Hey Everyone!! I hope all of your weeks were as good as mine was. It's not like all of a sudden we're having tons of success, but this week was defiantly an improvement. My first week with Elder Ngeskebei was great. We get along great and he's super funny. Nothing to complain about.
We had a cool experience this week. On Tuesday we received a call from an old investigator named Ana Ramirez. The missionaries stopped teaching her because she's super catholic and doesn't want to change. She called us because her niece is living with her now and she's a member of the church, but doesn't know anyone here. So we went over to her house to visit her. For sake of confidentiality we'll call her niece Sariah. Sariah is from Payson Utah and is 16 years old. She's living here with her aunt because she was bullied really bad in her school. So bad that she had to move down here to finish high school. We went over to their house to get to know her and to let her know about the times of church and everything like that. Two days later we went back with the seminary teacher of the district so she could meet him. It was super cool! I just feel so bad for her and want to help her out as much as possible. It would be so hard to be in her situation, so we're going to help her as much as we can.
We also found the Familia Rivera again. I decided to knock at their house again to give them another shot and Mario (the dad) answered. We shared a little lesson with him about how God is his Father and that even though he's been inactive for a little while he always wants him to come back. We also have an appointment with the whole family tonight so we'll see what happens :)
Also, we had a lesson this week with Ramon about the temple. He doesn't feel ready to go this month but we set a goal for him to go next month!! I'm so excited for him! Now we just need to get his family to church.... Anyway that's all for now. I love you all and hope you have an amazing week :)
(But I doubt it will be as amazing as mine is going to be!!!)
We had cambios today. I 'm still here in Caborca for a another transfer. Elder Thueson went to Empalme so I have a new companion. His name is Elder Ngeskabai. He arrived to the mission with Elder Thueson so they have the same amount of time!! He's from Florida, but his parents are from the Phillipenes. I'm excited to see what Caborca has in store for us this transfer.
I forgot my agenda so... I honestly can't remember what happened this week. Actually we had a lesson with a lady named Alicia. We taught her like 3 weeks ago but we haven't been able to find her since then. We reviewed lesson one and then taught her about the Book of Mormon. She told us that she's going to read and pray about it so we'll see what happens. She's super cool! Her husband works all week at a ranch. He comes home in the weekends but he just gets super drunk. She's such a strong lady and the gospel could bless her life so much! I really hope she progresses.
Other than that I can't remember what happened this week!! But I'm super excited to see what the Lord has in store for us this transfer. I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!!
Hey :) Let's see... This week went by fast. We really tried to focus on visiting the members in order to get references from them. But like always we just got the same old "I don't know anyone that you can visit". But this week we're going to try something new to get references. Last night we talked to this guy in the park. We always talk to people in the park, quiet people, mean people, crazy people.... but this guy was cool. Then he told us his whole life story. He crossed the border illegally when he was twelve. He's been deported a couple of times, but he just kept going back (shows how well border patrol is working). He lived in the states for twelve years. He now has 4 kids over there. He got deported back to Mexico again for pirating videos. Now he's working with the mafia to get back over, get his kids, and come back to Mexico. All of this and he's only 24 years old. Talking to people like this just makes me thankful for everything that I have in my life. And I have everything all thanks to the gospel. Which is why I'm out here serving a mission-to share what I have with other people. One last little thing, I was reading through my Dad's bible that he used on his mission and in the back he has a few little sayings written down. One that I really liked says "Alimenta su fe, y sus dudas se morirán de hambre" "Feed your faith, and your doubts will die of hunger". This really applies to me as a missionary because it's always really easy to doubt yourself and find things to complain about. But if I feed my faith by praying, reading the scriptures, and going out everyday and sharing the gospel all of my doubts and fears will fade away. I love this gospel and everything that it has given me in my life. For that I'm here in Mexico sharing it with these wonderful people.