Tristan's Testimony 4/2014

Well I could tell you a huge testimony and just tell you how much the lord has blessed me on this mission, but something I have learned is that sometimes the most powerful testimonys are the simplest! So I will quickly share that I know without a doubt this is the true church, that there is a God and he loves each and everyone of us! I know that because of the lord I am able to have a strong family in the church and because of his son Jesus Christ I can be forgiven of my sins and make it back to him! One of my favorite quotes that I heard from the conference is from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf its in 1 nephi and it simply states that it is AFTER all we do, that by gods grace we will be saved!

OCT 27 - NOV 2 2014

November 2nd 2014- Ya its going faster but slow haha! I love it though. So the Halloween here is November first but we have to be in by 6 pm because of devil stuff or somethiing like that!
.... something cool we are teaching 4 deaf investigators and so I have learned alot of sign language and tagalog so this is pretty cool, the gift of tongues is real and I am a personal witness in my self and my companion!
.... the wards here are small but I love my ward! Oh yes they speak tagalog in the church and a tiny tiny bit of english but mostly tagalog, and I have just introduced myself and I was going to bear my testimony but I ran out of time! Every Pday we play basketball with our zone and volleyball so it pretty cool! I hang with alot of tongans here but my comp wants me to visit tonga after my mission haha!
Statue in San Pablo

His neighborhood

His apartment

His shower and shower bucket. I asked if they had hot water and he said they do if they heat it up on the stove.

 October 26th 2014-  I share a room with my companion, its small but it works I am not complaining!:) love you and I think I am good here dont really need anything but letters haha
......the people are very nice but some treat us like crap haha! So we are more focused on bringing the inactive members back so we will see! and we have dates set but lets hope they still want to get baptized by then!:) the language is coming but slowly and its hard but it will come! but I saw a bunch of homeless kids sleeping on the sidewalk this morning! its a super poor country and its sad to see but I love the people here! sometimes its hard but "If a mission was easy, everyone would be doing it."
 I met a little girl last night I wanna adopt she is so cute and I hope my kids look like her haha! so there are probably a bunch of kids I would adopt but this one was just like my favorite she was so cute! she is probably 10!
.... all the food that is supposed to be American food here is a cheap knock off haha!
 Something I heard that I really like is "Missionaries leave there families for 2 years so that people can be with there families  forever." I love it here and have really grown to love the book of mormon and its teachings! My favorite story is Nephi! I love that one its amazing to me reading it! Its so simple this gospel and I love it but its so hard sometimes because people ask questions that just drive me insane because we explain it to them but they dont get it! They try to say they already have a religion and say that they have the bible and we show them that the book of mormon isnt an old or new testament of Jesus Christ but ANOTHER testament of Jesus Christ! idk its long stories of people that say stuff like!  people are funny and confusing here but its okay because I know that the holy ghost will guide them! anyways love you guys hope all is well, Love Elder Herrin
...... Oh idk if I told you but all the girls here say I am handsome and love my blue eyes haha! so I might just have a wife I am bringing home haha with my adopted kids haha!

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