Monday, December 13, 2010

Okay, well it has been a pretty good week. We actually just got changes last night and Elder Robinson is leaving to go train for his last change. Elder Gomez is coming with me. I am pretty excited. I am glad to be with a mexican again. I learned a ton from Elder Robinson, but I didn´t learn much spanish, as you can imagine. We spoke in english the whole time. It felt good to practice my english again, but I am glad to get back into one hundred percent spanish. This Elder Gomez is a funny kid. We should have a lot of fun. He goes home in just two more changes, so I might get another companion in six weeks again.
Well... things are going great. We are starting to find a lot of great people. I have a pretty cool story for you all. So a couple weeks ago we got a call from this member in another state and she asked if we could go over to her aunt´s house to give her a blessing. We went that saturday and there were about four people waiting for us. Her aunt, the women we went to see, was in horrible condition. She was laying in a bed, in the condition just above a coma. She couldn´t talk, walk, move, or even breath be herself. The only thing she could do was open her eyes. Her two kids were there, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson. We explained what we were going to do and about the power of the priesthood. Then we gave her a blessing. We blessed her that she would be comforted, and that God would do his will and that her family and her would accept whatever that may be. She past away the next day. We went back to talk to the family and they were very grateful and right now we are teaching them. It is amazing to see the power of the priesthood and haw God trusts us with this resposibility.
I love you all so much. I know Christ lives and that this is his church. ¡Animo!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hey everyone. How are you all doing? I hope amazing. So this last week was pretty good. We have a family of four that are all committed to baptism and another family of three with date for the 18th. Right now we are trying to turn the area around. We have a lot of work, but it sould be great. On wednesday we get to go to the temple here is mexico city as a zone. I am way excited. The zone is going good. We are working through some problems with a few elders, but it is slowly getting better. Just last week Elder Jessup was put as assistant to the President. It was pretty amazing. He is for sure the "youngest" ever. ha ha it is fun to have our golden companionship in the MTC as a zone leader and AP.

It is so crazy to think that it is almost christmas already. It is crazy how time flys here. It isn`t quite the same without snow but the purpose of the holiday season is the same. I am so grateful for Christ. I can`t even begin to tell you how much I have had to lean on him and apply his atonement in my life these last eight and a half months.

I hope you are all doing amazing. I love you. Smile for me.