¡Hola familia! ¡Buenas tardes a todos!
First off, thanks for all of the happy birthday wishes! My District Leader called me this morning also to wish me a happy birthday. Today, we had a zone activity. Instead of ordering pizza as we usually do, we made a dish from the north that is called “tiscada”. I helped prepare the food with some of the elders while the others went to play soccer meanwhile. The dish turned out fairly delicious, and the activity went well.
This week, we are working to prepare the family of the Hermana Guadalupe Hernandez to be baptized. My companion and I are teaching her son and one of her daughters, and our companions who have the other side of the ward are teaching her other daughter and granddaughter . Things are going well with them, and they should be baptized this Saturday. Also, another sister in our area has decided to be baptized the 26th. She is 17 and her mother, step father, and brother are members. We were excited to hear that she received her answer and has decided to step into the waters of baptism.
Besides all of that, I have some other good news to share! The Hermano Octavio Tellez (of the family that we live with) finally received his divorce this week. All that they need to do now is get married, and then they can be baptized.
Well, 11 months in the mission and 20 years old. Both milestones are a little unbelivable and it is hard to think that I am officialy out of the ‘teenage years’. Never the less, there is still much to be done.
I know that Christ lives. He is my brother and savior. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and is indeed another testament of Jesus Christ. This is His church and His work that will not be stopped until His purposes have been accomplished. He knows us, loves us, and is there for us. We are bringing the world His truth and His gospel.
Elder Tyler Gardner