Tuesday, January 6, 2015

God Knows Each One of Us

January 5, 2015

Dear Family, 

Another great day in the mission field. Elder Morris and I are getting along great and we are seeing miracles. I love the mission so much! About 2 weeks ago I heard that Rebeca got baptized in Melo! She decided to dump her boyfriend and become a member of the church! That was really great to hear. Recently Elder Morris and I found a young couple and they are both super excited to hear the Gospel. They told us that the first contact that we made with them in the street they felt the spirit, and they felt it again in the first lesson. Elder Morris and I work really well together and we had one of the best CCE (How to Begin Teaching) ever! They are really prepared.....the only problem is that they need to get married. Why is it so hard to get people married here?! The funny thing is that his nickname is Bin Laden. I want to baptize Bin Laden! I have no idea why that is his nickname.

Here in Las Piedras we now have 28 Missionaries in our zone which makes it the biggest zone in the mission. The good thing is that all of them are really good people. It is such a testimony builder to see so many good missionaries who sacrifice a lot to be here doing the work of the Lord. On the day of changes we all arrived back to Las Piedras with the bags of everyone and we were waiting for taxi's and such when all of a sudden a massive rainstorm came in with lots of wind and everything. It was so powerful that it knocked down a ton of trees all over the city. Luckily we were all safe in the church. The problem was that at this time of the year there is a giant feria (market type deal) in the street right in front of the church. Chao tents and tarps and everything. That wind made everything fly. But all of the missionaries saw it and so we all ran out to help these people. Luckily the storm only lasted a little bit but it was still raining pretty good. We helped a lot of people though and it felt good. Many of them were crying because that is all that they have in this life and much of it got destroyed. It was so cool to see a bunch of missionaries out there working in the rain helping people out. The Hermanas were out there doing work too! We have a good zone.

This is the work of the Lord. I have never been happier in my life. God knows each one of us and so it doesn't matter how hard things get, if we truly love him and we show him our love through our obedience we will be blessed. The church is true!


Elder Lacey

I wondered why Elder Lacey sent us a picture of his chicken dinner....
Then I saw the teeth and the snout!!!

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