Monday, March 12, 2018
This past two years have passed incredibly fast. I can honestly say they've been the best two years of my life up to this point in my life and for that I am eternally gratefully. The mission has taught me so many things and I can see a much better course for my life had I not taken the decision to serve a mission. I'm so grateful for both the hard and fun times I've had and all the people I've come to known. Truly this is God's work and glory and we're all brothers and sisters of one big family all trying to return to God's presence.
I know with all my heart that this is Christ's church upon the earth which has been restored to the fullness through the prophet Joseph Smith. We are led by a modern prophet, Russel M Nelson, who holds all the keys of the priesthood which is God's power here on earth. Jesus Christ is the head of the church and He leads it.
I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is what helps us get back on our feet after we fall down, time after time and through it, we can help many other people as well.
I love the mission and all the experiences I've had here. Can't believe I'll be home , and now I'm starting the next one! We'll see y'all soon and hope you have a wonderful week!
Monday, March 5, 2018
So we met with a few missionaries to plan for the noche blanca and it looks like we'll have between 22-24 baptisms that night in one chapel along with several others in different areas of the mission. I'm excited, it'll be my last weekend here. Alvaro and Silvia are preparing well for their baptism, they've already come 4 times to church and know several of the members.
We also get a lot of support from the ward and the members. It's one of the biggest and strongest wards in the mission. We also went to ward counsel the first time this week and they were very atent with us and wrote down a task list of things we asked them for help.
Things are going very well, and I'm excited to see y'all! It sure has been the best 2 years of my life!
Monday, February 26, 2018
On Tuesday we went to Irapuato and later Leon to do some divisions with the Elders. In the whole week we did 5, but it was nice and I feel like we were able to help the missionaries be more motivated to work and enjoy the mission. The week FLEW by, but we got a lot of things done.
I was also very happy because on Sunday we brought 7 of our investigators to church, and it turned out very well. Alvaro and Silvia had some struggles this week, rather strong in their marriage, but we visited and talked with them trying to help out and have them place their faith in God. We passed by Sunday morning to remind both of them to come to church and Silvia flat out told us she wasnt going to go, and she was washing clothes. But Alvaro was firm on coming and arrived 20 minutes early. After we left their house, I did a simple prayer in my heart asking God to help her come to church. At 12:30 she miraculously came to church exercising her great faith by coming, it was super awesome!
Things are going well, love you all and hope all is well, have a great week!
Monday, February 19, 2018
Hola! Que tal amigos!
This week went pretty well, we were busy looking for new investigators from several previous contacts we had done, but they weren't home or didn't answer. We also used the members list looking for people and I'm pretty sure all of them were abandoned houses, hijole!
But, nevertheless, Alvaro and Silvia came to church for their second time and are very firm on being baptized! for the noche blanca, woojoo! Things are going well and I'm enjoying the last little time I've got here in the Lords vineyard, it's wonderful!
Have a great week!
Monday, February 12, 2018
This week went well. Lately we've been finding several new investigators as well as leaving some who aren't progressing. We're basically filtering them to find those that are prepared to be baptized. And we have 3 different families who seem to be progressing well and could be baptized before I leave, hopefully, 10 in total. We're doing our part, and always hope for the best!
Monday, February 5, 2018
Just a little over a week ago we found a family, Alvaro, Silvia and Oscar. We taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ inviting them to baptism at the end and they accepted for, my last week in the mission. It'll also be a Noche Blanca for the entire mission, attached is a flyer of how it will be.
The family came to church yesterday. We went with them in a taxi arriving 30 minutes early and still left for another family. But everything turned out great with them in church. You could feel the spirit so strong and they are deeply committed to being baptized. They shared their personal experiences in the classes and said hi to everyone. It's great because we have several great members in the ward who came to greet them and be friends.