July 21, 2014
Well, we had another great week! I'm very pleased with the work that we've been getting done. My companion and I have clicked in every way and it makes everything so much easier and more fun. We get along great so our free time like P-days and when we are in the house is super fun. We usually just laugh our heads off at something dumb the other one is doing. Teaching wise, we are super united. I love to teach with him. I've learned so much. I believe since we are such an older companionship with a lot of experience it helps a lot.
This week was super awesome because we had so much time to teach. It was a pretty basic week. We are very fortunate right now as to have 12 people with a baptism date. Almost all of them are families! We are really focusing on finding families. Cool story!! So last week I spoke in church and I mentioned that if anyone knows a good family that is ready to hear the gospel please let us know. I also said that we, the missionaries, invite you guys to pray that God will put in your path a family that you can present to us. Well there was a less active 21 year old there that week named Alex Veizaga. He apparently prayed that night and the next day he met his aunt and 3 cousins, The Morales Family, for the first time in his life. He had never met them in his life although they had lived 15 minutes from one another. His mom randomly told him that he has cousins here in Sacaba and that on Monday they were going to meet them. So that night he called us and was like "OH MY GOSH God answered my prayers Elders!!!" You need to come meet my family. To be honest I didn't understand a thing he said on the phone because he was so excited. So we went Tuesday night and got to know them and to teach a small message. They were great! They love the United States they asked me 3 million questions about the states. That was fun. But anyways, we went back Saturday. We taught lesson 1 the restoration and invited them to be baptized. They have their doubts but they accepted to do it if they receive an answer. All the kids came to church yesterday. The mom was working but will come next week, she told us! They loved it and can't wait to come back next week! This was a great reminder to me that God really does answer the prayers of his children. I invite you all to pray that God will put someone in your path that is ready to hear the gospel as well.
Anyways, that was the cool story this week! I'm day by day learning to be a better missionary. Although it comes with its sacrifices, it is worthy every minute. I feel like a better person and but more importantly I feel a whole lot closer to the Savior. I love him with all my heart. I know this is his church and that he is leading it through the prophet, Thomas S. Monson. I love you guys and I cant thank you enough for the love and support. In less than 5 months I can hug you all! haha But for now I'll just stay here and enjoy the little time I have left. Until next week!
Awesome update Bud! God does answer prayers. He will help us to find those that are ready to hear the gospel. The work is hastening and it's amazing how much we can do if we are prepared.
It sounds like you are doing really well. And I am so happy to hear that you love and get along so well with your companion. I am sure it helps to be with someone you enjoy being with. That is a great story about the Morales family. We are all doing good here at home. Kayden had a great time at the beach with his friends. He just left for work. This is the last week of work for him. We go to the beach next week and then the kids are back in school after that. So I am sure he is happy about that. He has enjoyed it but doesn't LOVE it. Like I said, we head to the beach on Saturday for a week. Of course, we are looking forward to that. Everything else is pretty much the same.
I love you guys!