he could help them out and he was all no just give them some eggs that are in the fridge at the chruch, well i could see that they werent just trying to rob us so we went and baught them some groceries. it is always good to help when you can. alot of the times people in brasil and in the whole world they are always thinking that people are just out to get them and that if you help someone out that you are not doing any good. i dont like that vision. i think that we need to help everyone. we need to go to whatever extent that may be necessary to help our brothers and sisters. i see it here alot the members of the chruch are not willing to help the other members of the chruch let alone a complete stranger and it makes me sad. money is a thing that can be good and used for good but also satan has taken it and is using it to his advantage alot. we will not be judged according to the money that we make here on this earth but of what we did to help otheres and our good actions. 
     well this week will be super good im sure i hope that all is well. have a good wekk i know that i will. 
elder furrows

me desculpe ha ha ‏ 2/18/13

so sorry about the whole not emailing last week. this last week it was carnaval( it is that holiday were they party hard and the girls dance samba pretty much naked in the roads) so everything was closed and we didnt have anyway to send email, but no worries im doing great. holy cow when you miss a week of email you miss a lot of information ha ha. but it sounds like everyone it doing super good and that rusten is a champ swimmer tell him that he is a boss. you are in utah right now? does rusten not have schoool right now? 
 well as i told you that im back in jd da penha. the work is going great it is a little slower that im used to but we are trying to get things up to speed. we are working hard. this last week i got a little frustrated with the work, i was compaining alot that we werent having success and we really werent. and so i was down on my self it seemed like every person that we had that was progressing just stopped wanting to now about what we had to offer. and i was just getting more and more fed up. it is wierd because we are having so many good ideas and helping so many missionaries but it is like our area is not progressing. well yesterday we went to a meeting with our ward mission leader and he could tell that i was pretty down and so he started talking about his mission and how that everything that happened on his mission served to bless him in his life. he said that the hardest times that he had in his mission and the things that he learned in those times are the most useful things in his life. so we left the meeting and we had to do a couple more contacts to make our goal and so we are doing street contacts and it was about 8;45 and we were right by the church and there was this young man on his bike and we went up to him and invited him to come see the church so he came and we sat down and taught him a super fast lesson( we call them 5 minute lessons, we teach the restoration and the book of mormon and invite to be baptised)  and he was super excited and fealt the spirit and we invited him to be baptised this next sunday and he was like for sure. im not sure if he will be baptised or no but one thing that i learned is that success is all about attitude. my attitude was bad the whole weeek and the Lord was not blessing me and the minute that i changed my attitude last night the change was from night to day. the mission is so great. im loving it so much. it is passing by so fast it is crazy. well i love you all and hope that you have a great week. im sure that i will in as much as i look for the little blessing in my life and am happy. i will strive to do that. 
love Elder Furrows

Dang Computers 2/4/13

so i had a big ole email written to you and the the internet fell and i lossed it all and now i dont have to much time before p day ends but i just wanted to say that i love you im doing good. we are seeing miracles happening in our area and im trying super hard to become a missionary that testifys and invites with the power of the Holy Ghost. the transfers went good. im back here in the same ward that i was in before i went to cachoeiro. im in jardim da penha but this time im in the actual bairro of jd da penha. my area is the richest area in all of vitoria so the work is pretty hard. my new comp is elder aguaysol he is from argentina and he is a stud. this is his last transfer so it will be the 3rd person that i send home on the mission it will be super good. well have a good week tell rusten good luck in the swim meet. love you 
Elder Furrows

Monday, June 24, 2013

Flying By... 1/28/13

one more transfer has past and gone. holy cow the transfers are flying by so fast. i am being transfered, to know i dont know, but i have faith that the lord will bless me with an area that is less hot!!!!!:) ha ha, it is impossible to have an area in our mission that is more hot than this one so it is all goood.
   well it sounds like all is going well back home! that is good. ya i saw sheen that looks pretty rough but im glad that she is ok. ya i heard about all those people that died that is super sad. oh real fast the pics are one of me and the bottom of my old shoes and the other is this last week i hit the 1 1/2 year mark so i burnt me a pair of pants ha ha it was a good time. 
      this last week was super good. atila is kind of struggling, he doesnt want to be a trouble for anyone so he just says no. we cant get him to commit to anything so that was kind of frustrating. he prayed this week and received a confirmation but he is scared to follow it. Graciani has gotten super mole on us. she is doing everything we ask her to do but she is doing it all for the wrong reasons so she is not getting answers to her prayers. it was kind of frustrating with her this last week. so i have learned alot in this ward. it has been a pretty tough area as far as the ward goes. but it was good for me. last night we had a cood thing happen. we where walking in front of this huge nice house and out of no where we hear elders. and i look back and it is these two members. well it turns out that that is her dads house and that he hasnt let any missionaries enter into his house ever. he barley lets his son in law into the house. and he invited us in there last night and it was super cool. i fealt like i was in the united states. the house was huge with a pool and everything, it was really cool but the coolest part was is that when we left, the member, she was like in shock. she couldnot believe that we had gotten in there. and that he liked us alot. he invited us to come back whenever we wanted so it was very cool. the Lord is working hard that is for sure.
    tell rusten congrats on the calling and that i will be praying for him so that he will be able to magnify his calling. he has been given the authority to fufill his calling now he just needs to find and exercise the power in his authority. im sure that he blessing was super good. and yes i feel his hand in my work. 
  well i hope that all is well i love you all have a great week. enjoy the super bowl for me:)
love elder furrows

