Monday, May 30, 2016

Elder St John's Email Memorial Day Edition

So this was just another normal week. 

Tuesday we contacted a few normal people and visited as always some less actives.

Wednesday we had a meeting in the offices. And I finally got Grandma Cable's package. It was great. The meeting was about reporting. And after, we continued visiting more people. We found an interesting family last week.  They believe in reencarnation and mental energies and stuff like that so it's weird going with them.  But we are trying to bring them to the truth. 

Thursday we continued with the pattern of contact, teach, contact. And it went okay. 

Friday we had a pretty good morning, especially becasue while contacting we talked to a cool family outside gardening and we answered a lot of quiestions that they had and we are going to visit them this week as well. We also got to go to a BBQ that an investigator invited us to. His name is Luis, his wife is Irma.  I'm not sure if I've told you about them, but they are awesome, and in the next few weeks, Irma will be baptized! Which is very exciting. 

Saturday was a very hot and sunny day, and a few of our appointments fell through. So I got very sunburnt.. but i have recovered now. 

Sunday was a great day because we had many appointments and many people to visit so we stayed away from the sun. 

SO that was the week. I hope you enjoyed! 

Happy Memorial Day! 

Elder St John

Here is a picture of when Elder Evans and I got tattoos. And became bikers. 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 4 in Hacienda de las Torres

So this week was very normal. So I can't complain. But we had lots of fun this week too. 

Monday was just a normal p-day. We bought food and shopped and stuff.. 

Tuesday we visited some less actives and had lots of good time to contact.

Wednesday we contacted a lot, and we did divisiones with Elder Medeiros and Elder Ocampo, our zone leaders.  It went well, I was with Elder Medeiros (one of my companions in the MTC!) and it was really fun.  We had some good lessions and found two new investigators!! It also rained.

Thursday we ended divisions and continued visiting many people. And I was reunited with Elder Evans.

Friday we continued contacting and taught some lessons. 

Saturday we helped some investigators paint a house. And we found a less active that had 15 years of being less active.  We also ate steak which was delicious, and continued visiting people.

Sunday I gave a talk in church; it went well. Everyone applauded at the end of my talk. And we did divisones with two adults from our ward to continue progressing. 

And today cleaned the house and haven't done much else.. but write..

Thats all for this week! I hope you all stay safe and I hope someone puts a Band-aid on Angel Moroni.  I heard he had some bad luck.. 

Love you all.

Elder St John

Monday, May 16, 2016

Working Hard in Hacienda

So this week we had a good time working hard. Our president talked to us and motivated the zone to work harder so that's what we did. Elder Evans and I contacted a lot as always, and we started trying to work with the members. We have found some good people to teach, and we never get ourselves down. 

We had a cool experience with one of our investigators this week. So what happened is that our investigator, Irma, decided to watch a scary movie, but she got scared and took the DVD out and the movie kept playing so she thought it was the devil and called us to visit her to get the "devil"out of her house. So we visited them and I figured it was just a DVD malfunction, but we talked to her, calmed her down, and taught her about baptism. She told us that she knows the Church is true and on Friday in our next visit we put a baptismal date with her. It was a very good experience.

But that's about all for this week.. I love you and hope you have a good week!

Elder St John 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Week Two in Hacienda

So yesterday was a great day, and it was great to talk to the family! It was sad that it was my last video chat, but in 2 short months we will all be reunited. But in the meantime, I will be here in juarez working like crazy.

This was a pretty good week.  We still contact a lot, but it always pays off when we find people to teach! This week someone even contacted us! His name is Enrique and he seems pretty interested.  He is 23 and has a ton of quiestions. It was cool to know that if we are working hard we will find people to teach, or they will find us. 

Umm.. we didn't have anything too crazy happen. We have a zone meeting today, which is cool.  It will be the first zone meeting that I will have that I won't give since November, so that should be pretty fun!  But you will all hear about it next week! I love you all and hope you have a great week this week! And I heard that Elder Evan's family reads these emails so a quick shout out to the Evans fam! 

Elder St John 

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's Good to Be Back

Spencer and Bennie the Bonzai

So I'm back in Juarez and it feels great. The coolest part is that to welcome me back, Juarez gave me a HUGE surprise. It was a stomach infection! It was the best thing ever. I was puking and had diarrhea and I had never been happier in my life with a welcoming gift! We stayed home most of the day on Wednesday and by Thursday I was fine, and now I'm at 100%. 

But it's good to be back. I missed the city.  My companion is awesome. He is from Layton, Utah, and he loves Mexico more than anyone I have ever met. I will send a picture with the email. 

Elder Evans and Elder St. John

We had a cool experience with prayer this week. We were contacting one day and had nothing to do so we decided to say a prayer, and right as it ended, the child of a recent convert talked to us in the street and asked if we had visited his aunt. She is an investigator of ours, so we hadn't. So we decided to visit her. While with her, we had one of the coolest lessons ever with her. It was a true miracle that she was even home! But the Lord answered our prayer. So I invite you all to pray because you can recieve the answers to your prayers. 

I hope you all have a great week! I love you all! 

Elder St John