Monday, August 24, 2015

2 Nephi 22:2

Buen dia. How´s it going with everyone? I hope well. I heard that school is starting again in the states and it also started for the kids here where I´m at as well. Summer is ending. Strange to think that at the end of next summer I´ll be at home. 

This week went very well for us. We found a bunch of new investigators and some of them have a lot of potential. We just have to get the majority of them attending church. So on Tuesday we had a meeting with a Doctor that toured the mission. He told us how to be healthy and what things not to do. I need to repent because he told us not to eat in the street, but the tacos are so good! That night we also found a new investigator that has a lot of potential, the only thing is that she needs to get married to her member boyfriend and they only are 16 and 17 years old. We´re going to be working on that, but she´s really solid and understands very well.

On Wednesday we also had a good day, we had 3 new investigators and the three came from a reference that we received from a member. It was a good lesson, they understood very well. However it was a long lesson, because that member likes to talk and talk and put examples and explain every piece of doctrine. It was a good lesson however. On Thursday we had interchanges with one of the assistants, Elder Suarez in our area. We were working that day in trio. Elder Suarez is a really good missionary, he helped us learn a lot that day. It also rained and hailed hard for about 40 minutes, and we had to wait it out underneath a little porch roof thing. After that we went with some of our investigators and one of them had water coming into her house from the street so we helped her get the water out. It was also a good day even though we didn't have many lessons.

On Friday we had weekly planning, and we went with a great new investigator family. The mother was sort of into it but the father was super engaged. It was a great spiritual lesson. The only bummer is that when we went to visit them for the second time, they weren't home. We´re going to find them this week though. On Saturday a few things happened. In the morning the Sister missionaries called us to let us know that a member had died of cancer, and the bishop wanted me to play the piano in her viewing. We also had stake conference that day and we went to a session for the priesthood leaders to talk a little bit about the challenges in the stake. That night in the viewing there were a ton of people in her little house and the majority weren't members. It was really cool, the Bishop (it was his aunt that died) and the Stake President both were there and talked about the plan of salvacion. They were pretty cool talks which talked about how the Hermana knew about the plan of salvation and had entered the temple. Pres. Delgado asked everyone if they would be ready to die in that moment. It was cool, but after they served coffee haha.

On Sunday we had stake conference in Tlaxcala, and we had two investigators that showed up. It was a good conference, the speakers gave their messages well. After the conference, they had the funeral services and I had to play the prelude music. There were four talks that time from the bishop and stake president again and two of their counselors. It was a powerful meeting. That day we also had a lesson with Yasmine who had a baptismal date for the 12 of September. It was a sad lesson, she told us that she didn't want to get baptized and that she feels more comfortable with her traditions. We committed her to pray about it, and we´re going to see what happens.

Well, I hope that you all have a great week. Bye!

-Elder Hartvigsen

2 Nephi 22:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation.

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