Sunday, December 21, 2014

Elder David Gurr at TGI Fridays in Tiloarque, Honduras.  12/15/14

12/15/14 December 15th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

This week has been another crazy week.  It's getting harder as you can see as it comes to an end.  This week has gone by so fast I really can't believe it.  We have been really focused on two investigators.  One is being super hard because he feels like he needs to talk to his old church first before he can make the decision and he is not looking good for this Saturday but we will try our best to see what we can do.  We feel that even though he has received an answer he still is to attached to his old church.  We have been teaching him for 3 months and now his church is trying to stop him from being baptized.  

The other on hasn't attended for 2 weeks straight and we feel she is scared to be baptized so we are going to visit her today and see what we can do.  I feel like she might not this Saturday but maybe this Christmas.  

Well it has been super crazy the progress happening here. Not much new.  I really am just focused on 2 people because after that there is no one left but still contacting to help my companion have new investigators. Love you all. See you next week.

Elder Gurr

12/08/14 December 8th Elder Gurr

Hello Family,
Wow another week has gone by so fast!  We found this guy and he was great and he had a question about which is the true church.  The spirit was strong in that lesson but we found out in the end he has work so he can't attend church.  Maybe in the future when he doesn't have work he can get baptized.  We are working with another investigator and the work is still hard because he needs his friends to pass by to give him a ride.  We will set that up for him.  Our baptism for the 20th is still progressing.  We watched the video found on with her and she liked it.  It's a great video to check out for this Christmas.  

We are also teaching this less active member and he went to church, but he fell back into the temptation of alcohol.  It sucks to see that but we hope for a Christmas miracle.  
We are also teaching another investigator and we have challenged him to get baptized on the 20th.  We will see if he can be baptized because he still hasn't received an answer that he should be baptized, but he is studying hard and we believe he will be able to do that.  We pray that he can receive an answer.

Also we picked up a new family and they are great.  The Dad has gone to church for 10 Sundays straight and we were able to meet him.  He wants to get baptized but not because his wife is a member but to really know if the church is true.  We also found another part member family and the problem is the wife thinks that we worship Joseph Smith but it's not true.  We are trying to help her understand the church has the same foundation as the church of Christ of the old days.  We have an appointment Wednesday to see if we can help her understand.  
Well that's all I got for this week hope you enjoyed it. 

Elder Gurr



Elder David Gurr in Tiloarque, Honduras.  12/01/14

12/01/14 December 1st Elder Gurr

Hello family,
Yes I am still here.  So this week has been crazy because we thought we were not able to complete appointment with several investigators.  The thing was we passed by 3 people and they kept telling us they were busy, but then out of nowhere they came to church and they were more willing for us to pass by this coming Tuesday.  The Mom and her two daughters are investigating the church.  The girls are wanting to get baptized, just the mom doesn´t have an answer yet.  She is a positive person just the fact is she just needs more time.  

We have another investigator who is super great but his parents do not want him to go to church.  His parents won't even let us talk to him but he does and he seems willing to go to church and has friends there.  

Well not much more happened this week but we will see who we could baptize the 25th because it would be really cool to do that. We also have another investigator who is very positive that came to church finally.  He looks to me that he could get baptized the 20th or the 25th. We will see about that. That's all I have its been a great area here and I am glad to be finishing here. I feel like this is my ward. Well, see you next week 

Elder Gurr


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Elder Small in Tiloqrque, Honduras. 11/24/14

Elder Small, Elder Gurr and Marcio at his baptism.  Tiloarque, Honduras 11/24/14

11/24/14 November 24th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

This week has been insane because for about the last week we had been training this new Elder Small because his trainer is going home next week. It is crazy to think that all this is happening.  We just helped trained him for the week then we are going to be done.  Also we will find out the changes next week.  I can't believe how much time has gone by.  The moments roll.  Well we will find out if we have changes this week because next week there are transfers and I hope I do not have to leave here.  Well this week was crazy because Elder Small is from Japan and his Spanish is not that bad at all.  We taught some people and oh yah we had a baptism.  That all I got for this week and this computer is really slow so that's all I have. I love you all and can't wait to see What happens next week.

