sunday we had stake conference and it was super good! we had a 70 elder dias come talk to us and he kinda started off his talk nice and cute then just started layin into the members because they need to pay their tithing and have the faith to do it. but he did it with love. then elder cantuario had an interview with president and i got the news that grandma beth passed away. it was pretty funny the way president did it. he came up to me in front of everyone like all the members right after conference had ended and said, "you sweet sweet boy, your grandmother passed away" never in my life thought i would hear president bangerter call a missionary a sweet sweet boy. i still dont think ive proccessed that grandma died.
tuesday spent the day preparing some more stuff for the transfer and visa documents for the renews we had scheduled thursday and friday. We also got to have a good lesson about the gospel of Christ with Vivaldo and his daughter Talita. Theyre super awesome probably our best investigators we just need to get them to church!
wednesday we had a normal day doing stuff here in the office nothing super exciting.
thursday and friday were kinda just messes. We had 3 visa appointments marked and none of them went correctly. apparently in like the last week the federal police here have changed how we renew the visas and one elder lost some documents of his so we spent all day both days driving to various government buildings and the airport trying to get this all figured out. to top it off we had the bishops son bail on a FHE we had marked with vivaldos family and some marked lessons fall thru. not the most successful days.
|Elders Iuberes and Prince|
|Elders Iluberes, Prince, and Opfar|
i really liked a scripture that i read this week in 3 nephi 18
family prayers are one of the greatest things we can do to strengthen our families and bring unity into our homes. one thing my mother always tried to do was have family prayers every morning and night and i am so grateful for that. i dont think we were ever frequently perfect having the whole fam for two prayers a day but she tried to hard and gave a great example, getting it done by doing 2 or 3 familiy prayers as each child left the house or got home at different times. I am so grateful for that and i think everyone should put a little more effort in to pray with those in your home and family!