Well y'all my comp got transferred. Super sad. We were working super hard together. But it's all good! I got a new companion from Washington. This is his last cambio in the mission. So you can all imagine how that might end. Nah, He's a good companion and I am excited to learn from him, and to get some new ideas! Every thing here is going wonderful! Our convert who got baptized last week just recieved the priesthood this last Sunday. It was an experience that was very, very special for me to see! I feel like he is one of my younger brothers here in the mission! Today he is going to come out with us to work! That is what is so great about the work of the Lord. That a person can go from the point of the missionaries passing by to teach them the gospel one week, and then the next week that same person going out at teaching others the gospel, and helping them come unto our savior Jesus Christ! It just makes me love the work so much more! Anyways, the time here has just been flying super fast. I can't even believe that Chris is now finishing up his mission! I feel like just yesterday was his farewell! I remember how little time it was from when he went out, to when I went out. But the time in the mission travels a whole lot faster. I'm a little nervous. Hahaha. Everything here in the mission is going really good! I have really been enjoying just about every moment! Oh, and I've got some good news... on the 12th of November, Elder Viñas is going to come back to our mission!!!!!! I'm super excited because he is coming with Elder Nelson!!!! So that is super cool! Anyways, everything is going great here! I love the people. I love the work. I love everything here! It's just wondeful! .......
Love you all, Thank you so much for all that you guys do and your prayers and you support!
Well this last week was Great! my companion and have have been sick all week but its only becuase satan was trying to stop the work from progressing. But he failed! So this last Saturday we had a baptism! He is a young man that we have been teaching since I got here. It was absoutly wonderful. The baptism was very, very powerful! The spirit was super strong during the service. The family of the boy we baptized all attended his baptism, which was a miracle itself! But they are all evangilists so it was wonderful to see them there and hopefully we can start to teach them the gospel, as well! In total, we had 11 people attend the baptism that weren't members! That's another miracle! So the baptism was great!
However, satan fought hard with us that day! Let me explain. First off, we got a phone call the night before from elders from a different sector asking us to come and do interviews for a convert. But we had already had plans to go to a different sector, in the opposite direction, to do inspections on a house, that had to be done that day. And, in the afternoon we had an activity planned with a bunch of youth that we found that weren't members. So we had no possible way to do all the things we had to do, with the time we had for the day. So we ended up having to do splits with other missionaries, to get everything we had to do accomplished. Then when we went to lunch, there was an atheist waiting for us, who wanted to talk with us. That stole a ton of time and so we got to the activity late. Then, just our luck, when we went to start the water to fill up the baptismal font, the water heater was broken. So I was tried to fix it for like 2 hours. But, I couldn't do it. So we had to fill the thing up with FREEZING COLD water! Then nobody showed up on time. So it started and hour late. But in the end..... it was a wonderful baptism! And when I left the water, I'm not even joking.... I didnt feel any of the coldness. I felt so, so, so warm! It was amazing! But it was a good fight for that baptism!
Anyways, everything is going good here! Today we are going to find out cambios! I looks like my companion is probably going to get transferred! I hope not! Because we work so hard together. But, whatever the Lord wants!
This last week was great!!!! Saturday we have an baptismal interview for one of our investigators, so this Saturday we are going to have a baptism!!! My companion and I are super excited! He is a great kid and he is 18 years old! So a future missionary for sure! My companion and I created a sick program here in the mission and we are putting it to practice in our zone to see how it works. Then we are going to send it to higher authority! All I can say though, is that I have to doubt it was inspired 100% by the Lord! Our sector is doing absolutely great! We have amazing investigators that are progressing so well! I've never seen so much success in my mission! I wouldn't really mind if I had to end the mission here! Last Friday we found a FAMILY!!!! And Saturday we had an appointment with them, which went really, really well! We found out that the grandma who lives in a different part of the mission is an active member of the church. Then we found out that the DAD is a member, but inactive obviously. They are super receptive and the spirit was so strong! I have never really had a family with kids and parents to teach in the mission and niether has my companion. So we are so, so, so excited to teach them! Anyways, everything here is going absolutly wonderful! I love the work and the time I have to serve the lord everyday! I am learning so, so much! The scriptures have never been so real to me in my life! Everything is just wonderful! I love the work!
