Friday, February 28, 2014
Well another week has come and gone! Everyone always seems to be reminding me that my time left isn't that much! That's alright I'm here to work and not think about that! This week has been a lot of fun! I got to do interchanges twice I got to go to the areas of two of the district leaders in my zone! It was awesome! I went back to my old area and it was fun to see a lot of the people and realize that they all love me! It makes me realize almost a year after that God really puts us in an area for a reason. Sometimes we don't know why but he always puts us where he knows we need to be! This week has been great we have been working really hard! Nelson is progressing really well! He needs to have a good week this week to be able to be baptized! This week he can't fall to be able to be baptized! He is so crazy it is so fun talking to him because he says a lot of things off the wall and laughs randomly but he really is an intelligent guy and remembers everything that we teach him! It was a lot of fun we started a new class this week a "preach my gospel" class every Sunday! It was a lot of fun. My companion and I were the ones assigned to teach it this week! It was cool because Nelson came to the class and he isn't even a member yet! He is excited to be baptized and to be a member of the church so that the people see him as a different person! It has been so awesome seeing him change! In the two weeks that we have known him it has been awesome because he has changed from a druggy with a rough future ahead to a different man with a bright future and a great opportunity to help people! He is awesome! This is going to be a great week! This morning we made a lot of plans and talked about a lot of things we need to change in our companionship to be able to have success! Going to be a great week! Love you all!
Well lets just say it was an interesting week! We have been visiting Nelson everyday this week! We found out that he has a big problem with the word of wisdom! He suffered this week with me! I took his marijuana away from him one day and flushed it down the toilet and then another day he had a can of beer and was going to drink it and I got it from him and he told me to dump it out right in front of him! It was a lot of fun! It has been a rough change for him but he is taking it like a man and making a lot of changes in his life! How he is now is completely different from how he was when we met him!! We have a lot of work to do with him this week but I know with our prayers he will be able to do it! Also this week we had a contest with some of the sister missionaries here in the zone because they are also leaders here. We started to see who could find more families in the week! It was a crazy competition both companionships ended up finding like 11 new families! It was awesome! Also in the zone we put are focus on finding new investigators and we found in total 157 and 42 families! It was an awesome week a lot of the other leaders in the mission couldn't believe that we had accomplished it but it was true and a lot of fun! We have a lot of work to do but with the Lords help we will be able to do it! Pray for us and Nelson we really need it!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Well another week has come and gone! Transfers! I got moved back to one of my old zones! I am in Guiamaca as a Zone Leader. We are opening the zone or in other words my companion and I are both new here. Not only that but we are basically opening the area. It's good. I got to the new zone and we are basically all starting from scratch in the zone; we don't have very many baptism dates and they haven't been finding new investigators. I just told my companion that if we want to see changes in the zone we have to be the examples to make it happen. We just started working to find new families to be teaching. We found 5 new families this week. Just about every day that I was here we found a new family to be teaching. Then as we were praying every day to put new baptism dates; I know God heard our prayers! We had an activity here in the branch on Saturday and one guy we have never met showed up so we talked to him and he said he was going to go to church. As we went and passed by all of our investigators to invite them to come to church every one said they were going to go but last minute they all backed out; it was really sad. As we were sitting there waiting this guy, his name is Nelson, showed up out of no where. We then talked to him again and we went and visited him after church. As we were teaching him he explained his desire to change his life and we put him with a baptism date for March 1st. It was such an awesome experience. I know that God is hearing and answering our prayers. It has been a really rough week with lots of problems but I know God is blessing us and if we continue to be humble and diligent he is going to bless us with more success. This really is Gods work and nothing will stop it. His diligent and faithful servants will have success. Pray for Nelson and for us so we can have a great week.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Well another week has come and gone. Crazy how time flies by! This week are transfers and a lot of my really good friends from the first of the mission are going home this week. It blows me away how fast the time goes! This week was a great week! WE have been working hard! This week we had two more baptisms! IT was a lot of fun! We have been working a lot with the zone that we haven't really been working in our own area! WE have been helping the other Elders with a wedding so we have been all over the place trying to get all the paperwork ready! We had a really sweet experience yesterday! We were planning on doing divisions with the young single adults in our branch but as we get there no one had showed up so we had to go look for two! We went and actually found the guy that got married last week and his friend! WE just showed up and luckily they were still in there white shirts and we told him hey lets go we need help! IT was sweet because they didn't even hesitate and we went and did divisions! I went with Yahir the guy that got married last week and it was sweet because we were able to go with a family that has been having problems! I wasn't expecting him to talk that much but it was awesome because he was able to share some experiences that he had. HE was also able to learn how to prepare to have a successful marriage! They are soo excited right now they are really experiencing the blessings of the gospel and are so excited to prepare to go to the temple next year! I love this family they are so great! This week we are still working with ELias to get his papers so he can get married! Pray for him so everything goes well! Love you all
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Well yet another week has come and gone and I don't really know where all the time is going but I wish it wouldn't go away so fast. This week was awesome! We started working with the two families to get the married this week but things didn't worked out as we planned. WE had some problems with the papers for one of the weddings so we are still working with them for this week. The other family Diana and Yahir were able to get married. It was so crazy and we had some many problems we basically sent them all over the country trying to get their papers to get married this week. It was fun and all worth it in the end because they were able to get married and Diana was baptized on Saturday! Her Little brother was baptized as well! IT was awesome. I don't know where so many people have come from. I don't think I have ever seen this many miracles in my whole mission. God has been helping us so much. This week in the zone we had 10 baptisms and 2 families it was crazy. A lot of the people we weren't even planning on baptizing at the start of the week but as we started talking to all of our missionaries more and more people kept coming out of no where. It was awesome because we were able to be zone of the month again for two months straight. God is really blessing us a lot he is providing the people that really need him. WE were comparing the other day my companion and I that the investigators are like the talents. The More investigators that we have and work and help baptize the more God gives us and trusts in us to baptize and as for the missionaries that don't have baptism it's because they don't work their investigators diligently. We have really seen that in this week. Those that work hard and diligently God blesses them with more elect people but those that aren't diligent don't receive the same blessings! I love this work! IT is the best!
This week has been a CRAZY week! We have been working so hard trying to help people accept to be baptized and to come unto Christ! We started last week with a baptism date to see how God opens up the doors for us to help the people! It has been soo fun! Yesterday we had a lot of work to do trying to get the people to church and the Lord blessed us and four of the families that we are teaching came to church with us! We are seeing sooo many miracles in our zone. You can really see the missionaries that are doing their best and that are diligent because the Lord is blessing them and they are having miracles in their areas! WE have seen so many miracles! So many people in these weeks we have found so many chosen people and put baptism dates with the majority of them! I know the Lord knows us better than we know ourselves! HE blesses us for our best efforts. He knows we will not be perfect so he just wants us to be the best we can be! This week is going to be crazy! Pray for Diana and for Elías so that they get married and baptized this week!