How was your week?
It was super good! We worked super hard... I was out and and today from working. And our numbers and everything dropped a tonBut like every single baptismal date fell.... We have like amazing leaders... President Klein talked to hno Melvin in the conference and he asked to sit and chat with him... He talked with him for an hour and a half and told us wow he's going to be a great leader in the future... HEh!! All of our investigators will be huge leaders in this ward.. but they just take soo much time... man... it's frustrating... I won't see the results but they are amazing people..Melvin and Yulisa... They are praying super hard... They are reading... we put a goal with them to read the whole book of mormon before the year ends... we know itll be hard... but itll be way worth it... And they are so amazing they went to conference and Melvin went to the priesthood session... man they are great people. It's just so weird. They are great.Jorge and Yenni there isn't a lot of progress this week.... Just keep coming... and they will get there.Nelson, a kid we found, is amazing.. He just loves church and everything. He came to the conference and he just feels that its true... Like we taught him The plan of salvation and he loved it. Now we just need to finish it up and get him baptized... Cause man he will help the people a ton.We found 2 more, Sulma and Roger... They just don't understand... Heh... it's so hard... So we will see how it goes..I love the gospel.. It's been rough. I hate not being able to work. It's just like the worst feeling. I hate it but I know i deserve it hahaha. I literally hate resting and God wants to teach me to be humble cause I worked when I was sooo sick and now I can't work or it'll get way worse.. ugh... I hate that soo much... I know that this is just a trial though..How did you like conference?
I loved it! Man so powerful...I loved it... President Monson... Heh... he's not looking good though, but hes' the prophet.. I loved Elder David A Bednar getting up and just machetting everyone for saying that they werent capable cause they aposteles are too old... heh... I loved it... man... I know that they are so inspired... But it was amazing.What was your favorite talk?I loved Elder Holland. Man I love my mom. I really never understood why my mom always was like super worried about everything until now. Man it makes you really appreciate your mom when you no longer live with your parents and have to do a bunch of things on your own.And I loved Elder Martino... and Elder Nelsons, it was a powerful conference.. All of the talks were awesome.Did you get to listen to priesthood session?
Yes in the stake center we heard it... I loved it so much... Man it was weird it ended early and it was a huge machete... heh... crazy... faith and following the commandments.Did you get your toenail pulled off? How is the toe doing?Yes... it's alright we have to clean it but it just wont heal... I hate... cleaning it... it hurts sooo bad... like sooo bad... ugh... I dont know how to explain how bad it hurts.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
How was your week?
It was a great week... A bit slower... But it was a good week.. We worked our butts off... And I just don't want to be a ZL or anything at all. I just want to teach and baptize. That is where it's at.
Noe Y Marie.. They will not come to church!! We like had a super amazing lesson about the plan of salvation and they feel that it is true... Like 100 percent... but they wont make the changes to come to church... They literally told us that they know that they have heard of the plan before hand... and they they heard it before this life... and we were like yes its so true!! and they were like yes we want to come to church and everything!! Ok! Then they don't come!! But they read and everything... ugh... so frustrating... but we can't drop them cause they are reading and praying and like they feel our message is true.
Andrez and Tereza... heh... We talked about how families can only be together forever if they are sealed in the Temple and to a married family... and all of the sudden there minds like Andrez got super interested like what? only if we are married? So we are praying something touched his heart... it'd be so amazing if that was the case... So we will find out soon enough.
We found a lady named Fransisca... Shes way cool she didn't want to come to church for her neighbor who is a member of the church. But we came and we got her to go to church... so that was amazing... and her whole family now is interested in our message... she was telling us that before missionarys had visited her but she never wanted to go to church... but now she thinks that she will.
Melvin and Yulisa... we found out some bad news... that Melvin is married in the united states so we will have to wait a long long time so that they can get divorced and everything so that we can get them married and baptized and such. Maybe this will be a blessing for them to get deeper testimony of the gospel.
Santos a guy we have been teaching... but he has a problem with his skin... where he can't go out in the sun too long right now... like I'm confused of what's going on... and he's like never wanting to go to church... so thats rough... but he came to church this Sunday and that was super cool... He really liked it... let's just pray he keeps listening and applying the things we teach him... he reads... and prays... but he just like needs to better apply the things to really recieve help with his problems.
