13 Wherefore, I call upon the aweak things of the world, those who are bunlearned and despised, to thresh the cnations by the power of my dSpirit;
14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their ashield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their benemies shall be under their feet; and I will let cfall the dsword in their behalf, and by the efire of mine indignation will I preserve them.
15 And the apoor and the bmeek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be clooking forth for the time of my coming, for it is dnigh at hand—
Monday, June 30, 2014
The truth is that this week as far as the mission work was not that exciting. We're pretty much just looking for some new people to teach and we've been losing quite a few investigators =( But we should be having 2 baptisms this week =) The only problem is that the devil never wants us to have baptisms. Our golden investigator, Jaider, last week fell and fractured 2 ribs and broke an arm... but he said, "it doesn't matter, I need to be baptized", he is awesome!!! So everything's going good here. Our only problem has been World Cup. Since Costa Rica is doing the best in it's history people are going nuts. Yesterday we pretty much couldn't do anything, not even members were accepting us jaja. But we'll get things going. We are hoping to be able to be able to get more done this week, but if Costa Rica wins again things are going to be ridiculous... but vamos Ticos!!! Anyways, that's about all for this week, see ya next week!
¡¡¡¡Ole ole ole ole Ticos Ticos!!!! Vamos Ticos a Mundial! This week was crazy with World Cup everyone went nuts haha But everything's good here =)
This week we spent a bit of time looking for new investigators so it wasn't a super eventful week. We were able to put several baptismal dates with investigators and so we are hoping to at least have a couple of baptisms in July. Martin... we officially have to drop him. We found him with some problems so he is not going to progress =( But we have some other people to teach =) We were able to have 4 investigators go to church on Sunday =) And one of them was a drunk that I had talked with the day before, it was pretty funny, he just wanted to sing a song for everyone during sacrament meeting haha. Anyways, it was a good week, we had some good experiences and some better experiences. Thanks for supporting me as always, talk to you later!
Things went pretty well this week we were able to start to find a lot of new investigators to be able to really get this area to start going. We had a couple mission activities (in the ward) and we are hoping to be able to keep going good =)
On Tuesday we got a few new investigators. 2 of them are a couple that make masks for the parties that go on here. They are pretty cool. We were able to teach about the necessity of going to church and we helped them feel that we are truly God's servants, it was a great lesson and we hope that they will start to progress =) Then on Wednesday we did divisions to be able to do some baptismal interviews here. While my district leader was doing one of the interviews we were outside waiting (the sisters and I) when a young man walked by and so we started to talk to him. His name is Jon. After teaching a little bit of the first lesson we challenged him to baptism and he accepted, he has a baptismal date for July 19. Then on Thursday we taught Elujan. He's new and started saying that he wants to join the church, but said it so directly that we were shocked. Then on Friday we were able to find a new family and put baptismal dates with them and they even gave us the reference of a new family with whom we also put baptismal dates on Sunday =) And then yesterday we were in Sacrament Meeting when a random guy came and talked to me and said that he had felt the need to join the church and so he looked it up on internet, talked to a missionary on mormon.org and she told him how to get to the church. He talked to me and said that he wanted to be baptized and already had a baptismal date for July 5... =)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=)=) Golden!!!!!!!!!! He stayed in church all three hours and is ready to learn everything. He's from Colombia and is very cool =)
So we had a pretty good week... ok, a really awesome week =) And Costa Rica even won their game in the World Cup =) Yeah, everything's awesome. Love you all, see ya!
So this week went well, I had some good experiences... so here we go.
On Mondayour plans fell through so we went looking for new investigators. We walked and walked and I decided to talk with a random person. He didn't accept us but somebody else left the house who looked like Bob Marley haha Well, we taught him a lesson and he accepted a baptismal date! It was a neat experience for us, but we had to pass the reference the the sisters because he actually lives in their area =( Thenon Wednesdaywe went with Martin. We were able to clear up his doubts and place a baptismal date forJune 14=) He should be getting baptizedon Saturday. And the biggest thing that happened this week was thaton Fridaywe had a multi-zone conference with Elder Ochoa (member of the seventy). I was able to learn a lot about who I am as a missionary and the power that I have. As missionaries sometimes we get scared about talking to people, but we shouldn't be scared, why? We are preaching the truth =) Basically that's what I was able to learn this week, it was a really good conference and I hope to be able to apply all that I have learned. I'll write next week, see ya later.
Hey everyone! Things are going rather swell here in Escazú. But, I have to answer some questions before saying what's new.
I've had a few health problems so to answer one question, yes, I'm now feeling a lot better =) About my new comp: He's really friendly and is funny. He's from Guatemala City (close) and he has 10 months in the mission. He is a good teacher and really loves the people, all in all, a good missionary. My apartment? It's pretty nice, I've got a comfy chair =) Supposedly it's been haunted by ghosts (we live close to cemeteries) but it's been blessed several times so I don't think that we'll have problems. And yes I'm still "in san jose". My area is about 30 minutes out of San Jose. There are lots of gringos here. In church yesterday I think that about 1/3 of the congregation was gringos. Even the bishop is a gringo. We are surrounded by mountains here and now that the rain has started it's been a little cold. So yeah, I think that answers all the questions. Oh, and happy birthday Brielle =)
So this week I was pretty much just getting to know the area. We didn't have many lessons because they made me teach english classes too.... So that used a lot of our time. We also had a few service projects so that took time away too. But in the end we were able to find a couple new investigators and also put some baptismal dates. I think we should have a baptism this next week =) His name is Martin, he just needs to recieve one answer in prayer to one question and he will be baptized =) He just has a little doubt about baptisms for the dead. We already answered with scriptures and he's almost convinced =) Anyway, that's almost all my time I have to write.
To end I just wanted to congratulate those who have started to work more in family history, you are saving lives on the other side =) Good work =)
Love you all, talk to you next week!
-- Elder Black
P.S. There's a new sister missionary in my area (gringa) so I have to help translate quite a bit, it's pretty fun to remember how it was when I didn't know much =)