Hey what up :)Man this last week was a bit of a crazy one. So we were waiting on transfers. We knew we wouldnt find out till super late so we just went and said by to everyone ha. It was crazy just running around and taking pictures and stuff. I hate doing that not knowing who is leaving but we didnt have a choice. We found out passed 10 night who was leaving and well.....i am still in brownsville! I am super excited i love it here. I think this will be my last one but it will be great to stay down here for one more. The people here are the best i love it! i went to transfers and got to say bye to all my buddies. The group that went home had a ton of my favorite missionaries in it. I was super sad but excited for them. It was awesome to see everyone there. I also got my new comp. His name is Elder Garlitz and he served in Lima Peru for 8 months before he went home for some back problems. He was only home for a couple months (during march madness and the NBA playoffs ha). But ya so he already speaks decent spanish and has an idea of whats going on so its nice. We always talk about the differences of the two missions. It is very different. I definitely realized how lucky i am to be in this mission i love it and also we are super spoiled. The Lord knows me well :) It is going to be a great transfer tho. There are some things we will have to overcome but we will work it out and it will be great i am excited. We got 7 out of 8 new people in our district. Ya i am the only one that stayed. It is a completely different zone it is crazy but fun. My new DL is a kid that has followed me my whole mission. I love him a ton so i am super happy he is here. The focus this last week has definitely being figuring things out with my comp. Also, we have a PM family who has come to church 4 times in a row and we want to baptize their kids. The problem is it is impossible to find them and their parents dont have much urgency to baptize them. But it is the end of the month and we are so close to hit our goal we need a miracle right now! So if everyone could keep in their prayers Daniel and Evelyn Torrez that they can be baptized that would help out a ton. Submit their names in the temples too please. The more the better! This week that is all we are focused on it will be tough but they definitely need to be baptized now. Waiting is never a good idea. It just gives Satan more time to ruin everything. I know by experience... But ya lots of great stuff is happening. We are teaching a million and 1 people right now which makes it hard especially cuz we have the most members here as well. But there is a way so we will get it done! I hope everyones weeks went good tho. Remember to do the little things and include God in whats going on in your lives. I know he helps and blesses us as we do. I love you all and hope you have a great week! :)
Monday, May 18, 2015
Well this week was absolutely incredible! To start offI got a call and I finally am going to be a dad! I am going to be training a new missionary y am so excited. I was worried that it was never going to happen but the day is finally here. I get him !!! Still don't know if I am leaving or staying but one of us is getting shipped out. But afternoon I went to McAllen and we went to go work somewhere over there for the night. Well they put me and my papi Elder Latu together and they had us work in my greenie area! We both were freaking out when they said it and the whole drive there we couldn't shut up about it. It was the greatest night ever. We had such a blast and we got to go hangout with our converts and favorite members. It was awesome seeing there faces answering the door. They all freaked out and lots of them were squeaking haha it was great. It was surreal to be there with them. We had to do a little correcting cuz some were getting lazy but for the most part we just chilled with em. I don't have my camera so I will send pics a different day with em. But we didn't get much sleep that night we had 3 dudes together on the same couch ha. But then we had a meeting all day with pres and the leaders and it was incredible. The trainings were unreal and I learned a ton. It was great to catch presidents vision on how we need to be as leaders. And it was so great to see all my bros there that are going home this week. I am going to miss them a ton! But ya that was definitely the highlight of my week. Everything else has been pretty normal. Just waiting on transfers like always. We never find out till super late it sucks but ill let you all know what happens next week. But I love you all so much and I hope life is great going great. If it is not quickly make the decision to be happy and work to become closer to Christ and it will happen. I promise! But ya make sure your doing the little things. Have a great week!
Monday, May 4, 2015
Let the countdown begin...I call in a week!
Nombre that's crazy it doesn't feel like that long since I last saw you guys. Its great tho I am super stoked! This week was incredible for us everything is going super super well. The weather this week was a lot better. Just in the 80's so it was great. We used our bikes a little more than usual ha. I am turning into a spoiled missionery being in car areas. I love it but we have transfers in a couple weeks so we will see what happens. This week I got to go on an exchange for two days with an elder that goes home in two weeks and has been an AP for about 6 months. Basically the best missionary there is so it was an awesome opportunity to learn from him. He is super dope we had a blast and I did learn a lot so that his good. I got to see the ocean for a bit with him too ha. But ya then we had a massive zone party with breakfast and stuff it was super fun. It was cool we really saw a miracle. Our focus was finding new people and we set a goal of 68 new investigators in two days. As a zone we only hit like 34 the entire week before. Honestly I thought the goal was kinda ridiculous. But we really focused on repenting and trusting in the lord and well we found exactly 68 people in those two days. It was unreal! God definitely blessed us with that miracle to help build our faith in him and it worked. Our area has been doing incredible too. We had tons of people at church this week and they will all be getting baptized this month. Hopefully I stick around to see them. But the Lord has just been blessing us with super prepared people that want to act left and right. Actually today at the library a lady who hasn't gone to church in 6 years walked up to us and wanted to know when and what time she goes and wanted us to go teach her husband. That never happens down here ha. Just miracles everywhere it is great. I love being a missionery so much. Being able to help people everyday and see them change. See the spirit touch their heart. It is incredible I am so happy im out here. I am really excited to call home tho it will be great to speak to ya'll. I hope you have a great week and ill see ya in a bit ;) hasta luego