Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Semana 79

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

We had our two bautismos on Saturday and it was really special. S and A are really happy and their dad as well as he is coming back to church and had an interview with the bishop and they are progressing well. The mom still isn´t baptised but we think she will be ready to be baptized in March. 

We had 8 investigadores asist church yeserday! A lot of miracles. We´re hoping to have a lot of baptismos in March 

This thursday I´m going to Quito for a conference for all the district leaders of the mission on friday. Sounds like it will be good. 

We´re seeing a lot of changes here in Ambato. The ward is growing and there is a lot more member participation in the work of Salvation. We´re hoping that this will keep going as it is. 

An Area Seventy taught me something really cool on Thursday. Me and two other missionaries are finishing the mission in the next 3 to 4 months and the seventy told us that Jesus Christ performed the Atonement at the end of His mortal ministry and that if he were to have relaxed or been "trunky" we wouldn´t have the atonement. Jesus is our perfect example of how we should work and at the end of the mission we should be doing the most important things that we can do and not get trunky. 

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. Chao!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que Jesucristo vive y que Él nos salva para que podamos volver a vivir con Nuestro Padre Celestial. :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Semana 78

Hi everyone! I hope you`re all doing good. We`re doing good here in Ambato!
We have the baptisms for the family B this week! We`re excited and they are really excited too. V asisted church yesterday and it was her second time and she has a fecha for the 28th.
We did a service on Saturday where we sprayed pesticide on the crops of an investigator. Her daughter was baptized a few weeks ago but she still hasn`t accepted a fecha to be baptized because of problems with her husband, as they are in the process of getting divorced. We really want to help her and her family.

Well that`s about all for this week. Hope you all have a great week and stay safe! Hope to hear from you all next week! Chao!

-Elder Gomez
Amo ser misionero :)

There are three times when we are dressed in white:
1. Baptism
2. Temple
3. Celestial Kingdom

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Semana 77

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

Me and Elder Reynolds are staying together for another change in Ambato. But all the other missionaries in our district were changed and they also closed one of the sectors, so now we´ll only have 4 missionaries instead of 6. The missionaries left behind investadores and less acitves progressing, including one that´s supposed to get baptized this week. So we´re going to have to help them all, including the other missionaries that will be coming here to know the sector. 

For a few days, I´ll be working in Pelileo instead of Ambato. All the missionaries in Pelileo had changes and the new lider of district here will be training a new missionary and won´t get his companion until Thursday. So until then, I´ll be here in Pelileo, since I´m the only one in this zone now that knows Pelileo (because I was there for 4 months). I´ll be helping them get to know the sector and the members and others here. My companion will be in Ambato with the other missionary in our district who is also training and is waiting to get his new companion.

We had a new investigador in church yesterday. His name is J. He lived in Canada for many years and while he was there, he asisted church and the missionaries came to visit him a little. He came back to Ecuador because of health problems, he had cancer in his eye and they had to take out one of his eyes. He was really excited to see the missionaries again and wants to learn and come back to church. He asisted yesterday and really liked it, and he has a fecha for the 28 of february. 

Our other investigadores didn´t asist church yesterday so the baptisms that we were going to have this week will be for the next week. We´ve been working hard though and we´re seeing a lot of restuls and miracles.

For these next few months we´ll be doing La Fe de Febrero Trae los Milagros de Marzo ( the faith of february brings the miracles of march) like we did last year. This year, we´ll be reading the book mormon in these two months, marking every time it mentions Jesus Christ, weekly services, fasting, personal sacrifices and always trying to recognize the miracles. It´s going to be really good. As a mission, we need to increase our faith. There are a lot of missionaries that don´t have much faith and without faith, we can´t do anything. But with faith, all things are posible. (Moroni 7:33) I know that miracles are real and that we can only see miracles if we have faith.

Well I hope you all have a great week! Stay safe and I can´t wait to hear from you all next week! Chao!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que Jesucristo vive y que Él dirige la Iglesia hoy en día. 

Y Cristo ha dicho: si tenéis fe en mi tendréis poder para hacer cualquier cosa que me sea conveniente. 
-Moroni 7:33    

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Semana 76

Hi everyone! I hope you´ve all had a good week. We are good in Ambato!
19 months now. The time goes by too fast.
The family B asisted church again yesterday and they have a fecha for the 14th of Febrero so they´ll need their interview at the end of this week. They are progressing well. The dad, who is less active is happy to be back in the church and his two kids are excited to be baptized. His wife is still a little confused about changing religions from being catholic. We´ll be helping them a lot though.

F asisted yesterday but his wife no. The two had a pre-interview last week to see how they are progressing and f has a lot of doubts about the restoration and other things. So we´ll need to help them a lot this week with that.
We did a service for a less active on Saturday. They said that they can´t asist church because they go to their terreno for Pelileo on the way to Patate almost every sunday where they have avocado trees and have to rake all the leaves that fall. So we said that we would go with the other misionaries in the zone on Saturday to help clean so they wouldn´t have to work on the sunday. We helped them with the missionaries in Pelileo and everything seemed okay for church the next day, but then they didn´t show up to church. haha At least we tried. There´s some issues in their family and work as well so we´ll have to help them a lot.
I really love it here in Ambato. We´re seeing a lot more success and the district is improving a lot as well as the whole zone. We have changes next week and I´d really like to stay here, but we´ll just have to wait and see what happens next week.
Have a great week! Stay safe and I hope to hear from you all next week!
-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que José Smith fue un profeta de Dios y que la Iglesia fue restaurada por medio de él.