Monday, November 24, 2014

Cool Experience!

Hey mom 
My companion were running around all day today doing things for the zone so I do not have that much time to write... I am doing good! Everything is good here in Iluman.  We had some pretty spiritual experiences this week.  

First we have had an investigator coming to church for about two months now and we finally got to teach him this week and we had a lesson with him in the church.  It was super awesome!! When we shared the first vision the spirit was super strong and he told us that he has never felt anything like it!! He could not explain how he felt!! IT was awesome and now he has a baptismal date for the 24!! 

Then we had some new investigators and during our first lesson I had the feeling to tell them that people might tell them stuff that are not true about the church but they just need to read the book of Mormon and pray about it and trust in God.  Well the next time we went there he came and met us at the door and told us he did not want anything to do with us and would not explain to us why... he told us that he would not read the book and would not pray.  So that was kind of hard but I really feel like the Lord is guiding us in our work. 

 Then we were teaching a less active member and she told us that she had a dream the night before we contacted her where her husband who died told her she was on the wrong road and that she needed to get on the right one.. Then me and my companion contacted her in the street!! So that was pretty cool!! Really I know that I am here in the lords work!! 

Elder Guild

Monday, November 17, 2014

Testimonies are so important!

Hey mom!!

I am doing good.  Things are all good here.  Me and my companion are doing well.  He does not talk that much which is a little weird for me but it is all good.  We are having a little bit of a hard time right now.  We do not have anyone progressing but we keep on working.  Mostly our ward is tough.  We have dedicated ourselves to visiting the ward members and trying to help all of them come to the conversion.  They are really weak here.  A lot of them were baptized the day after they met the missionaries and so they don’t really have much of a testimony.  

I hope everything is going well with school!  Just remember to keep a little time to study the scriptures! The lord will help you for your sacrifice.  Tell shalee that I hope she gets them off as soon as possible! and I hope everything is okay with ammon so that he can wrestle!  

That sounds like a great goal!! I will be checking in on that and I would love to hear experiences and things that you learn also!! I love the Book of Mormon.  My companion that I am with right now is probably on of the most converted people that I have been with and he has taught me a lot about the conversion.  Really one thing that he has brought to my attention is our testimonies.  I would strongly suggest reading the introduction and studying it out.  It will teach you how to get a testimony of the book of Mormon.  Then how we really become converted is when we are faithful to the testimony that we have.  In the testimony of the 3 witnesses it talks about the blessings that come from being faithful to your testimony also.  Here are some scriptures that I like also that you could study about the conversion.  Alma 5:14 & 26  Mosiah 5:2  Mosiah 27:25-26  

Well That is cool that you got to see Devin.  If you see him again tell him hi!! I am kind of nervous for when I come back because I really want to be a different person! I want to be changed!! That is in the end the point of the Gospel right?  Anyways love you mom!! Have a great week!! 

Elder Guild

Monday, November 3, 2014

Keeping Busy!

Hey mom!
I am doing good! Me and my companion are always at meetings or in the other sectors helping out the other missionaries  and it really has an effect on our sector.  Monday we had p-day.  Tuesday we had a meeting with the president from 1-7... Wednesday we had a ward counsel and then a meeting with the stake president.  Thursday went with sister in the zone.  Friday all the missionaries went in one sector to contact. Saturday we had a leaders meeting then we had to sent a ton of files in by email that took 2 hours.  Then Sunday we went with the other sisters in our zone... Then today we have to go to Quito and will not be coming back until Tuesday or Wednesday... But we do have one person with a date and the whole family came to church that we are working with!! So things are good we just don’t get to spend a lot of time working in our sector.
Remember how precious a testimony is.  If we never share it will not grow and can even be lost!! If you keep on sharing it will get easier!! ;) 
Elder Guild
I don’t get a lot of time to write today because we have to go Quito...

Hey JAcob
I am here being a missionary!! We go and talk to EVERYONE!!! They do not celebrate Halloween here but they have the day of the dead which was yesterday and they make bread in the shape of a person and make this super good purple drink with fruit in it!! IT is called colada morada!! Super good!  Just be an example for the kids in your class! You know what is good and what is not good! SO do the good things!! Sounds like you had a good time with the delgados!! Keep up being awesome and make sure you read your scriptures everyday and pray!! Love ya

Elder Guild