Monday, October 20, 2014
October 20th, 2014
So this week was a crazy week! We were doing exchanges with all of the district leaders the whole week. So I was hardly with my companion this week. I was working in our area for the majority of the week. But it was good because I got to see how well I know the area.
This week we found a really awesome investigator, his name is David Gutierez. He is a P.E. teacher in a elemetery school here. He was really interested in learning about the church and loves listening to us. We visited him two times last week and he said he wants to get baptized. He went to churchand then looked at me and I asked, ¨How did you like church.¨ He responded, ¨I loved it, when can you come back to my house to visit me.¨ He is super awesome!
I have been trying to study more the Bible now and the Pearl of Great Price so I can understand them more. I just finished the book of Samuel and it was really interesting. While I was reading in the book of Moses I found a scripture that I really liked and I thought to apply it to me as a new Zone leader. Its in chapter 6
Monday, October 13, 2014
October 13th, 2014
So this week was once again another busy one. We went to Juarez for a ZL training meeting. It was super good and long so we had to stay in a hotel over night. It was good though. We learned a lot about the importance of how to begin teaching and also look for the needs or problems of the people who we teach and answer with the scriptures. I really liked it! They also had us all do military styled exercises. They do that to make sure we are working out in the mornings correctly, and let me tell you it was insane. One things for sure I still don't like to run!
Another thing that we are going to start doing in the mission is we are going to visit all of the youth and teach them the lesson the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are going to do this so that the youth can obtain a testimony of Joseph Smith. President Derbez was super excited about the talk by Anderson and wanted to do something about it.
We should be having our baptism this week and we are super excited for the Sister. They just need to get married. They should be getting all of that done by Tat least.
Well I love you all and hope you have a great week.
Love Elder Thorpe
Im holding a Rooster!!!
Monday, October 6, 2014
October 6th, 2014
So I loved General Conference!!! I learned so much and was so happy that I got to see it live. I got to watch it in the stake center in Dublan. I also got to watch it in English which was awesome because the talks sound so much better when there isn't a translator. When the two 70's spoke in Spanish I went and watched them speak in Spanish.
I really enjoyed the talk by Elder Bednar. I think he is another one of my favorite speakers. I love how he teaches with such clarity and power. I like listening to his talks so I can try and teach like he does. I really liked his example of his two boys when one of them got hurt and the older brother helped the younger and how when the younger brother saw that it was something that made him feel good he desired to share that feeling with others. Obviously I liked Hollands talk and I felt like I should try and be a better desciple of Jesus Christ and help the poor and needy.
Well I am super excited for this week we have our leader meeting with Pres. Derbez. So that should be fun! Then hopefullywe are going to be having another Baptism. I am so happy with how the area is progressing right now. Before this area didn't ever baptize but now were baptizing a ton of the chosen and elect!
Well Love you all tons!!!
Love Elder Thorpe
Oh. and also this week a sister from Casas Grandes is going to Lehi I gave her your info so she can contact you. She said if you wanted to send anything for me down here she would be able to take it down without problems.
The Zone durring Conf.
The Mexico MTC bus