Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Miracle Baptism

April 17, 2017 

On Wednesday, our investigator Ana called me and said something urgent happened, and wanted us to come over. We got to her house, and she immediately began crying as she told us that her boyfriend she was living with took all his stuff, left a note, and left for Mexico City in the morning. She was really sad, but my companion Elder Ledesma started comforting and teaching her about Jesus Christ.

After he spoke, the thought of Baptism was just running into my head, and I told her that. She said she was thinking a lot about that too. So I simply invited her to be baptized, and she was thrilled saying, 'Sure! Whenever, what day?' So that was an awesome experience. On Friday, she had her baptismal interview, and on Thursday she was baptized by the first Elder that she met, Elder Ramirez. Then the Bishop confirmed her on Sunday, so that was super awesome! A Miracle Baptism!

Yesterday, I had a pretty cool experience translating all of sacrament meeting to English for a guy from Utah who is traveling for work (Honda.) As I translated for the Patriarch, he shared the story of when Jesus Christ was talking with Peter, 'Peter, do you love me?' And he responded, 'Lord, thou knowest that I love you.' As I translated that whole story, I felt the spirit so strong, I felt it run directly through me as I testified of it, super cool experience.

This week has gone well, rather fast, packed with several different things going on. Something I'm seeing more is that the miracles come more often when we strive to contact, which is when we are showing our faith to God that we want to find and teach His children, and we want to do His will. That is when He blesses us. I KNOW this is the Church of Jesus Christ upon the earth, and I hope you all have a Great week!

Love,

Elder Russon




Monday, April 17, 2017

One Year!

April 10, 2017


I now have one entire year on the mission!!! Last Thursday, as I was on divisions with Elder Sierra from New York City, I celebrated the year with some treats in the night. It wasn’t a big deal, but it was enough to be content with all I’ve done in one year! My son, Elder Macias, also got permission to congratulate me that same day, super awesome!

As far as it goes here in the area, we finally have an investigator with a baptismal date!!! Her name is Juana-Angela, and soon after her, her husband should be following into the waters of baptism! I’m super excited for that! This week, we’ve also been contacting a lot as usual and finding new investigators to teach. I’m seeing a bit more hope and success!

So, last Friday, Elder Kester and I went to the hospital Angeles because Kester wasn’t feeling good. Turns out that he had appendicitis. So the member doctor and I gave him a blessing at 11 pm, and they operated on him an hour later, and they took out his appendix. We were in the hospital til Sunday afternoon. But he’s still in recuperation now with his new companion, and he’s doing alright.

We had changes, Elder Kester went as a ‘’Traveling Assistant’’, and there’s actually now 4 Assistants in the mission, something new. I moved to Zone Leader 1 here in the same area, now with Elder Ledesma as my companion. This should be a fun/quick change. The last one flew out the window.

Love,

Elder Russon




General Conference 2017 And The Year Mark!

​April 3, 2017

This week went very well. I went to prepare my visa for renewal at immigration in Queretaro. They fixed a problem, and this week I should be getting my new visa for another year! Can’t believe I’ve reached the half way mark.

Along with that of course is the BIG TALK – CoNfErEnCe!!! Some super great talks. I felt that everyone who spoke invited us to repent, testified of God’s Plan, and asked us to practice Faith in God and Jesus Christ. They always purify the doctrine and prevent us from contaminating it. They stressed about resisting temptation, being worthy, etc. Our goal is to return to live with God for eternal life, and that is what truly matters. But to accomplish that we must exercise Faith and Repent. It was a great Conference!


Love,

Elder Russon



Service, Working with Members, and Missionary Activities

March 27, 2017

This week, we had our Family History activity, but only 15 members came and one investigator. But we really didn’t have much time to plan and give time for people to really consider coming. But the other thing is that people really don’t want commitments, which is super difficult, because we are a covenant making people, all we do is make commitments with people to come closer to Christ. Anyways, we’ll try it again in the future and improve on committing people with more time.

So just thinking this week, I really feel that we need to focus more on finding ways to give service, working better with the members for references, and having more missionary activities. Three ways we can find more people. We’re really focused on just finding people to teach.

So things are going pretty well. I keep thinking more about ways that I can  progress and become better. I realize more how important it is that we progress in this life. We never reach a certain level in life where we can say we made it, I’ve done all I can. There will always be something more we can do to become better. We’re here to be tried and progress, to show we want to follow God, and that is all that matters.

General conference is this weekend, and I’m PuMpEd!!! I encourage all of you to sincerely pray and fast to receive help in your trials that you’re facing, and I know of a surety that if you do, there will be something that can help you from conference this weekend!

We’ll catch y'all after a great conference weekend! Enjoy!

Love,

Elder Russon




Finding New People

March 20, 2017 
In the area, we’re lacking investigators to teach. I’m really realizing the importance and need of baptizing souls unto Christ and teaching repentance, but if we don’t have anyone to teach, we can’t baptize. We have 14 people that we are currently teaching, but none are really progressing. So we’re going to be focusing lots more on finding new people. We’ve been spending lots of time contacting lately, and I really don’t have much fear to contact at all. More than anything, it’s almost like a fun game to play. So many funny things can happen as we contact people. Just in the way they act or use words, it’s hilarious!

This Friday, we planned an activity for family history. We’re inviting all members, investigators and contacts to come and participate, to know and find their ancestors, “their family." We’re surely hoping to find some new investigators for that. Honestly for the long last while, there haven’t been many investigators to teach, so were mainly focused on that, its definitely hard, but very necessary.

I’ve also been learning more about the importance of studying the scriptures and having doctrinal knowledge. It helps us grow spiritually so much. The more we knowledge we have, the more we can understand God’s plan for us and how to implement it into our lives and help others. Gospel knowledge rocks, haha!

Here’s a cool scripture I read this week, I put it in Spanish so you guys can have fun with that!: “Los angeles hablan por el poder del Espiritu Santo; por lo que declaran las palabras de Cristo. Por tanto, os dije: Deleitaos en las palabras de Cristo; porque he aqui, las palabras de Cristo os diran todas las cosas que debeis hacer.” - 2 Nefi 32:3

Well, que tengan una buena semana!!!

Love,

Elder Russon
 



 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Re: La Pena de Bernal Pics Again

Peña de Bernal, Bernal, Querétaro

Bernal Peña stands majestically in the landscape 
of the village of Bernal , Queretaro and is recognized 
as the third monolith of the world's largest stone 
after the Rock of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean Sea 
Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 4:30 PM, Scott Tanner Russon <scott.russon@myldsmail.net> wrote:
Sorry, I had to send it again because of access rights, hope this works!

Love,

Elder Russon

La Pena de Bernal Pics

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Love,

Elder Russon