Well everyone this is my last email as a full time missionary. It is crazy to think about how fast time has passed by. I cannot tell you all how grateful i am for these two years that the lord gave me. They have been the best two years. I dont think the mission has changed anyone as much as it changed me. Continue reading “Last email ever – 6/10/2019”
Well this week was a super special experience. Elder Holland came to our mission and we were able to hear his wise words. I really liked what he said about the tradition of being a missionary or returned missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Continue reading “Apostle – 6/3/2019”
Alright everyone. I need to squeeze two weeks into this email. Sorry, last week I didnt write because we got home super late. As far as these two weeks have gone, we have had a lot of success. Continue reading “2 weeks worth – 5/27/2019”
Well everyone, this was a pretty tough week for us. We had a lot of appointments fall and we honestly were just in the street the entire week knocking doors and such. I will be honest, it doesnt bug me knocking doors and such because we can pull out small teaching experiences… Continue reading “happy birthday elder gonkalves and happy mothers day – 5/13/2019”
Well everyone, this is my last cycle as a missionary. This will be my gratitude cycle. i am going to work my butt off to be able to show the lord how grateful i am that he has let me be a missionary for these past two years. I think if i were to stop working hard just because i have been working hard, I would be very ungrateful. Continue reading “Cycle of gratitude – 5/6/2019”
Well everyone, the highlight of this week was that i was able to go back and baptize a family that i had taught about 10 months ago. I really like the phrase from President James e Faust. “… you can count the seeds in an apple, but you cant count the apples in a seed.” Being able to go back and baptize has always been a super awesome treat. Continue reading “The law of the harvest – 4/29/2019”
Well everyone this week was holy week here in mexico. We didnt let the representations of the crucifixion hold us back though. We just kept knocking those dorrs and if they told us that they were catholic we would just say, “thats alright, our message is about christ haha.” One guy told us he believes in Jesus, but not Christ haha. Continue reading “Holi weeeeeeeek – 4/22/2019”
I am not putting this subject line from the talk that elder holland gave about the first great commandment. I am puuting it from the stake conference that we had this weekend. i really liked it, our awesome stake president, president gutierrez spoke about how many times we dont tell the people we love that we love them. Then he threw the curve ball and said that “do you love me?” should never be a question. I really liked it. Continue reading “Do you love me? – 4/15/2019”
Well this was my last conference in the mission, i am going to miss conferences on the mission. It is always fun to be with everyone, other missionaries, and people that have never seena conference before. I know that the words we heard were inspired. I really like the message that President Russell M. Nelson gave about the most important things in life. Continue reading “Fire conference – 4/8/2019”
Well i am striving to learn portuguese with my new companion. It is so hard!!1 haha I just start speaking spanish every time i try to speak portuguese. It is awesome because we are learning together. He is learning spanish and i am learning portuguese so we are working together to teach eachother. My companion elder Gonçalves is so awesome. he is the only member in his family, he has about three years as a member and he has always wanted to serve a mission since he was baptized. He just keeps talking about how much he loves mexico and it is just so awesome to be with him, we are working super hard.
This week was just one hundred percent finding. We are opening the area so we have to look for investigators the the other missionaries left us and in our area there are no street signs haha. So we get lost a lot haha. However we had a great week contacting and getting to know the members, we have been well recieved here in our area. The members are already starting to give us references and we are already starting to see the blessings from the lord.
This week while contacting, we had a really cool experience with two ladys named Rosa and Jasmine. We saw their door open so we went and knocked it. The let us in and told us that other missionaries had been there before but then they just disappeared. We taught them the restoration and they accepted baptismal dates. It was a super powerful lesson. They explained to us how they want to get closer to god, but they dont know how. It was just a testimony to me that the lord is always preparing people to be taught.
Then we found some old investigators named Lino and Maribel. They have been listening to the missionaries for a little while now. We were able to put baptismal dates with them. Lino has been a very bad person haha… well that is what he says. I think he is a good guy. He wants to change and he believes in the church. So what we are going to do with him is prepare him for baptism by really jamming repentance into his brain haha. His wife maribel has never really had a firm belief in a god. So we are helping her come to know who god and christ are. As a matter of fact, we had a super awesome lesson where we were just testifying the whole time haha. Then we challenged them to fast this sunday and watch the conference. I know it will be a special experience.
There is a woman that wants to be baptized and her name is brenda. Her daughter is alice. She just wants the best for her daughter and is just golden. She just keeps talking about how she knows that the church is true and that it will guide her and her family.
Overall, in our new area of san francisco acuautla, it was just great.
I also had the opportunity to go back and baptize in texcoco this last weekend. There were 4 baptisms on the side of chapingo and 1 baptism on the side of texcoco. My companion and i had taught the girl from texcoco that got baptized and we passed the reference to the sister missionaries. It really increased my testimony knowing that we are always planting seeds and we never know if they will sprout or not.
I love being a missionary, i know this church is true, i hope you all enjoy your general conference this weekend.