Monday, July 17, 2017

WEEK 47


conferencia de zona

Hola familia! 
Decidí que voy a escribirles en español esta semana. jaj estoy bromeando. 

So this week was pretty good. We had a family home evening with a family of investigators and we invited another family in the ward. The dad is an ex mission president and the lesson was really good. The investigator family has a daughter on a mission but she is the only member of the fam. They are still not members and she gets back in 2 weeks haha. but we have a baptism date for them so that is good! 

We had zone conference this week and it was pretty good! 

Sometimes I think that blessings come in the form of food haha.. not sure why but this week a bunch of members gave us food this week, and also some investigators, and even a contact haha. We ate really well this week. 

This is the last week of the change so I might be getting a new comp. 

I played some ball this morning for fun, basketball and also soccer.. I won basketball but my soccer skills are lacking haha. 

Love and miss you guys a ton. 
Siemper Sonreír :) 
and a small reminder to read the scriptures..... do the small things por favor
If you expect to change for the better you gotta do change the small things first... 
love yoooooooooou 

Monday, July 10, 2017

WEEK 46


Happy 4th of July!!

So this week has been pretty good. It was hard to find people this week. A lot were not home ha.. 
I had divisions with a companionship in my district. I went to their area and it was pretty good. We had a really good lesson and set a baptismal date. That was a good experience. 

We ate at a members this last week and I felt like I was back in the US. We ate ribs, baked potato, and corn on the cob. and also root beer and it was the first time since the ccm that I drank root beer. 

We are really working hard with the investigators we have and we put 5 baptismal dates. We are trying to prepare them for that date. One thing that we have been explaining with them is that they need to search for the answer that this is the true church. Sometimes people just expect an answer to come to them without doing anything. But it does not work like that. If we have this desire in our heart to find the truth it will take a little effort on our part to find it. The ways we can find the answers is by reading the scriptures, praying, and going to the church. Maybe these things seem small and easy but many times we feel like we do not need to do these things. These are the small things that we can do. So that we can find an answer and also that we can have the spirit with us always. As we do this we can feel the Holy Ghost and receive a witness that these things are right and true and of God. As we do this we will gain a testimony and maintain the testimonies we have. My testimony in these things have grown tremendous in my mission and I have this desire for you guys to find this answer find this feeling find this testimony and you will see a difference for the better in your life. 1 nephi 10:19 ether 12:6  

Love you guys mucho and wish the best for all of you. 
Siempre Sonreír :) 
do the small things 
just do it 
ATE CHINESE FOOD
 SOME WEIGHTS THAT ARE MADE OF TIN CANS AND CONCRETE...HAHA
 THE 4TH OF JULY TIE!
 A FAMILIA IN THE WARD.....WE MADE NUTELA CHEESECAKE

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

WEEK 45


One other week in Mexico

Not too much to tell you guys this week. It was pretty normal. We are still finding some good people that have a lot of potential. I am seeing this area picking up a little which is good. 

We have been struggling with getting investigators to the church but this Sunday we were pleasantly surprised to see that some went. One mother and her daughter went to church! Her other daughter is on a mission! But she still hasn't wanted to join the church. We have been teaching them and they are super good. They looked really happy at church. I am hoping to put a baptismal date with them this week. 

We recently found an investigator and she is 22 and she has seen a lot of death in her family and she lost a baby young. But we talked a little of the plan of salvation and she says that she knows that she is going to see her baby again because she can feel God in her life. We then explained that she is right. The spirit was strong. 

That's cool that Brit visited you guys! I wish I could have a visit haha. I miss the fam and the farm haha glad to see that you guys are doing good. 

Love you 
Siempre Sonreír :) 
do the small things... not a suggestion ;) 
1 nephi 10: 19

SORRY FOR THE LACK OF FOTOS...BUT I ATE A GIANT CHEESEBURGER HAHA



Monday, June 26, 2017

WEEK 44


10 Months!

So this week I hit 10 months. Pretty crazy how fast it is going. 
I had divisions with my district this week so I wasn't in my area a bunch. 
I have starting teaching English classes at the church so that is different. It's not too hard because I know English haha.. 

We have been finding some prepared people this week. With 2 of the new people we have had this week they said that they would get baptized if they come to know the truth. When we tell people that there is a church that Jesus established and that we have this same church they think that it is too good to be true. Sometimes we take the knowledge we have of this for granted. We really are so blessed that we have this church and we can be on the straight and narrow path. All we need to do is get on it. 

So this Saturday I was fortunate enough to be able to go to a baptism in my old area with someone that I taught. She was super ready and prepared and she loves the church. I'm glad I could be apart of that. 

