Monday, March 31, 2014

March 24, 2014

Dear Family,

What a great week, definitely one of the best ones of my mission!! So we had transfers and i got my new companion! His name is Elder Aguila(Elder Eagle) and we get along great!! This week has seriously been amazing and we have had such amazing success and received so many blessings! We were able to set 6 new baptismal dates with people and we had the most lessons this past week than I've had the whole time I've been here. When we first got together, I had us sit down and talk about the area and stuff and what we need to do to make it better! So Elder Aguila and I are very excited to work together and change this area around! He has just 7 months in the mission so I'm training him to be a zone leader. He's a great missionary though, that's we he's been bumped up so fast as a zone leader so early in his mission! We are similar people, he's played football here in Mexico ever since he was 5 years old. So yeah, we have that similarity, and we are both just ready to work hard and we examples for our zone. 
We are still working with ***, who has her baptismal date for this next Sunday. We visited her last night and we set some big goals for this week so she can prepare herself to be baptized. She knows the church is true, but just something is holding her back...and we cant figure out what it is. We will exercise our faith this week though and prepare this daughter of God to enter the Kingdom of God. PRAY FOR ***! Ill post a picture of her, i smashed a cake in her face for an activity we did haha. Its the only picture i have. 
So this past weekend we had an amazing visit from Elder Quentin L. Cook from the Quorum of the 12 Apostles. It was absolutely amazing. On Saturday we had a mission conference with our mission and also the Reynosa mission came so that was fun to see some MTC friends i hadn't seen in a year! Elder Cook, Elder Callister (presidency of the seventy) and President Johnson(President of Area) came and talked to us and we heard some great words from them. The spirit was very strong, it was also great to shake the hands of each of them! Elder Callister is a great speaker and I really enjoyed his talk. He talked about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, he's also a funny guy! 
On Sunday we also had Stake Conference here in the stake of Libertad. And guess what? Elder Cook also came to that! It was pretty special because Elder Cook specifically chose to come to this stake and visit us. It was great for all the members here in the stake, less actives, and also investigadors to see an Apostle of Jesus Christ. There were a TON of people there at the Stake Conference! 
So yeah that was the great weekend down here in Monterrey! Today as a zone we are going to buy pizzas for Little Caesars and watch a movie! Its raining a bit today! 
Also congrats to my brother Nate and his wife Morgan for their new little baby girl, I'm super happy for you guys!! I cant wait to meet her when she's about 6 months old! Maybe ill send home some little baby girl clothes :) Mexico sells some great clothing for babies and its really cheap. But dont worry, its nice, not like gross haha.

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