Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Feliz cumple años mamá! What is that, 29? haha Hope you had a great day!
So we were going to have a baptism of the Peleaz family on Tuesday, but they got told by a member about this coffee that’s made of soy and wheat, which isn’t against the word of wisdom, but they were putting uncaffeinated coffee in it for flavor, so they are going to have to wait till Saturday and be re interviewed to see if they can do it in the night on Saturday. So we fasted that they will be able to stop drinking it. We go with them almost every single day, and they last night told us that they aren’t having any trouble with the coffee. So I feel like we will probably baptize them on Saturday!! Tomorrow in the morning they are going to get married, and so my companion and I are going to pitch in and buy them a cake, but it will be 600 pesos, so I’m going to have to take like 25 bucks out of my card. This family is so special, I would honestly do anything for them. They are already starting to prepare their 4 year old son for the mission! They pay tithing every week, and the 8 month pregnant Hermana has already fasted! (We didn’t ask her to do it because isn’t that bad to do or something?) She just had something she wanted Gods help with, so she just did it! You guys would absolutely love them. They are so amazing.
We also taught a second lesson with a lady named Carolina who lives in a little town like 30 minutes outside of the city. But she accepted baptism for the 23 of november. So Hopefully I don’t get moved in the transfers on the 9th so I will be able to see it! She is extremely ready to hear and accept the Gospel. Not quite as much like the Peleaz family, but pretty dang close! We’ve had a lot of investigators come and go this transfer, but we almost always seem to have work. And if the people that chose work or other things over the gospel don’t accept it now, in the future they will need it, and they will remember the feeling that they got when they talked to us, and will long to have that comfort with them more, and when their time comes, they will join the church.
So if your sending the package, if you could put in a white shirt and like 3 pairs of socks that would be great! These socks are amazing, but like 10 kilometers everyday is starting to take a tole on them! I think my shoes will last the rest of my mission, but we'll see. They have a really really thick rubber bottom, but its a little less than half gone now, So I feel like it will definitely last until I get back! And No I haven’t gotten the Dvd’s or the picture book yet, So I you could put them in there that would be great!
Can you believe 8 months already flew by! I personally can't. Ive been in this area almost 4 months. Its crazy how fast it goes by. In 2 weeks Camille will be half way done!
Well Love you guys!
Monday, October 14, 2013
This week went by awesomely! The family Pelaís are going super strong, and I'm still not going to say anything, but I don't see any big obstacles in their way. They're going to get married on the 22nd in the morning, and going to get baptized along with their little girl in the night at the mutual. They are so excited and so grateful for everything. They came here with nothing, they just packed 2 suitcases for the whole family of 6, so the ward has helped them out a ton. The Hermano is already talking about baptizing his daughter in January when she completes 8 years. And how their 4 year old son is going to be a missionary. This is the family that my companion and I have fasted and prayed so much to find. It's such a miracle that they left Acapulco 3 days before the first of 2 huge hurricanes hit and destroyed where they used to live. We say that the Lord didn't just save their lives, but he gave them eternal life all at the same time.
Congratulations on the calling mom! Your going to be great! How long will you be doing it for? That will be way fun for you!
Today Ule wrote me! He told me he went to church 2 of the last 3 weeks, and when he didn't go it was because they were moving. I really hope he can find his way back to the light, and Pablo also. Apparently Ule is from Guamuchil which is like 15 minutes from Angostura. I probably worked 15 full days in Guamuchil. It's so beautiful, and I'm super excited to pass the references of his family members to the missionaries there!
Have a great week!
Love Elder Lund
Monday, October 7, 2013
It's finally starting to cool off here. Today is a little bit hot, but the last few days have been really nice. In the mornings it's starting to get cold, well just not hot, and it feels amazing!
The family from Aculpulco is doing really good. The hermano went to the priesthood session with us on Saturday, and his whole family went yesterday in the morning. They're loving everything about the church. We just have to get them married. And that costs 1000 pesos. So I took that out of my account from home, and I think the church can repay me when I have the receipt.
We had a really good lesson with the parents of Carlitos, and his mom accepted a baptismal date for the last day of the transfer. I think the dad will also get baptized on the same day, but I'm not sure. We're finally having a bit of success, and it's feeling amazing. I really don't want to have to leave this area, but I'm pretty sure this will be my last transfer here.
Watching the conference was awesome. It was really cool to be able to understand everything. And on Saturday I watched the 2 sessions we went to in Spanish. But on Sunday I went with an Elder that doesn't speak any Spanish into the bishop's office and we watched in English. Even though I understand Spanish, the English is still so much better! To be able to actually hear their voices and everything.
My companion is becoming a really good missionary. Sometimes I feel bad because I'm pushing him so hard, but he stepped up to the plate and accepted the challenge. It's nice to be able to get home and just be completely exhausted, because you know you worked as hard as you could all day.
Love you guys