Investigator from Haiti

Monday, October 31, 2011

Hey Family,

Things here are good. It is always great when it comes Monday to read what is happening back at home and hear how every one is doing. I'm sure that it must be getting colder by now, heading into November. It is getting colder here too. This past Sunday the time changed here, so we got an extra hour of sleep. It was a lot easier to wake up. I remember last year when the time changed I still didn't know a thing of Spanish.

That is a pretty crazy story about Ethan, I think that everyone knew he would end up being AP. haha It was neat to hear about Cody and Braydon too. I'm sure they are doing a great job as well. This week my comp and I baptized two dudes. Jose Luis was finally able to give up smoking! He is a champ!! Even though his wife still doesn't want to be baptized he told us that he wanted to be baptized more than ever! His baptism was really cool. We also baptized Gerardo. He is the Dad of the family that we have been teaching. He also is amazing! We went and married him and his wife saturday so that they could be baptized. Then when we got to Church on Sunday only he was there! He said that his wife and daughter didn't want to go. But he said, but me, ya I wanna do it, that's why I'm here! So he was baptized all alone, no one was there from his family to see him, but it didn't matter to him. I know he will be blessed for having so much faith.

Every person that we baptize puts an amazing example for me. Before coming here to the mission, I didn't understand how crazy the world really is. Especially here in Mexico. The LDS Church here is something so contrary to what everyone is living here. But there are always people willing to leave behind their old lives, and start a new one in the Church! It is seriously awesome to meet so many people that want to follow God so strongly in their lives.

I ended up getting the package from the primary, I got the Eager Elder. We are having fun taking pictures with it wherever we go. I think this next Monday I will be able to send some pics to Heidi for the Primary. They also sent me some beef jerky!! It's really good, but my comp doesn't seem to like it that much! I also got a letter from Grandma Chambers the other day.

Well family I've gotta run, but invite everyone this week to read the scriptures every day without missing! Even little whit!! I know you will be blessed by doing it and recieve answers that you are looking for! Love ya Peace out!

Elder Chambers

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hola Family,

Hey everybody, how are things back home. Thanks for the emails and everything this week. Things here in the mission are going good. Once again another week has really just flown by. I can't believe that it will be halloween soon! Sounds like the spook alley thing will be awesome! The front yard is also lookin pretty spooky haha, looks like you guys still have quite a few pumpkins. What is everyone going to be for haloween?

Not much has changed here in Mexico. This week has been another quick one. My comp actually got really sick and Wednesday we couldn't even work. He had bad diarhea and a bad cold. We actually tried to go out and work that day but, my comp had a little accident in his pants hahahahahahaha. Oh man it was funny. We didn't do too well with finding new people this week but we were able to baptize a little girl named Yatana, her Mom is supposedly a member but not registered in the church, so we had to fill out a form for her and it counted as a baptism for the mission. Jose Luis had his interview but didn't pass. Turns out he has been smoking all week. He told us that he had dropped it but I guess not. So we are working with him and his wife for this week. We are also working with the family Gutierrez. They are all ready to be baptized we just have to get them married this week. The Mom has been really sick so we haven't been able to do much with them.

This week we went on divisions with the assistants. Their area is really cool, I like it alot. I went over there and we had alot of success, it was a good day. I like doing divisions because it can keep you focused, cuz sometimes with your comps you start to get lazier after a little bit of time. So ya divisons are good to keep you going!

That's good about Mitt Romney, he will probably go far this year. Hopefully he can pull it out and win it all! That would be dizope!! Who else is in the runnings, when are the elections going to be? Am I going to get to vote? Well sorry this letter is so boring but it's all I got!! Love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hola Familia,
Hey Everybody!! How is everything back in the States!? I don't hear much news from there. Here everything is good, the time is going fast, this week I will be at 15 months. The time goes faster the harder you work. That's too bad about the calves, I thought that Yoda was actually going to sell for more, oh well. So I imagine without any animals back there the field is lookin pretty empty huh?

This week we were able to find success again. We had 8 in Church yesterday, some new peeps and some of the same. This week we should have anywhere between 2-4 baptisms. And it's looking like 3 on the 30th. This week we went to visit a family that me and soza had been teaching that never progressed because they couldn't get married. The wife had lost all her identification papers in a flood. We went and taught them and she was able to make new papers that next day. They will be able to be baptized not this Sunday but the next. They are excited and progressing really good. The Lord has kept blessing us.

We were also teaching Jose Luis and his wife again. His wife told us a pretty cool story. She said that about two weeks ago she was washing dishes and had alot on her mind. When she started to talk to God out loud asking him what she needed to do in her life. Then 30 minutes later we showed up at her door! The night before we had been praying to know where to go to work that day and we felt like we needed to go to that street. And what do you know, we were sent to answer her prayer.

We have also found another family, we are going to baptize their little girl this week. The Mom is already a member but inactive. Her and her husband also need to get married, we also have plans to marry them and baptize the Dad the first week of November.

It is so cool to be a part of such a big work. It is even better when we see miracles and start to see success. It is truly a blessing to be doing what I am doing right now in my life. Every day I strenghten my testimony that God has called me to be here in this mission and that there are people waiting just for me.

