Monday, November 29, 2010

Hey everyone. Well... it was a great week. There isn´t too much to say. We had a four day leadership conference and we are going to changing a lot of things in the mission. I am excited. Right now we are teaching some great people so we should see some baptisms real soon.

That is awesome about the BYU Utah game. It is crazy how fast sports news gets around the mission. For example... I knew every detail of the game by sunday morning. It sounds like it was pretty intense.

Tell Anson I say felicidades. I hope everything went great. I am sure it did. So there isn´t a cumputer place near by that has a way to pass pictures, so that is why you haven´t got any for a while. I will send some as soon as I can. I am sorry that I don´t write much. I love you all

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hey everyone! So the time is going so fast. I can´t believe that I already have eight months in the mission. I have a feeling it is going to be done before I know it. Things are going great here. We had a couple let downs yesterday at church, but there is nothing to complain about. Life is good, the gospels true, and Christ lives. Knowing that, there is never a reason to be sad or depressed.
So how is everything going? I bet you are all excited and pumped for Anson´s wedding and the BYU vs. Utah game. You better let me know how it goes. So how is life going? Is the whole family coming down this weekend? Tell them all that I say hi.
So me and Elder Robinson have been working out a lot lately. Every night we work out and every morning we go to the church and run and throw the football around. We actually just bought a new football today, so I am excited. He wants to go try out for BYU when he get home so I am helping him out.
Everything is great here. We are meeting some amazing people and the work is moving along great. This week we have another four day leadership conference, so it should be fun. It is always so great to learn from President. Well, as you know, time is short, so keep smiling for me and count your blessings. I love you all

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hey my great family. How are you all doing? I hope just amazing. Every sunday all the zone leaders go to the offices of the mission to report, and sometimes we don´t get done til late. That is why I am writing so early. I thought I would send a quick shout out while I was here with all the computers.
So how is life going? Everything is amazing here. We had another baptism yesterday and it was great. Her name was Crescencia. She is about 68 years old. Her parents got baptized when whe was in her mid 20´s, but she just never say that much importance in being baptized, but we helped her understand and she was so happy to finally do it. Her daughter wants to get baptized too and I think it should happen within a couple weeks.
Elder Johnson from the seventy came and talk to the whole mission this last week. He also had a privite meeting with the zone leaders of the mission. He is an amazing guy and for sure called of God. He talked to us about finding, teaching, and baptizing the chosen people. He also that we shouldn´t waste time trying to prepare the people who aren´t ready yet. That is not our responsibilty. We have to find the people that are already ready. DyC 29:7 It has made a huge difference just in this last week. He told us that there is no excuse for a missionary to not baptize every week. I am so excited to keep working like this. We are finding some great people that have been waiting to find this gospel. It is amazing to see how the Lord prepares His children.
I miss you all and I thank you for everything you have done and still do for me. We are so blessed. I love you all so much

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hey, so how are you all doing? Things are going great here. We have a baptism scheduled for this saturday and I am way excited as usual. Things are amazing here in this area. We are finding some great people that have been looking for this Gospel. We should start seeing a lot of baptisms within the next month or so. Elder Robinson and I have been working hard, but we aren´t in our area as much as we would like. As zone leaders we are all over the place. This week is going to be like that too. The area president, President Johnson is coming to the mission and he is going to be here all week. We have a ton of leadership meetings and conferences, so we are not going to be able to work in our area too much. I am so excited to hear him and learn from him. It should be a great week.

Thank you so much for the package. We finished off the candy within the week. I have no idea how I am going to be able to make the curry, but thank you :) Right after we write we are heading home to make pancakes with the syrup.

I hope you guys are all doing amazing. This week I have been thinking a lot and I can`t even start to explain how blessed I am and how blessed we are as a family. Although there are a lot of great people here, it is so sad to see what has become of some people´s life. I wish you could all see and experience what I am seeing and experiencing. We are so blessed and you better never forget it. Life is good!!!

I love you all and thank you for your emails. love you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hey everyone. So this week was pretty good. We had another baptism this last friday and it was great. We are now starting to work with the members and I am way excited. Me and Elder Robinson taught the fifth week lesson and we talked about missionary work a lot. They were way excited to help and we started a couple programs for them to find friends to share the gospel with. I have a big feeling that we are going to get a lot of references in the next month or so. Right now we have a ton of amazing people that we are teaching. I can´t even begin to explain how grateful I am for the success we are seeing. I think this change is going to be a good one.
So zone leader is pretty fun. There is a lot more stress to try to please everyone and God at the same time, but what I figured out that if we can´t please both, it is better to please God. I am learning a lot and I am excited for this week.
So how is everyone doing? I can´t believe Anson is getting married. I want a lot of pictures. Tell the whole family that I said hi and that I hope they are doing great.
I bought something for the family for Chrismas so I will try to send it off within the next couple weeks. I think you will really like it. I love you all and I hope you are doing great. I wish you could all feel the kind of things I am feeling here on the mission, but I guess I will just have to do my best to try to explain after. I love you all.