Monday, April 11, 2016

Pictures from Sister Whiteheads Blog

April 6, 2016 & April 11, 2016

April 6, 2016

So things are really starting to pay off here in our area. All that time staying dillegent and working hard and the Lord is finally blessing us. I have never had so many amazing people that we are teaching. On sunday we brought another family of 5 people to church for the first time. They are good people but we are going to have to work really hard with them to help them progress. We also have another family of 6 that my just be the best family I have taught in my entire mission. The mom has to be one of the best investigators in the world right now. She understands everything we teach and loves the scriptures and is really sensitive to the spirit. She knows the church is true and she is carrying her entire family with her. We also have some other great families that we are teaching and we are looking forward to watching them progress in these next couple of weeks!

Elena is doing great and is excited to be confirmed. She has had a lot of opposition because there are a lot of people that like to gossip about her. She has had a bunch of neighbors come over and tell her that we are devil worshipers and that all we want is her money so she has had a few doubts but when we visit her she realizes that its all lies and that the gospel is true. We couldnt confirm her last week because of conference but she should be confirmed on Sunday!

April 11, 2016

Everything is going really well here. We had another really good week. The Torres family came to church with us again and the mom is so good that she also brought here sister and her niece with her! The family is doing great and they are all progressing, but the mom, Estela, is carrying the entire family. She is unreal. The other day we invited President Whitehead to come to a lesson with us to meet them and she was watching a talk from Henry B Eyring from general conference. She told us the other day that she already decided to be baptized but she is just waiting for the rest of her family to be ready so that they can do it as a family. They then invited us over for Lunch today along with 4 other missionaries and President and Sister Whitehead so that is where we will be this afternoon. Things are going great and we are looking forward to seeing them progress in these next few weeks!

Other than that everything is going well and we are trying to find more people to teach. We have a lot of people in our teaching pool but not a lot of them are ready to act on their faith so we are going to see how it goes this week and if they still dont want to progress we will drop them, and look for more people to teach.

Today I just received my flight itinerary and I will be home on June 8th at 6:30 pm. I will send you the itinerary so that you know, but I also need to set up an appointment with the stake president to be released that same night. We will talk about all that stuff on Mothers day so that we can get it planned. I am doing my best to not think about it right now but on Mothers day it will be close enough to have to talk about it! 

I hope everything is going well! I love you all. Have a great week!

Elder Hirsch