Monday, June 27, 2016

Overcoming our Fears, Tongue, Doubts

Hello everyone! This week was pretty good!

Overview:
So we started the week and felt kinda weird.  We were doing a lot of finding but we started losing energy haha. We dont know 100% why but we had a hard time building chef to talk to people..It was a struggle.  However, when we applied ourselves and tried to talk to people, we had a random miracle happen.  After a lot of conversations that didnt lead anywhere, this man talked to us and we told him about our survey and our purpose.  He was shirtless and had some cool tattoos. (i guess people with tats are starting to frolic to us now and be lucky, haha) We got his number and are hoping to meet up with him and his wife.  #stokage

Later in the week we had an exhnage with our Elders from Pitesti, Elders Purcell and Jardine.  I went with Elder Purcell.  I felt kinda bad because the exchange didnt go as planned...  #boo  We had a lesson with a less activ named Fratele Baluta.  Super cool but the whole time we sat there eating and watching his nurse massage him..SO it was kinda awk, haha..  Then at the end the sisters shared a spiritual thought.  I kinda gave up on asking him for referalls X) Then later that day, i talked up the survey to Elder Purcell.  I was super excited for him to experience it.  We went out at around 3 and tried going ham.  We set a goal originally ot talk to some young people.  We couldnt get any young people to stop...So we literally just started stopping everyone who walked by..But nevertheless the heat must have made people not want ot stop...So we spent like an hour of just walking all around the city X)  #wandering is my least favorite form of finding X)  #bleh It was whatevs though. We went to finish the exchange with him at a restaurant that was SPanish food.  The restaurant was super hot...Oh well..

Exchnag with Elder Jardine and Purcell
We then almost finish our week on Saturday with some activities.  We had some member lessons planned but they all bunged..So we went to make the best use of our time and hunt down this Less activenamed Octavian that we have been trying to set up with forever!  SO we decided to call him.  NO ANSWER.  Then we take the bus to his work.  He isnt there.  We then go to his house and So we call him again.  NO ANSWER.  We walk up to his door and knock.  NO ANSWER.  Then we knock on ALL of his neighbors doors.  NO ANSWER...Super sketchy..So we leave a note on his door..Never called us back.  Oh well..

We were a little saddened that it seemed like a wasted effort..So on our way home, we decided to perk ourselves up and try some street contacting with the survey.  After about 4 rejections, we decided to go to a bloc instead X) 
 We enter into a really nice looking bloc and feel like we have a good amount of promise in this one.  We go to the top floor, knock on the door and..No one answers but we hear someone talking X)  So we wait a little bit and she eventually opens the door.  She was this sweet older lady who wasnt too interested at first but she warmed up to us very easily.  Just another testimony to me that if Romanian sjust got to know us then they wouldnt dislike us so much X)  We didnt get ot share anything with her but maybe we will stop by with a gift or a quick hello some other day. #diligence
The rest of the time in this bloc, we keep getting rejected (but positively and humanely which was nice).  With the two exceptions of:
1) an older gentleman opens the door.  Has no shirt and big glasses.  We start to intorduce ourselves and he just waves his finger and slams the door.  We laughed that one off pretty easily X)
2) We knocked on a door, heard someone talk and start unlocking the door. All of a sudden, this person stops and locks it a little and looks through the peephole..And we wave and say hello.  They finish locking the door and walk away front door X)  we kinda just jokingly said "But we know you are there!" and we just laughed that one off too X)

English class
We were a little bummed again because we were almost done but had only done the survey once..Then at the very next door, an old man opens the door with only a tshirt on (literally...).  he apologizes and says he cant let us in and that he was sorry.  We told him it was no problem at all.  In fact all we wanted to do was talk to him. We shared the survey and he said sure.  We ask the first question which is "Do you think it is important to have families that are strong and close?"   And he pauses and stares at us and looks at the floor.  GAzing into the floor he begins to sob and say, "i dont have a family..My wife died."  And my heart was like literally broken at this point. I almost started sobbing but we told him we were sorry to hear that.  Being an awkward misionary and not knowing what to do, we just continue the survey..Everything starts to work out fine again.  He pulled himself together and we started having a lively discussioin with him.  Then we get to the second to last question which is "How to you deal with hard times in your life"  and again he started tearing up a little and siad "its hard".  Searching for something to say, all i could muster up was the next question which iknew wouldnt resutl well.  "Would you loike to be happier thatn you are currently? And what would make you happier?"  He sobbed a little and Elder Haws and I glance at one another and Stefanov (his name i forgot to mention earlier) says that he didnt know how to be happier but he doesnt really know if he does.  At this point, we shared with im that we can help him with our message and tried to play on his interest in the Book of Mormon instead of the plan of slavation questions.  He agreed and we got  his number.  I really hope that we can help him.  This gospel has brought me so much happiness and in the least i hope that we can be friends with him if not atleast share with him the knowledge that has brought us happiness.  I know God put him in our path for a reaso.  Now oi tis our job to fulfil that reason.

