Date

December 22, 2017

Area

Tocumen, Panama

Companion

Elder Vasquez

Mission Week 18 I'm Training!!

December 18, 2017

Querido familia!

Today is the start of a new time period of my life! I have four months in the mission, the new year is coming up, and (wait for it.........) IM TRAINING A NEW MISSIONARY!!!!!! So that is why i´m writing really late, because i had to be in the city all day to pick up my new companion and drop off my Elder Vazques at the bus station. My companion is from Guatemala. His name is Elder Estrada and I am very excited to train him. I know that with hard work we will accomplish miracles as a companionship! I don´t have a photo of him yet, but I will have you all meet him next week. For Skype, I will try to call you on 25th at 11:30 in the morning. I think everything is all set with the family, so I´ll have to make sure again, so I can send you my pday email next week and then skype you after haha. And yes! Please have nate come over so i can talk with him!!!! That would be tight!

This week has been a great week, with finding so many people!!! We found like four families that are progressing! However, we went to their houses on Sunday to accompany them to church and none of them could come to church :/ It was sad, because we have to postpone their baptisms, but it´s not what we want; it´s what the Lord wants! If He knows that they´re ready, He will allow His children to be baptised. So with all our prayers and fasting we hope that these children of God will want to come to church the next week!

Haha i don´t remember alot that happened last week. It was just a normal finding, teaching, and visiting week. It was cool, however, that i asked in a prayer that we could find a blue house with shoes outside. And we walked by this house and I heard this music that i recognized. It was the music from that Samuel the Boy Prophet, Collin and i always watched haha! So we went to the house, because they´re watching a movie made by Mormons why not visit them? When we arrived, there were like twenty people packed in the house visiting from San Blas (islands of the Cunas) for Christmas. We got three baptismal dates with them :) The Lord is really looking out for me, I just know it!

I know that you all were worrying, but I FOUND A PILLOW!!!!!!!! Christmas miracles really do happen! I cried tears of everlasting happiness <3

Well, I´m really tired from traveling all day, so i can´t exactly remember to write about! But, seriously thank you so much for the package! I can tell that you put in so much work and I am grateful for all of you! Haha if you can, can you send more pictures? I love them so much! I kind of wanted a picture of the Mesa, Temple, but it´s alright. If you can email me a picture I can download it to my camera and make a photocopy!

Have a great Christmas everyone and remember to keep Christ in Christmas! He is the Gift for all of us! It's our purpose to light the world and help people know what God´s love is for all of us! John 3:16 is such a beautiful scripture that talks to us about the Savior and i invite you all to study it!

Les amo muchisimo, tengan un Feliz Navidad!

Ciao, nos vemos!
Elder Overall





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