Wow this was a crazy week! Haha I definitely gained a testimony of
fasting this week. It really looked like I was gonna be leaving this
week cause president Leyva called Mario and asked him if he thought I
was ready to be district leader. So it looked like I was gonna leave.
Yesterday us the Youth and Mario fasted so I could get one more change
here in Morro. And guess what? I’m gonna be here six more weeks in
Morro! The Lord answers prayers! (it also helps when president owes
Mario a favor… haha). But the crazy thing is my hijo elder Cruz is
leaving, so I’ll be getting my third comp in 3 changes here later
today. haha the funny thing is I’d never thought I’d see the day when I
actually wanted to stay in Morro (I’m not gonna lie it’s been a rough 3
months). But I don’t know, I love it here and wouldn’t mind staying
here for the rest of my mission haha. It also helps that this week we
just blew the doors off of the missionary work this week. I can’t write
everything but one cool experience that happened this week was with our
investigator German. He’s 18 years old, his brother is a recent
convert, and here is the best part, he LIKES to read(it’s hard enough
just trying to find someone who KNOWS how to read here.) but ya he’s really
smart and has read ton of religious stuff and knows everything about
every church except ours for some reason. So ya we’ve been teaching
him and stuff and he’s been progressing a ton and is coming to church
and also takes us to visit his friend and girlfriend. So ya he’s pretty
much a stud. But this week we set a baptism date with him and that got
him really excited. The next day at like 11 at night I’m getting ready
to go to bed and he shows up at our house. I just tell him like hey,
you know you can’t be at our house, it’s against the rules(the youth
always try to come hang out over here). He just says Elder sawyer
shut up haha I need you to baptize me sooner so I can start to fill
out my papers to go on the mission. Haha I was just like what?!? It
turns out he went to a super Saturday activity and heard a return
missionary bear his testimony, and not only wanted to get baptized
sooner but also serve a mission! So ya that was pretty cool Also this
week we set a date with Gema who has been an investigator for about a
year. But ya she’s super smart and studying for her equivalent of the
masters degree here and is only 23. But she’s always felt like she’s
lacked enough faith to get baptized(I swear she knows the scriptures
better than me). But this week we had a lesson about faith. Mario gave
me like a little mustard seed pendant thing for here and we had an
awesome lesson. At the end we challenged her to “Plant her faith” and
to put a baptismal date and that we would work between now and then to
help grow and prepare her faith for the baptism. So ya that was
awesome too. Jesus is awesome everything’s going perfect, he’s ready for baptize he’s
just gotta come 2 more times to church.
And to top it all off we had a bunch of investigators in
church yesterday!(including Jesus) so ya this change, Morros done
about 180 degree change and I’m so excited I’ll get to see a little bit
of the fruits that are gonna come from what we did this last change.
Ya sometimes it gets rough here( these last two weeks the water has
been shut off in Morro for a strike or something so we’ve been getting
rationed water of about one gallon of drinking water a day and one
gallon water to bathe and wash dishes) but I really do love it here.
This week I’m gonn teach the youth for mutual about Halloween. We are
gonna carve pumpkins and make donuts and bob for apples(or a fruit
that’s cheaper haha) I got a lot of big plans for these next six weeks
here in Morro! Hope you all have a great week! Love ya guys!
Today my new comp just got here, his name is elder Molina and he’s from
Hidalgo. Haha he’s way excited to be in the mission so ya it’s good to
have that little extra green energy. And he talks a ton so that’s good
and I’m way excited to work with him here.
And if you send me anything send ties! tis! send ties DONT SEND FOOD Please!! I get so much here its ridiculous(and better) and it doesn’t travel well just trust me please.
It’s like going to Serrano’s 6 times a day without a choice to eat 3rds.
ya gotta go love u