Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Last One
Hola hola hola!!
Wow conference was awesome. We had the opportunity to listen to all of the sessions and had lots of investigators that came with us and were able to feel the spirit as the profets and apostles testified.
Time is moving really fast and I want to take advantage of every second of it, so as Elder Jacobsen has been known to do, I am going to make a rash decision that might not please everyone. This will be my last email. Dont worry about me, I will be fine for six weeks.
The Lord has blessed me in ways that I cant even describe in these last two years and I dont have words to describe what I have felt. I know that the Lord lives and that this is his true church. I love you guys a whole lot and am greatful for how you have helped me in these two years.
See you real soon
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Spring CleaningHola hola hola!!!
Whoo it is hot!! Really hot! I love the sun down here, and I could not be happier. We had a good week, with a new family in church, a zone conference and lots of miles on the bici.
Zone conference went really well, we had a nice spirit and the missionaries left motivated to give one degree more. President put us in charge of his hotel room here in linares, but all the hotels were booked with a convention of a big company, so we searched and searched to get him a room somewhere. We finally found a little hotel in the city center, but we werent able to see the room before he got there......lets just say he wont be going back hahahaha
We have a new family in teaching. The family caseras! They were a contact we did at 8:59 last sunday night when we could have just called it a night. Instead we contacted the dad and he let us in. We shared a 10 min lesson and committed them all to baptism. THey are progressing really well and came to church this week!
All is well down here. Get ready to listen to a profets voice!
I hope you guys arent sick about hearing about the rain...because that is all that it has done here for 3 weeks. Today the sun is out in full force, but it has been a while. The worst part is that my bike splashes mud on my butt the whole day so now my garments look like I have had some bad accidents haha. However the work is great and the lords love is in full bloom!
We had the baptism of Jordan this week. It was a special experience for him and his entire family....it was also my first baptism in a branch...and lets just say that the organization was a little below par. That has probably been my biggest challenge so far this change. Everyone here has a very laid back attitude and there is a mysterious "no one" that walks around. Meaning if something bad happens whos fault was it? "no ones" If we need a volunteer to come on visits or to clean the chapel he shows up again "no one" haha. But we are working through it and seeing progress.
Tomorrow we have zone conference and elder barrera and I have be preparing all week. We are going to talk about "good, better, and best" and compare it to being a succesful missionary. Wish us luck!
Oh and Linares is the orange capital of Mexico.....the blossoms are in full bloom!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
One word to describe this week...well three....rain and mud. Yep we made it through an entire week of straight rain, which means the streets turn to mud and the bikes get even more interesting. The back of all my shirts have a nice line of brown where the tire throws up the muddy water ha.... and I bet Marc Ecco didnt know his shoes also make great brakes, but he has it going on.
It was also a challenging week as far as the work goes. Our baptism fell on us on sunday morning, and those who were committed did not come because of the rain. However we can see the the lord is building us up and we will be able to see miracles before this change is over. Elder Barrera and I are working hard and I know that the lord has special blessings waiting for us.
Love you all!
Monday, March 9, 2015
Hola hola hola!!
Well my whole world has been thrown for a spin...you will never be able to guess what happened with changes......I am with Elder Barrera agian!! Yep haha I am on round two with another comp, this one is a lot different though because we are best friends. My new area is also the farthest in the mission, a little pueblito called linares!! There are cows and goats roaming the streets and we are on bikes..the first time in my entire mission! I really could not be happier, this is a dream change!
This first week has been something else...my butt hurts real bad, and my clothes are super muddy, but my smile is huge. We have been able to work really hard this week and clear up a lot of errors that the missionaries had in this zone the last couple of changes. We have been talking to everyone and actually have a baptism on sunday! It is also my first time in a branch so I got a kick out of the services on sunday....especially the guy that took off his boots and started cutting his toenails.
The Lords work is moving strong, and the the work in Linares just got a little bit more fuel!