Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Semana 92

Hi everyone! I hope you all are doing good and that you had a great week! We´re doing great in Riobamba!

We hiked Chimborazo today for p-day. The top of the mountain is the highest point on earth. We only hiked to 5000 meters (i don´t know how much that is in feet). We saw snow higher up on the mountain. It was cold but I wore my poncho which was warm and gave my coat to my companion since he didn´t have one. 

Our investigator M had a baptismal interview on Wednesday and it went all well. He may get baptized this Saturday but it´s been hard to visit him since he´s almost never at his house and doesn´t answer the phone much. We´ll be praying a lot for him to help him accept the baptism date. 

Our new branch president is excited to work hard and help us. We´re seeing some changes here and we hope that these changes can keep going forward. Now, we´re trying to teach the branch council leaders to know how to work with the Work of Salvation. 

After this we´re going to Quito for the new missionaries and trainers verification meeting that we will have tomorrow. So that´s about all for this week. I love being a missionary and I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and that this Gospel brings us hapiness and teaches us how we can have a personal relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Somtimes there are doubts, but I know that if we sincerely pray and ask God if these things are true, He will help us know for ourselves by the power of the Holy Ghost to know that these things are true. 

Have a great week. Happy birthday to my dad this Wednesday. I love you, Dad! 

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Semana 91

Hi everyone! I hope you´ve all had a great week! We´re doing good here in Riobamba!

We had district conference (stake) conference yesterday and the district presidency and mission presidency gave really good talks. We also had a zone conference on saturday before the sessions. 

We´ve been working hard and we´ve found some new families that we´ll be working with. We´re hoping that things start changing. We talked with our branch council after a video broadcast we had on sunday that the area presidency did. We talked about what we need to do to improve and help retain the less actives and converts and work together to have more baptisms in the branch. We got a new branch president and we´ll be helping him as well so we can all work together. 

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

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Semana 90

Hi everyone! I hope you´re having a great week! We´re doing good here in Riobamba!

My new companion that I´ll be training is Elder Morales from Trujillo, Peru. He´s 24 years old. He´s really excited to work and learn all about the mission. 

M is progressing well but everytime we plan an interview for him, it falls through, so that´s been a challenge for us to find a time when he can have his interview. 

We´re working hard and focusing more as a zone on talking to families that we pass by on the street. It´s more effective that way than knocking on doors. Many times, God puts the people we need to help in our very path, but sometimes we´re not paying attention to the people that we pass by. I know that we are all children of our Heavenly Father and that everyone should have the oportunity to learn about the plan that God has made for all of us. I testify that the plan that God has given us gives us true happiness in this life and helps us learn how we can come to know Him and Jesus Christ. 

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

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que Jesucristo vive. :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Semana 89

Hi everyone! I hope you`ve  all had a great week! We`re doing good here in Riobamba!

We had our transfers today and I`ll be staying and training a new misionary. I`m excited that I`ll be able to train a new missionary for my last transfer. We`re going to Quito tomorrow for the new missionaries meeting that willl be on Wednesday. 

We`ve been working hard here in Riobamba and yesterday we had a lot of less actives come to church and asistance at sacrament meeting is going up as well. We had 93 yesterday and we`re that it can start to increase more and more every week. We`ll be working very hard. There`s no reason to stop working or being lazy. We promised God that we would keep our covenants in every moment of our lives. Not just when it`s convenient or until we`re at the end and want to stop, but in every moment. 

That`s about it for next week. I hope you all have a great week and I hope to hear from you all next week!

-Elder Gomez

Amo ser misionero. Se que Jesucristo vive y que esta es la Iglesia verdadera de √Čl. :)