Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

Hey yall
so this week was an alright week. on monday we didnt have any miles for our car, so we just stayed in fort scott and did nothing. We did a lot of tracting this week, and not a lot of success. We really did not have lessons for this week either. no one is liking us right now. it is really hard to deal with that, but we are starting to get referels from members because we are doing a lot of service for them. on friday we did 6 hours of service, and that was rough. but hopefully this week is more exciting. I just want to share my mission scripture this week, and it is 2 nephi 1:34 3 "Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness . Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust." no matter what you are going through you can get through it. just be righteous, and put your faith in God. I love you all so much have a great week.
Elder Sorensen

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

Well this week was a lot better than last week. On Monday we went to Joplin and played this game called flourball. it is at a abandoned water park. you take pantyhose and fill them with flour and tie a knot at the end. then you play capture the flag using the balls to hit the other team instead of tagging them. it was so much fun. we played that for 5 hours. we got a new investigator which is really exciting. I am so glad that we are making some progress. It rained really hard last night, and we got a flash flood warning Saturday morning from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. but it never got to bad and we slept right throw the storm.  other than that my week was really boring. Remember that a testimony is not just words you say at the pulpit. a testimony is how you live, yall have a great week I love you
Love Elder Sorensen

Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

Hey Yall
this week was a better week. last Monday we played basketball for 5 hours at the stake center and really had a lot of fun. it was good to go and play ball with all of them. on Tuesday we handed out 3 book of Mormons and we got 3 potential investigators so it was really such a great day. on Thursday I started to work out and I really am liking it. it makes me way tired, but it is really nice.  we changed a starter on Friday, and it took all day so that was kinda rough but it was all good. on Saturday we did service all day. I didn't get done with service until 5:30 so that was kinda fun. because we started at 8 in the morning. then sunday was not to interesting. just remember that when you are feeling like your falling down the bast way to get back up is get on your knew. I love you guys
Elder Sorensen

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

soo this week was not so good. we had a few appointments with members on Tuesday and Wednesday, but we didnt do a whole lot. we tried, but we didnt get a lot done. then on Thursday it was crazy it just started raining really hard like it was just the heavyset rain i have ever seen. then randomly it just stopped and got really hot. the weather is crazy out here. then on friday i was feeling good. we had 5 appointments planned, but 4 out of the 5 didnt answer the door. we could here them inside, but no one came to the door. it was so frustrating, but it will get better i hope. then on saturday we had some ice cream and the girl working took a book of mormon which was great. then sunday i had to give a talk on the plan of salvation and it was kinda rough, but at least the first one is out of the way. this week was very boring, but everyone just remember dont ever get down. you can choose weather you are happy or not so you might as well be happy
Love Elder Sorensen

Monday, August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015

Hey Y'all
this week was really crazy. Nothing to crazy happened in the MTC, but i really got along with my companion, and also everyone in our room. We had a blast, and my testimony really grew. anyway we left the MTC at 3:30 in the morning, and we had a genius idea to not sleep, so i didnt sleep until i got on the plane. before we got on the plane i hurry and called my mom and told her i would call and talk to her when i got to the airport in Atlanta,because that is where our layover was at. so we got on the plane and i feel asleep. i didnt wake up until we landed. and we got to Atlanta and guess what? they took out all the pay phones. i asked this lady who worked their and she said i could use her cell phone. she was so nice and really saved my. when we got on the plane from Atlanta to Fayettvile i fell asleep for a little bit, but then i started to talk to the guy next to me who was Catholic, and was not looking to change, but it was good to talk to him. We were the first missionaries to serve a full two years in bentonville Arkansas so when we went down the escalator to get our bags a ward from bentoville was waiting and cheering for us. it was really cool to see that. We drove to bentonville and went to the mission home for the night. they gave us where we are going, and who are companions were. I am serving in Fort Scott Kansas. We woke up early the next morning and went in a big loop and dropped everyone off. Well My companions name is Elder Whitby. he is from Washington State and i really like him. Me and him got shotguned which means two new elders in an area. So we really didnt know what the previous elders did. We also got a car. that is really nice. we have only done a little bit of teaching so far. it is mostly just getting to know the people. there are some interesting people here. they are so funny, but 90% of them are missing almost all of their teeth. We have done a ton of service already. we have helped two people move out, and some lady paint her house. it was really crazy, but i love it here. Ok remember that you need to have faith in Ether 12:6 it says " And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen;wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." so remember faith is super important. I love you guys
Elder Sorensen