The Lords Chips

Monday, June 29, 2015

On The Mend (We Hope)

Dear Mom,

Yeah, those aren't fun the whole kidney infections. Our cocinera is looking up all of the natural food things that she can do to fix up kidneys. I guess pineapple works and carrots. But I don't know there. I want a healthy week as well. I understand the whole hydration thing. I always have water with me or a way to get it. I am drinking. I'm pretty sure it's just because of constant sun exposure and like you said the humidity. On top of that the fridge is broken. Not the best situation. But we're in the process of getting a new one.

This week was a week of challenges. My companion and I have had to cross new techniques to get to investigators. We had to defend our own testimonies when an investigator said that if we went to his church we would find that he was right and not us. I felt the strongest Spiritual high and I was able to testify again along with my companion and that man kept quiet and didn't push it anymore. I have come to find that now, I don't need to argue or get mad to get a point across. I just need the Spirit. We're trying so hard to keep the Spirit close to us. It's working a lot more. 

Mom, I love you. I hope you feel good this week. There is a scripture in Psalms 147:3 that I love that I found this week. In spanish (sorry didn't read in english) it says: "Él sana a los quebrantados de corazón, y venda sus heridas". Only through Him and His Spirit of love can we be healed emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I know this because I have had to depend on Him and His power here. There has been so many times that I have felt pain that I didn't know what to do. When I had my infection and fighting by myself with a dangerous fever, for the first time in almost 3 or 4 years, I cried for my mom. I bawled because of the pain. I had to depend on my Maker to get me out of it. And I was able to. I felt your love and prayers and the love of my Father and Older Brother. You can feel the same. As well as everyone else. We just have got to grab onto it.

Take care this week Mom, I love you so much. I literally want a wife like you so my children can have such support in the future, you've always been the greatest example of parently love I've seen.

Love all of you!

Elder Medina

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kindney Infection

Just wanted to give everyone an update. Elder Medina is currently dealing with a mean kidney infection. After several days of fevers and feeling horrible, he went into the Doctor's. He is being treated for it and it already feeling a lot better. The mission office has been in contact with me, which has been great.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Dear Mom,

Oh, Diego my man. I would be doing the same as dad probably. "Diego! Get the ball." Oh funny, that really made me laugh. Something that my companion and I figured out, after today, only 10 more emails and then I'm home. He's supportive. It stinks really.
We're still trying to work hard. We got some more baptismal dates this week. We should have some this month. It'll be good.
We went to the beach to play ball again. I didn't want to go. But my comp did so we went. It was raining. Not fun. But the waves were HUGE!!!! On a side note. I just randomly broke out in hives this week. Don't really know why. But I'm ok now. We painted a house this week which was fun. We saw another area 70 in stake conference. Interesting. Mom, I can say that we had a great week!

Take care I love you all.
Elder Medina

Monday, June 1, 2015

Goodbye Elder Lloyd!

Dear Mom,

This week has been interesting. Elder Lloyd left (sniff sniff) and my new companion is Elder Zolano. He is from Nicaragua. I'll send a picture of him next week. He came with me in the mission. The only difference is that I go home earlier than him. I had more time in the MTC that's the only reason I'm going home first. For the first time in a REALLY long time we went running. We got up at 5 am to do it. I am SOOOOOOO sloooow now. I was embarrassed, so badly. On top of that, I felt like I was breathing water the whole time (humidity). My companion and I are both wanting to do it. So that's cool. 

We are trying really hard lately with less actives. And on top of that home teaching and a whole lot more of other difficulties in the work. Something that has been really stressing me out lately is that everyone here looks at the missionaries to do EVERYTHING. To visit less actives, inactives, active members, and on top of all of that the investigators. I was just a little frustrated on that point. So now what we're doing is doing another mini-MTC for the members again. We are going to do it on a small scale and maybe eventually for the whole stake. But we'll see how that goes. Oh, we have a new bishop now. He's pretty sweet. He wants to get stuff done as well. We all have some high hopes to have an increase of activity here. 

I love you guys. Keep up all of your hard work. Thanks mom for the jersey money. I appreciate that. 


Elder Medina