Sunday, May 28, 2017

Week 82: WHAT?


Baptism this week! Maria!

Not much time right now, but I did Skype yesterday with my family!! Yay! It was awesome!

Umm.... We're focusing on finding a ton of new investigators now, so we'll see what comes up this week!

Elder Garcia and I are super bien! (Super well for those of you who don't speak spanish) I'm super happy here! It's the best to be able to help the people here in Villa-Celina! No time left, but here are a few photos! Love you guys!! Chau!!

-Elder Slack

Friday, May 12, 2017

Week 81: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.

Hellllloooooo my friends and family!

It's been another great week here in Villa-Celina! I'm here with my new companion now! Elder Garcia! From Paraguay! WHOO!! He's super awesome and I am learning a lot with him! 

It's been a great week overall, we've been doing lot's of follow-up this week with the investigators and the people that we are teaching, it seems like the time just flies flies FLIES by! I can't even believe that I'm sitting here writing you again! I've only got a few minutes left but I wanted to share a few things Iearned this week with you guys!

So! On Friday we had our Leadership counsel with all of the leaders in the mission, it was super awesome to be able to see a few old friends and to hear the counsels of our mission presidente. There have been a few things going on here in the mission and a few missionaries have sadly been sent home, and President Calquin and his wife expressed their love for us and their biggest desires that we can be obedient to the commandments and the rules of the mission. One of the things that I liked most, they mentioned that we have achieved a new high of baptisms in the mission, and they said that it doesn't matter how many of us are working they said that 1 pure person could achieve the same, this is God's work, not ours, our efforts are very small and they should be put in being obedient.

My new companion is really funny, he reminds me of my old hair cutter, he is very direct with the people, and it's hilarious and it works! He is teaching me a new way to teach repentance to the people, sometimes the people aren't sure to do when he is direct with them and they just laugh as he tells them they need to stop smoking or drinking or whatever it is! REPENT o ye sinners!

And last of all, this week has been a little bit of a battle with the health, I've learned a lot about my health as a missionary, I imagine myself now like a health ninja, I want so badly to have good health to be able to work and help the people here that whenever there is any little problem I start searching for everything and anything that can help me to defend my health! It's like.... I cough... BAM! Medicine!... Runny nose.... whiiiishing! eat fruit! I'm tired............. More exercises!! haha! Or something like that...

Anyways! We're great here! I am sooooooo happy! Love you all!! Until next week!

-Elder Slack

Elder Slack and Elder Garcia

Elder Slack and Elder Garcia- eating good food!

 Juan! our investigator who will be baptized on Saturday!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Week 80: Learning to Baptize

Hello! Just real quick, there's not a whole lot of time!

It's been a crazy week! First... Transfers! Whoo! I've got a new companion! He's super awesome, we've only been together for about an hour now, but he seems pretty cool! His name is Elder Garcia, he's from Paraguay! Whoo! My first companion from Paraguay! Haha! It's going to be a great transfer here in villa-Celina, we're companions here as the Zone-Leaders, we're sure it's going to be a great transfer!

This last Saturday we had a BAPTISM! WHHOO!!! Sebastian was baptized!! He's an awesome investigator! He stopped drinking and smoking during these last 2 weeks and was super excited to be baptized! And... For the first time in my mission he asked me to baptize him! I was very honored. We're super excited for him, he's always super excited to participate in the classes and know knew things and know new people!! 

And, well... all week we were running around, we had to work things out with both of the areas, Elder Hernandez was with us, but mostly he could find a member to do splits with. 

We've got lot's more people to help now, gotta go, but until next week I love you all!!! Chau!

-Elder Slack

Elder Slack with Sebastian

Elder Slack, Sebastian, and Elder Gonzales
Elder Slack, Elder Gonzales, and Elder Hernandez