Meet the Mormons
October 6, 2014
Hey Family and Friends!
It is starting to get really cold here early in the mornings and in the evening, it is in the low 50's. Elder Remund has told me that this is nothing compared to how cold it will be a few months from now. There is a lot of humidity here, which actually makes it feel colder because the cold just seems to seep right through your clothes. This isn’t the type of weather that I’m used to after living in Arizona.
We were invited to Family Home Evening with our Stake President on Monday. One of our investigators, Jeff, was invited to join us since the Stake President and his family has befriended him. Jeff is getting closer and closer to his baptismal date. He is really excited and is trying really hard to obey the word of wisdom. In order to be baptized on Oct 25, he has to be successful by this Saturday so hopefully he can do it! Please include him in your prayers.
I was sad to receive a call from one of our investigators named Nazario, who told me that he doesn't want us to come teach him anymore. It has been really hard on him because he has such a strong desire to be baptized but he can't. He got caught crossing the border into the U.S. and he has a court date next December. President Baker says he can't be baptized until that court date is resolved. Nazario is a little frustrated that he can't be baptized and he also kind of doesn't feel worthy enough to be baptized as a result of his legal issues. Elder Remund and I are not sure what to do but we are praying for him.
On Tuesday, all of the missionaries in my zone got to watch the movie "Meet the Mormons" which is coming to theaters on Oct 10. All missionaries in our mission got to watch it so that we can talk to investigators about it. The movie focuses on the lives of six members around the world in order to give nonmembers a good idea about what Mormons are really like. Please see the movie if you can, it will give you some good subjects to talk about with your nonmembers friends and neighbors.
Conference was amazing! The missionaries out here have been telling me that Conference is the best while you’re out on a mission- and they are right. I watched the Sunday morning session in Spanish, which was a pretty interesting experience. When two speakers spoke in Spanish during another session, we sat in a room that was broadcasting in Spanish and listened to the talks there. It was awesome to hear someone speaking Spanish in conference without an interpreter.
Jorge, a less active member from Honduras, has been coming to our lessons with us for the past few weeks. At first he was a little shy about sharing his testimony but as he has continued to come out with us a couple times a week, he has become more open and more excited to share his testimony with the people we are teaching. I think Jorge is starting to realize that his testimony is getting stronger and stronger.
I would like to encourage everyone back home to go teach with the missionaries, because I can promise you that your testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ and his restored church will grow. As your testimony grows you will be happier and you will be able to bear your trials better.
Nos Vemos! (See you later!)
Me and my district