Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Conference and meetings!

OK so MONDAY was MLC, THURSDAY was Zone Conference and SATURDAY AND SUNDAY were Stake Conference.

We didn't really work this much this week because of all the stuff so I will talk about the stuff!

Zone Conference was was just like MLC everything that was taught....but they did do a cool thing at the start...we talked about Christlike attributes and then they had us get up and give one to our companion and why....I said that my companion has patience....He really does...knows I am not perfect and some time a goofball

We were asked to give a training also.....President and his wife and the AP's were in my training....I sweat through my stuff hahaha not really the AC felt nice!

NOW Stake Conference! Saturday was good but man Sunday was the best!!

Saturday the talks were like about stake leaders and ward leaders and how they need to work together...OH PALA the speaker for conference was Elder Collado of the area 70 if you go to LDS.ORG right now and look at the cover story with Elder Renlund  he's the one behind him!

SUNDAY there was a meeting for RM's and Full time missionaries! They talked about how RM's need to be the strength and not the weakness of the they have all this experience and some just waste it getting caught up in the day to day life! AND THE TRUE DOCTRINE HE TAUGHT...FEED THE Missionaries...Promise he made was "YOU WLL NEVER BEG FOR FOOD!" THE BEST!!!

HE also talked about the three thngs that need to happen in life in this order 1)mission 2) marry 3) education.....HAPPY WEDDING JORDAN!!!!

SUMMER IS PRACTICALLY here...even though it rained this morning!!!!! twas a blast

Well that's all folks!!!! I'll send pics but I wish you the best this day and week!

my ZONE with Pres and Sister Andrada! 

Elder Farrales and Whalquist....the AP

better pics of the hanging bridge 

going home from Stake con with members on a big moving truck! 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Called to SERVE (standing of course)

I know it's a day late but we had MLC yesterday!

This week was way long hahaha but I will jump to the best part!

Wedding and the YSA set up and it was way great (JORDAN you took 2 and a half months to plan, we did it in 2 weeks:) hahahaha

The entire family showed up. There was a cake and it was just so amazing. They loved it and really felt the love of the lord!  I WILL SEND PICS BUT IT WAS JUST AMAAZING.

The stake president was the one to do the ceremony and it was perfect!!! There were so many people and such a great time!!!!

The baptism was just as good and I baptized her!!!! so it was great!

Now the real story:

After the baptism, I had time to reflect. Think of the good but all that came to my mind was " I have six months left, what can I improve." President in a small moment this weekend I felt, hopeless like have I changed. I was convinced that going on a mission at 18 was a bad idea. So got on my knees, I poured my heart out, I felt that God was being silent so begged for his help this time. Then I waited and listened. As I sat next to my bed, I felt this feeling of peace and it felt to say, "my child you have mistook the virtue of GRATITUDE and HUMILITY. But before that you need to continue on what we talked about before...patience." The lord knew I haven't become a master at patience but as I studied those things I notice that to have patience we have to be humble, to accept the lords time and will... After that prayer and that feeling, I got on my knees and started right then and gave thanks for all that he gave me to know what I must do in these last months of my mission. I love the Lord, and can do nothing with out him.

I love the lord and this work!!!!!
Love you all be safe and be awesome always

P.s if you want to meet my mission president and wife click the link below

 our body guard in the house..not really

Exchanges in the other elders area! 

pre wedding 

wedding cake...his name is Nestor but they call him Rambo 

signing the papers  

my photographer taking a selfie


stake president

yours truly with them and PENA  


wedding cake eating

me and Motley ( future friend as and rm)

 me and Elder that kid

me and the two, the elder on the far left just joined.....its ok 

me and the AP's we are close I guess you could say!