"If you labor all your days and bring one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy" D&C 18:15

Monday, June 23, 2014

Testimony of the temple

Hola Familia!

The weeks just keep going by faster and faster! This week we found a new investigator named Orelio. He has been fighting his addiction with alcohol for years, and has now been 6 months sober. He just wants to do what God wants him to do, so after talking with us, he gladly accepted an invitation to come to church. Then we set a bautismal date with him for the 12th of July. I told him that would be a great birthday present for me!

We are still working with the mom of the kids we baptized! We are trying to help her understand what God wants for her, and that sin never was happiness. She has come far from where she was, so we hope that she can pray and find an answer and continue her search for happiness.

Also, we are working with Sandra who is the daughter-in-law of our ward mission leader. She is super close and just wants to learn a little bit more about the temple in the scriptures. I think it's so cool how much the scriptures talk about the temple, why we have them and how God has given us temples since the time of Adam! I learned that before the time of Jesus they used temples to make covenents and sacrifices to their God. In the Bible when the people have been rightous, God has told them to build a house for Him. I was reading in Isiah 2:2 and it explains that the Lord will build His house upon the mountain top(Utah) and that all nations will flow unto it. It is cool to see that prophecy from Isaiah being fulfilled in the latter days! We are now blessed because we have the opportunity to do ordinances for the dead. I love the Gospel and I think it's amazing how studying to help my investigators also helps me strengthen my testimony. Just by doing the little things every day like praying, reading the scriptures and serving others can help anyone gain a testimony and feel the spirit.

Les Queiro Y les Amo!!!

Tortilla Total: 1145

Big Mac Count:17

Working on a truck with the ward mission leader

Elder Corbett wearing a mask

A trip to a museum


Monday, June 16, 2014

A new companion and a dream

Hola Familia!

This week has been a super and crazy fast week! I helped Elder Rodas pack up for Honduras and then I helped my new companion, Elder Rivera who is from Nicaragua, unpack! Also, we have been working really hard trying to get more baptism dates, and also helping the zone baptize as well.

It's so crazy to me to see a missionary go home, because for me I feel like I've been in the mission since I was born, and that I will probably never go home haha! But to see Elder Rodas go home and to hear from him is so weird! I now realize how short the time is on the mission and that I need to start working even harder! Which is good, because my new companion Elder Rivera is one of the hardest working missionaries in the mish! So I am learning a lot from him, including the importance of being super obedient in the mission and working from sun up until sun down! Also, I'm trying to teach him to enjoy the mission! So, I hope we find a half-way point to where we can have fun and work and have success!

We have been working very hard with a couple of our investigators, like Hermana America, the mom of the 2 kids that just got baptized! Also, Sandra, another investigator, had her baby so she also is ready to be baptized!

I am amazed at all of the things that happen on the mission! Like one of our investigators, Josue Veza finally prayed to see if he should be baptized in our church. That night he had a dream where he was dressed in white. He says he was in the temple, and I came up to him dressed in white, and I told him that he needed to be baptized or he couldn't receive exhaltation. So that's pretty cool, knowing that the Lord trusts me enough to help other people, even in their dreams!

But all is well in the mish! I hope you all have a great week! Les Quiero y les amo!

Tortilla Total: 1123

Big Mac Count: 14

Elder Corbett with Elder Rivera from Nicaragua

With a family of investigators

McDonalds for the kids

Monday, June 9, 2014

This week has been a great week!

Hola Familia!

This week has been a great week, made better by it ending with baptisms! All I have to say, is that I'm getting so fat with all the members who give us food. Especially because Elder Rodas is leaving. When we go say goodbye to all of the members, they give us food. Yesterday, we ate like 4 dinners! Wow!

But Elder Rodas is leaving with baptisms in his last week! We worked really hard this week on preparing the kids, Luis, Carlos, and Jhonny to be baptized. Their mom has told us that she loves going to our church, and she wants to get baptized, but there's just a couple of things that she needs to change before she can be baptized! This week we are going to work really hard on helping her come unto Christ and to keep the commandments.

Tomorrow there are changes, and I will be going to pick up my new companion! It will be fun having a new companion and I just hope he doesn't go home next change like Elder Rodas! Also, this week we have our last multi-zone conference with President Bautista! After that, there will be no communication with him. Hopefully, I will still be able to talk to him haha! June 27th is President Smith's first day in the mission and they said that he and President Bautista just have a one hour meeting and then they are done! So it will be fun to see all the new things that happen! Les Amo! Les Quiero!

Tortilla Total: 1106

Big Mac Total: 12

Elder Corbett and Elder Rodas

The baptism of Luis, Carlos and Jhonny.

Baptism Balloons

Eating Pizza and McDonalds

Zone Conference

A truck full of cows.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sorry that I didn´t email last week!

Hola Familia!

Sorry that I didn´t email last week! I forgot my camera and it wouldn't be the same if I just sent an email with out pictures!!!! The last couple of weeks have been fun! We did a lot of splits with the other missionaries to help with baptisms. President and Sister Bautista even came and visited people with us! We found an amazing family who we hope to baptize this Saturday! Also, my companion is leaving next week so he went and had his final interview to prepare to go home.

So after being so busy, I finally have time to write! Not too much has happened these past couple of weeks. We have just been working hard trying to find new people who are willing to progress. I can feel a whole bunch of baptisms coming up with the new people we are teaching, including one family of 6 that we found, a single mom and her 5 kids. The mom got out of jail 3 months ago. She tells us that she has lived a hard life trying to provide for her kids, including doing certain jobs extracting money for other people and that's why she went to jail. But don't worry, we taught her a lot about repentance. Thanks to the other missionaries before us, who always visited her kids and gave them clothes and food, she was so grateful that she came to church this Sunday. Tonight, we have family home evening with her and she is going to give us the answer of whether or not she wants to be baptized with her kids this Saturday. The members are so great to her and are helping her find a job right now, so this baptism could really help her.

Well that's about all I can think of. It's raining so much here! It has been raining straight from 3 in the afternoon yesterday, until noon today! Well, I hope all of you have a great week with out any rain! Les Amo!

Tortilla Total: 1080

Big Mac Count: 11

BTW I had McDonalds for breakfast :)

Standing in a corn field in Olientepeque.

My companion checking the calendar to see how many days he has left.


Missionary Lunch