Friday, November 26, 2010

WEEK - 95 Casas Aleman / Aragón Zone - AP

Nov. 15, 2010

Today we had our training with the new missionaries. Actually, we’re going to have the meeting right now in 20 minutes, so I don't have much time to write. 
Javier in center baptized by member
FIRST- Javier was baptized yesterday. He is the Young man I told you about. We contacted his mom and turns out he had already been to general conference once. What a great Young man! He’ll do great. His friend (the one on the right) baptized him, he is a recent convert of Elder Cordova, the Elder on the right.
We married Leo and Karina this week. They were so excited to go to church but Saturday night Karinas grandma got sick and nobody could go to watch her. So she had to stay Sunday morning to watch her. I think they’ll either get baptized this week, or next week.

We contacted a wonderful family this week, Omar and Liliana. Long story short, THEY'RE ELECT!!! Omar had a dream that he was being baptized with his wife. She was only able to go to church this week, and Omar is going to go next week. We’re not sure why he didn’t go, but Liliana loved church.

Yesterday we had a wonderful stake conference with President Eyring, Elder Bednar and Elder Christensen. Elder Christensen was the mission president here about 10 years ago. Pres. Eyring gave a great talk on claiming our heritage, and Elder Bednar gave an inspired talk on revelation. It was a true blessing for our investigators to hear these Prophets testify of Christ. 
Training new missionaries how to enjoy La Honda
A Little about our training that we did today. The new missionaries got here on Saturday and two of the four stayed with Elder Walk and me. They are excited to be here and it was a great opportunity to teach them how to contact people. I remember having that excitement and wonder when they told us that our goal is to have a baptismal service every week. Their eyes kind of light up and get excited to go out and baptize. 

Elder Ras- Sis Hicken -Pres Hicken - Elder Walk

President Hicken’s training is always just the best! He taught us today that good missionaries are defined by their obedience and dedication, not by their positions. Elder Walk and I also trained about how to find the elect. It was a great experience!

I have some great news! Eduardo is going to receive the Melquisedec priesthood this next Sunday! Isn’t that great??! He has been a member for about a month!! Also, I called Pres. Alvarez from Ixtapaluca and he told me that he was going to interview Hermano Sergio Reyes, form the Reyes Garcia family. They are going to be entering into the Temple soon, they’re just finishing up with their Temple prep classes. Do you remember Areli in Ixtapaluca? She is a 16 year old that we married. She is the relief society secretary and just had another baby. Her husband Danny was just interviewed for the Melquisedec priesthood as well, I need to call Pres. Alvarez again to see when they’re going to start their temple prep classes. They also hit a year soon!
The work is going forward! The Lord is blessing the mission, and I love it here in “Ver-heaven”!
This week and next week we are going to be doing a mission tour with President to be doing a training that we do every three weeks called Leadership Training. It should be a great week!
Con mucho amor,
Elder Rasmussen

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