October 16, 2017

Well this week we had a conference with our mission president that was super powerful. He focused on the sabbath day the importance of it. He talked about how almost all of the churchs in the world have taken out the 4th commandment which is to keep the sabbath day holy. How important are all of the commandments to be able to live with God again! Well the first transfer with my kid already passed... so crazy how fast the times flying. But we are both staying here, so Ill be finishing his training! Well this week we had to street contact a freakingggg ton. So many appointments fell threw it was pretty annoying because they said they would be there but then they werent and wouldnt answer their phones haha. But we were able to find 13 new people this week just straight street contacting so that was pretty sweet. Our mision goal is 15 every week so we fell short but we´re working out here. So here in Bolivia so many people have heard of the mormons but almost everything is bad haha. The most popular is that we have our own bible and we worship Joseph Smith. But then we explain what the Book of Mormon actually is and who was Joseph Smith and they always get super interested that Jesus Christ actually came here to the Americas. So its pretty awesome to be to teach about the restored gospel and authority that we have. But yeah everything is going good out here. This Saturday we had a baptism date for Uber but he couldnt attend church this sunday so we have to postpone it. We are working with a ton of other people right now but i dont have a ton of time, so for next week! Miss and love you all!

October 9, 2017

Well fam don´t got too much to say honestly haha. This week was super awesome tho. The biggest miracle is that this Sunday we were expecting about 5 investigators to go to the church but then all of them said they wouldnt be able to go. So we were just sitting in sacrament meeting and then one of investigators just walks right in! It was super sweet. It was his first time to attend church and he said he liked it a ton, so yeah he has a baptism date for 2 weeks so he has to attend this Sunday too to be able to be baptized. This week we gave out a book of Mormon almost day and we were able to testify a tonnnn about the Restored Gospel, now we just have to pray that our investigators read and have the desire to know the truth! This week was pretty horrible to walk in the streets tho. It was suppper windy and its just straight dirt everywhere so i basically just walked with my eyes closed for a week. Also its supper humid so literally when we get home I have to wring out my garments because they are soaked with sweat. So yeah pretty chill down here! This is the last week of my first transfer with my son, and its pretty crazy to see how much he has learned and how freaking fast the time is moving...  Also wouldnt mind to hear how everyones going so go on and shoot me an email :) Love you all!
Photos: My District and Zone, Last district meeting for this transfer

October 2, 2017

Well conference was pretty dope this weekend. Sad we didnt get to listen to Thomas S. Monson but still super powerful. One theme that kind of stuck out to me is how we have to strive harder to be more like Jesus Christ, do what he would and treat others as he would. So awesome to listen to the apostles and prophets! So been pretty good wayyy down here. So we always talk to a ton of people in the streets and just anywhere so Wednesday we talked to this 13 year old in the street and he said we could pass by Friday and I was like yeah we will see if they will be there. So i went pretty doubtful to that appointment because we didnt have a number or anything just a road number and door color haha so we went found this house and his parents let us in and wow they are a family of 5 and suppper awesome and spiritual. So yeah the Lord works in his ways and we just have to do our part! How awesome that we have the fulness of the gospel. All of the knowledge we need to return with God someday is in our church what a blessing. Well love and miss you all, Write me!! :)

September 25, 2017

Hola fam! Well a fairly good week out here. First off shout out to Noah Suarez fro being baptized this weekend, what a stud. Also suppper stoked for conference this weekend, conference is literally like straight gold now. We can receive so much personal revelation and answers when we listen to prophets and apostles, they are so inspired and so yeah just super excited haha, also for the all gringos missionaries they let us watch it in engish at the stake center so yeah even more dope. So this week we had appoinments planned every hour from 3pm to 8pm and we would go to the appoinments and they wouldnt be there so in total we had about 30 appoinments flake on us this week lol, it was super dissapointing in those moments but then we would knock on a door nearby and do some contacting and almost everytime they would let us in, so the Lord wanted us to be there for a reason and maybe most of the time it wasnt for the appointment we had planned. So this week we had a lesson with one of our investigators named Uber who has19 years old. Weve been teaching him for about a month now and we had a lesson this Tuesday and he told hes been reading and praying and hes received an answer and knows that the Book of Mormon is true! So that is one of the best things a missionary can hear but then came his challenge, all of his family is catholic and they go every Sunday to church, he told us he doesnt know what to do so we urged him to continue reading and pray for the strength to now act on his answer! So hopefully some good news about that next week! So yeah a pretty good week, just out here walking 15 miles a day destroying my shoes haha, but gotta love it. Well fam thats about it, miss and love you all!!

September 18, 2017

Hola fam! tudo bem out here in bolivia. So still adjusting to like of a trainer and almost doing all of the talking, in spanish mind you, but its going really good, Elder Beazer is learning a ton and progressing so all good there. Our area had been a little dead recently or there havent been a ton of investigators progressing but this week we prayed alot to be able to find people that were prepared and a little story is that yesterday we were walking to an appointment at like 8 and it was pretty dark where we were walking not a ton of houses or light and so we were walking kind of fast and we passed this house with 2 teenagers playing soccer and I felt like i should talk with them but I kind of shrugged it off because we were late and it was dark so we just passed by them and then we got to our appoinment and they werent there so then we had to walk down this dark road again and i felt again like i should talk with them but it was even later and thought they wouldnt want to listen so we passed by them again and as we passed by them i felt super strongly to talk with him so this time i finally listened to the spirit and even though it was really late and really dark and they let us share a lesson with them and they invited their other brothers and everything and we found 4 news investigators. They are super awesome and prepared, This feeling that came to me was from the spirit telling me to talk to these people because they were prepared by the Lord. This experience was super awesome and stengthened my testimony of the importance of the spirit and our message. The Lord is always preparing people to receive this truth we have! Well a super long letter, but a good read i hope haha. Well we are just working out here in Bolivia bringing souls to christ, what better thing could i be doing haha, Love and miss you all!
a picture of a youth in our ward that got his call to peru

September 11, 2017

Hows it going fam! Well I already said I was going to be a dad, but now theres a face. Hes called Elder Beazer and hes from the factory, good ol Utah, Syracuse. So first he doesnt know a lot of spanish because hes been in bolivia for about a week, but hes already improved a ton in a week so thats pretty dope. Hes working hard so pretty stoked for these transfers with him. Umm... The miracles of this week were just the people we were able to find. We contacted a ton and found some really good investigators that are searching for the truth so pretty stoked for those news ones. Training is different than everything ive done in the mission haha. I literally set the example for him and help mold him into the missionary hes going to be, so a pretty bog responsability. but ive honestly already learned a ton in a week. Well fam its good down here in Santa Cruz, love and miss you all!

September 4, 2017

Hola familia. Honestly this week I dont have a ton to say. It was a pretty tough week. Almost all of our appointments that we had fell threw, almost all of the investigators that we had arent progressing, and the people we had contacted in the street werent in their house when we went to visit, haha so it was a little tough. But there are weeks like this in the mission so not sweating it too much. There are miracles waiting the next week haha. So they called us with the changes and Elder Owen is ending his mission so he leaves Wednesday and Im going to be a dad! So yeah Im gonna train a new missionary a little nervous but stoked to be a trainer. Its a pretty big responsability but im excited, Ill know who he is Wednesday after a training. Thats honestly about it fam. If you want to pray for the people in my area to be more receptive that would be sweet haha. Miss and love you fam and friends!