Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Lord is mindful of all of us!! May 19, 2014

Hola Familia,
    It has been a good week.  It seems that the Lord is really blessing our family in Utah too.  It really was a miracle that I have my wallet.  The day we went to go pick it up, Calvin was really kind and we shared with him a pass a long card.  He did not seem interested but said that if I know of any good job to let him know.  I have prayed for him very often.  He is a good and solid Chirstian and I expressed how grateful I was.  I will be sending him a card this week of gratitude.  This week at church we had six less actives attend which is a record for us.  They have been great and have put God first in their lives.  We had Vilma, Hernan, Alex, Jhony, Frankie and Caterlina attend church.  They are coming back strong.  Vilma, Caterlina and Frankie are from Honduras and have strong testimonies and was not hard to get them to church.  Hernan is from El Salvador and is slowly coming back to church.  Jhonny is from Peru and was actually converted in New York City.  He has come the last three Sundays and is close to be put in the active column.  He has gone through a lot and has a strong testimony of prayer and the atonement.  Lately I have had a hard time expressing my thoughts in Spanish during a lesson and I always just have to go with the Gospel terms and the vocab I know.  It is mostly the grammar and when to conjugate but I have been improving lately.  In one lesson we were teaching, Alex just felt that my Spanish just accelerated and was able to quote scripture and convey what I felt I needed to say.  For me that lesson was a powerful lesson that I just needed to open my mouth with confidence and it will be filled.  Yesterday we taught Melvin at a members home.  He has not attended church for about a month because of work but we promised him that if he prayed with faith to get work off on Sundays, the Lord will prepare a way.  We are excited for him.  We also taught our recent new investigators, Giovani and Jasenia. They are from Guatemala and are living together.  We read the introduction to the Book of Mormon and had so many good questions and funny ones as well.  They wanted to know in depth what was the difference between the Lamanite and Nephite civilization,  It was a fun lesson.  We have been mostly teaching less actives this last week as well.  Also, mom the volume on the speaker does not turn down from the input device, so I was thinking if I could send it back and get a speaker out here??  If not, that is ok.  Let me know.  And could you also send some of those nature protein bars or any bars?  Thank you for all you do.   I love you all so very much!  I have been learning so much and especially patience and love. 
Elder Plummer

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Lord watches over His Missionaries- A miracle just happened!!

Hola familia,
    I am so grateful that I was able to skype all of you!  I love you all so much.  A miracle happen today.  So as I told you I lost my wallet on Saturday and we checked through the apartment, church and called the transit authority.  My companion and I prayed a lot.  This morning we got a call from a guy that found my wallet on the street!  He said that he saw that I was a young student trying to do the right thing and actually told me he was unemployed and if I found a job to let him know.  The Lord is really looking out for me.  I was so worried all morning and actually started to doubt and get angry.  I feel that I don't deserve this great miracle.  But I know that my Heavenly Father loves me.  I am so grateful for that.  It looks like I will be staying in Plainfield another transfer.  I love you all so much.  So grateful to be a missionary!

With an investigator

I love my district
Playing ball on P-day with the locals, he bid me

Its'a great time to be a missionary

Monday, May 5, 2014

Se excited to skype you on Sunday!!!! May 5, 2014

Dear family,
   Thank you so much mom for the Nugo bars, the translated documents and the white shirts!  Glad Tanner had a good time at Prom! Tell Cynthia congratulations and Catherine hello.  This week I will be skyping from Hermano Sanchezs computer, he is the Elder's Quorum president. I will be skyping from their account.  We will be skyping around 6 to 6:30 Eastern time.  If anything changes we have permission to text you this Saturday night. This last week we found our investigator we could not find for awhile.  He said that he works a lot and plays a lot of soccer too.  He wants to come back to church and is willing to make the changes for his life.  We set a baptismal date for May 25th. We are excited for Melvin!  Last week we tried this five story apartment complex that was full of Hispanics.  Everyone was so nice to us and got two return appointments.  We also taught our investigator, Faustino from Cajamarca, Peru!  He has really found peace from our lessons and has a hard time learning but is willing to stay with it.  We have also been teaching him English which has been a great service opportunity.  Yesterday we had Stake conference in Newark.  All Spanish units from Plainfield, Elizabeth, Perth Amboy, Short Hills and Newark attended.  The Temple President of the Manhattan temple spoke on the blessings on the temple.  It was a great talk with so much power.  Our stake president speaks very good Spanish and gave a good talk on not judging others.  My Spanish has improved conversational wise and also understanding much more.  The other night we had just finished a contact and set an appointment when we saw our bus to take us home leave.  We ran to catch it but missed it.  Then this taxi driver told us to get in his car free of charge.  He took us all the way home and said that he always has respected missionaries and invited us to his home.  His wife speaks only Spanish and he speaks very good English.  Unfortunately they are in the other Elders area, so we set up an appointment with them. I am so grateful to be a missionary and have learned so much!  Love you all very much and excited to see you this Sunday.
Elder Plummer