Naum... Joanna... and mario... they are amazing... but like they just won't come to church... joanna is less active but they want answers to their prayers... and they just wont show there faith... GOD CAN'T respond if we don't do our part... Ether 12 6... God will give us a testimony after the trial of faith not before. So we are trying to help them have the faith...
Wendy and Karli have a bunch of problems and stuff but they will not come to church either... they are super great and everything... Next steps is to go to church and demonstrate their faith and repentance.
Jorge and Jenni... the divorce is coming along... but man... they are going to be great leaders in the church... they just have to keep putting in there part... they are so excited to go to the Temple and everything... so thats amazing... they want to be sealed for time and all eternity man... I'm so excited for that... Man... I'm SO EXCITED
Mario my convert is getting reaady to go to the Temple he still walks to church to this day!!! After the blessing we gave him!!!
Eduardo Maria and Saul... Eduardo is blessing the sacrament and getting ready to go to the Temple also!!! So freaking awesome!! man I'm so excited!!
How much longer to you have till transfers?Yeah... well... 3 weeks... ugh...
Worse... I think im going to have them take it out on Friday... so that Saturday and Sunday I can't walk... so we can watch conference and such... then I'll be all set.
Yes... everything is good... we are close to everything here...
Church was so good... We had 88 people at church... 11 investigators...WOOT!!! Y super bien. algunas no quieren venir... entonces mucho mas trabajo para hacer!!
In the stake center...
How was your week?
It was just so fast... Goodness time is flying.. We had a meeting in San Pedro for the trainers.... All I wanted to do is train... but it's just more meetings and less time working... So I changed my mind -- just give me someone that has a lot of time and lets go to work.
Well.... Melvin and Yulisa.... Yep I really live in the most dangerous place in the world... Melvin we found out a lot of things... Hes sooo pilus hes really searching to change his life... so I've had to call President a few times this week about this investigator.
Jorge and Jenni they are so pilus.. But their son - Sunday, Passed the sacrament!! That was awesome... Kevin he's 12 we baptized him! So thats always awesome...!! And after there was a priesthood meeting IN THE POURING RAIN... and when it rains in a tropical place like Honduras it rains... lol.
Kevin our recent convert his family has NEVER been interested... but yesterday we went and Kevin wasn't there only his sister... Vilma and so we talked to her for a bit shes 24... we taught her the Restoration and she was like WOW I know its true... so we put a baptismal date with her... and she accepted! So we are doing really good! We didn't have any dates like a bunch of baptisms fell... but God now will bless us with more... cause we are working hard to spread his word.
Neil... . he knows 0 spanish.. but he goes to church and stuff.. SO I have to translate and everything... And he has 0 knowledge of God... so it's super weird... and teaching in english man I cant speak english let alone teach... but the spirit helps and my comp did the first vision and everything and he likes it alot... he has a baptismal date for the.
Tereza and Andrez they are still coming to church and everything but not tons of progress we only visit them once a week to keep them coming to church until they feel like they must get married.. We have tried everything... now its just time and their faith.
Giriel and his sister... They are getting along great... they should get baptized we just need permision... I'm trying to learn a little bit of another language but its sooo hard... so I dont know... it's sooo hard... They have accepted everything we are just working with them recieving and answer.
OTONIEL.... man i HAVE THEE WORST LUCK... he's moving to Tegucigalpa and he will be baptized there... but he's sooo pilus... it'll be good for him... he's a great kid... he loves the Book of Mormon... he really has a strong relationship with God.
The mosquitos... Anna and Usalio... we don't think they will be baptized. They aren't interested in learning the gospel. Maybe just want stuff.
Noe and Mari didn't come to church and that was super frustrating... but they want to go super bad... so we are going to see what happened... man soo frustrating... they are soo amazing but just won't go to church..
They have a desire to know the truth and everything.... UGH.
What is your day today looking like? Anything fun planned?
LOTS of Rain... Rain boots and everythng... We just slept... and we ate BK... what we do usually... Got to work hard!!
Is the weather cooling down any yet there?
Yes... but tons and tons of rain... so it's fun... it's just like last year... heh... but I like it... cause the people let us in more...
How are the feet & toenail?
They are doing tons better... tons tons...
Are your new shoes broken in now?
Yes... walking in water up to your knees breaks them in...
How are your families?
They are great!
Do you talk with President Klein much?
Not really... like every 3 months.
It was a great week... We had some great success... Man I love my mission so much... It's getting faster and better every week... Man my comp and I get along great...
