Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

After a rough October things are looking up!  I have been working like crazy trying to keep positive but to be honest - October sucked!  Things are great now I learned so much.  The Lord really teaches us a lot in the times of hardships.  He was trying to help me be humble!  We had a great day in church yesterday.  We weren't expecting many investigators to come to church but it ended up about 10 people came and a couple of them were rejecting us and didn't want to hear us but they came and now they are telling us they want to be baptized!  It really is a miracle how the Lord works!  It really is great this week we have plans for baptisms and next week another and if all goes well this week we are going to put at least 6 more baptism dates.  Hope all goes well with much prayer and fasting all these people will accept baptism dates!  He is teaching me a lot and trying to help me be better as a missionary and a priesthood holder.  I cannot explain with words how much he has taught me about partaking of the sacrament!!  It is really something that I depend on week after week at times that is the best way to get motivated.  I learned a lot this week from my Heavenly Father and can without doubt tell you that he lives and loves each and everyone of us and always answers our prayers!  He really works especially in the changing of the hearts of the people!  I have seen him change so many people and it is awesome!  I hope all is well wherever you guys may be at.  I hope you are all feeling the love that God has for all of us!

Monday, November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

Well what a week! it was a great week! Walking a lot talking a lot and
having a lot of fun! I love the work of the Lord at times it is
difficult especially when you see peopple fall into temptation! I cant
imagine how Christ feels because it destroys my heart seeing members
afll into temptation! Words of advise dont be stupid and commit big
sins! Or any sins for that matter! It was a great week! We were
contacting and we went and were walking a street that I had never
walked and I was just looking down a hill and watching this family
just stare at us so I went and talked to them! We have now been
teaching them a couple times and they are the best the wife is a membe
rthat was baptized a long time ago and the husband is an awesome man
and they have a lot of potential for progress! As for one of our
investigators that we are teaching! Paty she is the greatest! She is
going to be baptized the 25 of this month! The date she chose! She
started reading the Book of Mormon about 4 weeks ago and has now
finished Alma and is reading a lot! She really is awesome she has
suffered so much her father was murdered when she was 15 her mom died
when she was 16 she doesnt have any brothers or aunts or uncles and so
she is literally alone! Well now she lives with the Bishop and his
family and is super great! At first she hardly spoke with us but now
she talks with me a lot! It is a amazing just the difference of
reading the book of Mormon can make in someones life! I can see the
difference in my own personal life! I finished the Book of Mormon in
Spanish for the first time! I know that book is true and if there is
anyone who wants to change their life read that book and you will make
changes and have the strength to keep going on in this life! I know
the Book of Mormon is true and I know this is the work of the Lord!
Like President Nelson said in Conference THe misionaries can help! I
love you all! keep praying for us here!
Love Elder Lake

Sunday, November 4, 2012

October 29, 2012

As for this week! Life is great here in Honduras! It was the first
week in all of my mission that I have eaten dinner everyday! I forgot
what that was like but I am super happy for that! Them members are
super great they are preparing basically all of the food that we eat
and it is awesome! So this morning was pretty awesome as well we
learned how to make horchata and not the crappy kind that you can buy
in the states either! It was super good! I love the culture here in
Honduras it is a lot of fun! THe people here really are the greatest I
have looked back at this past month and it was a real struggle sin
success and really difficult for me but I learned a lot! I really am
learning what love really is and how to love people! I get so
frustrated sometimes because their just isnt enough time in the day to
help everyone! Thats alright I wil find a way to do it! This week we
also had a baptism and it was awesome! He is a boy of about 13 years I
believe he is awesome he was a reference from the other elders in this
same city and so it was simple they taught him basically everything
and we just had to repass a couple things with him and ya he was
ready! It was super awesome I had the oppertunity to baptize him!
Highlite of the week one of the inactive sisters that we are teaching
is going to have a baby(kind of sad she is 14 years old) but she is
going to name her baby after me! Success!!! hahaha :) I hope all is
well for you guys! THings are all looking up day after day! PRay for
us here in the work I know that god is answering the prayers and
reallly is blessing us!