Monday, February 1, 2016

Bowling, fried ice cream and a baptism

3 Nephi 18:24 Therefore, hold up your light that it may shine unto the world. Behold I am the light which ye shall hold up—that which ye have seen me do. Behold ye see that I have prayed unto the Father, and ye all have witnessed.
Studying



Hola everyone!


It was a wonderful week because we had the baptism of Fransisco! We were really excited and happy for him. He has had a rough life and doesn't have support to be baptized from his wife or kids. We had a special surprise from Presidente Velez and his wife who came to support Fransisco. Watching Fransisco come up out of the water made me smile really big. After the service we celebrated Fransisco's 77th birthday and ate cake! The next day he was confirmed with the Gift of the Holy Ghost and he started to cry and all the members were so nice and congratulated him in this step in towards salvation.
Cleaning the font for the baptism
Fransisco's Baptism
We are also excited because this week we had a lot of awesome lessons with members and investigators. We challenged a young couple Juan de Dios(19) and his wife Elva (17) to be baptized after we talked about the Restoration of the church and they said yes! Elva said that she has family in Omaha who are going to be baptized as well, so that's pretty cool! They are really great and hope we can continue to teach and baptize them like Fransisco.


One day during the week we were walking through the street to our next plan when I had the impression to visit another contact here in Culiacan we've been visiting often, Alberto. The Spirit lead us to Alberto because he told us that he's been in jail and got out recently. He said that he worked in marijuana field and they were given guns and when the military arrive they can protect themselves. He tells us that he is sad that all his friends died and drinks a lot. We bore testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and we have the happiness that he's been looking for in his life. It was a very spiritual experience that day.


Sushi Sabado with Familia Davalos

We've been suffering more since the warm weather is starting up again and it's only January. The heat here is a lot different than Teacapan, the sun just burns and in near the sea there's more humidity.
Nametag
Fried Ice Cream with the Ward Mission Leader



Today for P-day we went bowling with 2 other companionships at one of the Plazas near to our house. We also played pool and it was really fun! I got second place in bowling.
Bowling
More Bowling

2nd place
Playing around
Pool

I've learned a lot of things with my companion Elder Cruz. He is so patient and kind to everyone and this cambio seemed liked it flew by with him. We've been hard at work, contacting many people, and doing the work of the Lord. I get a lot of peace reading the scriptures after a hard days work. It's hard because almost always things don't work out like we want them to but our faith never hinders and we keep moving forward with a postive attitude.

Gym Rats
Junta de zona
Silly picture
Hope everyone has a great week! Take care!



Elder Bennett

Tomateros stadium- I guess the owner just died- thus all the flowers

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