Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016

     Alright well this is it only six emails left and then I'll be home, that's a crazy thought right? But anywho we had a really great week this week. President decided that it was going to be urgency week and set a bunch of high goals for us to achieve. We were able to make most of them but not all of them. Tomorrow are the changes and obviously I don't have changes of my comp but Elder Fisher is leaving which is sad but Elder Galicia is coming to the zone which will be awesome. This week we saw some miracles with some of our investigators. Two of them Timoteo and Carmelina are this cute old couple that have been coming to church for the past  two weeks and they love it. We'll be working to get them married and baptised this 18th of June and then the other family is Jose Carlos and Carla, who are the husband and step daughter of a member. We're going to be working to get them married and baptized the 25th of June. Jose Carlos is a cop which makes it really hard to teach him sometimes because he's only here every other week but his wife has been helping us out by sending him pictures of the folletos so he can read them while he's at work. We had this crazy member leaving with us this week and that has been really interesting but he's the only member that will leave with us so I'll take what I can get. So fun story this week. We had to go into the capital to get my comps visa signed and all taken care of so we had to get up super early and head into the capital. By the time we got off the bus I had to go to the bathroom so bad I could barley keep it in, so we ran straight to a McDonalds and the bathroom was occupied. By this point I was 100% sure I was going to crap my pants. The guy in the bathroom took forever and by this point I was considering just going in one of the urinals but by some miracle I was able to hold it in and make it to the bathroom. Apart from that things were pretty normal this week. We went to Barbe last p-day to say goodbye to a member that is going on his mission tomorrow but he never showed up so I just had to call him to say goodbye.  Love you all. Love Connor

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

     Well this is the last week of this change which means that next week will be the first week of my last change in the mission. I thought that maybe not being a zone leader would help the time go a little bit slower but I was wrong the time just keeps on flying by. This week was a great week and we were able to do a lot of really fun stuff. Monday, we went to El Salvador with Elder Fisher and Elder Alberto. We went to this little aldea and saw this really cool cave that has water come out of it. We couldn't go in because obviously we can't get wet but while we were there, this punk kid jumped off a cliff and got us soaking wet. We went to look at another pool and on our way out we saw the same kid waiting to get us again but this time from the side of the pool.  Right as he started to run, he slipped and fell super hard on his butt. We all laughed pretty hard and knew that God was watching out for us. After that we had this girl hook us up  with some pupusas and then we went to the border and took some pictures. Tuesday we had the district council and we used the mustaches and teeth you sent me for my birthday to take some sweet pictures. Wednesday we had the meeting for new missionaries and trainers, We got to see all the other missionaries that are training and the President and Hermana Caffaro. It was a really awesome meeting and I was able to learn a ton and we got to eat a lot of really good food so that was pretty awesome. Thursday was a pretty normal day but we did get to talk to Timoteo who is an investigator that we found last week. He came to church yesterday and last week and said he loved and that he won't ever miss a Sunday. He and his wife have baptism fechas for the June 18, they're this really awesome old people couple. Friday, I did divisions with Elder Baldwin, an Elder from Preston and we had a lot of fun we talked about some people that we both know like Aiden and just how awesome Cache Valley is. Sunday we had a ton of people at church which is awesome. The members all love us just for the fact that we actually work hard. Love you all a ton and hope you have a great week. Love Connor

                                                                 El Salvador!!

                                                            Elder Fisher Elder Beltran in a tuc

                                                           The best district ever!!

                                                            Ixhuatan District.

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

     We had a really good week this week. It was super hot and it isn't raining anymore which really sucks because I really like it when it rains. I enjoy working in the rain one because its not as hot and two because the people feel bad for us and invite us into their homes.  Monday we had a zone Pday and ate pizza and played soccer all day. It was really fun. Highlight of the week was going on divis in Barbe!! I got to see a ton of people that I worked with like Ronald and got to see some of my converts and talk to a member thats going to leave on a mission in two weeks and it was just a great day and I loved ever minute of it. The rest of the week went really well. We've been trying to work more in an Aldea. It's close to our area but we can only go there with a member because about 2 and a half years ago a missionary got a member pregnant and so we can only go with two members that president has assigned us but we've been seeing miracles there. We have a family of two old people that came to church and already know a ton of members. They're  names are Timoteo and Carmelina and they're really awesome. My comp is doing great. He has a big heart and loves to help the people and learn. He's really progressing as a missionary and its awesome to see him grow. I almost had to speak again in Sacrament meeting but luckily the speaker showed up at the last minute. Sounds like you guys are keeping pretty busy now that school is ending. Love you all a ton. Love Connor

                                               My mango and me and my comp

Mother's Day

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

     This week was pretty normal, but much better than last week. We've finally got a base in the area and we have things to go and do instead of just contact all the time. We went to Barberena Monday to buy some stuff like pillows and food because we didn't have any of that in the house. After that we went and said hi to some of the members that I knew there and that was awesome. I was able to go and say hi to some of the converts I have there and I was so happy to see them again. We played volleyball and soccer after that. We played with a return missionary that had come back to visit which was super fun. I knew him a little but not much. Tuesday we had a zone meeting and it was weird to not be in charge of it but also really nice to just sit there and listen instead of have to worry about setting goals and motivating the zone. Like I said this week we were able to find lots of new investigators and I think that quite a few of them will be able to progress and I'm excited about a lot of references we got. The members love us because the missionaries that were here before didn't do anything and now that the branch has two missionaries that are working super hard, all the members are happy to give us references and help us out. I'm feeling much less stressed than last week and this week I was able to have more fun with my comp, he's a really great comp and is willing to learn and do better always. Last night I had a baggy attack. I was talking to Elder Gudiel and he made me super baggy and it didn't help that I was looking at the pictures I have, but don't worry I'm still working super hard. I got my suit last week and its pretty amazing but you'll have to wait until the 13th of July to see it.

That's awesome that you guys could go down to Boise. I saw the picture of the family there and I didn't recognize any of them. Olivia is a little clone of Emmy and I can't believe how big she is.  

This week I did a study on charity and I was able to learn a ton. I just looked all the scriptures on charity in the back of the scriptures and studied each verse thinking about what it taught. It really helped me understand that charity is one of the most important things we can have in this life and that if we obtain it all the other things will come more easily. 

Love you all and hope you have a great week. Love Connor. P,S. I only have two fast Sundays left. 

                       Now thats what I call a good lunch! and yes that is a chicken foot in my soup