Saturday, 5 October 2013

GEORGE GOT BAPTIZED - 30 SEPTEMBER 2013



Alright! How's it going family! So just quickly about my sweet week. George ended up getting baptized! Which was awesome! He's super sweet! We had the baptism last night, it was really awesome. Ramon, the guy who's like our second companion baptized him which was super cool. George was so ready he started trying to baptize himself. It was pretty hilarious. But it was such a sweet feeling to see him take those steps in his life! He was so excited and nervous to do it! Now we're going to try and push that guy to a mission and hopefully work on his family now.

So Antonia and Kenya didn't get baptized, and they didn't come to church either. We had a lesson with them once this week, and during the opening prayer the drunk husband kicked us out, yelling at us that we're causing too much problems in his house. Git. And then Kenya texted us and said I don't think we will come to church because my Dad won't let us. So essentially I'm super mad about that, but I don't really know what else to do.

Oh also we taught this one family this week. The parents are called Claudia and Edward.
Also we had a General Authourity come last week. It was so spiritual. His name was Elder Richards. I learned so much from his and the Spirit was so strong. You could tell that he was a man of God. I can't really explain it but it was a great feeling.

Anyways. It was a slower week as far as lessons go. We put another guy on date but then he didn't show up to church. But we're going to see some sweet miracles this week! And I wasn't too bummed out because we had a baptism which just overrides everything! It was amazing! I love it.

But hey. I don't have too much time. So I'll try and be quick!
Dad! You sounded like you had a pretty hectic week! Our bishop dropped the bomb on the members yesterday. Telling them essentially that they need to pick up the pace with the missionary work. The challenge they have is to talk to 10 people about the gospel every week and invite one person to church each week. That'll be a sweet miracle if that happens. And I believe it'll greatly increase the work when it comes through the members. So hopefully everyone will come through. Thanks for the addresses and stuff by the way.
 
Mum! How's it going! I hope you had a great week this week. That sounds sweet, going to the temple! I totally agree. I LOVE the temple. It's so spiritual. That's sweet that you made so much flipping food! You must feel so free all the time. How long did that take? And you're right about that. I definitely didn't tell you guys everything hahaha. But the PPI's really did help a lot. But that's cool about family history work. I wanna get into that when I'm back, but I mean it's like the easiest form of missionary work ever! You don't even have to teach any lessons to baptize them hahaha. And I know that people are up their probably getting frustrated just waiting to come. So our stake president got to sit in a video conference with Elder Ballard and President Perry. And apparently they said. "I know the Lord pretty well, and I think He wants to come, but He can't come because the works not finished yet". Pretty crazy hey? I hope I can help the Lord come faster with my efforts. Love you Mum!

Peter! that sounds crazy hey! I remember those nights. Just chillin until whatever time. It was great, but I would always wake up with a headache from the 2 hours of sleep I got. That's sweet about your exam! Nice job! All A's I'm assuming? I remember during exams week just knuckling down and studying in the library like all day. It was disgusting. So I feel your pain. What else are you up to? How's the college life treating ya? Oh also I heard BYU sucks at football this year which is lame. But yeah in answer to your question I follow the white handbook. My schedule's the exact same. It's sweet. Ah. Do you know what I love? At night on Saturdays every Mexican and their dog is having a party. So wherever you go the sweet Mexican music is just blasting. It's great. Sorry that just popped into my head. Was it like that for you in Chile? Anyways. Love ya!!!

Charly! I didn't hear from you you punk! Hope high school is great. No boys. Hope friends are great. Hope grades are great. Hope seminary is great. Hope life is great. Love ya.

Jake! I didn't hear from you either you git! Hope grade 9 is great. etc. Hope sports, grades, seminary and whatever is great! Love you bud.

Kenna and Izaac. You sound like you're having a hoot. Kenna school sounds super fun! Do you like being a buddy? I remember when I was a big buddy. It was really fun! That awesome about the Terry Fox run Izaac! I bet you were a speed demon out there weren't you? That's awesome! I miss you guys! Love you so much!

Okay family! I have to go! Sorry it was short. And I wish I could send pictures but I don't have a camera cord! So yeah. I'll try and figure something out though! Hope you all are doing well. Thanks for all the love and prayers!

Elder Blomfield


23 SEPTEMBER 2013



Hola familia. Whats up! So I have some bad news. Antonia didn't get baptized this week :( Super sad. I guess she's been reading the LDM but hasn't received a witness yet and didn't feel ready. It's super lame. I think the only reason is because her husband hates us, and so when we leave he just anti's her. (lame) It's annoying too because her 18 year old daughter Kenya who we're teaching said she knows it's true. So lame. So we're going to push it back to next week. PLEASE PRAY. we need a miracle.

