"A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why?
Because conditions are never exactly right. Indecision limits the Almighty and His ability to perform miracles in your life. He has put the vision in you- proceed!
To wait, to wonder, to doubt, to be indecisive is to disobey God."
Headed out the door to go to work:
Do we have...
A Plan? CHECK!
The Spirit? CHECK!
Our Cascos!(Helmets) oh si si...CHECK!
We are missionary READY!
Got to make sure we have our protection physically /spiritually!
Changing peoples eternities one life at a time!
We love "needing" to clean the font for a baptism! No complaints here!!!!
Tuvimos una semana excelente y estoy muy complacido con mi mismo y el señor. Pusimos metas específicos y obligamos al señor y vimos los resultados. Sé que el señor nos ha ayudado esta semana lograr todo lo que logramos.
Tuvimos 3 fechas nuevas y todos son excelentes. uno de ellos conocimos esta semana y fue encreible como Dios nos guio a su puerta.
Estabamos en divisiones con dos presbíteros del barrio. Yo estaba con un joven que se llama Manuel y es muy timido. Cayo una cita y los planes de respaldo entonces decedimos a contactar. Tocamos unos 3 puertas sin exito y después tenia la impresione de orar con el joven. Oramos fervientemente por guia para saber cual puerta fue la correcta. Terminamos a orar y momentos despues, nosostros 2 sentimos una puerta que estuvo en el otro lado de la calle. Tocamos esa puerta y fue la hermana Pamela. Una hermana que so bautizo hace 10 años en pachuca pero cuando se cambio de casa se inactivo por no saberen donde esta la capilla. Pusimos cita para visitar su esposo que no es miembro para el siguiente sabado. Javier, el esposo, es muy listo y es uno de las personas que el señor prepara. El se ve muy seguro para el siguente mes.
Experiencias asi me hace amar la mision. Que hermosa es esta experiencia! No me gustaria estar en cualquiera otro lado haciende algo diferente.
Cuídese mucho presidente.
Getting our SERVICE on!
"If you end the day still looking pretty and clean that means you didn't work hard enough.....lets just say "short story" to this photo is that we were trying to be like the Savior. It can be a lot more work than you think! But it is ALWAYS worth it!
Our Missionaries, doing what they do best... moving the work FORWARD!
... and always with smiles on their faces!
Family Home Evening done RIGHT! Using the incredible members to help us!
A sweet sister in the sister's ward made these matching skirts/ties for our leaders in the Pachuca Mex Zone. Don't they look amazing?!
"MMMM YUMMY comida con una familia del barrio. We are SO grateful for the MEMBERS...I honestly pray and hope to be like them...members that always serve and help the missionaries.
President is SO right...we cant work without them, such a blessing."
Note to Self: "Always, always lock up the bikes!"
A trip via the bus to Mexico City to drop off a sister missionary returning home early and the bus company gave us lots of free drinks! SCORE!!!
this was a very interesting week and i just want to write it to you in english. our investigator passed away, this past thursday. something that has been very shocking to me, he had a baptismal date on the 20th but he had a hard time with drinking alcohol. we saw him on wednesday twice, he was a little buzzed from drinking and he asked us if we were going to stop by and we said that we would. when we stopped by his house, he wasnt home...but as we were leaving he was coming home. he told us to come in but we had already taught something to his wife and we needed to go to another lesson, we told him that we couldnt but that we would stop by within the week, he shook our hands and we said goodbye. never did i think president, that in less than 12 hours that he would be dead. he passed away because he had a stroke while he was sleeping and his wife found him without life on his bed. they called us to go see the family and to offer a prayer, we prayed, sang hymns with the members and we gave some words of comfort. it is crazy for me to see someone with life and in a couple of hours just be gone.
I thought a lot of some of the experiences we had with him, about 3 weeks ago he had accepted a baptismal date...lessons after lessons he had said no but this day was special. this day his heart was soften and he had asked us, si su alma podria ser rescatada...y pues si podria como le haceria para obtener lo asi. he gave a feverent prayer and he strived to not fall in temptation, but his vice got the best of him and he ended up drinking a couple of days before his own death.
my heart was broken, because i wasnt able to see this man make a promise with his heavenly father on earth..but this plan is so perfect that he still has a chance in the other side. Ive decided to help my investigators understand more that there is a plan, but this life isnt guaranteed. I think that what I have learned a lot through out my mission is that I need to value every minute that I have on this earth, that I need to be a disciple of my savior and help others understand his perfect plan for all of us. and I need to love everyone, that I wont leave this earth without letting everyone know that I love them and appreciate them. like someone once said, Si quieres hacer feliz a alguien que quieras mucho… díselo hoy, sé muy bueno en vida, hermano, en vida…No esperes a que se muera la gente para quererla y hacerle sentir tu afecto en vida, hermano, en vida. I know that we need to do this during our time on this earth, and I also know with all of my heart that the plan of salvation is the true plan of our Heavenly father. do you know what this investigator has in front of his vase of ashes, the plan of salvation. he said when he passed away, he didnt want a cross or any image of a saint..he wanted something that represented the resurection of our savior.
its amazing that this isnt the first time that someone I have known and cared about has passed away, its amazing because Heavenly Father is teaching me more about this plan until I understand it fully.
