Nathali got baptized!!
Woooh! It was a great baptism, it was very reverent and peaceful,
with a steady feeling of the spirit. She was so excited for her baptism.
I know she`ll remember this moment always! The sisters in the ward
baptized as well. (Not sure what Elder Willden means.)
investigators came to church, Jorge and Wilmer. Both of them are very positive
and they loved church. I`m sure they´ll get baptized in March!
Things are going well,
the only problem we are having is that it´s hard to take care of so many people
at the same time, we need to focus more on those who are more positive.
We need a better balance. I know that the Lord has many blessing in store
for us, because we are putting forth all of our might!
Yesterday we had a great
lesson with the Bishop on the atonement, we read in Alma 7. We gained his trust and he asked us to give a
talk in March.
Elder Willden wrote a sweet note to his mom this week: So the other day I was thinking. Every time I give my dirty
clothes to the sister in the ward I feel bad for them because I know it´s a lot of
work, and they have to wash by hand. I realized that I should have been a
lot more grateful with you because you always washed my clothes! Thank
you so much! For everything. I love you! (Thankfully I never washed clothes by hand!)
Oh man! This week
we worked super hard. We are finding a lot of new people. Nathaly
is going to get baptized this Saturday! On the 1st Marta will get
baptized! Things are going great.
We all get along well,
we are all happy and filled with energy to work. And we come home super
tired but content. The Lord is blessing us for our work and obedience,
many hearts are being softened and many people are desirous to learn. But
they still won’t come to church, just Nathaly came. So we need to focus
on getting people to church this week. My companion talked with Cristian
yesterday when he was on divisions. She still wants to get baptized but
the whole wedding thing is a stumbling block. But I know she´ll get
baptized soon. We have a lot of people with baptismal dates for March.
Hopefully we´ll baptize on my birthday (the 22)!
I´m truly happy, it´s
joyous this work of the Lord! I love it, I´m still learning and growing
and working on being better every day. I want to teach Elder Agustín
everything I know, so he can be an excellent worker and missionary. I
know he will.
On Thursday we had a
great lesson, it was with Keyler and Karla. Keyler is a less active and Karla is an
investigator. We sang a hymn and we prayed and I felt the spirit, as we
prayed I felt I had to talk about the Holy Ghost, even though we had something
else planned. The lesson was powerful! But for some reason they
still didn´t come to church, but they did get married this weekend so that´s
another step towards baptism.
A lot of great things happened
this week, but there isn´t enough time to share everything that´s going on.
But things are going great!
Well I have some
exciting news, I´m training! Elder Velásquez had changes and I´m in a
trio now with Elder Mann and Elder Agustín (my second son!). They are
great, it´s interesting being in a trio! Elder Mann works super hard and
Elder Agustín is very excited to work. I love their energy they bring to
We have been working super hard, tons of lessons and
tons of contacts. We contact about 30 people a day and we have about 8 or
9 lessons a day. It´s going great, I love the hard work. We have
found new positive people and 2 people are getting close to baptism.
Marta and Nathaly came
to church, as well as 3 others. Nathaly will be baptized on the 22 and
maybe Marta, we´ll see. Cristian is in the same rut with the whole marriage
thing. We haven´t visited Carlos and Jackalin.
In this week we read 2
Nephi 32 to many people, specifically verses 3, 5 and 9. They talk about
what we should do to have direction in our lives and that prayer scripture
study and the sacrament are key.
3 aAngelsspeak by
the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ.
Wherefore, I said unto you,bfeastupon thecwordsof
Christ; for behold, the words of Christ willdtellyou all
things what ye should do.
5 For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will
enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it willashowunto you all things what ye should do.
9 But behold, I say unto you that ye mustaprayalways, and not faint; that ye must not
perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shallbprayunto the Father in thecnameof Christ, that he willdconsecratethy performance unto thee, that thy
performance may be for theewelfareof thy soul.
We are preparing many
people to get baptized in March, I hope to have a lot of baptisms on my
birthday, because it´s a Saturday, that´d be a great gift!
This week was great.
2 days this week we had to go to Managua but the rest of the days went
well and we had success. We have 2 new investigators that´ll get baptized
this month. Marta, she fell in love with a member and they got married in
2 or 3 weeks! It was insane almost! But she has a strong desire to
learn and to get baptized. She has a baptism goal for February 22. Also a
less active family decided they want to be active now. They have a daughter named Nathaly who´s 9
and she wants to get baptized, so she´ll be a little present for us ha-ha!
Elder Carlos H Amado
came to visit the mission. We were able to listen to him for about 4
hours, he asked questions and we asked him questions and it was completely led
by the spirit. It was great, I was truly fed. He talked about a lot
of things, the language of the mission as well as the language of the spirit.
He talked about the importance of having a constant prayer in your heart
24 hours a day. He also talked about eternal marriage because it was the
oldest group of missionaries he taught. I learned a lot, but there is
little time to share, sorry.
But it was a good week,
God has blessed us!
Elder Willden's Zone - look at all the sisters! Elder Willden is in the back and the tallest, of course.