Monday, January 5, 2015

Week 9

Well Alright so Maria didn't get baptized yet, she needs to work on some issues with forgiveness, but I guess we will keep working on that. She still wants to get baptized so that is good. We have another investigator Jimmy, who wants to get baptized but his parents are not very supportive. Hopefully their hearts will change so he can continue to grow in the gospel. The Tejedor family is doing well. They are growing little by little, still no baptismal date, but the parents did agree  to being baptized. We just need them to read the Book of Mormon and come to church. Reading the Book of Mormon is like one of the hardest thing to get people to do, I don't know why, but it probably has to do with the fact that it is a true testimony of Jesus Christ, so satan tries to do whatever he can to stop most people from knowing and asking if it is true, with simple things from being busy, work, school and other random things. Just READ the BOOK of MORMON! It is true and we can come closer to God as we do so! If any of you have doubts just read and pray!

Tuesday we had exchanges so I went to Duitama for the day, with Elder Dixon who is from Gilroy Ca. It went well. I invited someone to get baptized for the first time and they accepted, so that was super awesome! There were 4 of us staying in the apartment and we are all from Cali. Well the Latino was from Cali Colombia but still from Cali. Haha! 

Wednesday we had a district meeting and we talked about superheroes and how they got their powers, then my companion shared that we as missonaries recieve our power from being obident, so that kind of tied in to what you had to say mom and dad! 

Friday was cool we were able to give four blessings to people who weren't feeling well. We gave them all in Spanish which was a struggle especially the names. It was cool to be able to use the priesthood to help those who were struggling a little. 

Saturday we went to a town near by for Noche de Hogar or family home evening to teach a family about the gospel of Jesus Christ and my comp had a great object lesson with his pen, they seemed super intersted in it especially the mother so hopefully we can continue to work with them. Then as we left we passed a Catholic Church with a ton of Christmas lights on it which was cool. 
While we were waiting for the bus a guy asked us if we needed a ride back to Duitama so we jumped in and got a free ride and got to talk to him about the gospel. 

Sunday was a good fast Sunday. We were introduced to a guy named Jose . He is 40 years old and is interested in the gospel which is super cool. He is injuried right now I am not sure from what I didn't understand what they said. He is bed ridden right now, but has faith in God that he will be healed. 

P-day was today. We did laundry, went to lunch with our district and ate fried chicken and fries. I love fries!  Then we went bowling which was fun but a little different because they don't have machines that pick up the pins after your turn, they actually have someone that stands down there to fix the pins. I won with a score of 126 not super good but it was fun! 

I am glad that you guys are doing well, and sharing the gospel with people that is awesome! Mom I hope that you are able to go to the temple! Jared man that is awesome that you are going to be ordained as a deacon this Sunday! I wish I could be there to see it! Basketball  well that the best sport in the world but I hope that everyone has fun playing this season. I love you all and am grateful for all your support and love! 
Love Elder Strong

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