Monday, June 29, 2015

Alrighty well another week and transfer down. I am now going on to my 9th out of 16. Super crazy right. I just got called as a district leader and dont know where i am going but i am definitely out. I am so excited tho to just get caught up in helping these other missioneries and forgetting about myself. It is going to be a blast. I have no idea what i am doing but i am just going into it with a good attitude and we will see what happens ha. Also this week we had another baptism :) the lady we baptized last week it was her daughter. She felt the spirit at the baptism and has wonderful desires so we were able to help her take that step. She is wonderful i love that family so much. They just go forward on pure faith it is wonderful. Super sad that i am leaving right now but i am happy for them. We also had stake conference this weekend it was great! They talked so much about families and reading, praying, and doing family home evening. Those things are always so stressed by our leaders they are incredibly important. Also they talked about serving others. MAn that is something i have really grown with recently. This transfer i was able to forget myself to much more and forcus on blessing others all the time. IT is incredible how much more fulfilled i feel and how much happier i am. I have such a strong testimony that as we forget aboiut ourselves and focus on others than we will be blessed so much as well as the other people. ITs like becoming a district leader how to you focus on other elders and their areas and still have success in yours? Honestly it is impossible. But i know that as i do it God will bless my area, comp, and me so much more than i could have done by myself. I know that it is true and i cant wait to get lost even more in service. I love you all so much and i wish everyone could have this experience. But i know that as you give unselfish service to others even when we fell like we ourselves have so many needs, God will bless us and we will be able to overcome our needs even better. I invite you all to try living that principle and after the "trial of your faith" I promise you will see the little miracles in your lives. Have a great week and go help someone else!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hey whats up :)
Alrighty I will just hop into the week. To start off we had a baptism!!! Man this one brought an incredible feeling. The family got baptized in January and she has been worked on ever since. But we had some miracles from the spirit and she has a ton of faith and went for it. It was wonderful I cannot wait to go to the temple with them! Our other families are doing ok. Well one is amazing and another not so much. So the Serrato family are doing wonderful. They keep all their commitments and talked to the bishop themselves about getting married. That doesn't happen here ha. So we will be doing that then baptizing them (hopefully I am here!). The Morones family has really been backpeddling. They do wonderful in the lessons they are super smart and things make sense but they just don't leave their house. They even read and pray everynight. But ya getting them to go somewhere is impossible. And they are legal too that isn't the problem. But we told them we are only having lessons in the church now if they want to keep going so we will see what happens. I am scared I don't want to lose them. We lso got a few more but those are our focuses. I hit my year mark this last week...nombre I am old. I hate being an old missionary I loved the feeling of being young. Looking back tho I have learned so much it is incredible and I cant stop I got a ton more to learn this next year then it is over. I should probably start actually working now....ha. This week tho we had a mini mission as a ward. It was super fun we brought most the youth out with us each day to work. They loved it and we had a good time. They want to do it everyday now ha. We also had a really fun fathers day activity this week it was good. Happy fathers day to you all I hope it was good and you got to relax for a day. But ya things are just peachy here. Its hurricane season so things are starting to get a bit crazy. We get random moments of insanely hard rain and things like that. Hopefully everything will be ok I just got 12 more months! I hope all is going well like they are here. Make sure your always happy (its a decision)! Love you all

Monday, June 15, 2015

Como estan?

Man this week was wonderful! Monday I got a little heat stroke or dehydrated idk it was crazy tho. I was workin these guys in ball and the courts outside then my body just shut down. Summer is here :) ha. We had Zone conference this week and so we got to hear from president. He is incredible I absolutely love that man. He talked a ton on faith and how faith is action. You can measure someones faith by the actions they have. For us our faith on finding and helping people take the step of baptism is directly connected to our obedience. If we follow all the rules we have more faith. Its a super important principle to learn especially in life. If we keep the commandments and serve others we have more faith that God will take care of us in life. So do all the little things and serve! This week we have really been focused on a family the Morones family and soon to be the mormones. They are great I love them so much but they need some help to take the step of baptism. So we are asking for help again we really need it. Please pray for them and put their names in every temple and if you would like a fast would be incredible. We will be doing one on sunday for them. We had a miracle this week too. There is a family that got baptized in January but the wife didn't. Well we have been focusing on baptism for her for awhile like every other missionary had and she has been super tough. Lots of tears have been shed. Well we recently had the opportunity to give her a blessing and she felt the spirit super strong and we also had a great plan of salvation lesson and she realized why baptism is so important. Then we did an object lesson and she could see that she was way behind her family and needed to catch up so they could be sealed. Well she is getting baptized this weekend! Man all the missionaries who have taught her were freaking out ha. We are all very excited and thankful for the spirit ha. We can do nothing without him. We also just started teaching another part member family and things look great to help them be baptized and work towards the temple as well. They are the Serrato family keep them in your prayers too please. But ya things are incredible here. I am super sad I am probably leaving here in a couple weeks. I really want to find and baptize an entire family, its the dream. But for now I am satisfied on helping complete families :) it is such a big blessing and ill be able to go to the temple with them cuz I will be home! Anyways ya everything is incredible. I hope everyone is happy and getting closer to the savior. Remember to do the little things and to always serve others, that's how we grow our happiness. Love you all tho! Byeeee

