Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Letter 1/1/2014

¡Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año!

I hope you are all doing wonderful. I am doing great over here on this side of the rock. It has been a wonderful week. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend skyping the family. It was wonderful. 

The last two weeks have been really good. We had a kid of 8 year old get baptized. Technically it doesn't count as a mission baptism because he was 8 years old. But we taught him everything. And reactivated his family as well. So we where very very happy to see him get baptized. We got to stand in the circle as he received the Holy Ghost. It was really amazing. 

This week we have three people  who will be interviewed to be baptized on the 11th. The first two are a family that got married to be baptized, and the other one is a big friend of the family. They are so awesome. The family is amazing. The parents got baptized in august, and the rest of the family is on the way to be baptized. We have been working with hem a lot, but it is looking really good. They are always asking us to come over. We ended up celebrating Christmas eve with them. They really are so loving. 

One of the highlights of this week is definitely the lesson we had with the R's, the R's are a family that we have had as investigators for a long time. They are really loving, and really open to listen, and hear us. But they are what we call. Eternals, or amigos. They are people that are willing to accept and listen to you. But they don't really progress. So we have been stumped on what to do. We didn't want to drop them because they had been dropped before, and it wasn't the right thing to do to help them. So we looked around the ward for a little while to find some members that could accompany us. We found them in the S family, yes the same family that I mentioned earlier. The parents. They had similar situations, similar problems. So we brought them with us. At the beginning it was a little awkward, but we began the lesson, started to talk, and kinda let the members bear their testimonies, and share their stories, well I will tell you what. It was SO powerful. I loved it. You could feel the spirit, and the family opened up like never before, We then where able to share doctrine, and teach them, using the members. It was really really amazing. And just another testament to how powerful members, you guys reading this blog are. Your testimonies, and experiences can help out the missionaries so much. 

So our companionship has a lot to look forward that is coming up. I am so happy to be here, and to be serving in this mission. You guys are amazing. I hope everything is going wonderful. I love you!!
Elder Mason Paul Reid
Mosiah 28:3

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