Hey guys, how's it going? I am loving it here in the Mission. Sorry I didn't get a letter out last week, I was very busy. This letter is going to formatted a little differently because it has things for two weeks.
La obra misiónal (Mission work): We have had a lot of success in the last few weeks. Last week we found 5 New people to teach, had 2 people go to church and we have 1 person on date for the 30th of January. The person on date is named Juan. He is the husband of some inactive member we ran into while looking for other people. His wife wants him to get baptized so they can go the temple and be sealed for eternity. We are helping him prepare for baptism, and he's doing a great job. We have a lot of families that are progressing which is way awesome! Being a missionary is so much fun.
Otras historias (Other stories): We had Zone conference last Wednesday. It was way good and I learned a lot. Now here's the bad part. Some Elder was eating food and realized he couldn't taste it... Soooooooo a bunch of people were placed in quarantine. Our companionship is the only companionship not in quarantine, that is in the Cannon stake (English and Spanish). Quite comical. They are all doing good so that's good.
Piensamiento espiritual (Spiritual thought): Last Sunday I had to give a talk on faith, completely in Spanish. It was quite fun actually. You just walk up there and talk in broken Spanish, and everyone is like "wowza, he's trying" lol. I would like to talk about faith here. What is the job of missionaries? To build peoples faith and help the progress to make covenants with our father in heaven. How can we grow our faith? 3 things! (well kinda 4 lol).
1st - Pray. In the church we kinda get used to saying prayers, but it's a very sacred thing. I promise you that if you treat it more sacredly, your faith will grow.
2nd - Read the scriptures. The words of Christ will tell us all things we should do. I don't know who said it, but someone once said something like "Pray is how we talk to go, and the scriptures is how God talks to us". It is very true.
3rd - Go to Church. When we go to church we hear the word of God and feel the spirit testify that what we hear is true. Also through the church we receive calls by which we can show our faith.
4ish - Act on your faith. That which we do not share we will lose. That is somewhere in the scriptures lol. When we show our faith we receive blessings and will increase our faith.
Picture 1: It's a pet rabbit outside someone's house.
Picture 2: I am sporting a green Feather we found on the road, with my Santa hat.
Picture 3: Blurry clock, but I swear the 7 is just an upside-down 2.
Picture 4: I drew my companion on a white board lol.