We finished the week off with the sister training leaders baptism.  Her name is Alexandra and she is 9.  She is super cute and it was a cute ceremony.  
Later that day, we met with an english 30/30 investigator named Razvan.  We taught him an intro lesson kinda and he agreed to listen to our message as well.  I think he has a lot of promise too!  Im super excited to continue teaching him.  A little miracle that day.

Spiritual Thought:
This week i learned a little lesson that i needed a reminder for.  So I really hate taking slack form people.  When i started being a missionary
i didnt always deal with it in the best way.  I did howver try to turn it into a more humorous rebuttl instea dof an aggressive.  For example if someone started  talking shizz about us and staring, i would go out of my way to walk towards them and start taling to them.  I have had soem good experiences doing that.  On the other hand, i have decided to be rude at times and not really project the message that i carry..#regret


Bday Party for Andrei Popa
This week, on my exchnage in fact, I was walked into the bloc entrance with Elder Purcell.  There was an older gentleman paying his bills ith the admisistartor.  Decding to be a nice neihbor, i said "Salut!" and the man started staring at me..And as i walked by, he tapped me on the shoulder and said "uh..who were you talking to?  DO i look like your friend?  Who are you "saluting", my grandchildren salut me! Who do you think you are?"  THis whole time, i have a million things and remarks going through my mind.  I think whther i should start lashing at him in english instead but i felt a prompting to just hold my tongue.  I held it and held it while he rattled off his dribble.  And at the end, i said, "im sorry, im an American, i hope you forgive me, please.  Have a good night." He scoffs and i just get into the elevator and spew my thoughts out while we ride the elevator.   "Well may you grow big grandpa!" and "Well maybe you should be able to tell im not ROmanian! Get some GLasses!" and yada yada yada, etc i was emptying my tank.. Still that wasnt the best thing to do but small steps...I then had the thought afterwards, what is the point of just mindlessly venting and its good that you held your tongue but a big indicator of your integrity is also how you hold yourself together when you arnt around people.  And i felt kinda bad for just dwelling so much on it and feeling bad.  I decided i need to improve in this area and im glad that i had had the experience.  
Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

I love all of oyu and hope you have a good week!

Ciao,
Vârstnicul Casio Nango
Sup
Peace
 

The Higly Effective Missionary

Buna Ziua!  I hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  Our week was pretty awesome!  And it will only get better!  My comp, Elder Haws and I, have been working on ways to become more effective and pump up the zone withexcitement and creative courage.  Thats what our mission is all about!

Overview:
We decided to try something new this week.  Finding with a Sondaj! (asurvey, but from here on out will be mentioned as a sondaj) A method made famous by my son, Elder Miner. #props  Our first sondaj trial was onRepentance or positive change (a good synonym word). you know, so we can"cry repentence unto this nation"  We just tore up Ploiesti with sondajes.  We literally just talked to everyone we walked by.  2 seconds outside of the gate of the church we received a contact with a nice gentleman who we hope will stay in contact with us.  Then as we continued down the road after talking to a few more people we run a cross another nice gentleman who actually was an investigator like 12 years ago.  He knew alot but we promised we had more to teach him. ;-]
And of course after every good session of talking to humans, there is always that one guy who seems super linistit and nice but ends up being super anti mormon. ...But the good thing this time was that it wasnt responded to negatively (see "spiritual thought" for more info)

Gara
Later in the week we had an exchange (switch companions, usually in another city for a day to train and learn from each other) in bucuresti, my hometown.  I was with Elder Tita my romanian bro!  It was pretty fun.

Even later in the week, we had 2 appointments with members in a row.  Sounds great right!?  WRONG.  They both fed us endless amounts of soup and chicken and stuffed morsels of deliciousness.  But my stomach could only take so much..Why cant members when they actually decide to feed us, decide to coordinate their efforts...Funny story..They did know that each other were feeding the missionaries..They decided to torture our digestive systems i guess...How wonderful!

