Tuesday, November 10, 2015

My last transfer, I am going to miss Union City and all the miracles we've been experiencing!! November 9, 2015

Celebrating birthdays!

Saying good-bye to our dear brother

Teaching my cousins in Lima, Peru!

Well, I am getting transferred from Union city! This last week we
worked very hard. We had some cool miracles. First miracle was we
were contacting last Friday night and we contacted a family that were
super receptive and nice. They invited us on the spot to go have some
refreshments at their house! They told us that they just moved here to
UC and that missionaries visited them before for a couple years! They
both wanted to be baptized, but they were not married at the time. They
actually just got married a couple months ago. Gregorio is from Mexico
and Jessica is from Venazuela. We shared the restoration and after we
testified, they said they knew this is the true church! They said they
want to have their lives in order before they are baptized! Amazing
We also contacted into this young girl named Eva from the Dominican Republic.
 She was very attentive to our lesson. Two days later we showed the
restoration video to her. It really touched her. She seemed very
motivated after to read the BOM!
We had a great lesson with Juan Antonio in Peru about the intro of the BOM
and the word of wisdom. He is funny. He says he would like the
missionaries to come by and visit! We also got to talk with Giuliana,
Adriano and Natalie! It was really fun!
Elliott is doing better with smoking. One thing we are doing is
reading the BOM with him everyday through FaceTime. It is
the first thing he does when he wakes up! Super cool.
We had a good gospel of Jesus Christ lesson with Natalie Valdez. She
is still praying about being baptized. We have been setting the right vision,
goals, plans and accountability with all our less actives. I am going
to miss a lot people and Union city so much.
Love you all dearly! Thank you for your prayers and support!

Elder Plummer

What a great week we had, I love this work!!! November 2, 2015

The city that never sleeps


Fall is here

Hey family!
We had a busy week. Monday we played a lot of soccer with the zone
and then went to the noche de Hogar and the ward had a debate about if
we should celebrate Halloween. It was pretty funny. Ended up that we
should celebrate for the kids. Haha

Tuesday we had district meeting in Newark and after we had a fireside
with Danny Humphrey who wrote the Riccardi letter. It was super
spiritual as he expounded on the letter and how he and his comp would
wake up at 4:30am to do role plays. He said he hated it but how it
really helped him. He said his trainer Elder Riccardi after he got
home volunteered to keep an area open for 2 months as the ward mission
leader and even postponed his wedding day! That night we taught Isabel
the importance of reading. As we were teaching her we both felt a
strong impression to drop her. We were very bold with that she needed
to read but we didn't drop her. We are planning to drop her this week.

Wednesday we were in a trio with Elder Wagner while his comp went
to the temple. We had 5 solid lessons, one lesson that stood out is
the one with Denise Lopez. She really is not progressing but has been
inactive of 12 years. We decided to let elder Wagner share something
with little notice. He shared a great video about the guy that served
a mission but then left the church because he stopped doing the little
things. He came back and talked about the joy he feels within the gospel.
She said she needed to hear that. It really boosted Elder Wagners
confidence as a new missionary.

Thursday we visited some less actives and set some goals for them coming
back to church and introducing friends to the gospel. We ended the
night with the Aragons. They are the coolest family! I love them.
Hermano Aragon used to be less active and would drink a lot but he was
activated recently and is now the Elders quorum president. His wife is
the stake primary president. They love having us over for dinner.
They give us haircuts and whatever like we were their kids. They have
given us good referrals.
Friday we had Mission leader council with president. We talked about
the needs and improvements of the mission. Our focus this month is
living worthy of the spirit. We then filmed ourselves teaching the
intro to the BOM. And then evaluated on what we could do better. We
then went to a less actives house to use facebook to communicate with
Juan Antonio. Because of Halloween we went home by 6pm and we talked
with Juan Antonio for 15 min because he called late. He wants me to
come to Peru in two months haha. We talked a little bit about prayer.
This actually happened on Saturday. Sunday we set up to talk at
8:30pm but he didn't answer. We will set something for next week. I
am going to keep on staying focused. Anyways, I love you all dearly!
Excited to see you all soon!

Love, Elder Plummer

I love being a messenger of good news (the gospel) October 26, 2015

Learning how to cook breakfast

My new companion, Elder Bennett (the Union City gang)

Hi family!
     Mom, thank you so much for the packet!  I really appreciate it.
The bars and beef jerky was just what I needed, thank you! The festival
looked so fun at the conference center! Send my love to abuelito and
abuelita! This last week we focused on finding new investigators so we
contacted a lot of people.  We found this very prepared lady from the
Dominican Republic.  She has been reading in the BOM and said she is
interested and said when she is committed to something, she is
committed. Tender mercy of the Lord that we found her.
    We also found some former investigators from less active families.
They seem they have some interested.  We found this Peruvian
couple named William.  He lightened up as he and I talked about Peru,
it was fun.  We had a good restoration lesson. We taught simply and
they interacted.  As a mission, we have been trying to focus on being
good teachers and teaching simply.  My comp and I gave a training in
zone conference with a couple of zones about unity.  I was nervous but
it went well.  President gave a powerful training on how he got his
testimony on his mission.  He talked about how people were surprised
that he went on a mission and didn't believe him until he got on the
plane.  It was probably the best training he has ever given. He was
personal and it was powerful.
   My Canadian comp is super cool.  He speaks Spanish very well.
Well, the zone is doing well too.  We are working on getting people on
baptismal date and making sure we teach the importance of the Book of
Mormon.  We have been doing the 90 day challenge in the BOM and has
changed my perceptive and increased my conviction to the gospel.
Everyday I am making it the best I can, and I am giving everything I got.

   I love you all dearly!

Elder Plummer