Monday, February 28, 2011

How are you all doing? Can you believe that I almost have a year? Crazy right? Thinks are going great here. I can`t believe I have been in this area for four and a half months. I have a feeling that I am going to have changes but I don't know. Changes are this next week, so I guess we will see. Berenice and Allison recieved the Holy Ghost yesterday and it was amazing. I felt so happy. I want to tell you the story of them and their family. Are you ready?........

One thing we do in this mission, is we believe that angels are actively engaged in this work, so at night when we are done planning for the following day, we leave our planner open on the desk so the angels can come down and see our plan and prepare our way for the next day. So one night about for months ago, we put in out planner that at one o'clock the next day we would find a family to teach. The next day we went about our work and when one o'clock rolled around we started to look for this family. After a lot of contacts and no success, my companion told me that he needed to use the bathroom so we went to the house. When he was in the bathroom, I decided to look some old contacts the missionaries had made. One name called my attention. I told my companion and we decided to call them. A lady answered and asked if we could come over right them. We said yes and went over. Her and her grandson started to progress and the next week she invited her daughter-in-law and granddaughter over to listen to us. The lady, Leticia, and her grandson, jeffrey, got baptized January 23. Her daughter-in-law, Berenice, and granddaughter, Allison, got baptized February 21, and Berenice's mom got baptized yesterday in another ward. It was a miracle. I love this work. I am so glad I still have a year left. I love you all. Keep smiling.

Monday, February 21, 2011

So guess what!!!! just about two hours ago we baptized Berenice and allison. They were the ones that had problems with their dad/husband. But things worked out and they were so happy!! At the end of the service, Berenice said the closing prayer and she thanked God for the happiness that she was feeling, and then she started to cry. They are going to be amazing members and enjoy the blessings all their lives.

Live is going pretty good here. I just got my suit, so thank you. We have zone conference coming up this Thursday and I am pretty excited for that. You should be getting letters in the mail pretty soon. Sometimes they take up to a month or two so be patient. ha ha In the baptism today we had problems with the font, and we had to fix it, so I don't have a whole lot of time. I heard about Parker's baptism and that is so cool. I am so happy for him. He should be just about ready to leave on him mission by the time I get home. I can't wait to see him.

I love you all. Keep trusting in God more and more every day. You will notice the difference. I love you :) :) :) :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hey, isn't it crazy how fast time flies? I can't believe that in a month I will be halfway done. crazy right? So how are things going back in the hometown? Things are going pretty good here. We have either baptized or stopped teaching almost everyone we had, so right now we are working really hard trying to find more of God's chosen children. I feel like every other day is monday. It is going by so fast and I know it is just going to get faster. Just a couple days ago we went with an investigator that we are teaching named Arturo. We talked about how his prayer went and he told us that when he said his prayer and asked God if the Book of Mormon is true he felt a great peace and that he almost started to cry. Then he told us that he saw a light, and felt even more peace. Right now he is asking God when h should get baptized. This guy is great, and way smart. He is 38 years old with a wife and two little kids. Right now he is about two months away from getting his doctor's degree in chemistry. I can't wait for him to get baptized.
Mom, I miss you too. Satan knew the scriptures too!! The difference is that he didn't understand them. That is the key. We have to study with the spirit. I am so excited for Parker. Tell him that he is making one of the best decisions in his life. I love you.
Dad, how`s it going? You better keep me updated on how North Sanpete does in the playoffs. I miss you and love you
Hailey, how's the job going? What are you doing exactly? Any kids on the way? love you
Nia, you are playing rugby? that is so crazy but awesome. You better send me some pictures. I love you
Shayla, so are you going to be the prom queen? I hope so. I am going to need a lot of pictures. ha ha Love you girl
Matthew, Mom told me you are tearing it up in basketball. Keep up the good work in everything you are going!! I love you
Sorry for the short letter. You guys have now idea what I have to do with this hour they give us. I will try to write more every week. I love you. oh, I would love some peanut butter. :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

How are you all going? I am pretty sure I start every letter the same, but that just shows how important it is to me that you all doing good. So... this week has been great. We found a man named Uriel and he is very chosen. He has had on of the hardest lifes I have ever heard, but I know that the Gospel and the atonement of Jesus Christ can erase all of that. Now we just have to help him know that. We found another great family, and when we taught them for the first time they loved it. It is so amazing to see the spirit work the hearts of the people. Just a few days ago we went with a family and taught them about the restoration. When we got done the mom said that while we were talking, she felt hands on the top of her head and an amazing peace run through her whole body. In the next appointment, another sister that we are teaching said the exact same thing. She said she felt hands on her head and warm feeling in her back. It is so amazing. I love being a missionary. You are all missing out. haha just kidding. You all have chances to be part of this amazing work. So don't lose any chances.
Nia, I miss you. How is college going? Are you keeping your grades up? you want to know something funny, you are now ahead of me in school. ha ha. Keep working hard girl. "The saddest words of tongue and pen, are those that say, 'it could have been'. Don´t you ever have any regrets in life. And if you do, give them to Jesus and move on working harder every time. I love you
Shayla!!!! Wha sup my girl? haha How is school going? Your junior prom is coming up soon. You are so old. I still remember when I would yell at you to "take a sink or I´ll bust your head off!" Good times. How is life? Are you being nice to everyone? Remember that you can never be too nice. Live your life in such a way that those who don´t know Christ, but know you, will want to know Christ because they know you. I love you girl. :)
Bro!! How´s it going Matthew? What sport are you in right now? How are your grades? Are you being nice to our sisters? Sorry for all the questions, but you have a lot on your shoulders. I know all your friends look to you as a leader, so you need to make sure you are leading them in the right direction. Work hard and live every day as if it were your last. Make people feel good. Be nice. Help everyone. Live free. Die hard. ha ha jk. I love you brother.
Bueno... you all know that I wish I could write more, but you also know that you are all in my prayers. Time is short and road is long. I love you all. Remember that our purpose in life is the same as the Book of Mormon. We invite people to come to Christ. Read the Book of Mormon every day and I promise you as a representative of Jesus Christ, that you will feel a deference in you daily life. Smile! "Men are that they might have joy." LOVE YOU

Tuesday, February 1, 2011