Finding, finding, finding

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks a ton for all of the birthday wishes! I still don't feel like I am 21. On my birthday I bought literally the biggest banana I have ever seen in my life! It weighed over 0.6 kilos and it cost 5 pesos. This week Elder Bentall and I were looking and looking for people. We are trying to get the ward working, but we aren't seeing the results as fast as we would like. We brought a man named Pedro to church last Sunday. We talked to him earlier this week and he was super sick. He has diabetes and had sugar levels over 500 the other day(I have no idea what that means, only that it is bad - I think. But dad would know) and he is having serious problems.The first time we talked to him, he could barely even walk. We felt a strong impression to give him a blessing and he accepted. The next time we talked to him he looked a ton better, and when we went to go take him to church he was walking like normal! He loved the Church! And the Ward members were great with him. He accepted to be baptized on the third of November. We are really hoping that Sofia gets baptized that day too. She needs alot more support from her family. Well I am praying a lot and studying a ton on how can we get this area moving. We need some major prayers headed our way to help us find some families that will get baptized. Well I love you all. I am thankful for the scriptures. They always have the answers. 
Love you all. Good luck Austin!!! You will be a great missionary!!!!

Family History

This week was a rough one. Elder Bentall and I are searching and searching but we just can't seem to find a lot of people who want to listen to us. I really feel like there is a family here that needs the Gospel but we need to find them!!!! Sofia is learning a lot but she has a lot of pressure from her family. We are hoping that she gets baptized the 27th. We are going to pray a lot for her so that it goes well for her. We have a genealogy activity in 2 weeks and I need to bring a couple cool stories about my ancestors. I don't know if it would be possible if my expert grandmas could help me out with that and send them to me before next Monday?? That would be great. Well I love you all. We have a ton of work to do! I found out where all of the old Easter candy that doesn't get eaten goes - to a store called Waldos!!!! It is the greatest! I bought a giant bag of Reeses Easter eggs and I was very happy! I love this gospel! I love being a missionary! Every day my testimony of the Book of Mormon gets confirmed. It is a great book.

General Conference

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I sure did love General Conference! It was the greatest!!!! I am pretty excited for Parker and Sam to serve their missions early! I instantly thought of them when I heard that! That is sooooo crazy! I enjoyed all of the talks but I loved D. Todd Christoferson's, (he is like the Bill Nye of the 12). I also enjoyed Uchtdorf's about how we need to enjoy everything. I loved the scripture that he used from Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. I agree with him. 
This week was good. Elder Bentall is talking more in the lessons and he is getting his Spanish down good. Last week we tried to visit a less active member but she wasn't there.  But then she showed up at church Sunday when her family told her that the missionaries passed by. We visited with her and she has a 14 year old sister named Sofia that isn't baptized that we started to teach. She is progressing really well and is reading almost everything we leave with her. Her sister that is a member got a call from her sister that lives in Washington and she wanted to say hi,. I just had to ask if she knew Kory, and it turns out- she did! He was in her ward before he went home! It was cool! Tell Kory the Hermana Bety Mora says hi! But Sofia was having trouble accepting a date to get baptized, so we prayed alot for her and told her if she prayed and wrote down all the questions about her life, that every one would be answered in the conference. After the conference we showed her the baptismal font and she accepted to be baptized the 20th! I am very grateful for answers to prayers! I know that God hears and answers every one of our prayers.