Elder Schupple

Elder Schupple

Monday, April 12, 2010

One of the best weeks of the mission! Andres and the sweet fruits of this labor

The classes you've put together all sound great except the dance class and the Intro to Music.  If the intro to music is required,  ill take it but the dance class doesn't really sound like that much fun to me and I'm guessing thats the fun class for the semester. I don't know... I was thinking maybe a gym class like swimming if there is a class like that, but ya I dont really want to take a dance class if its possible.
I hear you about loving it in the morning with the little girls....I remember when the Sessions were living with us and Ashton would come up to my room every day and wake me up :) ...those were great times.
We had a great week this past week. First of all we had a baptism and zone conference so those were both awesome. I also got to go to Ezpeleta again and I saw a bunch of members that I knew in my first transfer.
  We also had kind of a scary night this past Wed.  We were sound asleep until something woke me up.  I looked at the clock and it was 12:20 at night. Then I realized what it was-- the neighbors. Our neighbors sometimes fight at night but its usually just her yelling at him for 10 mins then it stops.  But this time it was intense.  She was yelling then he started yelling (something I had never heard before... it was scary) then I heard plates start breaking or something breaking, then she yelled some more, then I heard her start screaming, "Don't hit me, dont hit me dont hit me!"   I was scared by this time and thought OK maybe calling the police would be a good idea, so I grabbed the phone and just as I was about to call I saw police lights outside. So I went back to bed. It was kinda crazy.
And now for the good part.  It has been one of the best weeks in the mission. First of all I had to go to Ezpeleta to do an interview for the zone leaders,  so when I got there and I realized that we were going to the stake presidents house (whom I had known very well while I was there, and his 16 year old son, Andres, who was one of the best kids I had met in my mission). So we went in and everyone recognized me and it was a beautiful thing. So after we all said hi and all that jazz I asked who I would be interviewing.   Andres asked if I remembered the time we were on divisions and he told me about his girlfriend who wasn't a member. I told him that of course I remembered and then he added, "You told me to give her a Book of Mormon, so I gave her a book.  Well ...she is the one you will be interviewing for baptism!"    It was definitely one of the coolest experiences of my entire mission in seeing the fruits of this labor  from being in an area on divisions with a youth that was a little inactive, giving him the idea to give his girlfriend a Book of Mormon, then a year later coming back to this area and being able to do the interview that girl for baptism.
  We took a pic of everybody (which ill send later cuz this cyber isnt so great) and said our goodbyes and just as  we were about to go our separate ways Andres took a watch out of his pocket (one that I told him I liked a year ago... kind of a long story) and he said "quiero que tenga eso, gracias por todo"  (I want you to have this, thanks for everything¨)   I cant remember a time when I felt so loved. My joy was so full.  It was a really cool experience.
   Then on Saturday we baptized this old lady named Heriberta and on Sunday she came late but in testimony meeting she bore her testimony.  She told us that she had never ridden a motorcycle before in her life but there werent any taxis that could take her to church and she couldn't walk very well so she got this kid my age to take her on his motorcycle.  Amazing!   It was just an awesome week.
Hope all is well at home.  You're all in my prayers and want you all to know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ.
elder schupple

1 comment:

Venna said...

What a great email! I'm jealous! I didn't receive one today. The first time in over 1 1/2 years. Hoping now for Tuesday! So, I'll just relish in these wonderful stories from Elder Schupple! I registered Gavin this week as well. So much fun to guess huh?! That's another reason I was really hoping to hear from him and get some answers! Keep up the good work Elder Schupple!