Monday, November 26, 2012

Ok so this week is first going to be about a guy, who his name is Immer. He is the husband of this member who has been more or less inactive for 11 years. They have a kid, and this man has been almost all over the world, living and working, and had never really wanted to go to church or anything. His dad is a member, and a couple of his brothers. a month ago he decided to wake up early get ready and wake up his wife so they could go to church. His wife was super surprised and not really wanting to get ready. BUT they went and ever since then, they have been hit with alot of opposition, trying to stop them from getting baptized, like the day he decided to get married and baptized his aunt died. But they fought through alot of trails, and this saturday that passed, he was married and baptized. It was an amazing time, with a bunch of support from the members and family, and cake. The cake was awesome, so what could we say? It was super amazing and really everyone felt touched by the spirit. It has been pretty amazing so far working here, and we are working hard. Its getting harder and harder for elder gonzalez because its getting closer and closer to when he goes home XD BUT we are keeping busy and helping everyopne we can. Everyone hates me though, because i am going Christmas crazy already, singing christmas hymns and songs ALL the time. I feel bad i never started singing christmas stuff earlier... Its just alot more fun, then being grumpy that everyone wants to be all christmasy early. I mean, why cant we be happy for two whole months singing fun songs and making others happy too? well my christmas idea for this week, start singing now!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Alright so here goes the week of thanksgiving! Today to explain the
pictures, we climbed a big mountain to where there is a huge Coca Cola
sign. We hiked alot and had alot of fun with the young men and women
of this awesome ward! i know that all of you will be loving your
turkey and pumpkin pie, while i have talked to people and most dont
even know WHAT a pumpkin is, (calebasa) BUT i will enjoy it none the
less. I have been great and i want to add the things i am thankful
for. First, my wonderful parents who put up with my crazy shinanigans,
my sibligs who helped teach me said crazy shinanigans, and mostly por
this time that i have to serve in Honduras. This time has flown by way
too fast for me, and really has helped me grow almost every day. I
hate being THAT GUY, but here is a time that i never thought would
come, but here i am. I am so grateful to meet these people, live here
during this time, and watch these men and women and children change
their lives and trying to be the bext they can be. I know some of you
wont agree with me, but that doesnt make this statement any less real.
God has called me to this place at this time. I have so much evidence
that if i shared all of it, you would all be bored and put tl,dr and
still not believe me, because as i have found evidence, comes and
goes. We had evidence that the world was flat, gravity was crazy,
aliens made the crop circles and all other tom foolery. Evidence
doesnt mean anything until WE put authority behind it. Its not until
we test it, and see for ourselves the difference of before and after.
I have seen too many lives change, felt too many things, to ever want
to deny this gospel that i preach to the world. If i do, i will be
ashamed for all time and eternity, and i know if i keep it up as i do
now, i will never deny it. I love this Gospel, this church which is
the only church that hasnt been founded by man, and most of all i love
Jesus Christ who died, so i could be clean, and lived again after two
days so i can one day live again. "The soul shall be restored to the
body, and the body to the soul; yea, and every limb and joint shall be
restored to its body; yea, even a hair of the head shall not be lost;
but all things shall be restored to their proper and perfect frame."
Alma 40:23 i know what i say is true here and i am thankful for HOW i
know. I knelt in prayer, and i asked of God if it is true. Thats how i
will end this week. That you can know its true too. Just pray to know
if what i have said is true and if you listen, and are willing to act
on the response, you will have your answer.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Alright so this week was pretty amazing! We have been teaching some
families that have been really having great experiences. I dont have
much time because this is the last week of these changes and me and my
comp are both staying in our area. We are both pretty stoked but we
have to run and we are having lunch with a couple elders that are
going home on wednesday and another whose borthday is today. I am
sorry this email is so short, and i would love to give more info, and
i will add more later, but this week has been amazing really. We have
been working with some Kids that are getting ready to leave on
missions in the next few months and they are getting better and better
and are getting really excited! Well... Im staying here so im 99% sure
ill be here for christmas and everything. I love you all and cant wait
to talk to you next week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ok so my camera is working SO the battle was this... my clock fell INTO my bedpost... and there was no way out... it was stuck half way down... so i took our broom and beat it to the bottom, hoping there was a hole at the bottom. there was not... i then took 30-40 minutes sawing through the bottom to then get my clock... also we made mac and cheese, and i think i broke my cube, and also those red things? the most delicious ugly fruits i have ever seen in my LIFE!! ok so this week has been pretty amazing, well the end of it anyway. We found a family a couple weeks ago, who the husband was very interested but the wife not so much... She had another church and her kids were getting scholarships from this church to go to a good private school. Well they both went to church with us last week and both said they have never felt anything like it before. the husband prayed after his first church and already recieved his answer which church was the right church. She still had doubts even though she said she never felt as happy in a church then in ours. the doubts were this, if she didnt go to church, the pastor said that he would take away their scholarships. Well we understood and were sad when she said this. And on sunday the husband showed up with two of his daughters, and said that the pastor showed up at their door to bring her personally to church so she wouldnt attacked by the evil of the mormons. we sat there... and there was nothing we could do. nothing. so we walked into the building. 20 minutes later ana, the wife stormed in and sat down with the rest of her kids. I am sorry to those read this who arent of my faith, but it was an amazing experience that she will never forget because she told us that day that she knows this church was founded by a true prophet of God. I felt the spirit really testify of this work this change more than any other time in my life. also, leona, luke! thanks for your letters! and yes leona i will be coming home when you turn six. i cant wait to talk to you in a couple of weeks! love elder degriselles