Monday, April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

This was my first week with my new companion and i found out that hes super dope he plays the guitar and teachs like a stud!!! hes actually from a little town in Ecuador called Rio Bamba but he moved to spain when he was 7 years old and then got called back to hes own country! and he is going home in september so hes got a good amount of time. So we did a ton this week and found 7 new investigadors its actually not that much but on friday we found them and it was super cool the way we did.  so we were on an interchange with my zone leaders and we were going to visit an old investigador and at his house there was like 5 other doods that were freinds of his and they all looked like hardcore thugs so like missionaries we are we were like hey!!! and got to know them and stuff and we started talking about religion and all of them said they all were catholic but they dont go to church and stuff and then somthing i learned from my zone leader was somthing really simple is that thru super simple questions you can catch somones in this case it was just the question have you ever thought why are you in Ecuador? and they all wanted to know more and we explained the plan of salvacion and how god wants us to be happy and has made a plan so that we can.  and we talked about babtism and how it deletes all of the mistakes and wrong doings they have down in the past and they were all like super shocked at that and didnt even know it was possible!!! we invited them to conference but none of them came but thats ok we have a day to come back to teach them all another time. 

oh speaking conference i loved it and i love the profet because i know we has all of the preisthood keys and authority to act in the name of God so i trust him.  one of my favorite talks was Elder Arnold of the seventy.  He talked about the ship that were out in the middle of the storm and another fishing ship went out to rescue them even know they knew they wert going to make it back without getting caught in the storm and i could really apply it to missionary work because if anyones know a little about missionary work they know that it is super hard and you are going to get caught in the storm a little bit and get whiped back and forth and back and forth and it would just be easier to give up and call it quits but you dont cause of the love that you have of God and the people that are stuggling and you go out into that storm anyway and you never give up until you can rescue that ship and that family!  If anyone of you knows a "ship" that is caught out in the storm right now please help them it is incredible what the power of a freind can do and knowing somones name.  Also if you feel like you are caught out in the storm right know do not give up! keep pushing your moter and be humble to the counsels of the profets and of true freinds!  God will never give up on you!  even if you feel like you are at the bottom of the sea and there is know way that anyone even sees you or is out to find you know that there is. God is always there and still loves you and wants you to come back to the dry land.  we are never lost to the father.
oh ya and im still in the same ward but 2 other elders came and so we need to split the sector again and the sector that i chose to have has all my investigadors so thats why i chose it but im still going to see her on sunday and on interchanges. the new elder in the house if from the domican republic and he loves baseball
Elder Gallardo is my comp and Elder stringham is from centerville and he is training Elder Frica from the dominican republic

ok ive got to go now but i love you all and i hope you guys enjoyed conference as much as i did! love Elder Blackhurst

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