Elder Gurr
Elder Gurr in Tiloarque, Honduras. 11/17/14

11/17/14 November 10th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

This week has been a great week. Well what we have been doing is finding a bunch of people to be baptized.  It has been great because in church yesterday we had 9 investigators in church.  It has been a blessing because we had no idea what to do.  We have tons of people progressing.  One of our investigators is going to be baptized this week which will be the start of completing a family. That next month he will get married to his girlfriend (they don't live together) and we are invited to the wedding.  That is our main guy for this week and next week we have more people who could be baptized the next month, but we will see about that.  

Other things, well I have gone on a lot of splits so I was only in my area for 5 days.   We have one investigator that is trying to decide to join the church.  He is a great guy and I hope we can help him get baptized in the church of Jesus Christ.  We will see and help him make this decision in his life.  Well that's about what I got. Nothing crazy happened this week but we are going to a place that sells cool stuff so we will see what I can get to bring home.

I love you all. BYE

Elder Gurr

11/10/14 November 10th Elder Gurr

Hello Family,
This week has gone by fast again. I feel like I just talked to you guys yesterday.  Well, on Tuesday we found this guy who let us in saying to us that we can't talk about the Book of Mormon but things from the Bible we could talk about.  So we went crazy teaching him that there are more scriptures then the Bible and that we believed it and the Book of Mormon.
We quoted from the bible, Ezekiel 37:15–17,

15 ¶The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying,

 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stickand write upon it, For Judah, and for the  children of Israel his companions:then take another stickand write upon it, For Joseph
the stick ofEphraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:

 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shallbecome one in thine hand.

As you can see the scriptures testify of another book besides the bible.  Also, The Bible is compiled of many books.  He was a preacher and he could not explain it.  He just can't believe in more than the Bible but we gave him a book and told him to pray.  He needs to open his heart.

Then I went with Elder Santos, the one that has been having medical issues, and he is getting better and now he is working again.  He rested for 10 days and his face is getting better.  Everything though is good.  Then I went with another Elder in another exchange and it was crazy. We taught a bunch of people.  Then it was sad because one of our families we found last week,  the father died.  It was sad and these people need God more than anything. It's crazy how life is short but we told them that you will be able to see him again.  Then on Sunday we had a miracle happen.  We had an investigator come that we didn’t expect and they are doing really well.  Then we had 3 new people come to church.   We talked to them and they want to be baptized.  They also attended a baptism for the family John-Reyes.  The father is American and the mom is from Honduras.  It was awesome and we will see what we can do to help them reach their goal of baptism.
Well that's my week. Love you all! Bye
Elder Gurr

Friday, December 5, 2014

11/03/14 November 3rd Elder Gurr

Hello family,

This week went by super fast again. It wasn't full of activities but it was still good. The Elder who is sick, (his name is Elder Santos) has a problem with his face that has put him out of work for 1 week.  His left side of his nerve on his face just stopped working. The doctors are helping him fix the problem. I stayed with him Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.  He is doing better and says he should be able to recover soon.  Pray for him and his face to get better because he is training a new person.  

In our area things have been going crazy.  On Wednesday we had to find or meet 10 people because it was a challenge from the mission president.  He challenged us to do this for this month.  For us as elders it's hard because usually there are only women in the house and it is hard to find men there.  We went contacting in a mall shack like place were almost everyone there eats.  One guy contacted us and he said that he wants to attend our church sometime and he was from the states and he worked at places like Applebee's. He was sent back because he was driving without a license more than 3 times but his was legal. He needs to wait 3 years before he can go back. He has a wife and 2 kids there, He said we could pass by him soon.  

One of our recent converts is bringing her son to church.  He came yesterday so everything is good there.  He will complete a family if they want to get married before his baptism.  Either way he will be married but maybe a month before he does he will be baptized.  We will see what they can do and maybe teach him the importance of being married before baptism. Her other son is having troubles because he is not able to make up his mind and he kind of feels connected with the Catholic church.  He says he will continue to work on getting things done and doing his part to receive an answer.
Finally I got to go out with one of the new missionaries in exchanges. It was super fun because I was the only one who could understand what the investigator was saying. It reminds me of all the hard trials I went through to be able to speak the language. Their investigator didn't want to go to church yesterday because he had other things to do so I told him to put a plan to go to church and then he will be blessed by it.  Well I got to go.  

