Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 27th, 2015

So this week was pretty good. We taught a lot of our investigators and less active families. We are also visiting a lot with our Branch Mission leader. He is super pumped to work with us and does a good job. But the funny thing is that he is 62 years old but walks a lot, like he would be 30 years old.... It´s great. Sunday was super good because the branch is fellow shipping Felicia, my convert, very well and she feels super happy in the branch. We also set a baptismal date for one of our investigators. Her name is Teresa and is 70 years old but is super happy to meet with us. She has been Catholic all her life but feels the spirit when we teach her and also when she reads the Book of Mormon and prays. She really wants to go to church but she has problems walking and getting out of bed in the morning. Could you include her in your prayers so that she can keep progressing? That would be awesome. I know that the Book of Mormon Changes lives and that if we read it and pray about it it will bring new light into our lives and will soften our hearts. One example that I see in the mission is that we are also teaching an other Catholic couple but the thing is that they are not progressing in comparison to Teresa. Why is that? It´s because they are not reading the Book of Mormon. This week we invited them to baptism but they didn´t accept... :( We will keep trying!

Have a great week!

Elder Giles

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20th, 2015


So this week was pretty eventful. We had Felicia´s baptism which was awesome. It was super spiritual and special for her and and her daughter, Patricia. They both received answers to their prayers and they now have testimonies that the church is true! Sweet!

On Wednesday we also had interviews with president and he told me when I would be going home. There is a transfer date on the 14th of December and the 26th of January. So president has the authority to let a missionary go home at most a month earlier or later that his start date so for me to go home on the 14th of December, he would have to ask permission, and also have a reason to do it. otherwise I could go home on the 26th. I am fine with going home in January. What do you think? We could celebrate Christmas in January? 

Another thing. I talked to President about how to get into BYU Idaho because he used to work there as head of the Religion Department, I think. He wasn´t sure when the dead line is but he said that we should start doing the applications right now. So could you look up the requirements and stuff like that? Also president told me that if I need to, I can get permission to look up here during p-day. 

The other pictures are of the chapel and my comp wanted to sleep in my bed so I gave him one of my blankets 


Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13th, 2015

18 months in the mission!

This week was pretty good. We had a lot of success in finding and teaching our investigators and we had a few go to church along with less actives. so the chapel was a little more full yesterday, which was great. We are now starting to see the blessings of our work here in Laferrere but we need to keep on working harder along side the members. We met with one of our investigators this week named Elsa. She is super special because she has had dreams and visions of life after death, especially about the Celestial Kingdom and Paradise. It´s interesting to listen to her tell what she has seen and felt. You meet all kinds of people on the mission.

On Saturday we also have a baptism: Felicia. She is from Paraguay and is super spiritual and super excited to take this next step towards salvation. We are also teaching her daughter, her husband and their two kids, so I hope that they will see Felicia´s example and want to do the same. So far they have been going to church so that´s awesome.

Some thing that I liked that I read today in the Book of Mormon in Alma 32:1-16 about humility and that people are blessed when they are obligated to be humble through many ways such as being poor in money as in the chapter, but they are blessed even more when they are not obligated to be humble and when they believe. I have seen many examples of this and it is always better to be humble and follow the councils of our Heavenly Father. I know this is true and that when we strive to put our lives more in harmony with the Lord´s we will find greater light and happiness in them and in all that we do.

Have great week

Elder Giles