Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18 in Reforma, Veracruz City

To all those who sent me emails, but I did not respond: I'm really sorry, I'll respond next week. Sometimes you're just super pressed for time out here. 

Also because of time, I want to just share one story with everyone that happened this week. We started teaching this one girl. She is married and has a 14-year- old son. She has been searching for "the true church" for quite some time.
The first time we saw her we taught her from the Book of Mormon about the atonement (the sacrifice that Jesus made for us), and how it applies to us. 

She promised to read the Book of Mormon and pray. When we came back she had done so, but had more questions and was just thoroughly confused. We felt that there was more to her questions that she wanted to know. We felt there was a big underlying question that she had. 

We left her the message of the "Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and told her to read it. We came back, and she had read it and said, "This answers all my questions, all my doubts. I know that this is true. This is what I have been searching for. What do I need to do to be baptized?" 

We were amazed. How wonderful is it that the Restoration of the gospel through modern-day prophets could be so important. I know that if we read the Bible, it really does testify of a Restoration, and I know that this is the true fold of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11 in Aeropuerta, Reforma, Veracruz City

Soooo.... A TON has happened this week. First off, the biggest news: I’m no longer in Carlos A. Carrillo. I’m now back in Reforma, but in an area called Aeropuerto. It’s the area with the airport in it.  I guess they think my Spanish is just fine, because I’m with a native English speaking.

And now here’s the story of Area Aeropuerto: It was a ward called Progreso, but they split the ward. Elder B went with his companion to Aeropuerto, and the other missionaries stayed in Progreso. Elder B’s companion got sick, and was in the hospital for awhile, then got sent home for more medical care. So I’m coming in with Elder B now, and were going to help this place get revived. I’m super excited to be here. Elder B is a really hard worker and one of the best companions I’ve had. This place is LOADED with people being prepared to hear the gospel. We expect to teach MANY people in the coming months.

I also got the chance to talk with my family on Mother’s Day and that was super cool. That’s all for this week, more later. :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

May 4 in Carlos A. Carrillo

This week in Carrillo....A lot of problems are getting their solutions. And it’s been a great week. The worth of souls is great in the sight of God. A sheep that has left the ninety and nine first had to be one of the one hundred. We are helping God, and the work we are doing is important to him, and I am incredibly grateful to be able to be a part of it.

I know that God answers prayers, I know that he cares for us and loves us. Sometimes we need to grow, and so he sends us out walking in darkness, but if we trust in him, we will always have just enough light for the next step. If we are anxiously engaged in a good cause, then we are entitled to communication from the heavens. Come how, when, or where it may, it WILL come, if we do our part.