Investigator from Haiti

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dear Family,

Thanks once again for all of the emails. Everything back home sounds great!! Can you believe that we are almost into March!!? That means a lot of Birthdays!! Haha The weather has been off and on lately the other night it rained really, really hard here. Luckily we were already in the house when it started.

Yesterday we were able to baptize Maria. It all turned out pretty good. I baptized her. Here in Tulancingo it is a lot harder to find people to teach on your own. Maria is the first person her in Tulancingo that I've baptized that I have found. All of the others have been references from the ward. So that is good. We found her knocking doors, and when we first knocked she didn't let us in. We shared a quick ten minute lesson in her doorway and we told her that we would come back the next day. The next day we went back and this time she let us in. We taught her about baptism and invited her to be baptized and from that moment on she hasn't looked back. She accepted everything that we taught her very easily and we had no problems for her baptism.

We are also back to teaching Diego’s Mom. After she went to church the first time she really liked it and told her parents about it. But they cussed her out for going there and she was scared to keep listening to us. But this last week she called us and invited us back. She also went to church with us again yesterday and loved it. What will be hard for her is leaving behind her precious coffee. She is in love with coffee and has a bad addiction. But we are working on that.

Today we went to a Zoo! We went with Elder Castro and his companion. It was a pretty good Zoo, they have it all set up like it is a safari or something. They even have a big old safari bus that takes ya around, and you can feed a bunch of the animals. They had an 8 month old panther there and it is pretty tame. So you can pay 50 pesos and hold it and take pictures. I will be sure to send you guys that pic!! It was sick!!

Other than that not much else is happenin! We are working hard and hopefully we will soon start seeing more fruits of our hard work! I love you guys!! You're the best family ever!

Elder Chambers

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hola Everyone!

How has the week been? I hope that everybody back home is doing good! I can't believe that February is already coming to an end! The time just keeps rollin on. This week has been pretty good here in Tulancingo, the rain has stopped and we finally got to see the sun again!

The work is going good, this week we had five invesigators in church, two of which are on track for their baptisms this coming Sunday. One is named Daniel, he is 20 years old and is a boyfriend of one of the members here in the ward. We have been working with him since Elder Falslev was here but he wasn't married. So finally this Friday it looks like we are going to be able to help them get married so that he can get baptized! And the other Lady is Maria, I think I told you about her last week. She went to church with us for the second time yesterday, and is looking pretty excited for her baptism!

Today we also had a Zone Activity. We took the missionaries to some small pyramids here in Tulancingo that are named Huapalcalco. It was good, we had all of the senior comps put on blindfolds and the junior companions had to guide them up this mountain side without touching them. It was pretty funny watching everyone stumble around, having to listen to the fresh gringos who don't know much Spanish haha. The only bad thing that happened is that Elder Garcia left his backpack down by the pyramid and it got jacked! It had his camera there, with his credit card from the mission and from his house, and it had his money. So he pretty much lost all his pictures that he had taken his whole mission. He was pretty bummed.

But ya my comp looks like the Latin version of Robert off of Everybody loves Raymond hahahaha. The computer where we are at doesn't have a thingy to upload pics so I will try to send a pic next week. Well that is all that has happened this week!! Love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hola Familia,

Another week gone!! I am now not Elder Falslev's companion. How sad! It has been a big change here with my new comp, I miss Elder Falslev a lot. He got moved over to Pachuca, about an hour away from here. But anyways my new companion is Elder Cataldo. He has been here in the mission for 7 months so he got moved up to Zone Leader really fast. I am training him how to be zone leader like I did with Elder Reyes. The cool thing is, is that he is from Chile. He is a good missionary and we are getting along fine.

I don't need anything for my birthday, definatley save your money! haha I have everything I need here. That's cool that you guys are getting a new computer! Hopefully it will work a lot better. Oh ya and talking about the rats the other day an Elder told us that a rat got in their house and it was crawling on his face in the night. haha then he woke up and freaked out and that led to his companion also freaking out but not knowing why. hahaha.

Well we have gotten pure rain rain rain this week. Every day it has rained! But it actually didn't rain today, it's a miracle!! So the streets have been empty day after day after day. We knocked so many doors this week. I'm not a big fan of knocking doors. We found a few people. But the coolest person that we found is named Maria. She is a young Mom, she probably is around 23 years old and has two kids. Imar her 7 year old girl and Victor her baby. But we found her knocking doors and we have had a few lessons with her now. She has accepted everything that we have taught so far, and accepted to be baptized as well the 26th of this month. She seemed to really like church yesterday.

Diego's Mom isn't really progressing now. We put various appointments with her this week but she blew us off on all of them. She said she would go to church but didn't go. But the good news is that Diego went and I confirmed him. He is still really excited!

Today we went and played soccer with some missionaries here in the zone. It was fun. We played on a little turf field, it is a lot better than just playing on cement. My comp suposedly played in some university in Chile but he wasn't as good as he talked himself up to be.

Well that is all, I am super tired from playin so much. I love you guys!!

Elder Chambitas

Oh ya Elder Navarro is now training!!! He has progressed a lot! I seen him at the changes.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hey Everybody!!

Everything is going good here. I hope the same for everybody back home. So it's mine and Falslev’s last day together haha today in the morning they told us that Elder Falslev has changes tomorrow so I will be getting another comp here in Tulancingo. So that means I will probably be here another 2 cycles, until April. I will probably train a new zone leader, like I did with Elder Reyes.

That's crazy that you guys have gotten hardly any snow, I can't believe that Dad was actually able to ride the street bike in February!! That won't be too good later on though for all the farmers. We did end up getting the package the other day, so I got my socks and everything, thanks a bunch!

Well yesterday we baptized Diego, everything turned out really good. After we gave him this hot wheels monster truck thing, he was so happy! His brother is a recent convert as well. But the best news is that Wednesday we got a call from Diego's brother Lalo and he told us that his Mom wanted to listen to us. The missionaries had tried before with her but she didn't want to listen to them. But now she said that from the changes she has seen in her kids she also wants to hear the Gospel. We went that same night and put a baptismal date with her for the 19th of this month. She accepted everything and went to church for the first time yesterday. She was even crying in Diego's baptismal service, she is progressing really well.

This week Elder Falslev and I both had colds, but everything is good now. I hate being sick! But we did get to go visit some of our converts in Azteca. We didn't tell anyone that we were going so that it would be a surprise. We went to the hermana Angeles house first and she was shocked to see us. haha She is doing really really good, she is going to start the Temple prep classes next week so that she can take out her endowments. I am so happy for her. I also visited the Delgado Briones and Rodriguez families, they are also doing good. The husbands don't go every week so I had to set em straight again. Hopefully they too can enter the Temple before July. It was great seeing everybody again!

It has been raining here a lot lately which is really unusual for January and February! Hopefully it stops soon, I hate workin’ in the rain! I heard about the super bowl. I can't believe the giants won again!! Its time for a Cowboys superbowl!!! Oh ya before I forget we had another rat problem! But we got him. haha Well that is about it for this week! Love you guys!!

Elder Chambers