Yeah well family a pretty normal week over here. We´ve been finding some really good people this week and we`ve been able to put a ton of baptism dates recently so we should be seeing some fruits of our work soon. One thing we`ve been trying to improve on alot is inviting the people to be baptized in the first lesson and its pretty cool to see that mostly everyone wants to be baptized how Jesus Christ was baptized, the hard thing is preparing them so they are ready haha. So I`ve been thinking about the importance the mission is having on me and Ive been reading parts of my journal in the Mtc and first part of my mission and its honestly insane to see how much ive changed and madured obviously Im still little old tate but man the mission has helped me develop so many attributes of Christ and the cool thing i still have a ton of time left!! well not too much but a good amount haha. But Im just super happy being in the mission couldnt imagine being anywhere else honestly. Love and miss you all until the next!!!
at 12:07 AM
Well fam pretty chill week not too much to report. I got to know the area pretty, my comp and well pretty much everything. Man the street food is really freaking good in this area so pray for me that i wont die haha. So yeah in our area we have a ton of super good people ready to get baptized but everyones challenge here is coming to church, its even really close. We passed by all of our investigators sunday before church and they were all sleeping so we are gonna have to hide alarm clocks in their rooms sunday i think. But the one kid that came to church is Mauricio. Hes 19 and has a date for the 5th of May. Honestly he was hungover when he came to church because when we went to pick him he told us how he wants to change and well he came to church so thats him showing that he wants to change. So ill keep yall updated on him. Uhh so we have also been teaching this 15 year old called Michael thats super dope too. Hes super mature and we met his mom this week and she was telling us how she wants to get baptized too and her son soo they are progressing pretty well too. Well all is going good, my comp for only having 7 months speaks pretty spanish so thats cool, well id love to hear how yall are doing too! haha chau to all!
|Cool things by the house|
at 9:34 PM
Hey yall hows it going. So we had tranfers! Im staying in the same city of Tarija, just going to the other side like 30 minutes away. My new comp is Elder Allred, yes another freaking gringo haha. But hes super chill. Hes from Syracause, Utah. Hes 6 5´´ so its pretty funny when people look at him haha. But I dont really know the area yet. Im staying at district leader so Ill be staying with all the stress haha. But Im stoked to be staying in the same city, its sooo pretty. Well General Conference was super awesome. Straight revelation from the heavens. I hope everyone was not only able to see it but to receive personal revelation of how we can become more like our Savior Jesus Christ. Im super grateful for the opportunity I had to watch conference it was amazing. Well Ill have more to say this next week about the area and everything! Love and miss you all!!
|the baptism of Mery last week|
|members of my old branch|
at 11:23 AM
Yeah so we have been teaching a family for like 3 months, and just a few weeks ago they stopped progressing but their 12 year old daughter, Mery, kept progressing and got baptized yesterday!! It was a super cool experience, and after she told us about this sensational feeling of peace that overcame her. So this area where I am at right now is the hardest area in the mission numbers wise. In the past year there has only been 2 baptisms which is incrediblyyy low, maybe the lowest in South America haha. So our mission president was thinking about closing but we´ve been working really hard and the fruits are starting to show so I really hope he doesnt close it. So the bad thing is my flash drive got a virus and I dont have pictures of the baptism cause alll of my photos got lost ( doppppe!!) But i get pictures from a member next week. Well everything else is good. We have 10 people with baptism dates right now so if I stay in this area ill keep yáll updated next week. Well Im super stoked for General Conference, it only takes a mission to realize how amazing conference actually is, dont fall asleep! haha Well hope everyone has a good week, chau!
at 1:54 PM
Hello family and friends or whoever is reading this. Well dont got much to say but alls going good over her. We are working with a ton people right now. So we have 3 people that have baptism dates for this saturday. 2 are kind of iffy because they want more time but they are ready they just have a little fear. They are Limberg and Marcelo. The other is Carlos who wants to get baptized this saturday. So all 3 of the have 20 years old, and my comp and I both have 20 years old too its pretty funny. But man we are praying and working so hard for them to be able to get baptized! Besides that everything is really good and suppper hot recently. Miss and love you all!!! photos¨of our dope district avtivity today
at 2:56 PM
Hey fam, hope all is going good at home. So this week my comp was sick again so we worked a little less this week. But he is all good now. So Limberg came to church again and he is still on for his date for the 24th, he just has a little fear about after his baptism making the same decisions after, but he is going really well, his is progressing a ton and honestly is ready for baptism he just needs some help to realize how much he has changed. So the family Vallejos had basically stopped progressing but we had a lesson with them saturday and well it went pretty well and they are excited again and came to church too. So well not much else happening, we do have a ton of other investigators progressing but those are the ones progressing the most. But everything is going all good, Im learning so much everyday how to be a better leader and a better missionary, the mission is honestly so awesome haha. Love and miss you all! Also wouldnt mind to know whats going on with everyone at home haha
at 12:57 PM
Hello fam hope all is going well at home! So this week was pretty normal again nothin to crazy. Limberg, the 20 year old that we are teaching, is progressing really well. He came to church Sunday for his first time and liked it alot. He has a baptism date for the 24th. But everything is going really good with him. So this Saturday we finally got to go to a pueblito( that just means a small little village place in the middle of nowhere)!!! So first of all my area is already the farthest area in this city basically already in the middle of nowhere. So we went from the middle of nowhere to farther into the middle of nowhere. It took about 45 minutes to get there and wow it was seriously so pretty because its just like all grape vineyards. Its pretty cool Im pretty sure it has the most grape vineyards in the world. Miles and miles and milesa of just straight grapes and they are really good. (They also drink a tonnnn of wine here haha). We only went there cause there are active members that drive 45 minutes every Sunday to come to church. Well things are going pretty good here just the time is going by wayy to fast its crazy. But man I love the mission. Well love and miss you all!!
at 9:54 PM