Monday, August 14, 2017

Week 57: Guardar los compromisos (Save the Commitments)

P-Day Water Ballon Fight Participants!!!

Hola todos (hello everyone) from San Pedro Sula or as the Catrachos say, "Jan Pedro." This week has been a pretty interesting week for sure. First of all, this change is just flying by. We are already in the 4th week and it feels like Elder Cox got here like half an hour ago. Time is sure flying and before we know it we'll have changes again.

So this last week we had interviews with Presidente Bush. Mission presidents and wives are basically your mom and dad while on the mission, so it's always nice to sit down and have a chat with him. We used to not have interviews every change, but now we do and I like it like that because President always has a ton of great ideas for helping out our missionary experience. So that was great.

So our baptismal date for the 19th of August that we had unfortunately fell through, but nevertheless Elder Cox and I are moving forward with a perfect brightness of hope for God and all of our investigators. We have one investigator that is really cool. He's in his younger twenties and he is super pilas. Hermana Bush in our last zone conference made a big emphasis on working with younger people and technology and it is cool to see how well it works. One of the cool things about teaching younger people is that they are kind of in a moment of finding their own path and learning how they want the rest of their life to play out and what better message than ours to share with them. Elder Cox and I have lately been focusing on trying to help our investigators keep commitments so we have kinda come up with this game plan of coming up with some easier commitments that they will have an easier time keeping to help them do a kinda line upon line process. It's been working well. We have done stuff like left videos for people to watch and inviting people to look at Mormon.org. Stuff that the younger people will have an easier time doing that might help them get into good scripture studying habits are have the desire to read the scriptures.
Today was super fun. Two districts in our zone played capture the flag with water balloons. It was our district (San Pedro Sula) against the others (?La ideal? not sure on the name). Needless to say our district won. It was super fun and it got the zone involved and helped build district unity. 





Well, that's pretty much it for this week! Thanks for all the support!
-Elder Dority

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 56: Fechas! (Dates!)

At night on a bridge with Elder Cox

Hola todos! (Hello Everyone!)

So this last week has definitely been a good week here in San Pedro Sula 2. My new companion has definitely been pushing me to work just a little harder and try to complete with President's advice of finding "just one more." We were able to help two people accept baptismal dates for the 19th and 26th of this month! That would be super cool because this area hasn't seen a baptism for quite a while.

It has been a kind of a struggle helping people accept a baptismal date. During the lessons with these two people we decided to focus more on talking about how accepting a baptismal date is an act of faith and that if they do it the Lord will respond to their act of faith. It went really well and now we have two solid investigators with baptismal dates.

With one of the investigators that accepted a baptismal date, we went to teach her the Word of Wisdom. With this investigator I had previously taught the Word of Wisdom with my last companion, but she had not accepted the commitment to living commandment. Elder Cox and I were talking a lot about what we could do to help her accept the Word of Wisdom. We decided that we would focus more on helping her understand that obeying this law requires having faith in Christ because really when Joseph Smith revealed this law he was just a mouth-piece for God. The lesson went really well and she committed to keeping the Word of Wisdom!

Being a co-district leader with Elder Cox has been really good. It's nice because we can ask for advice from each other about what we need to do to help out the ZLs and APs.


District Meeting-DL's, ZL's, AP's

Well, that's pretty much it from San Pedro this week. Thanks for all the support and I hope you guys have a great week!

-Elder Dority