Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

This week was very eventful and fruitful. The Lord blesses us so much.
Elder Andrew and I went down South so that I could attend the baptism of Celestina Meza. It was a special experience. When we started to enter into the water she started acting very scared and started breathing very heavily. I asked her what was wrong and she told me that she had a phobia of water and that she never had been swimming in her life. What! Thanks for telling us before Celestina. I told her that I would have her in my arms and wouldn't let her go. After about 3 minutes of calming her down she was ready and I baptized her super fast. Everything went great and she is now a member of the Lord's wonderful church. Soledad Gatica, Jonathan's mom, also got baptized this past Saturday and I imagine it was awesome.
We also went up to the very north side of our area and I kid you not I contacted Iron Man's house up there, the houses are huge. We saw Lotus cars in people's driveways like it was normal, ha-ha.
The missionaries here in Las Condes are slowly shedding the mentality of Las Condes being a place where you don't baptize a lot and I am really proud of the progress they are making. :)
I love my Lord and I am grateful for the blessings that He gives to everyone freely. We went to the temple this morning and I did the initiatory of the garment and I learned so much and many things that I forgot about the first time I did it.
I love you guys so much. And look I have pictures this time! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

June 7, 2016

This week has been good getting the Zone united in focusing more in the vision. We had a Zone activity today and we played spoons and Monopoly with some other fun board games. Then we got a lot of pizza. It was a great opportunity for everyone to mix and get to know one another.

I will be heading down south this Friday to baptize a couple people I was teaching with Elder Steggell. It`ll be awesome to see them and the progress that they have been having using the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. 

Time is passing by very fast and President just talked to me about preparing myself now for when I go home. I'm not sure exactly how to do that but I`ll do my best. 

I love you guys and I am super sorry that I haven't been taking pictures recently. 

May 31, 2016

This week has been a very big time for receiving revelation for the missionaries here in the zone. Many people and myself included during the past couple weeks, have been excusing the amount of failure that we see here and not baptizing as much as in past zones, saying, "The people are different." "The work done here is done in a different way." I am sick of excusing our failure on something that we can control. Be a creator of circumstances instead of being the creature of them. We are here in the mission to baptize the greatest amount of people possible. A sharp missionary knows this purpose and understands how to achieve and develop this vision that God has bestowed upon them according to their faith and righteous desires. I am here in Las Condes leading these missionaries because both God and President Morgan know I have developed this vision over time and experience. Now it is my duty to serve my fellow missionaries and help them develop this same mentality. Elder Andrew and I are going to turn this place around and Las Condes will be know as the Stake that baptizes on a very regular basis.
I know that my Savior is infinite and loving. To build your foundation on his rock means to have a complete joy and the divine opportunity to develop the attributes that He so lovingly wants us to develop. The Temple is Gods House and it is a holy and sanctified place.
I love you guys so much.

May 24, 2016

We had a baptism this last Saturday and it went great! Javier will now be sealed to his wife in a year. That day was a little stressful though because we couldn't find keys to open up the baptismal font. The Bishop was out of town camping as well as one of his counselors ha-ha. In the end though we achieved keys through the Bishop of the neighboring ward. After that obstacle everything else went smoothly.

This week we have been doing many meetings with other missionaries trying to get all the information we need for our meeting with President Morgan and our Stake President. We have not had much time to work in our own area but from the time that we did have we found some awesome people. We went to this park to talk to a group of dog lovers and for me talking to people like that is a piece of cake. We´ll be going by five of those people on a later day. 

I love you guys!