Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

Hola fam,

Monday: alright so after i wrote you guys last week, we met up as a zone and Elder Cayetano from my first area is my zone leader again! its freakin sweet, i love that kid! he's so fun, best zone leader ever! We all played some football and basketball together which was fun to finally play a little football. But it wasnt anything, haha all the mexicans were just running around like crazies! It was funny! And during one of the games of basketball, i got a break away and totally threw off the backboard and dunked it haha. it was so fun!! Man, sports really are my life. I love them too much. I sound like a jock, but i take advantage to play any kind of sport while im on the mission haha. 

Tuesday: Today i had exchanges with Elder Cayetano and it was just a great day in all. He is just a great leader and example to me. He is a convert of just 3 years, and he is one of the most humble missionaries i've ever met. These past couple of weeks i have been feeling a little bit down, tired, wornout. And i needed some help. I hadnt received a priesthood blessing for a few months so i asked him to give me one. It was one of the most heart-felt blessings i have received in my life. For the first time in a while, during the blessing i felt God's love for me. I had a feeling of peace, calmness, and just the most soothing experience. I know that when times are hard, through having a blessing we can be reassured god's love for us. it was an awesome experience. In the night we bought two campechanas each and went into this empty room next door with music and just enjoyed our time talking and all. it was great!!

Wednesday: Today we did some great service for some members! We chopped down some weeds with other elders and then had a barbeque after! It was a fun experience. 

Friday: we had our final lesson with one of our investigadors Nestor. We were preparing him for something very special and this special thing is.....

Saturday: WE HAD A BAPTISM! Woo! Today Nestor was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! It was such an awesome experience and Nestor is seriously one of the most awesome men i have ever met. His testimony that he has is like he's been a member for 5 years. It was just a special service and it was great for Elder Bautista to have his first baptism. We now have a new rule that missionaries cant baptize the people. Only the members. its a good rule cause now the converts with always have a friend in the ward. It was a great day :)

Sunday: Nestor was confirmed today and received the Holy Ghost. I cant tell which is better, the baptism or the confirmation. It was so great! The bishop confirmed him and Elder bautista and I were able to join in the blessing. What a great weekend!

Monday: we are going to this big mall here called CitaDel, it'll be way fun :) 

Well, there's my week! it was a great one and im still alive. So thanks for the prayers. Love you and all hope you have a great week!! Take care. 

Elder Needham

1. & 2. just preachin the book of mormon
3. the baptism

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