Monday, April 15, 2013

Hello :)

Hello Family and friends :)
This week we have done a ton! The main thing though is all the work we have done to strengthen the ward :) With 6 missionaries now for one ward we can visit a lot of people. Whether to invite them to activities, or less actives to church or who knows what. It is just the best to have an extra set of missionaries! Our areas are newly divided and smaller so we can focus a lot more on members, as well as teach more investigators! This place is going to explode in about two weeks once we settle in and work hard. It is great! We had a a lot of new people at church and all of our investigators were able to show up! That is the best feeling ever! To see all those you have been working with to make the choice to come to church.

Ok so Monday we had a noche de hogar with a member family (The moyanos, who are sending two of their sons, 18 and 19, on a mission in a few months) and our recent convert family of luis. :) It was amazing! We ate this seafood paella with everything you can think of in it. Paella is this huge dish of rice with tons of meat and vegetables mixed in. There was shrimp, octopus, squid, clams, muscles, corn, lobster arms and some kind of fish. I was in heaven :P But it really strengthened the family of luis to be in the house of another active family. Having members fellowship new converts is the BEST thing a member can do!

Wednesday we had a ward noche de hogar, where we give a lesson and then play games and eat. We do it every week and this week we had more investigators there than members! Granted, there were only 3 members there :P But we had 9 investigators there!!! 

Later that week lucia, who is being baptized this Friday, invited us to eat at her house. How nice is that! She is progressing so well and i am so excited for her. :) Also her nephew is getting baptized too!

OH! So we had a super spiritual experience that I forgot about. We watched the Restauracion DVD with Maria who is 18 and had a "goal" to be baptized the 27th of April. Lets just say that that goal turned into a solid date! She felt the spirit so strong and we can see that she wants it! It was amazing. When she talked about how she was feeling after seeing the first vision, the spirit just intensified.The spirit was definitely tangible in that room. :)This message is awesome. You can´t deny feelings that you know are from the spirit.

Gladys, is doing great as well :)

Welp, I don´t have my agenda with me because we came straight from a biking activity with our zone. So that's about it for this week :)

I love being a missionary and I love the gospel. It IS true. Truth can´t be changed. Joseph did see God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. The Gospel WAS restored through a prophet of God. I know  these things are true because I have studied,  prayed and received an answer. And this Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will remain perfectly in Truth until the second coming of Christ.
Don´t doubt and continue in faith.

Love,Elder Powell

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