Monday, January 27, 2014
Got the call on tuesday night Saying i was getting transfered. I was super surprised because my companion has like 8 months in that area, I was sure he was gonna leave. I packed all my stuff and got to bed about. The next morning I went to the transfer meeting and we all just kinda chilled and had a good time until the meeting started. As they were showing all the changes my name came up with an elder named Elder Peralta. I was so excited! I stayed in my zone, just moved my district. My companion is super super awesome! He's from Cordoba, he has like 3 years in total in the mission, this is his last transfer. We're killing it! And having so much fun! I love it!
I got to see the baptism of one of my investigators this weekend. His name is Leo. He changed his life completely! He was of the religion "un banda" Like a devil worship religion. Super sketchy. But he has such a strong testimony and loves the church! Really cool to see the changes that the gospel can make in peoples lives.
I love you all!
Monday, January 13, 2014
Hola a todos!!!!
This week flew by like crazy!! Time really is flying. Nothing too exciting happened this week, so I decided to talk about something a little different.
In my house we live with two other Elders. Elder Streadbeck and Elder Paredes. They are the zone leaders for our zone. They have been tearing it up working with their recent converts to baptize the whole family. Recently they baptized 9 kids, anywhere from 8-12 years old. While many could look at this as something easy or even something "trucho" I got a different view of this situation the other day.
I got to go to the area where these kids live, and most of them live with absolutely nothing. Some of them don't have parents and just live with those who will take them in. Most of them were on a direct course to nowhere. To a life of drugs, broken relationships, sorrow and pain. It was then that I realized what was happening with all these kids. As I was walking down the street with Elder Streadbeck I realized that he wasn't just baptizing kids. He wasn't just making more people members of he church. He is saving the lives of these young men.
As I watched many of them pass the sacrament, and some of them enter the temple I realized that nothing can have a bigger influence on their lives than what is happening right now.
I read in Preach My Gospel this morning something that Elder Oaks said. He said that we don't do missionary work for any reason but to "open the doors of the celestial kingdom." He goes on to finish with the declaration "Noobody else can do this!"
I am filled with pride to be able to see and participate in this work of saving lives and helping people attain their eternal salvation. There is no greater thing on earth. There is no better cause, nor truer work.
I love you all. Have a great week!!
Monday, January 6, 2014
I hope you're all doing really well!! I have had a pretty good week. I have learned a lot this past week and My love for the lord and the gospel has grown a lot! This week's letter is going to be short, I wish I had a better excuse than I don't feel like writing a whole ton.
Today when I got on the computer I found out that My aunt Jeannette passed away on new years day. I am really sad for my family. Especially for my Uncle Joe and my Grandma Knight. I will be praying for them and for the family throughout this week.
In this hard time for the family I just want to express my gratitude for the plan of salvation. I know that we will all see our loved ones again. I know that god has his hand in all things. I know that death is not the end of our existence and that we will grow and progress as a family still.
I love you all and hope you have a good week!