Monday, February 13, 2012


Well, my time here in philly is up! its sad to say, but i am out! we
finished off the transfer and our 6 months together with 3 baptisms
yesterday that went great! president came with his wife and it was a
great service!! of the 14 converts we have here, all 14 are active and
almost all of the adults have callings!! i am so greatful for the love
i share with these people here in philly. they were all in tears
yesterday when i broke the news, and it was just a mess! i hate
leaving area because it like leaving home otra vez. it so hard to do
that, but the lord knows why and i know that there are other people
that need me somewhere else and i need to learn more things from them!
i am so blessed, and will really miss it here!

this week was filled with baptismal interviews, district meeting
dentist for my comp, and a ton of teaching! we have seriously been on
fire! our mision has been focusing on referencias pedidas and we have
seen the blessing from asking those from people! we have 5 new
investigators, 5 people that will be baptized this next transfer and
there are others now in the making! this cycle that we have hit here
is increible!

yesterday we had stake conference, and i can be honest, for some
reason i cannot focus in english, and it has been a real problem the
past month! i am honestly forgetting my english. obviously it doesnt
show in my emails, but in person, when i talk or listen, my mind
doesnt understand, and i have talked to a couple of people and they
say that is happens when you dont speak it or think it. its scary!
haha, i shouldknow this!!! anyways, i know that the lord has a good
place for me in another part of the mission, i feel that i did what i
was supposed to do here, and have no regrets! i know that i am leaving
for a reason, and its giong to be duro, but i know its what needs to
happen. we will have a huge FHE tonight with all the ward, haha they
are making it like a despedida for me, so it will be sad, but i will
never forget what we did here :) the lord is good, he lives, and he
loves us! dont ever forget that!!

Elder Gallego



man! this week sure did fly by! this is the last week of the transfer,
and i think im going to stay...yeah! that will make almost a year
here!! so crazy!! but the cool thing is that there is still more work
here, and we are just in a groove with the lord! he is the bomb!

so this week, we had a great family home evening on the plan of
salvacion and how it is so important for us to realize that satan has
no part in the plan...he cant help us get saved right?! its cool
because in the back of the scriptures, the actual plan of salvacion
consists of the creation, the fall, the atonement, and the laws
ordinances and doctrines that god has given us. now my point in that
is to let you see that not one name of any person is
other words, yes god knew who was going to do what, and all that...but
if that wouldve changed, the plan itself still would have been carried
out! and satan has no part in it! of course he helps us learn by
making us sin, so he has nothing to do with our salvacion! we have to
realize that only jesucristo can help us. satan wont. he fell because
he knew not the mind of god the father! just thought that would be
something cool to share!

this week i also got to go on an exchange with one of the zone
leaders, it was good, i learn a lot from them and they also help me
with the things i am struggling! we really had a fun time, and elder
perkins reminds me of my bro in law trevor! looks, talks and acts just
like him! it kills me!!

as we were teaching Jorge lopez, the friend of elvys and noe who are
just on fire, he told us that he wanted to be baptized on the 12 de
febrero!! it was such a shock because heck, just a month ago yesterday
we got to know him and it was a cool experience as we see the change
that he is making to be good with god, and follow the example of
jesucristo and be baptized for the remission of sins! he will be such
a strong member, and with the examples of elvys and noe right now, man
they are all just on fire!!

this week we will be baptizing Victor, Vivian, Jorge (noe will be
doing that!) and the two fransiscos perez! it will be a great
baptismal service right after our stake conference on sunday, and they
have asked me to do the translating from english to spanish again!
haha except this time i will have a copy of the talks so i dont think
ill do so bad :) it will be fun!!

we need prayers for nancy and fransisco borrero that the lord will
help them decide to be baptized! nancy to stop smoking and fransisco
to let go of his fear and just do it! he is so ready and he always
says it, he is just scared to fall, and so we need the prayers so that
he can make the correct decision! also, we had futbol on friday, and
it went great!! there were a lot of people, and it is a great
activity! one of our ivestigators actually brought his buddy yesterday
to church!! they are awesome! so we are going to see him this week to
see what up! he is really excited and said that he loved church! his
name is fernando!

other than all that, life is just crazy! i love it though, to be busy
is to be doing what the lord asks! and especially when you feel peace,
something that satan cant allow you to feel! cool stuff. this church
is the only way, it is the only way. he lives and i know that he loves
us! share the gospel with all that you know! they are all looking for
it and they seriously all want what we have! True and eternal
happiness!! Its all about love!

Elder Gallego



this week just flew by! i cant believe it is already monday again, i
definetely made the most of my time this week, my personal studies
went great!! we as a companionship are doing great! we have 8 baptisms
coming on the 12th to finish the transfer, so we will be super busy
this week with interviews and then exchanges, district meeting that i
havent even thought about until now, so much to do and not enough
time!! i just noticed, i use a ton of exclamation points in my emails,
it comes from the spanish. cool fact, when you speak spanish, you use
your face a lot, well at least i do, and you kind of almost yell but
not really, so it comes out in my english that is barely even
understandable now and it is hilarious!

so this week, we finally got fransisco perez/chut padre e hijo to
commit to be baptized on the 12th! also we got nancy to commit to  be
baptized that same day! she is the wife of ruben pascual, he was
baptized the week before i came into this area with elder cook and de
leon! nancy is having problemas with stop smoking and we are really
praying hard for her to stop! she has to yesterday, and so lets hope
she did! we were able to give her a blessing to help her and the
spirit was really stong and i know that nancy can do it, now its just
a matter of her doing it! pray for her please!

we were also able to give john a blessing on monday night, he has had
really bad migranes his whole life and that night he was in so much
pain he couldnt move! so we gave him a blessing and in the blessing i
commanded him to be healed accoring to his faith, and wow the feeling
that came into the room put us to tears!! john was healed!! it was a
great miracle and a powerful testimony of the priesthood and faith!
its all about love and our father in heaven is full of it!

yesterday, we learned about our capacity. god is real, he knows
everything. we are real, but we dont know everything. He is the one we
have to go to in order to learn, to grow, and to become who he is! if
we dont, we are wasting his time that he has given us to be here, its
only a short period of time, so we have to ask in prayer that he help
us know and understand the things we need to do. our capacity to learn
and understand will grow, i know from experience and i know that as we
put our trust in him he will help us! he is obligated to do it!

i know that this church, is the way. the only way. listen to the
profeta, follow the commandments, his teachings, and live the way that
cristo would live. service, love and charity! is it hard, no. its as
hard as we think. confidence trust and true humility are what will
help us! god has given us the capacity to learn, to think and to act.
we cant sit back and say oh god will take care of me...he wont. we
have to act in order for him to act. he wants to take care of us, as
long as we take care of the things he asks us to! i love learning, go
on a mision if you hav thoughts! you will never regret it! it is the
best work!! love you all!!

Elder Gallego