Melvin and Yulisa... Well they are doing so great... Man they are going to be amazing members if they get baptized... Melvin is thee craziest guy i've ever met... But he like has a white shirt and tie... he has a fecha bautismal.. and everything... they want to get married... if they just keep the habit of reading the Book of Mormon and praying they will be fine.
Jorge and Jenni... Problems, Just with work... with papers... Jorge his ex wife... got robbed and all her papers and stuff got stolen so we have to wait until she gets her ID again... man... so many problems.
Then Otoniel he's ready for baptism... the only problem is just time... he has to go to church a few more times... but he might go to Tegucigalpa to live there... so we might not baptize him... man... rough... But he's an amazing guy... Super smart.
We found a family of Mesquitos... and they just came from the Mosquitia and they had nothing... we found them and visited them... They got robbed and are living in a dilapidated house that someone brought them too... and like man they are having a rough time.. We brought them to church and they hadn't eatin in 3 days... and he got up and asked for food... and it was a mess but really we feel good about them... they are married and have a real interest the guy is searching for a job and is willing to do anything... And wow... hes a great guy.
Then we found a young man. Their family speaks a different dialect also.. so we found a kid 15 years old... a super strong spirit... we taught him about lesson one and he felt the spirit so strong... he came to church also... he wants to get more involved witht he jovens... so we are working with that... He is really shy but loves soccer.
We had a good showing at church 90 people with 11 investigators...
But we had a gringo there that can't speak spanish soI translated the WHOLE meeting to him.. he said he's never learned so much.. he said he really likes it also... man he's a good guy... he's from Louisiana and so we are teaching him in english he's a good guy... man... translating is difficult though.
Did you get your toenail ripped off? How is it feeling?
Nope... but its alright... still walking and such.. ugh.. maybe have to have it done soon.
How are the inactive people coming along - any new ones?
Joanna and her family we have a noche de hogar tonight they are great... just it' s hard...
How about new investigators?
Noe and Mari... they have a baptismal date and are getting ready they are amazing they are searching for the truth we watched the movie the restoration and they wow... so spiritual... it'll be amazing... They will get baptized they are reading and praying they haven't been to church yet... but i feel their desire... I love them.
This is all for today... Me and my comp love the mission we are up till late laughing every night hahahaha... man and we work our tails off...
Super good... We worked our tails off again!! But little success... Like I just get frustrated inside sometimes.
But our investigators are good... this week at church... ugh...
Saturday at 6PM the lights went out in ALL of la ceiba until 10AM in the morning Sunday... man it was like living in hell... IT WAS SO HOT... 0 sleep and nobody came to church.. the attendance was 65 and 2 investigators at church.... holy cow... And my comp was snoring last night at like 9 o'clock... holy cow... He snored soooo loud.
Jorge and Jenni didn't come cause they were sooo tired... but they are working super hard... so it'll be fine...man they are going to be amazing leaders in the church. The bishop is awesome.
We also are teaching a guy in english named Jose Luis... I can't speak english... I get lost... hahaha... I don't know it's hard... But he's super awesome.. he wants to come to church and get baptized hes going up to the states in October. So we had to move his baptismal date... to theso we will see. I think he knows that the church is true, he reads a lot.
Otoniel.... He was close to baptism... but hes moving to Tegucigalpa... So..... there goes all of our baptisms.... man... ugh... but its alright... we will find more... HE'S so smart... like he just understands things... He reads and stuff... but hes not very social.. so we are working with him still to prepare him..
We are teaching 2 ... Karli (husband) and Wendy, they are super awesome, they speak spanish and the other language, they are super amazing! They will come to church next week. They can't read super well in spanish but they at least try and we know God will bless them... They are really interested in our message.
Mario he's a cool guy, his family of a menos active... and they don't want to come to church... but we are working with them... so let's pray that it comes through.
Then... we are working with... Carolina... She is super amazing but she studies on Sunday in the University... man we just have awesome people with problems.
Melvin and his wife - he's been changing but his wife isnt being super supportive yet... but hes doing amazing... so we are working super hard with him... And we are working on marriage and stuff... So that he can be baptized.
Are you better today from being sick last week?
I'm a bit better... I got sick yesterday... cause only 3 hours of sleep I had a fever but today im better.... man it's just been a rough go lately. It will improve...
Are you still in the same area?
Do you still have the same companion?
How is Otoniel this week? Any closer to baptism?
ugh... nope a bit further - he didn't come to church because there wasn't light and so no.
