This week was pretty good. We had a multi-zone meeting on Tuesday that was awesome! One thing that President Gabaldòn hounded on was the use of Facebook. I guess there´s a lot of people using Facebook in the mission, and he can see when our Facebooks are active. He said that the next time someone uses Facebook he´ll call them out on it in the multi-zone meeting haha
|Elder Nef and Elder Radmall|
The meeting was pretty good though. President went over a few new rules to clarify some things, and he talked quite a bit about contacting and talking with everyone. I don´t remember how it came up, but he shared something with us that was quite interesting to me. He said that the English Language is the language of the Restoration of the Gospel, which is somewhat obvious since the United States was needed to have religous freedom, which was in English. And the Spanish Language is the language of the gathering of the Tribes. After the Restoration occurred, where did the Pioneers go? To Utah ... nope, to Mexico. When the pioneers migrated West, the traveled to Mexico, which is now known to us as Utah. When the United States bought the land from Mexico, the headquarters of the church was then in the United States. According to President Gabaldòn, when the United States bought that land, President Brigham Young sent members of the church to Mexico to look for land to establish the church quickly. For that reason, there are many towns in Chihuahua with Mormon names. He said that for this reason, the Mexican People accept the gospel faster than most. He said that in the European missions, the missionaries look for Mexican people living over there to teach because they accept the gospel faster. It was quite interesting.
|(Looks like Elder Radmall needs a new name tag. :) )|
We also had a baptism on Saturday! On Saturday morning, we received a text message from Isabel saying that she wanted to wait for a few days to be baptized. So we went to her house so we could talk to her face to face so we could understand her a little better. Turns out she was super tired, but wanted to get baptized. I guess she hasn't been sleeping well for quite a while, and she just thought that it was too much. Satan works in many ways. We explained the importance of baptism to her again, and she told us that she wanted to be baptized that day. Her baptism was pretty good, there weren't too many members that could come because there was Seminary Graduation the same night, but it was okay, she didn't want very many people there anyway. Then I confirmed her yesterday, which was Ward Conference, so there was a lot of people there haha
Ward Council was pretty good. They drilled this ward! The Stake called them out on their laziness, and how they need to step it up, and support their leaders. After Sacrament Meeting, they had a class with all the members minus the Primary, and drilled the youth and their parents on the topic of dating. And how there are tons of talks about how the youth should not have a boyfriend or girlfriend. That the age for a girl to have a boyfriend is when she´s 18, and for a guy, it´s when he´s returned from his mission. There´s a young man in our ward who should be getting ready to go on a mission, but doesn't want to. This young man asked the question, ¨If you don´t want to go on a mission, at what age can a guy have a girlfriend?¨ the answer was awesome, and direct. ¨Repent, and go on a mission.¨ haha it was awesome!
This week I also received letters from my siblings, Grandma Tucker, and the Higginsons. Thanks for all the support!
Have a great week!
|Desde Navolato Vengo = Since Navalato I have come|
Mom: I honestly find joy in sharing the gospel with people. It makes me happy. (What are ways that you find joy in your journey as a missionary?)
Holly: Not a whole lot haha (Does your new area have anything fun for you to do on p-day?)
Sam: ummm Probably seeing the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ change the life of Rubèn. It was awesome! (What has been your coolest spiritual moment?)
Dylan: Usually nothing haha (What do you have for breakfast usually?)