Successes 1/21/13

so this week was super good we had a lot of sucess in finding new people and families to teach so that has been very good. the devil is working hard to bring down our investigators but we are also working hard against him. yesterday we got gracyany to church and she loved it. and also we got atila to chruch he is paralized so he came in a wheel chair it was legit. i dont know if you had the same class yesterday from the teachings of president snow but if you had the 2nd lesson taught then that was an amazing lesson. it really helped our investigators out. this is the last week of the transfer we will see if i will stay or not. im loving this area. this last week it has rained a little so i t is nice. o ya i got my shoes redone. now i have airplane tires for the soles :) but all is well here. im glad you had a great bithday. it looks like it was a good time. have a good week and i love you all.
love Elder Furrows

ps tell rusten that he will have to make me something cool on his lathe when i get home


hey hey mother dear. i hope that your birthday this sunday will be the best one yet. i know that you are getting old but you are still that same old active mother to me that would chase me down the hall way and trip me flat on my face when i would fight with rusten. ha ha ( i remember that till this day ha ha) but thank you so much mom for the great example that you are to me and for love that you have always shown me through out my life. you are the best mother that any one could dream of and i love you so much. thank you for helping me to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Cristo. you are the greatest example to me of a rightous women. i tell people evertime the conversation comes up that if i find a girl that is just like my mother i know that there will not be a better one for me. thank you for everything and happy birthday. 
     it sounds like everything is super busy there at home. the cold doesnt stop you. you should see this city. it rained this week and it stayed a little bit cold and everyone was like dying. people got sick. and it only got down to like 85. ha ha it is funny though cause i even fealt a little cold. im super done for when i get home. tell rusten to keep up the good work in the swiming and that the race is on.that is good to hear that ther are more young men in the ward getting ready to go out to serve. have there been alot of young women leaving? 
    well this week was super good. saturday we left with some members and got some sweet refernces from them. it was awesome. we have this investigator that is a adventist and she is being super stubborn. but i have fealt the spirit with her so strong that i cant give up on her. this week i have studdied alot to try to help our investigators with their doubts and it has been a neat expirience because i learn so much when i search for the answers for the people im serving and it helps them also. this week i was thinking alot about my weakneses that i have and how i can get better. i thought of the sacrement prayer and the part that says we will always remember him and take his name upon us. i thought to myself that alot of the times when i am faced with a situation the first thing that i think is not, what whould Jesus do, so i realized that in order for me to remember him i must always be thinking about him and his life and his teachings and his example. i have been putting it to the test and it really has been helping me to better myself. 
      well i hope that all is going super well at home and that you have a great bithday. love you all. 
love Elder Furrows

Baptism 1/7/13

hey hey,
so the deed is done. she is good and married? well that is good i hope that she is happy and has a good time:) as for me and my house we will serve the lord ha ha. we are doing super good here. the baptisms happened yesterday and it all worked out just like we had planned. i fasted because during the week the mom of the twins kind of got a little sketchy on us so i fasted the the baptims would work out and i thought that my fast was in vain cause sunday morning shows up and i tried calling her she didnt answer, we showed up at the chruch and they werent there. and i was like wow that sucks. but boy was i wrong. my faith was super week and then when i saw them walking in with their big smiling faces i knew that the lord had blessed my fast. it was really one of the first times that i had seen the automatic blessing from fasting. 
    this week has been good. we stayed up tilll midnight to welcome in the new years and then we suffered the next day ha ha. but it was all good. it is still just as hot as ever and will continue being just as hot for aonther 2 months or so ha ha. our investigators are doing super good. were having alot of sucsess. it is going great. 
      this morning we got up super early to climb up this peak with some members. it is the highest peak here in cachoeiro and it was super legit. we had a dang good time and i took some really good pictures. 
   tell rusten congrats on the swimming and that our race is still on when i get home. i think i will still be able to beat him ha ha. 
well hope all is well back home, love you all
Elder Furrows

Feliz Ano Novo!!! 1/2/13

sorry that i didnt get to write you till just now. everything was closed the past couple of days and there was no where to send emails from until today. but im doing fine. so it was so good to be able to talk to you and say hi to everyone and see how huge rusten is that is so crazy he is a monster. 
      so im glad that everything is going well back home that makes me happy to know that everyone had a good christmas and i would imagine that you had a good new year also. our new year was good we got home and we just played monopoly deal until midnight ate some ice cream and then went to bed. i thought i was gonna die the next day. a year and a half of the same sleeping patterns and then you mess with that it gets you good that is for sure. but it all worked out well. man you should see this city. these last couple of days i fealt like i had gone back to roberts because there was not a single person in sight. seriously everyone goes to the beach and there is no one in the roads. and the people that are in the roads are on there way to the beach so they dont stop and talk to you at all ha ha. the dogs in the street were not even stopping to talk to us ha ha but it is all good were having a good time. this new year will be super good. it is so weird to think that form the begining to the end of last year i was on the mission. it was super good. i have learned so much. 
 well this last sunday we were suposed to baptise but it didnt work out so that was sad but it isall good causse we remarked it for this sunday so we will see what happens. yesterday was a very cool day. besides the fact that there was no one in sight we still got some great lessons in. an elder got transfered so his comp had to come stay with us and he had already served in out area that were in now and i was talking to him to see if he remembered any one he had taught and he said that he never taught on our side of the river. well as were walking he was like hold up we taught one person right here closse so we go to the house and it didnt have anyone living there anymore. we were like shoot well what ever and then i asked this man if he knew were the kid moved to and he showed us were he lived and we taught him and he is a stud. it was so great to be able to be an instrument in the hands of the lord like we were. and through this kid we got like 5 references and found a whole bunch of new people it was a great way to start the new year i will tell you what. but ya so that is about all that is happening on my parts. hope that all is well over there. have a great week and make this year a good one by setting good goals.
love Elder Furrows