I love you president, and I appreciate you and your wife.
con mucho amor,
Pachuca Sur Zone Activity for this cycle...
I think it was "crazy" clothes day?!
"For our zone activity, we had a race.. We had to hop on one foot with our companion, belly slide on a tarp with shaving cream and confetti, and then put an oreo on our face and push down to our mouth.. I went first on the shaving cream..."
9 June 2015
Mision Mexico Pachuca Leadership Consejo
-PME Page 186
-Effective Invitations and Commitments
Practices are such a VITAL part of missionary work... they are always underestimated and undervalued!
"Lunch and Learning"....
Let the LUNCH part begin!!!!
-Acini Pee Salad
-Orange Cloud Salad
-Frozen Fruit Salad
Oh ya! I got myself a hot dog! I was a little excited!!!
Back to their areas they go with "mail" in hand! All these leaders will teach what was relearned and reviewed today to their specific zones tomorrow.
The "assistants and sister leader trainer trainers" are the best clean up crew ever!
Thank you for helping so quickly and efficiently getting the mission home back in order.
THIS WEEK been amazing, I LOVE THE MISSION !!!
Thank you for the great blessing that I be here !!
ATTENDED THIS SUNDAY IS CALLED AN INVESTIGATING THE CHAPEL OYUKI I WONDER ABOUT IT COULD HAPPEN TO GIVE TESTIMONY AND I TOLD YOU ALL WHO WANT AND HAD THE DESIRE TO DO AND SHE TOLD ME ACCOMPANYING HNA and I said yes and CLARO She testified OF THE ACCURACY OF THE CHURCH OF HOW WE GOT HIS HOME AND A BIG CHANGES SEEN IN YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE GOSPEL She is very happy and wants to be baptized.
What a great example of fortitude and witness to the Gospel, what a great edifying experience without a doubt that we are only instruments in the Lord's hands to bringing our HNOS THE GOSPEL AND THAT TOUCHES YOUR HEART AND WE BUILDS TOGETHER, SO THAT WE guidance and help in those moments of infirmities THE NOS molded and wants us to be like him, THIS ENABLES US TO MEET THEIR CHOICE AND FOR WHAT WE EXPECTED, THE LOVES US SO MUCH TO EACH OF US IS THAT YOUR CHILDREN He loves us and wants us to be happy and wants to bless but it is ours if we are obedient.
AS WELL AS SOME PEOPLE HAVE HER the Lord prepared to receive the gospel and we are working with them to help them and they can receive the ordinance of baptism.
THE AREA IS VERY WELL, THE MEMBERS ARE VERY GOOD BUT MUCH WE WILL WORK WITH ACCOMPANYING IT, MY PARTNER is very good and going well.
I feel very happy and AY TO KEEP WORKING VERY HARD TO Surrender Everything AY THE LORD AND GIVE ALL OF US !! :)
GREETINGS, encouragement and SUCCESS !!!
Zone Capacitation Wednesday June 10th in Tulancingo
I was fortunate to attend this zone and what a fantastic job they did with such a great spirit! I loved how smoothly practices went and how well the whole zone participated!
I'd give this capacitation an #11 on a scale of 1-10!
When I arrived all but one missionary had tested for English! Impressed....
Zone Capacitation Wednesday June 10th in Pachuca Mex Zone
President attended this zone capacitation and was impressed as well!
So proud of our missionaries and their re-commitment to step it up a notch and put into action all the things we have been taught and encouraged to do by Elder Bednar, Elder Arnold, and President Egbert to move the work forward in this part of His vineyard.
Thursday Night Blessings
Our middle daughter Taysia Kai, her husband Chris and their daughter Emri Mae (22 months) came to visit us for a few days. What a treat... and the missionaries were so mindful of their presence here.
Phone calls were practically non-existent for those few days. Thank you so much....
She is so full of spunk and so tiny compared to what we see when we Face-Time with her!
She warmed up to us quickly though she probably wondered who these crazy people were that kept trying to hug here!
Taking a little walk with Grandma before going to the church and mission office.
She almost looks native with her little Mexican dress on... minus the blond hair!
On divisions together and making sure we are eating "healthy"!
Fixing ourselves a little breakfast that gives us energy and makes us happy!
Hermana Peterson with a broken foot... released two weeks early from the mission. "She was not a big fan of the crutches". We were blessed to have a trio of sisters in the mission, so we were able to rearrange companionships.
"Getting started, getting finished- both ends of a journey require a demonstration of 'passion'! Passion breeds conviction and turns mediocrity into excellence! With passion, you can overcome insurmountable obstacles. You can become unstoppable!"