Wednesday, January 25, 2017

God is Great, sweets are good, and people are crazy. Jan. 24, 2017

Hey family, and friends.   I'm here in Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in the world. Sending greetings to all of you in different parts of the world, in a matter of seconds. Isn't the world great? Our president once asked, "who invented facebook?" oh Mark Zuckerburg. no. "God." 😕 umm... but then I thought about it. Ok maybe mark zuckerburg was the one who physically created facebook, as have others physically made the inventions of the TV, CPU, Internet, etc. but God gives inspiration to all men to help us progress. All of the things in the world were created by God. some children asked us the other day, when we were talking about the creation of the world, "How did God create technology?" and I laughed. they have lived their whole lives with high definition screens and touch screens. the USB was created when I was their age. But God inspires men to make his work go forth. Use the technology God created  for us to share your light, let you light so shine...

sometimes as missionaries, people come to us with a bunch of scriptures trying to confuse us, and prove we are wrong. we find in the scriptures that the spirit of contention is not of God. and sometimes it is hard not to fall into contention, but when it happens, we try to leave as soon as we can. This week we had an intersting experience. We are teaching a family of Christians. they are interested and have a lot of really good questions. ; something that happens a lot is that when a family member that is devout to their religion hears that they are listening to us, they "just want to listen to what we have to say" and start to cite all the scriptures they know. We were able to respond all their questions without getting the anxious feeling that you normally get when someone is attacking the Gospel. At first our investigator was leaning to what his mom was saying, because it is their beleifs. but as we explained the reasons why we Do baptisms for the dead/have prophets he understood, and said, "mom, they make sense. I have asked this to many people and they haven`t been able answer my questions sensibly." -Woo!  truely as the scriptures say, "Behold, I will go before you and be your rearward; and I will be in your midst, and you shall not be confounded." (D&C 49:27)


​you know I love my bowling!



​the red pin appeared in the first position three times during my game and I got the strike two of those times! too bad I wont be coming back to Recorcholis... 



​aww... bebecitos güeros (little baby white people) Elder Western and Elder Gaither that have been on the mission 1 and 4 months, respectively.

The Church is True, The Book is Blue
Elder Haggard

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Book of MOOOOOOORMOOONNNNnnnnnn

Wooo! this week we had Zone training meeting and Zone conference that really boosted my animo. We talked about The Book of Mormon. How God promised Enoch about the restoration and the Book of Mormon:
  60 And the Lord said unto Enoch: As I live, even so will I come in the last days, in the days of wickedness and vengeance, to fulfil the oath which I have made unto you concerning the children of Noah;
 61 And the day shall come that the earth shall rest, but before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth; and great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve;
 62 And righteousness will I send down out of heaven; and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men; and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth,  
The righteousness was Jesus Christ and The Book of Mormon came from the earth to testify of Jesus Christ.
And the Book of Mormon is the way that God will flood the earth because He promised Enoch that He never again would flood the earth with water.

and President also told us about joseph in Egypt, then I understood that its a Type and Shadow of the last days. Joseph will feed the rest of the Tribes of Israel. 

We need to help people see the importance of the Book of Mormon. Why is the Book of Mormon important to you? I want responses. But tag me on your post in a social media website and I will see it in a few weeks. I dont want responses to my email. 

I know the Book of Mormon is true. If we want answers, The Book of Mormon has the answers, and God has them too. We need to ask of God our questions, and search in the scriptures. God has told me through the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is the truth, and The Church of Jesus Christ is the church of Jesus Christ. We truely can have happiness through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He can take away our fears and our pain. I know its true because I have felt it. "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual" Mosiah 2:41


​thanks for the game!  (life lesson: for a kiss you lose all the points ;P hahaha)



​the most painful things in life: when a fingernail gets lifted up.

If you dont get the title, its from Book of Mormon the musical.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Week #IDK lost count Jan. 10, 2017

This week was interesting. Not much to say right now, but I'll tell you in a few weeks. We are all fine and we were always safe. The only thing was that we were bored. There are only so many things a missionary can do in his apartment. Just a little bit scary. I don't know how much I can say. 

Anyways, we are getting back on track. People are appearing once again, and we are going to start progressing with some people now. I hope we can find our recent convert Arturo, because he hasn't shown up to church, or in his house for that matter.

Thanks for the birthday wishes and we will celebrate when I get home. (for those of you who will be in California at least)

Every time I really bear my testimony, I get a confirmation of the Holy Spirit that it is true. I am so grateful for the missionaries that decided that they should teach the restoration to an active family, and extend the invitation to pray in that very moment. Thanks to them, I know the book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who restored His church. And I know that this work is the work He would have me do.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Thousand Words or So Jan. 3, 2017

Hey sorry i was reading everybody's letters and now i don't have any more time to write, so here are the pictures from these weeks. (pictures are worth a thousand words right?)


​ward christmas party. we dressed up some people as sheperds and we sang christmas songs.


​a brother from my ward was the one who covered moroni with gold. he gave us a gold leaf that he uses. it's really delicate. we´ll see if it's still in two pieces when i get home.



​new years eve! party!



​grape juice. in a glass bottle. no alcohol