Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Still Adjusting to My New Area

Dear Family,

This week I've still been adjusting to my new area, things here are really different than in Turrialba. Our area is HUGE and we are always always wlking, as there aren't buses here.  My companion is the exact opposite of Hermana Samayoa.  Hermana Perez is a lot more serious, but she's good at getting everything done that needs to be done and remaining on top of things.  Hna Perez is 24 and studied medicine for three years before she came on her mission, so I'm in good hands if I get sick!

Yesterday we went to the beach for P-day.  The water was super warm and there were coral shells everywhere.  We could only walk in the ocean up to about mid calf/knees.  It was hard not going in further.

Yesterday we also found anew investigator, Loura.  Loura was a referral from a neighborhood girl.  When we knocked on her door Loura said she was super surprised because none of her neighbors like her and she spend all day hiding in her house.  Loura has a ton of problems and isn't keeping many commandments right now, but when she left she thanked us for coming and said that she felt a lot better and more peaceful.

Sunday only on investigator came to church, Delma.  Delma has a baptism scheduled for March 21st.  She's great, but learns really really slowly.  We have to re-teach her the previous lesson every time we visit her.

This week we were trying to find a bunch of new investigators that we knew could progress and be baptized.  We probably taught 15-20 new people, but of them only 9 we counted as investigators and of theses 9 only 3 or 4 look really promising.  By the end of the week I was a bit tired of teaching the first lesson, (Which just so you know isn't the restoration we teach ten points about our purpose as missionaries and then teach about our loving Heavenly Father and that the gospel blesses our families).

Sunday I gave a talk in Sacrament Meeting!  I was a little nervous, but I think it went really well. I talked about keeping the Sabbath.  Our branch president is ADD and is ALWAYS moving or talking, or joking, etc.  But he's really great.  His wife was a missionary and is really great as well.  We ate with President Solis and his wife Geselle (Branch President) Sunday.

Doctrine and Covenants 39
 5 And verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth my gospel receiveth me; and he that receiveth not my gospel receiveth not me.

 6 And this is my gospel—repentance and baptism by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, which showeth all things, and teacheth the peaceable things of the kingdom.

I've always taught that the gospel is the plan of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ, and while it is those things it is also something more simple, to repent and be baptized!!!!!!!  This is really what we teach when we teach about the restored gospel or about the Atonement, or about the Word of Wisdom.  This is our message to the world!

THANK YOU Grandma for always sending me packages!  I just received another one with yummy chocolate :)

Love you all!  No me olviden!!!  estan en mis oraciones!

Hermana Bratt

Us on the Beach

Yes, I almost have 9 months on the mission. How does time go by so fast!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment