Investigator from Haiti

Monday, July 16, 2012

Last Letter

Hola Familia,

Another week down. Not many more left in the countdown haha. The time has flown by, it has all seemed like a dream lately. I am hoping to make the best of my last few days, we are gonna keep workin hard and hopefully have some more baptisms.

The work continues here, yesterday we baptized a 9 year old boy whose mom has been less active for the past couple years. She recently moved her to our area and right when she was unloading all of her boxes and stuff we seen her and asked if we could help. She said yes and told us that she was a member. We have been working with her the past couple weeks and she has came back to church and liking the ward. Then the big bonus came when she told us that Miguel was 9 years old and not baptized. haha

Right now we are working with an older couple Enrique and Yolanda. They both are about 75 years old and they are great. They have been to church twice now and really like it. We are hoping to baptize them this Thursday but if it doesn't work out that's fine too.

The Lord has really blessed my companion and I these past weeks. We have seen so many miracles. I am so happy to be ending my mission here in the area where I am. I have had so many amazing experiences as of late. I hope to keep seeing similar miracles back home with all of you guys. The Lord blesses those who put their trust in Him.

Well I am excited, nervous, happy, and a little bit scared to get back and see everyone again. I hope you guys haven't changed too much haha. I will see you all Saturday, thank you so much for all the support these past two years, I will never be able to make it up to all of you. Love ya, see ya soon!!

Elder Chambers

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hola Familia,

How has everybody been this week back home? I hope that all is going well. Everything sounds great. Things here in Mexico are going good as well. We haven't had as much rain lately, that has been nice. Elder Castro already went home about a month ago he had to go early to take some test for school or something. But ya Elder Anderson will be ending with me, along with 6 other Elders.

The work is going good. Every week the Lord blesses us so much. This week we baptized Elena. She is about 50 years old. She has been looking for work and she still hasn't found. We found her three weeks ago knocking doors in our area. She was pretty doubtful at first but the ward really helped us with her and she decided to get baptized.

We found a lot of investigators this week, we ended up with 10 in church. It is sometimes sad to know that I won't be here for the baptisms of all of them but it's cool. The Bishop told me on Sunday that Eric should be getting a calling this next week. I am excited for him he has been super solid since day 1.

I seen a member from the ward Azteca yesterday, he told me that the Family Rodriguez is going good in the ward. That they are preparing to enter the Temple, I'm excited for them, even though I probably won't be here for it.

This week I think my companion and I ate something bad. We got really really sick. I was bad all Thursday and then when it was time to go to bed it got worse. I had a fever of 103 degrees. I thought that I was gonna die, but my companion took good care of me. Then later that night he got a fever as well. But all is well now. No need to worry haha.

Anyways, I love you guys, thanks for all your support and prayers! Have an amazing week. Talk to you all on Monday.

Elder Chambers

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hola Familia,

Another week gone haha.  The time is going fast, I will only be writing twice more after this.  Elder Myers and I finished up the zone conferences this past week and we also had to train in the zone leaders counsel meeting.  I'm pretty sure that that was my last training because in the month of July we are going to be having interviews.

The work is going well.  This week Christian got baptized, he is the husband of Leti, we baptized here my first few weeks here in this area.  Christian has always worked on Sunday so he couldn't go but his shift got changed and now he can go, he has been 3 times to church now and Saturday was his baptism.  We also baptized Rosa, she is 22 years old and we found here contacting.  She is kind of crazy but she is cool.  Then on Sunday we had the confirmations of them and the three from last week.  The ward was impressed to see all the confirmations.

Jonathan got up to bare his testimony and he blew everybody away.  He is such a solid convert!  He said that he had been looking for the truth he just didn't know where to find it.  Adelina the single Mom that we baptized Elder Jordan's last week also got up to share her testimony, it was awesome, the Spirit was so strong.  I think the ward got excited and everybody started going up to share their conversion stories.  Most people are converts down here.  And the Sacrament meeting took two hours!!!  ya it was apostasy but it was a good meeting after all was said and done.  

That is crazy about all of the fires back home!  I hope Cache Valley doesn't get any!  Hopefully everybody can make it through the fourth of July fine.  Elder Myers and I bought stuff to make hamburgers that night.  I hope everybody has a great time at the fireworks.

Anyways, I gotta go thanks for all that you guys do.  You're the best.  Have a great week!

Elder Chambers

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hey Family!

Well another week done and gone!!  The time goes faster and faster.  We will be finishing up with the Zone Conferences this week.  That will be a relief, we haven't had much time in our area lately.  I hope that all is well back home.  Everything sounds great, seems like it is getting pretty hot, poor Tracy, that has got to be hot down there on the turf.

Anyways, going back to Tulancingo was good!  It was probably the last time that I will work there.  I didn't get to see any converts we were too busy.  I thought alot about Elder Falslev when I was there and all the good times that we had.  That is great that Cody got home, does he look any different or the same?

The work is going great.  This week we baptized Jonathan.  He was super ready, he preaches the Gospel to all his buddies but they don't live in our area.  haha  We also baptized Keegan!  He is Carl's buddy from Haiti.  He is just shorter!!  It was so legit, an hermano in the ward here baptized him.  Also we baptized Teresa's daughter, Minerva.  She is also great!  It was a great baptismal service, it is always better when we can baptize future priesthood holders.  This next week we are hoping to have a few more baptisms, we have a lot in teaching.