But. My good friend George is ready to be baptized. He's so legit. He's 19 and all tatted up which is awesome. And he just eats up everything we tell him. And he loves coming to church and reading the LDM and all that. He's super cool. It was a huge miracle that we found him, and hopefully we can work on his family as well after. But he's ready to be dunked.

It's so weird. Like I have this like indescribable love I guess for the people I teach. Like that might sound creepy so I'll try and explain. But I just like fall in love with the people I teach. It's so awesome. Like people before at home that I never would have even thought to talk to and now it's like these people are my best friends and I'd do anything for them. Even the ones that don't accept the gospel. And like when they don't keep their commitments like it kills me. It's just weird to feel that for these random strangers. I can only imagine how Christ feels for everyone. It must be an amazing feeling.

Anyways, this week was hard, but good. Hard because something came up with all of our investigators except for George. And so he was the only one that came to church. But it was really good because we saw a lot of miracles. This one guy we've been teaching for a while named Edward, who wasn't progressing, introduced us to his wife. (FINALLY). We were on the verge of dropping him, but then she asked us to come back and teach her kids one day and the next come back and teach them. Like a routine thing. So we're praying that this is going to work out for us. We also found this other cool investigator the other day that seems pretty legit. So things are happening. Our goal is to have hopefully 6 baptism this transfer. It's a huge push, pero con Dios todo es possible.

It's weird as well. like I think this is the happiest I've ever been, and yet every night I come home and just crash. Like I have no energy when the days done hahaha.

Anyways, I don't have much time.

Oh ps. Funny story for the week. We have a General Authority coming on Wednesday. So as a result we wanted to look fresh for the meeting. My hair was getting semi long, so we called the lady who usually does it, and she's out of town this week. So I decided that it was time to harvest the talent of cutting my own hair. So that went totally wrong, Hahahaha. I guess I'll never be able to pursue my dream of professional hair stylist.

Anyways. DAD. LDM - Libro de Mormon. Which means Book of Mormon in Spanish. Also thats sweet about the permanent residency! How's Carlos language coming? What about Aries? Is he planning on doing it? How are those guys anyways? Jojo and Aries and stuff? Also I have a huge favour! Can you get me Tanner's, and Sean's home addresses? Would that be okay? I want to write them a letter. Also that's a sweet car! How fast can you get it? Hope all is well, it sounds like a busy but fun week, especially with Kenna and Izaac! I wish I could've been there to do that with them haha! Love ya!

Mother! What's up. I hope your week has been great! It sounds like your keeping yourself busy hahaha. That's good. So you call tennis visiting teaching? Nice. I like it. Also that sounds like a hoot on the campout!!! Like i told dad, I wish I could've been there for that hahaha. So you guys had the missionaries over? That's cool. Make sure you guys are one of the sweet families that everyone loves to have dinners at! Hahaha. That's awesome that Kenna and Izaac are doing great in school! how's Izaac's confidence coming? And I'm sure  your a great teacher! Well i know you are. You taught me and peter so be good. So i mean, ya! Anyways hope those words of encouragement were inspiring. Love you!!

Peter! You're life sounds hectic! I guess it doesn't really slow down after mission life eh? I remember taking that test! You cheeky git. I was so ticked off when I took it hahaha. That was super funny though. I loved it. Sounds like your jobs pretty sweet! And that sounds like a lot of dates! You better not be spending money on these girls, you'll be broke! My companions sweet! We get a long for the most part! The language comes! I mean, it's far from perfect, but I mean, it's fine! It's getting easier. my mission president it super awesome too! He's really cool! And I'm not really stressed. I only got really stressed out the other night and yesterday morning when Antonia said she's not ready to be baptized, and when she didn't come to church. (She just called like 8 seconds ago to say she didn't come because she was having troubles with her esposo)  Anyways, have a blast mate!! Love ya!
Char! Go out for swimming, it's the best! I loved it! I hope all is going well for you at school! Tell Bro Matt I say hi! Also have fun! Have you joined choir or are you planning on it? What's your favourite part about high school? Love ya char! That was a sick pic of you driving by the way. I'm jealous! Love ya! And remember, no boys!

Jakey! So first of all don't kill yourself over that test! I failed it my first time too! It was great! It just made me study harder. It doesn't really matter just as long as you pass it eventually right? I had friends who took it like 5 times and they can drive fine (for the most part). Just study hard and take it again! It'll be fine! Hope things go well for you in grade nine! Love you mate!!!!

Kenna and Izaac! Great job at school and what not! Hope you punks are doing great! That campout looked like fun! Keep up the good work you guys! Love you SO much!

Also MUm. I did get those pictures and I have been showing people! Thanks so much, you rock! I felt so popular I got so much mail this week! Tell the Erasmuses thanks by the way!!!

LOVE YOU ALL, talk to you next week!!!