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Muscle Boys Go!

I started teaching elder Saico some good phrases in english, he wants to go to school in America. One of the phrases that i tried to teach him was "Doof McMuffin, the greatest horseman that ever lived." but it didn´t stick. So this week we made a new power phrase, following our secret handshake, we throw our hands in the air and shout, "Muscle Boys Go!" At first he didn´t like it, but he began to realize that he could get me to laugh every time he says it, and so he uses it now to encourage me.
Use Humor Earlier today i received some revelation that i was really needing. This has been a hard week actually. I´ve just been feeling grumpy and kind of stressed. And last night i had the funniest dream. I was hanging out with a bunch of guys from the NBA and they were just joking around, and in my dream i thought they were Sooo funny. like I’m almost sure that i laughed in my sleep. and i woke up and we went and bought groceries and i ate really well. i mixed scrambled egg…

the rad bad email that i sent on a tuesday

you might be asking yourself... Why am i getting an email on a Tuesday?? from elder Grilliot??? yep.. you might ask those things.
Here We Go! Well Let me tell you about my week! We had transfers yesterday and elder Esparza went to a far away place with one of the kindest gentleman i have ever known. Man I’m feeling really good about these cambios. I think last transfer was actually kind of tough but i didn´t realize it until right now that i´m out of it. Well I´m still in Madero and they sent me Elder Saico from Lima Peru. He is a real softy. The best part is that he is really animated to be obedient and work hard to bring souls to Christ. It is really tough when two companions don´t have the same goal and perspective. He is starting his mission and everything is new and beautiful to him. I remember the first time I ate with a member I was so so grateful. like "oh my gosh hermana why did do all this just for us!" and after a year of doing something everyday you start to slip and…

big week

hey this was a big week I learned lots of great things this week but I don´t have time to share them all.
let me share some of the hard things of the week first. well we all got sick. I threw up twice in the night on Thursday. it was one of the hottest weeks in Durango in 60 years. but it was only like 40 degrees Celsius. it´s much hotter in Torreon. we ´pushed ourselves this week also, and we got super tired and that was taught too. to go to lesions super exhausted. elder Perez threw a volleyball at my face and broke my glasses

some good things we had a lot of cool people that we were able to find we had stake conference we had a cool zone activity and ate tacos and played with water balloons we were able to put together a really cool chain activity where the members organize family home evenings once a week for less actives and investigators. weeeee also ... mmmm.  oh i beat everyone in the zone in chess, including one of the assistants to the president.
Love you guys. Be true to your heart. a…

week 4 transfer 10, elder grillions in the mexico internet cafe

hey kiddos this week we did a rad zone activity. it took up a loot of time, like 3 hours every morning. we just practiced singing. i really liked the activity, but it basically took the place of studies and i´m really happy it´s over. We performed in 4 wards this sunday, and then we asked for refrences from all the members and we got a toooon of references. in our ward we got 182 names of people that we might be able to visit. we have to go and visit the memebrs and make plans with them to contact them. but man we got a mountain of references. but i did feel kind of uneffective this week. or really these three weeks in durango i feel like we haven´t made a lot of progress. but i know that God is in charge and he will bless us for our efforts. 
Hey, trust God. think about how wonderful he has been with all of us. read about the great things he has done for our fathers and freinds in the scriptures. man he is a tender father. He only gives good gifts. He is perfect, he loves you more t…

hey yall happy mothers day

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well yesterday i talked with my whole family for mother’s day and it was really wonderful. Something really fun that i get to do in the phone calls is bear my testimony to my family. It makes me feel great. Yesterday after the video call i felt really awesome. it really inspired me to be a better me and a better missionary. mmm about our area and what we did this week i don`t have that much to say. let me think...
general feels about this area and my comp Elder Esparza is a wonderful guy. Really meek and good natured. He also has a great sense of humor, probably the closest to mine than any other missionary that I’ve served with. Madero is a great area, i think we can have a lot of success here. Right now we hardly have anything but  i think if we try hard we can make it happen.
covenant  power this week i have also been thinking about the power of the covenant that we have with Jesus Christ. Well all you baptized fools know what i`m talking about. Well our part of the covenant is to offer…

emergency transfers!

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Well i got sent to Durango! it was a great surprise and i feel really good about it. I don´t have a lot of time but i will tell you what happened. on Wednesday in the night, me and elder Montesino went to the house of the zone leaders in district Madero. and they were like "man elder Grilliot we got some big news" and i was like "oh heck" what do i do. and i felt kind of nervous and they told us that me and elder Montesino were going to have emergency cambios. and they told me that i would be going to Durango with elder esparza, and another elder from Peru would be coming from Durango to be elder Montesinos companion. and we were really surprised, but i packed up all my stuff and left early the next day. i waited with elder Garcia and elder Montesino for an hour in the bus stop and then i got on a four hour bus ride to Durango and i love the city of Durango. it´s super green and cool. it makes Mexico look cooler. it´s still a desert but it´s a cooler desert. and the…