Monday, June 1, 2015

MISSIONARY WORK ON THE OTHER SIDE!! AWESOME!!! Email 6/1/2015

***Unfortunately Dallon cant download pics because he runs the risk of getting a virus and losing all his pics :(       But luckily we still get to hear from him!!! ***


MONDAY, we sort of did nothing haha. But thats ok. We did get to have a fhe. It was awesome and a lot of people came. FHE here are giant haha. No one does it alone. haha. 
TUESDAY, today we taught Ricardo. He is way cool and a smart guy. He is always thinking about what we teach. After we had a wonderful opportunity to go to the TEMPLE!!!! and do baptisms with the branch! It was incredible. I got to do confirmations and the spirit was so strong! We had about 40 converts that night! Missionary work on the other side! Awesome. 
WEDNESDAY, district mtg! We talked about less actives today, to try and find some new ones. Then I talked to elder batty and he thanked us for our work this last week. The improvement and he helped me see a pattern. When there are problems I let them beat me up a little too much for a little too long, but then I start to fight back. It helped me a lot see the big picture. Sometimes when we do things it is like painting, each stroke isnt very significant, but after many we can look back and see the ending result. Sometimes we have to take a step back and see how the picture is coming along and maybe we have to erase a few things or in other words, repent, and do it again!  I love the gospel. 
THURSDAY, today I had an amazing study, mom, you need to read it. It is in the liahona of april 2015. its called...it isnt a sin to be weak... by wendy ulrich. Amazing. It helped me a lot. 
FRIDAY, we had interviews and let’s just say my president is called of God. He helped me a lot. It is incredible how the Lord helps us in so many ways from so many different people. My week has been full of this. A cool scripture he shared with me: dc 123 vs 12 through 14 and 17.
12For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive , and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it— 
13Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven— 
14These should then be attended to with great earnestness.                                                          
17  Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed.

 Awesome! My vision is set on something better and as I have been striving to meet my goals and to be more direct and many more things the blessings have come. 
SATURDAY, we have been teaching a girl named Noelia. She is 11 and really really wants to be baptized. Her cousins are members and she has gone to church 3 times including stake conference. and ya, we are going to baptize her this next week! Cool! We have also found 2 families. We have started teaching them and I think that with the lessons they will progress. 
SUNDAY, church was great! We also left to do visits with the members and it went great as well! I got to go with the branch president and he also helped me see even more clearly our objective as sons and daughters of God as well as being a missionary. 
  Well that was my week more or less. it was amazing and many more things have happened that i dont have time to write... but God lives and talks to each and every one of us. If we give heed to his words, we will see a great change for the better! I love you all! Have a great next week!!!
     
      Elder Maxwell

By the way we also cut down a tree this week with 2 machetes and a rope. Cool!!