"And now I seal up these records... and I bid unto all, farewell. I soon
go to rest in the paradise of God. Until my spirit and body shall
again reunite, and I am brought forth triumphant through the air, to
meet you..." (Moroni 10:2,34)
everyone for everything, it's been great. Thanks for all the support
and love, it means more than y'all can know. I'll see you all on
Thursday. LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
How's it all going? Super good I hope! I've included
a few epic pictures from the heights of San Andres, the pueblo in the
back is my area.
So, just because mom asked, I do have a
couple ideas for when I get home. That night, I figure that I will be
getting home fairly late but what I would like to do is just get some
dinner, something to go if we can and just go home and talk for a little
and then go to bed. Then after that all
the normal festivities will begin but that first night I kinda want to
try to maintain still the missionary spirit. That weekend, I do want to have a Rock
Band and pizza party with the crew (I need to meet all the new members
ha ha) and apart from that I just want to eat at all the super good
restaurants (Red Robin, BWW, In and Out, Five Guys, etc.) So that's
pretty much all the plans that I have. Hope we can work it out. Also, I
need to buy new like, everything!
Now, on to
the not baggy stuff. This week was good, a little slow on the finding
end which was our focus but it turned out good because PEDRO IS BEING
BAPTIZED ON SATURDAY!!!!!!! YOU HEARD IT RIGHT FAMILY, I AM NOT LEAVING
THIS AREA EMPTY!!!!! PEDRO IS BEING BAPTIZED ON
SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And he's
really excited about it. Best way ever to leave the mission I think.
We have some other progressing investigators as well. A guy named
Erick who we were able to put a fecha for the 20th of this month.
Really a prepared person, he came to church all 3 hours yesterday and
went to a Stake YSA activity in the afternoon so that's super cool!
this week we'll be finding new investigators and working hard! I love
you all! Sorry this is short but I think mom was right, there's really
not a whole ton more to say. I am so grateful for all that has happened
in the last 2 years, that I was called to the mission I was called to,
that I had the companions that I had, that I had the opportunity to be a
leader in the ways that were permitted, that I was able to meet all the
people that I have met. The good days, the bad days, everything in
between. It has all been so guided by the Lord, by revelation in such a
way that the person who has most benefited by my service is me. I love
this work, I love this gospel, I love the Lord. All I have, I owe to
him, his work, his church, and his gospel. I cannot wait to see you all
but I am going to absolutely kill myself this week working, have to
make it count.
Pics for this week,
just a fun aldea that we went to that sold Walters juice, had to buy it
ha ha. Also I don't remember what one of them is so y'all can guess!
sounds like y'all have had a pretty exciting life lately, especially dad.
Totally jealous of the whole DC thing. One of my goals is to at one
point take trips to both NYC and DC. Two places I really, really want to
get to know. So, who knows when but I hope one day to do it.
Also, cool that y'all could go to the campout! Wish I could have been
there, it's always a truly... unique experience. From the photo I can
tell that this year was no different.
I dunno if this is like super selfish but I might not write a ton of
people this week or the next couple until I come home. It's nothing
against anyone but I just...figure that I can just talk to y'all soon, sorry for the inconvenience
and for all those that are so faithful in writing, thank you so much,
the effort and love is not lost on me. Y'all rock!!!!!!!!
now on to me, this week was good, we were working very very hard and we
have a few investigators that are progressing. Pedro was in church as
always but for some reason just doesn't want to accept a fecha but we're
working hard with that. We have a couple young men that came to church
as well so that's good. Things are going well. I love you all, sorry
this is so short but I'll see you all soon.
BEFORE ANYTHING, HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO THE BESTEST DAD IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YA DUDE! HOPE IT WAS GREAT!!!
is it going there? Hope things are going well. Glad that y'all are
making a few preparations for my homecoming, I have a few ideas of
things I want to do when I get home. If you want, I'll share, if not,
they'll be secrets until I get back. ;-)
Also, I GOT
THE PACKAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That marks 3 perfect
years of package sending to Guatemala, the Lord does bless us in the
little things. AND THE PACKAGE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ha ha. Love it. Thank you so much and the gift was AWESOME as well!! I
included a few pics of the fun stuff inside! LOVE YOU ALL!!!
