Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 27th, !Fiesta en El Torno!

So this week we lost 2 of our investigators in Angostura this week. Guiesa, who was our really good investigator, moved to find work. She had to start working because of everything that was happening with her husband so we were also really sad to lose her. She was progressing really well and progressing and she moved. So we passed the reference to the other elders where she lives and we hope that they are going to visit her. She was pretty much ready for baptism. Our other investigator in Angostura this week passed away. It was really sad. He was extremely sick. We showed up to visit them on Saturday and we got there and realized they were having a funeral service there. We decided not to stay because there was so many family members there. 

This week we have been teaching a lot about families. There has been 2 converts that we are still working with. Last night we taught them about the Family proclamation. We pretty much just said, what goals do you have for your family? What do you want for your daughters when they are older? Do you think your family is happy? Then we just started to read it. It was a really good lesson and they realized how important the gospel is in their families.

So the last thing that happened this week was we found out or transfers already but the transfer day is on Thursday. So I'm going to stay in el torno this transfer. That means I'm going to have 7 months and a half in one area. Its crazy. Ill have over a year in the same zone. My comp is going to be elder mell. Hes a white guy who has about 6 months in the mission. I'm pretty happy that I'm going to stay!

That's about all that happened this week!

Elder Britt 

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20th, Vacations

So this week, a lot of people were on vacations. It was pretty hard to find people to teach but we still had a decent amout of lessons and helped a lot of people.

So last night we had a really sad lesson but also a really good lesson. We had a lesson with our new investigator from Angostura. About 2 weeks ago her husband left to go to work and never came home. This week he send her a lot of bad messages and pictures and pretty much just said dont talk to me and dont look for me. He left her and her 2 daughters that are 12 and 3. She has been extremely said but told us that everything that she learned in the church and from us has really been helping her. She told us that when she gets really sad and feels like crying that she starts to pray and feels a lot better. Last night we taught her about adversities. She is progressing really well. She also told us that she is looking for work now that her husband left her and she found a job but they told her that she had to work sunday morning. She told them that she couldnt work at there because she wants to go to church. She has only gone 2 times and already loves going to church. She also asked us last night what she needs to do to be baptized. She has really likes the gospel.

This week we also taught some old investigatores, the Galarsa family. They like us teaching them and love to hear the "word of God" but they arent really that excited to come to church. We visit them about 3 times a week. We are really going to try and help them to start coming to church this next week. 

Other than that it was a pretty normal week. This week we should be visiting more people now that everybody is coming back from vacations. 

Thats about all that happened this week!

Elder Britt

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 13th, The Pope!

So this week we had a lot of things happen that made it so we couldnt work. First off, the Pope came and everybody almost died here. Almost everybody asked us if we were going to see him. He came on Thursday but we werent able to work wednesday and thursday. Then last night we were walking to a visit that we had on the other side of our area and all the lights went out. The lights were out from 7 until 9. Our zone leaders just told us to go home because it was dangerous and even if we did find somebody to teach we just would have been talking to them in darkness. But with all of the things that happened this week, we had a really good week and a lot of lessons. We found a lot of old investigatores this week and started teaching them again. Yesterday 4 of our investigatores came to church which is a ton for this area. We also had a lot of help from one member this week. His name is Hermano Domingo. In english it would be Brother Sunday. Hes a really good member here. Hes about the only person in our branch that will come with us to visit our investigatores. He is always willing to come with us, pretty much every day, 6 untill 9. He really helped us this week and we had a lot of good lessons with him.

So this week we had a few hard lessons. We had some more lessons with the Polanco family. He asked us a lot of questions this week again but I was able to answer a lot of them. Then we had another lesson with la hermana Gaisa. Shes our new investigator that lives in Angostura. Her husband recently left her. Or thats what she thinks. He was suppose to come home from work about a week ago and he didnt come home and she said that he blocked her number in his cellphone. So from all of that she thinks that he left her. It was a really hard lesson. I was just thinking the entire time what I could share with her to help her. I shared 1 nephi 18. I just thought about a confrence talk that talked about being grateful and that being grateful will help us with all of our problems that we have. I shared with her verses 15 and 16 how nephi was about to die while he was on the boat traveling here but he still praised God. I think we were able to help her a lot. She came to church the next day and looked pretty happy. 

This week went really well. This week we already have a lot of visits planned so I think this week will be good!

Elder Britt

Also I tried to start cooking this week a bit. I bought some meat and cooked it. It tasted pretty good actually. I thought you would be pretty proud. Also I started cooking pancakes for breakfast and they were really bad at first but I can cook them pretty well!.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 6th, COLD

So this week has been extremely cold. This letter is pretty hard to type because my hands are so cold. We have had a little bit of problem with the cold. We usually go to somebodies door and then they answer and ask us, why are you guys out in the cold?? Go to your house its freezing outside! You guys can come back when its not so cold! So we have had a few people reject us because its been so cold and rainy. This week should be the same weather so hopefully it will can find a few people to teach this week.

My comp is really good. He has about 6 months in the mission but is really quite. He doesnt talk that much in the lesson or in the streets. I pretty much do all the talking in the lessons now which is alright but it was a little weird in the beginning. But the lessons we have with him are really good.

This week we had a lot of interesting lessons. We started teaching a new family this week called the Polanco family. I feel like hes really testing what I know as a missionary. He always asks me the weirdest questions and ive been able to answer almost all of them. He asks me question like, lets say im in a place where there isnt your church, should I just go to a Jehovas Witness or should I just stay at home? He always just pulls out the weirdest questions but Ive been able to answer all of them! Pretty much our lessons are we teach one simple doctrine and then he asks us about 5 random questions that kind of relate to that doctrine. We teach another doctrine and then more questions. He told us that he agrees with everything that we have taughten him but he has so many more questions for us. He told us that we would come to church this next sunday. He told us that the only thing he doesnt like about out church is that we dont have a pastor that just teaches from the bible and that the member give the messages. He thinks its a little different but can get use to it. I think he might be able to progress pretty well even though he has so many doubts. 

This week we have also been visiting a recent convert a lot. They have a lot of problems with the family and money problems. They told us that the father owes money to about 4 different banks and they are a really poor family. They also have a lot of problems in their family and they dont really get a long. It was really weird teaching them. Pretty much I just shared a lot of stories with them that Ive read from the confrences about families that have applied the gospel in their family and it has helped them a ton. The first night that they visited them, everybody was really mad with each other and pretty much everybody was fighting, especially the husband and wife. The next day we went back to visit and everybody was a lot happier and we had a really good visit. The wife in the end asked for forgiveness for everythings and they were all really happy. They told us that they would all start reading and praying together. It was a really good lesson.

Overall this week we didnt have to many lessons but I felt like we helped a lot of people this week. It was a pretty good week. 

Elder Britt