Monday, February 23, 2015

Just letting the Lord Guide Things

Things are all going pretty well here too, besides the fact that we didn't have anyone go to church this last Sunday. We had plans with a lot but they all called us Saturday and told us why they couldn't go. Which was nice because they were responsible but it still kinda stunk! Haha I think this week could be really good and this whole month of March could be really awesome but we'll need to work that much harder if we want the results. But I feel confident that we can make a big difference now. I don't like to think about the numbers, the zone leaders called me last night for the numbers for my district and numbers made it look like we did nothing to help the people come to church,  but that's not true. I just want to help everyone the best way I can. I'll be having a baptism soon, my investigator got interviewed and she passed so that good,  I think it will be next week though, because we found out that her mom is a less active so we want to get her more involved with her daughter and we are going to start teaching another daughter too so that's a new family!!! I'm pretty content with the ways things are, I really like being focused in and just letting the lord guide things.  I love and miss you all!

Elder Chavez

Monday, February 16, 2015

We went crazy this week!

This was one of the best weeks i have ever had in the mission. I get along so well with my companion and we both have the same views and goals for our area. So we went crazy this last week and we taught 26 lessons that's the most I have ever done in the mission!!! We had four people in church on Sunday. Every thing just really feels like it's clicking, it's kinda weird to be honest. haha But I have to say i love it!!! We are even waking up and hour earlier to do some work outs and have more time in the morning before studies. Which I really like. I feel like I'm getting so much more out of the study too. I got to work right away as a district leader, i had my first interview on Wednesday which I was super nervous for, but it was actually really easy, you just pretty much see if they really have a testimony and the desire to be baptized. I was more scared to have my district meeting. Because there are only four elders in my district and I am the one with the least amount of time. One is going to die this cambio (transfer), my companion has 20 months and the other has like exactly 6 more months than i do. So it was interesting but it turned out to be good. I  already know that they are really good elders, so i just want to focus on getting them animated and that we can make all our goal as a district. I might be having another baptism soon, we have a girl with 3 assistance's and all the lessons but we have to wait till she feels ready to be baptised, and she pretty much is ready so we're working on that with her this week. Things are good. I feel really good. I feel like all my mission I've been trying so hard for things to happen and now I feel that with my new companion all is possible in this area or in other words we are kicking butt. haha Love you all! 7 months today!
           Elder Chavez

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New Adventures Ahead ...

 Things are going to be a little different this transfer. So my companion Elder Hurtado is going to Bogota to be a zone leader and I'm getting a new one, His name is Elder Moronico he is from Argentina. I was with him last week when Elder Hurtado went to Bogota. But the real adventure is that I have been called to be a District Leader here in Neiva. So that is the biggest news I have for you guys! And I have to say I am really nervous but I know I can do it. It's funny, I have two ex district leaders in my district so I have a lot of back up and help. I'm really glad that my mission president has the trust in me to do this. And I'm really excited to have this experience to learn. It's defiantly going to be an adventure. HahaJust to let you know my health is totally fine. I worked all day every day this week so no need to worry about that anymore. My toes still get a little swollen by the end of the day but I'm fine! Oh and something I forgot to tell you last week ... Clay Moss (kid Mason went to school with since kindergarten) was emergency transferred here to Neiva. So we have been talking a lot which is cool and super wierd at the same time, it makes me feel like I was just in high school yesterday! I love my New companion so things should be really good. Love you all!

Elder Chavez

Monday, February 2, 2015

Almost back to 100%

My mission presidents wife said I had to rest until Saturday. So I just sat around and practically did nothing all week. But we got out for Saturday and Sunday which was nice. But we didn't have anyone in church and no one progressing this week. But how can I expect to have some when we didn't work. But that's OK we can start I'm almost back to 100 percent. I actually won't be working in my area until Wednesday this week. Elder Hurtado went to Bogota today for some conference. So I'm in a three some for the next few days in another area. But I feel like I can learn a lot with these two elders. One goes home on Tuesday and the other in like 4 months. So they are really experienced so I really like that. So things are going good and getting better too. Love you all. So glad the stuff I sent finally got there.  

Elder Chavez
Christmas finally arrived on January 28, 2015