Sunday, 30 September 2012

WOOOT - 10TH SEPTEMBER 2012



Family! Thanks for writing!! Thanks Sally for sending me a package too!! The chocolate was delicious. Thank you very much Grandma and Grandad and Malcolm and Sue for your letters too!!! I really appreciate it. I don't have very much time right now to write a ton, so it might be really short, but I got everyone's letters except for Kenna's. Thank you so much for taking the time to write me Kenna! I'm sorry that maybe it didn't get through! Send it to me for next week.

This week, Catherine, Yarelee, and Hector all got baptized and confirmed! It was great! They all felt great! Hector was a little nervous but he's awesome. Catherine's husband, Francisco, is getting ready for the 22nd, and Yarelee and Hector's parents, Hector and Carolina are getting ready to get married and baptized on the 29th. It's going to be so awesome!! I'm so excited! Franco is getting ready for the 22nd as is Monserrat, and Cassandra is getting ready for the 29th. All of them are doing great, and all of them went to church. We're seeing so many miracles!! This week it was a lot harder to find new investigators though. We struggled a lot with that. We need to get better at talking with everyone and improving our contacts.

We almost lost Franco, because he has some problems with the word of wisdom and law of chastity, and felt really unworthy. Also, some friends had been showing him some anti-mormon stuff. We told him we would support him and help him, and that as long as he repents, God forgets his sins, and also that he should just trust in how he feels and what the Spirit tells him. He's great. Francisco is also taking his baptismal preparation a lot more seriously, as he never had made a really firm decision before. It's so exciting. The Lord is blessing us so much.

The zone is slowly improving in many aspects. There are some sectors that are still struggling, and we're looking for the revelation to know how to help each missionary. Last week in the zone meeting, we kind of "dropped the cane" (I don't know how to say that in English) by kind of coming down a little harder in the class, because some missionaries were taking things way too lightly. It was done with love though, and seems to have worked because many have improved. We need to help the weakest sectors to flourish, cause that will help the entire zone to explode.

We had a zone activity today too which was fun. We played soccer at the church. Most churches have a mini cement multi-field for soccer or basketball. We played soccer and it was great. We also had a barbecue and ate some hot dogs and some choripanes (it's a chileno thing). It was a ton of fun. A few missionaries had to do some stuff in Conce with visas and everything though, so couldn't come unfortunately.

There's still so much I need to improve, and I pray the Lord will help us help the zone. Sorry the letter is so short! I love you all so much!!

¡Chao!

Elder Blomfield