Week 8 – Day 2

21 Jul

a great day!!! Lagoonies, asked that i give him the melchizedek priesthood sunday which i will!! We taught homberto today, i gave him the baptismal challange, my comp. didnt wanna give it, but he said yes!! my first baptism!! That keeps me going, cause without things like that my dead feet and heat beaten body might just quit on me!

Week 8 – Day 1

21 Jul

a good day even though we only had two lessons. One of them was with a member…but the other with maria was great! Shes the bomb!! My knowledge of the scriptures and gospel finally put to the test she was baby baptized, and didnt know what to think, i asked if she believed a child could commit sin, and she said of course not. so i gave a scripture either 8. hopfully that can ansawer her question. Next lesson we are gonna teach the plan of salvation. Had my first sandwich last night….boy was it good! somthing diffrent, not gonna lie i kinda miss americian food!!

Week 7 – Day 5

11 Jul

Its interesting how i can talk and understand so much more each day. We met with lagunes again. he has been reading a church book and is comming to church tomorrow. hes planning to bless the sacerment, and to go to the temple how exciting!
An interesting thought me and my companion talked about how we have opposition in everything from cars passing by to loud noices to a text message you name it. reminded my of a quote from the mtc satans work of distruction is through distraction. so true!

Week 7 – Day 4

11 Jul

I can just tell, my spaish is horrible, feet bleeding, back aching, head pounding, sweating tired sore, and all other things im gonna love this mission:) We had our first lesson with maria. I could see the light understanding and spirit in her eyes. I didnt even understand all of it, but i do know maria was prepared before us for this moment. We taugh the caluet family. less active but when we taught the first lesson again, the spark was in the mothers eyes. i dont know what will happen but she fellt the spirit again for sure.

Week 7- Day 3

11 Jul

A good day although a tough one. my feet are honestly on the verge of bleeding because of these shoes and blisters. we walk miles all day in over 100degree weather and yes its a bit humid here. In the morning we gave a blessing to a woman named maria. It was awesome to feel my priesthood at work. Of course my spanish grows a ton throughout the day. The best part though was the actvity at the church. Angela one of our investagaitors went with her family. I was feeling down and discouraged my feet near bleeding not sure how i was gonna walk home. Sitting in the chaple watching the smiles the people laughiing anglea and her family having fun me not understanding a word of what was said, was reminded so much of home and how the gospel and the happiness is for everyone! The spirit came so strong. I looked around and thought, I{m here to bring this to other people, all the people i can so that they can be with thier families forever. I almost cried, but thats how the spirit is, no matter where we are if we are in tune we can feel the blessings and gift of the spirit. the story gets better though one of the memebers drove us all home. i didnt have to walk on my dead feet. the lord literally solved my problem and comforted me. He didnt have to, but he loves me and all of the people on earth that much. im supposed to be here serving him and yet of course he still is serving me.

Week 7 – Day 2

11 Jul

Today the first real day as an elder. it was longggggggggg but i love it! I met great people, ate great food and adjusted on how to listen and pick up more when people talk. One less active member was really awesome! He has been having struggles and really just wants to resist them and get the melchizedek priesthood and go to the temple with his family. Hes also studying to be a lawyer which we have in common because thats my plan after my mission.He knows a bit of english. Im gonna offer a class of english to help people here and hes going to go. I already love the people here and i wanna helo Brother Lagunes come unto the lord and get to the temple.

Week 7- Day 1

11 Jul

It was P-day today and i met the bishop and members! It was a good day and now im ready to study and really become a missionary! Tomorrow we are going to teach several people! Everyday my spanish grows and I grow closer to the lord.