Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Week of Miracles‏

Tuesday A day of lots of work. The highlight of the day was when I beat everyone in my district in eating the most. 11 pieces of wonderful pizza haha. Wednesday This was an interesting day. We started it off by going to Antigua to watching a world wide missionary broadcast where we learned how to teach repentance and baptize converts. It was awesome. After that we got a call telling us to have my son, Elder Miranda, start packing. He went home that day and I will miss him. Its a long story why... We worked a tad but mostly just said our good byes. Thursday We decided to go attack the new part of the area we found. It was awesome we found tons of new people and a random less active family that we will get back to church. Then we found this guy Hector over by our house and he is super awesome and wants to come to church and learn more. He has been having lots of problems and just told us that we were is solution and answer to his prayers. It was soo cool. Lets see how he is. Friday Had some good lessons. Taught a really postive lady that is named Claudia that we would baptize if she wasnt going to LA for 6 months...but got her address and going to send it to Jare Bear to baptize her..hope your spanish is good my friend... Then taught The Familia Sic who is awesome and we are just waiting to baptize them. Saturday Started it off with lots of contacting. It went well until a bolo ¨drunk¨ started following us for an hour until we had to run and catch a tuk tuk to escape him. It was crazy. After that we went to go visit our convert Jose and he wasnt there but his wife who hates the church was. She just told us he wasnt there but then gave us a reference and well it was a pure miracle. We went and visited this family and the kids have actually been attending church and want to be baptized. We just got to help the mom a little more first. Sunday What a cooooold day. It was so cold. We had a good time at church and had lots of awesome people come to church. Afterwards we just walked and contacted a ton. But hey thats missionary work. Cant wait to see how big my thighs are when I get home. Monday What a fun PDay. We cleaned, organized, fixed our hot water, and then made ninja bread cookies. It was tons of fun to decorate them. After that we went and visited the family again and talked a little more about baptisms and the kids just scream yeah ¨yo quiero que pueden bautizarme¨it was awesome. Hopefully this Sunday we will be able to do so. Missions are great. No hay un mejor mision que esto mision.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What a Week

Wednesday Well we had a good district meeting and learned lots about repenting. After that got to write the good old fam bam and then we ate a good lunch as always made by Hermana Lucy. But after lunch we did an area attack in Sumpango that was alright, it really just lost a lot of time of us working in our area. But all is well. Thursday This was a day of lots of rejection and running around trying to get lessons. Its okay. Got to learn how to be rejected because it happens a lot in life. Friday Another day of rejection Saturday Wow what a slow saturday that was hard to just get lessons. I dont know why but no one wanted to accept us this week. Oh well The Lord will bless us this next week. Sunday Another good old sunday. I am just grateful that I can understand everything now, pretty much. That I am able to enjoy the talks and enjoy participating in the classes. After church went straight to work and we found a part of our area that we never knew was even there and its GIANT. Definetely going to find the people The Lord has prepared over there. Now time to just go to work in it. Monday What a good PDAY. We mostly just spent time with the Familia Burgos and I taught them how to make pizza and in all honesty I forgot the yeast and it was a good crunchy pizza but all went well and I learned haha. After that we just had a second visit with this family that are scared to return to God because they feel like they have done so much bad. I know we can help them and they can feel Gods love for them once more. Keep looking forward, never in the past. What is done is done and cannot be changed. Its you who can change and be better. TODAY IS THE DAY TO CHANGE AND BE BETTER!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another week of fun‏

