So this week i read the challenge to become by elder Oaks and it really gave me more perspective on things and just changed my view about the things i study and the way i live. i have been searching recently for just a big change in myself. i want to become more converted to Christ and just be a better person and missionary. after a many prayers, fasting, and scripture reading i have started to see the change within myself. in the scriptures it talks about a change in the hearts of the people to the point that they don't have desires to do evil, rather to do good continually. i feel like i have gotten a lot closer to that in the sense that i have started seeing the world in a different way. i have the same temptations but now i just notice the temptations and instead of wanting to do those things, but resisting because i know its wrong, i don't want to do them because i feel empowered by Christ and i feel the desire to please him more than to satisfy my own wants and desires. idk....its kinda hard to explain but i hope some of that makes sense.
anyway all is going well. my zone leader/super great friend elder Oldham just got transferred today and so i was kinda bummed. but he goes home in like 8 weeks so its alright. i'll for sure see him after the mission.
so real quick awesome story. yesterday was stake conference.........we have been working super hard to get this one lady to get baptized and she is progressing well. she went to church last week but we were concerned because this week was a lot further away, at the stake center in centro, and it was earlier. so that morning we were going to go with the elders we live with, elder Lindo and Elder Mcgavin to help us bring all our investigators. evidently other elders in our zone, Elder Paralta and Elder Reynolds, were going to be waiting at the bus station to go with the elders from our house. i ended up calling the elders at the station and telling them that we were going to be occupying their time and that they should just go ahead and head out alone. so they left. meanwhile we went to our investigators house. her name is Aurora. so we get there and her daughter says that she had left earlier and wouldn't be back till later. then ALL of our other investigators bailed on us too and so we just ended up driving there by taxi and all the sudden elder Reynolds calls me and tells me that there is a lady names Aurora sitting behind him on his bus that told hi that she was trying to get to the conference and needed help finding it. i literally was so stinking happy!!! i could barely believe it. i know my prayers were answered that day and she ended up going and loving the conference and she has plans to be baptized in the coming weeks. super super awesome miracle guys.
anyway that's all for now! love you all a ton!
¡Les amo y espero que estén bien!
some pics. we went to the museum today and there is a whole Mormon section. kinda funny. also me and elder Oldham as farmers. and my two best friends elder Oldham and elder Tolbert
actually its us as mennonites. no just farmers.....just cause i dont want to offend anyone...