Monday, August 24, 2015

Elder Russell M Nelson

Hey guys!! We had some success this week!! The wife of the family came to church with her daughter!! The guy was working... So he didnt go... But she said she liked it! We have a Family Home Evening with them on wednesday in a members house so we will be talking about eternal families. Hopefully they will see the importance of it. I met some people from Ogden yesterday in church. haha. They announced there was a family from Utah and so I went and sat by them. They were thr visiting his family. This week Elder Russell M Nelson came to our mission. We got to shake his hand and meet the are 70 also. It was a big multi mission conference. It was our mission, and the Tegucigalpa mission that were thre in the sam building, and then they sent it by satlite to missions in Guatemala, Beliz, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the San Pedro Sula missions here in Honduras. Me and my companion were about 8 rows back from the front :) haha! But it was really cool! Just want to share something I found kind of crazy that he did. 4 elders from the Tegucigalpa mission sang a song, and they didnt even mention their names. So when he got up he called one elder up BY NAME and told him to bring his companion and as they were walking up he called his companion by name too.... And the only time he saw our names out of all 400 missionaries was when we shook his hand for 5 seconds!!! It was crazy!! At the end he made an Apostolic Promise to us that we would all finish our missions safely ad with success and return home to our families and continue having success. It was a pretty cool experience. Im not sure who pays bags I will ask this week. I love you guys and miss you!!!! Have a great week!!! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

WINDING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

I loved Darin's letter today. It is exactly what I needed to hear.  I love seeing his stregnth and how much he has grown. I cant wait to have him home!!! 

So this is my last change and Im staying here in ********* and I stayed with Elder *******. I was thinking its so weird. You spend your whole mission never thinking that this moment would come, and here it is at the door. Its sad yet happy at the same time. I was thinking yesterday that I wont be able to make promises as a representative as Jesus Christ when I get home, and then see the people keep the commitment and receive the blessings. Yesterday we did divisions and we visited many less actives and we talked about praying and reading the scriptures a lot. It doesnt matter how busy our schedule is, we can always find time to read and to pray. To keep those 2 commandments. Thats kind of been my motto here in the mission. If you want to see changes in your life, read the scriptures everyday and pray. It helps with the temptations, with the sadness, with everything! And I can make the promise as a representative of Christ that they will receive many blessings. Everything is going good here. We have found some positive people and are going to put all our energy into baptizing them before I leave. haha. With Faith we can do it! If you dont believe you wont receive!