Monday, December 30, 2013

Letter #24

Christmas week was awesome!! On Christmas Eve like 8 missionaries got invited over to a members house and we all had dinner. It was awesome. I was just super stoked cause the dinner we had wasnt Mexican food!! Haha. Then on Christmas we woke up and did our usual things and went and skyped at a members house. That was awesome! It was good to see you guys! Then after that we went to work, we didnt do too much knocking or anything. We just tried to find people who were walking in the streets or who looked lonely.
We did find a new family of three this week! The Oropeza family. They are sweet! We were just riding around on our bikes and stopped and talked to them and they let us right in! We had a good first lesson with them and found out that they are pretty religeous and are going to church pretty often, so we're gonna just killem with a good Restoration lesson this week sometime haha.
We got transfer info yesterday! Im staying in Cameron Park for another transfer!! But im getting two new companions! Im gonna be in a trio now. Im pretty stoked for that. I havent met my new comps yet, but its Elder Arredondo, he actually came out the same time i did, and Elder Hatch. I dont know anything about him, only that he is still pretty young in the mission. So the trio is going to be a lot of young guys, which im stoked for! Elder Roylance is going to be District Leader in Laredo. Im going to be kinda of like the top dawg in the trio for a little cause im the only one that knows the area and the people so im a little nervous cause ive never really taken the drivers seat around here, but its gonna be good! Im excited!
Thank you all again for everything! Christmas was great! I hope you guys all had a good Christmas too and have good goals for the coming year!! Love you!
Elder Brian

Monday, December 23, 2013

Letter #23

Merry Christmas! Sorry i have like no time today! The holidays are pretty crazy, even while you're on the mish haha. Everything has been going good! We just cleared our board of all the investigators we were teaching cause nobody was really progressing at all so this week will be a nice fresh start!
Love you all!! And thank you all so much for your love and support! I dont know what i would do without you guys!!
Elder Brian

Monday, December 16, 2013

Letter #22

Hey! This week we had a sick training from Elder Callister from the Presidency of the 70 just this last friday. It was awesome and deffinately made me look at the mission a little differently. He talked about the Atonement and really went into depth on how it should be used. Its wierd, cause before my mission i never really thought about how important the Atonement of Jesus Christ really was. But now as a missionary the Atonement is really the center of the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is what this church is about!
Thanks for all the support!!
Love you all!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Letter #21

Crazy week! We had three baptisms yesterday tho which was pretty sick! Feliciano, Ray, and Jailine. I got to baptize Feliciano in the spanish ward, it was awesome! First baptism in spanish!
The week was pretty crazy with him cause we had to get him married AND baptized. Me and Elder Roylance got permission to pool in our money and help him buy the marriage license. So finally after getting everything all ready we drove over to his house and then followed him and his girlfriend to the court house downtown. While we were driving we passed a cop and Roylance makes a stupid (but pretty funny) joke and was like "That would really suck if Feliciano were to get pulled over right now and deported back to Mexico" and then we both started busting up laughing and no joke, 30 seconds later a cop races by us, flips on his lights, and pulls Feliciano over! Me and Roylance just sat there in shock as we watched the cop pull Feliciano out of the car and get all up in his face. We sat there for like 15 minutes waiting and praying that he wouldnt get sent back to Mexico. After the big whole talk Feliciano got, the cop starts walking away and Feliciano looks over at us sitting in our car and throws up a huge thumbs up and puts a huge smile on his face and runs back and hops in his car. Haha, it was so funny! The cop ended up letting him off the hook... kind of. He still got a 350 dollar ticket for not having insurance, and no license.
That was probably the highlight of the week on the funny side. It was really cool to see Red baptize his little brother Ray and little sister Jailine too. He did really good.
The work down here is great! Were having a conference on Friday up in McAllen with a seventy named Ted R. Callister so that will be pretty exciting.
Thanks for everything! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Letter #20

Thanksgiving was pretty sweet!! Ate so much food. Ive never felt so full in my life haha! We only had two meal appointments, but you know Mexicans. They will give you food until they have no more food to give you haha. 
We are having two baptisms this week! Its the little bro and sis of Red! We've been teaching them for a while now but we just barely got permission from Red's mom to baptize them. And whats even sicker is that Red is going to baptize them! We dont even have to get in the water! haha. Thats our goal as missionaries is to not get in the water. Its a lot better when you have members from the ward do it, cause we wont be here as long as they are haha.
We've been working a lot with a guy named Feliciano. I cant remember if i've talked about him or not but he's so ready to be baptized he just has to get married with his wife. And the only thing thats stopping them is that he doesnt have money to buy a license. So we've been praying for a miracle or something! A lady actually stopped us in the middle of the road a couple days ago and gave us 20 bucks. So we put that toward our Feliciano fund haha.
Too bad missionarys cant buy investigators licenses or anything or Feliciano wouldve been baptized like a month ago!
Transfers arent till the end of the year. I have a feeling this month is going to be super long. I know this might sound mean, but i cant wait to get a new comp! He's killin me right now! I swear we are always argueing and sometimes i just want to deck him in the face. But i guess thats just how it goes.
Happy Holidays!
Love you all! Thanks for everything!
Elder Brian