Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tall Trees - Strong and Immovable

12 November 2012

Letter to All:

Hello everyone!  This week was a great week.  Elder Wheeler has been progressing a lot, his Spanish is getting better, he teaches a lot more and contacts a lot more, yesterday we contacted 35 people and he did probably 30 of them.  I´m always trying to push him.

We should have 3 baptisms this month:  Maria, Henry, and Paola.  Maria’s partner is less active but he really likes the church and wants to get baptized.  Paola wants to be baptized and Henry is still searching for his answer.  He still hasn´t prayed but when he does I know he´ll get an answer.

Yesterday we were looking for a reference and we asked someone if they knew the person...they didn´t but turns out she had listened to missionaries before and went to the church 2 times but never was baptized.  We taught her about the gospel of Jesus Christ and invited her to pray that night. (I’m not sure if Jonathan is talking about the person they were looking for or the woman they taught.) He is a catholic but never goes to church.  (Most people here are evangelicals).

Changes are this Wednesday, I hope I don´t leave because we have a lot of baptisms lined up for the end of this month and December.  We are starting to see a lot more success and if we keep it up great things will happen.

2 Nephi 32 is a very insightful yet a short chapter that has helped me this week.  Always pray!


Is he praying for rain or bird droppings?

Elder Wheeler looks taller than Elder Willden!
Elder Willden

Giving out the Book of Mormon to Almost Anyone!!

5 November 2012

Letter to all:

This week went pretty well.  We have been working with a lot of new investigators, many very positive but they still haven’t arrived at church.  But many truly enjoy what we teach them and they say their faith has grown.  

We taught a lady and we put a baptismal date for the 17th she said she will work on getting married and if the boyfriend doesn´t want to get married she said she´ll separate from him.  She really likes the church and no longer wants to live in sin so I´m looking forward to her baptism on the 17th!  Also we are working with a single man that’s 29 he may be baptized this Saturday!

I´m excited to see where these next week take us, we have a lot of positive investigators!

MoronĂ­ 6 and 3 Nephi 18 are some great chapters about the great importance of church.

Have a great week!

I never get tired of taking pictures with the drunks!

Breakfast, Baptism and Area Photo

29 October 2012
Letter to all:

This Saturday we had a baptism, sadly I don´t have the pictures right now.  Maybe next week.  Her name is Helmy she was very excited to be baptized and had to wait for her baptism.  Her parents at first didn´t want her to get baptized into the church but now she got permission and she was very excited.  One of her former missionaries baptized her, he´ll be leaving in December probably.  It was a good experience for him, I’m sure.  We get along well with all of the formner missionaries and work with them on occasion.

This week we started teaching Franklin and we taught him the word of wisdom and he said clearly I’m going to follow it I haven’t drunken for this past week or 2 and I’ve felt a lot better, physically and emotionally.  He really wanted to come to church but work called him up.  We´ll get him there next week!

We have a lot of new investigators to teach and a lot of work.  I´m excited to see where this next month takes us!

Have a great week everyone!

Elder Willden

Baptism for Helmy

Elder Willden's usual Breakfast - looks like cookies and yogurt. 

Elder Willden's Current Area