August 20, 2013

August 19, 2013

Wow I cannot believe that this week I'm going to hit one year in the mission. The time is going way too fast! Right now its really weird being in La Libertad. This week my comp and I got a lot done. We have been finding new people and putting up baptism dates. We have the goal of having 3 baptisms this change. Besides that I don't know what else to write about. This week has been pretty boring. Boring, but a week filled of work. We had 63 at church on Sunday, so I'm glad the church is growing here! We also he the goal of getting a church attendance of 90 this transfer. I know its possible. 

I know that this is Gods work. I know that he loves us and wants us to be  happy. 

Elder Simon

August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Well this week has been a very rushed week. Last Monday I visited everyone in Dolores and said my goodbyes and then I left on Tuesday at 7 am. I waited with the Zone Leaders until 5 when we received our transfers. That is when I found out that I was going  back to La Libertad!! And I was put with Elder Escobar as my companion. I was SOO excited because he is one of my best friends in the mission. He has 7 months and has been waiting for his visa to go to Argentina. So I spent this week working with Escobar and surprising all of the members in Libertad. But then on Friday we got terrible news. The ZLs called and told us that Elder Escobar has his visa and will be leaving on Sunday for Argentina. I'm not gonna lie we were so devastated. I have my new comp right now. His name is Elder Tamayo and he is from Ecuador and has 4 months in the mission. I knew Elder Tamayo in my last district and I'm very excited to be with him, but its still crappy that Escobar is gone. 

I have a testimony of this work and I know that the Lord has a plan for me. We need to trust in his will.

Elder Simon

August 8, 2013

August 5, 2013

This week has been a crazy week! This week my companion and I were fighting a illness we had and we were both trying to work as hard as possible because it could be our last time here in Dolores. As of right now we have three baptisms that are going to take place in 2 weeks. I was hopping to stay in Dolores to see these baptisms take place. Last night we got our change phone calls and we found out that I'm going to be transferred.  I'm going to find out where my new area is tomorrow. I'm very sad about being changed, but at the same time I'm very optimistic about the future. I have not had an area that I haven't liked. I'm sure I'm going to love my next area and its going to be where the Lord needs me right now.

I have a strong testimony about this work! I know that this is the church of Christ. No one will be able to stop this work from expanding. I know that any man can come closer to God through the Book of Mormon than any other book. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the convincing evidence that this church is true. I love being a missionary. 

Elder Drew Simon