Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lots to catch up on!

HEy Everyone. Sorry I havent written in FOREVER. Its been a crazy month. Im gonna do my best to email today. so expect lots of pictures Starting with my new Zone. Here is our ZOne conference that happened this week. Im in Zona Atlantica which is the best Zone in the mission. Everyone is super Pura Vida! I mean my ZL has a Selfie stick.... 

Okay I am in a Small town in Costa rica. called La rita. Its really La santa Rita but everyone is so lazy so they just say La rita. ANd in this town there is nothing. It has one real road that goes in and out of town and the rest are dirt roads. but there not dirt they are filled with ROCKS!! So we spend all day walking rocks because there are no busses and no taxis. I have lost 2 pairs of shoes in a months and I have another pair thats close. There also isnt any stores of like anykind. There is 1 soda (place to eat) and 2 chicken places in the whole town. We dont even have a main grocery store. Just little markets owned my Chinese people. Los Chinos. and there are 2.
Im in a Ward that had an attendence of 140 last year till they built a new building that is HERMOSA! and well my fist sunday only 45 people showed up to church. SO my poor area is being dominated my satan and Laziness. WE have SO many people that we teach but this poor little town is dying becasue of moral sins. The law of chastity is more of a suggestion here. I Have met too many people That are 14/15/16 years old and liivng with a boy friend of 25/30 years old. Its very sad to see and worse when things go wrong. SO I have spent a good month Testifying With power and autority about Gods commandments. Ive gotten really good and listening to the spirit and teaching the truth without sugar cotting things and suprisingly people respond positivly. All this town needs is a good kick in the but. But dont we all every now in then.
weve been focusing alot on 2 scriptures from mathew casue I finished the Book of Mormon in Spanish UUUUSSSHHHHHH and Now Im starting The new testiment and man its good in spanish. Jesus has more Sass and

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 
 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
 48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
And in verse 46 it says it will be good for those that when the lord comes they fine him doing the work of his master. And what is the work of the lord? MISIONARY WORK! So let me tell you if you are always working in the vinyard of the lord when he comes all will be well cause you are doing his work and serving otheres but if he comes on a Sunday morning and you could have gotten up and helped some one come to church and experince the blessing of the sabeth day and you didnt casue you were too tired. Good luck to you. Cause  He will come and you well be begging for more time. But the day is TODAY!! All that we can do tomorrow we can start today! I challenge you all to start today to work in the lords vinyard! And trust me your family needs these blessings. 
28 ¶But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 
 29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
 30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
 31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
ANd theres the other. WE all need to learn to stop putting excuse in our life. Cause how many times when someone asks us if we read our scriptures or went to church and its like aww man its casue it was a crazy weekend and I have test and work and kids and bla bla bla. let me tell you we can not come to judgment and give a tone of excuses to God of why we did not follow his comandments. The anwser is Yes or no. Did you ready your scritures this week? Yes. Good Did you go to church? No Good no repent and GO next week. THERE ARE NO EXCUSE WITH GOD. Only Yes I did your will or No I didnt. Life isnt that complicated. We must put him first and Do our best to fufill our callings. And if we didnt do it he doesnt care why. We must repent and Do it becasue its alwasy our fault. never his. 
Hope everyone has a great week! I love and miss you all Thanks so much for you letters emails and Love I feel It So strong and it keeps me going over here in the boon docks! 

heres a picture of my companion with a goat! LA CABRA
ANd my comp before we helped wash clothes in the river cause like this month every one and there grandma had problems with there washing machine!  

So guess who forgot about thanks giving this year.... MEEE till this beasutiful member called me and mande me a whole Thanksgiving dinner just for me!! It was a fun time and I was stuffed with a half american half Tico meal lol!
Oh and here is here cute daugter!

WEll that good old Hurican came in and basically everyone FREAKED OUT but we didnt even get rain during that time. Just normal rain. So We walked around all day for lessions but they only wanted to talk about the hurican so it was basically a pointless week. But good news is I survived.
Not sure if I told youguys that our bishop is so cool. His sons are so nice too. One played us a solo when we went to eat. Heres him

HEres our Burrito Night! Guess who did them better than anyone else??? Meeee. Guess I have a weird talent for making latin food. Im better then the natives. They always make fun of me but hey I like that kinda stuff. 

Heres our chefs daughter and me!
Also new diseas thats made up here is Sangre sucia
or dirty blood and it makes a weird lumb on your arm and aperently according to the ticos you have to burn it off... lol so here is ELder Montes geting his arm burnt...
Everyone is a wich doctor in COsta Rica. Everyone.

Heres us helping a family move and then we got to ride in the truck for like 20 min. Cause like Why not. PURA VIDA
Also a weird fruit I ate. it tastes like a potato. Still not sure what it is. 

Weve been to 3 christmas Parades already this month!

On dividsions with Hermana Soe we had a mini Christmas Party! It was sooo fun and the last time ill see her till we die! haha But wee made the most of it!

Then Changes Came and we lost Elder Montes for Sona SUR!!! So never gonna see him again but good news is ELDER GIBBY IS COMING TO LA RITA UUUSSHSHHHH

Lots of good byes this week Hermana Mendoza is in Mexico and I miss her sooo much!
But Elder Gibby came and we went to Pura Vida to celebrate and la rita is sooooo fun now! Two Texas are gunna rock this small toawn! Usshhh 

Me and my comp at Pura Vida! And here is my comp trying DOr.Pepper for the first time. ANd Ill tell you that she loved it. USSHH TEXAS IS the best state!

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