Wednesday Oh what a hard day. Yet again my good old friend Mario told us he wants nothing to do with us... This broke my heart because everytime he gets so close, he rejects what he feels. It was a hard day and I learned a lot but hey got to have hard days to get them good ones. Thursday Another day of rejection. I am getting really good at receiving rejection haha. We had pretty much all of our appointments fall and I just felt bad for my hijo because he was starting off his experience in the field rough. But hey thats where you learn the most. Just a long day of rejection. Friday This day started off with finding just tons of goats but afterwards the trio decided to split up a little and I went and taught with a member and him and I just found more goats until we both felt prompted to go visit this less active family who started to come to church after 3 years of not going. When we visited them found out they have 3 kids that arent baptized! What a miracle. Right now just teaching and getting back into the path of Christ so that they will want to continue in it. Saturday Well it was a pretty normal day. The best part was at the end of the day when we had a second visit with Laura who was way positive. When we got there she was ready with the pamphlet, with question, and just ready. She was excited that we came back. It was awesome and after we taught just lesson 1, it answered all her questions and doubts and she couldnt wait for us to come back after that. Sunday Day of Miracles! We had tons assisting...YES! We had converts come to church who love me but never came but finally came. Had investigators just come that we havent really talked to much. Just a day of miracles. Monday Interviews with President to start off the day and it was amazing. I love the guy so much and he is so smart and knows so much about the gospel and how to help us. Afterwards we just went out and worked and didnt have a terrible or fantastic day just another day in the hands of the Lord doing his work. Tuesday PDay... well we spent our Pday at the hospital for Elder Mirandas foot. But hey all is well with him and we had very few lessons but we all enjoyed the day regardless. Late Spiritual thought of New Years 3 Nephi 12 vs 47 Las cosas antiguas han pasado, y todas las cosas han vuelto nuevo Forget about the past and start being better. Love yall.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I have a kid!

Tuesday What an awesome but crazy day. So after writing and everything we went straight to work and had some great visits, but our best visit was with Alison. She told us she was going on a trip so we just asked her if she wanted to be baptized the next day, right before she leaves... and she said YES! What a miracle. Then we ended the night by having a sleepover with Elder Webb and Elder Sanchez whom I love. Wednesday WE BAPTIZED! We had Alisons baptism in the morning and it was awesome. I was the one she chose to baptize her and it all just went super smoothly. Then after the baptism went and worked and taught some people. We taught Fransisco and saw how he felt about his baptism Saturday and all was well. YAY BAPTISMS. Thursday Woke up and got our studies done early so Elder Halverson and I could go to Itzapa to bless their house. While we blessed it, in the prayer we both could her something that sounded like it was literally leaving the house. It was crazy. After that we ate a good lunch with Familia Salazar who made us chuchitos which is Mexican tamales. Then worked and ended the night with a mini party at Mildred and Ronalds house (converts) just a fun NEW YEARS night. Friday The day to teach and learn patience. We had just a ton of rejection and didnt get a single lesson for 6 hours of walking and touching doors. But then we got a lesson with an old guy who played his guitar and sang to us. It was quite cute. Then had a few more lessons and ended the night at Mildreds and Ronalds again and a lot of stuff happened and Elder Halverson and I just ended up giving them blessing to the mom and the brother. But one of the most spiritual blessings I have ever given. Saturday 5 MONTHS! Woke up at three in the morning to go to my final newby meeting which was super fun to see all my friends and learn lots. Then got home and worked and just had a good night. Changed Fransiscos baptism for Monday but all is well. Sunday Wahoo actually had people show up to church and one of them is a pure miracle. It is a guy named Carlos who uses crutches to walk and he walked 2 hours just to come to church. He is a miracle and I love him. Then had an awesome very powerful lesson with Mario who finally is actually understanding and knowing why we are the true church. Now we just got to baptize the old man. Monday What a crazy Pday. Elder Halverson and I just cleaned the house to get it ready for changes on Tuesday and then had lunch as a zone at the mall to say good bye to those who were leaving. It was a fun day. Elder Halverson and I ended our PDay early to get ready for Fransiscos baptism that went super well. Then just ended the night full of working. Tuesday CAMBIOS! Elder Halveson and I stay together but we are training together. I have a son named Elder Miranda from Ecuador. He is super awesome and is going to be a great missionary. I just cant beleive I am training when I just barely finished my training. Oh well it is what God wants. I shall listen and obey.