Thank you so much everybody for everything! I love you all!
I don't have like anytime at all this week, because I have had a ton of work to do! But I just want to let you all know that I am doing fantastic! Our zone and sector are progressing wonderfully! I absolutely loved conference! Wow, so inspirational! And it was super sick to see them speak in spanish directly from the pulpit! I absolutely loved it! Anyways, our investigators are progressing really well and we have been having lots of success. This next saturday we are going to be having another baptismal interview for our investigator that we have. And then next saturday he will get baptized!!! I'm super excited!!!! My companion and I are working super super hard! We work super good together! Anyways, like I said I have very little time! but everything is going super great! Success and fortune are shining all the way!!!! Love you all! Thank you so much for everything!
Well it's been a good week here in my sector. This last week was really cool becuase I got to hang out with my new buddy PRESIDENTE OBESO. Hahaha, my new president. Nah, not really but this last week we had interviews in our chapel so we invited the President to come with us to an appointment. Then he invited my companion and I to lunch! So we went to lunch and then we went to the appointment and it was a great experience! I learned some good stuff from him during the short time we got to be with him! He is a great president! Hahaha. Also his wife is super, super funny! The morning of the interviews she showed up in workout clothes and made all the elders take off their shoes. She made us all do Zumba or something. It was super funny, and it blew my mind. She is over 70 years old, but she was more fit than any other elder in our zone. The next morning I woke up so sore. Hahaha, but I love them! They are absolutely amazing people and so inspirational! Our convert is doing great! He is such a stud! He is super smart and he shares the gospel with everyone! He is super excited to get the priesthood when he is twelve! Hahaha, I love him so much! I can't even believe how much success Jacob is having in his mission already! He is going to have 3 baptisms next week? I've only had a total of 5 in my whole mish! That is super crazy! But I congratulate you buddy! nice work! Keep it up!
Anyways, thats all for the week! Thanks for everything family! I love you all a ton!
Well Well, this last week was a little more slower than normal becuase this last week was the national indepedence day week so it was different. We had a ton of activities in our branch and it was fun to play some games and stuff but not as fun as the work of the Lord. It was a great oportunity to help estabilsh a good relationship between our investigators and the members. So that was good. Saturday, we had the baptism of a boy that we have been teaching. When I first got to this sector we had found a less active woman while knocking doors and we started teaching her. The truth is that she had been wanting to come back for years but just couldn't do it. We her reactivated her and she is a machine when it comes to the things of God. But she had a son who had not yet been baptized. So we taught him all the lessons and he got baptized this last Saturday! The baptism was so, so, so powerful! It was a wonderful experience to be in the baptism and feel the spirit! The boy we baptized is only 9, but super, super smart and intelligent. After the baptism he said to my companion and I and his mom that he feels so alleviated. Then, after when we entered into the chapel and we were sitting there he just started to cry for about 20 minutes. He said he felt the spirit so strong and he just sat there crying. But, he was so happy. Then yesterday, when he received the Holy Ghost he just cried as he sat in the chair. So, so, so powerful and touching. He was a GREAT example to the other members. And only 9 years old. He told us that he now wants to go on a mission. Another exciting thing is that we've got more investigators ready for baptism and we are just teaching them everything that they need and then they will be ready to enter into the waters of baptism! I just feel so happy.
Also this last week Elder Viñas came to our mission and we had the oportunity to meet with him and also all the leaders had a special conference with him so that was cool as well. I learned so, so, so much from him and the man is crazy smart! He knows the scriptures cover to cover, word for word, by memory. The whole time he talked to us, he was walking around the room. He only taught from the scriptures, but not once did he ever look at a paper or open his scriptures!!!! Super crazy! It makes me want to be like him. My personal study now is INTENSE! Hahaha but I love it. Also yesterday we recieved news that Elder Neilson is going to come here in november! so that is going to be just awesome!
But anyways, everything is just wonderful and great here! I'm lovin every second! Tired, but whateves. its all worth it!