Monday, January 30, 2012
This week has flew by like every week! We had a baptism this week! It went very well and through this baptism we unlocked the doors to many more. We had a very spiritual baptism that effected more people than just Gabriella Lema.
It started out horrible no one showed up , and the alarm to the church was going off for ever! It was us and the girl that was getting baptised we need members to how up in order to have the baptism. After a while I prayed super hard that people would show up and everything would be OK. 30 seconds later a member who holds the priesthood showed up with his wife. He also happened to know the code to the alarm. A minute after that a whole part member family showed up. We had the baptism and long story short we have three new baptism dates because of the spirit at that baptism.
The mom of Gabriella will be getting baptized this week along with a man named Jorge Louise.
We have 6 baptism dates in total right now for February. I am excited!
We are working very hard and I love my comp. But there are changes next Monday so we will see what happens.
I hope everything is going well in North America. The land of the free home of the brave ha ha. Its a different world down here but I love it so much!
The people here think that there are only 5 continents....I argue with everyone that there are 7......
But anyways I love you, all write me! I love getting emails! I included some pictures of the baptism!
Love Elder Jase Warner
Monday, January 16, 2012
We had 6 baptism dates at the end of the week but then only 2 people showed up to church! So we lost 4 dates but we will make new dates with those other investigators and we placed a new one Sunday after church with a guy named Jorge. I love it when we find people that are just prepared to hear the gospel and accept a baptism invitation right away. Things like that just make my day!
So at this orphanage a lot of the volunteers that work there are from the states and are members. They are all girls..... But something like that would be awesome for Rilee!
Monday, January 9, 2012
My new companion is Elder Marquez from Ecuador. he is awesome! He is a district leader and he is a great missionary.
I don't have much time to write today but I want you all to know that the work of the Lord is awesome! I love it, I love the mission and I am very excited to be able to be here in this new city. I am now living in a house with 4 missionaries and one shower. And I think its cold.. I'm not sure yet.
But I love you all!
Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy new year everyone!
My new year was great! We had a BBQ and a couple missionaries over. We couldn't leave the house for two days but we still had a great time! New years here is cool! everyone has huge fire works and lights huge fires everywhere! They all have these paper mache people they make and then they burn them on new years. Its like ending their old life and starting a new one.
I actually like the tradition a lot! I think we should all be striving to be better people all the time, every year. Make goals and follow them, we always tell our investigators that without goals you cant progress. We should always be setting goals to become closer to Christ.
Make a goal to read your scriptures more often, go to church, share the gospel, have more charity, we all have room to improve in our lives, we can always become more Christlike.
This Sunday we had the baptism of Julissa Castillo. She is a nine year old girl, but her and her family are amazing people. Me and my companion elder Badger have really grown to love and care for their family. We have the goal to get them to the temple in a couple months to get sealed as a family.
On Friday we spent a little time with their family to celebrate Fernando's 13th birthday, we bought him a little cake, and sang to him. To us it was just a little bit of our time and 5 dollars but to him it was a great birthday. They are a very poor family that don't have the money to go buy presents or cakes or even food sometimes. There are a lot of families in need all around the world, in the united states also. there are always people that could use a little help, support, or even just a friend. President Monson said last year what he wanted for his birthday was for all the members of the church to go do something nice for someone else.
I think this is what Christ would want also, let us go out and do something nice for someone else.
I love you all and i miss you!
Elder Jase Warner