And finally, we end our week with some EPIC finding.  After being so inspired by our first contacting experience with a sondaj, we decided to do it better a second time and a third and a fourth time.  Each time yielding a lot of results.  But we tried a different sondaj for these attempts.  One that was created by David Covey and is SUPER EFFECTIVE #SSBBrawl.  This week we are going to try his literal tactics instead of his watered down door approaches.  We just couldnt build the courage required....  But overall this last few days were great contacting-wise.  We actually love contacting now!  It is so much fun with the surveys cuz they cut the crap and go straight to the gospel so easily.  We find people who are actually interested.  We have used these principles and our testimonies of finding have increased and boldness and diligence have sky rocketed!
Here's our miracle example:

Story:
We are Block Knocking (a dreaded and horrible contacting approach in the Romania Moldova mission)  (better known as "tracting" for those of you who are mai in varsta).  We were super bold with one gentleman we met and did our sondaj and placed a  Book or Mormon.  He wasnt too interested in a return appointment but we know his address ;)  We had a good conversation with him though and figured out about his spiritual backround.

Cooldown session
 Then we knock on this one door and an older lady answers the door.  Super friendly and kind, we introduce ourselves and we become good friends in mere moments.  Her husband comes and joins the hullabaloo and we have a good session with them.  The point of the survey is to teach a restoration lesson andto get into their house.  We literally could have done that super easily with them but we just didnt feel it to be right at that moment and didnt build the courage cuz we were already being super bold with them.  #regrets...  Next time though!! Thats what this next weeks experiment will be! But on the bright side we kept hounding them with commitments X)  We said our sondaj comes with a message about Jesus CHrist, they said they were interested and we invited them to hear it and it would only take 10 minutes.  They replied not today cuz they were eating dinner and didnt have time.  So we invited them to read the Book of Mormon and said it would be better to see a movie about it or something and that it would be easier that way.  So the Spirit throws into my recollection that we have a 10 minute Restoration film....WOW! Perfect.  So i invite them to watch the film and we get their number and told them we would return the following week to share our message.  They were some of the coolest old people ever X)  So we got a couple new investigators, a return appointment, a couple of Books of Mormon placed and alot of positive rejection.  Thats like the best type of contacting to go through X) the positive ones!  And that was only in a short amount of time.  Imagine if we had more!  The Lord is putting people in our paths and in as much as we show our creative courage and keep the faith, The Lord will provide!  Its a great time to be a missionary!

Spiritual Thought:
So everyone who knows Elder Nango, knows that I dont like taking slack from other people..Especially the smecher punks who make fun of me for what i believe.  But there was some weird exception and much needed revelationon this occasion. 
I love finding funny ways to talk to people and there was this gentleman sitting at the park bench talking on a phone while also holding another phone in his hand.  So of course i decided to awkwardly sit there and wait for him to finish so i can ask him why he has two phones and then do our sondaj.  He wasnt weirded out at us for waiting at all and we had a good conversation.  We did our sondaj and he starts turning it more religious and of course we bite (he is a master fisherman of Mormon missionaries i bet..) And all of a sudden he goes off on our beliefs and random things but we actually were able to clear up some of his confusions (No i dont have 12 wives...No we dont believe that the Holy Ghost seduced Mary..etc etc) So that was good that we felt like we cleared up some of his miss understandings (that he said he found on lds.org..i gave him our moronii.ro card so he could read an actual church website if interested instead of conspiracy.com..)  But then just asked us things that were true but since he had a different belief system, it just disturbed him.,..Nothing we could do about that.  And for some reason, i was in a slap happy mood this whole time and kept having this feeling to hold my tongue and just positively reply to this human and just listen to him.  
I held my tongue and responded in a friendly way the whole time and he invited us to rethink our heinous ways and we likewise invited him to continue in his search to follow God and we continued our walk through the park. 

And it came to pass that we sat on a bench to chill cuz my comp was getting a little angry and i realized something.  I cant blame that man for anything. He read stuff online and believed it and i probably would have done the exact same thing to mormons 3,4, 5 years ago..I understood his point of view perfectly and the only difference was that i trusted the missionaries testimonies over the websites theories. I took into account how i felt around Mormons and how the principles i learned increased the trajectory of my life and that is why im on a mission.  To help these people in Romania and Moldova come closer to God and feel those same feelings.  I cant just criticize those who arnt ready to receive us, i was once among them.

