Monday, May 6, 2013

Hola! Mi Familia

Hola! Mi familia. This is Elder Record and Elder Martinez. Elder Martinez just celebrated cinco de mayo. He is from Mesa, Arizona, Mom.

There is a family in this ward who is kind of less active. We are hopefully going to go and see them some time this week. They are from the colonies. They got out of the polygamist colonies in Mexico. This person's mother was born in Chiuaua, Mexico. So, maybe they know some of our predecessors that were from there. I am excited to talk with them.

We just finished a lesson with this guy who is going to get baptized this weekend. He is so awesome! He is full of the Spirit. He studies and prays. He is just an honest seeker of truth. He is just a good guy and soaks it all in like a sponge. It is so much fun to talk with him because … well you know how I get, like when I get way excited talking about a topic I've been studying. Well, he is the same way. It's fun to talk with him because we just start talking about the topic. He's awesome. He is so ready! Hopefully we will get him introduced to a little family history so after he's baptized, he can go be baptized for some of his ancestors. Hopefully they accept those ordinances on the other side that were done on their behalf.

There are tractors. It is break up. They are getting all the dirt off of the grass. They don't spray salt here, they spray dirt and rocks – because it gets too cold I guess. Because of so much snow, I think it's more of a traction issue than wanting to get rid of the snow – because it's just going to be here (haha).

[Name withheld 1] and [Name withheld 2] are awesome! She is an active member, and she has got a strong testimony. These people are amazing! We go over like twice a week. They are just so spiritually minded. [Name withheld 1] is a non-member, but he is coming along. Right now we are on the topic of the Plan of Salvation. He is just soaking it in like a sponge. He loves it. Great people! The Spirit is always there so strong when we go, and it's so much fun to be there. That gets me super excited (haha).

Life is good. I have never been this busy in my entire life! We go from one thing to the next – boom, boom, boom; covering two wards. We go home and go to sleep, and then start first thing in the morning again. We just keep going and going. It's super fun. It's fun to be around President Beesley because he is so cool, and Sister Beesley is so cool too.

It's fun to see all the missionaries too, and to help them out. We got to call some of the new missionaries that are going to be coming into the MTC and arriving in June. We will call more later. We get to make a lot of trips to go on exchanges with new missionaries and zone leaders out in different areas. Here in a little bit – I think the week of the 27th – we are going to go fly out to Juneau, Ketchikan, and then I think we will go to Metlakatla too. We will come back to Juneau and then Anchorage. We are also going to go up to Fairbanks and probably Soldotna.

It's fun and just great to serving the Lord and be helping people out. We'll talk to you next week.

Love, Elder Record

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