Monday, February 23, 2015
This week my companion and i worked really hard and we were able to see the miracles that The Lord granted us!(: The bishops son helped us on sunday and we were able to pack 4 investigators and one less active member into a truck and take them all to church! Also, the attendance at church was 89 people! ive never seen it so packed in there! When we work diligently, our heavenly father will definitely bless us! My first district meeting was nerve racking, but it was really fun too! I have a great district and they are all motivated to improve and work harder! This is the last week in the transfer so we will see who my new companion is going to be. I am a little sad because my companion right now is super fun and he knows a lot! but....he has to go home :P hahhaa
This Saturday the entire mission is going to travel to Tuxtla to hear from Elder Oaks!!!! An apostle of the Lord is coming to Chiapas and we have the privilege to hear him! Love you all!
Monday, February 16, 2015
This week has been really crazy! i know have a new companion because there were emergency transfers.... transfers were supposed to be on Mar. 2nd, but they needed to have the transfer this week for us. My new companion is Elder Cosigua and he is from Solola Guatemala! He is super fun and excited to be here with me. He only has two weeks left on his mission so we are going to work like crazy so that he can have his best two week be his last two weeks. So now i am the new District leader... i get to work with and oversee the areas Vista Hermosa 1 y 2 and Xochimilco. a pair of elders and 4 hermanas (sisters haha). They are all awesome so i am not worried about that much! It is really weird for a missionary to not even finish his training and become district leader, but the Lord has his reasons and i am just going to trust in him during this next stage on my mission. I hope i can serve these missionaries effectively (:
So far it has been pretty crazy with all these new responsibilities, but i know that the Lord has been helping me. Reading the Book of Mormon and praying helps me a lot! Elder Cosigua and i are looking to work more with the members in the ward so that we can help make a change there. Our ward needs a lot of help, but i am confident that with sufficient faith we are going to see miracles! Anything is possible with sufficient faith and trust in the Lord.
We found a young man that truly has a desire to listen to us and receive the gospel! Everytime we see him he says that he wants to listen to us and go to church! We have recently begun to teach him and i am excited to see how he progresses. The Lord prepares the people for us and we are just trying to find them (:
I love all of you and i hope you are all staying healthy and working hard!
p.s. Did you all know that Coca Cola and lime juice stops diarrhea !!??
tip of the day (; hahaha
Thursday, February 5, 2015
This week has really flown by fast! I feel like the weeks are turning into days down here! Everything is going well down here and i still havent gotten that crazy sickness Chincuncui yet so i have really been blessed!
Yesterday we went to 4 different houses to bring our investigators with us, but none of them were there like we planned so we ended up walking to church alone. Nonetheless, I prayed to our heavenly father and asked him if he would lead some of our investigators to church. As sacrament meeting started there was only 1 investigator present, but little by little more began to come and at the end we had 5 investigators attend sacrament meeting! It was a miracle! I know that faith is the key to everything! I am striving to have more faith and we will continue to work hard so that we can bring more souls back to god's presence. It is a joy working in the Lords vineyard! For the next two days i am going to be with 2 of the new elders that came this last transfer so i am excited to learn from them and contribute to their training! All of the leaders are going up to Tuxtla including my companion so that is why ill be with them for 2 days.
I am going to keep working hard and i will tell you all about this week that is sure to be packed with weird stories!