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!

February 22nd 2015

So work has been slow this week, but all the missionaries gathered for a meeting with mission president last month and it hit me recently that he doesn't want me to try and impress him with numbers of lessons and what not, he said that the lord is the one we need to impress in a sense, the lord knows we work hard and knows the area is hard, its just a faith building area and I just need to put in my best effort and he will do the rest, numbers aren't a big deal when you know the lord knows your doing your best! And everyone that has worked in our area knows its a hard area!.... but I also can testify to hymns, they are a great way to invite the spirit and they all tell there own story..... am so thankful for you guys....., love you very much! sending pictures soon, Love Elder Herrin!:) aka Tarzan

these are the boys

this is part of my batch in my zone now.. except my comp in the back

this is the funniest kid ever.. Javier

February 15, 2015 back is back and forth it sucks a little but can't complain!.... there are restraunts here that you can eat with chop sticks but usually we eat with a spoon and fork, they use the spoon here like a knife and idk just eat with a spoon mostly! but I switch off between eating with my hands and the spoon! .... its so true the world is so just dumb like people don't get it they judge us but all we promote is to be healthy and love one another, there are people in the church that can be judge mental but one doesn't define them all! and then I have heard a lot about how kids are brain washed and they don't have a choice to be baptized at age 8.. but so many other religions do it at age 0 but they don't get bashed! idk people will always confuse me but I know satan has a role with that! All I know is at this time its so crucial to hold fast and stay in the old ship zion! stay positive and feast upon the words of christ daily! I love this church with all my heart and wouldn't be how I am today with out it! I love you guys and am glad to hear everyone is still okay and doing good! Something that sucks for me is I really wanna see the temple I haven't gone in so long and I can tell how big of a blessing it is to have a temple close, go often and know that you are so blessed to have a temple so close to home and many at that!:) love you guys and miss you always but I will see if there are any new pics I have and see if I can send some! love you all, Love Elder Herrin aka Rod 
these kids are super fun!

 pic is of my batch!

those are some cool Elders on the bus

thats one of my favorite elders!