Monday, October 27, 2014

Transfers!!!!!!

October 27th, 2014

Yup!! You heard right, even though Elder Holman has been here for about 6 months in Modelo and me just 3, Elder Holman is going to stay there again and I'm going to a new ward! So Elder Holman is going to be able to die in peace there in Modelo ward on the 25th of November. I will be going to the Torres ward which is in the same city of Matamoros but a different zone. I'm gonna keep being a zone leader and my companion's name is Elder Gomez, he was in my district while I was in Valle Hermoso. We are going to be opening the area because president is moving where the zone leaders are going to be. So we are going to Torres because they want us to divide the ward to make two stakes in Matamoros. So that's like my last asignment here in the mission is to divide Torres ward. And I say, mission accepted haha. 

Also, something super awesome is that Elder Hancock, my son, is going to be in my zone as a district leader! Super excited!

So this last week was pretty interesting. My companion and one of the other missionaries in the house got sick, but luckily I didn't get sick which is weird because usually if someone is sick around me, I get the same thing. So it was kind of interesting work this week, we couldn't do too much because Me and the other missionary in the house that wasn't sick we went out and worked for the two areas. The good part is that the 4 that got babptized last week, recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost this sunday and the two brothers recieved the Aaronic priesthood. It's been amazing to see how much that family has changes in these weeks that we've known them. Just changing lives here. No big deal. 

But I gotta go now guys, Hope you all have a wonderfull week!

Love,
Elder Warren

Monday, October 20, 2014

A week of baptisms!

October 20th, 2014

Well this week was pretty awesome! Some pretty cool stuff happened. First of all, we had 4 baptisms yesterday! It felt so good to finally have a baptism again. But yeah, Hermano Carlos and his sister in law and her family got baptised yesterday! It's been awesome to see their progress and to finally see them take this step that lets them keep advancing just excites me so much! Hermano Carlos has been going to church for almost a year now but seeing how his family was progressing being taught, he decided that it would be a good idea to get baptised as well!
 
Sooo, funny story, while we were preparing the little 8 year old for baptism this week, we taught him the word of wisdom. So we were teaching him the things that we should consume, then we asked him, Okay Oscar, so what can't you eat or drink? And he started saying, umm popcorn that fell on the floor, coffee, poisenos mushrooms.. oh man, we were just laughing like crazy. Oscar is hilarious!

So Apolonia, the other sister in the family was going to get baptised, but she had some problems with coffee. So she'll be getting baptised this week. 

That's basically what happened this week, just getting everyone ready for the baptisms. But every time I help someone take this step, my testimony grows more that this really is true that this is what we need to do to return to the presence of God. 

I hope that you all have a wonderfull week!!

Love,
Elder Warren

Monday, October 13, 2014

An awesome week!

October 13th, 2014

Yup! This week was pretty sweet! For a few reasons. First, so this weekend that just passed, we fasted again but as a zone to be able to follow through with our goal for 15 baptisms but I don't think we are going to be able because of some falt of faith in the zone which makes me a little sad. But, lets talk about good stuff. Soo the fast was also so that we could have the 5 baptisms that we were planning on having. And, it looks like we are going to have them this next sunday! I'm pretty excited. Theres only one of the 5 that is kindof ify and it's because she is having a little bit of problems not drinking coffee. But if she can not drink it this week, she'll be going in with the other 4.

Also, something that I learned yesterday made me very happy. Finally, the Jardin branch, where I was in Valle Hermoso was made into a Ward yesterday! And the stake president mentioned my name like a ton of times and wished that I could have been there. That was pretty cool. Then Hermana Morales called me today and told me how proud she was of me and the work that we did there. Ahh the glory days.. haha. But yeah, that just put the frosting on the cake. 

So we also have some new people that are very promising. Maria is the sweetest old lady you've ever seen but she had cancer in her throat so she's like one of those people that need a machine to talk. But she's very humble and poor and the machine she has is like a big box but we don't even need to use it when we're teaching her. We can just understand her lips which is pretty cool. I've never been able to read lips in spanish but when we are talking with her it's like she's actually talking and we understand everything she's saying. But she has such a sweet spirit. I love visiting her! And she went to church yesterday and loved it!

The mission is pretty awesome though. I love being here and being able to help people and being remembered as someone that changed their life! 

Hope you all have a wonderfull week and enjoy the cool weather up there! Love you all!

Love,
Elder Warren

Monday, October 6, 2014

General Conference!

October 6th, 2014

So we just had the last General Conference that I will see on the mission! Crazy. This week was kind of slow, because we went to Reynosa tuesday and wednseday. We only really worked thursday and Friday then the General Conference happened. 

Well, one of the most exciting things is that we are getting ready for a 5 person baptism. All of them are part of the same family and they all went to conference sunday and we all fasted saturday to sunday so that they could get an answer. At the end of conference, they said that everything made a lot more sense, that as they heard the prophet speak, they felt something very different and at the end of it, they now believe that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet! That's the power of the General Conference! If any of you are curious, go check it out.  https://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2014/10?lang=eng

So that was really exciting! I'm excited for them and we're working on other people that we have found on preparing them for baptism. 

I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet called of God! Just the feeling I had Sunday while he was talking was amazing, indescribable. Just a feeling of sureness if that´s a word. But if any of you really want to know if he is a prophet of God, go listen to his talk that he gave, with real intentions to know if he is inspired of God, and I promise you that you will feel something that no other speach or talk can make you feel. If you don't believe me, try it yourselves!

Well, I hope that you all have a wonderfull week and Have lots of Fun!

Love,
Elder Warren