December 24, 2013

December 16, 2013

I forgot to send this out last week and he did not send a letter this week, but we will be talking to him tomorrow!

This week was a very tough week. We started off the week very focused on the baptisms that we were going to have.  We visited them every night preparing them for the baptism. On Friday we they had the baptism interviews. The people here get really nervous about the baptism interviews because they are expecting some really hard test. So we fasted so that every thing would run smoothly. I had a exchange in Sayaxche with an Elder named Elder Loveland, while my district leader went with Elder Lutz to Libertad to do the interviews. On Friday night I got the phone call that they all passed and everything was good to go for the baptism. On Saturday we had to clean the baptism font because it was really dirty. We started about two and we were going to have the baptism at 5. A little after 4 a member came to the church and told us that they were no longer getting baptized. I was shocked. I didn't believe it, so we went to their house and we had a talk with them. They gave us a bunch of reasons of why they couldn't be baptized. It was such a terrible feeling as we walked out of their house. I know that they have received an answer from God that these things are true, but its not important enough to act on it for them. It was very sad. That took away all of the excitement that we had for that day. 

Well this week we are going to work with them and see what we need to do to help them get where they need to be. I know that this is Gods church and that through the covenants that we make with our Heavenly Father we can be with our families forever. 

Elder Simon

December 23, 2013

December 16, 2013

A spider we killed. It was huge. I could even hear it walking.

December 11, 2013

December 9, 2013

Well this week has been absolutely crazy with transfers and all. I think I was worrying about leaving La Libertad all week, so I made sure it would be a good last week. We had a ton of exito in the work. But to my surprise we found out on Saturday that we don't have any changes!! Elder Lutz and I will be together for 6 more weeks! We are both really excited about that. We have a lot of work to get done this change. We need to get new investigators and baptize. This week we are praying to have 4 baptisms. This work has been so rewarding. We are beginning to see the fruit of our labors.

I know that this is Gods work. That if we put in our part we can become more like our savior Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that men can bring themselves closer to God by reading it.

Elder Simon

December 3, 2013

December 2, 2013

This week was a great week. On Wednesday we had the opportunity to go have a zone conference with a 70. Carlos Amado. He taught us a ton. I really enjoyed it. He taught us how to be better teachers and how to be more obedient to the prompting of the spirit. Then the day after was thanksgiving. But for us it wasn't any normal thanksgiving. We spent the whole day teaching and visiting investigators. But at the end of the day we bought a pizza to celebrate. We have been working hard with our investigators and in 2 weeks we should have 6 or 7 baptisms here. The sad thing is that next we we have transfers and one of us won't be able to see the baptisms. I'm really hoping that I can make it, but we will see if the Lord wants me to stay here or not.

I know that this is Gods work. I know that when we are obedient to God will we are blessed. I love this work. I know without any doubt that there is nothing more important in this world than the wok of salvation.

Elder Simon