Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday May 3, 2016


What up what up. It's the end of another week, another transfer and tristemente the Burtsen companionship. It's been a good run! Me and Elder Burt had a blast together and saw tons of miracles, it's always sad to say goodbye to a brother and a friend. The good thing is we will both be at BYU later. But he's getting shipped off to the Imperial Valley so he's gonna be burning out in the desert for a while :)

My new companion is Elder Laws!! You have no idea how stoked I was to see the transfer info. I've wanted to be Elder Laws' companion forever. We served together in Chula and Sweetwater a while back. He's super cool, we are stoked to work together. He's coming in from the valley so he and Elder Burt are doing a little swap.

Yesterday was the departure activities for missionaries going home. Elder Takke, one of my mission bros went home. Since he was out in the Imperial Valley again (two hours away) he spent the night at our apartment since we are the closest to the airport. It was great to have him over and get to catch up a little. I love that guy. You meet some great people on the mission. Today we dropped him off at the airport.

So this last week we had to drop a bunch of people, which is always sad. You have to find a balance between seeing people's potential and people's willingness to act. It's never fun, but it's always for the best. The Lord is always working ahead of us to prepare their hearts.

The good news is Pablo found some work and is going to stay here, we've been continuing to teach him, he's determined to change his life and grow close to God. It's awesome to see the light of the gospel fill his eyes as we talk and study and as he takes his own time to read and pray.

Veronica, Rebecca, Bryan and Yadira are still doing super awesome. Veronica had a temporary job which was causing her to work these next two Sundays and it was making her unable to attend church. We told her to pray and ask God to help her find a way to attend church. Yesterday when we taught her she said they showed up to work and the boss told her that their days off would be changed to Wednesday and Sunday, so she will be able to attend church. She is so happy!!

We have been continuing to work with the recent converts in the branch as well which is awesome. Gissel gave a Book of Mormon to her cousin who is going through a hard time and she has really caught the fire of missionary work. She also invited her cousin to the Mormon battalion site yesterday, she wasn't able to come but we were able to go with Gissel and her husband George. It was awesome, they really enjoyed it.

The work is great. The Lord truly does care about each and every one of us. He knows us, he's aware of what we need and his hand is in our lives.

I love you all!


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