Hey everyone! Glad to hear you had a good week starting school and everything. I had no clue it was labor day! That´s fun that you all went to the cabin. It seems like you´ve been going to the cabin a whole lot lately. And Congrats to Kameron for going through the temple! Wow, i would´ve loved to have been there. And go BYU football!! How
We had a pretty decent week this week. We continued our hunt for new
investigadors and had were able to see some fruits from our efforts.
Again, we had very few lessons. 14 in the whole week, but we did a ton
of street contacts. And we had 5 investigadors come to church!! For 2 in
was their first time attending and they both loved it. One was a street
contact! We invited him to church and he said he´d go, i thought he was
just saying it so we´d leave, but he went! There was also a women that
called us this last week, saying that the missionaries had visited her
about a year ago, but wasn´t really too interested in changing her
catholic beliefs. She told us that she recently visited her sister in
another state and went to the mormon church with her and loved it! She
wanted to know what time church starts here so that she can keep
attending. She came yesterday and already looked like a member. She was
wearing a dress, arrived 10 minutes early, stayed all 3 hours, got to
know several members, and had an interview with the Bishop. She has lots
of problems in her house so we´re going to be teaching her in the
church. As long as she´s already married and hasn´t commited any pecados
graves, she should get baptised in he next couple weeks!
This weekend our whole stake went to the Temple. Here in Mazatlan
they go to the Guadalajara temple. All the stakes from Culiacan and up
go to Heramosilla and everyone south of Culiacan goes to Guadalajara.
Our ward has been getting together every week to make tamales and sell
them in order to have the 300 pesos for the bus from here to
guadalajara. Savings accounts don´t really exist here. If someone needs
to pay for something other than the weekly grocery run they need to work
extra hard to come up with the money. 300 pesos is less than 30
dollars, yet there were several members who weren´t able come up with
it. I was sad to see that only 7 from our ward went. I would LOVE to be
able to go to temple!! This week i was thinking a lot about the
covenents we make and the blessings that are promised to us when we
keep those covenents. I know that the blessings are real and powerful.
And the coventents are important. Our purpose as missionaries isn´t just
to baptise. We make sure that every convert has their sights set on the
temple! Baptism is great, but without make the covenents in the temple,
there´s no way we can make it back to our heavenly father.
Well love you all, thanks for being amazing. Thanks Marci for
writing me! Love hearing from you and about the family. Love Elder