Ciao,
Vârstnicul Casio Nango
Squirrel whisperer...
Summer thunder storms
Ploiesti nightlife
Making cookies for D meeting and English CLass
 
 

The City of Rain

#gyspycart
Well another week in Ploiesti.  Thew city of rain and nice weather thus far.  Sorry for all you AZ people....Its getting pretty killer it sounds like..40 C on average.....Sucks to suck i guess..

Overview:
Well this week was linistit.  We met with a potential that the sisters gave to us and we played basketball with him and his friends. His name is Cris. The thing i like about romania is that when i play basketballl i actually look like im somewhat good...They suck..Really bad..Just a little worse than me though..
Cris rented us some "go-kart" type of contraptions with pedals instead of motors and we rode those around the park cuz he wanted to..and also race them.  It was interesting.  I felt like that rich kinda doo-ta-doo who bullies kids and shows them how much better my dads 2016 mercedes is than their old used early 2000's honda civic.  Thankfully im not actually that kid though.  I just looked weird riding a make-shift cart in a shirt and tie..
Afterwards he walked us to the church and pretty much every patch and tree and piece of foliage we passed he showed us the edible uses of said plant.  I guess my eyes are more wide open lookign for food.  I wont be running outta MSF anymore ;) JK
He is an interesting kid.

Nothing else too much happened but this week we did have one success story to share with our efforts to find people.  

Story:
So me and my comp Elder Haws go finding.  We were trying to find students to bring to our english classes so we could trick them and make them think it is a free english class when really it is a church service that indoctrinates you with the principles of the gospel. (Oh wait..Thats what everyone thinks we are doing...Nevermind..It is actually just a free english class..)  We have some good convos with people.  And i continue to look for ways to throw in the gospel if possible cuz realistically i want new investigators as well.  Nothing really happens.  Its coming to the close of our session and we need to just have one more good conversation.  Thatd be the hope at least.  So one method of talking to people that i enjoy is asking the history behind statues and cities and people.  In ploiesti there is this big statue in the park of an old ruler named Mihai Viteazu.   Well i didnt know anything about him, so might as well ask someone! 

Elder Haws
 Since we were finding people for english i decided to just make it even more interesting and just talk to someone in english.  It just so happened that a man was sitting on a bench right in front of the statue.  He is a Skinny bald guy with some really cool tattoos and a bike.  He was practically born to be sitting at that bench at that moment just waiting for me to go up and talk to him.  I start the convo and it goes really well.  He says what he knows of the history, i commented on his linistit tattoos and i asked their meaning cuz they were just weird shapes and stuff.  Turns out they have like a spiritual meaning for him and as soon as that "S" word left his mouth i was on it.  We had a good discussion about religion and he really enjoyed talking to us.  It lead perfectly into who we are, the book of mormon and before i even knew it i established a rendezvous with the young gentleman to talk more about the book of mormon over a nice cup of tea or something.  It just happened so smoothly.  The Lord is blessing Romania and Moldova and especially the missionaries here.  It is a great time to be a missionary.

Spiritual Thought:
I will keep this shorter since my week overview was long.  I found myself pondering about attributes to build as a leader and the one i chose was virtue.  I havnt been the most virtuous person throughout my life but i have always respected those who have been people of virtue.  So i decided i should develop this attribute while i have a good chance to do so on a mission.  

A couple scriptures i liked were D:C 121:45-46 and Proverbs 31:10-31. I liked the DC verse cuz it explains what we need to do and why.  If we "garnish our thoughts with virtue unceasingly" then we will have the Spirit as our constant companion.  Thats a gift i want to have my whole life and especially as a missionary.  

The proverbs one i like for more than the reason that i now know my new "type" for a wife (all jokes everyone..sorta..). #cinstit It just perfectly explains the type of people we should be virtuous and the effects it has on a persons life.

Hope everyone has a good week!
Much love,
 
Ciao,
Vârstnicul Casio Nango
 
Mihai Viteazu
Ploiesti e frumos
The chapel actually looks LDS
The District
:-)
 

Transfered to Ploiesti: "ive always wanted to be a sailor"-anon. ;)

Hey i dont have much time or much anything to say this week.

I got out of the office and im finally a normal missionary again.  Im in Ploiesti, a cool little city outside of Bucharest.  Its going to be a great transfer and im looking forward to the new responsibilities of being here.  

Hope everyone has a great week!