Feliz Natal!! 12/24/12

hey hey how is it going for you all back home. it is going very well here. this week was super great we had a lot of sucess and we did a sweet service project up in the mountains it was nice and cool up there. we also had transfers this week and we have two new elders living with us now so that is nice. we also had a fun christmas party it was a good i will call tomorow at about 3 your time. sheena said that it would work out for you guys i hope. 
     i love christmas so much it is such a wonderful spirit that is in the air. i got the package from the ward adn i love those stories that were in ther so much. i cried as i read every single one of them. im really striving to serve and to help more people. well i love you so much sorry this is so short but i will chat with you tomorow:) love you so much. have a great party tonight and a great christmas morning. i willl im sure. 
Elder Furrows


well how are you doing this week? is all well back home im  sure that it is. it sounds like you had a good time with the christmas party and all. and that you are busy and what not. that is super crazy about Caden Robison i bet he is pretty pumped up to get out of there. and that is super crazy about abby! hey speaking of which get the adress of her mission for me please? man i bet that makes Brenan super happy to know that he baptised someone and that they are on a mission now i bet that is amazing. 
     so this last week we have been melting in the sun. it is so hot here it is hard to believe. but were working still. i realized this last week that my prayers were getting kind of week and as a result i was getting unexcited with the work so i have started praying in a seperate room, and outload and it really is a cool expirience. were trying are best here this area is pretty rough but were moving that. we have transferes and a christmas party this week so that will be fun im pretty pumped up for that. we will go to vitoria tomorow and party it up. i didnt get transfered yet cause im still training my comp. 
    this week during our studdies we heard a knock at our door and we go out an we see some Jehovas Whitnesses and they saw us and three of them just walked off and left the guy to fend for himself. poor sucker ha ha it was a good conversation if you know what i mean. ha ha. no we didnt burn him we made him feel very good so it was all good. 
 well i hope that all is well back home. i made a new commitment this week to forget myself and go to work. i need to start working harder and start thinking more about the lords kingdom in the city so that it will grow here. well i love you all have a good one and we will talk to you next week
Elder Furrows

Outer Darkness? 12/10/12

man i will tell you what if outer darkness is anything like cachoeiro then im gonna do my best to not go there cause it is so flippen hot in this area! i have never had the urge to just melt until this last week ha ha. it was about an average of 115 degrees and it is just straight up hills here. we were dying this week. it started raining right now and i have never been so greatful ha ha. but i will tell you what im gonna suffer when i get home from the mission. i think i will probaly freaze to death haha. 
   wow that is so nuts that clint is home and that you saw him already. try to do all you can to be there at his homecoming. i love that kid so much. he is such a good example to me. so it is the field fam party this weekend that should be good. and it sounds like everything else is going very well there. i hope that everyone is well
     so this week besides it being super crazy hot, it was a great week. our trip to hawaii went very well. we got alot of people out to it and it was a blast. it was super basilian style the party but it was good ha ha. you got to love brasilians. well we have really been being blessed with good people to teach this week. now what we need to to is just find an appartment full of elects of the Lord so that we dont have to go outside to get to our other appointments ha ha. that would be a dream. we did a super fun activity this week with the young men. we gave a training on contacts in the streets for mutual and then we went out with them and we did contacts. it was super fun to see them trying their hardest to talk to the people and seeing them get shut down sometimes but they jsut kept going. me and my comp are doing super good. elder marlette is such a stud. we are working super hard and trying to be worthy of the blessing that we are recieving.
  this sunday we went to pick up some investigators and we got to there house and they had left and it just was a rough morning. we got to church and i was a little upset. and then during the sacrament meeting i started to look around and i realized that we had alot of sucess this last week. we had a couple investigators there and we had invited a less active family of like 10 years to come back to chruch and they were there. and so i just sat back and i realized that i need to be so much more greatfull for the blessings that i have and that i need to be willing to open my eyes to recognize that im so blessed. well i hope that you all have a great week. i love you so much. have a great party and we will have a super hot but great week for sure
Elder Furrows