Monday, June 8, 2015

Man another week down! In like 10 days I hit my year mark...super scary that its halfway over. This next year I got a ton of work to do! This week was great but it had its ups and downs. First off we had some missionaries come and stay with us and they gave us flees. I didn't even know that was a thing I just thought dogs could get them. They haven't been very bad or anything but they have kids by the 8000 so we have been working on getting rid of them. I hate bugs ha. This week we had tons of activities as a ward. We had an FHE, mutual, and a movie Saturday. It was great that this one family that we found a couple weeks ago came to all of them and have a couple strong friends now! It is wonderful I love them so much and they have been doing great. We have had like a million investigators and it has been hard so this week we had to drop tons of them and really focus on the ones that have the best potential to be baptized this month. It is super hard and it takes a lot of faith but it had to be done. Also, lots of stuff has been going on in our ward and it is not in the great shape that is used to be. We talked to lots of members and it is sad the condition some people are in now. There is a ton of work to do! But we are working with the leaders to start the change in the other direction and in time this ward will be the best in the mission! We had a young couple in the ward get married last Saturday in the templo. It was so awesome to see their happiness! It was super trunky to go over and hangout at their new place together ha. But ya that was great to see. This week we have had a ton of members come by and drop off massive amounts of food! It has been awesome we don't know what is going on but someone must have said something. Anyway our house is overflowing with food ha. But it is great it really makes us feel wonderful. So challenge for this week. Pick a family in need and just go get them a bunch of stuff randomly. Or get a box of pizza and take it to the elders. Anything like that just do it. I know it will make them feel incredible and you as well! But ya everything is going great! There is tons and tons to do but we are excited. Love the mish it has been the greatest year and this one is only going to be better! Love you all and have a wonderful week

Monday, June 1, 2015

They got baptized!!!!

First off just got to thank everyone for all the prayers, fasting, temple pray roll, whatever you guys did cuz it worked. Man this week was so hard at first and we didn't think it was going to happen and then we saw such a miracle! We had a lesson with them and went super hard on baptism and everything changed. They all of a sudden we keeping appointments and preparing for us, walking to church for lessons and even dressing up, taking notes in lessons and asking great questions, they were even playing a weird game quizzing each other on the commandments when we were done. It was incredible the change they had. Every commandment we taught even the ones they broke they questioned it for 5 seconds then were super committed to live it. Even the dad who has been a punk the whole time has really softened up. But for sure all this happened from the help of all of you so thanks so much. Their lives have been blessed a ton by them. Man the baptism was super spiritual too! The talks were super powerful and the ordinance as well, they really felt it. I love the spirit we could do nothing without him ha. Now we really think the dad will want to get baptized. We will findout tonight but you could tell he really felt it. We also had another super spiritual experience giving a blessing to a PM family that cant commit to being baptized. But now she admits she knows its true it is just a matter of her wanting to live the gospel. Good thing we have the book of Mormon to help people change :) Everything else in the week was great as well. Our people getting baptized in june still look good. We found a super dope family that came to church as well. All is super good basically ill just sum it up like that. We had a great lesson with the ward sunday as well on missionary work. The ex stake pres came and did it with us and it was great. We are going to get the ward on fire soon I feel it. But ya things are incredible as always ha. Thanks for all your help. Now keep the Fuentes family, Morones family, Fermin, De La Garze family and Cerda family in your prayers. We need to baptize them this month. Thanks for the help!!! Love ya'll