Monday, July 17, 2017

Wow... Thats all I can say. 1 year.

This week was a special week.
1. We had Zone conference
2. I had a talk in sacrament meeting
3. New Comp! without cambios Elder Hambrick!! 
4. I completed 1 year in the Mission!! 

 1. Zone Conf.
It was really good. Focused on The Great Plan of Salvation :) and how we can better explain it to the people. And it was good :) 
2. So Saturday night the phone rings and it the bishop saying, "sorry I forgot to tell you earlier but you have a talk in the morning..." about whatever attribute of Christ that I like :) So I went to Preach My Gospel Ch. 6 and started looking through them and I knew right away what I was Going to talk about ;) .......
La Esperanza :) (Hope) hehe 
And So the time came and I don't know where it came from but I talked for a good 15 min. on Hope and what it is and how we can get more of it. 
I focused more in the perspective or our point of view, and how we need to see ourselves like we are... Children of an Almighty, All Powerful, All Loving God, That wants us to be exactly Like Him. And when we have that in mind it changes the way we do things a little bit :) 
So that was cool too :) 
3. So there was a Emergency Transfer on Wed. So we are now 3 in San Carlos. Yeah Yeah Trio! And also found out from the one who went Elder Howell is one of Corbin´s cousins!! That was cool!! 
4. And Wow how the Time has flown.   
I´m a so grateful to my Father in Heaven for this great opportunity that I have had to serve for this first year. To work as an instrument in His hands. I have had some of the greatest times of my life here in the mission! The mission is literally the best place in the world to be. I have a had a little time to look back... just kidding I've had no time at all ;) but as I think a little I have grown so much in all aspects of my life :) And Thankful for this year that I've had and looking forward to the one that is to come...
Cuz as everyone knows, The Game is Won or Lost in the 2nd Half... ;)

Have a great one! Take care! and "Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope 
Cool Thing we have in the house.
Cleanin the house has its  props.. ;) 
4th of July pic
This is San Fabian! this day we got stuck in a hail storm!hahaha
Trio in Thug/Rain Gear 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Formula 2?¿!¡

Wow! What a week!
So we thought Formula 1 was to basic, so I wanted to kick it up a notch! And so this week we almost doubled F1! :) With 2 Baptisms! 10 news! Tons of lessons! more with a date! and a couple at Church!! It was a good one! :)
And one of these new families that we found, I'm sure that in about 4 months she will be Relief Society President! She was awesome!
Elder Hambrick and I have also found many people in San Fabian!
Pics: :)                                                                                  
This is Nicole, She is 17, and the Daughter of a member that we found by passing by a old missionaries pic for them and then got to know them and it was an awesome Experience! 
and She didn't get baptized with her mom and sister cuz at this time didn't believe in God, but then she made a big change and now it's a whole happy family looking towards The Temple :) 
She was a little nervous Everything came out good! :) 
When we went to go  fill up the Faunt there was a party going on! haha
We also reactivated Her mom and Sister who is a little younger. And now the Mom was called to work with the Young Women! 
And This is Ignacio, He is 22. And found him cuz he is the cousin of this Brother, and the only reason cuz he didn't get baptized with his Mom was cuz his dad didn't let him :) but now all is well! 
Hope you all have an awesome week! and 
"Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Formula 1!

This week was awesome!
So president has this thing called "Formula 1" which basically what our goals are for every week which is 20 Lessons with a member present + 5 New Investigators + 4 in the Church + 4 with a Baptismal Date = 1 Baptism! Every Week! and well its really hard to do, but thats exacly what we did!!! Oh yeah!! 26+5+4+4=1!! 
And this is Franco! He is 12 and dope! We found him from his grandma that is a member, and was really fun to teach! We had a couple of problems with his parents that didn't want him to be baptized and things like that. But we shared some scriptures and said a prayer together and he said that he knew that he had to do it. So we did! and it was good because his Grandma is his Guardian!  
Also this happened: :) 
We were walking on a appointment that fell and in a house we heard people talking outside their house like "you have to be baptized again because the other was true ..." and so on. We passed and then felt we should talk to them, and recent this morning by district class we talked about that focus on parents, so when we play we only say like 2 words and told to especially pass the family pope and we had a great lesson With a family of like 7!
And I also have some videos that I'll send in a little bit! 
So all is well here! Hope all is good out there! 
Take care! and "Do Good"TM 
Elder Hope 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Crazy week

