Mathew 15:14-16

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

July 11, 2016
I don't have much time but this week was great!

My companion and I are doing our best to work in our area and learn the new area we just we assigned to. Its been pretty crazy having to learn everything so fast but its been awesome because we have been super busy haha. 

On Monday we had a lesson with Silvia and met her son Johnathan. He is so awesome! He has a lot of interest too so we are going to start teaching both of them and we are super excited.

On Tuesday we had a training we had to travel to in another city so we went to that in the morning and then had a regular day in the afternoon.

On Wednesday we did divisions and I stayed in our area to work with another missionary. We had a great day and got a lot of work done. The poor guy was so tired at the end of the day haha.

On Thursday we had missionary acitivity we planned in the chapel at night. It was such a disaster preparing for it because everything went so wrong but it ended up turning out really well!

On Friday we went to a stake activity with Silvia and Johnathan for the 9th of July (which is like the 4th of July in the States). Each ward prepared a cultural dance and they made it a contest. Silvia and Johnathan really liked it!

Saturday and Sunday were both great days too. Nothing crazy happened but we had some great lessons and got a lot of work done.

Well I hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Townsend

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 4, 2016
Such a crazy week!

So the week started out pretty normal. Monday through Thursday was pretty mello. Nothing crazy. Just some great lessons and walking around in the rain and dark all day haha. 

On Friday we had a lesson with our investigator Silvia in the house of her cousin Beti (who is a member). It was so awesome! Everything went so well and it was so spiritual. Silvia is the best. She has such a sincere desire to follow Christ. She has been praying and reading the Book of Mormon for about two months now and has already made so much progress. She has just had a lot of fear about being baptized. But at the end of our lesson she accepted a baptismal date for the 30th of July!! Haha I had never been so nervous inviting someone to be baptized but she accepted! It was great! And the best part is tonight we have another lesson with her and her 18 year old son we haven't met. It's going to be awesome.

Then on Saturday the other elder we live with got a call in the morning saying that they are going to be sent to another area and my companion and I are going to be taking over their area and that they had to get everything ready because later that night they were leaving. Crazy stuff. So all that day was just such a mess haha. My companion and I did all we could to help them get everything ready while at the same time learning all that we could about their area and running to appointments and lessons throughout the day in both of the areas. It was a day in my mission I will definitely never forget haha.

Sunday was our first day with both the areas. Our area is huge now and we are going to be soooo busy haha. We have a lot of work to do and are excited to see how everything goes.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Elder Townsend

Our investigator Silvia is a professional cook. So for our lessons we usual bake or cook something to bring and she does the same. These chocolate chip bars I made. We brought them to the lesson that she accepted a baptismal date. From this experience I learned a very important lesson, baking gets results.