Monday, March 27, 2017

A baptism, a ward leadership change , & a trailer...

   Transfers left me here where I was! Elder Clark and I stayed the same and we are both still in the YSA ward! We had heaps of changes in our Zone though! We had quite a few changes in the Zone. Which were good! We are now calling our Zone the Perfect Zone! We had a lot of the Missionaries that we didn't get along with too well left and we got some new missionaries and 2 brand new missionaries in the Zone so we are on a huge buzz! Its great to see everyone working harder! 

     This week was a lot of running errands for Tranfers. We took basically the entire day on Wednesday transporting people or peoples stuff. Lets just say that I am getting better at driving big trailers and driving all over the place! One embarrassing/funny story of that... We were going to leave the trailer at our flat for the night and so with the tiny roads here I decided that I would just push the trailer down the drive way. Well we unhooked it and then we starting pushing it into the drive and then it hit the curb. I am just going to say that this curb must have been built wrong... We got it stuck in the gutter and it was heavy and so we couldn't really push it out... Well long story short our neighbor saw our struggle and he came out and helped us push it out and with his help we got it out and into the drive way... So lets just say that I was defiantly a humbling moment for me. Awks.

     It was so great!!! It was honestly so great walking into the chapel and everyone was there! Like I was just smiling from ear to ear. We just sat in the back and everyone was surprised as to see me! It was so awesome to see her finally get baptized. She walked into the font crying and one of the YSA that she was close to baptized her. It was just a great time! It meant so much to her. I was just happy that it all went well! Dora was there too and I talked to her and she is getting a lot stronger! She is coming to church and is really coming to understand everything. I am so glad that she is progressing! She will be baptized one day!

     We finally caught up with Lima this week. She canceled her appointment on Monday. So we tried a few times this week but finally caught her on Sunday. So she was on her way to work so we didnt get to teach anything but she told us that her next day off is this Sunday. So thats stink that we have to wait that long but we are excited to get to see her then and hopefully get her to Church on Sunday! 

     The ward here is really good! Its full of great people and I honestly love it! Its really sad though because it is really changing.. Its amazing how the Ward Leadership can really change the entire feeling and atmosphere of the ward... Its sad to see when things go down hill because of the Leadership... This ward is hard because if they dont like it they can just go back to their home wards... So there is nothing really forcing them to be here. We are really just hoping to help the ward to create that warm and welcoming feeling so that when people visit or investigators come they want to stay and come back.

     My spiritual thought this week comes from Alma 44:4 
                "Now ye see that this is the true faith of God; yea, ye see that God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith." 
     Here Moroni is telling Zerahemnah the Lamanite leader that they are only going to fight if they have to protect their selves, and if they have to fight they are going to win because of their faith that they have in God. They only way that they will lose is if they fall into transgression. The same is still true to us today. If we keep our faith then the Lord will protect us and if we chose to fall into transgression then the Lord will not protect us. We are all in a spiritual battle everyday and we cannot afford to lose them! We need the Lords protection. 

Love Elder Seelos

Grace was so excited & ready to be baptized!  I was so glad to be a part of her day.

Happy faces

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