'This week went by soooo fast! We found so many new people. My new favorite Dominican Andres we found looking for some other guy but he is so prepared!! He is the nicest guy!
Anyway... We have zone P-day next week and we have been planning it for a long time. It is going to be soooo fun! all those scout camp games and things will come in handy. I will take lots of pictures. and then not this friday but next friday we will be getting t-texts (transfer texts) already! only 3 more transfers in my mission! I am thinking Elder Porter might be transferred somewhere else...
Time flies when you are having fun right? My Spanish is getting a lot better now. I am giving another talk next week in church about family traditions... These Hispanics are gonna think my family is really weird when they hear about our Utah Richins traditions haha.
Anyway... weird email am I right? I started drawing at the end of each day... Maybe I will send a picture of one next week... I just invested in 100 colored pencils... sorry mom. I promise it isn't a waste of money! <3
uhh my mind is all over the place right now so this email isn't the best. But I know this message is for all people so share it through the way you live. Your example and smile will show people what a true Latter-Day Saint is. Wake up and be happy!!! You are sooo loved!!! :)
Love, Elder Richins'
Happy 4th of JULY!!
'Wow 4th of July was just like last year but we didn't get fireworks thrown at us this year!!! Everyone was out of town and didn't want to talk but I enjoyed it so much! We found the trick for any holiday. You just walk into someones backyard while they are barbecuing and they offer you food!!! wahoo!! that happend 3 times:) We started teaching a Buddhist from Seattle. Not sure if she will let us come back though. All those people I talked about last week we gave to the English missionaries to teach.
We had some fun with the Framingham District. And we recently finally figured out how to send voicemails so we are doing that every Sunday for the zone haha my voice is so weird recorded!
Anyway. Super pumped for JULY!!! So many good things going on! We didn't get to see fireworks... I saw like 2 maybe. I just sat and listened to them in the apartment laying on the floor trying to imagine them.
Well... I have pictures. I am loving it here
Loooovvee, Elder Richins'
No Comfort In The Growth Zone
'Crazy good week!!! I have learned so much! So there are a bunch of pest control salesman Return missionaries here from Utah and they have been going on splits with us! They are so good! Especially with their sales experience. We saw so many miracles.
We found a lady that said she was Athiest but we felt we should keep trying anyway so we kept asking questions and it turns out she lost her faith in God when her Grandfather died a long time ago... It was really sad and she started crying and we ended up teaching her a little bit and she went from Athiest to wanting to get baptized and get her faith back. She had a lot of questions we told her we had the answer to. We are meeting back with her in a week.
Another group of people told us no... we kept talking and they told us "you are wasting your time talking to us we won't change." we replied "We have some time to waste." Then the Spirit took over and 20 minutes later they were asking question after question and we got a return appointment for Thursday.
It just goes to show more people are prepared than you think. Most the people that are ready for the Gospel just don't know it and when looking for the elect it just takes a little persistence and love and if they are willing they will feel the love of God and will start to make a change. I love this Gospel and I know that it is true. If we give it our all to show God we are willing to do what he asks, he will bless us and he will fulfill all of his promises because he can not and will not lie. I am so grateful to be a missionary and have so many great influences in my life.
There is No growth in the Comfort zone, and no Comfort in the growth zone. Get out there and do your best and then a little more. Step by step God will help you be molded into your best self!
We have MLC this week and the Boston West Zone is doing a fantastic job! So excited for this month it is going to be great!
I love you all and hope you all have an awesome 4th of July!
Love, Elder Richins'