Sunday, January 19, 2014

January 13, 2014

Well it was probably the best week of all of my mission. We were soo busy this week. WE went to the temple on Thursday and it was such an awesome experience being able to go and feel the spirit. I love being in the temple and I love being able to go and learn from our father in heaven. I am pretty sure I always leran more in the celestial room and in the rest of the temple. It was an awesome experience. These past couple weeks we have been having some problems in the zone we werent finding that many nw investigators and we didnt have very many baptism dates. AS we started working last week we talked with everyone that we needed to put more baptismal dates and that we had to find a lot of new investigators. We saw soooo many miracles this week. In my area we found 30 new investigators and 6 families,. It was sooo awesome. We just started contacting street by street looking for ne wpeople and as we prayed seeking guidance from our father in heaven he guided us to the elect people. We were able to find a lot of people that need the gospel and are willing and ready to follow it. It was awesome as we came to the end of the weekw e found a young couple.- The lady is a member and her future husband isnt. The girls mom was so stressed out because her daughter is pregnant and they are both really young but it was a sweet experience being guided to there house even though it wasnt planned and being able to s hare the gospel with them. We had been teaching them just two days and the guy his name is Elías accepted a baptism date and will be getting baptized the last weekend of this month. We have seen soo many miracles from only having two baptism dates in the zone to this week we have 13 and 4 families. It has been sooo awesome to see how much the Lord trusts in us and how he works miracles here when we were exercizing our faith in him and when we do our part! We have sooo much work left to do this week in going with all of the families and inviting them to be baptized and helping them so that they can receive all the blessings God has for them.  Our area is soo awesome too they madea  huge change right now with all of the leaders they released ALL of the leaders only the branch president and his councilers stayed. Everyone is so excited for the change and to be able to have leaders that are ready to work and make things happen in this branch so it becomes a ward! GOd has worked soooo many miracles for us and now we have to do our part and help these people come to him,.  I learned this week God wants to work miracle sin our lives but a lot of time we dont let him do it! Our faaith a lot of times is just TOO weak! I know he lives and I know he is going to tcontinue working miracles to help us outt!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 6, 2014

Well it has been an awesome week. We have been working hard. Things are getting better but we have a lot of work to do right now! We had some super sweet experiences this week! On Saturday night we decided after all the appointments fell through that we were going to contact so we just decided to contact one road. As we started contacting there we didn't find anyone that positive at first but we just kept praying with the hope to find a new family there. WE kept going having fun and contacting as many people as possible! We got to one of the last houses and we knock on the door and the wife comes out and we start talking about the families and she was really interested so we went in and taught the whole family. It was a really sweet experience as we got in we talked with all of them and the husband had told us that he had seen  a Book of Mormon in his dads house and that it interested him and he had wanted to read it but for some reason he didn't take it. Then like a few days later it was when we got there and started teaching him. IT was so awesome. The spirit was so strong and they are a really awesome family! Then yesterday as well we went to teach one of our families most positive and as we are teaching the lady told us at the end of the lesson that when she went to the temple with us that she had felt a spirit that filled something with in here that she had been looking to fill for a long time. It was awesome to see in her how the spirit worked and how she had felt it and now to see how strong her desire is to progress and change. Then we went with another family and the husband sometimes his heart is like a rock and doesn't want to change but we had a really awesome lesson with him sharing some experiences that we have had and explain to him that he needs to change and be a better man and husband,. It was really awesome to see him change in the lesson because he had told us that we could only visit him once a week and then in the lesson he accepted that we could now visit him a couple times a week. It was so awesome. Things are going well we are teaching a lot of families that are really positive that want to learn and change. Pray for the family Nuñez and Amador so that this week we can put baptism dates with them

Thursday, January 9, 2014

December 30, 2013

Well yet another week and year has come and gone!  I am super excited 2014 is going to start.  I learned a lot this week.  I am sure the Lord always has his ways of humbling us so that we can learn and come to him.  Things are good though.  Our zone won the trophy and we are the zone of the month.  The bad news is that for January we don't have anything going.  We've got to get working.  Things are good though.  We had a lot of interchanges this week; it was a lot of fun.  I always love working with the other elders and helping them out.  On Monday I had a really sweet experience one of the Elders got to a point that he just had a breakdown from all the stress and pressure that he feels and he just didn't feel like he could change and be better.  It was a really awesome experience to be able to go and sit and talk with him for a while and help him get through it.  I have really learned that wherever the Lord puts us it doesn't matter.  He always puts people in our path that we can help.  The more we look for these people the more people that we can find.  It was a testimony builder for me that there is always someone out there that needs my help but I need to do my part in finding them so that they can receive the help that they need.  This week we were working hard with Christmas and all that it was hard but we did our best.  It was sad when Sunday came around, I was so excited we were supposed to have a bunch of investigators go to church.  As we went to pass by everyone this week no one was home or they couldn't go for other reasons.  It was really hard for me not having any investigators in the sacrament meeting.  I just sat by myself during sacrament meeting thinking how can I get better and asking for forgiveness for all the weakness that I have.  It was a really sacred experience feeling the Saviors love in my life.  I know that he lives and he loves each and every one of us.  It made me realize that we all need help and a lot of time we are just instruments in helping the people find Christ.  He is the helper that we all need in our lives.  He is the only one that can help in every situation in our lives.  It doesn't matter how many or how big our problems are he can help us.  This year my goal is to look for him and to gain a greater testimony of him.  I know he lives and loves us and that he can help us in every situation in our life.  I hope we can all find Christ in our lives this year.