Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gotta Catch'em All!

Elder Cedeño Elder Brewster, Elder Alvarado, and Me
A New Family
One day, we were out and our plans fell through and just as we were about to walk somewhere else, we spot a family. We decided to talk to them. 

They were standing just outside their house -- husband was smoking -- and we asked the usual: "Could we share a small message about Jesus with you?" "Sure, come in." We entered and began to tell them about baptism and the Holy Ghost, using Galatians 5:22-23 to illustrate the point: 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, long-suffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance..." 

After sharing the scripture, we asked, "Have you felt a difference between before we shared this message, and now?" And the wife, Katarin, almost interrupting us, said, "Yes! I feel at peace." The husband, Klamete, agreed.

We wanted to see if we could set another appointment with them. And they said yes! They are intrigued and definitely want to look into it. Hallelujah!

Gotta Catch'em All!
We had a lesson with some less actives who told us that nearly all the chapels in the neighboring stake are gym locations for Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is  e v e r y w h e r e

I guess the thing to do is to try to get in on this missionary opportunity and have activities at the church buildings (since they are key locations for the game). 

What can I say? Gotta Catch'em All!

Noche de Hogar
Had a Noche de Hogar (family home evening) with familia Herrera in which we watched a video called Un Cambio de Corazon. It takes place in Honduras and talks about a kid who converts to the church from a life of drugs and alcohol, solely because his friend was willing to share his testimony and invite him to church. Pretty great. 

Then we had cinnamon rolls which I made (because they don't exist here). Everyone seemed to love them. 

Mission Soundtrack
Elder Brewster was questioning me about listening to movie soundtracks here in the mission. 
Elder Brewster: "Elder, does listening to Lord of the Rings help you feel closer to Jesus?"
Me: "Yes."
End of discussion.

Szpack and Kirk
Had a mini cambio where I left the sector and went with my district leader, Elder Szpack (pronounced Shpock). Szpack is from Brazil and acts a lot like my dad. It was fun. 

One of his investigators wanted to practice his english, so Elder Szpack had me teach the lesson in English. I've been speaking Spanish for so long, it was very hard. 

While on the mini cambio, we went out with a member, knocking doors by the banks of the river Bio Bio at sunset. 
Elder Szpack, a cool member, and me. 
All in all, it's been a great week. We are still trying to broaden our teaching pool - Bishop even suggested we advertise for our English class in the local schools. I think that's a great idea. If that works out, we can teach'em all! 

I will leave you now with a picture of the sunset on the Bio Bio. 
Until next week, friends,
Elder Connor Nef

Kirk out.

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