Monday, November 18, 2013

Semana 14

Hola buenas tardes! Todo está bien y chevere aquí.

Things are going good here. With two companionships here, we had to split the sector. We´ve lost some investigadores and less actives and converts recents to the other sector, so we haven´t been having very many lessons this week. In the last transfer we would have about 34 or more lessons every week but now we´re getting about less than 20. We had interviews with President Ghent on Friday and he and his assistants told me that we should be getting more now because the wards are giving all the missionaries 15 names of less actives to visit and they also said to just stay diligent and obedient and results and investigadores will come. We´re going to start trying to find people near the chapel which means that it´s easier for them to come to church and progress and everything. Since the other two missionaries (Elder Lopez and Elder Robinson) live so close to us, we study together almost every morning spend a lot of time together. It really helps Elder Church Elder Collants and Elder Robinson learn the lessons and in their training. 

We have a family that we are teaching that is the Gomez Family, who we found over a month ago. They were never really sure about being baptized and never came to church. They said though that before we found them, they would fight and argue a lot and had a lot of problems and once we starting teaching, their problems went away and they felt a lot of peace at home. One day about three weeks ago the mom told us that she was going to return to the church she used to go to and the dad said he was going to return to the Catholic church. We just invited them read the Book of Mormon and pray to know what they should do. We didn´t visit them again until this last Monday and they said that once we stopped visiting that all their problems and the fighting came back. Our ward mission leader told them that they should take that as a sign that they should follow this path. They´re reading the scriptures and praying now and are gaining a testimony. They also finally came to church this Sunday which was really cool. They said the sacrament was really good and the mom said she felt like crying during it. We have a baptism date for them the 7th of December and I really think they´re going to reach that date. A lot of good things are happening here. 

The Area Presidency has introduced a new plan for all the missions in Ecuador Colombia  Peru and the other countries in the Area. We´re supposed to be starting working more with members in rescuing less actives. All the wards are giving their missionaries 15 names to work with and we have to work to bring them back to church. They´re saying that we´re in a new era of missionary work. These are really exciting times. The Lord is hastening His work. I´m excited to start this Work of Salvation plan and work more with members. We have a Seventy that lives in our ward and we want to do visits with him. We´re also still doing lots of visits with our ward mission leader HR. 

Everything here is going great. It´s good to be a trainer. It sure is a lot of responsibility, especially with two new missionaries. They both have different needs and you have to give both of them the attention and help they need. They look up to you to know what to do and you have to be on top of everything that´s going on here. It can be a lot at times, but it´s worth it when you give them great spiritual experiences and you´ll have an impact on them for all of their mission. Elder Church and Elder Collantes are very great. I really enjoy being with them. 

Well that´s all for this week. I hope things are going well for all of you. Love you and miss you all and hope you have a great week. Hope to hear from you soon!

-Elder Gomez

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