Saturday, December 6, 2014

Lots to do


This week was pretty awesome.

On Tuesday night we had a Family Home Evening with our investigator named Helena.  She has been coming to church for a while now with her friends from the ward and is one of those people that the Lord has been preparing for a while now.  When we started teaching her, we found out that her English tutor, maid, and friends from school were all members of the church!  They had all been helping her learn about the gospel little by little, and now she is ready to accept it.  Tuesday, she accepted a baptismal date for the 20th of December!  It would have been this weekend but her family and she will be in New York all this week and next.  We are so pumped for her date.  
I had a chance to go back to my last area in Progresso to watch the zone meeting this week.  It was awesome!  Elder Bravo and Elder McNiel are killing it there, and the missionaries are excited to work. They did a fun activity to help the zone learn about working together to reach goals and our full potential.  During the meeting they talked about how every missionary plays a huge part in the mission.  If any missionary decides not to do his part, the whole mission suffers the consequences. Elder Bravo chose a companionship and told them, "Yesterday, Elder McNeil and I hid 65 candies in the chapel.  You have one minute to find them! GO!" They went searching but after a minute only came back with about 10 candies.  Then they got all the missionaries together and made plans.  Each companionship had a room to search and had one minute to find the candies.  After all the companionships had searched, all the candies had been found.  It was a fun way to learn how everyone needs to work.  The candies represented people baptized and you can imagine how the example relates to the everyday work.  If any companionship decides not to try their best for a day, or a week or a month, then God's children will be left unfound and without the blessings of the Gospel. There really is no time to rest and take a break on the mission!
I love you!
Elder Marsh

Sorry I couldn’t write much today.  We have P-day to work on the stuff for our Christmas conference, so we're kind of busy today!  I sent a photo too.  Elder Bellini and I found some sweet sweaters in the office ha. 


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