Thursday, December 20, 2012

New Transfer and Zone Leader


So Its been a pretty busy last couple of days. I am just now getting on the computers and I can only be on for 15 minutes before we have to leave to get to an appointment. I got transferred but I am staying in the Denver North Stake. President called me to be a Zone Leader so Ill be working in the Northridge Ysa branch. My new companion is Elder Cowley he is sweet. He's from Phoenix. We got swept into the area which never happens with Zone Leaders so its going to be pretty crazy. We spent all day Monday getting missionaries to their new areas and we happened to get a flat tire. We hung out at F.H.E and played Volleyball with all the Y.S.A's, its pretty cool to start working with people our own age now. So a little about the Stake... Its the largest stake in North America I believe with over 6000 members and has a lot of Less Actives. It covers the cities of Thornton, Commerce City, Northglen and Brighton. Its the biggest zone as far as missionaries too. We live with a family called the Carlson's who own pretty much all the land and have a lot of money.. We live in their guest house and have a basketball court and a gym plus a ping pong and pool table! Last week went well I got to go to the temple. Sunday I had a very special moment. Jose our Recent Convert asked me to give him the Priesthood so I ordained him to a priest. Well Im excited for my new area and companion and Believe this will be a good transfer.

Img_0033 - A family we were teaching
Img_0038 - some of the missionaries before we found out who was leaving.
Img_0039 - A sweet family!
Img_0042 - A schweet family!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Elder Pedro: Baptisms, Lessons and Geronimo Update


This was one of the most event filled weeks of my mission. First off, the Salazar family got baptized on Saturday. I had the privilege of baptizing the wife and the daughter it was so awesome. We had 60 people at the baptism which is pretty good. Their confirmations on Sunday were amazing too, Elder Broderick and I blessed their first sacrament too. I also taught a lot this week with members. We got 4 lessons with members present which is the most I've ever done in a week. There was a lot of stuff happening in my District to so I had to talk to President Toombs everyday last week and I met with him quite a bit. He even came to our District Meeting. He told me that I would be leaving the are. I told him that I really want to stay so we will see what happens. There is a new Senior Couple who will be serving in this ward next transfer and they will be doing Less Active work. There are 700 people on the rosters and 130 that come each week. We are still teaching Geronimo and he has finished 1 Nephi already which we were pretty surprised at. The Salazar's want us to teach their Mom too so we might start doing that. There is still a lot of good stuff happening in this area.

Img_0009- The day of the baptism!
-- Elder Pedro

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

First Baptism Interview, Success and Bowling a 229


It was a pretty good week. We went on a couple of exchanges and had a lot of fun. Last Wednesday I gave my first ever Baptismal Interview it went pretty well, she got baptized last Saturday. The Salazar family is doing good they will be getting baptized this Saturday we are pretty excited, the ward is too. The ward hasn't had a baptism in over 2 years. On Saturday we went to a baptism and I got to see the Hathaways again! This is the first week since Elder Broderick and I have been together that we haven't found any new investigators. We had Zone Conference in Aurora on Tuesday it was really good! The drive home sucked though it was the worst traffic I have ever been in. It took 2 hours to go 3-4 miles on the freeway. We went bowling last week for P-day and I bowled a 229! we are going again today so we'll so how I do. This week is completely focused on The Salazar we will be meeting with them almost every day, the husband has cancer and I gave him a blessing last week and it was amazing There were so pretty remarkable promises. I also got a super legit haircut but a sister missionary in the zone I will have to send a picture sometime.

PS - We got a flat tire on the way to the baptismal interview and were really late. ;-)