Monday, February 27, 2012

Letter from February 27th, 2012

So, this week was a little difficult. We found some really cool people to teach and we were going to set baptismal dates the next visit. However, when we returned they were not there, and we have had trouble finding them again. I am really excited to work with the Fuentealbas, a new senior missionary couple from Chile, I think they are going to be a great addition to the ward I am serving in. Elder Fuentealba served as a Stake President and a temple sealer. So he is going to bring spiritual power to the ward. We are still waiting for a bishop. The ward has not had one for a year and really needs one.

As for a good spiritual story this week, I have one. Yesterday we really saw the Lord guiding us. We were knocking doors in several parts of the sector and we had the idea to go follow up on some old contacts that we did. The people who we passed by initially seemed OK. People that might let us in, but who wouldn´t progress towards baptism. When we passed by them, they both let us in and are both really receptive. One is a man who wants more unity in his family and wants to follow God. It was amazing how the Lord changed his heart over the 4-ish weeks we have been trying to pass by and get into his house. He obviously had been prepared by the Lord over the past few weeks to be ready to hear the gospel. Hopefully all turns out well with him.

Anyway, I hope you are all doing well this week. Have a great time!


Elder Taylor Thomas

Friday, February 17, 2012

Letter from February 13th, 2012

Well, as for changes, I will be staying here in the sector. Elder Silva is going. They are splitting the Zones of Maipú and Olimpo. I will be staying with Zona Maipú. .Elder Lewis is going to be one of the new zone leaders of Zona Olimpo :)

We also had a cool miracle the other day. We had invited one of our investigators who had been going to church and who is living with a reactivating family to baptism again. He answered with a firm "no" when we were almost certain that he was going to say yes. When we had a FHE on Saturday with him, he said, "Elders, I have made a decision. I want to get baptized." We were really surprised and we saw the hand of the Lord in this miracle.

Also, I have attached a picture of our entire Zone, the last Zone picture of Maipú and Olimpo together. The other one is of our adventure today. Love you all!

Elder Taylor Thomas

Monday, February 6, 2012

Letter from February 6th, 2012

This week in the work has been good and very busy. We had stuff to do every day of the week. One of the highlights we had this week was that we helped clean the Catholic Cementary of Maipú. I have attached the foto for everyone to see. It was a really fun project.

The other cool thing is that we are probably going to have a baptism this weekend. Pedro is doing really well and has a lot of faith. Now I say probably because his baptismal interview is today, which should go well. I am really excited for it and I hope everything goes well. It is amazing to see the changes that people make in their lives to follow Jesus Christ. That is my favorite thing to see as a missionary.

We have also heard from the rumor mill that they will be dividing the zone next change. This zone is a zone with 2 stakes in it, while all of the other zones are only one stake. I will also find out what is happening this week with changes.

Well, I hope you all have a great day!

Elder Taylor Thomas