14 meses. Oooof!
Hey everyone! Saludos de El Salvador. I really just want to write in Spanish because it's a lot easier for me jaja. My mind just thinks in Spanish.
Anyways, today I complete 14 months! How crazy. Time flies by fast but I really wish it didn't. There's not enough time to do everything that I need to. Juela. It's crazy.
Well, this week we welcomed the new elders and there's one from New Zealand! He's awesome. Also my son (that I trained), Elder Butler, is a zone leader now. How crazy. On Wednesday we had changes and everything went well. It was the 1st time that I have done changes without Elder Arango or Elder Stout and let me tell you, it's stressful. But it all worked out good. Wednesday we also came to know that Hermana Tatiana left the country...she was gonna get baptized! Puchica...but the Lord has a purpose for her and for her family.
We received 2 new companions so now we're in a quartet. Sometimes I feel like I'm a babysitter...but we're working with them. We had to pick up a few missionaries from the bus terminal and then go to Soyapango and Apopa to do some emergency changes and that went well.
We had 2 investigators in church yesterday. Also Luis went to the temple on Saturday with the ward and loved it even though he couldn't enter. He's doing good. The mission is great. It is hard, but the biggest and most rewarding miracle is to watch someone give up their past to change and accept the Restored Gospel. Everything is good here and always super busy.
Hermano David is starting the divorce so he should be getting baptized hopefully in May or June. Everyone and everything is good here.
Quiero testificarles de que ésta realmente es le iglesia restaurada de Jesucristo aquí en la tierra. Él ha llamado un profeta en estos días y él se llama Thomas S. Monson. Hay 12 Apóstoles y sé que el Sacerdocio está aquí en esta iglesia. José Smith fue un profeta de Dios. El Libro de Mormón es la palabra de Dios y sé que es verdadero. La Expiación es real y sé que funciona. Esta verdaderamente es la Obra de Dios. Es muy corto el tiempo que tenemos para servir a Dios con todo nuestro corazón, alma, mente y fuerza. Sé que no es fácil, pero tampoco fue fácil para el Señor Jesucristo. Mi testimonio ha crecido bastante en estos 14 meses y estoy listo para servirle aun mas por los otros 9 que me quedan. Amo a mi Salvador y a mi Padre Celestial. Ellos viven y nos conocen. Estas cosas son verdaderas y las comparto con todos ustedes en el sagrado nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Amen. (I want to testify to you that this really is the restored church of Jesus Christ here on earth. He has called a prophet these days and he is called Thomas S. Monson. There are 12 Apostles and I know that the Priesthood is here in this church. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and I know it is true. The Atonement is real and I know it works. This is truly the Work of God. The time we have to serve God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength is very short. I know it is not easy, but it was not easy for the Lord Jesus Christ. My testimony has grown a lot in these 14 months and I am ready to serve you even more for the other 9 I have. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father. They live and they know us. These things are true and I share them with all of you in the sacred name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.)
Les quiero mucho a cada uno de ustedes. Cuídense mucho y que Dios les bendiga. (I love each of you very much. Take good care of yourself and God bless you.) Have a fantastic week and don't forget to read your scriptures!!! I love you all!
Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-All of the changes are done and everyone is in their areas safely and soundly.
Worst-We are gonna be super busy these next 3 weeks.
Letters and/or Packages: None