Everything is great here.  I know that this is the work of the Lord.  Who the Lord calls the Lord qualifies.  I have felt the blessings of heaven pour upon me while I have been here in my mission.  The Lord calls no one to fail and I know he is with us in this great battle against the adversary!  We know we will never lose if we follow His counsel.  I love you guys!  Have a great week!

Elder Chambers

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hola Familia,

Hey everybody how have things been this week.  Have you guys seen Kayd any more?  How's he doin?  That is crazy that Cody gets home this week!  After him I will be the next.  President is keeping us busy though, there isn't much time to think about going home.  This month we are into the zone conferences, so we go to all of them and have to train the missionaries.  This week I will be headed back out to Tulancingo.

Elder Myers bought some weights so we have been doin some pretty good exercise lately.  I don't wanna get home fat!  haha speakin of fat, how is Odis the Blob?  Whitney sent me some pictures and he looks grayer ever time I see him.  I'm sure once he dies Mom will be wantin to get another Pug!  How have the Pheasants been doing that you guys got?  I hope good.  Duke is gonna love huntin again.

Here the rain has started again.  It rained all day Friday Saturday and Sunday.  But the work goes on.  We have quite a few people in teaching right now.  Hopefully they can all make it to the font!!  Jonaton, our baptism for this next week is awesome.  He says that he knows that the church is true and that it is where he knows he needs to be.  I'm pretty sure he would have gotten baptized his first Sunday in Church but the rule is 3 Sundays. haha.

There isn't much new going on here.  Everything is pretty much the same.  That is great that all is ready for my return.  We will probably have to go clothes shoppin.  Oh and don't forget to remind Lacey who's laptop she's been using for the past two years haha.  That is awesome that she got a bike!!  Who is on the Honda next to her?  Sounds like summer is a blast back home!!  Have a great week, love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hola Familia, How is good ole Benson?? Things are hippidy hoppin here in Mexico City! It has been another great week here. Elder Myers is a great companion, he was a wrestler in High School and we always wrestle in the apartment, but he always wins. haha Well, Elder Jordan ended up his mission, he ended really well. He taught me a lot of stuff. Elder Falslev also finished up. I can't believe it! I'm the only Benson Boy still out here representin in Mexico. Haha It was weird saying good bye to Elder Falslev, cuz I know I will see him soon. I'm sure that his homecoming talk was great. The work is going good! This week we baptized Teresa, I don't remember if I had told you guys about her yet or not. We found her 3 weeks ago in the street. Anyways she was baptized yesterday, I performed the ordinance. Everything went great and she bore her testimony after and it was legit. We are teaching quite a few people right now. I think this coming Sunday we might be baptizing a Mom and her two daughters, we have been teaching them for quite some time now. And for the 24th we have some others progressing. We are teaching a friend of Carls named Keegan, he is also black and from Haiti, he told us that he wants to be baptized the 24th. We also are teaching another guy named Jonathon that we found last Sunday. He went to Church and was asking us who was going to baptize him on the 24th. haha he is going well too. I have never worked so hard in all my mission. I am happy to be ending this way. Hopefully we will continue to receive the Lord's blessings. The weather has been hot down here. In July the rainy season should begin. I get sun burnt about every day here haha. Well things are great, thanks for all of your support and love. Peace out!! Love Elder Chambers

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hola Familia, Things here are going great, I hope that all is well back home as well. Everything sounds good. So yup it's Elder Jordan's last week here, he goes on Friday to the mission home. So President had to make arrangements so that I didn't end up without a companion. We had some special changes and we have been in a threesome now since Wednesday. My new companion is Elder Myers from Idaho Falls. He is legit. He has got about 16 months in the mission, so he will be the one that kills me. haha Well I guess it is time for all the missionaries to start gettin home! That is cool that Braydon and Ethan are both back home. I'm sure that it is a pretty big change. Elder Jordan is gettin pretty nervous haha. I can't believe that Kayd will also be home this Saturday. He has been a great missionary here in the East Mission, one of the best!! The work is going great. This past we had three baptisms, Adelina the mom and her two kids, Gustavo and Natalia. They are awesome people. We found them contacting about 3 weeks ago and she invited us to her house in that same moment to share a message. She is divorced from her husband and was looking for work. We promised her that if she went to Church and kept the Sabbath Day holy that she would find a job. She went and that next Monday she got a call, saying that she had been accepted to work in an office. It was so cool, I know that the Lord blesses us when we do what he asks of us. All of our converts here are still going good and strong. Our Gospel Principles class is starting to get pretty big. We should have one or two more baptisms this coming Sunday. The Lord has really blessed us. I am glad that I will be finishing my mission here in this area. That's great that you guys got me a new bed. I bet it will be like heaven compared to the mission beds haha. That's also awesome that Dana got baptized. She looks really happy in the pictures that you sent to me. That's good for her. Who is the next in the Family to get baptized? Well I gotta run. I am sending the baptism pictures. The Elder on the Right is my new companion! Anyways love you guys!! Elder Chambers