Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We Had Some Great Success This Week!

November 23, 2015

Dear Family & Friends,

Elder Brock and I switched suit coats
Hey everyone. We had some great success this week! We were able to add a couple of really solid investigators. We also had an awesome new missionary meeting on Thursday with our mission president.

One of our new investigators in named Josue. He has been talking to the English missionaries for a couple weeks but they talked to him and he wants to be in a Spanish Ward. He came to church on Sunday and we got to meet him. He's a really cool guy. He works night shifts 7 days a week and he still made it to 9 o'clock church! Hah he was pretty tired but hey we were just happy he was there. We talked to him for a while and we have a pretty good relationship with him now. He invited us to come back later this week so we are really excited to get this going.

Getting colder her is Sac.
Another cool experience from this past week. About 3 or 4 weeks ago we were walking past this apartment complex and we saw this girl out back. We walked up to her and saw that she just looked sad. We walked up to her and asked if she was alright. She told us she was not in the mood to talk and basically just walked away. So we didn't really think anything of it. Well on Friday we were walking past the same apartment and she was out front this time talking to another girl. We didn't recognize her but as we walked up and started talking to her she reminded us that we talked the other day. Things were different this time though. She was happy to talk to us and her sister as well. She said she has has been going through a lot and the other day was just a bad one for her. We talked to them for about 45 minutes haha. We taught them the Restoration and they both accepted Copies of the Book of Mormon from us. She recognized it wasn't just a coincidence that we ran into her again. They are staying with a family that doesn't like missionaries I guess so we couldn't send the English Elders over to visit. But she told us anytime we see them outside to come over and teach them. Also when they move out and get their own apartment they said the other Eders can come by. Pretty cool little miracle. Just goes to show that we shouldn't give up on anyone. You never know when someone is just having a bad day. All we need to do is try and try again and the Lord prepares a way for something amazing to happen.

Only one week left in this transfer. Crazy that it's almost over. Pretty sure things will stay the same because we are in training. Never know though. Loving the area and my companions. They are great missionaries. Lucky to have them with me.

Found something really cool this week. I was studying in the Doctrine and covenants 18 and read in verses 15-16....

15 And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!

16 And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me!

Our Ward dinner for la día de acción de gracias.
I was using a study guide for Doctrine and Covenants and it used a cool connection for this. It talked about how the souls we need to give our all for and labor with all our might to save is our families. If we all keep that goal in mind and nothing else, then our joy will be so amazing when we can rest in heaven with our families. I really like the connection he made. And it's so true. Satan is attacking the family and if he can make his way in then he can cause so much pain and sadness. Something we are challenging our investigators and members to do is pray as a family and ask God what they can change in their lives to be more protected and fortify their homes against the world. It's something we can all do individually as well. God will always show us what we can do more right.

Hope you all have a great week!


Elder Gammell

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