Wednesday, April 6, 2016

February 15th

This week was good. We didn't really have very many new investigators, but we had some good experiences with investigators that we already have. 

There's a girl named Fabiana. Shes 21 and we've been teaching her for 3 weeks now. When we first taught her, she didnt really want messages about Jesus. She didnt sound that interested, and we weren't going to return, but she said at the very end "I hope that my life will change because it needs to". We went back and stopped teaching, and just started talking to her about her life, what she wants to change, and this week she went to stake conference. She felt the spirit really strong and said after that she wanted to be baptized. Its been a while since I felt so happy about an  investigator. She has changed so much and is just a happier person. 

This week it was pretty hot, so I started using the sun screen again and I got some aloe vera for after. This week should be hot as well, but its getting better. Its been a little chilly in the mornings. 

Today I start my last 18 weeks. Three transfers left. Out of the 104 to start with, I have 18 weeks left. The time is going by so fast. I am happy to go home, but at the same time, I am sad to end the mission. It has been an experience that has changed absolutely who I am. Its hard to tell over email, but I have learned so much about people, the Gospel, and my own life. Im nervous for after the mission. I have 4 months left, but still.  Elder Portilho goes home next week and I'm talking to him so I have been kind of trunky. 

Love Elder Moss

Monday, April 4th

So for a few days we were just doing contacts and teaching all of our lessons with 3 missionaries. Its a little harder because people are already a little shaky about letting two guys into their house, let a lone 3. Well we had a few lessons, but the best part of the week was definitely conference weekend. Because we had 6 investigators who went to conference.

The first was a family of 5. For the past few weeks we have been teaching them and they have been really progressing. Well they didn't go to the part that we thought they were going to, but they showed up for the second session on Saturday. They really liked the importance of the family and the talks about resolving doubts about the restoration. After the session, we went to the baptismal font and invited them to be baptized, and before I could even ask them, they said that they want to take that step! they accepted for this week, so on Saturday, we are going to baptize a family of 5!! I am so excited. 

The second investigator was a guy who is our age. He speaks English, and its really cool how we started teaching him. He said they day we met him, he has said a prayer to ask for guidance in his life and the day we went by his house was his birthday.. He is doing really well. The problem we will have with him will be his parents because they are really strong in another church, but it shouldn't be too bad. We have already taught them and talked to them enough and they really like us. 

We just had transfers, and I will stay with elder Arnson for one more (at least)!! We were one of the only companionships in the mission leadership that wasn't messed with. I'm so excited because I know that if we keep working like we did last transfer we will baptize so much!

Love Elder Moss