Monday, July 25, 2016

Week 42 - Progressing Investigators

HEY, how are you?! My week was good! We were slammed with lessons, and there are so many great people, but none of them came to church this week.... I feel really good right now. Excited for transfers! Because today is the last p day of the transfer, our district got together and played soccer and basketball, I still know how to ball out, fyi, and then the zone got together for a lunch at some peruvian restaurant.

Can you believe that we're closer to Christmas than January? Geez. It's August. Once ol' Santa comes to town, we're gonna be on the home stretch pops! I love, love, love, my time out here, but that doesn't mean I don't think about coming home from time to time.

Above is Brad's email to me and below answers to Katherine's questions

1. I feel really good, we walk a lot, so I feel like I am in really good shape, other than I'm getting fat, sooo.....
2. We have a mountain of new investigators, some really good ones, but none came to church this last week, but that's alright. Considering we've only had 1-2 lessons with each of them, I expect a lot of good things this week!
3. I don't have any pics of the outside, I will check my camera and see what I have!
4. 2 Nephi 22: 1-3. We will occasionally do things that offend the Lord, but he hasn't turned away, and he won't turn away. The joy we draw will be everlasting if we trust in Him, and make him our ¨song¨

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Week 41 - New Investigators & Zone Conference

How are you doing? We have to contact a lot now, President said each comp has to contact 5 new people every day, so we have a lot of new investigators, but nobody is progressing quite yet. We are working on it, though.  This week we are slammed with appointments, so I really think we will have progressing investigators the next week. I am almost positive. We had zone conference as well. President Jensen from the temple (president of the temple) blew our minds with Book of Mormon doctrine. Let me tell ya, he´s gonna be an Apostle. And he went out of his way to talk to me, and we talked about Stewart Glazier as well, they are both awesome guys. And President Hansen taught a killer class as well.  

We went and played soccer this morning, which reinforced my dislike of soccer, and then we went to Luigi´s, and now I'm here! I love you so much! Have a great week!

Maria Vargas, Brad, Elder Infante

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Week 40!

My week was slow, but we did get to go to the temple which was awesome!! I heard and saw the video of Logan (Amy and Justin's son, who was just called to Cusco, Peru) opening his call, that's awesome!! He will be close to me, and will experience much of what I have experienced, but from what the Peruvians tell me, and a fact, is that Peru is a step above Bolivia. And he will see a wonder of the world (Machu Picchu). Lucky dog.  I don't have a real story this week, but I do have a scripture: Jacob 3:1, when you read you'll understand why I like it so much. You can compare it with D&C 45:3-5. 

Today for P day, we played indoor volleyball as a zone and then we went to a Bolivian buffet.... I prefer Golden Corral! ;) I did get the package.. When I first saw the toilet paper, I questioned my parent's sanity, but then, after using the paper, I can't thank you enough. Bliss. Pure bliss.  One day this week we did splits with the zone leaders, which was great! And then we were just contacting a lot, looking for new investigators. 

I love you all!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Week 39 - 9 Months Down!

I am good, this week wasn't anything too special! But it certainly wasn't bad. Just a normal week as a Bolivian missionary! Today, we played soccer, the district, and I am a pretty good goalie, if I do say so my self. ;) Then we went to the missionary watering hole called Luigi's. And now I am here writing to you.

Katherine asked Brad the following questions:

1- what's your scripture this week and why?
2- interesting memory/story from the week?
3- Any new investigators?
4- tell me about the something you have experienced that you might not think I should know about. I promise I can handle it!

1. 2 Kings 6:16. Just whenever I feel like everyone is staring at me because I´m white, or the people in the buses are all mocking at me because I´m from Gringoland, this scripture pops to my mind. I really enjoy it. 2 Kings 6:16 - And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
2. On Thursday night, I gave 4 blessings in a row (blessings of the sick), and all of the blessings that I said, the people are alright now, so the Priesthood is real and functional, in case you forgot. ;)
3. No new investigators this week, we are primarily working with the less actives for now.
4. A clown shouted Chau Gringo and was laughing at me as he drove past me, which is kind of strange, but not to strange for where I live.
I love you guys, have a great week!