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!

Last Two Months in the Jungle

August 14th..I would love to go to the temple when I get back.  I haven't been in two years. I AM GETTING MY LAST BAPTISM THIS SATURDAY. I will take lots of pics I am super excited. I don't know what I will want. I will probably be hungry but what ever you guys feel like i don't mind. I am not picky hahah. but love you guys doing good its almost weird I am not ready to be home. A sister missionary in my batch going home asked if any girl was waiting for me when I get back.. I said I don't know hahaha. But I don't want to date a girl from the mish haha. But love you guys... I don't know if I will be able to email you guys next monday so hopefully you guys get this before. Love you guys see you soon. :)
August 8th...
Mom decide now what you want Filipina or Americana for my wife? hahhah jokes...  I am excited to come home but I think a little more sad that I am leaving so soon. Its the weirdest feeling to know that I am leaving soon. I have two weeks left today then I am pretty much traveling to San Pablo then to Manila and I am gone. Its crazy I am not ready.. .  I have one more baptized planned the day before I leave so hopefully this works out because that would be amazing if it does. Her name is Daby Maglente and is a super awesome lady and has a strong testimony of this gospel already. But love you guys I will try to send pics soon. Love Elder Herrin aka Cousin Eddy
August 1st... Its crazy I have 22 days left had my final interview with president yesterday and asked his some cool questions that he had really good answers too. but its crazy I am going to see you in less than a month. I am excited to get home but everytime I think about home I feel like I don't want to leave here yet haha. But I am excited to see everyone and just start with my life and hopefully do what I need to when i get home. I think I have been almost afraid to come home and work at another job and then go to collage. I just don't know if I am ready but I just always think of this quote by Ezra Taft Benson "When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives for the better." So I just keep doing what I have been doing here. Trust the Lord. But man I don't know what else to share with you guys I come home so soon and I feel like I can describe everything better to you in person. But I am doing good I will see if I can send pics but I doubt it haha i will try. Love you guys tons love Elder Herrin aka Bradley Cooper
July 24th...Great week lots of hard work and lots of members worked with us this last week, This week we should have a great week with lots of lessons and hopefully lots of investigators attending church. :) But I am loving it here. I am honestly going to have the hardest time leaving. I am excited to come home but I just love these people with all my heart. But thats awesome with the Cabin I might have to take some girls up there hahaha. joke maybe. ;)...But anyways doing good have a few baptisms coming up but sadly I won't be here for them. :( its heartbreaking but I am happy my comp gets to have them. :) But love you guys to the moon and back not much else to tell I want to send pics but I think someone in my last apartment stole my card reader so  you will just have to wait until I get home to see me haha. :P But love you guys tons enjoy the Cabin and have a great week Love Elder Herrin aka Ferris Bueller or how ever you spell his name haha. :)
July 18th...Wow mom this area is great for like the first time my entire mission the branch president worked with us for the WHOLE DAY!!! we got like 7 people we can teach now and everyone here is so nice. Its a way pretty place and they are famous for there wood carvings here. Our area is huge and it used to be the sisters area and we are in there old apartment but there old apartment is so nice. They cleaned it well and took care of it. :) So work has been good tons of miracles. They also have tons of sick clothes and jerseys so I will probably find lots of stuff for the boys... I have a member here that does a nativity out of wood that comes with 17 pieces its super nice. And He does carvings of temples and writes the names on them... If you all want a carving of the temples you guys were married at let me know asap and then I will tell him to make some for you guys it says on it Families are forever. its way cool the carving and looks just like the temples. But theres also a fiesta coming up this july 24 and they should be selling a lot of things for cheap so I came to this area at the right time haha. But about my new comp his name is Elder Farish he is from Seattle and a super nice kid.. He doesn't have fingers or toes but its because he was still borne or something like that. But that doesn't slow him down in the work. Super nice kid and its been fun to see him work and follow up train him...I love you all tons. I had a really bitter sweet leave at Lopez I will miss it a lot there but I already love the people here and the area. And this is the area with the most church attendance I have seen my whole mission I think its at 100. So tons compared to other areas that only had 40 or so on haha. But doing well seeing lots of miracles and blessings everywhere and I am learning to cook so thats a bonus haha. :) But love you guys tons Love Elder Herrin aka KOBE BRYANT haha "If you doubt everythings possible, you doubt your saviour."
July 4th... love you guys and am doing good we are planning some baptisms coming up here pretty shortly and they want me to baptize i feel special but I really want there dad to baptize them. it would be a cool experience for there dad. . The only problem is that he is shy and is still less active, but he wants to get his kids baptized. :) Hopefully he changes his mind here pretty quickly, we will pray for him. But we are still looking for an apartment. Its harder than i thought trying to find one haha. I want a new one though. It is harder with 4 and it is getting on my nerves haha. I messed up my leg this week I got cut I thought I could see the bone on my shin but I don't know I just cleaned it with Alcohol and have kept it covered and I hurt my foot again. I decided I will stop playing basketball now and look where I am walking more haha. :) But I am still alive and laughing. Good to hear Mitchell is doing good glad to hear he has some fun stories. But I am doing good sorry not much to tell this week. .  I got my tooth fixed here but I want a dentist in America to look at my teeth hahah and xray me hahah. :P joke no it will be good to get home and take a warm shower. It has rained a lot here lately and I am always cold and wet now haha. :) But Loving the work and happy where I am at. :)

