Monday, May 29, 2017

Changes, We got changes!

May 22, 2017
 
Elder Rowley
Hey y'all!

This week flew by and yesterday we got our changes for the mission. Honestly, during the day I forgot several times that the change was over and that it was already time for changes again. We weren't expecting any changes for us, but in the end, we had changes. I'm staying here another change as Zone Leader with Elder Rowley, who goes home this change. He's from Lehi, Utah, and we were in the same district for 4 changes in a row a while back. He's pretty cool, we'll have a sweet change together!

This week Elder Ledesma and I had lots of success. We've been contacting 15 contacts almost every day and have been working on teaching Impact Lessons. These 2 things are super important to be able to baptize. It's something that I finally learned last week when one of the assistants came to work with us for a day. They baptized 10 or 11 last change, which is a TON! And now I'm starting to apply it more effectively, and we'll be teaching it to our zone. 8 of the 9 companionship's had changes this time, and I'm super pumped to see what this change will bring us! To baptize, baptize, BAPTIZE!!!

Anyways, things are going well, the time is just Flying by. I can't believe its almost been two months since I completed the year mark on the mission. But things are going well, love you guys tons!

Love,

Elder Russon
 

Elder Ledesma


 

Work Week

May 15, 2017

This week has gone by rather fast and hard. We’ve been very busy with many things like divisions and trying to find new investigators mainly. We've walked so many miles in the baking sun, knocking doors, giving out pass along cards, etc. All in hopes of finding someone. But this week, hasn’t had so much luck. We found one new investigator.

But, we will be very focused this week on finding new investigators through the many references that the ward gave us, which was great. Ive really learned that we cant have investigators in church, with a baptismal date, or baptisms, if we don’t have new investigators. We ALWAYS have to keep finding new people to teach!

The phone call home for Mother’s Day was interesting, but turned out very well. It feels rather normal to talk to them face to face in the feeling that not much has changed, even though in reality, so many things have changed.

We have transfers the end of this week. Most of our zone will have transfers, so well be busy on Monday.
I'm excited to see what new changes will come.

Not many new things going on other than that. Thanks for all your support and things you do for others. I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Love,

Elder Russon
Elder Campos

Elder Malerva

Water Balloon Volleyball with the district...

...and Little Cesar's Pizza!

Busy, busy, busy!

Elder Caballero
May 8, 2017

Literally not much time this week, but if flew by. We had a big activity going on every single day. 

Tuesday, we worked the whole day in another area with divisions, and went to seminary at 530 that morning. 
Wednesday, we had a surprise meeting with all the Zone Leaders, the assistants, and President.
Thursday, we had a zone conference with President.
Friday, we had interviews, and more divisions. 
Saturday, we had a successful ward missionary activity.

So...lots of things going on, I just hope to be able to do it all, have a great week!

And most of all...HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

Love,

Elder Russon
HUMP DAY Shirt!
 

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

La Noche Blanca!

On Saturday, the three zones in Queretaro had a "White Night"! There were 32 baptisms in one night. It was a pretty great program, we sang as a missionary choir a obout 60 missionaries a Prpphets prayer, and families can be together forever. At the end, the family Mejorada arrived, the old mission president and his family, it was unbelievable. We all went and said hi, and talked a bit. Overall, it was a great night!

 

I want to share something of what our bishop shared with the ward council yesterday. He talked about our spiritual level, and the importance of keeping it high so we don't lose our testimony. If we don't strive to feel the spirit, our testimony grows weak, and we soon become slow to prayer, reading the scriptures, and attending church. And when we do that, we've lost our testimony of Christ's restored church upon the earth. It is incredibly important that we always strive to keep our testimonies alive. I'm sure we've all been at points in our lives when our testimonies are weak, and we think that we can't go on. But I promise you that it is worth it to take another step, to keep trying to move forward and trying to feel the spirit. It's not easy, but it welcome. I know it because I know that God love's His children!

 

Something cool that happened this past week is that they dropped the required assistance to church, for investigators to be baptized from 5 to 3. So now there will be even more baptisms! We just have to be sure that they are truly ready for their baptism!

 

The times is honestly flying way too fast, and I feel like finishing the mission is just around the corner. But there's lots more work to do. We're all in this work together, and we can't forget the commandments and covenants we've made with God. We must serve til the end!


Love,

Elder Russon