I love you all!

Elder Gurr
Baprtism of Blanca in Tiloarque, Honduras (10/27/14). Elder David Gurr on the right and Elder Welch on the left in white. 

10/27/14 October 27th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

Well it's been an interesting week because I got new book covers for my scriptures. They are awesome and I will send you pictures of it next week. It has a picture of people like Captain Moroni and the Temple and more. They came out really good.

We baptized our investigator. She has a strong testimony and she is ready to help the rest of her family, her two sons, come to their decision and be baptized as well. The best part is that one of her sons wants to be baptized and is dating a member.  Yes another family for the next month.

This has been a crazy week. Something did happen though. Don't have a heart attack but someone stole our phone.  Don't worry they didn´t hurt us or anything we just left the phone on the ground and someone picked it up and stole it. Everything is ok and the office is going to get us a new cell phone. We are blessed that we never saw him and i know that God is protecting us. Continue to pray for me and don't worry the safety is normally fine. This i think was the first time getting ´´robbed´´ on my mission. Funny it wasn´t that bad.

One of the Elders is really sick so to help their companionship one of us stays with the Elder and the other goes out to work with the other Elder so that they can have some support. It should be a good experience. You even serve other missionaries on your mission. Well that is all that really happened and it has been a fun week. Enjoy the pictures and that makes 3 families baptized. I love it. 

Love you all and I will see you next week.
Elder Gurr
Elder David Gurr in Tiloarque, Honduras.  (10/20/14)

10/20/14 October 20th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

How is it going there? Well it was like normal here.  We are teaching the gospel and helping people become closer together as a family.  Well on Monday we both felt that we wouldn't have changes so we went and talked to a lot of people and then on Tuesday we got the call that there was no changes and it was great because this area has a ton of potential.  

Well, something crazy happened on Wednesday, which is transfer day, when my companion got a call from the Sister Missionaries that said my companion is now district leader. He was shocked!  Then after that it didn't change much but that he now has to worry about the whole district.  I think though it is going to be a little bit harder with that but we will continue finding the lost souls of the world.

This week we should have a baptism in a part member family.  The problem with the investigator is that on Sunday morning one of her sons fell down and went to the hospital to get stitches. The whole family was going to attend but since this happened they couldn't come. Everyone else that I have baptized are strong members of the church and even the second family I baptized received the priesthood yesterday. I have to go. Bye.

Elder Gurr

10/13/14 October 13th Elder Gurr

Hello family,

This week has been really fast. You have no idea.  I felt like I just wrote an hour ago. Sorry it's a little late but it is here.  Well this week we cleaned up the house because we decided that we could not live in the filth that we had so we got the apartment clean.  We visited one of our investigators and she is more than ready to be baptized and it would complete another family in the gospel. She believes in everything we say because I believe it's the spirit testifying to her.  I really hope we don't have changes this week because I feel I can work with this companion really great.  Well also her son is progressing really well.  Also this week we met her other son who wants to get married to a member and wants to join the church. Another easy family to complete.

I have never seen miracles like I have seen now.  It is super crazy. I pray that I can finish my mission here because this area is awesome. Yah some people are mean but for the most part they are not. The ones who reject this now will hopefully get a chance in the future.  Elder Welch and I are working hard.  Don't get me wrong we get rejected almost all day but I know if you keep working it will happen in the end.  I love you all and I will email you next week.

Elder Gurr

10/06/14 October 6th Elder Gurr

Hello Family,

This week has been amazing because we brought another family to church. The investigator's husband is a member who is active in the church. She came to conference with her son and they enjoyed it. They loved how it was mainly focused on Christ and she said she loved it. I talked to her son and he said the same thing so we might baptize them at the end of this month making it the 3rd family in this area. I hope I can finish here because there is so much opportunity here.  I don't have much more news but the new family is the big news right now. They were raised Catholic and believed we worshipped Joseph Smith but her husband finally shared to her what we believe and since then it has been a blessing.   

I would tell people that missionary work is easier when the missionaries have help because people are likely to be hard hearted when they don't understand.  Well it's been fun. I can't wait to see you all again. It has been really fun this year and can't wait to see how much there is left on mu mission.  Love you all.   

Elder Gurr