Monday, July 14, 2014

Gringo Bandito!

Well, this week was a miracle. We had cloud cover and semi cool days!!!! Miracles happen in the mission!!! Ha-ha it really was a nice little break from the killer heat! 

Unfortunately, we didn't have a baptism yesterday. We passed by to teach a lesson with Elias on Friday and he had a friend over. And this friend had some friends, named cauguamas. Cauguamas are just the huge, liter and a half bottles of beer. So he sunk to peer pressure. We had an awesome lesson with him yesterday and we are not going to leave him alone this whole week. We are texting him and visiting every day. He is going to feel our love for him if he likes it or not!! Ha-ha I have faith in him that he does want to turn his life around. He has told us how good he feels when he is with us and that when he drank he felt worse than ever. We were able to testify to him that he felt that way because his soul had tasted of the Spirit. And that when the Spirit left, that is when he felt the worst. 

We also shared the first vision with him. Something that the Spirit told us to do and to testify that Satan will always try and stop the good things from happening. It never ceases to amaze me at the special spirit that I feel when I get to share the First Vision and then get to bear testimony of it. They're times that are really special. 

I know that there isn't a lot this week, but there will be more next week! Have a great one! 

-Élder Morris 

Hey Gringo!

GQ Bandito

I didn't forget!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Holy Hot Batman!!

Happy 4th of July!! Yeah, I know that I am like 3 days late and all but it is the thought that counts!! On the fourth, me and my companion sang the national anthem, all three verses. Who knew that the other verses were actually really sweet!? Well, now ya know!

Well, with July brings the Canícula. So that basically just means living in an oven of at least 104 degrees for the duration of a month and a half. You could say that I'm excited for the fabled "tie tan line", or you could say I'm not, but either way we are going to find out if you really do get a tan line on your chest because the sun and the heat are so intense it goes right through your clothes. 

This week was pretty great! We are teaching more and finding more people. I have seen the hand of the Lord in this work. 
This week we found a family that, in the mission business, you would call escogidísima! Or if you're white and don't speak Spanish, freaking chosen!! You wouldn't believe me even if I told you, but I'll tell you anyway. They lived in Utah 2 for years. They have gone to Temple Square and the visitor center and even to church pretty consistently. They were about to be baptized but they came back to Mexico. The family consists of the grandma and grandpa, their son and his wife, and then 2 grandkids, all at the age of baptism!!!! We have had some stellar lessons with them and they have accepted baptism! When we talked about baptism and invited them to be baptized the son said "it isn't a question of IF we will get baptized, just a question of WHEN we will get baptized" Ding ding ding, we have a winner!!! Call the news, call the papers, we've struck gold!!! Yeah, well as you can tell, I am excited for this family to remember the things they had once learned and to feel the spirit working in their family and in their lives again. 

We also had Elias come to church again!! So that means that more than likely, with fingers crossed, we will have a baptism this Sunday!!!! Yeah!!! He is super excited and really dedicated to learning about and following our Savior. Heck, he has even started teaching his friends and family with the pamphlets that we have left!!! Haha it is really pretty great!!! 
Well, that is it for this week! Have a great, sunny, and pleasantly warm week!! Keep on keeping on!! And by that I mean keep on keeping the commandments!!! Ha-ha Hasta luego!!!

-Élder Morris

We helped install an air conditioner. That's COOL!!

This is our best bud Elias. Great individual!