Hello all! It's been a wonderful week to be a missionary! I'm definitely loving this wonderful Easter Season where there's so much to be grateful about, especially the fact that Christ lives!
Monday this past week we emailed, shopped, and then Elder Bishop packed up for the transfer Wednesday.
Tuesday we had District Meeting, and that was about it for that day.
Wednesday we had Transfer Meeting in the morning, and I got my new companion, Elder Vergara! He's awesome! He's originally from Mexico, but has lived in California for the past few years. He has a great desire to serve and bring every one we possibly can to the knowledge of the gospel. That evening we had Bible Study at our ward mission leader's house.
Thursday, we had another District Meeting, just to get to know everybody in the new District, and it went extremely well. It was our first District Meeting together as co-District Leader, and it turned out really well.
Friday evening we had an awesome lesson with the Walls, the part member family we have been working with. The Spirit was super strong, and he definitely felt it. We are just going to have to be patient with him as he overcomes some of his own concerns.
Saturday we had one of my first lessons in Spanish, so I was basically useless. Haha But it was still a great lesson, and the Spirit still feels the same in Spanish.
Sunday we had Church in the morning, a great visit with a less active sister in the ward, a lesson with Victoria, the daughter of a less active member, who just agreed to be baptized on May 2!!!, and then we had a great lesson with Rafael, a man we found about a week ago who is super open hearted and has a ton of faith that God will truly answer his prayers.
It was a great week, and Elder Vergara and I are really looking forward to the rest of this transfer.
Also, just a few days ago, the Church released the Easter media-initiative for this year entitled "Because He Lives." They came out with a brand new video about the importance of recognizing the fact that Jesus Christ lives. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it at HeLives.mormon.org!! And then after you watch it, share it with everyone you can!! It has such a wonderful, inspiring message of hope and peace. We are so excited to share this with everyone we meet, and I hope you are, too!
I know Christ lives! And every day He is there to help us and guide us.
Joseph Smith bore such a powerful testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ:
I love this work, and I love all of you!