Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Semana 75

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week! We are doing good here in Ambato!

We had more investigadores come to church yesterday. The wife of F asisted but F no. They`re progressing well though and have a fecha for the 7th of Febrero. The family P asisted yesterday too. They are a part member family. The husband r is a less active and his wife and two kids aren`t members. They want to get baptized and they all want to come closer to God. The three have a fecha for the 14th of Febrero. We`re really excited for them.

We had a fun service on saturday with the zone. We went to the property of a member in the mountains and helped break open plants that have beans in them called chocho. haha

We`re hoping to have a lot more investigatores asist church this next sunday. We`re working hard and seeing a lot more results and that making us really excited. I love being here as a misionary. I know that this is the work of the Lord and that He is directing this work. His hand is in it and He is giving us the blessing and miracles that we see every day. I know that the book of Mormon is true and is the word of God. I hope you`re all reading it. If not, I invite you to do it. 

Have a great week and stay safe and I can`t wait to hear from you all next week!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Semana 74

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great week! We´re doing great here in Ambato!
We went to Baños for p-day. That was a lot of fun! Went to the zoo there and there were a lot of cool animals, especially animals that are only found in Ecuador and Galapagos. There were some lions too and that was cool.
We did a service for a part member family on Tuesday. We went to a place called Quero, which is in our ward, but about 40 minutes away. We helped with the yard and had to find their rabbits that got out of the cage.
F asisted again yesterday but only for 20 minutes of the second hour, and his wife didn´t come again for work. We need to help them a lot. F brought his brother so we need to follow up on that. We taught F and his wife in the chapel one day, had them pray alone to know if these things are true. They feel like they´ve received an answer and want to progress but feel like they need more preparation for their bautismo
Violeta asisted church yesterday also and she has a fecha for the 7 of febrero. She really liked the church and will be coming back next sunday also. We did a tour of the chapel with her and her kids and at the end, they prayed in the baptismal room alone to know if this is true. They really feel like this is true. The kids are preparing to receive the comunion and confirmacion in the church catolic but they really want have a desire to asist church with us and learn more.
We´ve been working more with the members this week and bringing them to more lesons and it´s been helping us a lot. They Lord has been blessing us a lot with miracles and I know that this is His work. The Lord called us to this work to bring to pass his marvelous plan of salvation. I know that God lives and that Jesus Christ is our savior.
Hope you all have a great week! Stay safe and I can´t wait to hear from you next week! Chao!
-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero :)
Cristo nirca: Canguna ñucapi feta charijpica charinguichimiushaita ima cuzastapash rurangapa ñucapi minishtirishca cajpi.   
-Moroni 7:33

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Semana 73

Hi everyone! I hope you´re all doing good! We are doing here in Ambato!

We played soccer and football at the church with the zone for pday today. After that we ate pizza with the district. 

F asisted church again yesterday, but he got to the sacrament meeting late and for the second hour he stayed in the primary class with his son, then had to go. The next week, his wife says she´ll be able to go. They´re really progressing a lot. Their faith is increasing and their desire to come closer to Christ is increasing. They really love the doctrine of the repentance. They want to be good examples for their son and that´s what has been motivating them a lot. 

We´re finding more investigators. We found one who was a former investigator from last year. His name is H. We entered his house and we were surprised when we found a book of Mormon on the shelf. He asisted once but never came back. He´s a really good person. He has problems with the alcohol and he wants to turn his life around and he is happy to be talking to the missionaries again. We will be praying and working with him to help him progress.

We have a lot of new ideas to find new investigators and change the sector. Some ideas we have are singing hymns in the street corner and passing pamphlets, shining shoes, and other things. I´ve also started to translate the missionary lessons into Quichua, and I got a book of Mormon (Mormónpaj Quilcashca) in Quichua today, so that would be cool to be able to teach indigenous people in Quichua. 

Well that´s about all for this week. Hope you all have a great week and stay safe and I can´t wait to talk to you all next week!!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero :)

Misioneromanda cana ñuca munani

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Semana 72

¡Saludos a todos desde Ambato! Espero que todos tuvieran un feliz año nuevo.  

Estamos bien aquí en Ambato. Aunque hubo las fiestas y locuras por el año nuevo, trabajamos duro esta semana y pudimos ver resultados. Estamos viendo cambios aquí. Tuvimos un nuevo investigador en la iglesia con una fecha bautismal y también algunos menos activos. Estamos muy felices y animados. 

New Year`s was a little crazy! We could only leave the house for appointments 100% confirmed and for lunch. So we spent most of the day inside. We bought pizza and did a puzzle. I was also able to finish the Book of Mormon again, which was my goal to read it before the new year. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and every time I read it, I learn something new. My next goal is to read it again by March. They were also burning muñecas by our house having a big party and everyone was playing loud music and blowing off fireworks all night.

We taught a new family this week called the family R. There is the husband wife and a baby. We found them the week before, when they were carrying a ton of packs of shoe souls onto the terrace of a three floor house. We helped them carry the shoe souls and they accepted us to come back. We came back this week and they are all really good. The husband, F doesn`t have much of a religious background and he wants to learn more about Jesus Christ. His wife has been listening to the Jehova`s Witnesess, but she really likes what we`re teaching and the two want to change and come closer to God and be baptized. F asisted church yesterday, but his wife wasn`t able to come. He said he really liked church. They have a baptismal date for the 31st of January. 

We also had some less actives come back to church yesterday. It doesn`t matter how long we haven`t been to church, or how strong our testimony is, the Gospel is for everyone and we are always welcome to come back and partake of the blessing again and renew our convenants. 

With this new year, I`d invite you all to read the book of mormon again. It changes lives. If any of you aren`t sure it this Church is true, then read the book of Mormon, and pray and ask God if it is true. I know that if you ask sincerely with faith in Christ, you will receive an answer. 

Well that`s all for this week. Hope you all have a great week and be safe and I hope to hear from you all next week!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que Jesucristo vive y que él nos ama y quiere ayudarnos a poder tener la vida eterna con él y con Nuestro Padre Celestial. :)