I miss you guys and love you guys a bunch. 
Siempre Sonreír :) and remember to do the small things 
Alma 41:10 
SUN SETTING

A KID THAT GOT BAPTIZED, WASN'T AN INVESTIGATOR

THE DAY IN THE MISSION FOR YOUNG MEN

FANNY'S BAPTISM :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

WEEK 43


Feliz día de Padre

Happy Father's Day!!! 

In priesthood this Sunday we talked about fathers since it was father's day, and they talked on how fathers should try to be like our Heavenly Father. After they asked us to say something that we are grateful for from our fathers. I just want to say that I am super grateful for the examples that I have had in my life. I am grateful for the work ethic that I have learned and to have dignity in my life. You Dad, have taught me more things than you can think of and probably more than I can think of but one thing that I like is that you taught me that if there is something to be done we do it and that it is possible . Even if it is something that's not as fun we need to man up and do it. I have noticed how that has helped me in my life and especially in my mission. Whether it is spiritual or earthly you have taught me the importance of being diligent. Can't thank you enough for that. You are truly a leader and I hope to have more of your traits as I go on in life. Super grateful for Grandpa also and you 2 have a lot of the same traits that I admire. And I miss the farm a lot hah. 

So this week has been pretty interesting. My new comp has 5 months in the mission and has only 6 weeks in this area so he doesn't know much of it either. But we are working hard. And fun fact is that my comp is 26 years old.  My whole area is a steep hill...ugh 

This week the stake had an activity of " a day in the mission" I had a 17 year old kid with me all day as a comp. It was pretty good. The kid only has 2 months as a member of the church so it was cool to talk to him. 

I am still district leader this change and still doing normal district leader things. 

We talked to a recent convert this week. she was baptized 2 weeks ago, and she is super cool. She said that she has felt a happiness that she has never felt in her whole life and how the best present that she could give someone is the gospel and the happiness it brings to lives of people. 

Other than that its been a normal week.. misss and love you guys a lot.. Remember to do the small things. Alma 37:6-7 
Siempre Sonreír :) 

Monday, June 12, 2017

WEEK 42


Changes!

So this has been a little more of an interesting week haha.
 
So this week was pretty good. We found some good and prepared people and then with one of the families that we teach we put a baptismal date for them. They really do want to change their life and they have felt the spirit in their lives. They are a family of 5 but one of the daughters is 7 so she can't yet .. she was a little bummed out haha. 

Soooooooooooo.... I'm moving out of my area of madero 2 ... we had transfers. So I'm staying in the zone of Cuautepec but I'm moved to the area of Pastora 2. The whole area is a hill so that will be fun. My new companion is Elder Velez. He is from Puerto Rico and has 4 months in his mission. He talks super different haha. 

I had to say bye to the members and investigators so that is always hard but I'm ready to work in this area to try to improve it. 

I love and miss you guys! 
Ether 12: 27 
Siempre Sonreír! ;) 

me riding a moped hah not really

 Elder Fleming and I with our kids .. " the people we train" 

we made coke floats 

SAYING BYE TO SOME INVESTIGATORS



SAYING BYE TO SOME MEMBERS



HOME GREETING FROM NEW COMPANION

NEW COMPANION...ELDER VELEZ


Monday, June 5, 2017

WEEK 41


Los Sentimientos Del Espíritu

Hola Familia!
 
So this week has been a pretty normal week. We had the Zone Conference this week. It was good. We talked about the gathering of Israel and how it is super important to share the gospel to others and to be apart of the gospel also. 
We received this reference from a recent convert that was baptized in a different area, her name is Fany. She is 22 and we has been going to church and we were finally able to talk with her this Sunday. I asked how she feels going to church. She said that she feels love and peace and more happy. In that moment I know that she has received a witness from the Holy Ghost that this is the Church of Jesus Christ and that it is the true Church. In that lesson I put a baptismal date for her. She will be baptized 24 of June. It is amazing to be able to see the changes in peoples lives as they live in accordance with the gospel. She is such a happy person and I know it is because she has made these changes in her life. 

Today we went to Chili's and for a moment I felt like I was in the US haha I ate some good ribs. But we went outside and realized that this is Mexico haha. 

That's good that they got the cows up to the la cebolla grande haha I wish that I could have been there for that . Makes me miss working.. especially with farming season. 

Miss and love you guys un buen.   
Mosiah 2 :41 
Siempre Sonreír :) 
A DRAWING ELDER FLEMING MADE
 A MARSH WE FOUND
 REMINDED ME OF HOME
US EATING AT CHILI'S
 HAD SOME RIBS.......YUM

 ZONE CONFERENCE