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."

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hello world. So I'm writing tuesday night because we were traveling to Quito for a zone leaders meeting and we didn't have time to write. So we got permission to write today =). 

So this past week has been great. We've been able to find a couple of new investigators and we even had 3 investigators in church =). 

So I'll start out with Diego. We found him through a less active. They're brothers and the less active is named Leandro. He's been inactive a long time and has turned to drinking. We visited him a couple of times this week and he said that he wants go get back into the church and fix up his life. Then he said that he wants his brother Diego to listen to us. Sweet. So we taught him and he's really good. We were walking down the street one day and we saw him sitting down reading a pamphlet on the Plan of Salvation. Nice! Then this sunday we were going to pick up him and his brother Leandro to go to church together, but they had already left together and went early. That was super awesome to see =). He also accepted a baptismal date for November 16th

The other golden boy we found this week is named Pierro. He's from Peru and is 10 years old. He looks just like the little Boy Scout kid on Up. Exactly the same lol. So he's probably the most mature 10 year old that I've ever met in my life. He's pretty sharp too. He's super prepared and he says that he likes to read scriptures and learn about God in his free time....Well...Fine with me =). He went to church all by himself this week and we didn't even have to pass by. We have high hopes for him. 

I also found out that Yarina from San Roque got baptized this week! Yes! My first convert in 5 months! Too bad that I wasn't able to see it though...but that's okay. The important thing is that she got baptized =). 

We also have an investigator called Enrique. He's awesome but he's having a hard time with a lot of things. He's going through a lot of changes in his life and he doesn't have anybody that supports him. His wife doesn't support him too much and he doesn't really have friends because nobody trusts him. Us, the missionaries are his only friends. He's really repenting though. He says that the changes in his life are slow, but he notices them. We would appreciate it if you could all include him in your prayers =)

Overall it was a great week. All of the less actives that we visited went to church this week, we found some really good investigators. In total about 8 investigators, 4 of which have great possibilities. Me and my companion are getting along great and we're working hard. Also this week me and my companion did the training in the Zone Leaders Council. We did it on the daily verifications. I'll send all of you the hand out that we made. Maybe it'll help some of you with future trainings. So the 2 dot thing is kind of cool. You hold the page horizontally and cover your left eye. Then with your right eye you look at the left dot and then move the paper farther or closer until the dot on the right disappears. Keep focused on the left dot. It's supposed to show that as missionaries we have blind spots and can't see everything. We use the verifications to fill in our blind spot just like our brain fills in the blind spot so we don't just see a black dot =). 

Todo bien, 

Elder Black


La Sensación de la Verificación en Toda Nación

Ejemplo: Nuestros “Puntos Ciegos” en la obra misional
No es posible ver a todo lo que está pasando en la obra, por eso, necesitamos tener verificaciones muy eficaces.
Éxodo 18:13-20
Todos tenemos muchas responsabilidades, y no es posible ni sabio intentar a hacer todo solo
Si aprendemos compartir las responsabilidades mejor, tendremos más éxito.
Éxodo 18: 21-26
Moisés usaba un sistema de “filtros”, dónde delegaba el trabajo entre muchas personas en vez de él sólo. Nosotros debemos hacer la misma cosa en nuestras verificaciones diarias y semanales; delegar las responsabilidades.
              Hay tres veces cuando debemos utilizar el “filtro”:
Misionero               Líder de Distrito       Líder de Zona           Asistente
Tal vez el filtro más importante es el filtro entre el líder de distrito y el líder de zona. Nosotros ya sabemos, más o menos, cómo filtrar la información. Queremos ayudar a todos a ser líderes mejores y al ayudarles a enfocarse en las partes más importantes de la obra. Podremos ayudar a los misioneros en una manera mejor al tener verificaciones más eficaces y cortas.

Las claves de un filtro eficaz en la verificación
  • Orar antes de que llamen los misioneros (cuando sea posible) PME página 97
  • Anotar las cosas que el misionero dice
  • Enfocar en “la carne” durante la verificación (sacado del paquete de líderes)
    • El estado del misionero
    • Personas con fecha (contacto diario, estado/progreso)
    • Otros investigadores (progreso)
    • Nuevos investigadores (Nombre, Fecha, cómo le encontraron)
    • Trabajo con los Miembros/Menos Activos (Referencias)
    • Diligencia (Contactos, desafíos bautismales, etc.)
    • Compartir ánimos y fijar metas
  • PME página 162
  • Analizar los informes (Pasar la información por el filtro)
La verificación los domingos debe ser en esta misma manera, solo enfocamos en los números también.

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