Monday, March 28, 2016

"No End. Just Another Path" - Week 90

March 28th, 2016

     Hope all had a happy Easter weekend! Things are pretty good. Transfers came and went... I'm staying here in Los Solares with Elder Charles. I thought I might. I'm excited. I didn't want to leave. However, the sisters are leaving and nobody is taking over their area, which means that our areas are now combined and things just got a whole lot bigger, so we'll see how it goes.

     We'll be focusing on finding new investigators for both April and May, which makes these upcoming weeks crucially important. I think General conference will help us with some inspiration.

Here's an "Easetish" quote for ya'll,

     "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it... White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise." - Gandalf

Elder Brady

The Thug Life chose us...

The District

Missionaries of Los Solares

Fun lunch appointment with some awesome members.

We're sad to see the Sisters leave...

Monday, March 21, 2016

"Noche Blanca!" - Week 89

March 21st, 2016

     Well, we had another Noche Blanca this weekend. Over 20 people were baptized that day. We were able to witness the miracle of miracles with Yenni and Eduard. Several months ago, we invited Yenni to a ward christmas party. She said she didn't want to go because there wouldn't be any drinking, but went anyway. It's been such a blessing to see her change, and now her small children will be raised in the light of the restored gospel. After being baptized, she couldn't keep herself from laughing-crying out of joy. She was so happy that day. This truly is the miracle of miracles. Love you all!

Elder Brady

They caught a bit of my sass as I was snapping my fingers...

Love this family

Todo blanco! Que asombroso es!

Fun p-day with the boys at a mall.
I ate subway for the first time in two  years... It was amazing

Monday, March 14, 2016

" Los Mejores Dos Años; nunca entendía este dicho hasta este punto de mi misión" - Week 88

March 14th, 2016

     Things are swell here in Los Solares. To be honest, and realistic. The adversary is attacking our investigators and recent converts very hard. Among doubts, sudden fear and excuses, denial, separation, financial problems, and outright lies straight from satan's mouth, some of these people are really suffering from a lot of difficulties. I've been thinking a lot lately about why that would be, and just what we can do to battle it.
      I see so much potential in this ward, and I know the Lord has great plans for it and the people individually. I believe that either our common enemy is sending forth his strongest battalions to avoid much greater losses in the future, or I'm just becoming more aware and sensitive toward such efforts on his part. Perhaps both.
     We'll be fastening the armor of God extra tight as we march on to war. Using our members and other ward resources will be essential. We're planning pretty strategically, and are trying to be as creative as possible in doing so, but every child of God has their agency to choose as they will. As for Elder Charles, things are great. It's very noticeable, the things I'm learning, as I watch him learn.

All is well in Zion!

Elder Brady

Elder Smith burnt a shirt for his year mark.

Field Trip!

We filled a huge bus with investigators and missionaries
from the entire zone for a temple trip.
It was awesome! We had a big family of 15 there

La Familia Anziani 

I was here for this little cutie's birth.
We call him "Cebollita" (little onion)
because of a little tuff of curly hair on his head when he was born.
His mother, Maryleidy, is progressing really well.

This guy, Eduard, will be baptized this upcoming weekend with his aunt,
Yenni, whom we are also visiting.

Love this family

The day after, Elvis Anziani, got really sick with amebas.
We went to the hospital to give him a blessing.

Zone activity

A Gringo-Brazillian sandwich!

My homies

Other homies

Monday, March 7, 2016

"Ave Maria" - Week 87

March 7th, 2016

     Well, Things were great this week. We see opposition each day, but we also see miracles. One of the Sister's baptism was also canceled last minute, day of... This time the father didn't want to sign the papers. The adversary is at it doin what he knows and does best. But no matter, Pa'lante! as they say here. We'll keep on movin forward. Thanks for all the prayers, love you all!

Elder Brady

We had a temple trip this week! I love going to the temple, its so rejuvenating.

Los Solares! Ward photo opp

Just eatin another turtle... don't mind me

Bus ride to Higuey!

This two punks are from my group, Elder Davis and Elder Potokar.
Great friends of mine! They took over the Zone Leader Trainer calling,
 and are in my zone this time around.

We went to La Basilica!
Its a monument to the Virgin Mary the Catholic church has.
 Its way far out there, but we decided to go and see it to mark it off our list.
Its a beautiful building!

Solo faltan las palomas volando en el aire de lejos...
"Just missing pigeons flying in the air from afar ..." 


It was a really fun P-day