Prayer and Sacrifice 12/3/12

how is it going this week. our week went pretty swell. we are working our little tails off that is for sure. this last week nothing to crazy happened just alot of working. we are really trying our best to find to elects here but they are just not showing themselves or we are not recognizing them. im studying alot about the guidence of the holy ghost and im praying and fasting for his help. i hope that i can start helping more people. this week we have a activity at the church. it is a vacation to hawaii. it is gonna be super duper cool. were gonna invite everyuone to come and enjoy it with us. it will be a dang good time. i cant believe it is already december time is going by so dang fast. that is super cool that clint and brenan will be getting home pretty soon here. that would be awesome if clint extended. rusten sounds like he is pretty busy with all of his wood shop and stuff going down ha ha. im sure he is just having a blast. that is good that he is doing swimming again this year im sure that he is having the time of his life. and Elijah got home this week that is so nuts everyone is going home. sheena moved im guessing that is why i didnt have an email from here this week. ha ha. well thank you for everything i hope that all is well back home all is well here. were still working as hard as ever and i know that as we continue to do so that the lord will provide for us. i was reading the bible this week i think it is in lucas 22, it is talking about the lords sacrifice and his suffering in getsemeni, and it was a very humbling expirience for me to think that the Lord Christ had an angle confort him in his strugles that is how hard it was. i thought about that a lot and i realize that my struggles and my problems are very small. love you all 
Elder Furrows

Service 11/26/12

hey hey 
sounds like you all had a blast with thanksgiving and shopping and all it sounds like you had a riot! our thanksgiving was super well. as you can see in the picture we had a very traditional thanksgiving meal ha ha. chicken, spuds, and french toast for desert ha ha. it was a good day for sure. the weeks are really passing by so dang fast it is blowing my mind. this week was a super good week we had some very neat expirinces. well me and my comp did a split this week so i went with a member and he wnet with the other member and me and the member were walking down the road and then we saw this guy that just came out of this little ally way with a TV so we asked him if he needed help and his mother came out behind and she was like yes for sure we do. it had rained super hard that day and they live in the humblest conditions, the roof caved in and all there stuff was trashed. so me and this kid start helping them move all their stuff to this other little house that was not any better, and the old lady told us that right as we had showed up that she was praying for Gods angles to com and help them move the stuff, and right as she had finished her prayer than we showed up. it was really cool. they are not interested in what we have to say at all but it was a testimony builder for me and the member so that was good ha ha. there was another member that was talking about service. and he explained the diference in donating and consectrating our time. donating is the time that we have left in our day to somthing. consecrate is when we dont have anytime to do something but we still find a way to serve. that day we were super late to a lesson but we stopped and helped and consegrated our time. 
we did a service project this week and when we got done we went back into the members house to change and she had taken our shirts and put them in water to soak and wash them, she had two new shirts for us and garments and everything ready for us to change clothes she was all my sons dont leave out in the street dirty so put these clean clothes on. it was cool, it made us feel at home for sure ha ha. there are always members in every area that make the diference for us in that area. you can always pass by there house when you are having a horrible day and you will leave happy so that is so good. 
   this week was super hot i dont think i have ever sweated so much in my life it was nuts. we were teaching a lesson and i could feel that i was getting light headed because it was so hot where we were at. it was intense. this week satan is trying to give us a good kick in the pants. we had a great week and marked a couple of dates but then noone went to chruch and people are droping like flies ha ah. but it is all good we have way more power than him.
  yesterday at church me and the councilor to the bishop went and got this less active member to come to church it was very cool we showed up at his house with the spirit in our bones, gave him a blessing and commanded him to get up out of his bed and com to chruch. the spirit was super strong. we got him up and as he was getting ready we sang hymns to keep him feeling the spirit. it was very cool. well it was a great week were working hard and loving it. have a good one. love you
Elder Furrows

Serving the Lord 11/19/12

hey how are you doing this week? that is pretty exciting that you are going down to wayne and sharrons house that will be a good time as always i love there house so much. man thanksgiving here is super lame ha ha. we dont do anything but its all good:) that is so nuts that clint is coming home already that really blows my mind and makes me a little scared. time is flying by so fast. especially in this area. it is so nuts i was talking with my comp and i was telling him that we are really forgetting ourselves and getting lost in the work. this week we have worked so hard. it was so rewarding. we got here and this ward was super down. and they were not excited to do missionary work so we started a new program where when we leave our lunch message than we ask them to write a letter to someone that they love and then we go and take it to them it is having alot of sucess and the members are seeing our efforts and getting really excited. the other elders were telling me the bishop doesnt really like the elders and i just got off the phone with the bishop and he invited us to a family night at his house tonight. i had to turn it down sadly because we already have a super busy night but will try to pop in there.
  our integration night went very well and we did a couple of family night this week and we are really just loving the work. my comp tells me every day that this is really fun. and it really is. we are just here to serve and we are showing the members that and showing them that we love them and they are helping us alot in return. this area is so great. 
  yesterday bishop asked me to give a talk, and it was so great i fealt the spirit so strong and i could feel that the people there also fealt that same spirit it was super great. i am really loving my mission so much. im so thankful that i have this oportunity to serve the lord. i am learning so much and being blessed in so many ways. i hope that everyone has a great week and a great thanksgiving. ha ha me and my comp received money to eat lunch on thanksgiving so we will try to make ourselves something real nice ha ha. love you all have a good one. 
Elder Furrows

