Monday, March 10, 2014

NEXT TRANSFER ... SAME PLACE, SAME COMPANION :)

On Mar 3, 2014
Mom,
How are things back home? I hope Tata is doing better. I don't know is you are busy this week but just want to say a quick hello. I also got two new investigators this week and they are both really nice men, One already has been reading the Book of Mormon, he is so prepared! Well gracias mom for your love and prayers! I'll send some pictures today.
Elder Mora


On Mon, Feb 24, 2014
Los Moras & Tata,
     Hey glad to hear that Tata is doing alright. I'll continue to pray for him. I don't know if Tata will be comfortable with it, but please ask him if we would like to receive a priesthood blessing. I know that if he needs comfort and health and has the faith in our Heavenly Father, he will feel better. I have given several blessings now on my mission, and I know the strengh and comfort that come from these blessings. Tata I love you and I know a blessing would help you feel better.
     Its really cool to hear all the things going on back home with the Gilbert Temple Dedication and a new Stake Presidency for our stake. I've only been out a few months and all this cool stuff is happening! Thank you also family for your fasting for my companion and I. We have actually been receiving more referals this week and I think a few of them are going to be really golden investigators. We'll see! I definitely know the power of fasting. Over here in California there has been a very bad drought, and the first fast sunday I was here the whole stake and most of the other stakes in California fasted for rain. I heard that even members outside of California were fasting for rain. And guess what happened? I rained all day Sunday, and the next day, and the next day! I rained for a week straight, and I know that was Heavenly Father answering prayers. So thank you for your fast.
     I am so glad that my letters reached you guys! Tell the rest of the family that they will be getting theirs soon. I'm glad Abuela liked my letter and that Chacha and Amy liked theirs too.
    We haven't been having much success with new investigators, but we starting teaching a boy in our ward named Jefferey. He's ten years old and we are teaching him and his little sister Emily the lessons to prepare them to be baptized. It has been so good to have these lessons with them, because even children this young can feel the truth of the gospel. It just inspires me when I hear him answer questions and share his testimony with us. I'm so blessed to be able to teach him and his sister.
     My next transfer starts today actually, and I am staying in the same area with the Elder Yellowhorse for another transfer. I am glad I get to stay because we finally know the area well enough to start having more progress.
     The Bonillas are doing very well. They have been coming to church a lot more and I always enjoy seeing them. They actually aren't in my area so I don't teach them, but I have had some meals with them and I shared a spiritual thought once. They are a very sweet couple and they love talking about their daughter with me. I told them she might have been my Primary teacher and that made them really happy. They also told me that she would be visiting them this week, so maybe I can see her and say hello.haha
     So about my Spanish...I keep getting members in my ward that tell me that I should know Spanish already and that my parents should have taught me. But I'm glad that I have this opportunity to learn Spanish because I know I will appreciate it so much more when I am able to speak it with the family when I get back. Its kind of discouraging when they tell me these things, but I know they don't mean any offense. I know that the Lord gave me this opportunity and invested time in me to learn Spanish for a reason. I am still struggling with being to hard on myself with my Spanish, but I can see myself slowly improving.
     I have been having some different kinds of food, but nothing super different or weird. I tried these things called pupusas and they are really good. They are an El Salvadorian food and they are muy sabroso! Other than that, I've been eating lots of chicken with rice, and not very much salsa. I guess that's a Mexican thing.ha I miss burritos and tacos and tortas and other stuff that me and dad would go eat, but this food has been amazing.
     I can't believe that the casita is almost done (finally) and the house is getting worked on. How is work going? Is Woody still doing my job?ha I still want pictures of the casita! Tell the Farrs to start having kids already. I read a really good talk about from one of the apostles about this. Just start your family and the Lord will bless you. (and I want to be an uncle):)
 
Love,
Elder Mora

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