Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 25, 2016

We are still having trouble finding so we are praying a lot for investigadors

he is a recent convert he is a good guy

the kid in the pictures can't enter the temple now but has the goal to enter in August!

we went to the temple as a ward it was a great trip!

Bowling with the Zone
love you guys

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 17, 2016 - HUMP DAY WEEK!!

Duran is great its a really good city. We have 1 ward in my sector. its just one but in the zone there are 8

im sending a bunch of pics

we didnt catch them we were sitting at a members house eating and the guy came in with a ton of fish and i was like oh dad has got to see this!!! the catfish one is called Bagre and the other with the giant teeth is called Corbina

the pancakes we ate cause i completed a year

Alright sorry i cant write that much but i love you guys and im glad you guys have a great time at the coast!!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

Well this week Marco told us with a really sad face that he was not going to be able to come to church anymore cause he cant afford to miss work he says he will loose to many clients.  We invited him to pray and to listen to God and ask him what to do he keeps asking and so are we.  

We found a new family yesterday!! at a family night.  they are evangelist but we just had a lesson about the family and the proclamation and watched a video and it went great they loved it!! They said they are going to investigate the church.  a few days before that, the mom of the same family was sick and for some reason and her leg hurt a ton. her neighbors who are members asked her if she wanted a blessing from the elders and she said it was alright i image that she thought well my leg hurts like crap and i believe in God its worth a try.  We came in and blessed her with the power of the priesthood i got to say the blessing and told her to be healed, i didnt ask God that she might be healed or maybe be healed but to be healed.  I really realized the power of the priesthood after that blessing.  God gives the priesthood to righteous living men that are willing to serve God.  So that we can give blessing in the name of Jesus Christ.  Its as if Jesus was giving the blessing not me.  And i know that Jesus would never say, ok we blessing that you maybe can walk if you really want to. No i know and i knew he would say I command that, you shall walk and shall run!!!!  Jesus Christ did it in the past and he never changes so he does it today.  After the blessing we sat down and talked and she said he has heard a the same words in other churched before but never has felt what she felt on that day.  I know it was by the power of God that we can bless people and i dont brag about this power cause it is not mine but it is of my King and my God. I am nothing compared to him yet.  i Just serve him and represent him when he needs me to!
yeah its alright i know that the lord prepares people and i just need to find that sometimes they are just now ready for the harvest but i have to go now and i love you all say hi to the family and tell them i love them and have fun and be safe at the coast i dont want anyone drowning on my mission.

This is a poem (from a hymn) that Rob shared with Caleb:
Know this that every soul is free
To chose his life and what he'll be
For this eternal truth is giv'n
That God will force no man to heav'n

He'll call, persuade, direct aright
And bless with wisdom, love and light
In nameless ways be good and kind
But never force the human mind

Freedom and reason make us men
Take these away and what are we then?
Mere animals, and just as well
The beasts may think of heav'n or hell

May we no more our pow'rs abuse,
But ways of truth and goodness choose
Our God is pleased when we improve
His grace and seek His perfect love

Monday, July 4, 2016


"They got baptized!  This is a family in Ventanas!"

Family in Ventanas that Caleb was teaching.
no they got babtised this last week but that pic was my last day in ventanas and elder mecham wrote me and told me that got it done im so happy!!

His letter to the group:

Well i got transferred!! im in duran but ive been here for like 3 weeks now i just suck at writing haha but things are going great here!! We have an investigador named Marco!! he is super dope he went to church yesterday and cause it was my favorite sunday in the entire world cause its fast sunday he got to listen to like 20 people bear there testimony about Jose smith!!  I felt the spirit really strong in the meeting and apparently he did too cause in the second hour of church i asked how he felt in the first hour and he said that he knew that Jose Smith was a prophet and that the book of mormon is the word of god!!! we are going to talk to him today more about it but im basically really excited about that!!!

Rob said he wished he could be there to add his testimonio:haha i wish you were too!!

I asked if he was still able to send pics from his phone but I meant camera:
what phone haha i know you mean camara haha and no the wifi in the church is crap but i had to delete a virus in the camara to send them now!!
it wouldnt let me send pics but now its good! what are you guys doing for the 4th today
yes i got the the letters from cammie and yes the second pair of pants came on tuesday

I asked how it was being a zone leader:
busy i have to send a ton of informes to president and the asistants but its fun at the same time i really like it
Rob asked him where his comp is from:
Elder Contreras de Trujillo Peru
but i have to go now i love you all happy fourth of July!!!

June 27, 2016

We didn't hear much from Caleb today.  Here is what he wrote in response to our backyard rock wall being re-done and Clay Wilson getting his mission call:

you guys need to slow down!!! what the heck!! 

mission calls, you guys are destroying my house!!  you guys need to quite changing. ok i got to go i just wanted to say hi!!

The wall we are "destroying"