Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween this week Pumpkin Heads :) 
haha was a very good week this week thank you sooooooooooooo much for the birthday wishes :) I had exchanges with the zone leaders on Monday and that was way fun haha his name is Elder Katchener and he is from Utah haha sooo funny I haven’t laughed that much in my entire mission haha it was probably just funny because i could understand him cuz he was talking in English, but yeah we contacted a lot of people that day and found this one guy his name is Reuben and he used to go to our church and everything listens to the missionary’s and wants to be baptized but moved houses so we are going to hop on that and hopefully get him to church and everything like that. it’s really pretty hard to get a baptism we can’t just teach the five lessons and dunk them in the water. the investigators need to attend 5 sacrament meetings before we can baptize them... it’s a mission rule along with now we aren’t  allowed to drink coke :( haha but we also are still working with the family Serna and they didn’t attend church this week because their grandpa was sick and they had to stay with him speaking of which we visited them Saturday and the grandpa wanted a blessing cuz he was sick and all and with elder Flores I would always do the first part of the blessing cuz its short and easy but this time elder Sauceda made me give the actual blessing haha it was... interesting probably wasn’t very smooth but I tried haha and he seemed pretty content with it :) also we are working with a Hermano Antonio his name is and he is kind of  a funny dude he is really interested in the church and what we believe the first time we met him he took us in quick and asked us to cast out the evil spirts of his house so we just said a prayer haha. And he liked so we have taught him a couple lessons and hopefully he will attend church. :) so this week we had church tour as a district we made Jamaica it’s a type of juice and gave it to people as they passed... and we had a tv set up in the chapel and cleaned the baptismal font which by the way is not very fun... because there was  about 20 dead crickets and cockroaches floating around in about an inch of water so i had to get in there and dish em out haha pretty sure five of them were alive but who knows anyways so we got the church all cleaned up and pretty and no one showed haha literally no one showed so we went to the streets trying to heard people in we are all yelling free water!!! trying to get people and no one wants to go haha so we are standing around the church with 5 gallons of Jamaica and we see this homeless guy who is going through trash cans trying to find food and we all look at each other and think money this guy is money so the other elders in my district contact him Elder rojas and Elder De la Rosa haha and they contact him and we are just waiting for the guy to start walking towards but they finish talking and he walks away and so were like hey Hermano!! Free aqua!!! And he says I WANT COCA!!!! (coke) haha so funny were just like alright Hermano next time haha and after this we are cleaning up and getting ready to go and elder rojas ask me to come help him clean up a room and so we walk in and the whole district is in the room and they start singing happy birthday haha and they had a cake and a balloon and it was great haha super nice it was 2 days after my birthday but still so nice!!! I didn’t know what to say...literally because I don’t know Spanish haha but i just said gracias a thousand times. my actual birthday day was alright haha we had exchanges with in the zone and i was with elder rojas haha he is so cool and it was  a lot of fun we found this one guy who practically wrote the bible haha he is so smart and knows a ton  we spent an hour talking about the Catholics and how they are wrong he has 26 scriptures that proves the Catholics are wrong haha so funny and were like well hermano you know there wrong will you try our religion and he says that his religion is the bible.. So we are going to work with him haha, but it was fun. after that I was feeling kinda sick so I had been a little sick the whole day but know I had a ton of congestion in my nose and throat and had body aches so came time to go home and I could barely walk I hurt so much and we get to the house and call the mission mom and she tells me to take some pills and go to the dr. in the morning so I take some stuff and so my b-day was alright haha I was sick during it but it’s alright. President and his family called and sang to me so that was cool haha. went to the Dr.the next day and found our I have the flu.... and a wicked head cold so he just said drink lots of water so that’s what I did I’m feeling a little better now but still have a ton of congestion and sound like I don’t have a voice box haha which makes my Spanish even worse but no worries :) today went and got a haircut... haha I don’t know what else to talk about. haha oh funny story so when i was on exchanges with Elder Rojas it was like 8:45 at night so we are making our way back to the house and we run into another borracho haha (drunk) we are just making small talk and elder rojas sees a member so he goes to talk to him and leaves me with the borracho haha and so I’m just like Hermano we would love to visit you sometime and teach you about our church so is it alright if we take your number and direction and visit you sometime hes just like oh yeah thats chill so i pull out my planner to pretend to take his info haha and when i pull it out he grabs it wanting to look at it so i just let him take it hes looking at it and with out saying anything just walks away haha im just like hey hermano and chase him and take my planner and hes super chill cuz he’s drunk as poop but he hands me his business card and I’m saying good bye and everything and I’m like ok hermano we going to stop by your house tomorrow and he doesn’t say anything takes his business card out of my hand and walks away haha I don’t do anything but I walk up to elder rojas and he asks me if I got his info and I’m like well I had it but then he took and walked away and elder rojas just started laughing haha it was pretty funny its always fun to talk with the borrachos haha. also elder rojas slept at our house during exchanges and he said that i talk in my sleep and I talked to him in Spanish haha kinda funny  anyways sounds like you are all doing good :) kinda scary about nolan be sure to let me know :) is syd likking cheer or is it wearing her out? and looks like Payton had  a lot of fun  at the dance and duck hunting with gordo and Weston. that’s super cool that Rustin is going back out good for him he has a lot of faith and is going to work miracles :) haha Weston bought a boat!!! super jealous better stil be here in two years haha and that’s cool Jordan went to cali. for a presentation what a stud and Krystle is being the good mama of lil dex :) haha mama and papa bear seem to be doing good to huh :) well I’m super jealous of your guys good weather its still flipping hot here haha always will be but that’s alright haha love you guys soooooooooooooooo much and thank you again for all the birthday wishes i had a really good day :) thanks for being my family I love you all so much 
LOVE Elder Dillon Tanner 
P.S. Mosiah 4:9 is a really good scripture it’s the one that talks about how man cannot comprehend all that God can comprehend. The way I want to apply it to my life is like this. All lot of the times when we have a trial or hard time in our lives we find ourselves asking the question why me? I think this scripture helps answer that we may not know why we have the problem or trial but if we endure it well and seek gods help it well turn into a thing that makes us stronger or helps us I hope that makes sense because it makes sense in my head haha love yall let me know if you need anything :) 


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