Favorite Scripture

Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Monday, May 13, 2013

On Track...

Nicki Lalama and her Mom at her Baptism 
Happy Mother's Day from the Zone!

Letters from the Primary Children

This past week we had 1 baptism and confirmation. Her name is Nicki Lalama. She's awesome =). She was excited to get baptized and all went well. Right now we have 7 people with baptismal dates. One of the people we have with baptismal dates is Gabriel. He's a reference from the bishop and is awesome. He also went to church this week. Twice in a row. So awesome. Also Vanessa. She wasn't able to go to church this week because of work but she really wanted to. With her desires we feel that she'll be prepared enough with one more assistance. The other 5 people with baptismal date is a family that we found this week. Elder Valdivieso (one of our zone leaders) and Ramos were contacting in an area that we had never been before and they found a family of 5. I still haven't been able to visit them yet, but they told me that they were awesome. They put the baptismal date as to allow for 3 assistances, but since they're a family they only need 2. So there baptismal date still holds even though they didn't assist. 
Overall a pretty good week. We have 7 new investigators and our numbers turned out pretty good. I'm getting more and more lazy when it comes to writing letters....Blegh...I'm just going to start blabbing about random stuff that happened this week. Here's an interesting experience we had this past friday. The zone leaders came to our sector to interview Nicki for her baptism. After the interview they wanted to go contacting with us. So we did. We went up to an area that we have never been before. Here's why....It's super high up on a hill. So...we walked up the hill and discovered that that sector didn't have power....So we had to go up even higher to find an area with lights (missionaries contacting in the dark in a place that is a little dangerous isn't a good idea). So we started up the hill and we saw a HUGE flight of stairs. It reminded me of the giant flight of stairs in Lord of the Rings. So we went up the stairs and everyone was dying. Everyone was breathing hard and the zone leaders had snot coming out of their nose lol. We offered a prayer and then got started contacting. I went with Elder Rogers (from Lindon, Utah) and we got going. We contacted a lady in a corner store for about 20 minutes. It went nowhere....darn catholics lol. She did say though that she would pray to know if the stuff we taught here was true or not....Then we found a man. He was really friendly and told us that he had drunken two beers. Being a little tipsy he was friendly and let us in his house. He was about to leave and go pick up his family in his car and invited us to go with him....Hrm...a stranger that had drunken two beers, in a sector without lights, and far from our house....Nope lol. He gave us a business card and went on his way. We went back to the eternal staircase to wait for the other guys. We waited and waited and waited....and they didn't come. It was still dark and there were a bunch of suspicious guys walking around. We decided to get off the hill and wait. After about 40 minutes of waiting we got worried that maybe something happened to them. Suddenly they came around the corner. They told us that they were late because they found that family and were teaching them. Nice. It was an adventure =)

Well, not much else has happened this week......

Funny thing of the week: I don't know why, but not many funny things happen in this sector, I can't think of anything. I'll pray to be able to have more funny experiences =)

Pics: Nicki Lalama and her mom at the baptism. Some letters that a few of the kids in Primary wrote me and Elder Ramos =)

Elder Black

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