Monday, September 15, 2014

Staying with Elder Holman!

September 15th, 2014

So yeah, we got the transfers and Elder Holman and I are staying together!

Other good news, We had 6 investigators in sacrament meeting yesterday! Two of them always come but the 4 new ones were the sisters of a recent convert and their families. And they are really awesome! They are gonna get baptised, I can feel it!

Also, do you guys remember Eric from Valle Hermoso? The kid who had lots of problems with the word of wisdom? Well he's getting baptised this saturday! That's super awesome and I feel glad that I was able to help quite a bit with him. It feels special to see someone change that much. Because the last time I went to see him, he was asleep with a bottle of vodka in his hand so yeah. Pretty awesome. Elder Hancock is a beast. 

So yeah, there's gonna be a new zone in Matamoros so that makes 3 zones in Matamoros. When I got to the mission, there was only 1. But today 30 new missionaries come to the mission and only 2 are leaving! That's 14 new areas in the mission!

But today is kind of crazy, we have to go buy bus tickets for all of the missionaries from Matamoros that are gonna travel tomorrow in intercambios so I gotta get going. 

The mission is super awesome and I keep learning and keep growing. More than anything just gaining such a larger apreciation for the scriptures and the doctrine. 

But have a great week everybody!

Elder Warren

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another spiritful week

September 8th, 2014

Well this was another pretty awesome week. We had the lidership counsel this past wednesday and we had a pretty awesome. I pretty much had a little bit of an apifany (I totally spelled that horribly but oh well). Moroni 7 talks a lot about faith and says that we can't have faith unless we have hope, and we don't have hope until we have meekness and humility. We then learn from Moroni 8 that meekness and humility comes from the remission of our sins, which comes from baptism and the reception of the gift of the holy ghost and before all that we need to repent. And once we've gone through this whole cycle we arive at a trully strong faith which leads to miracles, also in Moroni 7. So it kinda goes like this 
Repentance-> Baptism/Gift of the Holy Ghost-> Meekness/Humility-> Hope-> Faith-> Knowledge/miricles/ministration of Angles

Pretty cool sequence there, huh? But You guys can go study that on your own if you want to learn more. Also my companion and I figured out in some companionship study that we were doing just how important light is. I would challenge all of you to focus your personal study of the scriptures this week on Light and learn as much as you can about it because it's necessary for exaltation! 

Apolonia, the sister of the Hermana Hernandez came to church this sunday! I was so happy! She is progressing very well and we are really excited for her. We are also teaching her sister and her and her family are accepting us pretty well also which is super exciting! 

What makes me sad is that this week is comming to a close and it's very probable that Elder Holman will be leaving in the transfers that are comming at the end of this week. It's been awesome being his companion. But my time is running out and I gotta go! So I'll talk to you guys next week and we're gonna know if I'm staying here, leaving, and if I'm gonna have another son!

Well love you all have a great week!
Elder Warren

Monday, September 1, 2014

A spiritual week

September 1st, 2014

Well this week I´ve focused a little more than I have in the past just to always be worthy of the spirit. Because when you don´t have the spirit, you just aren´t as happy, but I feel very happy right now. One of the things that we did differently this week was our planning. I´ll be honest, this new way to plan is a pain, but it´s worth it. Where we normally struggle to get 20 lessons in a week, we had 28 this week. Where we normally get 5 or 6 new investigators, we got 11. Bassically we put a different person as a plan to go see in the same hour. So if the appointment isn´t there at 4, we have three other options of people to go find and teach in that hour. The first back up plan is to find a new investigator, then we look for one of the investigators that we have that aren´t progressing as well, then a less active, then if there´s still time, an active family to teach a quick lesson and ask for references. This has kept us pretty busy and a bit more focussed. 

We´ve had some pretty awesome experiences in lessons that were very spiritual. The best investigator that we have right now her name is Apolonia and she´s having some problems because she doesn´t feel that she´s worthy to get an answer from God. But we had an awesome lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ and explained repentance very well I think and the spirit was very strong there. 

The time is escaping me and I want to write more but I can´t.. I love you all sooo very much. Hope you all have a wonderfull week!

Elder Warren