Monday, August 25, 2014

Another week down.

August 18th, 2014

Something that is like crazy to me, is that the sisters that were in my district in the MTC are in their last week or they are going home like tomorrow. Either way, it´s crazy to think that they started at the same time as me and are already finishing. I feel Glad that I still have more time as a missionary because I´m just starting to become a good missionaryand I don´t want to stop now that I know how to do it! 

We had a good week Elder Holman. Sooo one of the investigators that we were teaching, Socorro, went to church for the first time yesterday! But afterwards she said that she liked her other church a little better. But we just need to explain why we do the things we do and she´ll understand. 

Also, we have an investigator whos name is Carlos. His wife and two kids were baptised like 7 months ago and they all go to church, including Carlos, but he still hasn´t made the decision to get baptised. We think it´s because he´s afraid to tell his family and he also commented to us that he has a doubt about what happens with our spirits between death and the resurection. We answered his doubt pretty well I think but he still said that he needed some type of confirmation, like a dream or something. Soo my companion offered that we would do a fast everyone together. and saturday night, he had a dream! He dreamed of his brother who had passed away and that he was going to be sealed, but the dream didn´t finish. And he wasn´t happy with the dream because it didn´t finish. Then in elders quorum, we had the elders together with the high priests and the class was on salvation for the dead and it was a super awesome class, one of the best that I´ve heard while I´ve been on the mission. Soo right now, we´re going to go eat with them and see what went down cuz it´s time for him to get baptized. yeah. 

But that´s about what happened this week hope you all have a wonderfull week! Love you guys!

Elder Warren

Seems like two days ago I was here.

August 25th, 2014

But seriously, time is going by so fast. 
So, Socorro didn´t go to church this week. She told us she was going to Texas on Sunday but we walked by her house later that day and her car was totally there. But she´s kind of doubting a little and she´s dislexic so it´s a lot harder for her to read and understand what she´s reading but she´s not asking God either so that´s kind of a problem. 

But! We´ve found some pretty awesome new people here! We found one that was a reference from the wife of the stake president. They´ve been friends since high school and the friend started going to a bible study class and the wife of the stake president basically said, why do you go there if they don´t have the authority? And her friend said, Why haven´t you told me that before?! Then we went and had an awesome lesson with her. She´s a teacher so she understands everything super quick. It was pretty awesome. She understood the apostasy and even said like, Yeah I always wondered why god just left the people on America without a prophet I guess this explains it!

We also found another new investigator that has potential, the sister of someone who was baptised a few months ago. We went with her and the sister who is now a member and it was a pretty good lesson. She has some potential. 

I don´t know, I´m just enjoying the mission right now. I have an awesome companion that loves to work and I do as well so we´re always on the same page and I´m also learning a lot from him. I almost don´t want this transfer to end because I´m pretty sure that he is going to leave this area. But the mission goes on!

Well love you all, hope you have a great week!

Love,
Elder Warren




Monday, August 11, 2014

First week with Elder Holman!

August 11th, 2014

Dear family and friends,
This week was one of the funnest weeks I´ve had on the mission! I don´t even feel super stressed out being a zone leader. It was just fun! I feel like this is how the mission should be and it´s how I´ve felt with a couple other companions as well. We work hard, don´t get me wrong, it´s the hardest I´ve worked in a while, but we make the work fun. We just get along super well Elder Holman and I. He also has a girlfriend that´s waiting for him and he has more time that I do on the mission. I also learned that he plays LoL so we talk about that sometimes.
We´ve been teaching some people this week but none of them came to church. We´re gonna focus a lot on finding new people to teach, people that are going to come to church. I just feel so gratefull that I´m with someone that wants to work as much as I do but is also like chill and we can enjoy ourselves.
So yeah That was pretty much our week though, just enjoying the mission like one should! I need to take a picture with him so you can see who he is next week.

Well I hope that you all have a great week!!
Love,
Elder Warren




Monday, August 4, 2014

Zone Leader?!?!

August 4th, 2014

So we got transfers saturday and even though I was only here in Barrio Tecnologico for one transfer, I´m leaving! Elder Romano, my companion is going to train! Also my son, Elder Hancock is going to train!!! I´m so proud of him! Because it´s super early for him to train but that means that he´s a good elder! (wipes tear from cheek). But yeah, so Elder Romano is going to be in my zone, Also, an awesome Elder, Elder Solomon, is going to be my district leader! And I just did an interchange with Elder Solomon a few days ago haha. Also, Elder Clarke, from my district in Valle Hermoso is going to be in my zone! If you can´t tell, I´m pretty excited about the changes. Also My companion is going to be Elder Holman, another american! It´s going to be super fun! I remember that we had an interchange a couple weeks ago and we were talking about how awesome it would be to be companions, and now we are! Crazy!

The only sad part is that I didn´t last very long here in Tec. And I wasn´t able to baptise here. It´s the only area that I haven´t baptised in. But Hopefully I´ll make up for it in the ward where I´m going. Elder Holman is an excelent missionary so we´re gonna have an awesome time together. 

It´s kind of interesting how after passing through hard times, have come better times and blessings. I´m not saying it wasn´t a blessing being with Elder Romano in this area, but it was a challenge. But I am very excited for the transfers we have. 

Also, don´t worry, I´m not sick any more and I didn´t die. They gave me a bunch of meds and I healed up just fine. 

Hope everything is going well at home and that you are also able to see the blessings that come after the hard times. That actually reminds me of one of my favorite scripture.s

 For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments, whether in life or in death; and he that is faithfulin tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
 Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
 For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand.
Doctirne and Covenants 58:2-4
Well I hope you all have a wonderfull week and count your blessings!
Love,
Elder Warren