Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween = Cockroaches!!!

Beck Family!

We had a super good week this last week. We got tons of teaching ton, and had some really powerfull lessons. We were able to find some investigators for the first time in a long time, and they were just so ready. Some of them came to church, we set lots of bap dates. Things are great here, i love this missionary work.
So Haloween is the worst day of the year for missionarires here. Why? Cause socal is crazy. So crazy that one of the most popular costumes that people werar on halloween is that of a LDS missionary. And so on haloween night there are dozens of 'missionaires' outside asking for candy. So for the safety of us, and cause we really wouldtn be able to get anything done, it is the one day of the whole year that they keep us inside. From 5-9 we are inside deep cleaning our apartment. It is the worst night of the year. And oh boy did we clean our apartment. And in the process we came to know how truly infested our apartment is with cockaroaches. It is so bad, i have never lived somewhere this bad. There are in the dressers, they are nesting in our clothes, they are in the sofa, under the sinks there are hundreds and so many larvas, its so bad. We killed dozens, but it probably only put a dent in the roach army that is stationed in our apartment. We cleaned so thouroughly, cause we think that if we clean really good that they wont have any more food and so they will die. False, roaches can live anywehre they want to live, and it dont matter if they are hungry. So disapointing to see. We have an exterminator coming this friday. Until then we are sleeping wit hthe lights on, cause i do not want them crawling on us in our sleep, that would be so gross it makes me wanna scream. Whyt is the ghetto so full of roaches?

Our mission is doing some really cool things for the end of the year, we are all reading the book of mormon by thhe end of the year, and pryaing daily to see miracles. wE are realling kicking off this last two months and are gonna go all out. And that is awesome cause there is so much potential here for great things.

cool moment this last week. WE were teaching a lady named G. We were teaching here the plan of salvation. WE taught the whole thing and she understood it really well. But right at the end she asked us some questions about the different kingdoms. She then asked us what happened to people that took their own life? It then got really quiet, and then she began to tell us that one year ago her little brother committed suicide. And that is is the biggest burden that she carries around, not knowing if she will ever get to see him again. We opened up the scriptures to alma 40, very popular for the plan of salvation, and taught the true doctrine  that touched her heart. She began to cry, and as we testified that God was aware of all of our struggles, she began to feel that it was true. She said 'i know that i can help him in your temples, and that is what i want to do, i want to help my little brother.' It was a moment where her conversion deepened, and the spirit was felt. She is working towards baptism. I believe she will make it, she felt something strong that day.
Thanks for everything family, love you all so much, have a great week.

Beck out,
Elder Beck

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