Ok guys i apologize for the quick email however i dont have much time! This week was super great and a really cool experience i wanted to share with yall is when i first got to the area president hall was super upset with the missionaries and the ward because our ward apparently has the most potential to split the ward but the attendence recently had started to decrease fast. Anyways the ward for a long time was stuck in a rut of decreasion and every week was less and less in the church. And when i got to the area we set goals with the bishop to never have it decrease again and the 2nd week we went from 108 to 125 in the church and our goal for this week was 140 and we had 138 in the church so we were super excited! and it was a testimony to us that when we work our butts off and have faith in the lord also when we work with those members we can have success!
I love you all and i know this work is so beautiful and needed in the world! people need the gospel and one thing i learned from my 2 or 3 weeks in this area is that the members are more important in the work of the lord than the missionaries. Because its the members who have a real connection with the people also they speak way better spanish than me and the members dont have fear of being direct and inviting people to come to christ! So for all those members at home BE MISSIONARIES OF HEART NOT OF NAME!!!!! and as for the missionaries out there work with the members because their message and connection with investigators and less actives is more important than your connection with them. i love you all and pray for you daily! Read your scriptures, say your prayers and open your mouths to share the gospel!