Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Feliz Navidad!

Hello everyone, and Merry Christmas this week. I honestly don't really feel like it is that close to Christmas but it's this Friday. Kind of strange honestly. I think it is also because it really isn't that cold here. Last year it was colder. Also there is no snow.

So this week was good, I liked it a lot better than last week. So we aren't getting lost as often which is a step in the right direction, On Monday in the evening we taught some investigators that were new to us Miguel and Alicia. They're pretty open to the gospel, but at the same time not super excited. We'll see if we can get them to church. We also taught that night Noemi and Steve. They're doing great. They are one of the few people I've seen in my mission that actually have family prayer every night and we've seen how that has blessed them and their two little girls. 

On Tuesday we had a tougher day. Just a couple of lessons, but we met a really cool member. She is an elderly lady an one of the pioneers here in Apizaco. She has about 45 years as a member. She is also really funny and chatty. We also taught our other investigator Jesus, who was supposed to be baptized this week. He told us that we were going to have to postpone his baptism because he wasn't going to be able to get out of working every night this past week. We were a little bummed, but it's alright. The thing is, is that we lost communication with him until today which has concerned us. He didn't go to church either. We're going to see how he's doing in the evening. 

Wednesday we had a cool experience. We contacted a woman in the street in a farther away part of the area, and when we asked her if she thought God had a plan for her she started crying and said she didn't know. So we put an appointment to visit her on Saturday and when we visited her she told us that she had been feeling really bad that week with her work, and her family and that morning prayed and asked God for guidance. She told us that she thinks that we're that guidance that God sent her. Prayer is powerful. She´s named Carmen and has an adult daughter named Guadalupe and a 11 year old son named Angel. They're awesome and went to church with us yesterday! Also we visited her after Church and said that she made a goal to go to church every week because of the peace and spirit she felt. However they are going on vacation to a city called Huachinango for a couple of weeks so we'll see them when they get back.

On Thursday we had a zone meeting. Our zone here is super small compared to the other zone I was in, it was kind of strange. We also taught Melissa, the deaf recient convert we have. On Friday we taught a baker investigator that we have that makes the best bread I've ever tasted. Saturday we had a few lessons and went to an activity with an investigator named Felipe. The activity was called "Trip to Hawaii" and was awesome! So it's basically like you go sit in a room in the chapel that looks like and airplane and there are flight attendants and the captain talks to you. They the plain crashes and everyone dies. Then appears an angel and we went to different rooms that represented the different Kingdoms of Glory. It was a super cool activity and the celestial kindom was sweet. It made me want to go to the temple haha.

Church on Sunday was good, it was the first time we attended with the ward. It was so nice to bring investigators. Yup, that was our week. It was a good one. Well, everyone have a great Christmas and look past the trivial things and remember the things that matter like family and the Savior! Merry Christmas! Love you all!

John 3:16-17

-Elder Hartvigsen

  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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