Monday, June 26, 2017

The Book of Mormon

This week I’ve based and focused myself a bit more in the Book of Mormon, which is a history of our ancestors that lived in America. I’ve never quite realized just how much it testifies and teaches us of the Doctrine of Christ. Every single page has something to say about Christ and we can learn so much because of that.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is all that we need to live in this life. We must practice faith unto repentance daily. Be baptized with the Holy Ghost. And of course, one of the biggest and hardest steps is endure to the end. Every day is a battle against Satan to be on God’s side and to stay there. If we want to win, we must live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This week we’re going to have a baptism of Shakti. Her family was inactive, but now her Mom, Dad, little sister and her have been to church together 3 times now, and I can tell it’s blessed their life a lot. Shakti is so smart and knows what the right thing to do is. It will be this Friday at 12 in the chapel…you’re all invited!

We continue working, trying to find new investigators, because that’s our channel for baptisms, and we are baptism-hungry! This Friday, after Shakt’s baptism, we’re going to have a Noche Blanca at 7, where 4 people from 3 different wards are going to be baptized. It’s June 30, which is my birthday, and the whole day is gonna be great!!! Hope you all have a fantastic week!


Elder Russon

Monday, June 19, 2017


This week we had our Zone Conference with our Mission President and interviews, which all went super well. In the conference, they spoke about not becoming discouraged, and we spoke about continue working and becoming consistent with the work. Also, every time after interviews, I always feel purified and motivated to work more.

In the Zone, there was a miracle baptism in San Juan. The sisters are there and what happened is their investigator went to some other baptisms in Tequis, and then told them that he wanted to be baptize. So they called President, interviewed him right then and there, and they baptized him, so that was super cool!

Yesterday, we also got a reference from a sister that told us he wants to be baptized. So we put a baptismal date for the thirtieth, because he’s already been to church before, and we’re planning a Noche Blanca that day (where there are several people being baptized that same day, and it’s on my birthday!) He accepted, we just need a miracle to happen that he takes it seriously and prepares himself by that day, less than two weeks!

Things are going well. Honestly, the transfers are just zooming by, the time has never flown by so fast. Even though im well aware of the time, I don’t focus on it, and the days just come and go. But there’s plenty of work still to be done, and time to do it. Love all you guys so much, thanks for your support and have a fantastic week!


Elder Russon


Monday, June 12, 2017

When the Miracles Come

On Tuesday, we started slowing down a bit because we’ve been working real hard for the past two weeks together, and haven’t seen tons of success like we would like. But we didn’t lose the Faith. So in the night, God blessed us with a miracle, Liliana.

We were walking up the street when she approached us and told us that she wants to go to church and be baptized…WHAT?!?! I can tell you right now that that is not a daily occurrence, rather something out of the ordinary. But we got her address and phone number to visit her, and we’ll visit her next week!

Most of her family is Mormon, and she’s been struggling lately, wanting to be a good example for her kids, so her family told her to find us and come to church. It’s always after the trial of our Faith when the miracles come, we always have to be patient, and wait on the Lord’s time.

On Saturday, we participated in the war talent show, without planning on it, and it went rather well, super hilarious!

So it was a good week, little by little the missionary work is progressing here in Colinas. We keep searching and working to baptize!


Elder Russon

Monday, June 5, 2017


After searching two whole weeks with Rowley, and several weeks with Ledesma, we finally found an investigator progressing to be baptized this month!

On Thursday, when we did weekly planning, I started looking through old investigator records and came across Shakti an eleven year old whose parents have been less active for 2 years, and we were teaching over a month ago. We thought about visiting her and got pumped!

So we went immediately to their house without an appointment, and they let us right in. We found out that the other Elders had visited them in the morning which was rather cool. We told them that we felt the need to visit them for Shakti, and we taught them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shakti gave all the perfect answers while her parents got mixed up and answered wrong. But it was awesome, because we fulfilled our purpose as missionaries teaching the doctrine of Christ, and preaching repentance unto the people.

At the end, we invited Shakti to baptism for the 23rd of June, and she said yes hesitating a bit, but then committed herself with the help of her family. They arrived to church 45 minutes early on Sunday, all as a family, so that was incredibly awesome!

I'm definitely learning much more about the Faith. To NEVER doubt, believing Only, and also ready to accept the WILL of God in the end. Faith is sooo much more than I thought, it’s a much bigger concept that we need to grow every day of our lives.


Elder Russon