Mathew 5:41

And whosoever shall compel thee
to go a mile, go with him twain.
Matthew 5:41

Monday, January 18, 2016

December 28th

Hey guys,

Yep, I really enjoyed the call yesterday. It felt great seeing you guys again. You are so awesome, when I heard your voice again it made me so happy. I miss you so much. It's not a super horrible missing feeling but I definitley miss you. Thank you so much for arranging that mom. I could tell that you put in a lot of effort to coordinate it. Also, thank you for helping it to be organized mom, you are awesome, I love you so much. We are doing our best down here. On Sundays we usually get up and eat breakfast, then we leave the house at about 7 to bring people to church. Just recently we decided to sit with the families and actually walk them to church in the mornings. Every Sunday we end up blessing the sacrament and teaching the priesthood class. There are not many people in the church so the classes are pretty quiet. This past Sunday we brought one of our investigators named Juan. He helped us out a lot and brought some animation to the group. The Christmas party was fun.  We watched minions and had a talent show. They gave us microwaves and a fruit basket with apples grapes and chocolate. We also ate delicious Christmas food, like chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. I sincerely loved the packages, I love them everytime. They're awesome, but the truth is, to be happy here I don't need packages. Getting packages is awesome but it makes other missionaries feel bad, like the Latinos. They receive maybe one package in their entire mission. Also, to send a package, it costs 20 to 50 dollars. With 20 or 50 dolars here we can pay for a wedding, we can feed a few families, we can help a lot of people out with it. The gospel helps people a million times more than money because they have the opportunity to pull themselves out of sin and out of poverty. When we give people money its like a soda here a bag of bread there, a wedding here and dinner there, or we buy snacks for an activity. WE DO NOT NEED MONEY WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR MONEY,  but I would rather the majority of the money that goes to me for packages go to the people here. Plus, like I've said before, packages are cool but the only thing that I really want is to be with you guys again and its still not my time to go. Dad I like what you said about the Santa thing, we could do that but it would  be in a different more secretive way, so that instead of the money being linked to elder Scaggs or the missionaries, it shows up in the form of surprise food visits or activities with food and stuff. Dad I LOVED HOW WELL THE POLAR EXPRESS TURNED OUT. That is such an incredible experience. I'm sure that polar express movie made that kids year. The Polar Express is getting bigger and bigger each year. I'm so excited for you dad.  I can see that the Polar Express is making a big difference in the community. Thanks you for being such a great example to me dad. You have a natural way of just knowing how things work and you have touched a lot of peoples lives in the process. You have taught me a lot just by being the way you are. Keep being awesome dadeo.

December 21st

What is up my friends,
This week, Elder Williams and I had a great amount of success. It definitely was not easy though. These past couple weeks we have had a lot of trouble with people saying that they will go to church with us BUT in the end never go. Our leaders called us Sunday night to help us out. They gave us a couple of awesome awesome tips, things that were exactly what we needed. Throughout this week we have been trying to mention church a lot. We commit them to go to church on Monday, Tuesday, and throughout the week we continually commit them to church. We also make plans to pass by them on Sunday to bring them to church. We have found that once people hear we are going to pass by and bring them, the truth comes out. Sunday church attendance is so important if we want to keep our people active. We plan to do the same thing next week but secure the plans days before. This week we managed to bring 3 investigators to church, they were ready and excited to visit. We also had some killer experiences with investigators and less actives. One family, that showed up for church last week, after years of non attendance, told us this week that we showed up at the perfect time for them. Their marriage was at the point of going under permanantely. They told us that it was because of our persistence that they finally got something done. Obviously it was not thanks to us, God did all the work but I feel pretty happy that we managed to do something right for the big man down here in La Paz Centro. Other than that not to much has happened. Lots of praying and lots of scripture study got us through the week. By Sunday morning both Elder Williams and I were running on fumes. I know that God has our back and wants to help us out but we just gotta ask and take action.
 love you guys  

Monday, January 11, 2016

December 14th

Lagoon by our House

Hey guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
It's almost Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This week went pretty well. We worked pretty hard. We talked with our leaders this week to get some help with our investigators and I know we will kill it this coming week!!!! Honestly, nothing too crazy happened. We did however reactivate 2 families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of them has been inactive for ages years really and the other has been inactive for a couple months!!!!!!!!! We are most proud of the Juarez family. The parents are named Edi and Claribell. They have 3 kids Jose Antonio, Juniet, y Alison!!!!! We finally managed to have a lil sit down with them 3 or 4 weeks ago. We didn't teach much we just got to know them. In the end of the first lesson we taught a lil bit but not much. The second go around we taught only one principle which was prayer but it was so dope. Everyone was honest and their questions were legit. Every lesson we have with them is so so so dope we learn so much and it just makes us feel great. This Sunday they finally went to church, oh man it was so great!!! That day we did not have much success but the one step we made with Edi and Claribell was
Guys love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tarantula Found  in Elder Williams Shirt