This week was really good. So for this week I was in a trio a lot. My comp got his transfer on Monday, which came really early, and my new comp didn't get here until Friday. It was pretty hard to find flights this week. But I wasn't able to focus too much in my area because I had to go and help the other elders in their area. My comp now is Elder Fernandez. Hes from Ecuador. Now i have had a total of 12 companions in the mission. I've only had my comps for 1 transfer and then they go or I leave. Its pretty rough. But my new comp is really cool. Hopefully we will be together longer than one transfer. So this week we had a lot of good things happen. We had a really good activity on Thursday and a decent amount of people went. But on Saturday we had a night of Majadito, which is a plate from Bolivia. Its pretty much just rice, chicken, egg, fried banana, and sometime olives and raisins. Its actually pretty good. But a lot of people went and had a good time. We are going to try and have a lot more activities because when there are activities in a branch, the people come to church. When a branch doesn't have activities, the people don't come to church on Sunday. So we need to keep planning activities and try and be creative with them. But on Sunday there was a conference between Bolivia and Peru. Elder Anderson talked from Utah in Spanish. I will admit his Spanish sounded very gringo haha. But he speaks Spanish really well. It was a good conference and a lot of people from the church liked it. I think they are going to start doing conferences like that every 6 months or every year. So we have a baptism planned this Saturday. La Hermana Noelia Garcia is going to get baptized. Hopefully everything will go alright. She said that she wanted me to baptize he so that will be exciting too. I'm glad that I got my new comp out and this week we will be able to work hard in my area. Love you all, Elder Britt Also, my camera got a virus so I cant send pictures this week...
Monday, October 26, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
This week was a pretty good week. We were extremely busy. The biggest thing that happened was a child died in one of the less active families we are teaching, the Maniguari family. It was really sudden that this kid died. He was only one. It was extremely sad for me to see the eyes of this mother. I will never forget how sad she was. We are trying very hard to help her feel better and to teach the entire family the plan of salvation. Then in church I had a pretty hard experience. Right now we are teaching Jimmy and it turns out hes pretty much a "Preacher" for another church. He went to church a lot yesterday and they jsut talked about temples. Inbetween meetings I explained a little about temples and he just straight up told me, I dont believe in temples, the bible says we just need to pray in our room to God and thats all I need to do to get closer to God. I find it intresting though that he went to church and Ill have to see if he progresses. At the end of the meeting he pulled me into a room and asked me some personal advice. He told me the night before had drunk beer and that in 2 hours he had to give a talk in his church about avoiding sins. It was a really weird experience for me to try and concil him. In the end he liked what I said and was going to apply it. He is living with some less actives right now and is helping them a lot with some problems they are having, which is good for us. Our other investigators havent really progressed too much this past week. Mainly we couldnt find them and teach them. Hopefully this week we will be able to find them. Also transfer are tomorrow night. I think that Ill stay here though. I find it crazy that Ive already been in Riberalta for a transfer. Thats about all. Elder Britt
Monday, October 12, 2015
So this week was really good. We put 2 more baptism dates so now we have 3 people who are preparing for baptism. The first is Jasir. He pretty much came to us prepared. He has a friend in the church, Joselo. He has gone to church many time with Joselo and went to the general conference with him. He already believes that the Book of Mormon is true, the church is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today. We just have to get him a little more prepared and he will be ready. We put his date for October 31st. Our other is Angel Ribas. He is 25 and his wife is a member less active. They have 2 kids with Down Syndrome. He really want to learn more and know if the book of Mormon is true. He told us he would get baptized November 7th if he felt like he was ready so we just have to teach him. He believes in the book of Mormon. So he is progressing really well. The last is Noelia Gonazles. She is 12 and her family is a little less active. She usually comes to church by herself and is a really good. We have had a lot of good contacts this week too. We have found a new investigator, Jimmy, who is very interesting. He is really looking for the truth. He talks with a lot of pastors and doesn't know what church is true. I think he has some problems with Joseph Smith and with the Book of Mormon but we will convert him! We have found a lot of other good investigators who we think will progress. There's a lot of good things happening in our area. That's about all for this week. Elder Britt
Monday, October 5, 2015
So this week was really good. We were able to watch all of the session of the general confrence and half of the priesthood session. I watched the Saturday session in spanish and the Sunday session in english. All of the session were really great and I loved each one of them. I learned a lot of each talk. I especially liked the talk from President Eyring and the talk that talked about "ponderizing" the scriptures. The thing that was weird was they would quote a scripture and I knew where almost all the scriptures were at. I could never have done that before the mission.But we were able to work this week normally. I finally got over all of my sicknesses. We are still trying to find a lot of investigators. When we got to the area there was only 1 investigator who was 12. But now we are at about 10 investigators who we are teaching regularly.