Because he looks like a Young Jesus.
'Wow what a week. So the Spanish Sisters are baptizing their investigator this Saturday. When we were in church she turned to me and asked me if I could baptize her. The Sisters told me that she was deciding between me and some other guy but finally chose me because she said I look like a young Jesus! haha it was pretty funny!
Our Haitian family Felix, Marie, Maylie, and Yvenson came to church! They are so cool! They didn't have any furniture in their house, so when the branch found out... well let us just say their house is now full of everything they need!!!
Zone P-day was pretty fun! We played Battleship with a volleyball net and some water balloons! Then we played giant volleyball with a beach ball. We played capture the flag and some other games... I am super tired now! Our zone is awesome!
I have been studying a lot on forgiveness and mercy, it has really helped me understand the nature of God and Jesus Christ. I know that he doesn't ever ask us to do anything alone! All he asks is that we do our part and he is willing to carry us practically the whole way. As we rely on him he will fill our lives with miracles and all we need to be happy and at peace. I love this gospel so much! I am so grateful to be out here meeting so many great people. Serving has definitely changed who I am.
Love you, Elder Richins'
'Looks like I have 5 minutes to write this email... soooo this week a member from our branch went to Utah and saw my family!! Super nice of him to stop by! And then we street contacted a lady that actually works at the place we do service for every week! So now we are teaching her too! Then we met a guy named Andrew... When we came back to his house to teach him a few days after meeting him. It turns out him and his friends are really into drugs... So that was an interesting visit. They had all seen "visions" So they had a lot to talk about when we started reading the Book of Mormon haha. Silly Andrew.
ummm that is about all I can write in 5 minutes sadly I am slow at typing. I love you all. The gospel is true! Jesus Christ is my Savior!
Love, Elder Richins!'
'News News News...
I got a calling! haha I am the Elders Quorum 2nd Counselor... so that is different! My first calling on my mission.
We had a bunch of meetings last week... We had MLC and then Interviews and then we gave two trainings on Vision at District meeting... I am so tired!!
We had a crazzzy experience where we went on a hunt for our investigators wife. she was in the hospital and he needed us to translate but they kept moving her from hospital to hospital... We finally found her. She is well and we will be back to teaching her later this week!! yay!
Not much else to say really...
We went on a hike for Sister Campbells birthday today. To Purgatory Chasm. It was fun!
Anyway... Yeah Keep on keeping on!
Love, Elder Richins'
"My shoe came untied. and this is a little what the whole hike looked like."
'I always procrastinate this email and then run out of time...
so sorry. ummm
This week was great. We taught soooo many people we are having an appointment every 30 minutes for the past couple of weeks. I am so exhausted! We teach someone then end up teaching there neighbors and there family etc. etc. I am seeing so many miracles... wow.
anyway. I love you all and the gospel is true! I have less than 20 more emails back home before my time is up... pretty crazy!!
Love you all!
I completely filled up my journal!