Generations!!! 11/12/12

hey hey how are you this week? my week has gone super well. im in my new area and loving it. and my new comp is a stud. his name is elder marlette and he is from boutifull utah. this is his first area on the mission poor sucker, ( i say poor sucker because this area is rough it is the hottest area of the mission) so ya he is super cool. he is already speaking portuguese very well, he is just a little bit shy to talk. but it will all work out. were in this new area it is called Cachoeiro de Itapimerim, it is up in the mountians and it is just straight up hills. we walk up and down and up and down all day and it is the hottest area of the mission! last week it was like 120 degrees here. it was rough! but it is good for ya. it will make a stronger right? 
        we showed up in the area and the sister that were here before were both going home and so they didnt leave to much for us to work with but were pressing on. we had a great week and found some new people and were getting to know all of the members and everyone else. it is going very well were planning a whole bunch of cool activities that were do this transfer. were trying to mark family nights every single night so that we can get a lot of support from the ward. it will all work out. my comp is super excited and ready to work. it is funny seeing him cause i remember me when i got here on the mission. we show up super worried about everything and then we just get used to it. he is super worried about like the water and the food and little things that i dont even remember that i worried about. it is so fun. were haveing a lot of fun together. 
  so this week elder grange, of the area seventy, gave a talk in our ward and it was super good. first of all he called me and my comp up to the front and he told all the members that we are the best missionaries and that we will baptise any reference that they give to us. so the pressure is on ha ha. also he said that so many time we pray and pray and ask for answers but he said something cool he said. " if you want to talk to  God pray, if you want answers to your prayers read the scriptures" it was really good what he said. 
       holy cow that is so crazy about abby she is taking off into the field. and she is uper ready it sounds like. she can already speak the language she is gonna rock. 
rusten made a shoooting range? that sounds fun. im sure Del Ray enjoyed his breakfast all by himself tell him that if i was there i would have eaten with him ha ha. ya that was a monkey we were trying to get it to walk into our hands but it wouldnt ha ha. well sorry that this is short but know that all is well. im probably gonna loose a lot of weight from sweating so much in the area but it will be good. have a great week love you guys.
Elder Furrows

Always be Forgiving 11/3/12

holly cow i forgot about halloween. thry dont even cellebrate it down here so i didnt even remember. and even the Holidays that they do cellebrate it doesnt make a difference to me because everyday seems to be the same. it is great:) so it sounds like everything is going great up there, tell Randal congrats from me. i love baptisms so much it is the greatest feeling ever just to be in the baptismal service! how was the baptism? our baptisms were super great! it was a great meeting and the spirit was super strong there. we found out so much good news this week that will help the parents get married. we were so excited because we were calling all the lawyer and the courthouses to see what we could do and we found out some sweet info. the lord was blessing us so much and we were so happy, we showed up that night to tell them all the good news and the dad was super sketchy saying that he needs more time he doesnt know if he wants to get married and so we burned him with love of course, and he said that he will talk to his wife and that they will pray and fast today to know that it is the right thing to do. i left there house so sad though! i realized that satan is working hard. but that we must work harder and smarter than him. but he for sure gave me and upper cut that night. but they will get married and baptised and sealed in the temple for sure! 
   this week was super good. president announced the transfers to us, and im super excited for my new area. i will tell you about it next week. the transfer will be this next week and it is gonna be great. 
    thanky you so much for calling marrian im sure she appreciated it also. wow that is crazy that Edler Hall is going to asia. that means that he wont be there when i get home that sucker. i hope that his japonese is as good as his portuguese:) 
  that is super intense that story of travis. im so gald that his mom was guided by the spirit to not put the money in the account. it is crazy how the spirit helps us. i believe that alot of the time we dont even recognize that he is guiding us but if we really try to focus than we will be able to feel His  influence in our lives. im glad that it all went well with travis. he is such a great kid. 
     so i hear that you are doing some sort of christmas choir show thing in rigby:) sheena told me that you guys are having a good time and that you found a long lost daughter of yours?;) ha ha. 
      thankyou so much for sending me those recepies i will for sure make them for me and my comps. the only problem is you didnt tell me how to make the beans you just told me everything that goes inside of them ha ha. i know that im in brasil and that i should have already learned how to make beans but i still havnt ha ha. 
   o ya also i thanks for sending me my package but i realized this week that im gonna need a new journal:) thanks! also i wanted you to tellme how that activity was that you did when we painted the bannanas white, i want to get some fun ideas to do no the integration night. and if you can think of other fun activities that you have done tell me about them so i can use them down here:) thankys you are the best.
   so this week was super good i am almost finished with the miracle of forgivness. it is so amazing im learning so so much. i read today about forgiving others that have wronged you. it is so good. and i need to get so much better on that. i am trying to be my best and i know that i must be able to forgive others and never hold grudges or anything like that. so im making goals and praying alot so that i can come off conqueror. im so excited to get back into the field it is gonna be so great. i hope you enjoyed you last email that you will get on saturday. starting this next week you will get them on monday again. woot wooot. have a great week love you so much. thanks for everything 
Elder Furrows

