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, August 11, 2013
Elder Gurr and the other missionaries at a Service Project in Honduras 7/29/2013.
Celebrating Christmas in July in Honduras 7/29/2013.
I can't believe another week has
gone by. On Tuesday we found a kid who is 16 and he had listened to the
missionaries because his grandma was taking the discussions. They moved away so he didn't finish the
discussions. He has always been
interested in the church and then we found him so we are working with him.
Another investigator that we are working with
is reading the Book of Mormon and enjoying it a lot. He is almost to the book of Jacob in the Book of Mormon.I am reading the Book of Mormon in English
and I am keeping up with him so we can talk about the book. There are very
interesting and helpful things in it. We started to teach the investigator's child. He loves computers and technology like I do.
He is very good with computers.
Yesterday we found a couple and they
are going to church. They want to be baptized.The problem is that he works in a water
company and we couldn´t visit him because they were giving out the bills at the
end of the month. He says he tries to go
to church as time allows him. We are
working with them as well.
incredible yesterday! We started by talking to the
father that won't let us baptize their daughter and he was fixing his trail in
the backyard so we went and helped him. We talked with him about the Bible because he
Then we visited another person, a sister, who
recently wanted to go to church. She has
been to church the last two weeks.She
is ready to be baptized, and we challenged her to a baptism date and she
excepted to on, August 10.
This week has been crazy and I am excited for the baptism. Having a lot of fun here. Living in Central
America is incredible. I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you all next
How are things going? Here is a
little bit about what has happened this week. The new member is doing good
again this week. We taught her the importance of listening to good music. Then
we taught two other investigators.
Another investigator is progressing, we
might ask him on Wednesday to baptism again. The cool thing was we went to go
bring an investigator to church, but he showed up by himself, which was really cool.
We think there is a big future for him soon.
On Sunday, we found a member family
where the daughter hasn't been baptized but the dad won't let her join the church. We told the
daughter keep asking and maybe he will change his mind. She might have to wait a
year, she just turned 17.
Nothing big happened this past week, but we hope to continue
finding more people to teach and will just keep searching. The investigator that
showed up at church also fasted this week to help with his problems, so we
think he is ready. We are doing two
service projects this week. It will involve moving rocks and helping move fire wood. More info
Wow, this week has been incredible
and magnificent. First I am still in the same area and with the same companion, but some
things were interesting.
I can't remember when but we had a
day where we saw some kids playing jump rope.We decided to play to get the adults attention.They got a good laugh from us, but they went
inside. We had fun anyway and did make
the kids there have a lot of fun, too.
Then it seemed like nothing was happening,
so we went to dinner.Before I say what
happened I was really excited to go to work and after hearing one of the mission
presidents speak. I said we are going to
find someone really positive.
We went to go walk to dinner then
all of the sudden a man about the height of my 13 year old brother came to us
and asked, "Are you missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?" We said, "Yes",
and he said that he loved the church and would be baptized. We were shocked and
got his address.God has given
We have also contacted people from
their doors and one lady wanted us to come back because she wanted to be
baptized. It's crazy because one day it seems like your area is finished, but
then God starts preparing people and getting them ready to hear the message of
the restoration. I love the work and I
am learning a lot.
One last thing the Zone leaders had
a baptism but what happened was the 13 year old kid had friends in another
church.He wanted to be baptized and it
looked like he wasn't going to be baptized because his answer seemed like no.We decided to pray to help him to choose the
right, then the Zone leaders phone rang and someone told them he's not coming. We told everyone no more baptisms, but as we left
the other missionaries yelled for us to come back and said he came. There he was, he had made his decision because
we had prayed.
Prayer is very powerful. Prayer can affect your future. I urge all of you to pray for help. The Lord
can help you. I love you all. See you next week.
This has been a very interesting week
because here is what we did. We have been looking for new people and Havier, who
is a member here and just got his mission call to El Salvador, gave us a
referral we could work with.We weren't
able to find him so we decided to visit another investigator and we found two
girls that heard that we were going to start teaching English classes. Then we started talking about the church
because one asked why our name is Elder and the other asked about the temple
that was built here recently. We are
planning on teaching them because they really seemed interested.
For the fourth of July we made
hamburgers and fries. It was a fun day.Then
on Sunday we went to a member's house to eat food because it was Elder Agundez's
(in our district) birthday. We had the best American meal that I have had
here. The meat that she had was incredible and she
bought this really good tasting cake. It
was a fun Sunday. Then later we saw a member and she asked us if we could give
a blessing to a sister who's less active because the doctor thinks that she has
a tumor. The blessing didn't promise her that there is nothing wrong but she
needs to rely on the Lord and they will be able to get through it. This week has been crazy and I hope that
everyone else is having a great week see you all next week.
This week has been long as in we
haven't found many investigators to work with. We found some people but others haven't been
home. This week has been crazy. We went on interchanges with the Zone leaders.
We have investigators working on
following the word of wisdom. They drink coffee so we helped them by buying a
substitute drink like orange juice.
The Zone leaders had a baptism and we always try to help the other companionship
get the baptism service done. Yesterday
we found a new person who has been going to church and isn´t baptized. The
problem is she is 16 or 17 and doesn't have permission from her parents. We are
going to work on getting contact with her parents so she can get baptized.
Here is the week. We had a lot going
on. We baptized an investigator and she was so happy to go the waters of
baptism. She was so excited! I had a
photo but the computer here corrupted it so I will try to get a picture with
her another day. This week, work wise has
been a little slow but we put a date with two other investigators. We got 4
contacts on Tuesday and we found a less active member.
We were walking and I
noticed a house and the spirit told me to knock on the door of that house. It was really cool because we brought her to
church but the problem is she didn't have friends so she hasn't been in church
for 10 years.Now she is ready to come
back to church. She actually thanked us for coming by and she said she will try
to go back to the church all the time. It is really cool.
Later the ward had a talent show and we had 40
contacts from the show, which was really cool.We are
going to contact them all very soon. It is going to be a great week. We also
saw the missionary broadcast.It was so
cool to watch.They want the members to
do the finding not us. Yes that is important because knocking doors is not the
best way to find people.