Monday, September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

So this week was full of some awesome experiences. We were running all over the place trying to get things done for the Zone all week long going to the centro and then back to our area. I feel like here as a ZL its busier. I like it so I can stay more focused and not worry about how much time I have left. The days have been flying by like crazy. Anyways back to how my week went. We have been visiting a lot of investigators and we have been teaching with a lot of claridad, so a lot of the people who we have been teaching have been understanding very well and are progressing a lot. This week we also had a baptism which was cool. She's a little girl that's 10 years old.

I love all of you so much sorry I didn't have a lot of time to write this week.

Love Elder Thorpe

Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22nd, 2014


So this week flew by so fast it was nuts. I have been having such a great time in my new area. I have been learning it super fast so I can do inter changes with youth and other Elders. It's been super crazy though as a ZL. I'm talking on the phone even more with all the District leaders and I'm constantly planing and taking data. But it has been a blast.

This week was full of spiritual experiences. We have this awesome investigator her name is Melissa, she's not 100% if she wants to get baptized or not so we went and taught her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We taught about how faith leads us to act and we taught how the miracles happened with Jesus and the sick and afflicted. We explained that through their faith they were healed by the power that Jesus had and how we sometimes need to take that leap of faith and trust Jesus. Then we showed the video ¨Because of Him¨ and we talked about repentance and baptism. By the end she was crying and she was feeling the spirit so strong and she told us she would accept to be baptized this Saturday.

We also had Stake Conference this week. I really liked both the talks that Pres. Kelly Jones gave. He talked about sybolism and how we should look for things in our days symbolically and how we can apply them to the scriptures and teach from those things we find. He also talked about the importance of the temple and how we should go and do the work of our family so that we can be eternal families.

Well I love you all and miss you all!

Elder Thorpe

Bags packed and leaving LeBaron
My Halloween Costume haha JK
The Culto Verde (Family History Center)

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15th, 2014


So I have some crazy news! So turns out I did have cambios, I'm staying in Casas Grandes though. I'm going to a ward called Alemedas and President is making me a Zone Leader. I'm super nervous but I'm super excited for my companion. I have known him practically my whole mission. I know I'll probably be there for about 3 transfers at least because my companion this will be his last transfer.

I'm really sad to be leaving my area though. I have really grown to love LeBaron. It has been such an amazing area. I'm really sad to leave behind our convert Ana. She was super sad when we knew that Elder Fabian was getting changed but when she heard that we both were getting changed she lost it. I know that we will be missed.

I can't believe the time is flying by so fast. I was talking to some of the elders that have a year now in their mission and I remember meeting them when they first got to the mission. But I love it here! I was thinking about it actually last night about how much I love the latin culture. I'm so happy I came to Mexico.

Well Love you!

Elder Thorpe

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8th, 2014


So this week was super awesome we found our investigator and her family. She is super awesome and loves the church. She went about two weeks ago but then had to go to the US to do some work. But she came back and is excited to learn. We have also been working a lot with less actives and they are super awesome. Many have come back to church and are super excited to keep learning.

This week I have been studying a lot about faith and what it is and why we need it. I Iearned more about how there is a difference in knowledge and faith. Like with the demons that entered into people and when Christ approached they fell down and worshipped and said Jesus thou son of God. Well after Jesus left they continued doing what they do. And then we have the example of Peter. When Christ asked who am I that people call me, and Peter responded ¨Thou art the Christ the Son of the living God.¨ Peter left all behind and followed the Savior.

I keep learning something new each week, and I love it. I love learning and reading about the Gospel. It has been amazing these past months in the mission. I am so happy and proud of my family who have served or are serving missions.

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you all so much!

Love Elder Thorpe

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sept. 1, 2014

Hey Fam & Everyone!

So this was such an awesome week we had our baptism!!! It was such an awesome baptism our investigator Ana cried when we sang her favorite hymns.  The spirit was so strong! We also baptized two little kids as well and one of them asked me to baptize him. It was such an awesome day!!!

I absolutely love my area. I'm kind of hoping this is where I end my mission. The members are so awesome and I love that it's not super busy like Jaurez. 

Well this week I have been studying a lot about agency and how we were made to be our own agents and to act for ourselves. I really liked that I was studying that because we taught the youth Sunday school class because their teacher didn't go. We talked about how we need to follow the example of the 2000 stripling wariors and be valiant and have courage to stand strong. We also talked about how we can share the gospel through technology. It was such an awesome experience.

Well Love you all,

Love Elder Thorpe
Elder Thorpe and Ana

Kitchen in my apartment

My view each day