Sunday, April 5, 2015

30 March 2015

Hello Familia, Amigos, y las otras personas que leen mi blog,

So 2 Saturdays ago, we met this guy named D.. He was just jamming out in his car and he invited use to go see him on Monday. So Monday roles around and we stop by his house and we have a super sweet lesson. We talked to him about what he wants in life, about what he wants to change to be better and we promised him that the Gospel of Jesus Christ would help him if he applied it. It was just a super awesome experience. He wants to change and be better so bad, he just doesn't know how to get out of his rut, but we are helping him. He told us to come by the next day!
 -Oh and a side note. We had to walk home because my bike was getting fixed at the bike shop.

So we walked to District Meeting, which took about 30-35 minutes, and it was good. After we walked to the bike shop which took us close to an hour round trip. My feet have never been more sore, because then we decided to go and walk again and we did that for an hour or so, and we got a lot of cool potentials. That night we had our lesson with D. We get to his house and he is pulling out of the drive way so we just stop and he sees us and pulls back in. He apologized and told us he had completely forgotten, but we all jumped into his car and we taught him about the Restoration. It was a super good lesson, and he understood super quick some of the points of doctrine that people frequently confuse, such as the need of Authority, the Book of Mormon, and the need of prophets! It was super bomb! We set up for a lesson Saturday and yeah. That was basically the night.

Wednesday was our rough day of the week. A lot of people were out but we saw the Sarabia family and that went really well. Carlos said he would like to start coming to church and the FHE that we have. So we can tell that he can see the difference in his kids since they started coming and he likes it. Then we saw N.  We have never had a lesson, but we've left her with the Restoration, Plan of Salvation, and Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlets, which she has read, along with the Finding Faith in Christ DVD, which she has watched, and we gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon, which she is reading. It was a little after 8 when we showed up and she was like freaking out because we normally come earlier, and she told us that her and her boyfriend were thinking that maybe something was wrong, like somebody was chasing us and we needed somewhere to hide, and they were all ready to get us inside haha. It was super funny. We are really trying to get a sit down, inside lesson with her. We'll see if we can do it this week.

Thursday was pretty good. We had a good lesson with a new investigator named L.  She's cool, she came to church one Sunday with a friend and then the second Sunday we got her info and we had a lesson on Thursday at the church with Mosies Larios, the RM. It went super well. We invited her to read the Restoration pamphlet, and she said she's try because she hates reading and we agreed on 2 pgs a day, and like an hour and a half after the lesson, she texts us and says she's already half way done with it. It was pretty cool.

Friday was crazy because we planned to go down to Bloomington first, but it was good over all. We saw the Medina family, and the Rodriguez family, they made me a belt. I'll send you a picture of it next week! Its super nice :) But that night we had a Noche de Hogar, FHE. It was super fun! We played Scripture Charades. Hna Jimenez took a bunch of pictures, I'll try to get them and send them to you next week!!

Saturday was super good. We had a mission Conference and Elder Nielson of the 70. He spoke to us about the Atonement and the Redeeming Power and the Enabling Power. There is a lot to it but basically the Atonement applies to every single person no matter where they are in life. It makes bad men good and good men better. The Redeeming power involves forgiveness from sin, and being lifted and changed. While the Enabling Power takes us from one level to another on our way to becoming more like our Heavenly Father. We "share the yoke" with Jesus Christ and he pulls far more then we can and we are able to get through hard times, and sad moments. We are able to face our trials and grow and overcome them. We went walking that afternoon and had some super cool contacts. And we found this lady named N. She was a referral. We invited her to church and guess what! She came!!!

Sunday was good. We had L., N., and her son at church. Noelia and Maggy were in Texas so they didn't go. But N. and her son loved it! And they said next week they want to come and bring her other 3 kids!! Yay!! Basically everything just sort of fell through. We don't really know what happened. I guess you can't have awesome lessons and success everyday right haha. 

But that's the week! I hope everyone has a great week and that we remember the importance of Easter. It's the day the Jesus Christ was resurrected. And because he was resurrected we don't have to worry, we don't have to fear. He Lives and so will We.


I love you all!
-Elder Zachary Gore

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