Spiritual Thought:
This week i have been pondering change and leadership.  I am desiring to become a good leader and example to other missionaries so that i can better be recognized as a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The mission has changed  me so much (i hope you all recognize me when i come home).  I came from Nicasio Nango and have become someone who i am more proud of to say is called Elder Nicasio Nango.  Im still not perfect and make a lot of mistakes but Jesus Christ has helped me become who i want to become and who He wants me to become through positive repentence. 

During a leadership meeting i was able to hear the testimony of a missionary who didnt start off with the best rep in the mission.  After he explained some experiences he has had and goals he has set, he bore a powerful testimony of change.  And everyone in the room could tell that he wasnt the same missionary he was before.  He had used the atonement of Christ to allow him to become who God wanted him to be.  To become a powerful representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Through the Atonement we can become more.  "We can do more than just exist."  We can make a positive change in ourselves and in others.  It is possible.


Ciao,
Vârstnicul Casio Nango
 
Met Sora Alexandroaia
Ciao frumosule
Ciao Elder Jensen
Ciao Tibi
Ciao MArgo!  You are the best!
The fam
The kids
Ploiesti
Mi-am vopsit parul
A good start to the transfer ;)
 

Little Forts (warning: long post)

Overview:
Well this week was very long but went by fast.  Sorry that i didnt write anyone last week.  I was super busy and am pretty busy today as well.

This week was exciting simply for the fact that we had zone conferences.  My companion for the week was Elder Johnson (assistant).  We got the great opportunity to go to Chisinau for ZOne conference!  Super dope.  

While being in Chisinau, i realized something..It is literally a land of miracles....We felt like we barely tried and we talked to so many people easily and got numbers and contact information.  The Spirit of the Lord is preparing those people so much.  It was quite a sight to see. It made me miss these wonderful people so much and this great country of Moldova. #hearts

Anyway, Zone conference was great (both in Chisinau and in Bucuresti).  We learned a lot about contacting and helping build the foundation for stakes in Moldova and Romania.  We talked about the sacrifices people will need to make and the things we will have to do to "prepare the minds of the people" in order for these countries to be ready for a stake.  It was great!  

Story 1:
Let me give you a crazy fun story.
Once upon a time, Elder Johnson and Elder Nango went to go to Chisinau for zone conference.  They drove their car and luggage at 5 am to the airport to fly to Chisinau.  They arrive with enough time to go through check in (or so they thought)..They wait in line for the international check in and see that there are 3 lines all trying to enter the one counter..Eventually, after about 30 minutes of waiting, Counter 1 closes..As a result, those three lines of chaos budge and nestle their way into Counter 2 (which had like 2 lines running into it).   After about an hour of waiting counter 2 closes...And all those people scurry to Counter 3.  By this time, Elders Johnson and Nango are almost to the front of the line, thankfully.. but there is a huge crowd of chaos in their midst.  By the time they get to the counter it is 7:20.  The lady at the desk tells them "The check in closed 40 minutes ago!" And all they could say was: "Sorry, we had to wait in line!"  And she gratefully took the bags and said to run to the security and everything.  Elder Johnson and Nango get to security and see a HUGE line.  Elder Johnson takes the lead and rushes to the front of the line and asks the guard and the person at the front to allow entry.  They are able to cut through.  #success.  They go through security and dont even re dress ourselves. Running to the passport counter, they gather their documents and wait for the man to stamp their passports. They book it to the gate.  The plane was being held for the tired Elders by their Mission President.  The Spirit of God must have been strong with him to stop a plane.  Faith can do anything i guess.  ;)  They ride the bus to the plane and make it to the flight.  All seems well.   They land and are safe.  Now they wait for the baggage to drop.  Nothing comes... An announcement is heard that not all the luggage made it on the plane..And that wasnt just them,it was many angry customers...So the Elders see another line to wait in to get their missing baggage slip.  Well President Ivory gave them good advice that day "Never be last in line."  So, they went to the front of the line while prez goes to his sofer and Elder Johnson and Nango were going to taxi to the conference.  They sign the forms and make it outside and look for a taxi but they see President Ivory is still in line to get out of the parking lot..They enter Presidents van and ride with them. We come to figure out there was an issue with the parking entrance machine..And it caused a back up..A Large one..They all made it to zone conference in Chisinau about 40 minutes late.  But they were safe and sound.  Their bags arrived later to the center that day (with delay because Elder Nangos phone didnt work in Moldova..So they had to call other numbers) The universe was just wigging out that day..

