Monday, June 18, 2012

Week 18- Letter # 19

Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM Hola, This week was pretty good. On Monday I had the chance to prepare by doing laundry and cleaning the house. We also did some contacts after. Tuesday we had the chance to go to a less active member in the ward she said that she was having struggles with her store for bread. She said they were hardly having any sales. We shared a message about the importance of paying tithing and about when we do all that we can to be good people God will bless us. We then went to M and V but they were going to leave because they had received a free car and were going to do some errands and to fix something on it. They said that we wouldn't be able to come back until tomorrow because M was going to leave for his Wrestling tournament. On Wednesday we had the opportunity to go to San Juaquin that is about 30 minutes from our house but is in our area. We hadn't searched for investigators for a while from there so we decided we would go there and find people. We also visited with some less actives there who had attended church last week. On Thursday we went to an Hermana in the ward to help her out with some service, and for the rest of the time we looked for new investigators. On Friday we had divisions. This is where we change one missionary for another missionary of another companionship. I went to the different area and Elder Camarillo stayed in our area. It was a little weird to not have the same companion that I had had for 10 weeks but it was a good practice for when we change. On Saturday we went back to San Juaqin to see the people who we had made appointments with from Wednesday. We weren't able to find many of them in their homes so we went to the less active members of that area who had gone to church the Sunday before and they said that they would be able to go to church on Sunday. Sunday we saw the less active members from San Juaqin there and also V and her 2 kids. We also had our district meeting to end the day and weekly planning. So yeah a pretty good week and it will be even better this week. I am so grateful that we have the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth. I am so grateful for the Prophet and the General Authorities who lead and guide our church. Hope everything continues to go well! Les Amo, Elder Corbin

Week 17- Letter # 18

Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 4:44 PM Hola, How are you all doing? Sounds like the Lord is blessing our family. My shoes are holding up very well, and beginning to wear a little bit, but hardly. My feet are doing great. Thanks for the package. I think everything will work out fine. I have had many spiritual experiences up til now, but I think that the most spiritual was the experience we had with the rain. I really saw that as a huge miracle. I am not sure if I lost or gained weight because we don't have a scale but I think I gained a little bit. Thanks for the answer, and yeah that makes sense- I will be washing my pants next week. Last Sunday we had a family of 4 come to church (except the dad). The parents names are V and M. They are a family that lives in one of the places of a member. We set up an appointment to come and teach them. On Tuesday we went and we talked a little bit about the gospel with them, or lesson 0 as it is called by missionaries, where we have introductions and tell them a little about what we are going to talk with them about. After that we set up an appointment to return and to share lesson one with them. We also had a Zone Conference this same day. At this conference we were instructed of a new change for all the missionaries around the world (at least I think its all around the world). We were instructed because of the increase in technology in the world, with more and more people using internet, to start becoming familiar with So we were then instructed to start going to the internet cafes at least 2-3 times each week besides Monday to familiarize us with It was kind of weird this week to go to the internet cafe on a day besides Monday. haha. We were also instructed to make a profile. So on Thursday I put up my profile, and plan on adding more to it in weeks to come. We also taught M and V on Thursday and Friday. Saturday we spent a lot of time searching for new investigators. Sunday at church we had only one family come to church who are investigators...M and V! They are really progressing really well. Im so thankful that we were able to find a family that is beginning to progress. We will see what happens with them in the future. Les amo, Elder Corbin

Monday, June 11, 2012

Week 16- Letter # 17

Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM Hola, How are you all doing? I received the letters from the Crockett's and DaeNeese. Thanks for those. I have a question for DaeNeese. One of the Elders asked me about if it was ok if he wrote you? He asked me what she would think and I said, "I'm not sure". He said, "ask her if its ok if I write her". ¿Que te parece? I have a couple questions for mom too. Should I wash all my church pants in the washer? We don't have dry cleaners anywhere near. I thought about it and then I thought about how much it ruins them and then I thought, "I should just ask mom". And to be in the newsletter I need to write a different part for the ward every 3rd Monday? Last week I was going to finish the story but I thought about something else that I needed to say that I didn't want to forget. So I thought that I would write it and then return and finish the story but I forgot!! haha. Sooo... The next day we woke up and it was raining. It was pretty cool. So this week we were asked to really stress service. We went to less active members and looked to see if we could do anything to help them. We found some good opportunities. On Wednesday we found some less active members who said that they hadn't gone to church in 6 years and we asked them if they remembered why they were baptized. They said that they weren't sure. We talked them about the importance of coming to church after and read some scriptures about persevering until the end. They said that they should be able to go to church. Thursday we went to a member and mopped a "Salon de Fiestas" and swept it. Saturday we swept the front of someones house and mopped it. This morning we took out a bush in front of a members house and put in a tree. Today we also ate burgers for breakfast and then after we had a zone meeting. We received our jerseys that we had payed for, of the Soccer team Real Madrid, with our names on the back of them. It looks pretty cool. I, of course, chose number 5. We also played steal the flag and a little bit of frisbee after. After that we had more burgers! It was a good week. We also had the opportunity to do a lot of contacting. We found a lady who when we contacted her asked us where the church was and when it started. We told her and gave her a Book of Mormon. On Sunday we didn't see her in church and we went back to her house. She told us that she wanted to give it back to us because she thought that it was the only book that we believed in and that it was to take away from the Bible. We explained to her a little bit about the Book of Mormon and she was relieved because she said she really wanted to read it. Adios, Elder Corbin