The Work is Progressing

Well, I don´t really know where the time goes. It seems to pass much more quickly in the mission. We had a special meeting with President Titensor on Tuesday to talk about the special worldwide transmission they did in January. It is pretty cool what has happened in our mission since then. There has been a lot more success and a lot more people are coming to Christ. I really enjoy teaching the district meeting each Wednesday because I learn so much studying and preparing for them! This week I taught about the relationship between obedience and giving accounts. When we are obedient and fulfill our duty and then give accounts of our stewardship, God gives us more revelation. When we are not good stewards, we still have to give an accounting of our stewardship eventually, but instead of revelation we get reprension. I was super happy when the missionaries started calling more frequently at night to give accounts of their work because I’ve been able to help them a lot more and also I have learned a lot from them. How do you give accounts in your mission Aaron? Is it voluntary or do the missionaries have to call their leaders every night? That is one of the principles I have most studied in my mission because I think it is super important. The Urive family came to church again this Sunday! They are super awesome and this time they stayed for the classes too instead of just sacrament meeting! Yitzhak, Demian, and Valentina will be baptized on May 8th, so I’m super excited for that! All of us missionaries gave talks in sacrament meeting yesterday. I talked about the doctrinal basis of missionary work that is John 3:5 to baptize and confirm, and then shared some quotes from Preach my Gospel about how members and missionaries should work together. I have seen that many of the members here don’t think that their friends and family members will get baptized right now because they always say that “everyone has their moment”, but most of the time they don’t invite them to learn about the gospel. So I tried to help them elevate their faith to invite people to take the missionary discussiones. After dinner on Sunday a couple of recent converts from when Elder Van Tassell was here, Vicky and Ray, took us out to one of the pueblos to go meet Vicky’s cousin and his wife. They had never heard about the gospel before except the small amount they had learned from Vicky and Ray but they accepted our visit and we had a good lesson with them. They didn’t accept a baptismal date yet but they said they would get baptized if they find out that the Book of Mormon is true! The people out in the country are a lot more receptive here than in the city center. Sometimes it’s just hard to get them to church. We did have one investigator come from way out in Parajes though. Laura, from Xiteje was also going to come but her mom didn’t let her, so that might be a challenge we will have to deal with this week. Anyway, it´s been a good week and I´m excited to keep going! Love you lots and hope you have a great week!

Love,

Elder Black

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