My dear dear family,
Thanks for all the great news! Christian, Congrats on BYU! what an exciting time! I fasted for you on sunday, christian. I will anxiously wait until monday to find out when you go. Are you supposed to report to the MTC in peru? or where? It was great to hear about and from some relatives. I am so blessed for the support that i recieve from you. I can't say thank you enough. Well, transfers are tomorrow. Sister Jeronimo is leaving and we are both super bummed about it along with the whole branch. The good news is that she is going to Sunrise with sister Oyanedel. I am really excited for them to be together. They will do great together! As for me, i get to stay and Sister Veazey is going to be my companion! i am super super excited! She is actually a friend of Emma hogan's family, my roommate and friend at BYU. Kind of random and funny. With her here, Exchanges will actually be much more effective and less stressful. training will be given to a companionship at a time instead of 1 by 1. So those are the changes starting tomorrow. My second american companion. How crazy. Hope we can keep up with the spanish.
Well, as for the area and people, things are going well. Fransisco and Frankie are progressing well. WE are trying to work closely with the members and hoping to have a ward mission plan soon to start family mission plans. It has been a lot of organization and phone calls but good missionary work is better than just busy missionary work. one of the zone leaders in the mission says we need to be full time missionaries not fill time missionaries. it is so important to be effective in our work and to really make sure we are doing effective work. how a basis of finding and a broad set of teaching skills according to president neider. without both we will have great difficulty in helping others.
everyone in the district gave 5 minute trainings at district meeting and it was a neat opportunity to look back at general conference. i chose to train on the power and value of Right now. It was kind of a realization that not only do we need to eliminate saying we will be better tomorrow or later but also saying today. We can be beter RIGHT NOW. I can be a missionary RIGHT NOW instead of with that other guy across the street what about the guy right next door or walking past me or the cashier. Right now is the time. God has called each of us to his work. I am so glad i can do it not only full-time but full-heartedly.
I am also reading the new testament and have found myself hungry to keep reading at the end of each day of studies. i am anxious to get to the pauline espistles but loving the Saviors teachings in the gospels. i liked mark 4:27and 28, :the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come." it reminded me a lot of 3 nephi 9:20 and alma 32. The Bible and the Book of mormon really do testify of each other and the same doctrine in beautiful words that each give their own insight to the precious truths of God. I also enjoyed mathew 27. Where joseph lays the saviours body in "his own new tomb." something everyone knows. as i read i felt the need for me to do the same. Give the Lord the very best of my very very own most precious possessions, talents, feelings, experiences, testimonies, and me. Now is the time and why not give all! I love the Lord dearly and feel strongly that he is a part of this work. it is his and nobody else's. May we embrace his glory, the eternal life of man, and helping others receive it. We will soon see that it is one of the Lord's greatest tools in helping us recieve eternal life as well. May God bless us all in his work! Hurrah for Israel!
Dear President Neider,
Transfers was a little bit of a surprise for me but i'm excited for the changes and know they will be a blessing. The Lord has helped us a lot this week and we are really starting to see some people progress. We've been trying to apply the trainings we received at Zone conference and Zone training and have found that as we testify often we really are much happier. We have also been able to see how baptismal dates help people to progress earlier on. Sister Jeronimo is sad to go but i Know she is going to have a great great time with sister oyanedel in sunrise. We have enjoyed being together and doing the 12 week program. We also went on 2 exchanges this week. First with sister Newey on tuesday. We specifically worked on how to work with members and why it was so important to have them out with us. Sister Newey and I talked a lot about it. she is doing well at teaching clearly and boldly with testimony. The second exchange was with Sister Webb. She is working hard and doing well there in Warm springs. We worked mainly on teaching for understanding and testifying simply and shortly. She really is giving her best. I'm proud of her. thank you president for your help. We look forward to interviews soon!