Sunday, August 15, 2010

Juan and Isla get Baptized!

August 9, 2010

Hola mi familia!
Well it has been quite a week, we had 2 more baptisms this week! Juan and Ilsa, it was awesome. These are true converts. Juan is already bringing his family so we can teach them and at church in the class we have for the investigators he was bearing this super strong testimony to one of our other investigators and I was just so happy. I know what the scripture in D&C 18:13 means now because I have felt that joy. I have attached some pics of them and some other things.
So tell me what happened, why did Amelia get laid off? I didn't think they could lay her off, isn't she like the big boss lady? Tell her not to worry, soon she will be a vet, and she will be saving a horse's life someday. That's crazy that all those people are getting married, tell them all congrats for me. So I had a pretty cool eye opening experience this week, I had this dream that I came home and you were all there in the airport waiting for me and at first I was happy and stoked to be home but then I was sad and really missed the mission and really wanted to go back because I felt like I had so much more to do, and when I woke up I was thinking about what it meant, and when I was writting in my journal I remembered a scripture I had read in Mormon 9:27-28 and know that I just need to right now start applying myself 110% to the mission and just get to work so when I'm released that I collapse because the only thing that was holding me up was the hand of the lord so I could complete my calling, and I know that if I do this I won't have any regrets about the mission!
So another funny thing that happened to us, we were in our weekly planning session and we always have our front door open and the screen door closed so I can see outside from were I sit, and I look outside and there comes walking up to the door two ladies, one old grandma lady and this young girl and they say HOLA and start going on about how they are Jehovas witnesses and want to share a message with us, so when this happens I just look at my comp and start laughing, and we are like sure hold on, so we walk out and they look at us with these big eyes and say "you live here" and we are like yep, but they shared their message and we just listened, but it was pretty funny cause we were the ones that got contacted.
Well that's all I got for this week, thanks for everything guys. Hope all is well. I love you all, hope to here from you all next week. te amo mucho!
Love Elder Paulson
August 2, 2010

Hola mi familia,

Alright here it goes I will answer your questions first.

1.That short guy is kinda like an adopted son of some members here, they don't know how old he is but he has lived with them forever. His name is Chinito, he does all the work for them, he cuts and carries the wood, he carries the water to their house. He hardly talks and when he's not doing anything he just sits in this chair they have there in their house.

2.Those are the birds of some members in my district leader's area and when I was on splits with him they showed them to us. So i took the opportunity for some sick pics.!!! hahhaha

3. Those guys are all over the place they guard the coke/pepsi trucks, they guard restaurants, grocery stores, banks, and any other place you can think of, all the Chinese restuarant have them. This time they were with an armored turck that was bringing money to the BK.

4. The missionary in the middle is my comp. Elder Eslava, the elder behind me is my DL and the others are just other missionaries. If i had time to tell their specs I would, hahaha!

I hope I answered your questions.

Well first mom I want to tell you sorry I got you all worked up about not getting the letter last week, I really was fine, I have learned to deal with this kind of thing. But as you have all said this month will be my hump day, and I still have a lot of learning to do and I feel like I still just barely got here. It really makes me bummed out when I think of how much time has passed already and I already only have one more year in the service of our Lord!

Well with Patricia and Dago, Dago and his daughter got baptized but Patricia and her other kid did not, she has a problem with work and her boss is a big fat JERK!!!! and wont give her the time off to go to church, people need at least 2 times going to church before they get baptized. Sooooo.... we're still working with her and praying a lot. I'm going to talk to her about quiting her job and putting faith in the Lord that he will help her out.

I know that this wasn't a lot, but I ran out of time, I'll be sending a letter this week to you guys. I have a goal to do that every week. Well, love you guys and hope all is well. I love you all!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

July 26, 2010


Well mom I know that I didn't send an email last week......and I'm very sorry, there was a problem with the internet and it was just making me very mad!!!! But now I'm writting you so don't worry. But I didn't get an email from you I just got dads email today and that was it and that letter you forwarded me from chance.

So this week we had a pretty good week we have seen a lot of progression with our investigators. The Family Flores is still doing better, but we are worried about baptising the mom because she works on Sundays and so that means she wouldn't be able to go to church, so then she would not be fulfilling her baptismal covenant. But we are going to see what we can do, we're going to talk with her verly clearly about this. We put a baptismal date also this last week with one of our investigators his name is juan Bonilla and he accepted, so we are going to be working with him a lot but its kinda hard to work with him becuase his whole family are die hard Catholics so there's really no help from there. Now this investigator I'm going to tell you about has a problem I thought I would never find here in catholic country Honduras..... she doesn't believe in Jesus Christ..... her name is Kenya. She belongs to a religion called Bahii or somthing like that, but ya they don't believe in Christ so all we are teaching is Christ, Christ, Christ and more Christ and it's working she's coming to church and she wants to have the lessons. So were really working hard with her!.

Well this week I had quite a cool spiritual experience with the Book of Mormon. Presidante Flores challanged us in June to read the Book of Mormon in three months and I have been rockin.... I'm just getting done with 3rd Nephi. but i was reading in Helaman15:12-13,16 and while i was reading these three verses i had a very strong confirmation from the spirit of the importance of my calling to Central America to serve among the descendants of the Lamanites and to complete the promise of the Lord to them. The reason that was such a amazing experience for me was because I was having some doubts about if this is really where I'm supposed to be, because you guys know that I wanted to go to Samoa or Tonga, but after this experience I know I'm supposed to be here.

Well since I didn't get any questions from you guys that's all I really got for this week then. I love you guys thanks for every thing. I hope to hear from more of you guys next week........?????

Love, Elder Paulson