This week has been really really hard after all of the stuff that has been going on here. We had a lot of investigators and unfortunately none of them ended up going to church….. again, which really sucks. It’s been really, really hard trying to get things put together and finding new investigators, but we ended up finding a family last night which was a pure miracle.
This week we had a lot of stuff to do with trying to get all of our baptismal dates and everything organized so that they can come to church. Unfortunately none of them came because of various reasons, but it is what it is. We are ready to be back at it again and to try it over this week starting today which is always exciting, but after getting torn apart by mission leaders its pretty hard to keep going. Me and my companion are doing everything we can to find new investigators and to get them to go to church. We honestly now have a stronger testimony of satan and of the church, because there is always an opposition in all things. BUT OUR INVESTIGATORS LOVE THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD MORE THAN THEY DO JESUS AND GOD.
On top of all the stuff that is going on this week and in the mission life, we are actually doing pretty well. Health wise, as a 2016 goal I think all of the Americans want to do exercise, well I’m one of those Americans. I started out by using this ab roller thing and it had 2 wheels and a handle bar that you pretty much sit on your knees and roll out with it and then you roll up with it and it actually just tears your abs apart so hopefully I can always use that thing so I can look like Channing Tatum here in the near future. (;
The Book of Mormon is the most correct book on planet earth.
It literally is the cornerstone of our religion. If we had taken all the bibles out of the world, our church will be the only standing church on the face of the earth. I love the Book of Mormon. It is the answer to all of our problems. If anyone has any question on anything write the question down on a Book of Mormon and read it and by the time you are done, your answer will be solved. Then by the end of your life you’ll have a full bookshelf of them suckers.
I have given out hundreds and hundreds of Books of Mormon on my mission and for every single person that has read it, it has changed their life. It literally is MORE Jesus Christ put into our lives and when He is in our lives more, we are blessed. The Book of Mormon is true. We are commanded to read it and to follow its teachings. It is going to be one of the books we are judged by in the last day. We need to read it, it is a nessisity of our lives and the anchor of our church and our beliefs.
The other day I had an experience where some gentil church dude (a church that’s only in Tijuana, San Diego, and Tucson) wanted to tell me the Book of Mormon isn’t true. I told him he was wrong, but I gave him and his wife one anyways. I told them to read it and that it contained the fullness of the gospel. I really hope they read it and gain a testimony of it.
As missionaries that is our goal – to let people gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and its truthfulness, just as the introduction and Moroni 10 states. Read it, meditate it and pray about it. If you do so you will gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, which means that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that our Savior is the Savior of the world, even Jesus Christ, and that we are His kingdom built on the earth today in the preparation of the second coming.
The Book of Mormon is the only thing I ENJOY reading, along with some other church books because it changed my life forever. If I could go back in time to change just one thing, it would be to really listen to my parents when they told me to read the Book of Mormon. But now I enjoy the true doctrine that it teaches. It holds the very keys to our personal salvation.
Hey Mom, it was really great talking to you guys at Christmas as well. About the guy with one leg – he had actually ended up going to sonora with his family so we haven’t been able to get to teach him, and on top of that at church this week we didn’t have a single investigator that we were teaching show up which was really really crappy and sad at the same time because we had worked really hard to do so, but for whatever reason they didn’t come. We did have about 50 or 60 Americans that ended up coming to the branch this week and it was actually really cool to have them all there it kinda felt like the Jacksonville Beach ward when they were translating in Spanish for that time.
You should go ahead and send the bday package because it gets here in about a week. I would like Nike golf pants because it’s going to be summer again soon and I really like those pants. They are sporty so they don’t get too hot on my legs and what not, like i want some tan ones and some blue ones. and then some cool ties like you sent me before.
My companion I are really awesome together. Mom, I just want to say to you that this week we have only worked 4 days from all the traveling and everything. But we have found a family of 7 and we have put a baptism date with them and it is pretty sweet. Hopefully we can be able to be able to baptize them here in the near future! We also have a total of 17 baptismal dates and we are working really really really hard to be able to get everything in order so that we can have a lot of success here in the mission. I’m physically tired and it feels pretty good.
We are doing a posada here as well and I’m really looking forward to this season as it’s absolutly great! I can’t wait for everything awesome that is going to be going on this Christmas time. I apologize for last week as well I kinda cut y’all off but it wasn’t my fault. The computer machines were in the bus station and you have to put 10 pesos in. I got one of the 10 that were there to work and the others didn’t, but after the 30 minute time was up it cut off and I tried to do it again but it wouldn’t accept my money -stupid thing. So I didn’t get to finish my message of EXCITEMENT for the week that was coming.