Monday, February 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2015

     Well y'all its been another great week here in La Brigada Zona 7 de Mixco. So ya it was  a pretty great week to be honest with ya. We had more lessons this week and  we did divisions with the fun missionaries from the zone so ya it was a great week. Dad to answer your questions before I forget, we have two ward councils a week but sometimes we don't go because they are Sundays before church and so we have to go around and pick up the investigators and recent converts and all that jazz.  If we can find members to do divisions with us then we go. As far as members that help us, there aren't very many to be honest.  Most of the support that we get is from the youth of the ward, the young men that are preparing to go on missions and that kind of stuff. But ya, too bad that you're not going to be able to go D.R. That would have been way cool but still good that you're going to go and vacation with Jon. So this week we played soccer Monday and went to this sketchy burrito shop in one of the areas in the zone. They said it was safe and so we tried it out and only one Elder ended up getting sick and it was only for one day so it was all good. Tuesday we didn't do divisions but Wednesday we did. I got to be with Elder Burns which is fun.  He's a pretty chill guy and it' a lot of fun to be with him and tease him a lot too. Thursday, I was on Divis with elder Ngungutau, which is always super fun. We went crazy and bought a ton of pizza and messed with a couple elders in the zone. Friday we got a youth to leave with us but to get him out we had to promise to help him make a cake.  We spent a little bit of time doing that it was pretty fun. Saturday we got invited to the birthday party and that was fun but they invited their vecinos.  They were all a bunch of girls so we felt a little bit awkward but we did get to talk a lot about missionary work so that was a huge plus. This week my comp from Barbe called me and told me that they were going to take a couple of our converts, Justin and Stacy to the temple and that they wanted me to be there. Obviously I couldn't go but I did call and talk to them which was great. It always feels good to hear that your converts are doing good and continue in the Church. The familia Robles didn't come to church this week, which was too bad but the good news is that the boy friend got sent to rehab which is going to make it so much easier to baptize them. Love Connor. 

Elder Galicia Elder Ngungutau Elder Diaz Elder Bravo Elder Baloy Elder Burns Elder Borda Elder Hailstone
                                                         Crazy youth that left with us this week. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Feb. 22, 2016

     So this week was pretty awesome to be honest. I can't say that any one thing happened to make this week great, it was just a great week.  Monday, I was pretty stressed about all the dats and it didn't really feel like a day of rest, because lets be honest my day of rest is Monday not Sunday, so we sent the dats and then just ordered pizza at the church and then played soccer all day long. Monday night we went out with this kid from the ward that just moved here from another ward in the zone. This kid is always dressed as a gangster and so pretty much everyone we visited was scared of him so we didn't leave with him again this week. Tuesday we had the district meeting which went over really well because Elder Ngungutau bought breakfast from McDonalds for the entire zone. After that we worked our butts off because its the Semana de la urgencia, which means that President gave us goals we had to complete with. Speaking of President, Elder Gudiel told me he got his USU shirt this week. I haven't heard anything from Pres Caffaro yet, but Elder Gudiel told me he just laughed. So then Wednesday I was with this super prideful elder. It was a pretty rough day, cause this kid is super annoying. I was only able to stand him because we were with this kid from our ward that's a ton of fun and ya. So this Elder got in a fight with this Joven and I was just laughing my head off and enjoying the show of them arguing. Friday we did divis with Paraiso and I was with Elder Borda. I know a ton of the youth in that ward so it was a really fun day. Sunday was awesome because we had twelve investigators in Sacrament meeting which is a record in my mission. The best part was that this family came to church that we've been working with for a really long time. So ya that's pretty much it for my week. Love you all, Love Connor 

                                               The big tongan is my kid ( Connor was his trainer)
                                               Elder Weight Elder Ngungutau

