Monday, January 20, 2014


Elder Mauldwin in from So. Jordan!!


so Tues, elder torres left and i was really sad to see him go . he helped me so much and was so cool.  we are going to keep in touch so thats good. today we also got elder mauldwin.  right at the beginning he told me if i needed anything to just ask.  hes really nice, and hilarious haha.then later we taught a lesson to a couple who isnt married but wants to be batptised and its awesome.  Wednesday, we taught marias daughter rosa.  she is 10 yrs old and just this happy little girl haha. i actually taught a big part of the lesson so i felt good about that. then we showed gerald and his cousin around to show them what is is like to be a missionary!  pretty cool even though they didnt talk much haha.  then Thursday, we taught rosa the last of the lessons and then she had her baptism interview.  we also have been teaching her friend at the same time and she wants to be baptized too! her name is britney. then we had a fiesta at mamitas house and i dont exactly know why but there were a ton of people and we had steak! it was soooo good. then we cleaned the font to prepare for the baptism.  then Fri, we had her baptism! all went well and dandy.  then after we went to get permission from britneys dad for her baptism and we ended up talking to him for an hour.  he was really humble and open.  he will be baptized if he receives an answer to his prayers and he also signed britneys baptizm permission slip! so awesome.  the lord just keeps handing people to us on silver platters haha. then we had noche misional and played a bunch of fun games.  oh and i found out my comp uses vaseline for hair gel, is that weird?  then Sat, we had a wedding and baptism of a couple that elder torres and reyes taught.  elder torres evcen came down here to do the baptisms.  it was really nice to see him again and he gave me a letter thanking me for all i did and being a good example.  he is so nice, he also gave me a pokemon card haha. anyway, the wedding and baptism was awesome and really spiritual. they are a strong family and will be going to the temple in 1 year to be sealed. so cool. then Sunday, so today rosa and the couple who were married got confirmed!  then us elders gave talks haha. so as I was thinking about what i should talk about i wanted to say something that would at least affect one person. so i talked a bit about recognizing the spirit and what we can do to feel the spirit.  it was really cool i felt like i was teaching with the spirit. then after 2 members thanked me for it and said i did great.  that made me feel really good to know that i did impact someone at least a little.  then we taught the primary kids.  it was good practice to teach really basics. sometimes we forget the basics yet they are crucial to build their spiritual foundation.  then later we gave a blessing to a nonmember old man who has cancer.  his whole nonmember family was there too.  and we did this because a member is related to him, anyway, he was in a bed in the corner and he couldnt move so our positioning for the blessing was really awkward and painful.  i was basically balancing on 1 leg and only my toes haha.  but it was really cool and spiritual and hopefully we will teach and convert their whole family.  then we went and taught a member family and my comp started to teach but he was almost yelling at their kids on how they dont respect their parents and how that is disobeyin commandments and how they need to repent and say sorry for being such bad kids. i honestly couldn't believe anyone would say that.  he did this for 30 min or more.  anyway, then i taught and i was prompted to teach about sacrificing for things like tithing or a mission and how we can be blessed if we do so.  and how life wont be easy but we can receive help.  aynway the words just flowed and it was like i was the instrument that the holy ghost used to teach them.  so cool.oh and at the beginning a giant dragonfly flew in the room that with its wings out was as big as my hand.  creepy.  it freaked the 1 daughter out and ya it freaked me out too. haha it had like pinchers.... anyway haha.  last week was awesome!!! i love you all!!

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