Tuesday, November 24, 2015
These last couple of days we found out that we are going to change to a house. Some member from another ward is donating their house to the mission, so we are going to move into it.
Apart from that, we also had a baptism this last Saturday. Her name is Jacqueline and she has been an investigator here for a while. She has wanted to get baptized for a while, but wasn't able to for a while. She had a lot of difficulties that I can't really describe here and was finally able to overcome them. We still have to pray for her a lot and know that God is helping her.
President Nelson asked us earlier to tell us when her baptism was going to be so he could come, and he did. It was a huge help having him there to support her. President later said that of all the people he has met, she is one of the greatest to be able to appreciate the Atonement in her life. I honestly don't know how to explain the baptismal services with words, but it was one of the happiest moments of my life. I felt humbled and honored when she asked me to perform the ordinance.
Apart from the baptism, we keep working hard to find new investigators. Everyone seems to get excited to come to English class, but almost no one shows up. I guess we just have to keep praying to receive inspiration and miracles because we can't really do all that much by ourselves comparatively.
One of our investigators, we contacted in her store. At first, she didn't seem all that interested, but we felt impressed to keep persisting and eventually she relented. We have taught her a few times and she is really good.
Sorry, I don't have more time. Have an excellent week!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Another week gone by here in Tlaxcallan. We had the blessing of finding another family that is progressing. They came for the second time to church yesterday. They are actually the neighbors of the ward mission leader and he invited them to listen. Hurray for member missionary work!
Apart from that, we also have a baptism planned for this Saturday with an investigator that we've had for a while. She has had to pass through a great many obstacles in the path to be baptized and It is amazing being able to see her go through all that and enter in the gate.
Another trend that I have noticed here in the mission is that it is changing quite a bit. There are quite a few changes that I can't even describe because of time, but things are changing quite a bit as far as how we teach, what we do at conferences and in district meeting...
Sorry about the photos, but the computer won't let me upload them this time.
Have a great one!
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
In some ways, having my bag stolen was a blessing. This past week I have been working hard to get my Book of Mormon up to date so I could use it in proselyting. Searching up scriptures and seeing how I would teach them has helped me a great deal to understand them more deeply and apreciate the simplicity in its teachings. The Book of Mormon really does contain the fulness of the everlasting Gospel. I believe that we can teach any principle of the Gospel with just the Book of Mormon, it just takes a bit of searching and pondering.
Sorry, I don't have much time, but have a great one!
Monday, November 2, 2015
So I have an interesting story to tell.
We were at a shopping mall to take out money from the ATM. I decided to use the restroom and we went in. I left my shoulder bag outside of the stall I was using and when I came out it wasn't there. I figured my companion must have done me a favor by taking it out for me. When I got out, I asked him where my bag was and he didn't know. I went back in the bathroom to find the lost bag and it wasn't there. We then reported a stolen bag to the mall cops and they told me that they'd keep an eye out for it. Unfortunetly, we could keep looking for it for very long because we had to get to a wedding in Tepatlaxco of the family I was teaching when I was there.
Fast forward a day and we went back to the shopping mall and guess what was the only thing they had recovered because it was thrown in the trash by the thieves - my hymnbook.
Aside from that story, I have a new companion now, Elder Montijo. He is from Sinaloa, México and is the first companion I have had who has eyes that aren't brown. He likes to work a lot which helps me a lot right now.
Actually, Elder Montijo replaced me in Xonacatepec when I left and now he is with me. Basically that is the only reason the mission president let us go to the wedding. It was amazing to see them all there again.
Anyways, have a great week!