Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec 15th, No Subject

This week was an average week out here. We werent able to meet with the family Pastrana this week. If we talk to the wife, she always says, oh we are super busy, some other day and she always rejects us. If we talk to the husband, he always lets us in and loves to talk. Its really hard to talk to the husband, so thats why we could visit them. We have a visit with them tomorrow so Im looking forward to that. 

Jose Feliciano is doing really good though. He wasnt able to go to church though, he was in Montero yesterday. He is becoming really active in the ward and I think hes enjoying it a lot. He has made a lot of friends in the ward and they are always inviting him to go play soccer and things like that. Hes been progressing a lot and accepted his baptism date for the 3rd of January.

Ivan and Paula are doing really good too. Ivan went to church yesterday and told us he loved it. He told us he was still struggling leaving the coca and that he really hasnt progressed in that. We are trying to visit him everyday to make sure hes not doing that and hopefully that will help him. 

Not much has happened this week besides that. We have been doing a lot of contacting this past week. We have these cards for Él es la Dádiva and we have gotten a lot of contacts with that.

Well thats about all thats happen.

Elder Britt

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dec 8th, No Subject

This week went pretty well! We had a lot of good lessons this week with our investigators. We couldnt meet with Ivan and Paula this week. They had a lot of problems that kept getting in the way, like one of their kids had to go to the hospital and things like that. He loves reading the gospel principle book though. He pretty much read it in one week. We should be visiting him Tuesday.

We also met with the family Pastrana. Marcelo met with sister missionaries about 5 years ago and learned a lot about the church then but then they moved and lost contact with them. During that time he gained a testimony of the church and was ready for baptism. The only thing is his wife is reallllly catholic. He told us that he wont get baptized without his wife and kid getting baptized with him. It is super hard to meet with his wife though. Hopefully we can figure out what to do to help her.

Also we had a really good lesson with Jose Feliciano. He told us that he gained a testimony of Jose Smith (I dont know why they call Joseph Smith Jose Smith but then they call Joseph F. Smith, Joseph F. Smith, I dont know, its weird) and a testimony of the Book of Mormon. He said he would go to church the next day but he didnt go. We went to visit him and he said he was afraid they were going to call him and infront of everybody and he would have to talk. He did go to the Christmas Devotional last night. We couldnt stay but we took him there and had a member sit with him. I think he liked it a lot.

There is also going to be a big activity the 23rd of December. The South mission and North are going to get together in the Center of Santa Cruz in a place called Plaza Principal and we are going to sing. Its going to be a super fun time. Today we are having a multi zone activity. We are going to get together and play soccer.

Thats all that happened this week. Love you guys.

Elder Britt

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec 1st, Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving out here is super boring. I saw a turkey so thats how I celebrated (but I see those everyday). This week was a little difficult meeting with our investigators again. Everybody was super busy.

We did have some funny lessons though. We went to visit a less active family called Portocarrero. We were going to share them a message about Christmas and invite them to share with their friends about Christ. We told them about how our message would be about Christmas. He went off for like 10 minutes about how he hates Christmas and how families just are together for that time but arent like that the rest of the year. Then my comps just like, well, we are out of time and left. It was about a 10 minute visit.  

We saw a lot of progression in Ivan and Paula. We were expecting him to come to church yesterday, but he didnt. Im pretty sure he will come next week. He loves reading the gospel principles. He reads a chapter everyday and loves learning more about the gospel. I really think going to church last week helped his testimony a lot. He started tearing up when he started talking about the hymns. Hes really progressed a lot. I think hes getting pretty close to baptism. 

This week we have been doing a lot of street contacting. We have been handing out a lot of cards that says El es la dádiva or He is the gift. I think we will get a few good investigatores doing that!

Elder Britt