Kind of a crazy week this week. First off, we´ve been spending lots of time
with two of the greatest men I´ve met in my life. The old stake president
of the Granda stake, President Muñoz lives in our ward, and his good friend
Williams (a member from Venezuela that´s been living here for a long time
and I´m convinced that he´s one of the 3 Nephites). Pres. Muñoz was moving
pisos and we helped him moved a few times. Such inspiring men! And So much
revelation from them haha. They both gave me some realyl good, and hard
council about the Book of Mormon and I think for the first time in my life
I realized how much of a stinking treasure it is. Seriously people, it´s a
HUGE treasure for us! Those prophets saw our day and knew exactly what we
needed. Everything they wrote is of great worth and we need to learn to
appreciate every *word* in the book, and to study it as if it were the only
book left on earth! We as members, but even more so as missionaries (every
member a missionary...) should read it every day of our lives.
Our studly investigator Ramon had to go to the hospital this week and be
operated on. It was a minor operation, just clearing out some calcium build
up or something like that. We went and saw him in the hospital and got to
meet his sisters while there which was a nice little tender mercy because
we´ve been begging for their addresses from him for weeks. He unfortunately
couldn´t come to church, but he´ll make it there next week. The moment he
recieves a testimony of the Book of Mormon, he´ll be getting baptized.
We got to visit a really cool PMF from colombia too. They live in a nearby
pueblo near the coast, super fancy place haha. The husband Karim isn´t a
member and has been married to his member wife for 17 years. So, in
essance, he´s been coming to church with her for 17 years and hasn´t ever
gotten baptized!! Crazy. His problem is that he struggles to believe in
Jospeh Smith. What´s the best way to get a testimony of him? The Book of
Mormon. But he´s not too willing to do his part, but we´re working closely
with him. He´s a really great guy and practically lives all of the gospel
already, he just needs that really important testimony. Estamos en ello.
We also played night football with the ward in this really cool hidden turf
field and it was probably the best match of football I´ve played on my
mission haha. I´m not too shabby actually, I can´t dribble to save my life,
but I´m good at defence. I was proud of my performance anyway. There was a
non member youth there, Jose, who is seriously a straight up champ. He was
going to be baptized before but his parents prevented him. Well December
3rd he turns 18 and is determined to be baptized soon there after! He´s a
My comp and I are doing EVERYTHING that PMG tells us to in order to find,
we´re litterally working our butts off, but we aren´t finding through those
methods. However the Lord is consistant and drops little blessings and
miracles in our path weekly. We have few investigators, but they are all
solid and interested and progressing, so I¨m not complaining. We´re just
going to keep plugging away and letting the Lord do His thing through us.
My comp has 2 weeks left and it´s starting to show haha. But it´s all good,
I¨m not going to let him "die" too early.
So family that´s it for this week. Read the Book of Mormon every day! Even
if it´s just for 15 min. It´s a valuable treasure that the Lord has given
to us through lots of great preparation. We need to take advantage of the
revelation contained in it, and the revelation we can recieve through it.
My love of the Book of Mormon has increased in these few days as my
understanding of what it is increased, and as my appreciation for it
increased. I invite you all to do the same. Learn to love the Book of
Mormon more than gold and silver and fancy mobile phones, because it´s
worth more than all of that. I love you lots family and hope you have a
great week and feel the Spirit! Loves.