November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

Well this week has been crazy! On Thursday I had a companion exchange with one of our zone leaders. It was amazing. I learned a lot of new teaching skills. Then after that there was a baptism on Friday in the church and we showed up early to fill up the font, but I started to feel like I was getting a fever while we where in the church. We waited and we greeted all of the members who showed up and then before I knew it my fever was bad and I was shaking because I was cold (even though it was in the 90s). We missed the baptism and we went straight to the house where I pretty much have spent the last three days. I don't know exactly what I had, but it was nasty. Even though I was sick we went to sacrament meeting, because I wanted to know which of our investigators would make it to church. We have been teaching a lady named Dina. She has been such a good investigator and has always completed her commitments except going to church. We have fasted and prayed that she would go almost every week for the last month. Right as they were about to bless the sacrament, we saw Dina walk in with all of her children. It made me so happy. We really thought that the Lord had giving up on helping her get to church, but it was proof to me that all of our prayers and fasting in this last month haven't been in vain! Oh and the family we are teaching showed up as well. We are hoping to get them baptized in two weeks!

I'm positive that this is Gods work and that He wants us to be happy. He only asks us to be obedient and we can have all of the blessings that we have ever wanted.

Elder Simon

November 13, 2013

November 11, 2013

This week was a lot better than last week! There isn't a lot to write about though, but we had a lot of exito. The first counselor of the branch presidency had his brother move to La Libertad with his family. They arrived last Monday and we taught them on Wednesday and they all accepted a baptism date. We might get them all baptized this month.  We got 4 investigators into sacrament meeting, so I was very pleased with that.

I know that this is Gods work and his church. I know that if we keep Gods commandments we are happier.

Elder Simon

November 12, 2013

November 4, 2013

This week has been full of discouragement.  I don't know what happened to Elder Lutz and I. This week was probably the best start to a week I have had my whole mission. We started off having a lot of lessons, a lot of contacts and new investigators, but after that we haven't found anything! After Thursday everything went down hill. We had set appointments, but nobody was home. Elder Lutz and I have been perfectly obedient and I don't know what was causing our terrible luck. My District Leader is convinced that the Lord wants us to learn something. Well whatever it is I hoped we learned it and it won't carry on to this coming week. Besides that nothing much has happened. Today we played soccer, so that was kind of fun.

Elder Simon