Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Elder Pedro: General Authority Visit, Guitar and New Investigators


Man time is just flying out here. I am at my 8th month mark so I will probably be home in no time. This was a sweet week. We had a General Authority come and visit us and gave us some training, his name is Elder Lynn G. Robbins. He talked all about studying and how we can study better it was sweet to listen to him give insights. The meeting was in Broomfield so it was good to be close to my old area I kinda miss being by the mountains for sure. We found a new investigator this week, her name is Sarah. She is from the middle of no where and lives with some less actives during the school year so that she can go to high school up here. We went to teach the less active sister and ended up teaching her she seems very promising. We used a ton of miles this last week so hopefully we will be able to make it to the end of the month. A member gave me a guitar this week so that was pretty sweet, I think elder Epps isn't too happy about that because I play it a lot. Our roommate Josh who we baptized just got the priesthood this past Sunday and he is headed down to college in Pueblo so that's pretty crazy. We are still teaching Chuck down in Deer Trail and he is getting more excited to see us come over. He keeps telling us that he wants to come to church but it still hasn't happened. He likes what we read out of the Book of Mormon though.

Img_0071 - can you find me?
Img_0059 - I look pretty natural with a bow.
Img_0060 - bow pt. 2


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Elder Pedro Letter: Sick on a Mission

Yo SO this last week was pretty lame. Elder Epps and I both got way sick along with the entire ward. I got sick first and was down for a couple of days and then when I started feeling better Elder Epps started getting way sick. We hardly left the house this last week. Its not fun at all being sick on a mission because you can't do anything but sleep. We were able to actually do stuff on Monday so we went to church and then went and visited some people. We have started a tradition with the Hicks family (he is the ward mission leader) so at least once a week we eat watermelon at lunch, and this last Sunday we ate it at his parents house who are not members so we were able to have a very good conversation with them. We both feel good now so we will be able to do more this next week. -- Elder Pedro

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


So my first transfer in Strasburg is over. Elder Epps and I will be staying here together another one too. We both are pretty sick at the moment (I think everyone is Strasburg is). This last week was a weird one, it was hard to do missionary work the last couple of days because they have had ''Strasburg Home Town Days'' so everyone and their dog was there. They had a huge parade and the had a huge BBQ we even watched a fiddle contest. Wednesday we were in Aurora all day while our truck was getting fixed It took a lot longer than we thought so we were stranded there all day. We have been teaching Scott and Sandy with not much success they like having us over but she doesn't want to read the Book of Mormon, so we turned our attention to their daughter and she seems very interested. School starts here this week it was such a fast summer, I am really looking forward for it to cool down. Oscar is doing well he is getting baptized on August 25th and as far as I know Kyle will be getting baptized too. We taught a new guy named Guy this week ha ha his girlfriend is a member and we convinced her to let him meet with us, We taught him in a Less Actives home but bro. Gunn (the less active) bore his testimony about the Book of Mormon it was awesome. We are excited for things to calm down around here so we can work hard this week. There was a family from Spanish Fork at church this last Sunday it was pretty crazy.

IMG_0050 - The Trowbridges took us Bowling!
IMG_0043 - A little girl stold my tag.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Baptism, More Investigators and a Tire Chicken Coop!

Hello, This transfer has been going by way fast, I feel like I just got to Strasburg and the transfer is over this week. We find out on Saturday whats happening for transfers. We only had one baptism this last week, Melanie said that she needs more time. Our roommate did get baptized though on Saturday. We spent most of Saturday getting everything ready for the baptism including cleaning the font. We couldn't get the font to drain all day though and we found out that the font doesn't drain water at all so we waited till an hour before the baptism to fill the font. When we went in to check on the font it had drained most of the water so we hurried up and filled it more and stopped it when the Baptismal Service started, when we moved to the baptismal font it had drained a foot of water and was super shallow, and our roommate is pretty tall. His friend who was baptizing him tried a couple of times but he wasn't getting fully submersed, so finally they had him kneel and they just laid him down. It was pretty stressful but he got baptized which is good. We found out that the maintenance guys are coming today to fix the font.

Last Monday night we taught a family who belong to the Eastern Ukrainian Catholic religion and the husband is a deacon in that church It was a pretty interesting lesson but it went well. Wednesday we had a mini Zone conference in Aurora we had only two zones there, we had a great training on planning and how important it is to plan. After the meeting Josh (our roommate) met with Elder Goesch and had his Baptismal Interview. It started pouring Wednesday Afternoon and we had a lesson with Oscar who lives in the middle of no where and who to drive about 15 miles on dirt roads, some of them were flooding and so our truck got hammered with mud. We did a service project for a lady in the ward and built a chicken coop out of tires, we would fill the tires with dirt and stack them, but it wasn't stable and they eventually fell down so we stopped building and they postponed the project until they figure out how to do it. Sunday was a great day we had the opportunity to stand in the circle when Josh was confirmed a member and also we stood in the circle for a baby blessing, which I had never done. The spirit pretty much forced me to bear my testimony too so that was cool. We went to Deer Trail and got a soft commitment for one of our investigators to be baptized so that was sweet.

IMG_0032 - Josh, Kimball and us before the baptism
IMG_0002 - Elder Epps trying to uni cycle, he crashed pretty good a few minutes after this.