What is up fam??
Do you want to know what I do for a living? I invite people to come unto Christ and be happy. When I'm studying I'm thinking about what scriptures we can use to help our investigators...When I'm walking I'm thinking about the members and how we can help them..when I'm laying down in my bed at night all the people that we talked to that day and the conversations are constently running through my mind..how amazing is this gospel? There are about 88,000 othe missionaries with the some thoughts of how to help others.
This week has been amazing.. We are really trying to gain everyones trust in the branch and right now we are having a lot of success. My testimony has grown so much these past few weeks and I know I need to be here. I gave a talk in church this past sunday and I talked about the purpose of an anchor in a boat. I compared the anchor as to our testimony as a family and the boat as to our family. I shared about what helped our family have a strong and heavy testimony and anchor in our Savior Jesus Christ. Just a quick summary I talked about how family prayer and family home evening were so important for everyone in the family. I needed to hear my parents pray for me personally growing up. I needed to hear Reegan when she was little pray for me personally for my safety and success in whatever I was doing! To hear someone talking with our Father in Heaven about you is so powerful.
I think what I have learned most this week is that we can be bold. Before when people would go off and give their opinions of the church I usually would just sit their and listen and not disagree but try and change their beliefs but still not disagree with anything they said in fear of offending them.. After reading in the Book of Mormon and studying the teachings of Nephi, Mosiah, Alma, and Alma the Younger I realized I needed to be more bold!
We contacted this man named Oscar in the street outside his house this week and he was letting me have it.. cursing, yelling and trying to bury me haha telling me I thought I was better than everyone else coming into his country with all my money and going door to door preaching false doctrine. I was dead still rolling my tongue and biting it trying to hold my anger. He then called me out and told me I looked angry and asked what I had to say. I asked him if he was done talking and very cleary and convinvingly asked him if he has read the Book of Mormon. He said no and that he didn't need to. I told him he could not say one more bad thing about me or my comp until he read the Book of Mormon. He kinda backed down and changed his tone.. "what is this book anyways?" BOOM! We sat down for 45 minutesd and taught him about the Book of Mormon and the promises and treasures it has inside... after this he apologized to my comp and I and invited us over Wednesday night to have teach his family and I'm going to make tacos for everyone. And guess who else is going? The teenagers that saw us almost get robbed happen to be friends with this guys daughter and they are coming over as well. If we are bold and teach with love miracles come. No doubt about it! They key is love!!
I agree with Dan! Serving in a mission where the temple is so far away really makes me feel like crap for not going more often!! Please go to the temple!! So many people are waiting for Salvation!
Love you all! Love my life!!!!!!
Pics... Just a pic of the sea lions that are always postin out by the beach..
Elder Gutierrez and I just killin the game
Our dope broom. You can use the toilet..wash your clothes.. and shower all at the same time!!!