June 2016

 June 5th...I have a new comp now his name is Elder Avelino filipino again so no Americans yet all brown people hahaha. :) my wife is meant to be brown I guess haha. ;) joke but ya tell me what everyone wants I will send some pics today but I don't know if any of my comps have a card reader. I love the work here its hard here in lopez for sure.We have a meeting this coming sunday so hopefully it works out and everything starts rolling with this ward. .  I am scared its going to become a district here not a stake. And that would be bad for members. But other than that doing good we have a new investigator she is really interested in the church and wants us to teach her so hopefully we get lots of baptisms this july. :) If not july august. But sounds like you guys are having a good week and glad too hear you guys are enjoying everything...Love you all doing well I will try to send pics. Love Elder Herrin aka Kevin Love

I totally forgot to tell u that we had a baptism last tuesday the tatay in the wheel chair it went great we had to have two people help him stand then one baptized. :P super cool experience. :) love you all
June 19th...
So I am doing good this week, I wore flip flops earlier to basketball and now my feet feel awful and got cut up haha I have band aids tho so I will be alright haha. I heard today is the big game. Go Cavaliers. So something cool is I talked to the mom of the less active family and three of her children want to get baptized and she wants them to get baptized also so we are planning of July hopefully like the middle of July for there baptism. :) But I got the dental work started here. .  The guy didn't really ask me if I wanted him to start, I told him that I just needed a check up and then I would be fine but he started right away haha. But its okay now I am going back July 1st to finish it. .. Anyways other than that I gave a talk last sunday and it went really well. I felt like I got my point across and members after seemed a little bit more happy and a little bit more motivated. So it was awesome. Me and my comp have been doing a good job here we have at least 5 that are probably going to get baptized this July so we are excited for that. At our apartment we are trying to look for a new one because are apartment right now isnt that great and me and my comp clean it everyday but the other two Elders in the apartment don't clean at all and its kind of annoying but I just keep telling myself 2 more months hahaha. But I have really come to love the people here. I was thinking last night when I am in America I can no longer buy a birthday cake for these people when its there bday, I can't help them like I could when I was here. It was a sad thought and made me sad but I know the Lord has a plan here and that the members and everyone here that I have come to love will be looked after and that the lord has a plan for them. I hope you guys had a great week hopefully I will come back later and check email because we have to be quick I am going to a baptimal interview so that should be fun. :) We have to travel by bus to get to there area so its about 30 minutes away. :) But love you guys ton let everyone know how much I love them. Love Elder Herrin aka Kyrie