Sunday, March 16, 2014

Investigator Updates

Hey everyone!

It has been another productive week but very wet! It rained on and off this past weekend. So it was great to be on the bike. California really needed some help though to break through this drought. Everyone is very grateful. We found some great success come from the English class and church tours this week. We were able to find Juan and Lorena who are a very humble couple with a desire to learn. We gave them a church tour as well ans they found the church to be very nice. They didn't come this Sunday, but they hope to continue coming to the classes, so we hope to see them this Wednesday. If only every place in the world had the desire to learn a new language, it would be a very good finding tool for every mission to use. As for our investigators:

Julio and Niria: We gave Niria a blessing in preparation for a surgery that she was going to have. However, right after the blessing she got news that her son was in the hospital in critical condition. She decided to postpone the surgery in case something happened to her son. Fortunately, he is doing better and all is well. They are really excited recently because we got to help them put on the Gospel Library on the iPhone so they can read the Book of Mormon on the go. We are really excited for them! We just pray that Julio can work out his divorce so they can progress more in the gospel. They both love the Church!

Raymundo: We taught him the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation to him this week. He committed to baptism, however he needs to work on some commandments and also find time to come to church. He has truly shown his desire to be repentant, though, as he says, he truly wants to follow Christ!

Juan: We have a hard time getting to meet with him, so we hope this Wednesday we get to see him and teach him.

The mission has been a great experience to come back and see the changes in me and in the mission.

D&C 64: 33-34

Te amo tanto!

Elder Marrott

Pray for These People, Please!

Hey everyone, I don't have much time but this week was great. If you could pray about my investigators, it would be great.

Julio is trying to get divorced from his former wife in Guatemala so he can marry his current spouse to get baptized. I hope that he will have the time to go to the embassy to turn in his papers.

Juan was found through the LA English class and he's had a hard life. He came to church this week. He just needs to feel that he is loved and that the restored gospel is his answer.

Raymundo was also found through the LA English class. He wants to be baptized but he hasn't come to church yet. I hope that he can come to church to accept the gospel.

Those are investigators that we work closest with.

This week a family got sealed in the temple in our ward and it was great to see them: the familia Vargas as an eternal family.

I hope I have more time next week.

Os amo tanto!

Elder Marrott

Second week back!

Hey Everyone!

This week, Elder Summerhays and I have found a lot of success finding people through the LA English program. It makes it a lot easier to talk to Hispanics here as they find learning English as a necessity here. We found 6 new investigators through formers and LA English. The program has brought a lot of people to church for the class and introduced many to the missionaries and the gospel. One man we started teaching is named Raymundo. He's 30 and works construction. He really enjoys learning, so that is why he is wanting to pick up English and take the missionary lessons. We introduced him the Book of Mormon and the Restoration and we plan on giving him a tour of the church after English class on Wednesday. Julio is progressing well as he came again to church on Sunday. However, he currently is not married to the woman he's living with and he's married to another woman in Guatemala. He wants to get divorced and get married with the woman he is currently living with. He even has the papers to do so. We are going to work with him. It's not the first time this has happened. Violeta, one of my former investigators had the same problem; I am again in the same area as she, so we've been able to catch up. I went to her wedding and baptism 2 years ago and now she is planning on getting her temple endowments in April! I will be able to go! I am so excited for her! Lots of things are happining! That is what happens when you pray for miracles.

Os amo tanto!

Elder Marrott