So this week was really good for us in Riberalta. We had a lot of really good and powerful lessons this week with a lot of our investigators and our less actives. We had a good lesson with Angel Ribas. We taught him 3 times this week and we were able to help him understand more about his baptism. He told us that he knows he needs to get baptized but he's scared to take that step. We also taught him about the word of wisdom. He only drinks on special occasions but he committed to stop drinking which was really good. The only problem we have now is to get them married because currently he lives with his "wife" but they aren't married. He is willing to make these changes but is just missing a little bit of the action. We also had a good lesson with a new family we are teaching. The Caldera Family. They are really dedicated to helping their family and want to make it better. They are dedicated to helping their family. So in almost every principle we teach, we are trying to apply it to how it helps families. They committed to going to church but sadly didn't go. Hopefully we can help them go this week. We also went to the missionary conference on Wednesday and there was a lot that we learned. My comp and I are going to try and apply what they taught about less actives, part member families, and recent converts. In the conference they said they are like gold mines and we liked that part a lot. We are going to try really hard to get references from those 3 this transfer. That's about everything that's been going on this week. We are trying really hard to find prepared investigators. Élder Britt
Monday, January 25, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
So this week was really good for us in Palmeras 2. This week, Elder Fernandez got transfered and Im still in riberalta. He was the first comp that Ive had for more than one transfer. But my new companion is Elder Urbina. Hes from Honduras. Hes really good from what I can tell and teaches really well. He has 7 months in the mission but is already a really good Elder. So this week we had a good lesson with Angel Ribas. We talked about his baptism date again and he got nervous. He said if he felt ready for February 20th he would get baptized which is really good. But right now, we need to help him with the word of wisdom, the law of chastity, and going to church every sunday. He told us that he realizes that if he is going to get baptized that he needs to makes the changes in his life and that they are important changes. Right now we are going to focus on those 3 problems that he has and hopefully he will be ready for that date. Tonight we are going to have a really good Family Night with one of our less actives. Joseluis Pinto told us that he is going to invite 2 families to come to this family night. He told us that he wanted us to teach about Joseph Smith because they have some questions. So hopefully we will have 2 new families progressing. But thats about all thats going on here. We are still helping the branch function. We are doing a lot of the work here. The members are starting to help us more and more. Elder Britt So the picture with the family is probably one of my favorite families here. They are about the only members here who have gone to the temple. Theyre the Chuqui family, you say it like chucky. We are helping the guy on the far right to go back to church.
Monday, January 11, 2016
So this week was pretty good for us! It flew by. We were able to do a lot of good things this week. We found a new less active we started teaching named John. He has a lot of problems right now, especially with the law of chastity. He said that he wanted to change and to fix the problems. He asked us how he could change because he always has wanted to change but hasn't ever been strong enough to do it. But we shared with him Mosiah 3:19 and told him that he needs to use the atonement and to follow the impression of the spirit and we will make small changes over time. Then we got really close to putting a baptismal date for the Hermano Angel Ribas. He told us that he wants to get baptized and before he didn't really care to get baptized. But when we started talking about a specific date he got nervous and didn't accept the date. Right now we are just going to try and show him why baptism would be important in his life and how it will make him better. We hope with that he will be able to accept a specific date. We also found a new investigator who has a lot of potential to progress. The Caldera family. His family is very important to him, which is pretty rare here. The reason why he wanted to hear from us was because his family was slowely seperating and he was looking for something to help them be more united. He has been really receptive to the teachings and hopefully he will progress a lot. Right now he hasn't gone to church but I think there's a good chance he will go this week. We have been seeing a lot of good things in our área. The members are doing good with their callings and more members are returning to the church. That's about all this week. Elder Britt One of the pictures was of a new member, Roger. He has been going to our branch for over a year because he is Friends with the Rivera family. He finally accepted to get baptized. It was a very spiritual baptismal service. Hes going to be a great member.
Monday, January 4, 2016
So this week was a pretty good week in the mission. We are still seeing a lot of progression with the Gonzales family. This week we fasted with the majority of the family and also the majority were able to go to church yesterday. We had a really good visit with them this week. He expressed his gratitud for my companion and I that we are always there to help him and that we never get tired of visiting them. We plan on trying to rescue them at the end of this month. This week, we also were working a lot with the Pinto family. Right now they have been going through a lot of problems. Their son about a month ago went to the city and there he was accused that he killed somebody and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. This week he was released because the police realized he didnt do anything. It was really cool to me to hear that they knew that their prayers and our prayers helped their son with this problem. We have been doing a lot of service. We helped them clean out some big weeds with machetes this week and we are going to keep helping them this next week. Also the mother right now has cancer and she made a very big sacrifice to go to church yesterday. Right now she has cancer and has a lot of pains but she really wanted to go to church yesterday and nothing stopped her. Its amazing to see this family and their attitud as they go through these problems. They never complain and tell us that their prayers help a lot. Also this week, a lot of our less actives went to church this past week. Our church changed from 3 in the afternoon to 8 in the morning. A lot of the members were very glad to have that change and I think because of that our attendence is going to go up. This was a scripture that I found this week and I liked it a lot. D&C 101:9 "Verily I say unto you, notwithstanding [your] sins, my bowels are filled with compassion towards [you]. I will not utterly cast [you] off; and in the day of wrath I will remember mercy." Elder Britt