Not much else is going on here. Today we played soccer at our Church house with a few missionaries of the zone. It was alright. Then we went and ate some big burritos!! Oh how I love the burritos here. They aren't too common here in the city but I love em. My comp is from Guanajuato Mexico, he is really cool, we get along good and are working hard. He was baptized when he was 16 years old, he now has 20.

Hope you guys have a great week love ya!!

Elder Chambers

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hey everybody!! Another week down and gone here in the work. It is always so surprising to see how fast the weeks pass by. Tomorrow I will have a year in Mexico, woo! Hahaha but it feels like I have been here longer than that. Everything just feels so weirrd here in the mission! It all feels like one big dream.

So changes also have come and past and well, me and Falslev still aren't comps. I got a new zone leader, I have to show him how everything works. His name is Elder Reyes. He has been really cool so far. But he also is going home soon. He has the same time as Soza, so in December he is going home. I will probably be the one that kills him, (his last comp). I am pretty sure that I will be here until December or February.

Me and my comp worked really hard this week and we seen a lot of blessings as well. Although the baptism of Carolina didn't work out, we still had success this week. Carolina still has trouble with the whole Joseph Smith thing, so she said she needs more time. We invited her to the church again but she didn’t go. We will probably drop her. This week when me and my comp were planning we said a prayer to know exactly where to work the next day. We then picked a street and the next day went to work there. We were contacting peeps and knockin’ doors there when I seen a house where me and Soza had once went to teach an older couple. We had dropped them because the guy there couldn't stop smoking. We decided to visit them again and much too our surprise, the guy there (jose luis) had just gotten out of the hospital the day before! He had a heart problem, and now has to stop smoking. We shared a message with them and once again put a baptismal date with them for the 23rd. They are excited and progressing again. This week we also received a reference from the Bishop, it is a family of 4. The Mom and the kids are really interested and the Dad so-so. We also have put a baptismal date with them for the 23rd. The only real challenge with them will be to get them married. But we had a good day in Church, all in all we had 8 investigators there and they are all progressing for the 23rd of this month.

Well not to much else is new. Elder Garcia is training again, and got moved over by where I started my mission. Elder Falslev also got moved up to Zone Leader. He is really excited, He is in the Zone Tulancingo. Maybe some day we will end up as comps,who knows.

How is the weather back home? I'm sure it is getting colder, it is getting colder here too. Some days I have to use a sweater. I heard that there is a hurricane somewhere on the Gulf, so right now we are getting rain. It has rained the last 3 days. Let me know what happens to the cows this week! Well I gotta go! Thanks for all the emails! Love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Monday, October 3, 2011

Hey Family!!

How is everybody doing this week? I hope that everyone can get over the colds that they had. My comp has also been sick this whole week, I thought he was gonna get me sick but so far so good haha. I hope that everyone got to watch conference! It was a great one! Sunday morning was just awesome for the investigators that we had there and then the Priesthood session was also great. What a blessing it is that we have to be led by a Prophet, and listen to his voice every six months!! We went on the subway to get to conference and on the way I couldn't help notice all of the people there that didn't even have the slightest idea that in just minutes prophets and apostles of God would talk to the world. Probably even if they did know they wouldn't care. I can't believe that world these days.

It was nice to hear from all of you. I always read your letters even though I don't have time to respond to everyone. Well tomorrow is changes! I will be getting a new comp here. I am pretty excited to see who it is. There is talk that Elder Falslev is getting moved up to zone leader and that he might come with me. But who knows we will just have to wait and see tomorrow. Today I also got a call from the sister angeles the wife of the Solis Family back in Azteca. She is doing good, she called to see how I was doing. She is now secretary of the Relief Society and her daughter is President of the beehives. Her husband is still struggling but doing a little better. He has trouble getting to Church because of his job. I also talked to him. He sounded happy, hopefully he can get everything figured out to go to the temple!

I will be on the lookout for the packages that the Primary sent. It will be neat to get that and take pictures with eager Elders. I was thinking, and if you do end up sending something, there are some stuff I could use but if not don't worry. It would be nice to have my electric shaver, I'm not sure where it would be but it would be nice. Also some more socks, but the gold toes ones that are a little bit thicker, they don't seem to get holes in them. and well that's it, if you do end up sending something.

This week was a little bit harder. We didn't end up finding so many, but we did get some good references that we are going to try and visit today. The sister Karolina from last week is progressing as well. She has lots of questions every time we go but she said conference answered alot of her questions. I love conference! She told us that a few weeks before we showed up at her door she had been praying to know if her baptism was valid in the Catholic Church. Then we showed up. I don't remember if I said that last week or not. But she is progressing good, she has a baptismal date for this up coming Sunday if everything works out right.

The rain season is over here and it is starting to also get colder. Not quite as cold as back home but colder than it has been. I can't believe the summer is already gone and that winter will soon arive!! Get ready for the snow back home hahah! Sounds like the cows are doing good, I seen the video of them last week. When were you thinking of taking them in?

Well that is all the new news that I gots!! Hope you guys have a great week, love you guys!

Elder Chambers