As for our week it was really
good. Bacilio has kinda disappeared, we can't find him and he hasn't been
to church in two weeks now so we really don't know what to think there,
seems like he might have gotten spooked or something, I dunno. We'll go
this week but honestly, I don't know what will happen.
We do have Pedro however, he's
still doing good. He almost didn't come to church because his brother
invited him to go to an evangelical church this week and he was like
"it's all the same so maybe I won't go to San Cristobal anymore" so we
were like "it's not the same" and he was like, "okay, I guess I'll go
then" So that turned out alright. We're going tomorrow with President
Bautista tomorrow to hopefully put the fecha. So he's going well. The
fecha would be for the 29th which is also my 2 year mark which is also
less than 2 weeks away. Weird. But I love it :)
Also things are going great with
Brayan, our less active, we're also going tomorrow with them with
President, that's actually the reason that he wanted to come out so
that'll be fun, hopefully he can exercize a good influence there :) They
are just super cool with us, but there's a difference between being
super cool and going to church ha ha. We want to clear that gap.
also have a few other positive investigators but they're progressing
slowly. But we do have a lot of hope for the area, things are always
slow at the beginning so it's actually going pretty well :) We're stoked.
I love the mission, I love my area, love my comp, it's all going great. A
great way to finish I think, I think. Not sure if I'm ready to finish
but I'm stoked to see all of you.
First off, glad that everyone was able to have an
enjoyable week either in Texas or at home, sounds like a lot of fun!
Wish I could have been there but that's how things happen sometimes ha ha. As for me, I'm super stoked, I told mom but I'll let y'all know, about my
sacrament meeting talk topic! It's about the covenants we make. I'm sure that nobody but the Lord really
knows how much I have studied covenants in the last few months and I
have gained a love and sincere appreciation for these sacred promises
that we make, I'm very very excited to be able to share a little about
what I have learned. Seriously, there could not have been a better
topic for me.
as for my week, it was actually really, really good. We were really
able to get down to work with one of our 2 less actives. His wife and daughter are not members and he has had almost no
contact with the church for 10 years. But he got really stoked about
family history, so we took him to the chapel this week so that he could
get started on his family history and we showed them the church and all
that good stuff so that was fun :) The only problem there is that he
works on Sundays, he works in a tienda type thing right in front of the
Catholic church so people walk out of mass and just buy a ton of food
and stuff so is the best day sales wise. But we're working hard.
Progressing are basically the same
people, Pedro came to church again, that's 3 times in a row, he even beat
us there yesterday! We hope to put a fecha with him this week, I
think he definitely could be baptized this month, it's just a matter of
helping him understand the doctrine, even on a very basic level. But
we're working hard with him. He has a desire to follow God, we couldn't
even teach him this week because he wasn't home all week but he still
showed up to church. Pretty cool.
Bacilio didn't come to church, we
have to figure out what's going on there, he said he'd go last week.
He just is having such a hard time with Joseph Smith and all that
stuff, we got him to ask God in prayer at the end of our last cita and I
could feel the spirit really well but we're just praying that
he can recognize it.
Also, there is another investigator that we've had on
and off, it's really hard to find him. But he's now going through a
difficult time in his life and he's really looking for help. He also
came to church yesterday, he only stayed for Sacrament meeting but he
came, by himself so that was super cool. He also knows a member. The problem is his wife, she's Catholic so we're
really praying for a miracle there! But I have seen many miracles and
many people change so we're just being faithful!
for everyone else, there's a couple people but those would be the most
positive. This week was really good, we had more member lessons than
another area in my district. So that made us feel good. But yeah, things are going good, I know I'm going to
leave this area strong with a good pool of investigators, officially one
month from tomorrow I walk through the door of the house, kinda weird
to think about, like, I am excited but I also just don't really believe
it... I keep expecting President to call me and be like "PSYCH! You'll be
here another year" but I don't think that will happen ha ha. But I'm
feeling good. We're working VERY hard and starting to see fruit.