Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27th, 2017


This week was one of the best weeks of my mission. We were able to put 3 baptismal dates and they are all pretty really to get baptized.

Sabina is pretty excited for her baptism. She went to church yesterday and then we visited them after. She is progressing so fast. She is praying on her own and shes reading the BofM with her kids. Her date is still the 15th so im excited for that.

The other is Patricia. We also visited her yesterday and she asked us if we could move her date up a week to the 8th so shell be getting baptized next Saturday. She is completely prepared. She goes to Institute and is reading the BofM too. Shes super excited for everything.

The other one we had this week is a guy named Enrique. Hes 21 years old and we{ve been teaching him and his fam since last cambio. He has been the one that is more interested. He reads and prays and is the only one of his family that goes to church. Yesterday we went over and watched the Restoration, which is always a good way to explain about Joseph Smith. He liked the movie a lot and afterword we invited for the 8th as well. He told us that yes and that he was really excited too. All 3 of them are super prepared and I'm super pumped for the nest few weeks. 

So crazy story that shows again that this world is super tiny. There is a recent convert here that has a daughter that lives in Virginia. I looked up her address and realized that she lived in Jeremy´s mission, so I sent him the address. Jeremy told me that she actually lives in his new area and only a few blocks from his apartment. So he went a contacted her and told her that her Mom sent the missionaries to come visit her!!!!! The picture of Jeremy is with the daughter and the picture of me is with the mom.

Elder Crisp

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th, 2017

Buenos días,
This week was super cool. we had a lot of super good visits with some investigators and there are a bunch that are starting to progress and I'm super pumped. One of them is the mom of the 2 converts we had last cambio. her name is Sabina, she already told us that she is going to get baptized and she super excited, but she told us that she doesn't feel ready to do it right now. We had a super good lesson with her yesterday and we talked about the BofM. I'm super excited because little by little this whole family is opening their hearts to the church. There are 3 other kids and the dad that are still pretty tough about the church but they are starting to talk to us and say hi instead of completely ignoring us, so I'm super excited.

There is another girl named Patricia that is also pretty excited to get baptized. She has been going to church the last few weeks and we started teaching her this week. She is also definitely going to get baptized, she is 19, so shes already going to go to Institute and shes sharing the gospel with all of her friends too. She has a lot of support in the church with the YSA here so I'm also pumped for that.
I was reminded of s scripture that I really like this week. In Revelations 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

I've always like this verse because its teaches that we are the one s that have to let Him in, he is always there but a lot of time we ignore it or we cant hear his voice. If we search carefully, we will always find Him and hear His voice and he will join us and guide us to where we need to go.

That's it for this week, hope you all have a sick week and Happy Bolivian Fathers day to all you fathers out there.

Love Elder Crisp

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13th, 2017


This week was pretty sweet. It was Branch Conference here so everyday this week we did an activity. We had a lot of investigators come to all the activities and they were all super special. They were able to meet the members and do some fun stuff. On Saturday we had an activity called Zapato Misional, it where everyone wears our shoes for a day, so it was pretty cool, hahahahaha,. No but a bunch of the members went with us and we visited all the people and invited them to church on Sunday. It was really cool and yesterday there were 6 investigators and like 10 less actives that attended for the first time since ive been here. So basically it was just a really sick week. On Friday we had a huge buffet of food and i decided to make Peanut Butter cookies because thats all i know how to make and everyone loved them. hahaha.

I was reading the Liahona from March and there is a quote that i really like. Its pretty rough but i like it. Its from Neal A. Maxwell, i think, its says "If you have not chosen the kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead." Its pretty self explanatory but i like it.

Thats it for this week but i hope you all have a sick week, Felicidades Emmett por su llamamiento!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Elder Crisp

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6th, 2017

Hello everybody,

This week was pretty sweet. 3 days in the house with nothing to do was pretty terrible I'm not going to lie. We literally didn't do anything the whole time but read and sleep. They did let us watch the Saratov Approach so that was good but it was still really boring. After that on Wednesday we got cambios. I'm staying here in Valle Sanchez but i have another new comp. Elder Vilca from Peru haha. There are a lot of peruvians here. Hes pretty chill, he has 8 months in the mission. He doesn't really talk much but hes still pretty cool.

The baptism was awesome, there was a lot of people there and everything went well. Unfortunately my camera died and I didn't take photos with my camera, but ill ask my comp to send them to me, hopefully you'll see them today. Its pretty awesome because yesterday they ordained him as a deacon, and next week is Branch Conference and the Branch Presidente assigned him to pass the sacrament, so hes pretty excited. Other than that this week we just tried to find the people we were teaching before, with the whole Carnaval thing we couldn't really communicate with most of the people, but we were able to get some good lessons in this week

I was reading a talk by Elder Ucthdorf this week that i love. He talks about hope.
"Hope is a gift of the Spirit. It is a hope that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the power of His Resurrection, we shall be raised unto life eternal and this because of our faith in the Savior. This kind of hope is both a principle of promise as well as a commandment, and, as with all commandments, we have the responsibility to make it an active part of our lives and overcome the temptation to lose hope."

I really like at the end how it says that losing hope is a Temptation, if we lose hope we cant really have faith, like it says "that we will be raised unto life eternal" That is really the greatest hope we have, that through Jesus Christ we can live with him again, that is what pushes us to do what is right and to always remember him. That's my little message for today.

Have a good week
Love Elder Crisp