Monday, April 25, 2016

Baptism of a Family!

This week has been full of so many things! I don't even know where to start! Well first off we are teaching a lot! But this week was a little bit of a struggle due to the fact that Friday we had the wedding of the Celis Family and then Saturday we had their baptisms which was an amazing experience! i will share some pictures with you later! 

Well this week I finished the Book of Mormon. I don't know if I shared that with you already. But this is the 3rd time that I have read it! How can it not be true this book! It is the Word of our Lord Christ. I know he lives and that He visited the Americas. 

As missionaries in the zone we have put the focus in using The Book of Mormon while we are contacting and proselyting! And yesterday we had a fun little experience we where contacting and in the books that we hand out there are little pictures of Joseph Smith and of Lehi and his family and when Christ comes to the Americas! Those little pictures are so helpful to explain The Book of Mormon in like 5 minutes. 
This Friday was the wedding of the Celis family the family that we helped get baptized. The wedding reception was really well done by the ward besides the fact that when we got there they hadn't decorated yet.... that was fun... I was pretty mad. But everything turned out great! 

And their baptisms were even better! I spent the whole day looking for the baptism clothes I was so flustered! But in the end we found all the clothes and they got baptized! I am grateful to my Father in Heaven for  the experience that I could have with them. They are happy and content for the step that they h

ave taken!! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Book of Mormon

Hey Mom! 

This week has been filled with many experiences that have helped me gain a better testimony! Well first we have to carry a Book of Mormon where ever we go and one day we are on a bus and I was looking at the Book and started to think about the eternal significance of the Book of Mormon and I said to myself. " These people have no clue what is inside this book! They need to know to be saved!" It just made be think about how important it is!

Well that family that we are going to help get married and then help get baptized are doing very well! They are excited and the ward is also helping them get situated for everything! The ward is playing a big role in helping them get married and baptized. But to respond to your question I haven't gotten sick that much. I just have had coughs and stomach aches and nothing else. I have never thrown up... nothing like that! 

But also this week we invited a family with a single mom and her kids to come to church and they came and it seemed like that didn't like it that much or something but my mind changed this morning when she texted us and told us that she wants to go and she also wants her kids to go as well. That made me feel so much better about her progress. 

This week was the first week in the chapel that I felt just like crying. Because there were so many people that comitted to coming but didn't come. It just made me really sad to the point of crying. But I didnt cry... :) 

Hope all is well. Thank you for the school schedule. 
Elder Spencer

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Worth of Souls

My dear Mother, 

This week has been a really good week! So many things have happened I have had lots of experiences that I would love to share with you! REady? Ok first off I was thinking about a phrase that Pres. Monson said in conference. When he said that your decisions will determine our final destination. That really impacted me to the point to do a self evaluation and see how well I was making decisions. I came to the conclusion that I need to better my decision making. Yes it is sufficient right now but it can always be better. We have been working hard this week, my companion and I. Oh ya he is from Bolivia! I didn't mention that? hmmm weird... But I have been making him start the lesson and contact the people this week. Poor thing... he is so lost still. But I was thinking about all the things that he has done this week and I compared them to the first week that he got here. Wow, in that sense he has progressed so much! I have been able to see his efforts and be grateful that he is trying so hard. That makes me happy to see that he is trying hard. We have found so many other people to teach. One day when we were walking through the street a phrase came to my head that the Savior said,  
john 5: 11 am the good shepherdthe good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
When I thought of this little tiny scripture. I felt my blood rush through my body. And I heard something say inside my head, " Feed my sheep Elder Spencer!" I felt a need and a longing to talk to everyone about this wonderful Gospel. I felt responsible for every single soul in my area. And that night I pondered about that feeling and another scripture came to my head that is in DyC 18:10 "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;" 

Elder Spencer 

Monday, April 4, 2016

New Companion


First off I just want to start of my saying. Wow! This conference was one of the best conference that I have heard in a while! Love the announcement of the new temple that is going to be in Lima! I was almost in tears to hear that! But this week has been a little bit stressful with the new comp and the having to teach him everything. But everything is going great! This week we taught some investigators about baptism and he invited them to baptism. THats my boy! 

-So sorry for the short email we got here a little late and other people have been writing me! 

in the picture is my comp right now he has 7 days in the mission