¡Buenas tardes a todos ustedes!
Well, here we are to the week of the 24th. Of course this date does not have any significance here in Mexico, but that doesn’t matter. We are also once again to transfers. Things have been changed up a little bit this time around, as we still do not have any news as to who goes, who stays… President Anaya decided to notify everyone tonight so that we can focus on working. Apparently many have been distracted in the past by the news of a transfer and spend Monday evening doing good-byes, so this change has been affected to avoid that. That means that I will not be able to tell you what happens until next week.
In other news, things are going well here in the area. We continue working hard and are hoping for a few baptisms in the next few weeks. Some of our investigators have been really busy lately, so it has been hard to meet with them. That is holding back their progress, but we hope that things will clear up shortly so that we can meet with them and help them prepare to be baptized.
Saturday, we helped out with an activity that the Chamizal ward held in the chapel that went well. Elder England and ElderGuillen, who are in Chamizal right now, organized the activity along with their ward leaders. Outside the ward building, they set up food, games, a trampoline and a jump house. Each of these activities had a cost and those who came had to pay using fake pesos. Inside the building we held some small classes about prophets, the Doctrine of Christ, and Mormon Messages videos. These classes also had a cost, but at the end the participants received double what they payed to enter as the blessing for spending time to be spiritually edified. The activity ended with a short but powerful class on the Plan of Salvation.
Well, I don’t have much else to add besides the pictures that I have attached this week. The second picture was taken Tuesday when we went to have a meeting with our ward’s bishop. Someone pulled the flag out of the secretaries office and – ‘cheeze’ – lights, camera, action, picture. The first is a picture of my district: Me, Elder Ubeda, Elder Preciado, and Elder Loya.
I testify that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ lives and loves us. Because of the love that our Father in Heaven has for us, he has created the perfect plan to help us grow and learn. Although trials and challenges are part of this plan, we can be sure in the knowledge of the atonement and find strength in this ultimate gift. Those who learn to apply the atonement daily will not only be cleansed but will be able to support any trial that is presented. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Elder Tyler Gardner