Sunday, September 22, 2013

Good by El Salto, hello Gambino

After seven months in El Salto I am was transferred.  My new sector is Gambino, Zapadores.  It is almost right next to my old sector.  My companion is Elder Concha and he is from Chile.  He is 26 and this is his last exchange be for he goes home.  It was sad to leave El Salto.  After so many months I had made many, many friends.  There were a lot of good byes and gifts from the members and investigators.  I also really enjoyed working with Elder Pereira—we got along great.  I also became friends with many of the youth in the ward as we played soccer together on about every p-day.
After a couple of weeks I have easily come to really enjoy the new ward and my companion.  We came into the area together and soon meet with the ward mission leader.  He planned a meeting for us to meet the ward members.  We were very excited at their enthusiasm for missionary work.
One experience I would like to share is about Betty, a woman who had been searching for the missionaries forever.  She even went to the temple to ask and that’s when we were sent to her house.  During the very first lesson we found she had been reading the Book of Mormon and was in Mosiah!  She already has a testimony of the Book and the prophet Joseph Smith.  Sunday she came to church and was instantly befriended by the Ward members.  She accepted a date to be baptized.  She is a blessing from heaven.
The Spirit is strong here and the Lord has such mercy with me and blesses me way to much—more than I feel I deserve.  It is interesting to think how much I have changed and what I have left behind in my life.  I have had so many experiences that I remember that just testify plainly that the church is true.  In the end it all just makes sense, God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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