Saturday, February 18, 2017

Week 63 - Manvel

This week is going to be hard.
I have to live in a member's home for the entire week because I am STILL really sick. boo. I was throwing up blood yesterday. And just when I thought I was over it.  I am constantly sick, and food won't stay inside of me for more than three hours.  I went to a doctor and she gave me an antibiotic. They think it might be an infection, they could not do blood work though, so that one is a tossup. I will see what I can do, but if I do not get better soon, I think President might have to send me home... I hate that thought. I don't want to go home.

On another note, we had a mission conference with Elder and Sister Zwick.  I saw HR and got to talk to him a lot.  He is in H2 right now. haha
The Zwicks are awesome! One thing that really stood out to me was that we need to simplify the way we teach. Something I can see in myself is that as I get better at speaking Spanish, my teaching gets more and more complex. I just need to slow down and simplify. That is pretty cool. 
 
Another thing I realized this week is that all of these dumb trials and struggles that I am going through are teaching me. Helping me to develop Christlike attributes. I feel like you guys would be blown away at how much I have "grown up" in this last month alone. 
 
I have to go now. Wish me luck. 

Love you guys,
Elder Grimes

Week 62 - Manvel

Hi,
I hope you had a Happy Birthday Mom, I am still super sick and the Dr. had no idea what is wrong with me.  It has been a few weeks of feeling tired and sick.  The closest guess is some sort of stomach infection.  I need to see another doctor to follow up.  Yes I saw the new elder Grimes. My new companion, Elder Woodward, is super cool. I will send a birthday thing soon. We had a hectic sick week. ugh.
I'm sorry we are late and I don't have time to write.
I gotta go, Love ya!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Week 61 - Manvel

Hi,
 One thing that really stuck out to me from the missionary broadcast this last week was having the mindset of "You know what you need to do, now go do it." That is something that I want to work on for the rest of my life. 

I am losing both of my companions and taking over this area.  I will miss these guys.
My new comp for the upcoming transfer will be Elder Woodward.
 
I'm sending a picture (below) of the Correa family. They are awesome! She is due with her baby on Feb 12 and they asked me to stand in on the baby blessing!  I'm glad I'll still be here.
 
I was really sick this week. (again) I spoke with the nurse this week and she had me start eating bland and soft foods but that hasn't really stopped my symptoms.  I am going to Urgent Care today and hopefully getting this under control.
 
Again, sorry so short but, "You know what you need to do, now go do it." 

I love you all,
Elder Grimes
The wonderful Correa family.
 Our good friend, Jose
 The three amigos.

Week 60 - Manvel

Hello Everyone,

I got to go to the Houston Temple this week and it was an unforgettable experience! I love being able to go to the House of the Lord and to be reminded of the Covenants that I have made, and the blessings I have been promised as I am obedient!
Sitting in the Temple I had the opportunity to reflect on everything that had to happen to get me there that day. I thought of the examples of Priesthood leadership and how I was raised. An interesting word has been in my mind for the last few days. That word is posterity. Really interesting how our faithfulness has an impact on our posterity!

I've been sick this week, I don't know what I have but the other guys aren't sick.  I keep drinking and I'll get a blessing later today so this week should be better.  We've given up on the fleas, we only see one or two every couple of days now.  The biggest bummer is that we are out of miles and haven't been able to get up to see B. and A. has slowed down.  They are such great people and I'm so glad that I have met them.

Sorry this is so short, enjoy these pictures.

I love you all,
Elder Grimes
Elder Bird gave me a haircut this week...I think he did a great job!

 The Houston Temple
 I love this place!
 My eternal family.
 Temple day with these guys.
 Until next week.