Hey I have to go but I just wanted to write real quick and say that I love you and I love the Savior! I completed 1 year on the mission last week and I still can't believe it's gone by so fast! Have a great Easter and a great spring break. I'll be here working. :) Much love!
I know the Savior lives! He's given us everything we need so we can go back to live with Him! That's why I'm here to help others come with me to live Him in the Celestial Kingdom! His plan is magnificent! He loves us and I know that because I can feel His love every day and I know He loves all of you the same!
Hey family, so this week was a very good week. I can not complain! A week that was filled with ups and downs and was the hardest working week of my mission by far! We put all of our trust in the Lord and He blessed us with miracles! MIRACLES!
K so it's been my second week here in Tuxpan and well when I got here Elder Bravo and I had to start from scratch. We didn't have much to work with so we started doing what we knew how to do best and that was talk with EVERYONE. We found many people to teach but not many of them were progressing very well. So me and my companion prayed and prayed for help of where to look and we both came to the same conclusion. Families. The gospel is for families! So we made it goal of instead of looking for individual people, we would look for families, and that has changed everything!
This last week we found 2 gorgeous families: the Ramirez family (7 people) and the Quieroz family (4 people) that both came to church this week and loved it! The Lord truly answered our prayers and and has used us as tools in His hands to find these 2 families! I love being a missionary and I love having these experiences! The gospel changes lives and provides a way for families to be together FOREVER! It's such an amazing gift that He has given us and its for all who choose to follow Him and His commandments! It's such a grand and sacred blessing that we can only receive it in His holy temple! I'm here to take people to the temple so that they can receive this blessing! This is the greatest and most important work I can do! I love this gospel and I love representing our Savior! He lives! Because He lives we will too! This is the only true church on the face of the Earth! I know it! I love you all!
PS here are some cool pictures of the beautiful city of Tuxpan and my very green area!
Also a baby alligator (cocodrilo), and I found some Murphy's! (JK we knocked on their door and they had moved...)
Hey sorry for keeping you guys in the dark for the last 3 weeks. It's been some stressful ones but I've grown sooooo much. My trust and faith in the Lord has grown so much and my love for this work and the Savior has developed immensely. My companion Elder Herrera and I have been all over the place in our zone helping other missionaries and training to improve ours. We've had a couple of people fall through on their baptisms but its helped our trust in the Lord to grow and the desire to find more prepared people increase.
2 weeks ago we found a family of five (Guillermo, Maria, Juan Carlos, Blanca, Teresa) that are progressing super well! They all seem to have problems with one or some of the commandments but we have been teaching them in almost every lesson the importance of the Atonement and it's amazing to see how their lives and habits are changing! The Atonement truly does have the power to change people and that change always brings blessings of long term happiness, self discipline, and understanding of the importance of the Savior in ones life. Something that the General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ and we as a mission have been focusing on teaching repentance and baptizing converts. I love it because it helps us as missionaries be more effective in our teaching and focus on pure doctrine - the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Last night we received transfers and I'm sad to say that I am leaving Martinez for Tuxpan, the most northern part of my mission, tomorrow. I extremely loved it here in Martinez because the people are so nice and so loving and humble and prepared to be taught. My "new" companion will be Elder Bravo which is not really new at all because we were companions together just 2 transfers ago in Martinez. Looks like we have to work our magic together again in Tuxpan. Hahaha really odd but I'm excited to see what happens. :) Here are some pictures of me at a tiny waterfall near Martinez. Enjoy! And my new/old companion Elder Bravo and I at mission council a few months back.