We had a slower week this week. We got a little more rain and we should get some more this week. We also had a shorter transfer, so we had transfer calls Saturday. This transfer is seven weeks instead of six. Both Elder Phoomphuang and I are staying. I was also called as a District Leader.
We met with Teresa this week. Her dad was there and sat in on the lesson, he really enjoyed it. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he asked Teresa if he could come next time we met with her. Teresa is doing good.
We weren't able to meet with the Busby's this week, or the Auilar's. Kristy was sick this week so we weren't able to meet with them. We have been trying to work with Eric Pedroza again a less active in the ward. He recently found out his parents are members, less active. We were visiting Eric Saturday the father invited us over for dinner, so there is some improvement there.
Thanks for the love and support.
Monday, December 15, 2014
We had a rough week last week, but we got some rain throughout the week.
We weren't able to meet with Kristy and Umberto because they forgot to pay the phone bill and we couldn't reach them. The bishop stopped by and told us that they are doing good so we are going to stop by this week. The Aguilars are doing good they didn't come to church, it's going to be a long process with them I think. We weren't able to meet with the Busbys either they weren't able to meet with us last week. The rain kinda of slowed things down for us. Glenn is doing good but he didn't make it to church on Sunday. Teresa is doing good, she blessed her baby on Sunday and she asked Elder Phoomphaung and I to stand in. Her stepfather gave the blessing. It was a neat experience.
All the missionaries in the stake and the Spanish stake go to be security at the Christmas parade in Covina. Basically what we did was walk along the side of the road making sure everyone stayed back. That's it for my week, thanks for the love and support.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Dear missionary families,
We just wanted to let you know again how much we appreciate your missionaries in our ward. They are hard workers and always wanting to do their best. We had them over for dinner a couple of weeks ago and wanted to send you more photos. The last several days we have had a lot of rain which is not that common in Southern California. On Christmas Eve the elders will join a few families from the ward for dinner and then we will go caroling to a long-term assisted living facility for those who are mostly bedridden. Then we will go to the bishop's house to retell the Christmas story and have the children act it out. The elders have been joining us on Christmas Eve for many years. It is a very sweet experience. Thank you so much for sending your son or brother to our mission and to our ward. We love them!
We had a good week last week. We had a big Thanksgiving dinner at our ward mission leader house.
I can't remember if I mentioned this but Glenn was living in east LA for awhile, but he found a room to rent in Hacienda Heights. Now the other elders have started visiting him. He is doing really good now. He received the Aaronic Priesthood, so he should be helping with the sacrament soon.
We had dinner with the Aguilar family on Tuesday and shared a little lesson with them on faith. Manuel, the father, participated with the discussion but he probably still considers himself catholic. With the Aguilar family we need to help Sister Aguilar to understand that she needs to do her part by coming to church more and trying to get more frequent with family prayer in their home. The whole family is doing good though, it is just going to take some time with them.
We weren't able to meet with Kristy and Umberto because their week was busy with Thanksgiving and other family things. They are still doing good. The Busbys are doing good. We had a really good lesson with Sister Busby. The spirit was strong in that lesson and she was a lot more open. So progress is being made with both of those families but once again it is going to take some time.
That is it for my week, there has been some rain. Some strangers saw Elder Phoomphaung and I waiting at a bus stop and pulled over and gave us a ride. They said they were raised Catholic. We talked to them a little bit and gave them a card for a link to the new Christmas video called Share the Gift. Thanks for the love and support.