Friday, March 7, 2014

He is happy!!

Some more Q&A with Elder Goodman :)  At least he tries to answer all my questions! haha

Mom! And fam!
Hey! Thanks for everything! I loved the long letter. I have learned to type at like 398 words a minute, so I will be killing it right now to answer ALL your questions:) I hope all is well! And really, thank you so much!
Ok, so HOW ARE YOU??(mom)
Did you have a good week?(mom)
I sure did! I hope you guys did too!! It sounds like you were super busy!   
I know I asked you last time, but no I will try again...where are you living? (mom)
When did you ask this?! I am living in a house Mom :) hahahaha! I haven't changed areas.  I am still in Puerto Vallarta, San Vicente 4 (area. consists of Jarretaderas, Valle Dorado, Y Nuevo Vallarta.  Also Mescalitos, San Clamente, y Costa Coral.)  
What is it like?(mom)
Parts are super super rich... like 40 minutes away. But they are locked up, so we can't ever go there.  The other parts are Mexico! Good ol' stuff!  I love it! Do you want more pics of streets? hahahaha! I don't really know how to describe it.....
Is it still hot/warm there? (mom)
Yes! But not too bad,  I think like 90 or less! But it is super chill! We use fans somtimes at night if it is hot. If not, we are all good!!! We live in a room in the second story of an apartment, so it is a little cooler!
What was your favorite moment of the week?(mom)
When the Dad of Saul came to church. I know...more about Saul- but it is was a miracle.  I don't know if I told you, but he didn't like the church and said he would never go again.  We have been praying that he can progress and have a softer heart! He wouldn't listen to us or talk much to us all week.  Then on Sunday, he just showed up with his family there.  It was crazy and AMAZING how the Lord answers our prayers.
 When did you feel the spirit the strongest?(mom)
We were with a less active family. The dad hates the missionaries and the mom loves when we pass by.  We had about 15 minutes before we had to go home, and we both felt we had to visit them that night.  We showed them the mormon message by Elder Holland about being patient in Adversity.  The wife started crying, saying it was exactly what she needed.  And after the mormon message, the husband got mad.  He asked us who had sent us. Well.....we were a little stern with him, and I responded, "uh..... The Lord sent us.  That is ok with you right?  It wasn't anger...but more of a way to get it to his soul.  That no one had sent us, but that we were really messengers of the Lord.  He realized the truth and he said it must have been the Lord....we really needed that today.  It was really wonderful to strengthen the family.  That no matter who we are with, we are always teaching and lifting up- 24/7 ...thinking about and teaching salvation. It is such a blessing!!!   And...why haven't you told us of the rest of the investigators/teaching moments? 
Too many!
Too little time? 
Oscar is doing ok.  Jesus and Monica had their baby and he is getting baptized in a week.  We also have a sister named Ramona.  She reads the Book of Mormon every day, twice a day. The same thing, so she can remember and answer our questions when we come:)  We also found a new family that I wanted to share! They are Rafael, Sara, and Israel.  We have been teaching them and they are super excited!  They are neighbors of Ramona. The sister can't read and Ramona volunteered to read with her every day! And also, that Israel (he is 10yrs. old) will help her!  It was super crazy.  They have been having problems with the Word of Wisdom and have now stopped, and they are working hard to be good parents.  They are progressing really well.  Our area is progressing really well in all areas!  After 6 months I would think we would run out of people! haha But really, they have started listening a lot more! We know many by name and have to really look for new people to contact because we know a lot of the people here....haha! I love it. The mission is a blessing and so great!  I love you all sooooooooooooooooo much! and I am sending pics!
Elder Goodman!!!

 Also...found ice pops!

 I found a new companion. He is cute.

  This is were we play soccer! All day baby!

We tried contacting an aztec.

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