Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017---SERVICIO, WHAT I LACK, SUPPOSEDLY VERY HEALTHY, HELP HIM GET MORE BLESSINGS

March 28, 2017

SERVICIO
















WHAT I LACK
It's been pretty rough here in our area. It feels like not a lot of people want to listen to us but that is part of life and we just have to keep going and plowing on. This change I have been learning a lot. It's been a change less successful then others but I am really learning a lot about myself and learning how I need to be better and what I lack to be a verdadero discipulo de Jesucristo (true disciple of Jesus Christ). 


SUPPOSEDLY VERY HEALTHY
agua viene de este palo supuestamente es bien saludable...(Water comes from this stick is supposedly very healthy ...)




HELP HIM GET MORE BLESSINGS
We have one hermano that is great.  His wife is member but he isn't.  He has been going to church for a couple of weeks but it's all really new to him so we are trying to help him and explain everything to help him get more blessings. 

Les Amo
Elder Sweat

March 21, 2017---#NO FILTER, #ALL BLACK AND WHITE PARTY, WORKING HARD TO FIND THE LORD'S SHEEP, TACKLE AT THE MEGA PACA, THE ZONE-RETRO

 MARCH 21, 2017

#NO FILTER
#igot6jobsidontgettired#nofilter haha



#ALL BLACK AND WHITE PARTY
My companion and I a week or two ago haha.  #allblackinaallwhiteparty





WORKING HARD TO FIND THE LORD'S SHEEP
Elder Santos and I are looking for new ways to find people here in our area.  We are doing well.  We are working with two men that their wives are members but they are not.  We are trying to animarles (encourage) and get them gong to church and receiving a answer that this is all true.  I will be working hard to find the ovejas del se├▒or (Lord's sheep.)

Les Amo
Elder Sweat

TACKLE AT THE MEGAPACA
P.S.  Funny story.  We were in a Megapaca which is kind of like D.I. (a second hand store) and Pres y Hma Markham entered and scared my companion silently and I had my back turned a couple feet away but my natural instinct, idk, from football or what, I turned around in time to see Pres Markham coming to tackle me, haha!  It was a surprise!   We got to talk with them for a couple of minutes and meet some family of theirs.

THE ZONE-RETRO

La mala noticia es que el tiempo vuela.... (The bad news is that time flies...)La buena es que tu eres el Piloto (The good thing is that you are the Pilot).

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 14, 2016---COUNCIL LEADERS, MIRACLES AND FAITH, FOOTBALL AND KITCHEN, HER GRANDPA WAS HEALED


Consejo de lideres en Villa Nueva (Council leaders in Villa Nueva ) 


MIRACLES AND FAITH
It's going well.  The work in our area is starting to pick up and we are finding more people. Yesterday we had 2 miracles.  We went to go visit 2 families that are menos activo (less active) and pfs but they weren't there. But we found 3 news en camino (new on the way) too.  So that was awesome that we were able to open our mouths and follow the 1st impression of the spirit.  And they were all positive.  I have the faith that they will get baptized. 



Los reinos de futbol y la cocina (The kingdoms of football and kitchen)


HER GRANDPA WAS HEALED
We also have another hermana that goes to church and stuff but struggles on the thought of baptism.  But Elder Cancino gave her a promise that her grandpa would heal cuz he was about to die.  A couple days later after changes he healed and everything.  She still hasn't been baptized but we are helping her and she is a lot more positive every time we go with her.  Sometimes we can't take "No," for an answer dijo (says) Elder Rasband and Pres Markham. 

Les Amo
Elder Sweat

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A FEW WORDS ABOUT MY CURRENT AND EX-COMPANION, FINDING NEW WAYS, THE INNOCENT SUFFER THE MOST



The bus.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT MY CURRENT AND EX-COMPANION
Elder Santos is a great joker and likes to work and he's just a really great guy overall and he's tall like me, hahahaha, JK.   My ex-companion, Elder Guzman, wrote me today and I could really feel the love and the spirit reading what he wrote so that was awesome. 

*Surprise photo sent to me from a tourist in Guatemala today.  Looking good Elder Sweat and Elder Santos.
Viva Mexico, Pt. 2



That unity en ropa (in clothes) haha.



FINDING NEW WAYS
Yeah, we are working hard here finding new maneras (ways) to trabajar (work) in our area. Lots of people are a little cerrrado (closed) so we have to find different ways to find the escogidos (selected).   This week was a little hard cuz we almost don't have anyone (to teach) so we were working hard to find the people that are ready and willing to act. 


Alien

Tuk Tuk

Viva Mexico!

THE INNOCENT SUFFER THE MOST
Something that I'm learning here on the mission is that the innocent suffer the most. There are lots of people here that are passing (through) lots of hardship that need the help of the gospel to understand everything.  

Les Amo
Elder Sweat

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 1, 2017---NEW COMPANION, KNOCK LIKE CRAZY AND BUILD BRIDGES, TOES ARE GETTING BETTER, I KNOW, RIGHT? QUOTING PRESIDENT MARKHAM, FIND HIM, WHERE'S WALDO

MARCH 1, 2017

NEW COMPANION
Yeah so my new companion is Elder Santos who is from Mexico. Photos of the new zone.  In front number 7 Elder Santos and number 42 Elder Sweat .



KNOCK LIKE CRAZY AND BUILD BRIDGES
We were able to baptize one of our investigators and it was a great experience. The teaching is a little tough right now.  We are starting from square 1 and a half cuz we have one person that can get baptized, but from her there is no one.  But it's all good.  It's like opening an area again cuz you got to go back to the "antiguo invitation"--- knock like crazy and build puentes (bridges) with the members, etc.  But it's all good.  I have the fe (faith) that we are going to baptize.  This week was great and just got to focus on the work. 

TOES ARE GETTING BETTER
I have been doing mostly core for my toes cuz my 2 big toes got operated on, not just one, haha.  But they are getting better and don't really hurt. 

I KNOW, RIGHT?
*In response to his dad saying, "Before you know it, your full time service will be over and you will be involved in many aspects of life.  This is the one time you can devote everything you have in the service of our Heavenly Father so continue to make the most of it.  I'm sure as you do that you will be blessed."   I know, right?  Everyone says,  "Man, your time will pass by super fast now."  My companion says they say the same thing to him.  He will finish one change before I do.  I know, I just want to be able to focus and work hard my last part of my mission. 

QUOTING PRESIDENT MARKHAM
"We need to make the atonement personal for us."  Presidente Markham.

Les Amo
Elder Sweat



FIND HIM
Conferencia de Zona.   Elder Sweat---find him.





WHERE'S WALDO?
Conference with Elder Rasband.  Where's Waldo? (haha) Find Elder Sweat.