A Short Trip Back In Time…..Oct. 20, 2014

¡Buenas tardes familia!

Yet another week has started, and I continue serving here in San Felipe.  Only Elder Preciado from my district was transferred last week.  So, we continue working hard here in the San Felipe Ward.  Elder Winters, from Las Vegas, has now joined us here in the ward and is Elder Wagner’s new companion.  Other than that, not much has changed.  Elder Castillo and I continue working together and we hope to keep pushing the work forward.
This week went by quickly.  We have had quite a bit of work, and it has been slightly difficult to manage our time so that we can do everything that we need to.  That is where our daily planning becomes really crucial.  An effective planning session makes or breaks the next day.  The challenge we found this week was that we had many less active members to visit, and we didn’t get as many lessons in with our investigators as we were hoping.  So, we will have to prioritize better this week and hopefully our investigators are home for our appointments.
Some Sister Missionaries ‘passed’ us this week an investigator that they have been teaching.  His name is Mario, and they have been teaching him in is place of work.  They found out that he lives in our area, and so they passed us his information and we have started teaching him.  Mario has accepted the invitation to be baptized November 2nd, and he attended church with us this week.  When we passed by his house Sunday morning to walk with him to the chapel, a neighbor told us that he hadn’t woken up yet (our ward starts at8am), so we were thinking that he wasn’t going to make it to the meetings.  While we were in Sacrament Meeting, Mario called us and told us that he was on his way.  He arrived right after the sacrament and we were really glad to see that he did make it to church.  He is really prepared and he even has desires to serve a mission (he’s 22 years old).  We are really excited to be preparing him to be baptized!
Today, I had the chance to visit my first area for a couple of hours and see some of the people who live there.  One of the sisters that I was teaching while there, Erica, was baptized a few months ago and we stopped by her shop in the market.  We also visited Hna. Guadalupe who unfortunately still has not been able to finish the necessary paperwork to legally be married to her spouse, but she has not lost hope and remains active in the church.  Lastly, we stopped by to visit the Hna. Moncerrat and her family.  They are doing well, and were glad to see me.  It’s good to know that they are all well and that many of my investigators in both Guerreros 2 and Tulpetlac have been baptized.
Well, unfortunately, my time us up.  I know that this is the work of the Lord.  I stand as a witness that the Lord loves and knows each of us.  His plan is perfect and His church has been restored in this last dispensation.  Of this I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Sincerely,
Elder Tyler Gardner
  1. Elder Castillo and I with the Hermano Cueto

Ty Oct 20

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