Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jan 23, 2017

So this week has been super crazy! So last Tuesday we had our Transfers and I am staying here in Miramar and I received a new companion named Elder Beecher from Mesa, Arizona! And so we had a day of craziness in transfers and I ended up going to another area for a few hours and then back to mine and yeah lots of craziness!

Then Wednesday we had to go to the capitol for a couple meetings and didn’t get back to our area until 7 and so then we had to do the ward Correlation meeting!

Thursday, we had our district meetings in the morning! Then in the afternoon we were able to go work in our area normally!

Friday we got notice that we would be taking a temple trip with our investigators, but we only had 1 bus and so we had to pick the investigators who really needed the spiritual experience of visiting the temple! And so we knew exactly who it would be! An amazing woman named Arecelis and her neighbor named Marlenis! So then Saturday we took that trip to the temple and WOW what an amazing experience it was for them and us also... On the bus ride there, I was talking with Marlenis, and she is super shy and hardly talks at all, but anyways, I was asking her questions, trying to get to know her better, when all of a sudden I remembered that in our last lesson with her, we had asked her to pray about if she should get baptized this week, because before she knew the church was true but was really iffy on if she should get baptized... Well she began to bear her testimony to me... She opened up her giant heart and told me she had received her answer... and I asked how her experience went and she told me that when she finished praying, the Holy Ghost told her she should be baptized this week... I sat there with the biggest smile on my face and the spirit was unexplainable strong... She is amazing.

This is the true church. I know he answers prayers. I know this is his work that we are all doing...

I hope you all have an amazing week this week!

Marlenis- yellow


Jan 16 2017

Such a great week this week! The lord is blessing us with even more miracles here in Miramar, San Pedro! We have many investigators who are really progressing right now and they have dates to get baptized this month! Sorry guys I don’t have a lot of time this week, but I just want you all to know that I am so grateful for each one of you and the example you were to me before the mission... I am the person I am today because of each of you and especially because of my Heavenly Father... Love you all so much!






1 -10-2017

So this week has probably been the best week of my mission. We are seeing the Lord’s hand in his work... We have found about 10 families these last couple weeks, who are either, totally non-members or less active families that have kids that have been baptized and each one of them are progressing SO fast!! Coming to church, reading the book of Mormon and Praying... The lord is blessing us and them because he loves ALL of his children. If there is anything I have learned thus far, it is that he loves us ALL  and that Christ knows each one of us personally.... So today we had the opportunity to go fishing with one of our investigators! It was sooo fun! He took us to this secluded beach and we ended up catching a few but the hour hike was worth it!

Sorry that my letter is all over the place but I just want you all to know that:  I LOVE WHAT I DO..... This is HIS work... and he needs us to be his tools here on earth. Hope you all had a great holiday season and that you all have a wonderful year this year! Make it the best because I know this will be the best year of my life....





Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy New Year!

HAPPY 2017 yall!!

So this week has been pretty awesome! While walking to a lesson in a new part of our area, we ran into this big hole in the ground and found out that there were caves and they are man-made! A guy has been working on them for the last 8 years building them! Super cool! and then the same day we ended up making it to the ocean shore and had about 3 lessons right on the shore! Such a cool week! Then the weekend hit and all the Dominicans were partying and drinking so it was a little difficult to have lessons haha but very entertaining to watch!
So this morning in my study i was reading 2 Nefi 9.... What an amazing chapter talking about the Atonement! I want to challenge you all to read it this week and apply it to your lives!!! I love you all so much and I hope you have a great week!



Dec 26, 2016

Had a great week this week! We were able to eat in a bunch of members’ homes this week because this is the week that the Dominicans all eat like Kings! Then yesterday if got to talk with the fam! So fun to get to talk with them on skype and get caught up a little! Today we got to go play some basketball and it was so much fun! It’s been a long time since I have been able to play that hard! I hope you all have had a great Christmas and Have a great week this week!! HABLAMOS



This week was amazing! So we now have a new investigator and his name is Cesar.... This guy is not an ordinary Dominican... He has been SO prepared by the lord... So last week there were a couple elders that stayed in our house for the night and they got there early so they decided to go contact and they came back to us with his info and everything and so Monday we finally got around to visit him. So we were looking for his house, when we walked by this giant mansion (which never happens in the DR) and I said to my comp, hey look how big that is and we kept walking when all of a sudden I hear.. "Hey it’s me!" and we turned around and it was a guy standing in the doorway of the Mansion... I couldn’t believe it! So we entered in his house and began to get to know him and let’s just say he is very well off, but is extremely humble about it. He came to church this week and is progressing unbelievably fast!
Also this week we had a few activities with the ward! Friday we went to the park to sing carols and give out hot chocolate and then on Saturday, we had the Branch Christmas party and it was a huge success!! This week we are planning even more activities and things for our investigators and the members!! I hope you all have an amazing Christmas! Please send pictures of snow cuz I miss it!!! I KNOW HE LIVES AND GUIDES THIS CHURCH AND HE LOVEs YOU AND I....