I've got some good news for the week, and also some bad news.... One of our investigators is getting baptized on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The bad news is that our other investigators' mom told him that we are of the devil and that we worship Joseph Smith and everything. so we can't meet with him anymore which is super sad. Because this kid wants to be a missionary and everything!
Bryson told me that you guys might move to texas? I think it's a sick idea! That would be super cool! I'm up for it! By the way could you thank everyone for the letters which I got this week! I am super greatful that everyone wrote me and emailed this last week! I felt so good when I opened up my email and saw one from everyone! So thank you so so so very much!
Tell Jacob that obedience is absolutely number one and that there are no exceptions to any rules in the mission!
I am really liking the Family Home Evening Idea. That just makes me more excited to come home and be with the family! That is super crazy that the school year is about to end. I swear just yesterday that it started and it is even more crazy to think that I will be home before the next school year ends!
Thank you so so so much for praying for my investigators and putting them and the prayer lists in the temple. Obviously it has made some what of a difference becuase we are going to have a baptism this week!
This last week I haven't had any super crazy experiences or anything like that. But I know the lord is watching over me because...well, lets just say im lucky I didn't die this last week! But everything is going good. I am super excited for this next cambio and I am hoping I go to a new sector. But other than that all is good! Thank you so much for all the prayers and support! I love you all!
This week was a good one. Lots of work, but of course it paid off in the end. One of our investigators that we are teaching right now is awesome. Although he looks like he has never cut his hair nor shaved his beard in his life. He has been so prepared by the lord it's amazing. He is extremely receptive to the gospel and everything that leaves my mouth, true or false. Nah, just kidding. But he has lots of energy and he acts like he is a member already when he comes to church. He participates, shares comments and everything! He has honestly started to change the ward a little bit. The members have been really supportive of him and his progress, which has been absolutly amazing. They have invited him to Noche de Hogares, and to participate in a special musical number that they are doing next sunday. I'm telling you it's absolutly amazing! The ward is actually coming together to help somebody make convenants with God! During my whole time I haven't seen the members like this! I hope it leaves a good impact! Another positive effect has been that we have had a lot more members come out with us to do visits and we have had some really good experiences. Some hermanos that have never come out with me, have now come out to work with us! Another miracle! This investigator has a fecha to get baptized on the 31st of this month along with another investigator that we are teaching so please pray for them! They are well needed here!
Anyways, things here are going a little bit better, I can't lie though I'm hoping for a transfer this next cambio because I have been in this sector for a long time and I just kind of want something new. But all is well.
Anyways, Thank you so much family for everything! I love you all so very very much!
Alright I will start from the beginning. I was extremely happy to talk to everyone yesterday and to really bring my energy back up to level normal. Hahaha thats super crazy that you guys think I have an accent because I can't hear it at all.
This week has been good becuase I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with you guys and also our investigators are progressing really well. Like I said last week we started trying to read the Book of Mormon with all of them everyday in-between lessons and it has made all the difference in the world with their progression and I am reall starting to get a stronger testimony of the Book of Mormon and the power of it in conversion. Every single one of our investigators, that has a date to get baptized, came to church this week. So that was really great as well. All of them have dates for the 24th of May! We are super excited for that. We have also got the ward moving a little bit and we are starting to get a lot more support from the members. Especially the priesthood. They have started offering to come out with us instead of us just asking them to come with us. SO that has honestly been a miracle!
But as of last night I feel like a huge load was let off of my shoulders and that everything is going to be alright. I'm just gonna work hard and do my best to be a great example and do everything to the best of my ability! I actually learned a lot of things last night and wow I am so so so glad that you and dad are my parents. You guys are such a blessing in my life. Thank you so very, very much!
I love you so so so very much! thank you every week for the letters and the support!
Well I just barley got a letter from Chris that said that my brother is going to bolivia!!! That is super super crazy! That is so so cool! I am so excited for him and I can't wait to here stories!
This last week has been a whole lot better! we have been having a little bit more success. This next week is the end of the cambio and I will be staying here for at least one more cambio it looks like! Wow, I am super excited to be able to talk to my brother is spanish! That is going to be so, so cool! But I imagine that he will think that my spanish is bad becuase the spanish here is chile is really really sloppy! But I am so, so, so excited for him. I'm not going to lie, I think I was more nervous to find out where he was going than I was when I got my call!
This last week we invited on of our investigators little brothers to come to church with us Sunday. He agreed so we went and picked him up and took him to church and everything. Then later that night we passed by his house to start teaching him the lessons. We taught him the restoration. We invited him to be baptized and he accepted. We asked if any questions? and he said, "well I have one. I talked to my mom after church" (she is not a member by the way.) "and I just wanted to know... what do I have to do to be a missionary like you guys?" I had the warmest feeling ever when he said that. Then he said, "I already asked my mom and everything and she told me I have to get baptized and everything but she told me to ask you guys to find out what more I have to do." Wow It was an awesome feeling! Now his older brother, him and his mom are listening to us! So that was pretty much the highlight of the week.
Oh, and also, this week I was on an Inter-cambio with one of the missionaries from my district and we were out tracking. As we were walking we passed by this guy in the street and he said "Hey elders!" He had just lit a cigar and put it in his mouth right before he called us over, so we went over and he said "You see this?" He was showing us his cigar, then he threw it on the ground and said "come in, I need to talk to you guys." So we went in, he offered us stuff to drink and he said "Listen, I have a problem with drinking and smoking." He said "I know you guys, because the missionaries used to live in my house 30 years ago." Then he said "I want to stop smoking and drinking and turn my life around and I know that you guys can help me!" and so right there we invited him to be baptized and he said "Yes, I want to do anything I can to change my life!" SO that was pretty cool to this week!
Anyways, I love you so much mom and dad! I am so greatful for all of your love and support! Thank you so much for your example and everything that you have done for me! I love you so so so so so so so so so so so so so very much!!!!!!