Well This week went by very fast!
But one experience would be with one investigator named Pedro when we went to teach him lesson 3 or the gospel of Jesus Christ. Which is Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, recieving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. And after that he was saying that he's only ever been presented in the Catholic church but never baptized, "When can I get baptized? And what do I have to do to get baptized?" and we were both like oh wow! cuz I've never heard that before! Then we were filling out his Record and found that they are living together without being married, and we were like, oh yeah you kinda have to get married to... "yeah that's fine we can do that."!!! That for sure people never do that! So that was a good lesson!
Then we were planning a Baptism this week for Franco, but in the last minute on friday night right before his interview he got scared because his grandma was pressuring him too much and so they just left to Conce, but we have an appointment tomorrow so everything will be okay. Cuz I Know that this is true and everytime he talks to us he feels the spirit and wants to do it :)
But that's what I remember from this week,
I hope you all have a great one! and remember to "Do Good"TM
Elder Hope

I also got some sweet ties from a Sweet Sowards!! ;) Thanks man!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fathers day!

Well this week was a really good one!
Getting to know my companion Elder Beeston, from Mesa Arizona.
But something cool about him is he is the only member in his family.
And got baptized only 1 year before his mission. and now has 20 1/2 months in the mission.
The house in the background and so now we are 4 gringos in the same house again for me! 
The week was good cuz well we repased by some people that Elder Souza didn't want to! And now want to listen and so we had 12 news this week! And 4 with a baptism date!! yeah yeah!! It was a good one!
And in one of these lessons that we had was on Fathers Day so we talked a little about Fathers that we have on earth and also in Heaven.
And I'm so grateful for them both! They have both Helped me so much in my life to become the person I am today. I really have been blessed to have such a great Dad, and for us all a Father who loves us all!
Thanks ya'll! Take care! Have a great Week! And always...
"Do Good"TM
Elder Hope

Monday, June 12, 2017

Another Cambio gone!

This week was another good one in being the last week for my companion!
Saying goodbye to people and things like that!
But we also got our goals! And everything and in his very last lesson was probably the best that we have ever had and we put someone with a baptism date! Then a lot of people went to church! :)
Saying goodbye to Souza! see you in Brazil! 
Elder Regis also is going! his first comp was Elder Smoot! woo!
Then I've been with Elder Abad for a day now! And we went to go help Elder Hollist last night and had a ton of success! Finding and everything! But tomorrow I will be getting my new companion Elder Beaston to work for the next 6 weeks! 
Just got to keep going!
and "Do Good"TM 
Love Yàll! 
Elder Hope  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Zone Conference/Temple Trip/Playa!!

Oh wow! this week was amazing! 
To start off we had zone conference. And well that is just always a blast! With the spiritual information! The games! The contests! And the food! But the coolest part for me this time was the interview the Presidente Catala. We were in a small bishops office, with a nice space heater. We talked about a couple of things about the sector the house and the comp AS always, but then we talked about me... which was cool :) and how I can be better. :) then after we finished with a prayer he came around the desk and told me, "Confío mucho en usted, va a ser un gran líder en este misión, pero primeramente voy a probar usted ;) " which was really cool :) And then I told him that I was up for the task and he smiled which made me feel really good :)  
Translation: "I trust you very much, you will be a great leader in this mission, but first I will try you. Or you will be tried"
This is Elder Hollist from St. Anthony! His bishop is my uncle!
Then on Saturday we had a temple trip with the ward to Conce! And then we went to the beach to eat and to have some fun! :) 
On the way there we played Catan in the back of the bus! :)

Yeah yeah! 
The group for the temple! President Catala had like a fireside for us :) 
Yeah! They said it will be done in about 10 months! :) 
Like I said I promised pics so here they are! haha 
Lunch on the beach with the ward! 
Copihue=The National Flower of Chile 
The hike to the beach! :) 
it says "I will go I will do" - Nephi ;)haha 
A little panoram :)
Comp pic on the beach! 
And so that was the week, it was really good! And I hope that you all have a good one too!
Go "Do Good"TM
Elder Hope