Sunday, January 24, 2016

I love training

Jenson and Elder Alegria with the Bishop, and his family, of the ward in Lago

Dear All,
Yes, transfers came, and yes Elder Alegria went home, and yes, I stayed here with my new companion Elder de la Torre. He was my Zone Leader when I was in Lago, and he's a great guy. Pumped to get to work with him. Also we found out that our entire zone is going to be training, all 7 companionships. So that is going to be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay fun. I love training with all my heart.

But yeah this week was definitely a tough one. I think all missionaries (and their companions) have rough last weeks. Thinking about families, thinking about what's going to happen in just a week, stuff like that. Point is we spent a lot of time saying goodbye to members and not a whole lot of time knocking doors. But oh well. It was fun anyways.
We decided to go to the wax museum this week, which was weird. The pictures will tell all that is needed about that experience.

We also got to baptize again this week, which was a good feeling. Our excellence standard is one baptism a week per companionship, so I feel good and know the Lord feels good because we've been maintaining that standard pretty well these past few weeks. 
These two kids that we baptized are so awesome. They were references from a member who took them to the temple, and then to the primary program. It was way cool. It was just so easy how it all happened. We went to eat with the family, taught a little lesson, and then asked who they knew that could be interested in our message. The girl sent a text to her friend, he said yes, and we set an appointment right there. From then it has all been smooth sailing. It goes like it says in D&C "mine elect hear my voice and harden not their hearts." They accepted all of the teachings, received answers through the Holy Ghost, everything. Literally golden. So much fun teaching them. And then on Sunday when the guy got confirmed, they ordained him to be a priest (cause he's 16) so yeah. That's pretty dope. And his little sister is 10 and probably the coolest 10 year old I have ever met. She's pretty much a professional roller skater and she is so freaking smart it was easier teaching her than most adults. Point is they are awesome and I love them.
But yeah now we are starting again with a new companion. Hopefully everything turns out just dandy. 

Los quiero mucho,
Elder Rawlings

PS the photos are from the baptism and from this morning with the bishops family (with my hot new suit)

Wax museum with statues of Mexican Revolutionaries

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