Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Week 12 - Esperanza-Elder Ramirez

Hello Home.. 

Well this week was a normal good working week.  We visited with our convert (Lourdez) and she is doing great! lShe has so much faith in Christ! I am amazed at how much she is learning and everything she tells us is just wow!!!.. She is already an example to me in this gospel! She reminds me every visit how lucky I was to be born into this Gospel... Honestly, I never really thought about that before.. how lucky are we to be born into this gospel with our family to support us in the church and everything... this is a very great huge blessing in my life! and I want to bless others with this blessing that I have been blessed with!! So from now on, I am going to give all I have and plus 10 percent!

This week we were showing a video called, "Who are the Mormons", it shows basically everything about us and what we believe and do.. and in one lesson with a new investigator, Annie, after showing the video we asked her what she learned new about us and what she liked. She replied normal.. but then she just got into deep thought. 
(and she has been taught by elders before like 5 months earlier) and she looked at my companion and asked, "why would Elder Horlacher get called to serve here in Mexico? and he pulled out the scripture in D&C. Then she said, "yes, ok your commanded of God to places"... then she said, "why wouldn't he get commanded to go to somewhere he can speak & explain it is easier?".. then she looked at me and said, "explain it to me! why?" 
And I'm not going to lie, I was pretty nervous, but the spirit was really powerful. 

 So I just said, "well.. why I think and believe why I was called to come here to Mexico and learn Spanish is, before this life we lived with God and everyone that has ever lived in the world and we all needed to come to the earth to receive a body and be tested, and I believe that I knew people there, I had friends there and I promised them that I would find them here on earth and that my purpose or reason for coming here to serve is to find my friends and share this joy, happiness, knowledge that I have with them!  So that they can live with God again." 

And she just looked at me with, I don't know what to call it, but it was like she was pleased with my answer or was just feeling the spirit as strong as I was and nodded her head up and down like you do when you agree or understand.. and then she had questions about the Book of Mormon and really was confused on why we had the Book of Mormon and in the Americas and such.. so we thought we should give her the reading assignment to read 2 Nefi 29. and we´ll check up on her on Tuesday. (Please pray for Annie and FOR ME & my companion that we will be able to answer her questions & help her understand the gospel more clearly.)

But  Sunday, no body came to church.. no investigators... we went to get Alfonzo but he was feeling bad and was still asleep... But we taught him on Friday and all but we really focused on getting him to read the Book of Mormon, and he told us he will so I guess we´ll see.. I have faith he will!! (Please pray for Alfonzo too!)

And I have had troubles sleeping lately... I think it's because the new beds are hard.... really hard.. I don't like them that much but I guess I'm just going to have to get used to them & suck it up, haha.Bbut the mission life is all about being tired.. having your whole body tired all the time, that means It's been a good day! haha but I found vitamins in the house and I'm going to see if they help, so here we go!

I love you all!! and so does God and Jesus our brother!! Don't forget that!! Have a great week!
Love, Elder Horlacher

 Elder Horlacher met Elder Wahlstrom
I had met Elder Wahlstrom's mom on the mission Facebook page and she messaged me
that her son was leaving for the mission and to please have Trevor look out for him.
Well Trevor sent me this picture. They both look pretty happy.
 Trevor messaged me in one of his letters to please send him the recipe for cocoa rice.
I did and he made it. He said that it was soooooo delicious and that his companion LOVED IT.
He said that he told him, "Why can't I stop eating this, it's so GOOD!"
(I did tell him not to fill the pot too much because it will overflow and make a mess!)

 Absolutely beautiful fields 

 After singing the song from his last baptism
"I Like to Look For Rainbows"
 Rainbows take on a new appreciation

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