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

     So ya its been a great week. This Email won't be super long sorry but I'm pretty sick of looking at a computer screen. So Monday, we played soccer all day which was super fun and all that crap. Tuesday, we went to the temple which was awesome. We had to wake up at 5 so we could leave at 6 to get to the temple at 8. I was so happy to go to the temple. I've never wanted to go to the temple as much as I have these last few weeks and it felt so good to go and feel close to the Lord.  Wednesday, we got to do divisions with the APs as well. It was so much fun. The APs are in a new area this chage and we were the first ZLs to work in that area so it was a lot of contacting but like I said it was super fun to see and be with Elder Gudiel again. After that the week was a lot more smooth. We had a couple of divisions and so really good day. Our zone had a super awesome week and President came and did a surprise visit at our Zone Council which was a lot of fun and a little scary at the same time. but its been a great week. 
We have this family that we're teaching named Familia Robles and they're doing really well they just haven't gone to church yet, so that's kind of sad but they said they would go this week. So we're having this big goal of baptizing 200 people in March so everyone is working really hard to achieve that and the zone is doing amazing. They're really killing it and it's amazing the miracles that they're all seeing. Well, I hope you guys have a great week and I'll write you more next week. Love you guys. Love Connor

                                                      Connor and his Comp, Elder Galicia
                                                                 Elder Ngungutau
                                                    Con's zone at the temple

                                                           Elder Galicia Elder Bently Elder Gudiel

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feb 8 2016

    Alright so this week has been pretty darn fantastic. My new comp in Elder Galicia. He's a new zone leader so I've got to teach him about all the stuff he has to do as a ZL. He's from El Salvador but he's cool and I don't think we'll have any problems like I did with my last comps from El Salvador. So on Monday we played soccer and then I spent the entire day with Elder Ngungutau and Elder Weight. We stayed up until like 12 just talking about the changes and eating a ton of pizza. I don't think I've told you guys this yet, but Elder Ngungutau and Elder Weight have taught me how to play a couple of songs on the ukulele so I've been practicing that a lot. Mom to answer your questions, I haven't gotten your package yet and as far as I know President hasn't gotten his t shirt yet. I did order my suit but I haven't payed for it yet. I'll get it in a couple months when I'm finishing, maybe in May.  Tuesday we had the changes and everything. My comp showed up pretty early and then we got to work like any other day. Wednesday we saw miracles.  We were working in Sector 2 and I've always had a negative attitude about that sector because we never have lessons and we don't  have any investigators and all that garbage. But Wednesday I decided to change my attitude and work with lots of faith and we were able to see lots of blessings. We were able to find a bunch of new invetigators. It was a huge testimony builder for me and really helped me see the power that my faith and my attitude can have on our area. Thursday we had the mission council which went really well. We did much better this month as a mission, so president was really happy with us. So ya that was my week sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun skiing and playing Basketball all the time. Its crazy that Kenna is going into the young women this year. I cant believe shes so old already. Well love you all a ton and hope you have another great week. Love Connor

Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016

     This week was super interesting but super fun. So ya, it was my comps last week as a missionary, so we had to do all the dying missionary activities. On Tuesday,  we had his finally district meeting and then just tried to work as hard as we could. He really died really well. I mean he was super baggy but he kept working all the time. Wednesday, he had his final interview with President which is where the missionary that is finishing his mission goes with president and he tells the missionary all the things that they have to do when they get home to have success and live a good life in the church. Thursday we did divisions with San Jose which means I was with Elder Diaz again. He's progressed a lot since the last time I was with him and he's a much better missionary now than he was when he showed up. Friday was the best day ever. My comp had to go and take his English test and it just so happened that day Elder Daly hadn't eaten breakfast or lunch so he was really hungry and decided to take us to lunch while he waited for his wife to finish a meeting. He ended up taking us to this really nice restaurant, like I'm talking napkin on the lap restaurant, and he bought us like 5 pounds of STEAK!!!!! Okay maybe it wasnt 5 pounds but the thing is that it was a ton of Steak and it tasted sooooooooo good. We did divisions that day too. I was with Elder Ngungutau again and we spent the entire day talking about our second area.  Saturday and  Sunday were pretty slow to be honest.  Sunday, we just went around saying goodbye to members and that kind of stuff. We watched a conference with the 12 apostles about the Sabbeth day which was really good. One thing I really loved that Elder Bednar said that as members of the church we should do more service on Sundays to sanctify the Sabbath day.   I really liked that. Well ya I love you guys a ton and hope you have fun at the Super Bowl I expect a play by play next week.  Love you guys a ton. Love Connor
 The first one is my bored selfie and the other one is what me and my comp would look like if we used makeup
                                                                 Elder Antonio
                                          Elder Langi Elder Antonio Elder Weight.
                                                             Surprise breakfast for my comp