April 25th 2016- I am eating a little better now and can't wait for this new month so I can just start pounding food haha. But I get to skype also this may so that will be cool. :) Its been a tough area so far not very much help at all from the members and the bishop I feel like we have done all the work. But I have been trying to talk to bishop more and he just is always busy. Its okay tho I told him we can't do any good work here if we have no help from the members or him. It sounded nicer when I said it.... Its okay I still love this area but I just need to Re focus. . . So this weeks miracle would have to be an Elder from my first area Elder Fonua is in my zone again and I haven't seen him for almost 2 years. Its so great too see him and when I saw him he came up and gave me a huge hug. i love that kid he is Tongan and just an awesome kid super nice kid. Its crazy to think that my mission is almost over its crazy I feel like just yesterday i was in my first area and how far I have come and just what I have been able to experience its been fun. But love you guys doing good and hope you guys stay healthy. Love Elder Herrin aka Drake haha
April 18th 2016-So doing great this week super tired right now but glad to hear the good news haha.... But lots of miracles this week. I think the first would be that we got to hear Elder Bowen from the seventy speak on sunday and its such a strong spirit when he speaks. He let everyone in on a 2 secrets which are 1.- He is not perfect and 2.- Neither are you haha. it was awesome he talked about a lot of things and his love for the savior was amazing it almost brought me to tears when he talked about Jesus Christ the way he did. But I also got to hear from President Mangum and his wife and they also are so powerful when they speak. I love hearing from them and what they have to say.... If I have another Miracle to share it would be that. . . I didn't die this week haha I was sick and bought a lot of Gatorade because thats what they said to drink and my stomach wasn't sitting well and I didn't feel like eating. But know I feel great and love food haha. I have been reading a lot in the bible and its been way cool just studying it and it amazes me that everyone in the world that reads the bible isn't mormon...But love you all and hope you continue doing well. Love Elder Herrin aka Kobe Bryant
April 11th 2016- It is really hard looking at the poverty and has really made me realize things about myself and check myself. I have taken everything for granted. The people here go to the temple maybe 2 a year if they have the budget for it, they travel on bus jeepneys and other different rides, just to go to the temple. I have learned a lot from these people and love them and wish the best for them. :) But the Conference was amazing. I loved it, We need to apply the atonement in out lives. ...But I am doing good had interviews with president again and as always amazing I love that man. He is the president I was supposed to have and this is the area I am supposed to be in. But I have lots of pics I need to send. I am doing good and am sad time is winding down so quick. But love you guys tons I have some great stories to tell when I get home. I have learned tons here and grown tons. But with this growth I know I need to continue in what I am doing, because if I don't continue satan will get a stronger grip on me and on all of us. Stick to the path of righteousness and trust in the lord. Don't just be faithful but be faithful and content in everything you do.... But the girl is doing good I baptized her last saturday and she looks better but her dad is always drunk when he comes home and her mom left her in january and she hasn't heard anything from her....I just want to punch her dad, he's lucky I am so Christ like haha.... Elder Herrin aka Leonard "Spurs"
April 4th 2016-I am doing good here my ankle is still pretty crappy but its probably because it doesn't get a break. it cramps up sometimes we literally work non stop which is great but my ankle is sore and swollen at the end of the day....I have read a lot in the bible lately and its awesome. I love the bible but we have to read the bible here because there is some many bible bashers haha. But something that is a miracle is that we have a baptism hopefully this saturday and I think I get to baptize her. It is the girl I told you about hopefully she passes her baptismal interview, but i am sure she will no doubt. There has been a lot of people here that have no idea what mormons really are and just go off what they hear. They have lots of questions when we talk to them which is great and glad they do but you can tell Satan just has his way with some of these people. We have an investigator who is a bible basher and he used to go bible to bible with us but no that we have taught him and asked him some inspired questions he no longer debates with us and just listens, I don't know if its because he just can't think of anything else or if he just gave up because we stumped him on everyone of his questions or anything like that and he has even doubted his religion sometimes hahah. But hes a great guy and really nice, when we come over he stops whatever he is doing and just lets us teach him I hope he accepts our invitation to him to come to church. . He would be a great member I can already tell. But works been good, really hot right now and we played basketball earlier. I have talked to a guy that is half German half Filipino big guy maybe like 6'5, But I have found that sometimes being friends with them first is more effective then teaching them straight away. We have talked on the streets twice now and of course he asks questions about the gospel and what not but I am just feeling to give him time before we start teaching him. I know his friends make fun of him if he takes our lessons but they like talking to us too so it has been good. :) anyways i will send some more pics later. Love you guys tons doing well. Love Elder Herrin aka Gordon Hayward
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!