Jacob Emerick

Jacob Emerick
Jacob in Temecula

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It's hard and the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings happiness.

Buenos Buenos Dias,

Pues como estàn? This week was alright for us, we didn't have too many lessons but we picked up a new investigator so that was cool! We have some really cool people to teach over the next couple of weeks before I get transferred. It's not a sure thing but at the same time it is. I'll go to a more hispanic place next area so that will be good. One thing I've learned is that it's important to BE HAPPY! íSEÀ FELIZ! One of our members is always happy, he always is laughing and telling us jokes, just enjoying life. I like the quote from President Monson that says 'Find the joy in the Journey'. If we're constantly worrying or preoccupied with what other people think or do then we aren't going to enjoy life ourselves. That's one thing that I've seen the gospel help people. When they are focused on the gospel and nothing else, then they are happy and can help others enjoy the blessings of the gospel as well. Whenever Elder Ellworth and I would have a lessons fall through or an appointment we would express some disappointment but after we would just keep moving on and look forward. I am so thankful for the Evangelio en mi vida y por las bendiciones que tengo. (I hope you are picking up some words from my e-mails, I need someone to speak español with. Keep moving forward with a perfect brightness of hope, with a love of God, and of all men. Como dijo Hermano Vidal You...............................got it. 
Nos vemos pronto!

Elder Emerick

This week was a pretty good week! We have a new investigator named Reina and she is solid! She is such a great investigator, she's actually looking for the truth which is way better than trying to convince/invite someone to something else. Which is good! She's reading a ton and when asked to think of a prophet yesterday during church she said Jose Smith! It was soo cool to see that she's receiving an answer that he was a Prophet of God. In other news five Monday months stink! You have to split up the money for five days for groceries and it really helps you learn how to make money stretch! It's still hot here, and just to mix it up a bit there's a little bit of humidity as well! People are complaining saying, it's sooooo humid when it's like 10 percent humidity. I know better haha. We have a bike rack now from one of our members and it will definitely help us to save miles and our feet. Let's see my Spanish has increased a ton since being companions with Elder Ellsworth, he is always correcting my grammar, and helping me to understand different aspects of the language as well. I speak way better and understand what people are saying completely now. Last week I got a 4.5/5 on a Spanish test I took and that made me feel pretty good haha. I still need to work on learning some grammatical things but pretty much I got the main part of it. Ahora yo puedo hablar, expresar mis pensamientos y entiendo todo. Eso esta bien para mi como un misionero de Espanol pero tambien para mi como una persona. Fue pequito dificil desde el principio cuando empeze mi mision. Poco a poco es como aprendemos y yo se con Dios todo es posible especialmente por ellos que estan serviendole con todo du su corazon, fuerza, mente, y alma. Andale pues, no se mas que escribir. Gracias por todo! Espero que uds tengan una buena semana!

Now I can talk and express my thoughts and understand everything. That's good for me as a Missionary of Spanish, but also for me as a person.It was difficult for me as a person from the beginning when I started my mission. Gradually it is how we learn and are with God that all things are  possible especially for those who serve with all there heart, might,, mind and soul. And therefore not more to write.  Have a good day and week, thanks for everything!

Elder Emerick 

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