Wednesday, April 8, 2015

11 year old missionary...How cool is that??!! Email 3/30/15

MONDAY, we played soccer. That’s it, but then we did have a great lesson with our investigators named Jorge and Angela. They aren’t married yet but they do have the desire to be baptized!!! Awesome!!! So we will see. 
TUESDAY, today we had district meeting. I taught about how to find people’s needs in order to help them progress. It went great!  Later we talked to Manuel carrion about the temple. He said that he would like to go, but he needs to go to church first! haha.  Then we were able to find a less active who is going through a couple of trials lets just say. She saw us and then came over and knocked on our door and then asked us to go and visit her. Cool! And then on Sunday she came to church!!! Awesome!!
WEDNESDAY, what a day. First, early in the morning we went to play soccer and then we decided to walk back, because we didnt have any money. haha. And as we did, we ran into one of my investigators from Pariachi!!! named Yensi Calderon. I asked her how she was and she told me that she had been baptized in December!!!! How cool is that!!!! Then later, we visited Angi, who received an answer to her prayer!!! Wow!!!! Then we talked to Daisy the 11 yr old investigator who also told us that she knows the church is true and that she takes the BOM to school and reads it during recess, but that not all, one of her friends asked her what it was and she explained it to her!!! Wow. That is just awesome!!! 
THURSDAY, we did service today. We got to knock down a little building. Fun! But then we had to take all the bricks to a dump place a little far away. Not fun! haha and painful. But I do love service. Then later we did divisions with elder Batty. Cool. Oh ya, today we did a special fast as a mission for all of our families and especially for a family of an elder whose mom is going to have surgery. It feels really cool coming together as a mission in order to help someone. Such power, then we had an amazing lesson about the plan of salvation. I think that was one of the best that I have taught. It was great. Ping ping, the spirit, inspired questions, it was just great. 
FRIDAY, I got a little sick do to the fast, but I got better quick. Then we went to Manuel Carrion again and had a great lesson. We just need him to go to church. grrrrrr a little frustrating at times. That was pretty much it. 
SATURDAY, we had a good day. We found a new investigator who ended up coming to church! He is 18 and pretty cool! We are also planning on teaching his family! Awesome!!!! Then we talked to Sergio, who still has a big desire to change, we are just having a tough time finding time to teach him. But we will be persistent! 
SUNDAY, the testimonies were good today. A lot of people came to church, just the majority weren’t there for the full 3 hours, so they dont count as progressing. Man.... but that is ok! Patience and prayer!  From there we also had some great lessons. We talked to a family that is really struggling right now. Life can be rough. Then we also talked to an 18 yr old who says he wants to go on a mission but he is less active. So we are trying to help him prepare. Maybe even take him with us on a couple of visits.
Well, that was my week in a nutshell! I love all of you and thank all of you for what you have done for me! I hope that you all have a great next week! And a great general conference!!!!! Love you all!!!     Elder Maxwell


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