Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Well i started out this last week going up to Tuxtla Gutierrez which was 6 hours on a bus. The bus ride was pretty boring, but i got to know this guy that was sitting next to me and teach him about the gospel for like an hour! We need to be representatives for good wherever we are. I went up to Tuxtla with all of the other missionaries that were going to train the incoming missionaries. i was the only one that was there for immigration purposes so the next day when i was supposed to go up to the immigration office, everyone was too busy to take me and since it closed at 1 pm i had to stay an unanticipated extra day. It turned out to be an amazing experience because i got to meet a lot of mew missionaries and a bunch that were going home too. The best part of that night was that i was able to work with the assistants to the president in there area for like 2 hours! Elder Ibarra and Brass are truly giants in the mission field! i learned so much from them! Also they had a baptism that night! Elder Borren and Gervais (the assistants that were going home the next day) were also there and Elder Gervais was able to baptize the sister! What an example they have given me. I want to baptise the night before i go home! that would be amazing! Elder Borren and Gervais are so awesome and they really impacted my life and i will never forget them. The bus ride back was pretty boring, but i finally made it back home late wednesday night! hahaha I was so happy to get back to work! Its weird how the happiest times on my mission are when we are working hahaha My companion and i have big plans for this transfer (6weeks)! We really went hard in the 4 days we had to work and we practically had the same numbers in the previous week! We are going to keep working with diligence and be completely obedient to the mission rules. I know that if we do that we will begin to see the miracles in our area.
We went on exchanges with 2 young men from my ward that are thinking/preparing to serve a mission and it was a great experience! My companion really had a miracle! While on the exchanges he went to visit a sister in our ward that told us to come visit because she brought her niece to church that day and her niece (Laura) wanted to meet with the missionaries. She hasnt even had one lesson and has only been to church once and says she wants to get baptized! She says it doesnt matter what her parents say, she is wants to get baptized! What a miracle! So she has a baptismal date for the 21st of February!
I know that as we are diligent and consistently striving to be like Christ we will have the spirit with us and we will be lead to those miracles. I am so grateful for the Savior. He suffered EVERYTHING for us. I have felt the love of my Savior in every difficulty i have had in my life. There is no point that one can reach in their life where they can not come back to the fold. The atonement of Jesus Christ is eternal and there is no pain that cant be taken away if we use the atonement. It is done. Jesus Christ has already accomplished his part. Now it is up to us if we are going to make use of his sacrifice in our lives. Share the gift of Christ with others. Or, discover the gift and then share it with those around you. i love you all!
Monday, January 19, 2015
Well i dont have much time to write today and i had less time to write last week so this will be kind of short.
These last two week have been pretty crazy! We had a baptism this last Saturday which was definitely the highlight of these last two weeks! Her name is Maria De La Luz Allanegi Escobar! She has been receiving the missionaries for over a year and she finally accepted baptism on january 1st! Due to work situations we had to push her baptism to january 17th. It was truly a miracle. There is a lot more to go with that story but i am really running out of time. maybe i can tell you all more next week.
right now i am going to Tuxtla Gutierrez to get something for my immigration records or something like that so i wont be back in my area until late tomorrow.
I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of god. I have seen it change the lives of people here in Tapachula including my own. The power of prayer is real. I know that the atonement can heal us in whatever circumstance we are in. Our father in heaven is always aware of the details in our lives. Dont forget to pray and ask for help from him, because he always wants to help us, but we will only find that help if we are willing to ask. Have faith in him. Trust in our savior Jesus Christ and you will find joy and peace more abundantly in your life.
I love you all and i hope you have a great week! I put more pictures up(:
Friday, January 9, 2015
This week started out with a lot of throwing up and diarrhea hahahahaha it was terrible....also my companion got sick with dengue symptoms again so we weren't able to go out and work monday and Tuesday, but we got back into it and worked hard! I wont eat food from the streets for a while hahaha
New Years was definitely fun! We got together with other elders and had an amazing firework display!(; I also got to eat some grasshoppers that they had there and they were actually pretty good! The only thing i didnt like was the legs getting stuck in my teeth hahaha.
On friday we went to visit an investigator that we've been working with and we ended up talking with her for 2 hours! After the 2 hours she accepted our invitation to be baptized on the 10th!!! this Saturday!!! She has been seeing missionaries for over a year and has been faithfully going to church, but never accepted baptism. My companion was super happy and shocked because when he went to visit her with his other companion, she didnt have a desire at all to be baptized. We are going to visit her tonight and throughout the week so that the date doesnt drop. I know that Satan work hard in the week leading up to baptism to prevent it from happening, so we are going to work hard with her this week! Hopefully it all works out and i have my first baptism this week!!!!! She is definitely ready and i am really excited for her. Her names Mary by the way haha
Another cool experience happened Saturday night. I contacted this man who was pretty drunk and i was able to talk to him for a while and he accepted my invitation to come to church with us the next day and change his life! So we passed by for him the next day. he was exactly where he said he would be and we were able to take him to church! It was an amazing experience!
You guys will see some photos of me at this place called Izapa! They were these mini pyramids! It was pretty cool!
Well i have to go, but know that i love all of you guys and i hope you have a great week!