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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Working without Working

Hola Everyone...
This week was really great...we had a great turnout yesterday in Church...we had about 30 people in the Gospel Principles class which is lots haha...Usually there are 10...so that means lots of Recient Converses, Investigators, and Menus Actives came...It was a perfect end to a hot week haha...I will share 2 stories from this week...
The First story is about a Companion exchange that I had with an Elder Gonzalez...About a week ago Elder Gonzalez had to go to the Hospital because his feet were all swollen and were hurting a lot..Turns out that he had a type of infection that made his feet swell and hurt....the doctor gave him orders to rest a week and to not work...The doctor was mainly worried about him walking everyday all day long...so we decided to do exchanges....My companion went with the Companion of Elder Gonzalez and I went with Elder Gonzalez....Elder Gonzalez asked if we were going to go to my house so he could keep the rule of NO WALKING...I told him that I dont do very well being in a house all day long...I told him that we were going to fulfill our purpose as missionaries but we werent going to walk too much...so we walked the two blocks to the bus stop and we got up on a bus...I told him that he could sit down in one seat...and that I would announce who we were and why we are here and we can both contact the whole bus....We took turns contacting the people as they got on the bus...We did that for the whole day...As we finished the Exchanges I told Elder Gonzalez that we cannot lose one moment in Gods Work...and even though we cannot walk we can still share the gospel...he and his companion put that into practice for the rest of his No Work Week haha...They contacted tons of people it was amazing....
The other experience that we had this week was that Eduardo (the youngman I mentioned 2 weeks ago) was in the hospĂ­tal doing some tests about some medication...He wasnt able to go to church last week because of these tests...and it seemed that he was going to be in there for another Sunday as well...we visited him Saturday....and he said that he would be leaving on the upcoming Wednesday..we were a little bummed because his Baptismal Date is planned for this Saturday and if he wouldnt have been able to go to church yesterday that baptism wouldnt have worked out...And here comes the miracle...After lots of prayers everything went well in the hospital and ...He was able to leave Sunday morning at 10 o clock..go home and get ready and he to church with us...It was so crazy... We hope everything goes well this week so that he can be baptized on Saturday....
Thanks for all of your prayers on my Behalf...
Love You Guys
Elder Child

Part of Contacting a Bus is that we hand the person who accept a visit our Agenda and they write their Address down so that we can go visit them...All of the extra pages of my agenda are full of addresses...haha
 
 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Start of Summer in Febuary...

Hello Everyone...This week was crazy...We made a lot of visits, knocked a lot of doors and even found some more people to teach haha...I believe that summer has started already...because the heat is on haha we got up to 102 degrees this past week...which is a wonderful thing for a missionary to see and hear...haha People are saying that it is going to be a bad year for the heat...especially if we are having 102 degree weather in the month of February...

This week were able to do lots of service and teaching....
One man we are visiting is called Brother Carreon...he has been a member for 2 years and is blind...we were able to go Monday with a young man and visit him and surprise him with a birthday cake...haha This man is so interesting...it doesnt matter what is happening in his life he is super positive...He is probably the most positive person I have met...He thanks our Heavenly Father for absolutley everything....And i mean everything...He has taught me that it doesnt matter if you can see, if you can walk...Because everything is done for a reason and if Life seems a little hard...Always remember someone has it worse...And even if our life is hard we have the greatest blessing in the world which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ...

We keep on contacting on the Buses..and it is kind of funny because when we get on the bus...the driver already knows what we are going to do and so he adjusts the volume of the music so everyone can here what we are going to say...haha That makes me laugh.... So now we dont have to scream too loud for everyone to hear...

Here are a few experience for this week....
Love you All
Elder Child

PS. Happy Birthday Mom!!! Sure Love you!
 
                                    Us with the Brother Carreon with his Cheesecake!
 
 
                                               We were Contacting...and we found this...
 
 
                                                Our Ward made us Valentines Day cookies...
 
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Just Keep Knocking...

Hey Everyone...
This week went by super quick...we had quite a few meetings this week with the Leaders of the Mission and then we had meetings with our Zone....We have been improving quite a bit as a Zone...Everyone is working really hard...
This week we kept on contacting, and searching for new people...Eduardo the man the I talked about last week keeps reading and praying and Progressing up to his baptism...We went over to his house two times this week teaching him about the Plan of Salvation and The Gospel of Jesus Christ...we read D&C 20:37 which are the  Baptism Requirements...we read them and he told us Yep I am ready to be baptized haha...it was super cool...Every time we pray with him he insists that we kneel down every time...I love it...He is learning to recognize the Holy Ghost as well...The other day I asked him if he had prayed to see if the Book of Mormon was true and he told me of his experience...He said that he felt like Joseph Smith in that he felt his answer right after praying, in that instant...He knows now that the Book of Mormon is true...he said that it was an amazing experience. We love teaching him...
Well hope everyone has a great week this week...
 Love Elder Child

                           Went to eat at a restaurant of Hamburgers after a night
                                of splits...at Holy Cow! haha They were amazing!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

State Side Missionary without the Car and the iPad

Hello Everyone...
This past week was quite difficult...i feel like it will be like this for a while haha Never in my mission have we struggled so much to get inside a house...It has been quite hard...but we have seen so many miracles this week with a few people accepting us and going to church in the first week haha...

Friday was our hardest day... with every one of our appointments being cancelled....We didnt teach a single person the whole day...it was super hard...walking and knocking doors and talking with people on the street and walking and walking and walking...I told my companion that I have actually become desensitized to the rejection of the people haha not sure if thats good or bad but I feel sad for the person but I am not really feeling the rejection as much as I once did haha (One thing that comes with time) Almost to end our day we finally found a young man of 27 years that waved us over...we were able to see his interest and set an appointment for Saturday...His name is Eduardo and he has been to every church there is here in Hermosillo...he has studied the bible lots and knows alot...We arrived Saturday...he was there and we were able to Share the message of the Restoration with him...He kept on smiling and nodding his head through the whole lesson...and he kept saying  " This is what I have been needing" and "This is what I have been waiting for" He had tons of questions about the organization of the church...We told him it consisted of Prophets and Apostles...he said "Perfect" haha he also had many questions about baptism and in our first visit he accepted the Baptism Invitation...and he went to Church yesterday met friends, had prayers adn questions answered and is really excited to go again this next week... Its amazing the way the Lord works...He is preparing everyone (including us) in a certain way...

That is my experience this week...Have to go...sure love you guys 
Elder Child
 
                     We made Gorditas (thick tortillas) today with a Sister in our Ward 
                           and then we made Navajo Tacos with American Chili!!! 

 
                                                            MMMM Navajo Tacos...