Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25th, 2016

Hola everyone,

This week was really good. We had a little Conference with Presidente Cabezas this week so we got to meet him this week. He didn't really teach anything, its was basically just to get to know him. But he is really cool and they are super funny so I'm pumped to be able to get to know them more.
Again we were able to teach just about everyone. First with the Sosa Flia. We taught them a few times this week about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the whole family understood pretty well. We talked a lot about repentance and baptism. They accepted to be baptized but not a date. We have an FHE with them tonight and we are going to try to put a date. 

The we taught the Campero Family too this week about the Sabbath Day. It was really cool because we passed by their house on friday and they were all painting and cleaning the house. He told us that he was rushing to finish because Saturday he had to work and so that they could be ready for church on Sunday. In the 3-4 months we have been teaching them, the only thing they lacked was going to church, and now that they went once they told us they were going to go every week. Im super excited for them because they are progressing a lot.

Over all this week was really good. I saw this week a bunch of our investigators progressing. They all seem to listen and learn more every time we teach them. Im glad that they are starting to understand the importance of what were teaching. 

I had a pretty weird experience this morning. We got on the bus to come to the internet place and there was a member there. We started to talk and he told me that he served a mission in Guayaquil Norte. And i asked him if he knew Elder Crisp and he told me "Yeah, he was super loco" Thats the 2nd person ive met that has told me that Stephen was crazy hahaha.
Thats about it for this week. Hope you all have a good week. 

Love Elder Crisp

-Me with Pres Cabezas(im such a scrub with my tie hanging out hahaha
-the second picture is Elder Lazarta, the member that knows stephen,

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18th, 2016


This week was really good. It was a little weird because it was Elder Flores´first week here so he was getting used to the area. We did visit basically everyone that we've been teaching though. We visited the Sosas, christian, Campero, Joana and emo, and we are finding a bunch too. They are all doing really well and they are all progressing. We also went again to pick up the Campero Flia for church and they finally went. The whole fam went and they all loved it and said that next week they will be there for sure again. Im glad that they finally had the chance to meet the members and the church here. Thats definitely been the hardest thing in this ward is the attendance. But now that they have gone to church i feel like they are going to progress even more. The flia sosa are doing really well too. We finished the Plan of Salvation with them and we taught in the last visit about the Faith and Repentance and they seem to understand well everything.

Today i was reading in D&C 18:10

10 Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;

I love this scripture because gives missionary work a lot more importance because the people that we are teaching and visiting are so important to God, and that we too should see them with the same importance that God does. We talk a lot in the mission about loving the people and i feel like if we really love the people that we can have that same view that God has for the people. There's really no point in being a missionary if you dont love and care about the people.

Anyway that's about it for this week. I love you all and hope you all have a sick week. 

Elder Crisp

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11th, 2016

Hola Everybody,

This week was great but it ended a little weird. First we had another cita with the Sosa Flia.. It was really good. We talked with them about the Plan of Salvacion. It was the first time that their whole family was there so its was a lot better. We talked a lot about the purpose of this life and the Atonement. They are super cool and they also started to have questions about why Catholics beleive certain things. They were ging to go to church but like always had to travel. But we have another cita with them this tuesday.

We also taught we have been teaching a guy named Christian. Hes super cool. He 23 years old and he super receptive, yesterday we taught him aboout the restauracion. We focused on prophets and why they are so important and he understood everything. He was answering all the questions we had and is reading too. He really doesnt have any difficulties apart from the fact that he lives in the area really far from the church so its hard for him to get there but were trying to work with the members to get him to church.

On saturday after we got home we decided to buy Papa Johns just becasue. And then we got a call from the ZLs that we had a emergancy transfer. Luckily i stayed here but elder bricher left to open an new area for the mission. Its an area that was part of another mission but was changed to ours. Its a little bit sad becasue we were finding a lot of people here but my new comp is Elder Flores from Peru.

Last Monday our pension threw a little party for the 4th of July. She made tacos and we had rootbeer floats. Its was pretty sweet to have some real american tacos hahaha.
Other than that this week was really good and im super excited for the families weve been teaching. I love you guys. Have a good week.

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th, 2016

Hola everyone,

This week was pretty sweet again. We are starting see a bunch a miracles in this area. We've been having a lot of trouble finding people that want to listen, but in this week we found a few people that are super cool. We were contacting in an area that we had already contacted before but we decided to do it again. We contacted a guy that basically let us in right away. We were talking and he told us that a few days before he woke up and his hand started to hurt him and he couldn't really move and for that he wasn't working. We taught him the Restoration and gave him a BofM and then visited him again on Thursday and his wife was there too. She told us that the Sister missionaries had been teaching her about a year ago. We talked about baptism with them and they accepted to be baptized.
We taught Javier again this week about the Plan of Salvation. we didnt have much time so we just read a little paragraph from the pamphlet about Pre earth life. He told us that of all the religions he had studied that that little paragraph was the best principal he had heard. That he lived with God before this life and that we knew about this plan before made him happy. Hes super cool and he knows and works with a lot of members so that helps a lot too.
19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
I love this scripture because if we constantly search for that light of Christ we will always be led to do good. We can never be led astray by the light of Christ. And like it say a little bit before in this chapter, we all have that light. Its a free gift that God gave to all of us so that we good do good in this life.
That's about it for this week. Happy 4th of July to all of you. I'm super pumped because its the most exciting holiday here haha

Love Elder Crisp