Story 2:
Elder Jensen and I are finally relieved from our duties at the office.  We planned the night before to look for some less active YSA and and see if they still exist. We started our contacting session spiritually with a prayer to find the one in need of our message.  After the prayer, we wrote down half the address and talked to people to try to find the address.  We talked to a few people but we wernt able to get our bit in or make a good contact.  So we finally make it to the bloc we are looking for and are a little down that no one wanted to talk to us before we got to the bloc.  
And it came to pass thatwe knocked on many doors.   Unfortunately, most the lights in the blocs didnt work except at the end of the halls.  So we went to the ends and knock all those doors.  People either didnt answer or they shrugged us off quick.  I had an idea to wait to see the little light in the eyeglass looker thingy to go out and then smile and wave so they knew that i knew they were home.  We talked to some more people but most of them just said that no one knew their neighbors in the bloc and they wernt very kind.   That was a bit strange. We started knocking in the dark too just to see if anything would change. Nothing.. So we are on like the 10th level and we say we are going to knock the actual door of the person we were looking for at 8:30 pm.  Well, it arrives at the hour of 8:30 and still no one talked with us...A little sad, we go to the door of the YSA person on the third floor.  We hope that this will be the golden contact we are looking for.  
We knock on his door and give them the good ol smile and wave and ascantily dressed woman answers the door and we ask if she knows the person we are looking for and she gives the same response that no one knows eachother and she had been living there for years..Well, a little heartbroken that we didnt have that golden missionary experience where "just as all hope is lost and you make it to the last door, God blesses you with the person you are looking for as a trial of your faith".  That didnt happen at that door.
Glad that we had the opportunity to get out of the office but a little bummed we didnt find anyone in the whole time of finding, we walked out to the entrance of the bloc.  As i open the entry way door, i see a couple walking up the stairs carrying groceries, so i decide to give it one last shot. You know, why not.  And i say my shpeel and ask if they know who we are looking for.  They reply "i have no idea who that is" in a really good english accent.  And i kinda sit stunned and realized that they were speaking english.  I ask them where they are from and he is from the Netherlands and his wife is from Iran.  We had a great conversation with them outside the bloc.  I did my usual, where should i go in your respective countries topic and we talked about life in general too.  I looked for numerous ways to introduce the gospel and nothing was working and then he finally comes out and says that he isnt religious.  
Regardless of that fact, we shared our purpose and why we were in romania and it caught their attention still.  After my many attempts to get the gospel with them, i felt i should try a different approach.  I asked them if they couldprepare an Iranian meal for us if we bring the food.  And they agreed and we got their number and apartment address!  It was a miracle and definitely after following numerous promptings from the spirit, we found ourselves with some potential investigator friends that could lead to something great.  
After having this experience, we realized the importance of keeping our mindset positive and our finding spiritual.  When we followed the Spirit, we found this couple at the literal last door and last second.  It was definitely an experience where i could say i have seen the Hand of the Lord in my life.
 
Spiritual Thought:
 Crazy things happen in our lives (many crazy things have happened while only being an office elder..) But no matter what, when we are sad, stressed, lonely, or angry, we need to remember to look for the Hand of the Lord in this work.  I wasnt feeling adequate when i returned form zone conference, only to figure out many things had gone wrong while i was gone and that i didnt know what to do.  It stressed me out, and made me angry.  Why do all these things happen when i am trying my best?  I try and try and try and things go well for a little and then BOOM they fall further down than before..But at the end of that day, i remembered the Lord and turned to prayer.  I recounted over my day and found that i had no reason to fear or be stressed.  I did all i could and i didnt have to worry about Prez being mad, the visa office being mad, the missionaries being mad.  If they are mad then thats fine..I did all i could do, so the Saviours grace will do the rest.  After that moment i sat and thought..I guess i dont need to stress then..It was that simple X) I felt so much better and could tell that God was helping me in the office.  The Lord blesses His children and wants us to work hard and He WILL help us as representatives of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I have come to respect and love that title more and more with time. Since i love that title so much i have decided to look for ways to humble myself more during these last 8 months of service i have left to give.  Hopefully i will have updates next week.

Ciao,
Vârstnicul Casio Nango
What would we do without Patty J
i figured out that im forgetting to take the turtle out..
Sevghi mission call opening
i need this puppy!
Du!!!
Rainy dayz in chisinau
Me and the Teal-mobile (Tealy)
Thugs
Chisinau thugz