December 8, 2014
Seven Baptisms for January
I can't believe that it is December! Time is flying by so fast out here! I don't know if everyone has heard, but the church is advertising for a new video called, "He is the Gift." They have published it on You Tube and they also bought space on a billboard for a month in Times Square in New York City. This is what we missionaries around the world are going to focus on for the month of December. We have a ton of pass along cards that are printed in Spanish to hand out to people. We have been asked to hand out ten each day. I believe that everyone should have received pass along cards in the Ensign magazine this month. I encourage all of you to pass them out to friends, family members and those who aren't members!
On Monday we taught a lesson to Ramon, Belkis and their daughters Madeline and Diana. During the lesson, we set them a baptismal date for them on January 3rd! That means that right now we have 7 people with a baptismal date in January. Our focus for the next few weeks is to help all 7 meet their baptismal dates!
My new companion, Elder Morgan has been really sick the past couple of days.
Elder Morgan and I are also struggling to find some new people to teach so we had a great idea to visit with all of the members in the ward and teach them a powerful lesson about what happens when members and missionaries work together. First, we ask the members to think of someone who they would like to see become a member of this church whether they are a friend, a family member, a coworker, or a neighbor. Then, we share the story of Alma and Amulek. Alma (the missionary) wasn't having success teaching in the city but after he joined forces with Amulek (the member) and the taught Amulek's friends and family, he had success. We taught our first lesson last night to the Ramirez family, who are branch members and the lesson was super powerful. We asked them to invite the person that they were thinking of to their house so that we could teach them and baptize them. The Ramirez family got excited and said that they would do that.
Well I hope everyone has a great week!
Me and my companion Elder Morgan with our Christmas tree