Monday, February 27, 2017

Here We Go As Zone Leader!

So, we had changes! Elder Romero and Hernandez are going to stay here in Arbide. I got called as Zone Leader in Queretaro, zone Arcos! This one change in Leon went by waaay too fast, lots of things are happening. My new companion is Elder Kester, who is from Springville Utah, haha, super close to home. He was assistant to President 2 changes ago, so I’ll be learning a lot from him! I'm pretty excited and nervous to be zone leader, it’s a lot more responsibility and pressure, but that's just how it goes!

This week I interviewed 3 people for baptism, and it was fantastic! All 3 were baptized, and I learned a lot from the spirit as I interviewed them. I look forward to meeting a lot more people!

On Saturday, we had a, ‘’Noche Blanca.”  It's where the whole zone meets together with those who are going to be baptized and it’s a big program. President Williamson and the Stake President came to speak, and we as a zone, sang two musical numbers, we sounded pretty great! There were 10 baptisms, and for the month of February, our zone had a total of 15 baptisms, we were the best zone out of the 7 zones of the mission!

I’m super excited for this next change! I'm going to pass one year on the mission, which means I’ll have to renew my Mexico visa, and it’ll be General Conference too! I’m really excited for all of that!

I KNOW this is the church of Jesus Christ, and we are all involved in this great and marvelous missionary work! I really hope all of you have a solid week! 

Elder Russon

Monday, February 20, 2017

Contacting Challenge!

This week flew by! On Thursday, we had a competition between the district with the Zone Leaders, on who could find the most future investigators in one day by contacting. My companions and I won, we contacted 101 people and received 28 future investigators. It was sweet! All together, we contacted 267 people, and received 84 future investigators!

The district is going well, we'll be having 7 baptisms this week in the district. Its awesome to be able to see the progress of the district, it's also very tiring, but it's worth it! This week is the last week of the change, I just can't believe it. It flew by way fast! We'll find out on Sunday who goes and stays, most likely Elder Hernandez will be leaving.

The mission is going well. As I heard from a friend a long time ago, who's on the mission, it's the most stretching thing I've ever done. It's true, the mission changes and molds lives, and it's hard. But the end result is priceless. As far as that goes, I'm doing well, but still lots more to learn!

Love you all, and may you have a greeeat week!!!


Elder Russon

Monday, February 13, 2017

Great Things Are Happening!!!

Well, another week has passed. We've been working well even with Elder Romero still in recovery during the week. He's healed quick and is doing good. This coming week should be more work happening, instead of being stuck in the house sometimes, 'cuz Romero shouldn't be in the sun for these 2 weeks.

We found a very well prepared investigator who is READY to join the church. She started listening to the missionaries a year ago, and has been preparing ever since. She reads a lot from the Book of Mormon, has the LDS library app on her phone, has a deep desire to learn more about the gospel, and has felt the spirit frequently with us. Her name is Fatima, and her boyfriend is a return missionary. So we're excited for her!

Today, we had a sweet P-day with a member who took us to a close by mountain called Sierra de Lobos. It's about average compared with Utah nature, but its the best thing I've seen and experienced in 10 months! We arrived, went hiking, had a fire, and cooked meat for lunch. It was great. And the member we went with finished his mission in Mexico City about 2 years ago, he's super cool!

Things are going well, I'm just continually amazed at how fast the time is sailing. I love the work, and hope with all my might that I can do and give all possible first for the Lord, and second for the people. The missionary work is fantastic!!!


Elder Russon

Monday, February 6, 2017

Operation: Hospital Week

My companion Elder Romero had surgery on his head for a bunch of pain hes had, for a long time. That's why were in a trio. So I stayed with him in the hospital from Wednesday night til Friday morning. It was really nice and weird to stay in the hospital as a missionary.

After the hospital, we basically stayed in the house the rest of the week. The doctor told Romero he can't leave the house for 2 weeks. So we have to find a member every time to do divisions to visit people. This whole week that comes, we'll be working much more with members to be able to work. We're pretty much stuck in the house til we find someone to help us.

Things are going well, we're learning as a companionship. Today, I complete 10 months on the mission, wow, can't believe it! I feel experienced, and that the mission is the mission, and I feel like I'll be home way soon, which motivates me to do all that I can with the time I still have.

PS - I heard the super bowl was yesterday...but I don't even have a clue who played or won, or anything. Hope y'all enjoyed it, haha!


Elder Russon