January 17, 2011
ok I am happy to say that today I will have a little bit more time to write and tell you what’s going on in my life here in the mish. Ok so, yes me and Cody had a great reunion and had quite some time to talk while we were playing ping-pong. It was so nice to be able to sit down and have some time to talk to him and think back on the good times. Wow a lot of time has gone by but he is the still same Cody (so cool). It’s funny because really he looks a lot taller or maybe I have gotten smaller, I am not really sure. lol Also I think his voice has gotten deeper. lol He reminds me a little bit of his dad. lol Mom I think your right, he does seem like he is doing a lot better now. He has a really good companion that is going to help him out a lot. It’s funny because in the last 2 weeks I have already seen Cody like 4 times and every time I see him, it just freaks me out. Like seeing his face catches me off guard. lol I really am so pumped that he is going to be speaking Spanish along with Taylor and me. It’s going to be so sick. All I can say is MEXICO TRIPS!!! lol Don’t worry mom, when I get the chance I will be taking some more pics of us.
ok so talking about the work!! You know it’s going great. The same weekend that Cody got changed there were a few changes in the zone and they took out one two of the district leaders. So now there are 10 missionaries in my district and Cody´s comp is the district leader for the other district in the zone. Also, because they took out the other district leader whose sector was right by ours, well now me and my comp are in charge of the two sectors. We have been working in the two but mostly in ours. There are 3 people in the other sector that we are working with. Working in the both sectors makes things really busy here. Really, we have been so busy!! ok so talking about the baptisms. Well this last week me and my comp had one baptism. Ya Ya!! lol We baptized the daughter of one of our investigators and the mom is going to get baptized this week if everything turns out good. We had it planned that the mom and the daughter were going to get baptized the same day, but the mom needs to have an interview with our president, and that should be happening this week. The little girl that got baptized name is Sasha and the moms name is Clara Icaza. I’ll be sending pics a little bit later. Also we will be having another baptism in the other ward or sector that we are working in. the hermana’s name is Marcela. If you guys can, could you be keeping these people names in your prayers so that everything goes good and we can have these baptisms. They are really amazing people with testimonies really strong. ok so just a little experience that we had this week that I will never forget. ok so on Tuesday we had a lesson planned with the sister Marcela, and the zone leaders, and also the assistant to the president asked if they could come with us to meet her and help her get ready for her baptism. Me and my comp gladly accepted the help knowing that it really was going to take a miracle to baptize this lady. Really, she is like 75 years old and has been to pretty much every church you could imagine. Also, she told us that she had listened to the missionaries before. When we talked with her the first time she wasn’t that excited to get baptized. So we all went and she let us in to share a message. We had no idea what we were going to teach, so we just starting talking and listening to her. One of the zone leaders pulled out some scriptures and starting sharing them and the assistant started doing the same. Me my comp and the other district leader just kind of sat there listening. After they shared their scriptures, the other zone leader Elder Tocamo from Panama shared his testimony. And let me tell you, it was one of the strongest testimonies that I have ever heard in all my life. The Spirit was so strong that everyone in the room could feel it and there was no denying it. As Elder Tocamo was sharing his testimony, the sister began to cry. We all knew that she had felt the Spirit, and in that moment the Spirit testified to her that this is the true church and that what we teach are true things. Since that day we have visited her a few times, and she looks so different. She almost glows when we look at her. She is so happy to see us. She was so happy to go to church. She knows and we know that she knows that our message is true. Anyway, I think I better wrap this up because the people that are in this place or computer room are saying so many things that it is really making this letter hard to write. Anyway I want you all to know that I love you and that I miss you. I’m always praying for all you. I hope you all have a great week and I’ll talk you all later.
Con Amor, Elder Keables