Did your ingrown toenail fix itself or is it still bad?
It was long... I got stung by a bug this week... then I got super sick... it could have been from the bug... I had like a 102 fever and stuff... I didn't sleep all day.
Church... oh my goodness... so rough... we had 69 persons at church... and 5 investigators... man so rough... we had a couple Andrez and Tereza... and Fernando and Otoniel... and Gerrardo...
Otoniel is sooo awesome... he's mesquito.. he's 17 man hes awesome... he is sooo smart... He loves to read and study... and he loves church... man he wants to get baptized... he's super spiritual... so when he prays you feel the spirit really strong... we feel like he really has a relationship with our Heavenly Father... so this is super exciting... and he says he doesn't have many friends but we are getting him to go to seminary and he is loving it now... and he will get some friends.
Jorge and jenni... jorge no podia ir a la iglesia el domingo... He was working... he went and got some of his papers though... so that's amazing. Now the process is really starting, so we are going to get them baptized. Man he loves going to institute and he takes his kid to seminary and sits and listens cause he feels the spirit so strong.. Jenni she is way awesome - she always comes to church, we are working super hard with her.
And wow Jorge did a prayer in a lesson... man so powerful... I teared up a bit... the spirit was so strong as he prayed for his family and expressed his love for them and us... and the message and happiness we have brought into there life, that Heavenly Father brought into their life.
We found a guy named Noe and his sister Mary... Noe has 35 years old and his sister is like 18... and we taught them all of lesson one... MAN they LOVED it... they couldn't come to church this week but we have an appointment today. So we will see. I think they will be baptized to; they said yes they want to come to church so we will see.
Did some of your people come through with baptisms?
We only ended up with 3 this change... we had Kevin... Kevin and Jennifer... but I pray I don't have transfer... so rough.
What is Jorge going to do for a job now? What did he do for a job before he quit?
He doesn't know yet... he just is like an odd jobs guy... before he cooked chicken on Friday Saturday and Sunday. but he quit... so we will see what he does.. heh... rough... but now searching.
Did anyone get their marriages through?
Nope... just working on them still.
Will you be staying in your area? Will you be staying with the same comp?
How was your week?
Super super fast!! Man... we worked our tails off.. It's crazy.... i just don't want to get prideful... But man I love the mission...I love the work!
Jorge and Jenni...they are progressing super well... Jorge told us he quit his job so he could start to coming to church every week... WOW he hadn't ever been to church but he quit so he could come cause he knows God will provide for himand his family! Man such a huge testimony and he LOVED church when he came... man they are so amazing... They will be such good members!
Fernando y Elena are working to get there papers this week... so that they can get married soon... hopefully this week.... but we will see... If not then in the up coming weeks... They love the church they always come and we haven't been visiting them regularly... so we need people to visit them without us there... man it's amazing.
We found a family that was going to church for 4 years... but never got baptized... and now they are going to another church... wow... I felt the spirit talk through me... I told them about the Temples on there front porch that this is the only church in the whole world that you can be sealed to your family... and the family looked at me and just said that they knew it was true. I hope they will come to church.
We found a less active member, 2 actually... the man served a mission and now is in-active for 8 years and his wife... and it was over some fight that occurred years ago... so we are now working with them.
Then we found another lady... she's in active... and she is living with someone and we are going to start to work with them... they are amazing as well. We will see. Her dad was the branch president like 5 years ago.. and she left and never got sealed to her family...so we are working with the wife and husband now.
I'de say our mission is one of the hardest cause of one thing. Like everyone has way great ideas to work with menos actives.. But NOBODY knows where they live... cause directions dont exsist here........ hahahaha
Melvin and Julie... They are amazing also.. he comes to church and he wants to change... he prays and reads. The issue is his wife; like she doesn't want him to change and doesnt believe he can change. But she wants to be a member of the church also... she just doesn't have any faith in her husband.
We have been searching a lot for new investigators... but nobody really prepared so far... so it's a bit rough... oh well... just keep searching for the sheep.
How many more weeks till transfers ?
How was church?
Good!! we had 11 people at church... we have like 15 more people at church then when I started here... about 85... so thats good... but its just like someday's people come and others no... ugh. I'm trying to learn patience.
Wow!!! so Eduardo from my last area and Mario are going to the temple in 2 months... they would have gone this month but they canceled a bus.... so thats amazing!!!
Is your health good?