David's FAVORITE SCRIPTURE
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.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
4/29/13 April 29th Elder David Gurr
This week has been very good. One of the investigators was baptized this week. She is 24 years old and the only member in her family.
When she sees me she says Grrrrrr.
We are planning on having a baptism this next
Friday. We have been teaching an investigator for two weeks and he wants to be
baptized. We were teaching him the example of Jesus Christ and how he was
baptized.It was my first time asking
anyone in Spanish if he wanted to be baptized and he said yes.
We taught him the other day about
the word of wisdom and he said yes. We asked him if there was going to be a
problem and he said no but it was going to be hard. He told us that he knew
cigarettes were bad for him. Besides that he is ready.The law of chastity was easy because he
doesn`t have a girlfriend.He is 20
years old I think.
I don't remember if this was this
week or last because time is going so fast, but I asked another investigator in the second lesson to be baptized because he
wanted to know in the first lesson about baptism. He is homeless and he used to be a heavy
drinker, but now he has changed his life and he wants to be cleaned from his
sins. It is really cool because it reminds me of the district, they had an
investigator similar to the situation that I am in. We watch those videos all
There is one more person, we met him as we came home early at night about 9:00 pm.We should be in our home by 9:00 pm, but we
are allowed to be out until 9:30 pm. He
is a 20 year old male from New Jersey and he speaks fluent English. The funny
thing is he is our next door neighbor. He said to us something in English and
he told us he had this impression to talk to us in English, and he thought we
might not know English, but he gave it a shot. He wants us to talk about the church because
he sees us leave the house and not come back till late at night. So he asked us,
"Do you have a personal life as well?", and we explained that we are
here for 2 years to talk about the Lord. Then we will go back to our normal lives.
He said that he was looking for a church to
join and we said ok we can do that. We asked do you want it in English or
Spanish and he said he is fluent in English so he wants it in English. This is
my chance to teach in English. I am excited to be teaching him and we will be
teaching him soon.
The area in Quezada is interesting,
this is the area where you can get some good stuff like food, clothes, and
everything. There are a lot of stands here. The people are nice and they always
yell, "Elders". The food is sometimes hard to eat. The food I don't
like is sopa (soup) like the Mexican soup back home. I might want taco soup
when I get home who knows. Things can happen. My taste buds are changing.
city gets a black out at least once a week so you will be hearing music all
over the city then quietness. It is really interesting because they like
American music. I am out of time but thanks for the support, hope you all
receive many blessings in your life and I need to learn how to write faster.
A lot has happened here these last three weeks. I have a new companion. I also was moved to a new area.Now I am in a place called Quezada. There are more things here in this area. There are a lot of people selling things on
the street. My new companion´s name is
Elder Halversen. He has been on his
mission for about a year.He is from
This week has gone by fast so things
are interesting. They say once you leave
you first area time goes by fast and it has. I am seeing the gift of tongues
working now.I have more faith in
speaking the language. Elder Halversen
is helping me a lot and is a very good teacher to me. I have learned a lot. We have two baptisms scheduled
this week and more next week. There are not as many hills and stairs here so
walking is way easier. There are a lot
of nice people here and I am having so much fun here.
The area is fun but the lights go
out a lot here which means we can’t teach lessons.The lights went out two days this week. Today while I was writing the power went out. La luz se fue. (The lights went out.) That is how they say it here.
I can’t believe that it’s almost
been about three months total in my mission and I realized that I might be home
January 8, 2015 based on the changes every 6 weeks. I can’t believe its April. I love you all and send me questions.I love answering.How are things going at home? I hear that a lot of things have happened at
home. I hope everyone feels better and can receive the blessings that the Lord
provides. I love you all so much thanks
for the support. Stay strong my family. I love you. I love you mom.