Hola mi familia
estan?! Bueno, ayer estuve no pudi enviar en correo de electronico a ustedes porque la bibliioteca no estuvo abrio! No se exactamente porque pero su pongo quizas de el Super Bowl?! Pero todo esta bien con mi! Este semana fue loco!! ijole estuve bien preocupado con muchas cosas entonces yo necesitaba un descanso! Gracias por su paquete!!! Me encanta las naranjas y el corbato rojo que era en el paquete! Y por fin!! Mis libros por mi mision!! Gracias! Ya tengo empezado con el Libro Nuestro Heritage (no se como decir eso en ingles) pero si! como
Ok so that you can all understand me now, I hope everything is all good back at home and wherever you all are! I am doing great here, and we had a really sucessful week again! I read the email de Nyal y it sounds like he is going to be in for a new one! Send him my best wishes and im sure he will do great! He needs to have more Faith in mimself!
Ok so to start, i love this place. I am learning so much every day, and every day i freak myself out with something cool that i learn it is so much fun!! :) I cant wait to come home and tell you all of the stories that i have!! The spirit this week in church was so amazing, and it really has finally hit me, that i am a full time missionary and that i will not be coming home until 23 de Octubre 2012!! I was really brought to a reflection moment this past week, reading all of the letters that were in mi paquete and it hit me harder that i have ever felt the spirit, how important my family is to me. I have really learned out here, that i took a lot for granted back at home. and that the things that i have learned now, i wish i learned them before, but i have learned my lesson. I am so grateful and so blessed to have the family that i have in my life, the parents to guide me in the right path, and that i have an amazing older sister and brother in law, both people who dont realize how much i look up to them as well as my own parents, and 2 brothers who i miss more than words can explain. I have been given so much, and this past week has really made me think, when the going gets rough and i think i have it bad, count the blessings.
I really love having this opportunidad en mi vida to leave my family for two years to help others be with theirs for eternity. What a great blessing that i have, to be one of the chosen ones of the Lord. I love these people, i have been able to really humble myself and realize how prideful i am, and how much i have to work on. A great scripture that explains this is Ether 12:27. It talks about Humility and how if we come to the lord, he will show unto us our weaknesses! So the way i interpret this scripture, is is i go to the lord he will show me how weak and how little i know...sounds like a good idea right?! It is a great idea! I truly have a tesimonio of this principle. we have to humble ourselves first if we expect to learn anything in this life. THat was a hard thing for me but i am now starting to really work and strive to take critisism and learn from it. I know it will help me become a better missionary!
So elder kerouac had his appt with the doctor on martes and the doctor told him that his foot still has a small fractura in it so he will have to wear this ugly flat shoe for like a week! But he is now back into his normal shoe today, for the first time in a month! ALso this week, we really focused on speaking more spanish between the two of us and we are doing pretty well as of right now! :) The language is coming to me and i dont know how i would ever be able to learn like this if i didnt have the spirit of the lord with me. Heck when we were on exchanges on thursday, we got called to the hospital to translate for spanish people, and of course it had to be a puerto rican! Man they talk so dang fast!! But i did really well and was able to get everything across just fine! It was wierd the woman had like 4 inch long fingernails and they were painted blue!! Very nice lady though!!
Florencio, Issac and Stefanie are doing really well! Florencio is having a couple of sturggles, but we expected that for sure. Especially with the kind of answer that he recieved. His grandmother is on her death bed all of the sudden now so it has been a really hard and trying week for him. He started crying in front of us on sunday, it was so sad. He asked me to give him a blessing and man the spirit really uplifted us all at that moment. It is so great to be able to use the priesthood power to bless the lives of other people i truly do have a testimony of the power of the priesthood. He also decided to tell us yesterday that he had a dream about a week ago, but was too scared to tell us. As he was going under the water in the baptismal font, he looked to his right and saw satan sitting there telling him that he was doing the wrong thing....pretty intense huh? He described him as a normal man, with big eyes and really long fingernails, and he was just sitting there with his hands on his knees shaking his head at him. Now of course satan is going to tell him no. He got such a strong answer, he is going to get oposicion in the same strength. But he is doing well. We are just really focusing on making sure that we make daily contact with him, because this is the most vulnerable time for investigators. Keep them all in your prayers please as well as us so that we may be inspired on what to teach!
So we have zone conference tomorrow! I am way excited because i learned so much de el primero reunion! Other than that, i dont really have much else that happened that was really big. I am just happy as ever and i am so glad to be out here serving. I know that i am being blessed continually for my efforts, and i am going to keep trying my hardest!!! I am learning so many food recipies too!! i cant wait to make some food when i get back for all of you!! We ate a lot of enchiladas, real enchiladas, and things called sope's and empanadas last night and a ton of other stuff!! Oh man i just love this area!
Anyways, i hope all is well with you at home, and all my friends, hope all is well, oh i need dereks address please so i can get him a letter before he jets out of the MTC!! He will be such a good missionary!! and i also hope all goes well with trevor and alyssa and with everyones health! Quit getting sick!! This church is so true, our heavenly father lives, he loves us and wants us to return and live with him again. Do what it takes to make sure that you are on the right path. DOnt let go of that iron ron, and always keep your eye on the prize. And when your are going through rough times, and you need someone to comfort you, Did you think to Pray? Always go to the one who knows you best, Your Father in Heaven. He will show you the way, and he will make your burdens light. I love you all and i am so grateful for all that you have done for me.