Cameron began his service March 15, 2010 to Rio de Janeiro Mission.
Marissa began her service July 20, 2011 to Barcelona Spain Mission. Craig began his service December 28, 2011 to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ryan began his service October 23, 2013 to Lima Perú North.
Monday, February 25, 2013
keeping it real
I´m sorry that I haven´t been writing very many letters by hand.
It`s just that, well, I´ll see you guys when I get back and these emails
usually have the main things what I would write in a letter by mail.
I just want to say that I love you guys and hope you and doing
great things in your work, schooling, etc. Remember that it is always
the right time to do what is right. Here in Bolivia, great things are
happening and I don´t have enough space to tell it all. That is what
journals are for.
I would like to share a cool experience about a couple we found
this week. There names are Guillermo and Celestina and are an old
couple and have about 60 years old . We first found them living in an
apartment that also has a member that we visit. We didn´t really have
set appointments and we saw Celestina knitting outside and decided to
talk with her. I don´t really remember what we talked about. Probably
something like faith and repentance and gave her a pamphlet of the
Restoration. Well, we came back another day in the week to find out that
she had read the parts that we left for her to read! That´s a good
start. Guillermo, her husband just got operated on early that day and
was sick and moaning on the couch. So we taught her about the
restoration and told the story Joseph Smith and all. She was very
excited and thrilled to learn how to pray. She really is a great person
with great faith. Well, this story already seems long and boring, but it
gets better. She told us that her husband refused to listen to any
missionaries before and hates to go to church. It would be impossible to
teach him. We came back another day this week only to find Guillermo in
the house. We taught the same lesson like it was nothing and he was
very excited to learn more. We later found out that mr. Guillermo was
listening to us when he was ``asleep´´ and sick on the couch. He loved
the story about Joseph Smith and said that he could be very true. He
also has been praying and said that our types of prayers and different
and more powerful than the Catholic`s prayers (the ones where they
repeat the same thing every time). He said that´s he`s going to come to
church this next week and everything!
I´m sorry about that long story, but it was something cool that had
happened and it just goes to show that listening the restoration can
really change people´s behaviors.
The state of your life is nothing more that a reflection of your state of mind