Tuesday, June 30, 2015

9 months

Well Brothers and Sisters I know that it has been awhile since you’ve all seen a letter, but I promise you all that all is good here in Rio Grande. Right now I have another companion. I know right they just kept sending them. He is from Guatemala and has 16 months in the field. He is an awesome missionary. Well the work has certainly been progressing here in Rio Grande. We are finding more people and have an investigator progressing with a baptismal date. As well as other investigators that are so close to finding the truth they just need to look harder and ask God. Right now it’s the rainy season here in Rio Grande. It actually rains so much that the River here returns and it jumps over the boundary flooding a community of homes. So I’ll take pics of the water for you all. Well To give a recap my companion Elder Geddes returned to his home about three weeks ago and my other companion Elder Hickman was transferred to another area today. Right now I am with Elder Lezanna.
Now my absolute favorite part. Well Brothers and Sisters these weeks have been very interesting and full of the Spirit. Right now I can fully declare that by the Spirit all things can be consecrated by the Lord. In missionary work the Spirit is a key factor and necessary to the success of a missionary, but more importantly it is necessary for our salvation. The spirit is so important that when the Nephites were visited by Christ and after he had visited them they all be began to pray to receive the spirit. The guide is so important that it’s sent from God to us and he allows to have this guide. The spirit is who guides us and leads us to where we need to go. He is who lets know the truth of the gospel and when were on our knees praying he is who makes our chest burn inside with a soothing fire. The Spirit is who comforts us when we are in need and he has the same purpose as our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to bring us back home. I know that the Holy Spirit is the guide to me being a better person as well as leading the life that God wants me to live. I know that this is a gift that God can give us and that we truly can be lead home through listening to its soft stilled voice.
Elder Perfili
"Well Both Be Underneath the Same Moon"
"God Be With Till We Meet Again"

Monday, June 29, 2015

New missionary fashions

The new missionary backpacks, I like the one on the left personally!

My smile for today! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

It is very short this week

Well to write you all really fast there won’t be a letter just a quick rundown of what has happened.

So I have a new companion his name is Elder Hickman. I’m still here in Rio Grande, but it’s been really busy these last few weeks because I had to go to Aguascalientes and then return to Rio Grande. Right now there is a ton of work to be done, Preparation day really is preparation day not have fun day. Sorry I haven’t written in a while, but I’m safe and sound if anything else comes up Ill inform you all and try to write you all better next week.

Elder Hickman is a really good companion and we are enjoying the work so much! He is from Idaho and has a little bit more time in the mission than I do. 


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8 months

Well my beloved brothers and sisters I am very short of words for you all this week, because I was very busy this week. The week was full of waiting rooms and hospitals. Not for me, but my companion. We had to go to three different doctors until they finally diagnosed him with parasites in his stomach. It’s his last week in the field to. The good thing though is that yea he’s better and were headed back to working very hard this week. This week also the seventy Elder Arnold came to speak with us here in the mission about furthering the work along and increasing the number of converts we see in the waters of baptism. It was great and he has a wonderful spirit and energy around him that spread to us.
My message is short and sweet for you this week and it revolves around the communication that we have with our father, or our Heavenly Father. God has given each one of us a form and a way to communicate with him through prayer. As we pray we are literally speaking with our heavenly father and it is just us speaking and his listening, therefore he is the only one listing and there to hear us. As he listens we are able to speak freely and he is able to more fully help us in our trials and tribulations. As we pray we grow closer with God and draw the spirit into our lives as well as the hand of God, but when we pray we should also remember that if we want the powers of heaven we to must do our part and show God that we are willing and ready as well as worthy of his help and inspiration. I give my firm testimony that God always listens and that he will answer our prayers in his time, but he will always help us if the petition and desire is just. I know that the power of prayer is real and that the spirit confirms the answer to our prayers as we pray with our whole heart. This I know and testify in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.