Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

Hey everyone! 

This week was great. To start off Francimere was baptized this Saturday. It was truly a miracle because I didn´t know if she was going to be baptized because she seemed really uneasy. But we went to her house Tuesday and she said that she had a dream. She had a dream that she was being baptized. Then she still had doubts about whether or not she should be baptized. Then the next night she dreamed the same thing. She took this as an answer from God and was baptized. I know that she will be really blessed because of this act. 
   Then on Sunday Yasmin and Fancimere were both confirmed. they were the first people to walk into church on Sunday morning. It was such a special experience to see my recent converts blessing and passing the sacrament. They have little time as member but they are growing so fast in the gospel. It just adds to the strengthening of my testimony of this Church and the affects it has on people.
  HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK. So we received a reference from a less active member who has stopped going to church for awhile. The reference he gave us was  Moisés. Moisés is a lawyer who is super smart, he graduated from the Federal College and has a family. Anyways we got to his house Friday nightand it was pouring rain. We started teach the lesson and it felt that it was a disaster. His Wife had to feed the baby, then had to give it a bath because it got dirty. Then the pizza arrived. I was dying inside because I was doing everything I could to maintain the spirit but I felt that the situation wasn´t going to let it happen. Then we explained about baptism and the need of it. With the lesson torn up because of the constant interuptions we bore a simple but firm testimony of how we need to be baptized and that everyone needs to be baptized in that form to open the gates of the heavens. Moisés sat there thinking until he said, ´´Elder Seth, Elder Montes, I want to be baptized, how can I do this?´´ I had to catch my falling jaw. It was literally a miracle because I was almost certain that we had failed to share the important message. We asked his wife if she also desired to enter in the Kingdom of God. Without hesitation she said she was thinking the same thing as her husband. We marked a date for the 13th of Dec! I learned that very moment that baring a strong testimony in the things that you believe allows the Holy spirit penetrate the hearts of people.
   This Friday will be a wedding reception of Sandra and Julio. Then on Sunday they will be baptized as a family! Can´t wait
  These as just a few of the many miracles I saw this week. I´m so grateful for the inspiration of my President to put me in this area right now. I know that I was called to serve here for a purpose. Not just to teach others but to learn and strength my testimony with them. The mission is an amazing experience. Love it. 
Com Amor,
Elder Seth

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

Where to begin? 
  To start off Yasmin was baptized.She was really prepared and was a great was for her to start her life over. I was so happy that we got to her before Satan because she is a really great person. Now that she is member of the church she will have a lot of support and friends that will help her keep the commandments. Her situation is a little sad because she never knew her dad and her Mom is hardly present in her life. She said that she is going to serve a mission! Not only will the church make a huge difference in her life but she will also make a huge difference to the people around her.

  We went with Bishop to organize the reception party for Julio and Sandra. Everything is begging organized now. They will be married on the 27th of November and baptized on the 29th! They are really excited and they love the church and always tells us how they are already members just need to be baptized to make it official. We have been waiting a few months and final it has arrived! Two more weeks!
We are working hard and loving every minute of it. The computer that i´m using is filled with Viruses and it causing a lot of problems. Loving the mission. I promise that I will write more next week.

Com Amor,

Elder Seth

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 9, 2015

This week was filled with excitement and miracles. To start off the week we went to the cartorio with Vitor and Lorenna! We put there papers in on Tuesday so that they can be legally married on the December 16th and baptized the 17th! we are super excited that they finally made this big step to get married and be baptized as a family of 3! Picture is included.

We received a references of a family that is really, really awesome. We went there on Thursday and we shared the message about Joseph Smith. At the beginning they were alittle sceptical but by the time the wife was reading Moroni 10:4-6 she was in tears. The spirit was really strong that night. We returned the next day and we left videos and other material of the church. On Sunday they rolled up in there Sundays best and half of the members asked them what ward they were from. To put the cherry on top they went to the fireside Sunday night which was about how to be self sufficiency. They loved every second of it. We marked a family night on Thursday. I´ll keep you guys posted. 

  This week we had the baptism of Emily. We found a family that wasn´t going to church for 6 years. We started visiting them until the mom returned to church and started bringing her five kids! Emily is the oldest of the 5 kids and the entire family is super excited to returned to church. The baptism was a great way to help this family remember to feels they have already felt in the church. Emilys Grandpa was able to come and do the baptism! 

  This week was amazing. We were blessed to have 13 investigators at church and we are praying that everything will go right until they are baptized. I had a weird experience where I woke up an hour early than I usually do. I woke up with this overwhelming feeling of joy. I was in a stage of excitement and peace, I have never felt this so strong in my life. As I sat there reflecting on the people and miracles we have encountered, I received a confirmation. A confirmation that this is exactly where I need to be, exactly what I need to be doing. I love my mission and I love the people that I serve. The things I am learning are priceless and without a doubt God is putting them in my path for me to learn from them. 
Cherish  every moment in life because life is to short to complain. Thank you for the prayers and support!

Com Amor,
Elder Seth

Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

To start out Victoria was baptized! I was such a great experience for her and the ward. Everyone is starting to get excited and is offering to help us. There were a lot people at the baptism and some investigators who loved it to. The spirit was really strong and it was such privilege to be apart of it. Vitoria will do great things. Our next goal is to send her on a mission!
   This week we found some great people who were put in our path by God. At times I think that God is being to nice to me right now because he is giving us so many things to be grateful for. I really feel his love and support in this work. With the help of the lord we are getting more and more excited. One person that we found this week was Yasmin. Usually we don´t have time to do contacts on the street because we are always running to our next visit. But we had 10 minutes until our next visit and we started looking on the street. We found a group of people and started to talk to them. Within a matter of minutes we could  tell who is wanting to listen and who isn´t. Yasmin asked a few questions and we knew that she was special. We got her address and number. To make a long story short, we taught her, she went to church and she is reading the Book of Mormon. she lives really close to the chapel. She will be a member soon!
  We are working with Emily to get he baptized this week. She is a daughter of a less active. She is turning 9 so we wanted to do a Birthday party and a baptism. Let see how this turns out.
  There is so many things to write but little time. I love this work. Without a doubt it is tiring because you are using your spirit, body, and hard. Everything at one weighs on you but through the miracle and experiences we are having I wouldn´t trade this experience with anything else in the world. My comp is awesome we are working hard and joking around. Working with a your head up smiling is one of the best things ever.
Love the mission so much!
Com amor,
Elder Seth

Pic the family we baptized last month bought a new apartment at a really cool building. He had his birthday part on the top floor and it was awesome. Also I was able to mark a few visits with his friends this week, lets see how it goes.