February 16, 2015
To begin with, the zone leaders informed me on Saturday night that I am to stay here for another translado mas; So, I will be working between these two wards in the same area for 7 1/2 months of my mission straight, nearly a third of these two years I have devoted unto the Lord. Let's get to work!
This week had a lot of high hope but there is still much success for the future. Ramón and Fermín both started the week with an interview ready, but only Ramon was actually interviewed. We are dropping him completely, because the only thing he lacks is the desire to follow through and apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to his life. But it didn't all go terribly bad. This last week we pushed ourselves as a mission to increase the number of people we contact and find, and in doing so we received a boatload of referencias from the mission offices. One of the families in particular is extremely prepared, and we wish to see them baptized an el fin de este mes. We have had two low months baptizing as a mission, and the president is really urging with a strong hand that we find people in order to establish the church. The two wards are doing all right, we are going to lose a councilor en one ward and in general they need to kick it up a notch.
Other weird comments to add to the mission experience: This morning I killed a rat that was roaming around the apartment complex; Last week I bought some sweet Xolo sport gear that a dude of a brother sold me, not that my soccer skills have improved at all.
The Work of Salvation is designed to accomplish many things. It helps each individual person grow in their testimony, becoming more converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ while at the same time establishes the kingdom of God upon the face of the Earth. It demands that members and missionaries invite others to come unto Christ. It supports the new converts in the church, in order that they can become strong in their faith in the Savior and Redeemer. This same work counsels the members who have drifted away from the truth, always providing a way to return to the path. It instructs us to teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom in order to bring salvation to the living as to the dead, and teaches us to be self sufficient physically and spiritually. This conversion and growth in the church is measured and calculated, to further raise us higher and keep the work alive and vivid. I am extremely grateful to assist in this grand process in bringing the souls of our brothers and sisters to His presence once again.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, I hope the best for everyone.