Alright so this week was a pretty good week. Imma just skip to all the good stuff so you don't have a boring letter this week haha!
First awesome thing that happened this past week was our Christmas Zone Conference. This one was different because the Nola zone was combined with the Slidell zone so there were so many missionaries! And it was the Christmas Zone Conference so it was a bunch of fun and not as much just sitting and listening to instructions. The instructions we did have were really good tho. My favorite was by the Slidell ZL's, Elder Heninger and Elder Bailey. Theirs was about how to have a good/memorable mission. Here are their three points
1. Check yourself before you wreck yourself
So forget yourself
So the basis for that one is that we need to make sure that we are doing the things that we should be doing and making sure that this work is about the people here and not about us.
2. Work hard, Play hard
This one is pretty self explanatory but missionary work isn't supposed to make us miserable. You can make it fun and you can still do fun things but the work has to come first. Also we are called to Louisiana so we gotta live Louisiana. You gotta get excited about the things that they get excited about and you gotta get in and live the culture. That is something that I firmly believe helps missionaries connect with the people they teach.
So this one is kinda different. When we take a picture we are trying to capture a moment. We are trying to capture the feeling of what was going on so that we can look back and remember everything that we did. They used this as an analogy for the mission. Are we capturing the feeling of the mission so that it can look back on it and remember how amazing it was?
Those were the three points and I thought it was pretty cool yeah! After that it was a white elephant gift exchange and I got a pug face pillow with a picture of the three Chalmette sisters on it haha!
Now the other thing that happened this week is something that I usually don't write about because I usually don't like them, but I had a great exchange this week haha! I got to go with Elder Boyd, the English trainee here in Chalmette! I have never had more fun on exchanges and I have probably never had more fun tracting lol. So the beginning of the day we planned and Elder Boyd asks "So what's the goal for today?" and before I can answer he gets super excited and says "LIGHT THE WORLD!" So that became the joke for the day. After every house we knocked on and every person we talked to we would say something along the lines of "Man, we just freaking lit the world!" It made tracting way more fun then just going and knocking on doors haha. And later that day Elder Boyd and I got to go caroling with the Sisters in a trailer park over in Chalmette! Boyd was super happy because he loves to sing haha! All in all it was a good day!
Well that is the news for the week! Oh actually I didn't even say anything about transfers! I am staying another one here in Chalmette with Elder Hernandez!
Alright y'all! Have a Merry Christmas!
Elder Nathan Stoddard