|Thanksgiving was amazing!!!|
|Surprise party for a ward member, keep calm and never give up|
|Our own snowman|
|Elder Muro, Elder Plummer and our new investigator, Mr. Snowman|
|Supporting the great party!!|
I can just imagine Thanksgiving with all the Cooks, Ortizes, Tia Pilar y Tio Mike y las bellas. Sounds like fun! Send them my love as well! We also had fun playing Turkey Bowl in Paterson, NJ. We played with two other zones and some members. Our team was 1-5, haha it was fun. Thank you so much mom for the packages! I am excited to receive them! You are the best! I use the magic bullet daily for green smoothies. I put strawberries, spinach, honey, bananas, peanut butter, and a little bit of protein powder. I also do have a nearby JCpenny's. That is so nice of Grandma. I will make sure to thank her.
We had a great Thanksgiving with the McCarters! She is an amazing cook! She made amazing mashed potatoes with turkey, bread stuffing, cranberry jam and a lot of veggies. We also had so many pies to choose from. I will send a picture of them. We have not made the papa la huancaina yet, but we will!
This is how our investigators are doing:
Ramon: I was on exchange when Elder Muro and Leon visited them. He said that they taught the first half of the commandments and went very well. He had work yesterday so he could not come to church but he is going next Sunday!
Adriana: I was also on exchange but Elder Muro said they had a great plan of salvation lesson. She is still trying to find time for church and is making an effort.
Vicky: She will be baptized on December 14th by the first councilor Brother Wilson! We did a fun jeopardy game review all the five lessons. She is still reading and doing great and the next lesson we will go through the baptismal questions.
Jose T. we saw him last Friday and had a good lesson on reading the scriptures based of the simple scripture 1 Nephi 1 12, about how Lehi was filled with the Holy Ghost when he read the scriptures. The spirit was very present. He then gave us some yam dish from El Salvador. It was really good.
Filadelfo: It was a great lesson. We taught them the word of Wisdom and law of chastity. It went very well. We are helping him work on the simple things like reading, praying and going to church. Such a loving family.
Andrea: We found her contacting in the streets. She is from Haiti and we had a great restoration lesson! She actually had been taught by the missionaries before and had a huge bible that we give out for the visually impaired. She is so golden but we have to pass her off to the sisters.
Dora: She has been struggling in paying rent and has not been able to come to church. We showed her the new Christmas video and she absolutely loved it. She is still reading and praying and progressing well. She is planing to get baptized in January.
This months focus is on consecration. It is when we remove all distraction and try to be exactly obedient. I was reading in personal study in Jacob and read a scripture that perfectly highlights our purpose. It is found in Jacob 1:7 and it says, "Wherefore we labored diligently among our people, that we might persuade them to come unto Christ, and partake of the goodness of God, that they might enter into his rest, lest by any means he should swear in his wrath they should not enter in, as in the provocation in the days of temptation while the children of Israel were in the wilderness." This is way we labor diligently to bring salvation and eternal life to man. Being a missionary is seriously the best thing! I love each and every one of you so very much. You are all the best!