Monday, April 27, 2015

Q & A

Note from Mom:  I don't think there has been a week on his mission that Graig hasn't written a blog post. He seemed to be distracted this week registering for his BYU classes this fall.  I pieced together this post from about 4 emails he sent this week.

Q. Have you been able to do any site seeing in your new area?
A.  Not yet.  Next week we are suposably going to the beach.

Q.  Did you sign up for an orchestra class?
A. Yes I did sign up.

Q. How safe are you?  
A. Super safe.

Q. Are there lots of Gangs where you are?  
A. No.  And if there are they aren´t active.

Q. Isn't the south where you started your mission?
A. Yes.  But in San Lorenzo.

Q. Do you have lots of people you are teaching?
A. We have a lot of potential investigators

Mom: You should send pictures of where you live.
Graigry:  I tried, I will try again this week.  (I get the feeling there isn't very good internet where he is.)

The other day, Your picture fell off the wall in the hall upstairs, rolled on its side down the first flight of stairs, tipped so as to slide between the bars on the banister, and fell to the basement where it landed face up.  I wouldn't believe it but I watched the whole thing.  Not to worry, it didn't even break.

Graigry's reply:
They say in the mission that when your plack lifts up, its because your family (or your girlfriend) is thinking of you.
Now I know the equivilent at home.

Thank you for everything mom.

Monday, April 20, 2015

So many changes

Rest Stop

First of all.  I am now in the south.  I am with Elder Hernandez in Por Venir Choluteca.  My comp is rather new, but he is cool and he teaches well.
Our ward is really excited about missionary work, so that helps us out a lot.  I am excited to be working here.
Its hard to explain how much I drink here to sustain the constant sweating.  I am drinking about 5 liters a day.
I am happy and still working. That is what is important.
I am keeping to the basics. I wake up, I do exercise, I eat breakfast, I shower, and I begin to study.
Things are so weird.  I don+t even know what to say.
The thing I learned this week was from this old member who said something I interpreted as wise.  It went something like...
The experiences of today are written in the journal, but they can´t prepare you for the trials of tomorrow.  It reminded me that we are all in a state of constant progress.  That we must constantly stay close to god.
I am happy.
Elder Henrie

I have so many random goals.
Eat healthier.
Get a Costco Card.
Get Married.
Get a desktop computer upgrade.
Get a large smartphone.
Not ¨Die*¨in the mission.  To continue working until the end.
Not play video Games.
Concentrate on my studies by studying in the library.
Loving life.

Monday, April 13, 2015

This week was good.

We did a buch of plain old work.  I know it sounds kind of boring, but it makes the week go really fast.

This week are changes.  They will advise us tomorrow if one of us leaves.  I don`t know what I want.  I am happy with whatever the Lord gives me.

The funny story for this week is what happened with one of our ├Ćnvestigadores.  We worked really hard and got her to go to church.  Her name is Elizabeth.  All was fine, she`s kind of an older lady, so a member brought her.  A member of the ward took care of making sure she felt welcome.  All perfect.

Then, in the third hour, the bishop asked us if we were teaching her.  I said yes.  He then showed me her babtisimal record.  She was baptized in 1991.  She was pretty embarrased.  She said she had forgotten (she is a little old) that she had been baptized.  She had already comitted to be babtized on the 25th.  It made me lauph.  It then turned into a bueatiful experience because she told us that Jesus had sent us to remind her of who she was.  We changed her goal to be baptized to one of going to the temple.  She said yes.  Things are good.

I am happy, there is not a lot that I can say.

Elder Henrie

Monday, April 6, 2015

Estoy Feliz

I am so happy.  Conference was a great spiritual boost.  I loved every session.  I loved how they made some changes so that it was focused on doctrine.

I had some good impressions.  I loved every talk.  The strangest impression was during President Monson´s talk in the priesthood session.  I felt like I should read D & C 88. So on Sunday Morning I read it.  As I read, I felt like God was giving me his perspective on what he wants me to be.  I felt like my goals and my desires were put into check and I saw where I was, and where I will be one day.  It was a beautiful experience.

I really enjoyed Elder Holland`s talk as well.  It reminded me of all those great days rock climbing.  I realized that the importance of knowing the Fall is because it makes the Atonement what it is.  I thought of it again as I came to Danli to write today.

We managed to have 4 people there.  For 1 lady it was the first time.  She is a little Old, and said she didn`t remember much, but she remembered how she felt.  She said she felt peace.  The spirit is so simple and so bueatiful.

I am grateful for the knowledge and strength I have from the gospel.  I am grateful for parents who always `put me first, even if I didn`t want too.

Thank you for your prayers.

Elder Henrie