Water and Harvest 10/27/12

hey hey how are you doing? how was your week. it sounds like it was pretty busy. my week was super great! man i cant believe that im not gonna have any more wyoming experiences. that is super sad but its all good as long as grandma is happy that is what is important! holy cow there is snow there already that is so nuts! ya so my christmas package just send it like at the beging of november and it will get to me before christmas. somtimes letters take longer than packages to get here but on average it is about 2 weeks or so. but you can send the package because i wont have any way to get it till the next transfer in december. but your who knows!
so rusten is all excited thinking he is gonna win a wii? did he win it? 
 yup domaredzky took off. but it is all good cause i call him like once a day to chat with him ha ha. elder j santos is such a stud he is super humble and has such a strong testimony of the gospel it amazes me! he is super excited today cause he found out that his mom was called as a councilor in the releif society. 
     Rhamon is kind of being a slacker were just like letting him do what he pleases he is not keepint up with our compromises and its just not working out but good news were gonna baptise tomorow!!!!!!!!! it is gonna be so great. were working with the family of cesar augusto and him and his wife are getting there marrige all orginezed but in brazil it takes a long time so were gonna baptise the 3 kids tomorow and then ther parents the marrige. it will be super good. im super stoked! and if Rhamon goes to the baptism tomorow were gonna invite him to be baptised also so we'll see how that works out. the work is going super great! we are having alot of sucess here in out area and were super excited. 
           so this last week i ate lunch at this members house on sunday and she is super smart and now so much about the gospel. and i was inspired by her. i realized that i was satisfied with my self being the plane old elder furrows and i had stopped searching for the voice of the spirit. she asked me if i have ever had an expirence where i have heard the spirit talk to me to tell me what i needed to do? and i though and thought and i have never had an expirience like that. i left her house determined to really have the spirit be my constant companion and to let him give me inspiration and lead me in the ways that the lord would have me go. this week i prayed more than i have ever prayed. i am trying to become worthy to have the spirit be present in my life at all times. i want to know when i am being guided by the spirit. i realized that i must become a way better person than i am right now. i must forgive all those who have wronged me and i must make things right not only with men but more importantly with God. i still havnt heard the voice but i know that as i continue on praying and realling have a pure desire to be an instrument in the Lords hands that the holy ghost will be with me always. many of us think that once we are baptised we have the spirit with us at all times no matter what. but the spirit is very easy to offend and we must strive to feel his presence in our lives even after baptism. this week the new secratary is pretty much ready to do everytning by him self so i have had a lot of free time. i am reading the miracle of forgivness. it is such an amazing book and it is helping me so much to realize what i must do to be able to have the spirit as a constant companion. i love this gospel! Ilove the Lord and i know that Jesus Christ suffered for all of our sins. his part is finished now it depends on us to search to better ourselves and repent. im so happy to be serving a full time mission in the church that Jesus Christ restored threw a young man called joseph smith.  I know that this is Christ church and that this is his work. im starting to realize the importance of it more and more everyday. i looked out the window the other day in the office from the 15th floor and i saw how many people there are in this world that still need to hear the true gospel. the responsiblity of the saints of these last days is of great importance and i know that we all must strive to help all the people to hear of these glad tidings. when i looked out the window i thought of the second coming and how that day will be. i pictured a stuble field burning and i thought to myslef, that i will do what ever it takes to not be among the stuble. i have a lot of work to do ha ha. 
   well i love you all i hope you have a great week next week i will send some pics to you guys. have a good one. i know that i will!
Love Edler Furrows

ps; this is a little quote that i got from the book that im reading

 water thoughts, and harvest acts
water acts, and harvest habits
water habits, and harvest caracter
water caracter, and harvest eternal destiny

Só Bençãos 10/20/12

so this week was super crazy not gonna lie but it was super good. so to start off that is so cool that jody came home for the weekend and that you guys all had a lot of fun together! tell rusten that im sorry about his cat that died:) and good work on selling those shoes back. tell everyone hi for me this weekend maybe you will read this while you are still in utah if so give everyone a big hug from me. how did everything go at grandmas house? how is her new appartament? i hope that she is doing well. tell jody that im sorry that she got robbed that stinks but it will all work out it always does!
     so this week was super good. but it was also super sad, so yesterday i had to say goodbye to Elder Domaredzky, i almost cried it was so sad. there was a kid that was slack that got sent home ( which was also super sad, i dont like seeing people go home early) and so Domaredzky got sent to take care of his zone. it was super random pres just called and was all hey elder domaredzky is elder j santos( the new sec. that is taking his place) ready to work without you? and domaredzky was all ya for sure and he is all good cause you are going back to the field! so he left yesterday and it was pretty sad but its all good. so as of now it is just me and elder j santos. im traing 2 new secrataries that are gonna work in the office now. so after i leave then there will be 3 secretaries and they will stay in a trio. it will be good. 
       so we have some great investigators right now. were working with this mom and daughter that are super elect! we invited them to be baptised and the daughter excepted, the mom was a little bit more dificult but they are gonna go to chuch tomorow so will see how that goes. they are super rich so it will possibly be the first super rich family i help? we also have the family of Cesar, yesterday we went there and taught about the word of wisdom. it was pretty intense every one said they would live even cesar but he doesnt have very much desire to live it so were gonna have to give him a good burner lesson to get him excited about his salvation:) 
      Rhamon came to integration night this week and one of the members asked when was his baptism gonna be and he was all its gonna be next week! so that was exciting now we just got to make sure that it happens! the work is going super good. im super pumped to be leaving the office and go back to the field.
       so this week i had a very cool expirience. we were preparing a lesson, the plan of salvation, and im always super scared to teach this lesson cause it is super hard to get the point across to people in a very clear way. so we prepared and made a lesson plan and everything and we got there and it was the best lesson that i have ever taught in my life. this for sure is not the first time that i have made a lesson plan but i think the Lord was just testing my patience to see if i would keep preparing because normaly it never goes that smooth so i was super happy this week with that lesson. 
   well that is about all for me. hope you all have a great week. love you
Elder Furrows

