Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thanks for the Birthday wishes!

Letter  3/9/15
Wow, this whole 20 thing feels weird. Thanks for all the Birthday wishes!!! It was a really great week. We found a whole bunch of new investigators. 17 to be exact. There were many whom I feel really have been prepared by the hand of the Lord to receive this glad message at this time. One of them is the Familia Sanchez. They have friends that are members and have always been looking for the true church, but they haven't been able to find it. When we taught the Apostasy they told us that this how they had felt their entire lives, going from one church to another looking for the truthfulness but not being able to find it. They came to church on Sunday and said that they had finally found it and that they were really at peace with their decision. They are just the best family and are SO prepared. It is a huge blessing to be able to be one of the missionaries to teach this family. I am really excited to see them progress and make covenants with our Father in Heaven. And a bonus is that they have a business making and selling campechanas and the Dad said that for us, they are free.... I think I am going to have to work on self-control with this situation. Ha-ha
My birthday was great. In total, I received 3 cakes from members. Thanks mom..... Ha-ha Really I have the best family in the whole world. They are always watching out for me and helping me to feel loved! I don't know what I would do without them. I love you!!!!!

Letter 3/19/15
This was a really good week. Our investigators, the Familia Sanchez, are really progressing well. We have visited them and each time they accept us warmly and with opening arms. They told us that they were going to sell their eatery that they have and make some changes in their businesses. We left them with a scripture and as we were about to leave, a thought came to me saying that "Those are some pretty big decisions". I asked myself what I would do in the situation. Almost immediately I answered "Well, I would involve the Lord. I couldn't do it alone." The Spirit prompted me to briefly teach a little about revelation and how the leaders of the Church and Jesus Christ himself have counseled us to ask of the Lord with faith and sincerity and He will tell us what will be the best. I invited them to pray together as a couple and ask for the guidance of our Father in Heaven. The next lesson I went on exchanges and wasn't there to verify the next day, but my companion told me something really cool. They had taken the opportunity and had asked for guidance. Then almost instantly the eatery got packed with people and they started selling more than they had sold in a long time. They know that it was the Lord answering their prayer. They are really special. They also said that they are going to be closing on Sundays and that after church, they are going to be taking all the leftover food from Saturday night and take it to the hospital and give it out. They are awesome.
This week has been full of blessings, big and small. My companion and I have been working on praying with a greater faith and doing self-evaluations to see what the progress is in our personal conversion. It has really been something great to see the difference. I would really love to tell you in a detailed manner what the changes are, but I can't. That is one thing that over the past couple of weeks I have seen and had my testimony strengthened because of it. The change comes gradually and slowly, almost imperceptibly, but it comes constantly. One day all of the sudden you say, "Wow, well that is different." It is something really special and I think that it is something that we all can do to be perfected in Christ. Moroni 10:32 I invite you to take 10 minutes each night and have personal reflection with the Lord. He will tell you what you can do if you ask with faith and humility. Have a great week!!!

Me and my companion Elder Quist

Our Temple Trip

These are the Campechanas I love soo much!

Elder Morris

Monday, March 2, 2015

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes!

Monday- Crazy stuff. We saw meet the Mormons. IT WAS SO GREAT!!!! I hope it comes out on DVD because I have a feeling it would be better in English. But it was still pretty awesome. It brought such a strong spirit. Also, I am pretty sure that my mom cried through the last story as well as a lot of other missionary moms. We had 4 lessons with members. I have never seen that on a P-day. This ward is awesome. We taught Sandra the restoration and the spirit was so strong. I was overwhelmed and I know that she could really feel that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God.

Tuesday- I had exchanges in the muddiest area that I have ever been in. It was raining all Monday so there was some pretty serious mud. I bought a whole thing of oranges and by a whole thing, I mean like 30 oranges. DELICIOUS. I was able to testify with the spirit about how God has everything planned out. It is like we are looking through a microscope at a huge tapestry and all we can see are the little threads. We may think we know what it is going to be, God knows with a surety of what it will be because he made it and is currently making it. I would say I came up with that on the spot, but I would be stealing credit from the True Teacher, the Spirit.

Wednesday- Cold. The weather here is nuts. I don't think it is possible to predict it because everyone is always wrong.

Thursday- We ate pizza. I don't really remember Thursdays, with weekly planning they go by WAY to quick.

Friday- Exchanges again. We had some pretty sweet lessons. We found a golden investigator whose only problem is coming to Church. He has to work every other Sunday, but he is so awesome and his wife, well I haven't met her, but she is reading all of the restoration pamphlet and likes it so I am pretty sure they are super chosen. We also had a lesson with a Jewish/Christian couple. They were trying to say the Book of Mormon wasn't true because Jared didn't appear on some tablet as a descendent of Noah and a whole bunch of bologna like that. Listen, it is simple. READ with and open mind, MEDITATE the things that you read with a contrite spirit and open heart, and ASK our Father in Heaven in the name of Jesus Christ if these things are not true. BOOM!!! Problem solved. We also ate some pretty nice taco that night.

Saturday- Yeah, I don't remember.

Sunday- We had an awesome testimony meeting. And we had a couple really great investigators there who are really great also!!! Good stuff.

Love you Lots!!! Pictures and stuff this week!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

MMMMM Birthday stuff!