Monday, February 23, 2015

Blog letter 2/23/2015

Well not a lot has happened since last Wednesday. 

Thursday: We had a couple of really good lessons. We also did service for an older couple in our ward. The hermano said I was too pretty to know how to work a shovel. I quietly proved him wrong. :)

Friday: We did divisions. I was with Elder S. He is from Argentina. Close to Buenos Aires. He is a really good Elder. We taught some awesome lessons and had a lot of success. I also learned some more 
Argentine slang. 

Saturday: We had a good day. One of the members got married so they had a little fiesta we went and ate a little bit of food. 

SundaySunday was awesome. We had some really good lessons, we had a lot of people in church, and we had a family that we are working with come to church. Which is always the best! 

We don't get as much time to email as we did before so I will have to be shorter with my words. But I would like to leave you with 2 good thoughts that have left me thinking this week. 

1. Which is more important/ neccesary in a car. A wind shield, or a rear view mirror? If anyone has tried driving a motorcycle without glasses or a windshield they can say that it is impossible to drive for any time at all without something to protect you from the wind up ahead. I would opinion that although both the windshield and the mirrors are necessary the windshield is more important. Which I think is Gods way of telling drivers, and his children it is more important to look ahead then backwards. 

2. I was talking with our bishop. We were talking about someone and I said. I just don't understand this person. And he said to me: God never commanded us to understand each other. The only thing he commanded us to do was to love one and other. 

I love you all!

Elder Mason Paul Reid

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Blog Letter 2/10/2015

Well hello everyone. 

This letter is going to be really short. Sorry but, I have a lot of stuff to do today ha ha. 

This week was awesome we had some really good lessons and we are enjoying working together. 

We had transfers this week, I will be staying here in Bajada Grande With Elder Q. 

Due to the mission splitting in June there are a lot of changes going on in the mission. But it is all for the better. We are doing a lot of work with the members inviting them to grow and have a stronger conversion. Some of the areas here in the zone have closed due to the changes, but this next transfer they should be opening again. 

I am doing awesome! It's still hot here, but hey, what are we going to do? It's summer. 

Next week I will be writing you all on wednesday due to a lot of crazy thing going on next week that you will all find out about next week. :) 

To add to the randomness of this letter I would like to scold my parents and whoever else had the opportunity...Why didn't anyone ever invite me or tell me to eat plums before? Plums are delicous and I have lost 19 years of my life without plums. Shame on you all!  

On a more serious note. I invite you all to read M. Russel Ballards talk on praying for missionary opportunities, and do what he invites you all to do!

Thanks so much,

I love you all
Elder Mason Paul Reid

Blog Letter 2/18/2015

WOW!! I do not know where to begin with this week. It has been a crazy crazy crazy week. 

I will begin by telling you why I am emailing on Wednesday. Sunday night we left to go to a leadership Counsel with Elder Ávilas and President Zanni in Rosario Monday night. Elder Ávilas is an area 70. He is also a wonderful and really humble man that teaches powerfully. The Counsel was awesome, after the counsel we got some lunch and headed back to Paraná. We had a lesson with one of our investigators when we got back home. 

Yesterday we had the multi-Zone Conference in Paraná with Elder Ávilas and President Zanni with the missionarys from La Paz and Concordia. In the morning we were getting all that ready, and then we had the conference in the afternoon. 

In both the Council and the Zone Conference I learned so much. I learned a lot of stuff I need to put in practice, and do better. I have had the opportunity to listen to a couple of General Authoritys in my mission...I am always inspired by their love and humility as well as their scripture knowledge. One day I wanna know and feel what they know and feel. 

After the Conference we cleaned up everything and headed back to our pench to grab some things before going to the church and doing our Book of Mormon Class. It was our first one, we are starting to give a Book of Mormon Class to talk about, teach, and help people understand the Book of Mormon better. I was very grateful for the people that came to the class, it was a great class. 

Last week as well was awesome. All in all I am doing great! This last week and a half was very spiritual and edifying. I love you all so much, and hope you are all smiling. 

Elder Mason Paul Reid

Dont forget to remember to pray for missionary opportunities!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Blog Letter 2/2/2015

Lets get this thing started!

Monday 26th:
We had a lot of fun with the zone. We had a P-day with the entire zone. Well almost the entire zone 4 of the Elders couldnt make it from pueblitos outide of Paraná. We played ping-pong, fútbol, and Volleyball. It was a lot fun. After p-day ended we taught a part member family, and we made tacos with them. 

Tuesday 27th:
We have a meeting with our bishop every week, and this meeting was really good. We are really changing and makeing big strides in the work here in Bajada Grande. In the afternoon we had District Meetings and we had divisions with the Elders From Terminal I was with Elder V. We taught a few lessons that night. My favorite lesson was with R's sister. She is starting to open up to the missionaries. 

Wednesday 28th:
Bad news, the guy that came to church last sunday that Elder Q and Elder A gave 10 pesos too and we were really thinking would progress...well turns out he is more interested in the church for its money than for is gospel. The guy wants nothing to do with the teaching, he just wants free money and food. Which is really sad. But oh well. We taught a bunch of really good lessons this day. We challenged a lot of people to begin to change there lives. 

Thursday 29th:
D is doing great. She got baptized not too long ago, and due to a lot of problems that have gone down with another member that has really lost his mind...but really the other member is crazy...well D has suffered a lot, but now she is doing a lot better. She is still feeling good about church, and has a good strong testimony. We were really worried about her. 

Friday 30th:
We got up at 3 o clock in the morning to take a bus to Rosario to go to a leadership council. It was a great meeting. We all learned and shared things. I love being a zone leader, and helping the mission grow. I also got to see a lot of the other missionarys from around the mission. The mission is changing a lot, and I am loving it. I am learning a lot, and becoming a better person everyday. When we got home we had to stay up late to wait for some missionaries to get to our pench and stay the night to be able to go to the meeting Saturday

Saturday 31st:
We had our zone meeting in the morning. It was a good meeting, we are now more aware of what is happening inside the zone. We are doing a lot more verification on them to make sure they are progressing and changing in order to become better missionarys, and work harder and smarter. 

Sunday 1st:
I love sundays. Sadly, a lot of the people we were expecting didnt come to church, but now we are working on something to change that. We have a vision, and we have direction, now we just have to really work and put it all together. The ward, and the members are becoming more converted. Its a process, but we are just in the beginning. 

Thats about all I have. I love you all so much. Thanks for all you do!
Elder Mason Paul Reid