Monday, October 31, 2016

week 20 Happy Halloween Y'all! 👻

I don't have a ton of time but this week we met 3 new investigators that are super solid! We have return appointments with them this week so I will let you know how that goes this week. 
We had exchanges one night and I went with Elder Toolson from UT. Him and I are so much alike and we had a lot of fun and taught some great lessons. We went to trunk or treat with the branch and got some great candy there. 
Our investigator Diana was out of town so we didn't see her. 
We set a date with our investigator Maria which will be the first baptism in the Spanish branch for two years. We are super excited for her! 

Everything is going great and thanks for all the Halloween candy! :) 

have a great week! 

Elder Cammack

Monday, October 24, 2016

week 19 BodaBap

What's up everyone!? Life here in Sealy is great! 

Monday we had a quick exchange and I went with Elder McArthur from Wyoming. He is super cool. He is English speaking and we went to a couple lessons together one of them was a Spanish lesson. I like going to lessons in Spanish with an English elder cause it makes me realize the progress I have made in learning Spanish! I'm definitely still learning and always will be but it feels good to know what people say sometimes haha. We also set a date with our investigator Diana for the 19th of November. She has had a hard life and looks a little rough around the edges but she is willing to change and is reading the Book of Mormon. She is super awesome. 

On every Saturday morning we go down to eagle lake to help volunteer on building a house for a family. I will send a picture of the house so far. I also had the opportunity to go to my old investigators baptism and wedding. Rosa and Brian got married and then right after Rosa was baptized. It was so cool to see them so happy and accomplish their goal of being married and baptized. I was so happy that I could make it to see them. 

I also got to see my trainer Elder Jones. I had been away from him for only like a week and a half and it felt like forever haha. I missed him it was so good to see him along with all the members that I grew so close to in H5. 

I'm so thankful to be on a mission to meet so many awesome people and bring this gospel to so many peoples lives. I'm so thankful for all of you and for helping me get on a mission because it is the best decision I have ever made! 

I hope you all have a good week and I will talk to you soon.

Elder Cammack 


Monday, October 17, 2016

week 18 Me gustan las vacas

Hello everyone!! This was the first week out of training and it went really well! I got transferred to Sealy, TX. I live here in Sealy but I actually cover about 5 different towns about 30 minutes apart from each other. They are all just tiny southern country towns I love it so much! The only problem is we don't find as much Spanish out here so we end up teaching in English most the time. Looks like I gotta study even harder to keep my Spanish!! 
My companion is Elder Child from Ogden UT. He is a super nice/cool kid and we get along very well. We cover a little Spanish branch with about 30 people in it and we work a lot with the English branch as well. This week my old trainer Elder Jones called and said that our old investigator Rosa passed her baptismal interview and she will be baptized this coming Saturday!! I'm soooo excited for her. She is so ready to be baptized and we have seen soooo many miracles with her and it is all through the Book of Mormon! This area doesn't have a ton going on right now so we have to do a lot of work to bring it back up. I'm excited for the challenge and I'm gonna do my best to turn it around! Everything is going good and even though the mission gets hard at times, there is no place I would rather be. 

Thanks for all your support and I hope you have a great week! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

week 17

This week was a pretty crazy one to say the least haha. I was sick for a couple days and then as soon as I started to get over it my comp got the flu. So we were in the apartment for most of the day. I actually enjoyed it though because I got to do some more language study! We had zone meeting on Saturday and we also went to dinner with some of Elder Jones distant relatives that live here along with a baptism that night. 
Our investigator Rosa is doing great as well. She is on track for her date on the 22nd. On Sunday a guy from Spain came to church that is visiting here for a month or two. His Spanish was sooooo legit haha. 
My comp and I always get so stoked when we meet people from other places. We had exchanges on Wednesday and I got to be with Elder Williams again. He is super funny and he taught me a lot. We decided to take a picture for our new album cover and you can see that at the bottom. We also took a family we are teaching to the temple and walked around and explained a little bit of why we have temples. It was super awesome and it went well. 
We had a huge service project on Wednesday helping with a senior citizen community get together thingy haha. It actually was super awesome and we met some great people. 
Last night were transfer calls and I found out I'm getting transferred out of my baby area and I am officially done with training! I don't know where to yet but I will let y'all know as soon as possible! I'm gonna miss Elder Jones and all he has taught me but the lord needs me somewhere else! I'm super excited to see what's ahead of me. 

Anyways thanks so much for all the support and I love you all! 

Have a great week.

Elder Cammack 

Monday, October 3, 2016

week 16 conferencia general

This week was another good one. General conference was so amazing as a missionary. I have honestly never really seen the blessing of being able to hear from apostles of god until this conference. The spirit was so strong as they talked and I know all that they say comes from their own revelation from god. I loved every minute of it. There were so many talks that touched me and could feel the spirit in but I think the one I loved the most was Garretts old mission president Elder Nattress. His testimony touched my heart and I felt the spirit so strong. It was super good! I watched about half in Spanish and half in English and I liked it a lot. I can just pick up words and phrases in Spanish so I don't pick up in everything. It was nice to switch over to English every now and then and understand it all. 

Also our investigator was able to come to church this week to watch general conference with her family after getting work off on Sundays. She loved it and it went well. She is now on track for her baptism on the 22. I was also able to eat something other than Mexican or Honduran food after conference and have some good ole Texas BBQ. It was sooooo good and nice to have a switch up haha. Honestly nothing beats Mexican food though. I was ready to go back to the tortillas after the meal :) Speaking Spanish in the states is great because we get to pick up so many different cultures and accents. I love it so much! We went to the museum downtown for p day today as well. It was super fun. This week is the last week of the transfer and I will most likely stay in my area but who knows!! I will let you all know the news next