Monday, February 24, 2014

Week 50 Letter February 24, 2014

Hello Everybody!

I had a great week here in Mexico. It is starting to get hot down here but I am pretty much used to it know which is the good thing. Also here in Coatzacoalcos the wind is really helpful. Every evening there is always a nice breeze which makes it much more comfortable.

This week we taught Pedro alot this week. He is really excited to b baptized. He has been asking a lot how it is going to be. We will be baptizing him the 8th of March. I am very excited for him. This week, one day as we entered the house he told another brother who was with us that you could say that he is Mormon already! 

We are also going to be baptizing Sugey the 8th of March. We taught her the Plan of Salvation this week. It is always great to be able to teach to families the Plan of Salvation. Especially inviting them to be baptized in that lesson. It is like inviting them to live together forever. We also taught her about fasting and she said that she is going to fast this Sunday!

Well those two baptisms are going to be part of a Stake Activity `bautizabado.` Baptisaturday I guess it would be. We are going to have about 12 baptisms that day. It will be a great experience to see all of them take part of that sacred covenant together. I am glad that two of the people that I was able to teach will be baptized that day. 

This week we are going to super busy. Elder Valenzuela, one of the Area Presidents here in Mexico, is coming this week and we are going to have 3 meetings with him. Two of them will be in Minatitlan which is about 30 minutes away but the other will be in Villahermosa on Saturday. I am very excited to learn from him this week. It is always great to learn from the general authorities.

Well thats all for know! Until next week!

Elder Lightheart

Monday, February 10, 2014

Week 48 Letter February 10, 2014

Hello Everyone!

Hope you all had a good week this week! I sure did. My new area is fantastic! The bishop and ward mission leader are a great help to us already. Without them I dont know where we would be. Elder Alvarez is also new to this area so when we got here we did not know anything. Basically we only knew where the house was. The first day was a little hard. We used a little map to get around. But Wednesday the Bishop and Ward mission Leader went out and did visits with us. It was great. We were albe to get to know almost all the members and investigators of the area in just one week. The only bad thing so far is that our bishop left on vacation!

We already have a couple of baptisms planned. One is for an older man named Pedro. He is a great investigator. So far we were only able to have two lessons with him. We focused on who is god and what are prophets. In the second lesson we asked him if he would pray to know if the Church was true. He told us then that he did not doubt that it was true that in fact he knew that it was true! We are very excited for him and invited him to go to church. It was a little difficult because he is in a wheelchair. He told us that he did not really want to be out of the house to long. But when he got there I could tell that he felt the spirit and the love of the members for him. 

The Church is really such a special place. Sometimes we forget because we go every week but it is the house of the Lord. The Spirit is always there. If we pay attention the Spirit will be able to talk to us. Our questions can be answered and our spirit filled.

We are also preparing another investigator named Sujei to be baptized. She is from a member family and is going to be baptized on her birthday the 8th of march. Her 3 siblings were baptized in November but she wanted to wait to be baptized with her dad. Her dad still has not accepted a date yet but we are working on that. 

Elder Alvarez and I have been having a great time together! He is a great companion and I have already learned a lot from him. We have spent pretty much the whole time laughing and smiling.

Well I hope you are all doing well!
Hasta Luego
Elder Lightheart
Elder Alvarez

Elder Lightheart (I hope your ankle is still holding up)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Week 47 Letter February 3, 2014

Mijail (Young Elder Lightheart)

Rafa, Elder Navarro, and Elder Lightheart
Hey everybody,

Some news for you all! I have been transferred. Real quick and not what I was expecting exactly. I am going to be a Zone Leader in Coatzacoalcos. My companion is Elder Alvarez and we will be doing another whitewash. I am excited but a little nervous. It will be a great experience.

Reforma was a great area. Though I did not have a baptism here my companion is going to have several. This week we gave a lesson to an investigator named Martin. We read 2 Nephi 31, a great chapter. It teaches very clearly the doctrine of Christ and the importance of Baptism. As we finished the chapter we asked him what he learned and he told us, “I learned that I need to be baptized now.” He is going to be baptized the 21st of February. It is amazing that through the Book of Mormon, doctrines such of that of baptism are made clear so that anyone can understand and come to know that they are true.

Well that’s all for this week. I’ve got to do quite a lot before tomorrow

Hasta luego
Elder Lightheart