ps my comp wants to right you something real fast:

ok I'm not so good with english. specially with computers haha but I just want thank you. You have to be proud for your son. his is my companion now and we're learning a lot together. I'm Elder J. Santos and I just would like to share this with you all. I have four years of baptism and i know that the miracles happen in the mission. recently my mom was baptized and i always share this not to vanglory or somthing like that just because this one of my blessings. congratulations. we laugh a lot with your letters. you're awesome. have a nice day bye.

Missionary Work 10/13/12

hey hey how are you doing this week. sounds like the mission flew is spreading around fast up there and that everyone is gonna be on a mission by the time i get home ha ha. that will be super good. im so excited for the change of age it will bring so many more missionaries to the field which in turn will bring more souls unto Christ. it will be great. that is cool that all the girls are running into to the bishop to get a jump start on there mission. man when the prophet said that the age moved i had another confirmation that he is a prophet of God. 
     so rusten is for sure gonna have to b a salesman. he is always working on a skeem to sale things. i remember when i was at home he would ride his bike into town to go sale stuff. he is a good little conman ha ha. 
         so you are gonna go to grandmas house this next weekend? man im gonna miss goin there. i will never have the chance again that is kind of sad but it is for a great cause. 
      so so much has happened in these last weeks. we have been super busy working in the office and also in the field. and guess what president is going to release me as secretary! whoooooo!!!!! he called two new ones this week and i will start to train them on monday. that means that in three weeks im going to be released back into the wild. im so excited. i love working in the field. we are working with two super good familys, they are progressing alot and it is so fun to help them. both of the families went to church last week with us and so we had 9 investigators in the church. im pretty sure that is the second time that i have had that many, the last time i took that many to church was with elder hall! we worked our butts off to get them to church. we had two hours in between the two sessions and our area is about 45 minutes away from the church so we pretty much ran toget there and we had to work fast and hard to get everyone all ready. it was very cool cause after it was all said and done i looked back and i realized that the bigger the effort the bigger the blessing. it was a lot of work to get them to the church but as a result we had 2 families in the church that fealt the spirit and heard the prophet talk. it was very rewarding. 
    we are having alot of fun me and my comps. we are always giving each other a hard time and sometimes it gets a little out of control but it is all good clean fun ha ha. elder j santos is super funny i am learing alot of funny phrases with him from where he lives. it is funny cause his accent is so different than any one i have heard. but he is super cool. me and domaredzky are super pumped to get out of the office, were trying to put in our word to president to see if we can train some greenies on the next transfer. we will see what happens. 
    we taught this man this week that couldnt except that joseph smith saw God. he said it is impossible for man to see God. so we were all alright lets go, so we open up the bible and just start burning him and showed him like 10 scriptures were people saw God, and after he was all no you are inturpreting that wrong. i was so mad i asked for our book of morman back that we had given and we left. it is so hard for me to see how strong satan is. 
    we finally got in contact with Rhamon, he wasnt runnig from us he said and he said that he hasnt given up on being mormon. so we will see what we can do:) well that is about all that is going on with me this week. the mission is going super well im loving every minute of it. hey tell bishop Andher that he is a cowboy to me no matter what the young men say:) ha ha. have a great week love you all. 
Love Elder Furrows

Conference 10/6/12

so this is gonna be super fast this week. my week was super good. holy cow i cannot believe that the age moved for the missions. that was so flippen cool. im pumped for all of the younger kids. the pressure is really on for all those seniors now. it will be super good for sure. so rhamon didnt get baptised he didnt show up. we were pretty sad but it will all work out. he said that he will get baptized for sure. so were just gonna leave him be for a while and wait till he comes to us. 
     this week was super good elder rocha was sith us the whole week and i was just running him around to all his doctor appointments. but luckly it all went well. everything is going super well. im happy and im loving the mission. i liked the talk from Elder Bowen about our loved ones that have passed on. i thought of aubree when he was giving that talk. it touched me alot. well sorry that this is super fast. love you alot have a great week and enjoy conference. 
Love Elder Furrows

