This week I am determined to write a proper letter that is fantastic and well thought out...ajiojckha ue djklcjijfe JK :D I am finally getting used to these keyboards. Today is PDay again I can´t believe it.
Barrio-Ward Thank you Primary I love you all very much. Especially my class of 8 year olds. Thank you for your precious notes for Christmas I feel very loved. Thank you for whoever organized the efforts and to my family for the other thoughtful gifts. I have learned some cool new traditions for example they have a gift giving holiday after christmas where they celebrate the three wise men and eat this funny huge bread. I saw a bunch of people with it in the street and I asked my companion Hna. Cebreros about it and she said Duh it´s a holiday today. I am learning a lot on my mission it is a one of a kind experience. Everyday I learn a lifetimes worth of lessons it feels. A huge huge hug and thanks you to my ward family for your comforting messages, testimonies and most of all for your prayers. This work wouldn´t get very far without daily inspiration from the Lord. Every prayer is heard and the faithful receive answers. I am seeing miracles happen in my mission.
If you are thinking about going on a mission...do it! Once you decide to serve the Lord and know why The Lord helps you prepare because he wants you to serve his children. Also don´t worry about where you will serve because He calls you to exactly where you need to go. A mission helps your testimony grow tremendosly.
Familia/ Amigos- I can´t express to you all how much each of you means to me, you are always in my heart. I see you in the eyes and faces of the people here and I love them and want to help them. I have to imagine I know these people partly because I don´t quite understand everything they are saying. The people in Mexico are wonderful and humble. I can´t believe how easily some seem to accept the message of the gospel. For example a family with chicos are not married and we give them a message about matrimony and the temple and they are all on board. Pretty much every lesson we teach about the Sabath. The people are very religious because of their Catholic background but we always try to teach about the restoration so they can gain a solid testimony of the Book of Mormon through prayer and study. The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is not just a church it is a way of life taught by the Savior. We are a covenant people, and daily scripture study and prayer is vital to strengthening our faith and living like we believe. The people feel the church is good and agree with out teaching but we want them to gain a stronger testimoney. Our efforts are not wasted; we get a lot of people to attend the church the trick is to keep them coming.
We have a great ward I believe it is pretty big and lots of youth it is so exciting to see every week. Speaking of this week we have an additional member, in this photo a mother of three less active hijos was baptized and it was very special. (I couldn't get the picture to download. I will keep trying and add it later) We had an investigator Margarita their and she was balling..quietly during the baptism because she felt the spirit so strong...Heavenly Father has definitely been preparing her also we are now teaching the oldest son of Leisliem, Mario and his novia GF Lupita this week. We are teaching a lot of people. We have several investigators in the in between phase of progressing. Everytime we meet with Leisliem I see a little more light in her eyes, life isn´t easy but she has truely taken the gospel to heart and it has changed her and the Best part of it all is she REALIZES it. Her family is being stregthen too they have more unity and love for each other and the Lord, little by little. Jesus Christ's church is on the Earth today and it is a recipe for success. I am trying everyday to figure out how to be a better missionary and express how to share this testimony.
Have a wonderful week Everybody I love you dearly. Keep on, keepin on!