Monday, February 14, 2011
That was fast huh !
woohoo! 6 months!!!!! haha that was fast huh.
well first off HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELLY! you should officially be in missionary mode. And enjoy your last month because it goes by so quick and soon it'll be time to work! You are gonna love it !
well i havent heard much about transfers yet but ive heard that elder diaz is the new assistant. pretty cool. but im nervous to see what happens tomorrow, i really dont wanna leave manchay but it seems like thats how things are gonna turn out. Not sure if you remember but we changed our pension like a month ago, and that change was 100 percent inspired by the lord, and at the time i had no idea.
when we changed we had no idea she wasnt a member (hint hint). her whole life she hasnt been receptive to the gospel, and her two kids were quite rebellious. but practically her whole extended family have accepted the gospel, one is even called nefi (nephi in spanish). but missionaries have visited her a few times and she has never been receptive. well when we started eating there she said she started to feel a peace in her home and everyone was always happy when we came over. she then started listening to us and really started thinking about things. slowly we saw her changing, her family saw her changing, and especially her kids noticed that something was changing in her and in their home. well long story short, she got baptized friday, and i got to do the baptism. she is a completely different person now and is gonna be a great member. but the real surprise is with her kids. one is a guy and hes 17. he was always hanging out with the so called gangsters and was pretty rebellious, and said he would never go to church. well this sunday we dragged him along to see his mom get confirmed, and he felt something. he decided to stay for the other classes and told his mom he wants to be like us. It is an amazing story and I know i cant really explain this story as well as i would like because its impossible to do through email and you be able to feel what is truly going on here , but the point is that people can change. i have been fortunate to be able to serve in a place where the people are very humble and loving and they have a willing desire to change their lives for the better. The work is amazing !!!
hey so here be the letter to prez
Hola Presidente! Ya pues, este fue una buena semana. Hemos visto los milagros que puedan llevar a cabo por medio del ayuno. Domingo ayunamos por muchas cosas, pero mas que todo que podemos encontrar mas personas y que pueden ser conversos dignos. Ya pues sabe que, tuvimos 2 bautismos este semana que estabamos esperando tener. Y van a ser buenos miembros de la iglesia. Fue lo maximo en verdad. Estamos viendo cambios en las vidas personas que yo no sabia que era posible. Yo amo manchay y estoy feliz para tener este tiempo para servir el señor. Gracias por su ayuda.
(google translate - not sure how well it is translated - but we get the jist - he had a great week)
Hello President! Since then, this was a good week. We have seen the miracles that can be carried out by fasting. Sunday fast for many things, but most of all we can find morepeople and can be converted worthy. And knowing that, we had 2 baptisms this weekwe were hoping for. And they'll be good members of the church. It was awesomeindeed. We are seeing changes in the lives of people I did not know was possible.Manchay I love and am happy to have this time to serve the Lord. Thank you for yourhelp.
so ya im really sorry to hear about johns dad, let them know im praying for the whole family. but not to worry too much because theyll have plenty of time to see him after this life. Isnt that one of the awesome things that we have is the knowledge that families can be forever !!!
well thats really cool to hear about elder foglemans connections. he is definitely on my list of people to find.
t hanks for getting the newspaper and the dvd. cant wait to see it in 18 months !!! I gotta go - my time here is short - if I am leaving tomorrow I gotta make the best of today !!!
love ya guys! k eep being awesome ! get ready kel!