Monday, September 15, 2014

Elder Mayans in the CIty of Cluj.


Hello family!!! It was another great week and I am very excited to tell you my week.

Before I want to start off by saying it’s hard to hear the passing away of Uncle Nadal. It’s nice to hear that Dad was able to visit him before he passed. One of the greatest things about the gospel is that we will be able to be together forever with our family and love ones after this life. All the hard ships and trials that we face on this earth will be given back to us. Dying is just another step in life and I am so grateful that because of our Savior Jesus Christ, we can be eternally happy and live with our families forever.

One of the hardest things that I have experienced on my mission while trying to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ is trying to tell people here in Romania that the Gospel provides us with a sense of hope and peace. More than once I have had people say my wife passed away 5 years ago, my children are starving and living on the streets, I don’t have a job, how can you possibly walk around and tell me that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me and cares about me. Or how can you say that God wants me to be happy when everything that has happened in my life has made my angry or sad? I think what makes it even harder is that I have never had to worry about any of these things. It’s a really hard thing to explain and I don’t think I would be able to unless I really had a strong testimony that God is there. He really does love us and we will realize shortly that our trials or the things that we experience in life are very small compared to all the other things God has in store for us. Every single person who truly has a desire to follow and be perfected in Christ will be happy And live with our Heavenly Father again.

So this week has been filled with a few big changes and events. First off about next transfers!! Elder Busche and I are staying together here in Cluj for another transfer!!! We are so stoked and are really happy to stay here for another 6 weeks. I love Cluj I don’t want to leave. haha Also our entire district will be staying the same except for one sister. Sister Pouni the Tongan will be leaving and Sister Honey from Tasmania will be coming…. both epic sisters.

This weekend we had zone conference, a district activity, and District conference. Crazy weekend and so many meetings. We had all of them up in the city of Oradea and we were there for 2 nights. We got to stay in a Hotel for those nights and it was so nice!! It felt just like America! ha It was a lot of fun. Zone conference we decent. President Ivory is making a lot of changes that I don’t quite agree on but whatever. He’s a really good public speaker and reminds us on our purpose and makes us want to work harder so that is good. Every time Sister Ivory gets up she starts balling. It is sort of ridiculous but also funny. She’s a very emotional woman. Then that night we had a big district culture night activity where we heard people sing songs and do dances of the country that they are from. We had a bunch like Poland, Finland, America, Mexico, Australia. Then Sora Jamabsu heard that I was half Cuban and she was like you have to do something. haha And I was like I don’t even know Spanish I cant do anything. Well she made me so I sang like only a tiny Spanish song that I know that I like that dad taught me a long time ago and everyone loved it. haha It was so dumb and I don’t know why but the Romanians were dieing they loved it so much. haha

So yeah that’s my story of the week. We visited a few members and less actives this week but we didn’t have too much of the week because the meetings took 3 days. Anyways I love you all and I miss you. You should all come to Romania. It’s a great country and really fun. And Dad would be happy too. There is a massage salon at every corner and pastery shops every 15 feet! Have a great week!

Elder Mayans

PS I haven’t been taking any pictures lately. Sorry, maybe next time.

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