transferencias ‏ 9/29/12

wow was this week so crazy but so good. this past week was the transfers and it was pretty intense. the lord blessed me in my work so much it was so crazy to see it all unfolding in front of me. This week we got a new comp. elder domaredzky is starting to train a new secretary to take his place so this transfer we will stay in a threesome. it is kind of hard because me and domaredzky are like super tight and this new guy is way cool but he is super different so it will take some getting used to ha ha. but i love him he is a stud his name is Elder J. Santos he is from the north part of brazil and he is freazing to death here it is so funny seeing him. he is always cold he like wears a sweater or his suit walking around in the streats ha ha.
       so tuesday morning we went to presidents house to get the noobies and that went very well. there were 4 that showed up. we ate lunch and then went to the transfer. everything went well more or less at the transfer, we made some last minute ajustment right befor the transfer so that was kind of intense and then after we had to go back to the office and move everything to how the transfer was. but that worked out fine all of that. the crazy part was wednesday morning. so there is an elder that was going home this week but he wanted to renew his visa and we had all the stuff ready for him to do so, he was just in another state so we wated till this last day of his to do it. well he stayed in the hotel with a brazilian who left super early on wednesday and when this brazilian left he took all of the documetns of this american elder and he took off to são paulo. well i wake up at about 6 on wed. to the sound of the americans voice and i knew that it was gonna be a big problem! so we hurried and got ready and ran to the office. we got all the stuff ready to take him to the fedral police and we took off. we got there and he had been robbed a whille back and didnt have his identity. well i just sat there praying like mad that it would all work out and she just let it slide. oh that is not all. well we get all finished up and the lady is all perfect you guys will just have to come back after lunch because the guys who does the fingerprints is on strike and he can leave whenever he wants so he wont get here till after one. well that was a problem seeing how he was getting a plane at that time. so we begged her to help us and she went off in search for someone who could do the fingerprints. she found some random dude that did it and we took off. it was such a miracle. the lord is for sure behind all we do as missionaries.
      Rhamon is doing good he wants more time and so the baptism is still in the air for tonight. i made him a promess in the name of christ that if he shows up to the baptism with a towell and a change of underclothes that he will feel the spirit so strong that he will not resist. were fasting right now to help him be prepared we will see what happens. i have faith that he will be baptised.
     i learned something very cool this week in a trainging. the elder said if you want the blessings and miracles to happen in your area you have to make the sacrifices to deserve it. i had never really thought of it like that. but im making a goal to fast alot more often and to pay a more genorous fast offering. i know that the lord will bless me the more i sacrifice.
    well this week was super good in all im really trying my best to have more faith and to better myself. i love this work and im so thankful for all the prayers and the help from you all. ahave a great week and i know i will to.
Love Elder Furrows

Power of the Priesthood 9/22/12

how are you doing this week. sounds as if all is well on your side of the equador:) everything is going super well here. ha ha i liked the email from jaden, he is a stud to. that is great that grandma is gonna be able to leave this next week i hope that all goes well with her getting a new appartment. i can not believe that rusten is a teenager now that is so nuts. sheen said that he is as tall as her. is his hair orange? that was random but the other day there was this girl from the ward and i had told her that i had a little brother her age so she looked him up and said that he is a red head. did his hair go read? ha ha. well im glad that all is well back home.
      my week was super super good. it started out kind of rough and i was not being able to stay focused and so i asked my comp to give me a blessing of comfort and ever since that day i have been super great. it is was a real testimony builder for me of the power of a preisthood blessing. for me in my life i havnt really gotten to many preisthood blessings, i never asked for them and so i didnt ever have the chance to gain a testimony of the power of one. my last priesthood blessing that i recieved was when i was set apart to be amissionary and befor that was when i was ordained an elder and pretty much everytime that i  have gotten one has been an ordination not a blessing, but this time it was really cool and it really helped me to realize the power of the preisthood. im so thankfull for my companion and his worthyness to be a holder of such a sacred thing, it was crazy how fast my attitude changed after receiving the blessing it was very cool.
     we are working with a man named Ramon. he is super legit and this next week if all goes well he will be baptised. so that shoudl be good. his cousing is serving a mission in arizona. he has like 23 years and is super legit. he wants to study at byu so that should be cool to be able to see him after themission maybe.
      so yesterday i had an expirience that really moved my way of thinking. so i have to give some background real fasst. about a month ago we learned in sunday school that we should never deny somone in need. the beggers the people that are hungry and we were taught that we shouldnt just give them the left overs but that we should give them the best we have. so yesterday as me and my comp are walking into subway there was this bumb sitting in front and normally these bumbs ask for money not food. so i show up just waiting for him to ask for money. but no he asked if i could buy him a sandwich, but i hada aleady made up my mind before i had gotten there that he was gonna ask for money and that i would deny him. well he asked for the sandwich and i told him no and walked in, and right as i said no i just fealt horrible inside. i had just dennied someone food, he was hungry and i wasnt willing to sacrifice a little that i have and share with my brother. so i go up to ask and i told my comp alright im gonna uy him a sandwich, i went to buy me the sandwich and i though that i would just put cream chees on mine and not his cause it costs extra and then i remember the lesson so i put cream cheese on both, i buy the lunch and i go out to give it to him and he was not there. i looked for him in the streets for about 15 minutes with my comp and we could not find him. i fealt so bad. i had just dennied someone something that i have never had to even ask for or worry about. i learned yesterday that we have the chance to serve and that sometimes if we dont take that chance we will loose it. i lost the blessings of helping this man. i really was moved yesterday when this happened and last night i begged the lord for forgivness. it was crazy because nomally something like this would not even affect me but it really got to me. so im going to try my best from here on out to really strive to serve my fellow man. so that at the judgement os god i can stand clean. i love my mission so much im so greatfull for the expeirences that i have been able to have and i know that there are still many more to come. thankys for everything have a great week
Love elder furrows